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Fadiel Ahjum

Research Officer

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Cape Town
Private Bag
7701 Rondebosch
South Africa


BSc Applied Physics (Hons1) , MSc(Eng)


Fadiel Ahjum joined the Energy Systems Analysis and Planning Group in 2013. Research interests include integrated resource assessment ( i.e. Water-Energy-Land systems modelling) utilising the TIMES modelling platform. Other activities include ongoing refinement of the ERC’s South African TIMES (SATIM) model – in particular the Transport, Fuel Supply, and Industrial subsectors (e.g. Sugar Sector). He also convenes the Group’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) energy systems modelling course. Previous employment includes research and development in precision guided munitions at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia.

Research Interests

Techno-economic-environmental systems modelling with an emphasis on: water-energy-land systems; and transport and fuel supply systems.