Djamal is currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST), Loughborough, UK. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Thermal Engineering at Abu Bekr Belkaid University and Master of Science degree in Energy Engineering from the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences. Currently, he is at the final stage of PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Prior to joining Loughborough University, Djamal worked as an Industrial Energy Engineer at MORKS REID, where he helped organizations develop mechanical-based solutions and feasibility assessments for Renewable Energy systems. Benhadji has also taught at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, where his work included courses in Mechanical Design, Fluid dynamics, and Engineering software.
During his PhD degree, Djamal worked on thermal optimization of natural convection inside solar distillation systems. He is currently working on the development of performant direct-contact thermal energy storage system as well as modelling heat loss due to natural convection.