Shaikat is an expert in battery design, solar cell design and integration, and energy market analysis. Currently working towards a PhD in energy storage at the University of Queensland (UQ), he has a background in electrical engineering, materials chemistry, and commercial applications of technology, including 10 years of practical experience in energy storage, solar system design and integration, gas turbine and engine power stations, energy saving smart buildings, and energy market analysis.
The diversity of his experience and ability to complete projects from their inception to handover is one of Shaikat's major strengths. For example, in the past 10 years, he has worked on seven projects in three countries, started four design projects from scratch, and successfully finished all projects. He is strongly committed to health and safety in the workplace, having worked in power stations and grid substations for five years.
His multidisciplinary background of engineering and sciences includes a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in electrical and electronic engineering and Master of Engineering Science in electrical engineering and materials science.
In 2019, Shaikat was awarded the prestigious UQ Global Change Scholarship, which recognises the top 30 graduate researchers from all faculties in an academic year at the university.
Shaikat is currently contributing to a methane pyrolysis project, where he is characterising the graphite product and is assessing its suitability for use in battery manufacture.