Dr Mostafa Mahdy, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow studying renewable energy spatial siting within the Energy and Climate Change Division, University of Southampton. He has granted his Doctoral of Philosophy in Civil Engineering. His PhD thesis assessed the offshore wind energy potential in the Middle East, using UK’s offshore wind previous projects as a knowledge base for his spatial siting methodology.  He is interested in various applications of multi criteria decision-making (MCDM) and GIS applications, especially spatial sitting problems.