Senior Lecturer, Coventry University, UK
Dr. Mansour Al Qubeissi
Dr. Mansour Al Qubeissi, Senior Lecturer, Coventry University, UK
Presentation Title: The heating and evaporation of fuels: predictions and applications
Bio: Dr Al Qubeissi (PhD in Engineering from the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories, University of Brighton in 2015, DPhil in Engineering from the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre, Sussex University in 2012, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education from Coventry University in 2016) is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a member of the Universities Internal Combustion Engine Group (UnICEG), a Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG) – Society of Mechanical Engineering (ISME), and a UK Chartered Engineer (CEng MIMechE). After long term experience in industry, research, and academia, his findings have been disseminated through above 80 research outputs (please visit the link for details https://cumahara.coventry.ac.uk/user/view.php?id=39492). Dr Al Qubeissi has been involved in project supervisions of above 70 UG/PG students, including 4 PhD students.
Assistant Professor, KFUPM, KSA
Dr. Medhat Nemitallah
Dr. Medhat Nemitallah, Assistant Professor, KFUPM, KSA
Presentation Title: Oxy-fuel combustion for clean energy applications
Bio: Medhat A. Nemitallah an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum, and Minerals (KFUPM). He received his B.Sc. 2006 and M.Sc. 2009 degrees from Alexandria University, and Ph.D. on common project and supervision between Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and KFUPM in 2013. He joined the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy (CCWCE) at MIT for two years as a Post-Doctor starting from September 2013 up to August 2015. His research covers computational and experimental engineering with application to turbulence and combustion, multiphase flow, and clean energy technologies with focus on CO2 capture, renewable energy and alternative fuels. His research has made fundamental contributions to multiscale simulations, thermochemistry, combustion dynamics, and energy systems. He supervised a number of M.Sc. Ph.D. students; published about 100 publications including issued patents, books, ISI journal papers, and conference papers; and consulted for the energy industry. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME), the Combustion Institute (CI), and the American Chemical Society (ACS). His research is linked with international institutions including MIT, Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), University of Guelph, Cairo University, etc.
Dr. of Technology from Helsinki University of Technology
Prof. Yehia ElMahgary
Prof. Yehia ElMahgary
Yehia ElMahgary has got his B. Sc. (Eng.) From Alexandria University, his Licentiate of
Technology and Dr. of Technology from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto
University)) on Environmental Management of Energy Systems. He worked for 7 years as Research Scientist in Imatra Power Co. (now Fortum Oy), Finland and for 25 years as
Senior/Principal Scientist, and Adviser in the Technical Research Centre of Finland on Energy and Environment Projects. He also worked in UN ESCAP as OiC of Renewable Energy, in UNEP as Chief of Energy Section and in Vanuatu and Guyana as CTA. In the course of the last 15 years he managed/coordinated several multi- and bilateral international projects funded by the Government of Finland, EC and UN. These were GHG Abatement Case Study on Egypt, Establishment of UNESCO Chair on Energy and Environment in Alex Univ, Pollution Abatement Project (EPAP I) at the MoE of Egypt, Regional Industry Pollution & CO2 Abatement Project (RIPECAP I & II) in Arab Countries and lately Feasibility Study on Transferring NBC into an EcoCity. He also worked as Adviser to the President of E-JUST on Energy and Environment. He is currently working as International Senior Adviser on Energy and Environment in the 10YFP project of “Sustainability Assessment of Nabta Smart Town (NST) and Actions for Improvement”.
Prof. Dr. Ali El-Nashar
Prof. Dr. Ali El-Nashar
Ali El-Nashar obtained his B.Sc. (Eng.) with Honor from Alexandria University and his Ph.D. from University of London in Nuclear engineering. He worked as Assistant/Asociate Professor in Lanchester Polytechnic, UK, Clemson University, USA, Professor at Mansoura University and Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Manager of Desalination and Cogeneration Analysis Section at Water and Electricity Department, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Prof. Wael Ahmed
Prof. Wael Ahmed
“Role of Multiphase Flow Analysis in Improving Energy, Water and Food Systems”
Prof. Wael Ahmed is a full professor at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is also the Associate Director for Research and External Partnership at the School of Engineering since 2017. He is working in the thermofluids area with particular interest in multiphase flow analysis of energy, water and food systems. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2005. He has four years of industrial experience with Atomic of Energy of Canada Ltd. (AECL), and Nuclear Safety Solution (AMEC-NSS) providing technical consultation to several Canadian power generation plants (OPG, Hydro-Quebec, Bruce Power) in the area of multiphase flow and flow accelerated corrosion.
He is an expert in designing multiphase flow systems. His designs were primarily used in nuclear applications, oil and gas industry and recently in the food industry. He is also the founder and CTO of FloNergia Inc. which is commercializing both multiphase flow pumps and two-phase flow sensors for energy and food applications.
Dr. Ahmed is the author of two books in the area of flow accelerated corrosion, pumping machinery and multiphase flow, more than 80 articles appeared in reputable international journals and in conference proceedings, and more than 9 inventions.
Senior Lecturer in Low Carbon Energy Systems
Dr Kumar Patchigolla
Senior Lecturer in Low Carbon Energy Systems
Centre for Thermal Energy Systems and Materials
Dr Kumar Patchigolla is currently a Senior Lecturer in Low Carbon Energy Systems, with in the Energy and Power theme. He is also the H & S co-ordinator for the Energy and Power theme and completed the National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) general certification in 2012.
Kumar’s research interests are in the science surrounding the wide range of application areas for cost-effective and reliable energy systems to balance renewables and other low carbon technologies, to address the carbon targets, and to help improve the energy efficiency of dispatchable power plants. He performs experimental, theoretical and thermodynamics research into many aspects of energy systems, as a key member of the PACT facilities operation at Cranfield. PI of the CO2LIQUID project on CO2 shipping-compression, liquefaction and dehydration. More recently he has been applying his knowledge in solar based renewables through H2020 project (WASCOP), in particularly developing an emerging technologies for the reduced use of the water needed to cool the power block for different operating conditions depending on geographical location, climate conditions and access to water.
Prof. M. Abdoulaye SENE
Chairman of national preparatory committee for the organization of the 9th World Water Forum, “Dakar 2021”, since April 2017.
Chairman of the Board of SOGEM / OMVS (International Organization for the Development of the Senegal River), from May 2013 to July 2017.
Founding President of the International Think-Tank Global Local Forum (since July 2009), Member of the Board of ARGA (Alliance for Rebuilding Governance in Africa).
Member of the Parliament and Chairman of the Committee on Development of the National Assembly of the Republic of Senegal, (June 2007 to June 2012).
President of the Regional Council of Fatick, Senegal (June 2002 to April 2009).
Special Adviser of the Minister of Mines, Energy and Hydraulics of Senegal (2001-2002).
International consultant for UNICEF (2000-2001).
Inter-ministerial Delegate, Head of the « Fossil Valleys Study and Development Mission » (1994 to 2000).
National Director of Hydraulics and Rural Engineering (1984 to 1994).
Lecturer at Polytechnic School of Thies, Sénégal, (1982-1986).
Civil Engineer (1978).
Master in Engineering in Hydraulic and water resources (1982).
Expert, and international consultant, in Hydraulics, climate change, Decentralization, Governance and local development.
Veronika Wittmann works as an Associate Professor for Global
Studies at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History at
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.
She was enrolled in the PhD Programme of the Austrian Academy
of Science 2000-2001 and was a Junior Visiting Fellow at the
Institut for Human Sciences in Vienna 2000-2001. She also worked
at the United Nations (UNDP) in Ecuador in 2002. She has
undertaken several field research works in Sub-Saharan Africa, e.g.
Zimbabwe 1997 and South Africa 1999-2000. She received her
venia legendi for Sociology at Johannes Kepler University Linz in
Her research areas include World Society and Globalization,
Gender and Development Studies (focus on Sub-Saharan Africa).
Prof.Dr. Essam E. Khalil
B.S. (1971) and MS. (1973) Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, and DIC (1976) and PhD
(1977) from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London University, UK. Currently
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University since June 1988. Over 46 years of
experience in design and simulation of combustion chambers for terrestrial and aerospace
applications. Published 13 books in English and over 900 papers in journals and conference
proceedings on combustion, energy and indoor air quality control. Developed and delivered
advanced courses in heat transfer, gas turbine combustion and terrestrial energy.
Fellow ASME, Fellow ASHRAE, and Fellow AIAA,
ASME George Westinghouse Gold Award recipient 2009.
ASME Harry Potter Gold Award recipient, 2012.
Director at Large ASHRAE, USA
Prof.Khalil is convenor of ISO TC205 WG2: Design of Energy Efficient Built Environment.
Convenor of ISO TC163 WG4 Holistic approach to Energy Performance of Buildings.
Member of CEN TC371 WG1.
Chair of Egyptian and Arab HVAC Code Committee
Chair of Egyptian Ventilation Code Committee
Chairman of Egyptian Indoor Air Quality Code Committee.
Member of Egyptian Smart Cities Code Committee
Dr. Nidal SALIM
Director General (GIWEH)
Global Institute for Water Environment and Health
- Founder and Director General of Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH)
- Steering Board member of the Swiss Water Partnership (SWP)
- Board of Governance of Asia Water Council (AWC)
- Committee member at the citizen commission for the 8th World Water Forum- Brazil 2018.
Dr. Nidal Salim, a Swiss citizen, was born in 1968. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Applied Geophysics from Damascus University (1993), his master’s degree in Groundwater Hydrology from UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands (1998), and his doctoral degree in the Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in the Water Cycle from the University of Geneva, Switzerland (2006).
In 2007, Nidal Salim founded the Global Institute for Water, Environment and Health (GIWEH). GIWEH was formed in recognition of the need for a new, broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to water, in order to respond to the recent tremendous increase in threats to environmental safety.
Before forming GIWEH, Nidal was involved in collaborations with different research institutes, universities, and international organizations—such as the Middle East Peace Process, Water Working Group, EXACT, World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), and many others. Prior to joining the University of Geneva in September 2002, he worked as a Director General at the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), which involved many separate hydrological projects at local and regional scales. Nidal has an extensive bibliography of publications and participates actively in international conferences and workshops.
Univ.-Prof. for Sustainable Energetics, Tallinn University of Technology, FH-Prof. Eco-Energy Technology, UA Univ. of Applied Sciences, Campus Wels, Chief Scientist crystalsol GmbH, Vienna, Austria ans crystalsol OÜ, Tallinn Estonia Dipl-Chem. and Dr. rer nat. Univ. Hamburg, Germany, Dr.h.c. Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Main research activities: photoelectrochemistry, photovoltaics, materials research and development Published more than 170 papers in refereed scientific journals and books, about 150 additional papers in proceedings volumes, about 300 lectures and posters, editor/co-editor of 2 books, Inventor on more than 150 patents belonging to 37 patent families.
Developed 2 University curricula (“Eco-energy engineering” in Wels, Austria and “Sustainable Energetics”, Int. Master course of both Estonian Universities, Tartu University and Tallinn University of Technology), taught in Univ. of Hamburg, Germany, Osaka University, Japan, University Buenos Aires, Argentina, Technion Haifa, Israel, Linz University, Austria, and Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia.
Initiator, founder and co-founder of 5 University spin-out companies (AQR (consulting), Wels, Austria (2001), ALPPS Fuel Cell Systems GmbH (fuel cells), Graz, Austria (2001), Solar Surface (Selective Absorbers), Linz, Austria (2006), crystalsol OÜ (PV solar cell powders), Tallinn, Estonia (2008), crystalsol GmbH (PV modules), Vienna, Austria (2009)).
Dr. rer. nat. Harald Hoppe
Associate Professor (Privatdozent) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany
Harald Hoppe obtained a diploma degree in Physics at the University of Konstanz (Germany) in 2000. He conducted his first scientific studies in Polymer Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Materials and Interfaces (Rehovot, Israel) under the supervision of Prof. Jacob Klein and Prof. Günter Schatz (University of Konstanz). He completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry by revealing the nanoscale morphology present within polymer-fullerene bulk heterojunction solar cells and its implications on device properties in 2004 under the supervision of Prof. N. Serdar Sariciftci at the Johannes Kepler University of Linz at the Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells (Linz, Austria). He returned to Germany in 2005, by starting a research group on Polymer Solar Cells at the Technische Universität Ilmenau and completed his habilitation (Technical Physics – Physical Chemistry) in early 2015. Harald Hoppe recently joined the “Center for Energy and Environmental Chemistry Jena” (CEEC Jena) under the chairman Prof. Dr. Ulrich S. Schubert at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, thereby merging competences in organic photovoltaics and organic batteries, where he is currently leading a research group as a research associate.
During the last years he has conducted fundamental and applied research in the field of Organic Semiconductors and Photovoltaics. His expertise covers fundamental structure-property-relations with respect to solution processed organic semiconductors, upscaling of polymer solar cells to modules, modelling of solar cells and modules in device simulations as well as their investigation concerning degradation phenomena and their constructive stabilization for improved operational lifetimes. Another major focus is on the application of imaging-based advanced qualitative and quantitative characterization of photovoltaic devices, thus fostering efforts for commercialization of Organic Solar Cells. He has supervised ~20 undergraduate, and about 10 PhD-students. Harald Hoppe has published over 130 peer reviewed papers and more than 5 book chapters.