Department Seminar: Towards Resilient Energy and Transportation Infrastructures 10/31 11:30-12:30

Professor Hossam A. Gabbar (University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT))

Towards Resilient Energy and Transportation Infrastructures

Date: Wednesday October 31st 11:30am – 12:30pm

Location: LAS 3033

Lunch will be provided.


This talk will present recent research and state-of-the-art technologies of resilient energy systems for residential, commercial, and transportation infrastructures. Advances in planning, control and protection of interconnected micro energy grids and their deployment with energy conservation strategies towards smart cities and sustainable communities. The talk will include gas-power systems, plasma-based waste-to-energy solutions, and integrated energy storage with renewable energy technologies of flywheel and battery systems. Opportunities will be discussed for profitable deployment projects and implementations in Durham Region, Ontario, Canada, and worldwide.

 Speaker Bio:

Dr. Gabbar is a Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has established both the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL) and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab (APEL). He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, safety and control systems, advanced plasma systems and their applications on nuclear, clean energy and production systems. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree with first class of honor from Alexandria University (Egypt). He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan). He joined Tokyo Institute of Technology and Okayama University (Japan) as an Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He has more than 220 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers. He is participated in world-known conferences and delivered plenary talks on number of scientific events and invitations to international universities. He has supervised and hosted undergraduate, graduate, postdocs, visiting researchers and scholars from different countries. He participated and led several large scale national and international projects related to smart energy grids, intelligent control systems and safety design and operation synthesis and optimization of energy systems, clean energy systems, waste-to-energy, transportation electrification, hybrid energy storage, micro energy grids, and integrated gas-power grids. He is the founding general chair of the annual IEEE Smart Energy Grid Engineering Conference, Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), and voting member in CSA – Canadian Standard Association. He is editor-in-chief, editorial board in number of reputed journals.