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Mohamed Abokersh

PhD Programme

Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering

Research group

SUStainable Computer Aided Process Engineering

Supervisors

Dieter-Thomas Boer & Joan Manel Vallès

Bio

Mohamed Abokersh is an energy engineer with experience in modeling and optimization of Renewable Energy systems. He obtained his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering at the American University in Cairo (Egypt) in 2016. During his period in the University, he joined several research projects at the energy field with a direct connection to the industry and a close collaboration with different European foundations. In 2017 he joined the Fraunhofer ISE (Germany) as a research assistant in the Solar Thermal Façades group. During this last period, he has published several papers on the developing sustainable energy systems. Mohamed has received several awards and recognition for his work, including the AUC Award for Scholarly Excellence, Medhat Haroun Memorial Award for the Top Master Student in the School of Sciences and Engineering at AUC, and Top National Master Student Award in Engineering.

Project: Economic and environmental potential for sustainable energy efficiency systems: A Roadmap to the 2030 climate and energy EU targets

This work tends to promote energy efficiency systems using the Thermal energy storage (TES) through the development of systematic tools for optimal design and optimization. Specifically, we will investigate the combined use of mathematical programming, simulation and life cycle assessment principles for automatically generate the best design alternatives that can be implemented to achieve environmental improvements. The general objective is the development of TES systems technically and economically viable, improving energy efficiency in applications which may include case studies of industry, buildings, renewable energies or greenhouses. Models will be developed that characterize the conversion and storage of energy from of simplified base cases and integrating more complexity. These models are created on one side in specific software applications such as EnergyPlus or TRNSYS, and on the other hand in the creation of our own code using GAMS or Matlab.