Dr. Abdelhakim HassabouScientist | Solar Energy
The research interests are focused on advancing solar energy beyond current trends for a wide range of applications in photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technologies. Particular research interests focus on thermodynamic analysis, heat and mass transfer phenomena, solar heating and cooling, district cooling, solar desalination, efficient processes, polygeneration systems, energy management and storage, waste to energy, and waste to water.
- B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, 1992.
- Diploma in Environmental Engineering Sciences, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1997.
- Master’s Degree on solar desalination, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2002.
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Technische Universität München, Germany, 2011.
Dr. Hassabou is a mechanical power engineer specialized in the field of solar and renewable energy applications as well as seawater desalination technologies for more than 20 years. He has joined QEERI in February 2012 after working 7 years at the solar research center of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, where he mentored 24 master and term studies, and was leading 5 research projects on solar applications and waste to water. Prior to his work at TUM he worked at the Strategic Research Unit (SRU) of the National Water Research Center in Egypt. His research focus at SRU was on future prospects and development of desalination technologies driven by both conventional and renewable energies and strategic planning of water resources in Egypt. In September 2012 he has been appointed as the academic program manager and associate professor of postgraduate studies in Renewable Energy Management at the Cambridge Corporate University (CCU) in Switzerland. In 2014 he has disclosed three inventions addressing sustainability challenges of the district cooling technology, Qatar 2022 stadia and accelerated deployment of solar energy in Qatar.
- Best Regular Poster Presentation Award. Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC) 2016
- Award of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt for Development of Nonconventional Water Resources in 2002.
- Achievement Award & Letter of Appreciation in 2006 form the Strategic Research Unit at the National Water Research Center in Egypt for developing the national strategic plan for water desalination and water reuse for the period 2005-2020.
- Ph.D. Scholarship in 2006 from the Middle East Desalination Research Cenetr (MEDRC), Project No. 05-AS-003.
- Hassabou A., Spinnler M., Polifke W. Technoeconomic Analysis and of Medium and Large-Scale Solar Desalination Plants Driven by Concentrated Solar Systems in the MENA Region. Mediterranean Green Energy Forum 2013, MGEF-13, Fes, Morocco, June 16-20, 2013. Energy Procedia, Elsevier, (42): 735–744, November 2013.
- Darwish M. A., Hassabou A., Shomar B. Using Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) desalting system for less environmental impacts in Qatar. Desalination Journal, Elsevier, (309): 113–124, January 2013.
- Hassabou A., Spinnler M., Polifke W. The Role of Conductive Packing in Direct Contact Regenerators Within Humidification-Dehumidification Cycle –Part I: Theoretical Analysis. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology (IJMET), 5 (12): 126-138, December 2014.
- Hassabou A., Spinnler M., Polifke W. The Role of Conductive Packing in Direct Contact Regenerators Within Humidification-Dehumidification Cycle –Part II: Experimental Analysis. International Journal of Advanced Research in Engineering and Technology (IJARET), 5 (12): 97-106, December (2014).