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  • 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. 

Professional Experience

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.

Selected Publications