RAP Session #1 : Power Electronics Role in Future Hydrogen Systems
RAP Session #2 : Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles – Egypt Opportunities
RAP Session #1 FEB. 19, 2023 (14:00-15:15)
Power Electronics Role in Future Hydrogen Systems
Decarbonization of major energy-consuming sectors is a top priority of the 2015 Paris Agreement and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change 2022 report. Perhaps the most promising strategy for addressing this challenge is the implementation of hydrogen production technologies. These are seen to be a solution for many sectors, including so-called hard-to-abate areas in which it can be used as a feedstock or directly as a fuel. Hydrogen is the world’s cleanest energy source, with around 80 million tons currently being produced annually. Furthermore, production is expected to exceed 200 million tons by 2030, and 500 million tons by 2050, according to the Net Zero Scenario.
In this context, power electronics is expected to play an important role in terms of coping with and accelerating current and future plans for hydrogen production and utilization. Although the state-of-the-art power electronic solutions that can cope with the dynamic behaviour of different hydrogen systems, solutions with higher power density and efficiency that also offer
lower weight at lower cost will be fundamental.
Special attention should be paid to applications in which hydrogen is produced with renewable energy. The inherent fluctuations of such energy sources will also demand new electrical layouts. Control methods, together with new semiconductor materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and novel power converters may result in innovative solutions. The goal of this session is to discuss the power electronics role in the electrification of future hydrogen systems.
Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef
Title: Efficient Green Hydrogen Production with Power Electronic
Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef is an IEEE and IET Fellow. He is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and an Honorary Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He authored and co-authored more than 500 academic journals and proceedings publications, five books with more than 40,000 citations, and more than 70 Ph.D. students who graduated under his supervision. He serves as an editorial board member for many top journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Open Journal of Industrial Electronics, IET Renewable Power Generation, Journal of Power Electronics, and International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications.
Dr. Samir Mahmoud
Title: Challenges facing Hydrogen Production and Transportation
RAP Session #2 FEB. 20, 2023 (14:00-15:15)
Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles – Egypt Opportunities
RAP Session #3 FEB. 21, 2023 (14:00-15:15)
Predictive Control for Power Converters and Drives: Concept, Applications, and Trends
Jose Rodriguez (M´81-SM´94-F´10-LF´20) received the Engineer degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, in Valparaiso, Chile, in 1977 and the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany, in 1985. He has been with the Department of Electronics Engineering, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, since 1977, where he was full Professor and President. Since 2015 to 2019 he was the President of Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile. Since 2022 he is President of Universidad San Sebastian in Santiago, Chile. He has coauthored two books, several book chapters and more than 700 journal and conference papers. His main research interests include multilevel inverters, new converter topologies, control of power converters, and adjustable-speed drives. He has received a number of best paper awards from journals of the IEEE. Dr. Rodriguez is member of the Chilean Academy of Engineering. In 2014 he received the National Award of Applied Sciences and Technology from the government of Chile. In 2015 he received the Eugene Mittelmann Award from the Industrial Electronics Society of the IEEE. In years 2014 to 2021 he has been included in the list of Highly Cited Researchers published by Web of Science.
Ralph Kennel (Senior Member, IEEE) was born in Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1955. He received the Diploma and the Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) degrees from the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1979 and 1984, respectively, and the Doctoral degree honoris causa from Universitatea Stefan cel Mare, Suceava, Romania, in 2018.
Mohamed Abdelrahem was born in Assiut, Egypt, in 1985. He received the B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Assiut University, Assiut in 2007 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany, in 2020. Since 2019, he is the head of the research group ``Renewable Energy Systems'' at the Institute of High-Power Converter Systems (HLU), TUM. Since 2020, he is an Assistant Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department, Assiut University, Egypt. In 2020, Dr. Abdelrahem received Walter Gademann prize from faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, TUM, in recognition of his excellent PhD dissertation entitled ``Predictive Control and Finite-Set Observers for Variable-Speed Wind Generators''. Furthermore, he has received a number of best paper awards from high prestigious international conferences of the IEEE. Dr. Abdelrahem is recorded in the world's top 2% scientist's list by Stanford University. He is a senior member of the IEEE. His research interests include power electronics, predictive and encoderless control of variable-speed wind generators, photovoltaic energy systems, and energy storage systems