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Speaker Ridha BEN CHEIKH

Ridha BEN CHEIKH

Professor based at the Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tunis (ENIT) and has a research focus on materials science, energy conversion from biomass, organic waste treatment by biomethanization, and the development and characterization of biodegradable composites. His h-index is 18 with 2682 citations (2019-2023).

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Speaker ATIF IQBAL

ATIF IQBAL

(Fellow IEEE (USA), Fellow IET (UK), Fellow IE (India)) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh, India, in 1991 and 1996, respectively, and Ph.D. degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, U.K., in 2006. He received D.Sc. degree (Habilitation) in control, informatics, and electrical engineering from the Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Poland in 2019. He is a Full Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar, and a former Full Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, AMU, Aligarh, India. Dr. Iqbal has been listed in top 2% highly cited scientists of the world (Stanford University, USA) since 2019. He has published widely in international journals and conferences on his research findings related to power electronics, variable speed drives, e-mobility, smart grid, complex energy transition, micro and nano grids and renewable energy sources. He has authored or coauthored more than 570 research articles, 8 patents, and four books and several chapters in edited books. He has supervised several large research and development projects worth several million USD. He has supervised 21 PhD He was also a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Merit Award for year 2014–2015 and the Research Excellence Awards at Qatar University, in 2015, and 2022. He has received Research Excellence Award from the College of Engineering, Qatar University in 2019. He has received several best research papers awards in top International Conferences. He is serving as the Vice-Chair of the IEEE Qatar Section. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics and Senior Editor IEEE Access. Linkdin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/atif-iqbal-3a2a15110/

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Speaker Sven SCHUPPENER

Sven SCHUPPENER

Sven Schuppener is an Associate Expert at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). As part of the Global Programme for Clean Hydrogen in Industry, he advises member states on hydrogen policy, market development and the industrial application of hydrogen.

Prior to his time at UNIDO, he worked at GIZ in Tunisia, Cameroon and Togo on topics pertaining to climate mitigation, renewable energy and green hydrogen.

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Speaker Rachid BENNACER

Rachid BENNACER

Prof. Dr. Ing. Rachid BENNACER: is an Engineer in Mechanical field (1989), and he got his PhD thesis at Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris 6) in 1993. He worked as lecturer in the University Paris XI (1993/94), became an associate professor at Cergy Pontoise University in 1994 and full Professor in 2008. He moved as senior Professor to the prestigious school Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris-Saclay) since 2010. He becomes in 2017 an Exceptional National Class Professor. He is also adjunced professor at Tianjin Uni. Of comm. (China) and UMB Univ. He assumed several responsibilities, director of the LEEVAM research team (2003-2007), Licence degrees (2008-2010), Aggregation title (2010-2011), Master research degree (2011 2013), Transfer and Environmental Research Unit (CNRS LMT-Lab) (since July 2012), dean of Civil/Environmental department (Oct. 2012/Sep. 2016) and since 2019 Coordinate International Affairs Related to Ph.D Univ. Paris-Saclay. His present research activity is within the LMPS laboratory. His Research field covers wide spectrum and several domains. It covers the building material for energy applications or on durability aspect, renewable and energy system. The expertise covers the direct numerical simulation including CFD coupling on multi-scales. The previous approach is consolidated by analytical or reduction approach in order to identify the instabilities and global behavior bifurcation and similarity controlling parameters in multiphysics situations. He published around 10 book chapters and more than 250 referenced international journals (Rank A).

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Speaker Ryadh BOUDJEMADI

Ryadh BOUDJEMADI

Former executive with over 30 years’ experience in the energy sector in Africa, the Middle East and continental Europe, covering financial, engineering and investment aspects. Expert in energy infrastructure projects and new businesses including electric mobility, Smart Energy and green/blue hydrogen. Founder of ICOSIUM Energy, a company specialising in the development of energy projects across the entire value chain, focusing primarily on Africa and the Middle East. Currently in charge of the Nature, Climate and Energy programme at UNDP Algeria. PhD in energy and an engineering degree from the Algiers and Paris Polytechnics School, as well as a management degree from Chicago/INSEAD.