Prof. Hossam GaberFaculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Ontario Tech University, Canada
Speech Title: Interconnected Micro Energy Grids for Resilient Energy-Water-Transportation Infrastructures in Smart Cities
Abstract: This talk will present research planning, design and control strategies of energy-water-transportation infrastructures to support smart cities and communities using interconnected micro energy grids. The talk will cover design and control aspects of interconnected micro energy grids as well as resiliency and performance measures to achieve energy-water-transportation networks and interconnections among them. With the recent pandemic challenges, it is important to study possible coupling measures among these networks and possible performance dependencies. The talk will also discuss smaller units such as micro energy grids to handle these coupling and discuss design and operation requirements to achieve high performance for all individual networks. Planning strategies will be discussed to ensure highest overall performance, reduced risks, and minimum gaps with user requirements and demands. The talk will discuss possible data centers and operation scenarios in normal and emergency situations within smart cities and connected communities.
Biography: Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has established both the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL), Smart Energy Systems Lab, and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, energy safety and control systems, and waste to energy using advanced plasma technologies. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1988 with first class of honor from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan). From 2001 till 2004, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), as a research associate. From 2004 till 2008, he joined Okayama University (Japan) as an Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He also worked as process control, safety, and automation specialist in energy and oil & gas industries. Dr. Gabbar has more than 230 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers.