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Dr. A.Z. Hafez

Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom


Talk Title
Energy harvesting systems: Technologies, applications, designs, and simulation models | The reality and the challenges

Talk Abstract

This paper aims to show and classify the various types of energy harvesting technologies, and find out the potential pros and cons from the existing energy harvesting techniques with different applications. There are many energy-harvesting systems discussed in the review that depend on the source of energy are for example solar, human, flow, microbial, micro-algal and fuel cell, microwave, ultrasonic, wave, offshore, rainwater, thermal, hybrid, mechanical and vibration energy harvesting. The number of references analyzing in the context of the design but the research highlight the most attracted software programs and mathematical techniques that the researchers used it on their research. In addition, the review showed a wide range of different energy harvesting applications where these applications are categorized with respect to each source that will lead us to understand that there are some type of the sources are more suitable to specific applications. The storage systems also showed with respect the points of benefits and the cons where all storage systems are a real challenge till now in the energy sector because its defects on many applications and different conditions of operations. The reality and the future challenges are characterized according to the potential of applications with respect to the various energy harvesting systems.



This research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. [721493] - SMARTI ETN - SHERI Project (Sustainable Harvesting of Energy from Rail Infrastructure).

Short Biography

Ahmed is currently a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Researcher in Faculty of Engineering at University of Nottingham. Ahmed Mohamed is researching ways to harvest energy from the rail infrastructure at the United Kingdom. Ahmed worked before as a research assistant at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Renewable Energy Engineering Program and participated in Renewable Energy Systems course as a teaching assistant. He had worked before for one years as Assistant Lecturer in the Renewable Energy Group in Environmental Engineering Department at Ain Shams University, and before this for three years as Assistant Researcher in Solar Energy Department at National Research Centre. Ahmed has graduated from Fayoum University as the second of his power and machines engineering class with high honors. Ahmed has won an array of awards in the fields of energy and engineering, including "Green Talent Award 2017" from German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), “FameLab Cambridge 2018 – Finalist” from Cambridge Science Centre & University of Cambridge, "Best Research Assistant 2016" from Zewail City of Science and Technology, "Top Reviewer Award 2017, 2016, 2015" from the Elsevier and Renewable Energy Journal and the "Siemens Middle East Student Award 2014". Ahmed served as a reviewer for more than three hundreds scientific research paper in "Energy, Applied Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Energy Policy, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Cleaner Production and Computers & Operations Research" Journals at Elsevier and IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy Journal at IEEE. He participated in Egyptian Engineering Day (EED 2016 and 2017) and Intel Science & Engineering Fair (INTEL ISEF-Egypt 2013 and 2015) as a judge.

Talk Keywords
Energy; Harvesting; Technologies; Designs; Challenges.
Target Audience
Students, Post doctoral, Industry, Doctors and professors
Speaker-intro video

The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’18)