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Dr. Jalaal Hayes

Delaware State University, USA


Talk Title
Recent Advances and Challenges of Alternative Energy Sources and their Storage Technologies

Talk Abstract

Since the Industrial Revolution that occurred in the United States, more sources for energy production were developed due to the increasing demand from the general public. The following sources of energy: petroleum, natural gas, coal (all known as fossil fuels) and nuclear energy were used in energy production. However, because of the finite fossil fuels (mainly petroleum and coal) in the 21st century, a major concern for future energy production needs has emerged. As a result of increasing demands for energy, the US Department of Energy (DOE) as well as other government agencies has spearheaded efforts to produce cleaner alternative ways for meeting the nation’s energy needs. Investigations in alternative energy research are designed to produce clean, efficient, and environmentally sound energy sources for use by the general public. Based on existing research and recent applications, the current keynote talk will focus on the following alternative energy sources: hydrogen energy, biodiesel fuel, and solar energy. For each alternative energy source, the talk will focus on the current advances and weakness of their properties, applications, and storage technologies.

Short Biography

In June 2015, Dr. Jalaal Hayes successfully defended his dissertation entitled, “Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies of Alkali-Metal Doped Lithium Amide-Magnesium Hydride Hydrogen Storage System” in Applied Chemistry. He was 22 years old. The degree was conferred on December 20, 2015 at Delaware State University winter commencement as he was lauded as “the youngest ever Doctoral Candidate” in the university’s 127 year history. Before attending graduate school, Dr. Hayes worked at Howard University’s Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation (BCCSO) as a 2011 Summer Intern for the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) University Research Center/ BCCSO program learning and applying the concepts of atmospheric chemistry. In Fall 2011 he began his graduate studies and worked in the Center for Hydrogen Storage Research (CHSR) which was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy. He was mentored by distinguished professor, Dr. Andrew Goudy during his tenure at Delaware State University. In a few years he assisted the CHSR to file a United States Patent #20140326920 and published four peer research articles. In 2013, he became a Carl Storm Fellow at the Gordon Research Conference in Barga, Italy where he presented research on hydrogen storage materials. In 2014, he presented additional research investigations in Manchester, United Kingdom. In March 2017, Dr. Hayes was granted his patent entitled “Rubidium-Catalyzed Alloys” (US Patent No. 9,604,847). Five months later, he then accepted an appointment as an Assistant Professor at Delaware State University. At this appointment, he currently aims to advance his personal mission on changing the world through teaching and research in alternative and renewable energy and energy education.

Talk Keywords
Alternative Energy, Hydrogen Energy, Solar Energy, Biodiesel Energy, Energy Storage, Energy Production.
Target Audience
This talk is intended for those who specialized and/ or interested in energy production and/or storage
Speaker-intro video

Dr. Jalaal A. Hayes


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