Dr Amgad Eldeib awarded STIFA’s Capacity-Building Grant to build an Energy-Storage Laboratory

Dr. Amgad Eldeib, Associate Professor at the Renewable Energy Engineering program, has been awarded STIFA’s Capacity-Building Grant to establish an Energy-Storage Laboratory. Through this grant, researchers will be able to develop energy-storage systems (ESS) lab in the University of Science and Technology at Zewail City where different types of energy-storage technologies like batteries and super-capacitors can be tested, characterized, and modeled. Also, new materials and designs for batteries and super-capacitors can be developed and tested in this lab. Finally, the lab would also be equipped with the needed systems to develop new control and integration techniques to the system through power electronic circuits. Such a lab would provide the opportunity to both academia and the industry in different fields to develop and test energy storage systems to reach the commercial product level.

About Dr. Amgad Eldeib
Amgad El-Deib’s area of expertise lie in modeling and control of renewable energy and energy storage in power systems. Dr. El-Deib received his BSc and MSc from Cairo University, Egypt in 2002 and 2005 respectively and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2010 all in electrical engineering with specialization in power systems and power electronics. From 2011 until 2013, he worked as a power system engineer with the Renewable Power Group at the consulting firm Hatch Limited in Toronto. Afterward, Dr. El-Deib joined the wind turbine manufacturer ENERCON in the Research and Development department. He got involved with different R&D projects focusing on power system integration of ENERCON’s wind power plants.
In January 2015, Dr. El-Deib returned to Cairo University in Egypt as an Assistant Professor
where he would go on to advise New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) to develop core procedures for grid integration of renewable power plants to the national grid of Egypt. Later he consulted for Orascom Construction in the engineering of the 250 MW BOO wind power plant in the Gulf of Suez. Since September 2017, Dr. El-Deib has been coordinating the electrical engineering track at the Renewable Energy Engineering Program at the University of Science and Technology at Zewail City as well as leading the development of the Smart Grid and energy storage labs. Currently he is also consulting the Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA).