French Environment and Energy Management Agency ADEME
Economist with more than 30 years of experience on energy demand analysis and energy efficiency policies evaluation, at ADEME D. Bosseboeuf is in charge of international studies, coordinating several international projects on energy efficiency indicators such as ODYSSEE-MURE for the European Commission and Med-Ind for MEDENER. He has applied the EE indicators methodology in more than 60 countries. He is general secretary of the WEC energy efficiency policy network, French delegate at the EED CA, EEWP/IEA, and EED committee, convenor for ISO 257 on energy saving calculation. He has been in the French delegation on climate change for 10 years. He is ECREEE board member. He is lecturer in five universities and IFDD and has published more than 30 articles on energy efficiency evaluation and published several books. He is graduated from Paris University and got a PHD in Energy Economics in Grenoble University.
Specialist in EE in buildings and regulation framework in the Mediterranean, T. Meraud is an international expert who has been involved in numerous partnerships and projects in the region. With 35 years' experience on energy efficiency, he handles topics such as energy and environment planning, strategic studies and capacity building. From 2012 to 2014, he was project manager of a twinning program with Morocco (ADEME/BMWi-AMEE (ex-ADEREE)). Since 2007, he is working at the International affairs division of ADEME.
Socio-economist and policy framework analyst, A. Tsitsikalis is a graduate at the Institute of the Political Studies (IEP) of Paris and titular of a Master degree of “Industrial development and project evaluation” (IEDES-Sorbonne-Paris). She has been working for 12 years for an international NGO, the GRET, both on the field (Mauritania (2006-2009) and Cambodia (2015-2017)) and at the headquarters, undertaking several missions on water, sanitation and solid waste management projects in several low-income countries in Africa and Asia. Since 2018, she has been working at the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME), and is responsible for regional cooperation in Mediterranean and African countries. Her skills are particularly focused on economic development, environmental issues and access to basic services in urban and semi-urban areas (water, sanitation, solid waste management). Her fields of expertise are related to governance issues and policy implementation on environment related topics (governance, economic management, capacity building, transverse studies and diagnosis).
Portuguese Energy Agency ADENE
At ADENE, M. Alves provides strategic and technical advice in national and international projects on Energy Efficiency, particularly concerning the Industrial and Mobility sector. She has more than six years of experience in the field of Energy Policy, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, Strategies for Climate Change at corporate and domestic level as well as in Carbon Markets in countries such as Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Morocco and Angola.
R. Bernardo graduated in Civil Engineering from the Higher Institute of Engineering of Lisbon in 2007 and in 2013 obtained a Ph.D. in solar energy technologies - photovoltaic, thermal and hybrid solar energy (PVT) – from Lund University (Sweden). There, he was also responsible for two solar energy courses and led several research projects in the field of solar energy and energy efficiency in buildings. In the same period, he worked in consulting and founded a small company thanks to the results obtained from the researches he had been conducting, which resulted in the registration of a patent. Since January 2018, he has been working at ADENE as coordinator of a new department, ADENE Research. This department aims at being a landmark for innovation, research and development in the energy and water efficiency areas and in the wider context of energy transition.
J. Cunha holds a Master in Electrical and Computer Science Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon and a Postgraduate in Sustainable Energy Systems from the MIT Portugal. Currently, he is Coordinator of the Energy Observatory, responsible for the implementation and development of the online platform and for the management and communication activities associated with the Energy Observatory. Previously, he has been working as advisor in the areas of Energy Planning and Security of Supply, designing, implementing and monitoring of public policies in the energy area (eg National Renewable Energy Action Plan and National Energy Efficiency Plan of Action, and others), while also supporting activities in the Energy Efficiency Fund.
R. Fragoso graduated in Civil Engineering at IST (1998-2002) and obtained a post graduate degree in Planning and Sustainable Construction from the Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa in 2005 as well as one in Building Acoustics from the Faculty of Engineering of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in 2009. Since 2008, he has been an Energy Expert of the National Energy Performance Certification System. Working in ADENE since 2010, until 2012 he has been an Energy Performance Certification (EPC) System Quality Assessment Auditor, mainly dealing with the monitoring and supervision of the system as well as with the implementation and monitoring of a dedicated software for the verification of calculation methods. Currently, he is Head of the Buildings Department and manager of the Buildings Energy Certification System. He has also been coordinating ADENE’s participation in several European and International projects (IEE – CA-EPBD, IEE – Resquest2Action, IEA EBC – Annex 56, etc.), and he has served as EnR Buildings Working Group Chair.
I. Mendes graduated in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon. Currently working at ADENE´s Institutional and International Relations Department, she deals mainly with energy efficiency projects in cooperation with National and European energy agencies. Inês has also experience working in the services sector, namely in the maintenance of technical installations for the industry and tertiary sectors.
L. Silva graduated in Mining Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, where he also obtained his postgraduate degree in Energy Policy, Planning and Economics and Business Management. He joined ADENE in 1992 and is currently Head of the Institutional and International Affairs Department, where he takes care of all the activities related to European and national projects, aiming at promoting energy efficiency and best practices. Luís has experience working in various projects on dissemination, outreach and network management activities (e.g., OPET), as well as initiatives aimed at implementing the Portuguese NEEAP, including programmes to increase the use of solar thermal systems in buildings (IP-AQSpP, MST 2009) and to improve energy efficiency in the public administration sector (Eco.AP). Luís is also ADENE’s representative for the European (EnR) and Mediterranean (MEDENER) networks of national energy agencies as well as member of management bodies of many Portuguese local and regional energy agencies, on behalf of ADENE.
S. Spencer has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector. He holds a degree in Physical Engineering from the University of San Francisco (California) and a postgraduate degree in Corrosion Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester. He was responsible for the coordination of EU financed studies on Energy transition in Sahel. Member of the Advisory Board of the Heat Roadmap Europe project, he was the project manager of the program “Solar water heating for Portugal” and provided more than 4000 hours of training to solar thermal systems installers. Mr Spencer also developed projects for heating and water heating in public pools, hotels, schools and foster homes, and established a method for pos-occupational evaluation of thermal systems on service buildings. He has and has worked intensively in the areas of energy management, energy efficiency and renewable energy as member of ADENE and is member of the working group for “Service Buildings” of the National Strategy for Ecological Public Purchases (ENCPE).
Lebanese Energy Management and Environment Association ALMEE
S. Chéhab is the President of the Lebanese Energy Management and Environment Association (ALMEE). He also teaches Energy Performance of Buildings and Renewable Energies at the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs of Beirut – Saint-Joseph University. Mr Chehab holds a degree in Engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs of Beirut – Saint-Joseph University and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the Arts et Métiers ParisTech in Paris, France. In addition, he obtained a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economics and Energy Planning from the Institut d’Economie et de Politique de l’Energie in Grenoble, France.
A. Mourtada has 25 years’ experience as international expert in energy and climate change. He holds a degree in Building Sciences and completed two PhDs in Energetic and energy conversion in France. He is Director of Research in the field of RE & EE at the Lebanese University and Member of the Board of Directors of MEDENER and of the Lebanese Association for Energy Saving and for Environment (ALMEE), as well as of other energy associations such as the Lebanese Green Buildings Council (LGBC). He developed EE Building codes and green building rating systems for several countries (Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ivory Coast, etc.) and he carried out several market assessments to evaluate the potential of EE & RE projects and to better understand the barriers that have so far hindered the growth of RE, EE and environmental investments. Mr Mourtada has been participating in more than 50 international and ENPI CBC projects and he has published more than 100 articles in peer journals and symposia proceedings in the field of EE, RE, and prospective studies.
R. Najjar works as key expert for the EU-funded project “Production of biodiesel from Algae in selected Mediterranean Countries – MED-ALGAE, ENPI”. Having previously worked on research development in the RE field for many projects between CEA-France and international partners, she currently takes care of the maintenance of the partnerships between ALMEE and international institutions, such as IMEDER and MEDENER. In her experience, Dr Najjar has organized several trainings on EE and RE for the public and private sector; in addition, she created a network in the frame of the MED-ALGAE project, aiming at reviewing the RE and EE institutional frameworks in Southern Mediterranean countries.
Tunisian National Agency for Energy Management ANME
Hélène Ben Khemis
H. Ben Khemis is a Chief Engineer, graduated from the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas. She began her professional career in Tunisia in 1997 at the National Secretariat for Scientific Research. In 2003, she joined the Department of Renewable Energies at ANME as coordinator of Federated Research Projects. Since then, she has been responsible for managing R&I projects in the field of renewable energies, cooperation projects for the FP7, H2020 and ENPI programs, as well as cooperation programs with GIZ.
S. Ksouri is an energy engineer specialized in thermal energy. He is Head of Solar Thermal Department at ANME, where he has been working for more than eleven years. He has a strong experience in RE projects and mainly in technical feasibility, procedural, financial evaluation and execution of projects. He was involved in many multilateral and bilateral cooperation project as technical expert (among others, MEDDESIRE, DASTII, PROSOL).
He achieved many training sessions on solar thermal application and participated in the animation of national and international conferences on solar energy. In 2016, Mr. Ksouri has contributed to the implementation of the energy management system according to the requirements of ISO 50001: 2011 in national industrial plants.
Greek Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving CRES
A. Botzios-Valaskakis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering. He has 18 years of experience in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy. He is currently working at CRES and his range of expertise includes providing technical support to public authorities for the development of sustainable energy policies; implementing energy audits; monitoring and verifying energy performance of energy efficiency projects; conducting techno-economic feasibility studies for the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects; developing Energy Performance Contracts (EPC); carrying on dynamic energy modelling and assessment of buildings; and implementing techno-economic feasibility studies and Environmental Impact Assessment Studies of Renewable Energy Power Plants.
M. Damasiotis holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector. Since 1994 he has been working for CRES, where he participated as senior expert or project manager in more than 60 national/ international projects in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since 2007, he has been the Head of Development Project Applications Department and since 2015 the Director of the Development Programmes Division of CRES, managing multinational scientific teams in the fields of technology analysis, energy systems analysis and planning, market studies, research and training, awareness raising, innovative policy and financing mechanisms, approximation of legislations, business and financing issues of RES and EE sector. His professional experience geographically expands also to South East Europe, Black Sea Countries and the Mediterranean. He is member of the Board of Directors of MEDENER.
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development ENEA
A. Federici has been a researcher at ENEA since 2007. Currently, he is the Head of the Monitoring Laboratory of energy efficiency policies at ENEA’s Department for Energy Efficiency. Since 2016, he has been the coordinator of ENEA’s working group dealing with the Italian National Energy Efficiency Action Plans and the Annual Reports to the European Commission, and providing support to the Ministry of Economic Development in the revision process of EE Directives. He is the project leader of the ENEA’s Energy Efficiency Annual Reports and Tax Deduction Scheme Annual Report. He is the Italian delegate in the Energy Efficiency Working Party of the International Energy Agency (IEA), in the Executive Committee of the International Partnership for the Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), and in the Implementation Working Group for Energy Efficiency in Industry (IWG6) of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan).
Simona De Iuliis
S. De Iuliis is a physics-electronic engineer, who has been working at ENEA as renewable energy expert and scientific researcher on solar energy technologies since 2009. Her primary role is to support the Department of Energy Technologies and the Technical Divisions to developing strategies and innovative technologies. She is an expert in transferring of knowledge and capacity building and a lecturer for training courses and masters on solar energy. She has been working in more than 20 EU-funded projects and is currently responsible of two of them related to solar energy.
She is the technical-scientific representative of the Energy Technologies Department for solar thermal technologies, and ENEA's representative in the Steering Committee of the Joint Programme on Concentrated Solar Power of the European Energy Research Alliance, and in the European Solar Thermal Electricity Association. Furthermore, she is member of the ENEA task force for development cooperation, the Technical Committee of RES4MED-RES4AFRICA association, and of the Task Force for the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan. She is the Italian representative within the SET Plan Implementation Working Group on CSP and the Italian delegate for IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology and for IEA Renewable Energy Working Party.
Spanish E.P.E. Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy IDAE
Carlos García Barquero
C. García Barquero is a Senior Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, specialized in aircraft, propulsion engines and advanced fuels. In 1981, he started his career in a pioneer engineering consultancy dealing with wind energy and manufacturing of wind turbines connected to the grid. Later, he joined the Projects Division of Construcciones Aeronáuticas S.A. (CASA), where he worked as project manager on aero-elasticity and dynamic loads of the Casa/Nurtanio-235 and Euro-fighter aircraft. In 1988, he began his career at IDAE, where he was first responsible for the Transportation and Sectoral Agreements Unit. In 1991, he was appointed as Head of the Studies Department of the Institute, a new department for the development of statistics, studies and reports in the field of EE technologies, RE and sustainable transport. He also started to act as Spanish representative in several working groups of the European Commission, the International Energy Agency and other international organizations. In 2008, he joined as national expert the DG Transport and Energy of the European Commission, where he worked for four years on the establishment of directives and policies on clean and efficient technologies as well as on alternative fuels for the urban transport environment. In 2012, he rejoined the IDAE as Head of the Planning and Studies Department, where, at present, he is coordinating the support activities of IDAE to the Ministry of Ecological Transition in the field of statistics and energy planning, including the most recent NECP-2030 of Spain. Currently, he is also managing pilot projects and market studies on energy consumption as well as on efficient and clean technologies in the main end-use sectors.
M. Olano is an engineer specialized in agricultural economy from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Since 1986, she has been working for IDAE and since 2001, she is the Head of the International Relations Department. Her areas of expertise include managing Community energy programmes; participating in Networks of Energy Agencies and establishing and managing bilateral relationship with national agencies and third countries; and supporting the penetration of Spanish energy companies in the international markets. Spanish Delegate to diverse international fora, such as IEA, IRENA, G20, UNIDO, REN21, she manages many IDAE projects financed by the European Commission in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency. She also provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism as well as to other national institutions.
National Energy Research Centre/ Royal Scientific Society of Jordan NERC/RSS
Rashed AR Manna
R. Manna' is an Electrical Engineer at the NERC/RSS. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical/Communication Engineering from Princess Sumaya University for Technology in Jordan and a master's degree in Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Currently working as consultant for solar energy projects (including net-metering projects, wheeling projects and an off-grid projects) across Jordan in the Photovoltaics Division at NERC/RSS, his job entails site assessments, evaluating offers, supervising projects, and commissioning. In addition, his tasks include giving training courses and awareness campaigns for governmental entities and Community Members, participating in different projects that pertain to promoting policy dialogue and implementing capacity building programs, and securing sustainable education in remote areas in cooperation with different entities.
M. Tawalbeh is an Electrical Engineer graduated from the University of Technology, Iraq. Currently, he is Manager in the Energy Efficiency and Solar Thermal Division at the NERC/RSS. His work focuses on energy efficiency audits, energy management, Solar Thermal Energy, power demand management, energy policies and GHG mitigation project's analysis. He has managed and supervised the MENA Region Initiative as a model of NEXUS Approach and Renewable Energy Technologies (MINARET and the Energy Label & Minimum Standards Project in Jordan. He has been project Director for the Capacity Building in Wind energy and Concentrating Solar Power Project (WECSP) Project, Manager for Residential and Street lighting Pilot Project and Med Term Expert Counterpart (MTE) for the twining project on Capacity Building for NERC between NERC/ Jordan and CRES/ Greece. He has also been involved in the preparation of Jordan's First Biennial Update Report to the UNFCCC on the EE & RE Mitigation Actions.
New & Renewable Energy Authority of Egypt NREA
Mohamed A. Abdel Aziz
M. A. Abdel Aziz received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Benha University (Egypt) in 2008. He started working as studies engineer at NREA. Then, he worked as RE &EE Specialist at Egyptian Central Energy Efficiency Unit under the Cabinet of the Ministers and as tender agent at the Agence Française de Développement (AfD). Currently, he works as studies engineer at NREA Chairman Technical Office. He participated in many research projects, including: Med Desire 1, aimed at enhancing the usage of solar energy in different applications (especially thermal ones). He has also participated in the EGYSUN Initiative to promote RE & EE in governmental buildings (mainly solar applications). He is a certified European Energy Manager and he has also experience with wind and solar energy strategies implemented in the Gulf of El Zayt, Kom Ombo and West Nile areas.
Ehab Ismail Amin Abdalla
E. I. A. Abdalla received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1992. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman for Technical Affairs at NREA.
During his professional career, he has contributed to set up the Egyptian renewable energy strategy up to 2022, which set a 20% target of total generated electricity through RE. His fields of expertise include planning and setting up of RE polices as well as following up and evaluating the implementation of RE plans and polices. In addition, he has also participated in the preparation of different technical and economical studies evaluating the potential use of RE for different applications – particularly, electricity generation from wind and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and he has contributed to prepare the "Project Design Document" for the wind farms project in Egypt - implemented according to the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) rules, defined in the Kyoto protocol.
Mr Abdalla is also the focal point of Egypt in the Regional Center of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (RCREEE).
Palestinian Energy Authority PEA
N. Aburub has a long experience in industrial management, business development and economic analysis in Palestine and the Gulf. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and one in Mechanical Engineering.
Currently, he is working as economic manager at the Palestinian Energy Authority, where he is mainly responsible for the economic analysis of the impact of EE programs in Palestine. In particular, he is involved in the project “Promotion of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy project in the strategic sectors in Palestine”, which is funded by the French Development Agency (AFD). With respect to the implementation of this project, his duties include analyzing the energy audited sites as well as the feasibility of recommended actions; evaluating the potential of national energy savings and costs for audited facilities in the strategic sectors; participating in national studies and in the preparation of action plans, budgets and reports.
B. Yaseen holds a master’s degree in Clean Energy and Energy Conservation Engineering from An- Najah National University, Palestine and a bachelor’s degree in Production and Managerial Engineering/ Industrial Engineering from Technical University of Crete, Greece. He is a senior expert in Renewable Energy Technologies and Applications, Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Techniques in addition to Energy Economics and Feasibility Studies. Working at the Palestinian Energy and Environment Research Center / Palestinian Energy Authority (PEA) since 2002, there Mr Yaseen is currently the Director for Renewable Energy. He is also focal point for PEA’s participation in the activities of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Mediterranean Association of the National Agencies for Energy Conservation (MEDENER) and Member of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Platform at the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).
Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency RCREEE
H. Alherafi holds a master’s degree in Political Science, with a special focus on International Economic Relations. Currently, he is Senior Policy Specialist at RCREEE, where he has been working for the past six years.
He has a strong experience in promoting RE and EE policies and projects in the Arab region. Furthermore, he has a solid expertise in market assessment and in designing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting cross-sectorial policies, regulatory frameworks, governance systems and governmental subsidies.
He is currently involved in several regional projects and studies on sustainable energy, implemented in collaboration with national and international organizations (i.e. LAS, EU, WB, GIZ, UNDP).
E. Adel holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Power and Machines Engineering at Mansoura University in Egypt. Nowadays, she is completing her master’s in business administration (MBA) at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport.
Eman started her career as a junior consultant for the Rizom Company – Barcelona. There, she acquired a solid knowledge in the field of RE and EE by working on a project with the World Bank aimed at identifying the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for the electric utilities in the MENA Region.
In 2014, she joined RCREEE as Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Engineering specialist, where she took part in many regional projects, such as: “Catalyzing PV in Iraq” in cooperation with UNDP, “Best Available Technologies (BAT)” in cooperation with the Italian Government and Politecnico di Milano and “Assessment of PV Status in Yemen” in cooperation with the World Bank.
Furthermore, she has been also supporting the Union for Mediterranean to enhance their data platform in regulations, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Eman is also the coordinator of the Arab Region Sustainable Energy Knowledge Portal TaqaWay, which is a joint project with the LAS, UN-ESCWA and UNEP, that aims to establish an authorized database for RE and EE in the MENA region.
R. Boukhchina is a project manager and senior sustainable energy expert at RCREEE. She is involved in various projects related to renewable energy and energy efficiency deployment in the Arab region. Her activities include analysis and design of RE and EE projects, development of RE and EE National Action Plans, assessment of RE integration to the grid, design and the implementation of RE and EE policies and strategies and planning and implementation of capacity development activities in RE and EE fields. She is a senior technical expert with more than 20 years' experience in strategic studies, Planning and developing RE projects. She started her career as energy planner in the Tunisian Utility of Electricity and Gas (STEG) and was involved in various domains related to new technologies studies, EE and demand side management, and renewable energy for electricity production and sustainable development. Mrs. Boukhchina has also been deeply involved in several Euro-Mediterranean projects and studies in the sustainable energy fields in collaboration with national and international organizations (EU, OME, WB, GIZ, IRENA, UNDP…).
M. Mahmoud is a sustainable energy expert and the Technical Director of RCREEE. He has joined RCREEE in 2011, where he played a key role in formulating renewable energy (RE) strategies and introducing respective implementation mechanisms focusing on increased reliance on private sector. Dr. Mahmoud is an active member of the League of Arab States RE/EE Committee and since 2013 he has been leading the regional "Private Investment Promotion Portfolio", where several business models and instruments have been explored to support both utility- and small-scale developers, and to assess the economic and social impacts. He has also served for 20 years at the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA). Among his key achievements, he contributed significantly to setting the Egyptian RE 2022 strategy targeting 20% renewables share, and in the design of the "best-fit" policies and measures for the strategy implementation. He deeply contributed to planning and contracting several megawatts of wind energy projects amounting to more than 700 million USD. Dr. Mahmoud holds the "Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research Award for Development and Innovations in Renewable Energy" since 2001. He has managed and contributed to over 40 research projects and studies in the sustainable energy fields in collaboration with national and international organizations.
Renewable Energy Authority of Libya REAOL
N. Alkishriwi is currently working as consultant for the Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAoL) and as assistant professor at the department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Tripoli-Libya. With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering received from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany and with more than 26 years of experience in RE Technologies, Thermal Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Energy Saving and computational fluid dynamics, Mr Nouri is involved in several Euro-Mediterranean projects related to RE and EE deployment in Libya, in collaboration with national and international organizations, such as the EU, World Bank and GIZ. Previously, he worked as senior engineer on Computational Fluid Dynamics CFD modelling projects at Exa GmbH in Germany, and in 2008 he joined FLAMM-AG Company, where he was responsible for R&D of energy management and RE projects as well as for experimental investigations and simulation processes including the design and development of a Roll bond flat plate collector at FLAMM- AG Company.
Khaled M. Dadesh
K. Dadesh holds a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Tripoli, Libya and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Wayne State University in Detroit, USA. Currently, he is board member at Renewable Energy Authority of Libya (REAoL) and scientific committee member at the Libyan Centre for Solar Energy Researches and Studies. He is also faculty staff member at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tripoli, Libya. Previously, he worked as consultant and supervisor for solar PV systems and passive cooling shelters at Libyan Mobile Phone Company and as Solar Engineer at SOLLATEK (UK) ltd.