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Exploration of clean energy technologies to support conservation strategies through green energy systems has gained global recognition as a means to a sustainable future in recent years. Director of UOIT’s Energy Safety and Control Lab, Hossam A. Gaber, PhD, specializes in smart energy grid engineering with an emphasis on safety and control engineering in clean energy technology. A Professor, cross-appointed in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Dr. Gaber’s research focuses on the critical need to design and implement intelligent safety and control systems to enable high performance and reliable energy supply grids. Author of more than 210 publications including books, chapters and papers specializing in safety and control engineering for smart energy grid and interconnected micro energy grids, Dr. Gaber is a distinguished global energy systems researcher. He is leading plasma-based clean fusion energy research with national and international teams including Carleton University in Ottawa, and universities in China and Japan. Previously, Dr. Gaber was appointed a tenured Associate Professor in the Division of Industrial Innovation Services at Okayama University in Japan, and he served as a Research Associate with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the Japan Chemical Innovative Institute, and the Egypt National Research Center, spanning a decade. He has led several large-scale national and international projects in Japan, the Middle East, and Canada. Inspired by some of academia’s most brilliant minds to strengthen his theoretical foundation and follow a research path, Dr. Gaber completed his Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering and Automatic Control at Alexandria University in Egypt in 1988, and completed Master’s degree courses in this area before earning his Doctorate in Safety Engineering from the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences at Okayama University in Japan in 2001. Dr. Gaber is a Fellow and Founding President of Canada’s Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety Professionals Society (RAMSP). He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions which include: Founding Chair of its SMC Hiroshima Chapter; Founding Chapter Chair of its Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society, Toronto Section; and Technical Committee Founder and Chair of Intelligent Green Production Systems.

Expertise


Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Systems Processing Engineering (IJPSE)

January 1, 2015

Published quarterly, the IJPSE addresses new process systems engineering methods, trends and technologies and applications in plant, process and product lifecycles, including engineering design and operational activities and their interaction.

Founder and General Chair, IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE) Conference

December 31, 1969

Now in its 4th year, Dr. Gaber is the Founder and Chair of the IEEE SEGE Conference, aimed at providing an opportunity to discuss various engineering challenges of smart energy grid design and operation by focusing on advanced methods and practices for designing different components and their integration within the grid.

Second Best Paper Award, Integrated Qualitative & Quantitative Fault Diagnosis

December 18, 2007

Dr. Gaber co-authored and presented the paper; and received distinction at the 3rd International Workshop on Computational Intelligence & Applications, organized by the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC) in Okayama, Japan.

Senior Member, IEEE

December 31, 1969

In January 2004, Dr. Gaber was appointed Senior Member of IEEE for his contributions to his field.

Okayama University

2001
PhD - A+ Process Systems & Safety Engineering, Department of Systems Engineering

Alexandria University

1990
Master's Degree Courses - Computer Science and Automatic Control
1988-1990

Alexandria University

1988
BSc - Computer Science and Automatic Control
1st Class Honours
  • Resilient Energy Storage Platform for OPUC Power Grid Substation

    $25000  | January 1, 2018

    Awarded by: Oshawa Power Utility Company (OPUC) and UOIT
    Dr. Gaber is principal investigator of this collaborative research project between OPUC and UOIT which aims to support of the development and installation of the new substation in Oshawa. The focus in this one-year project is to design a resilient energy storage platform and integrate it with the new substation. In addition, the project will include validation and verification of the new substation design with safety, reliability, and performance tests in view of national and international standards and regulations.

  • Intelligent Control and Optimization for PV-Based EV Fast Charging Stations

    $35000  | April 1, 2017

    Awarded by: NSERC Engage Grant, Alternate Power International
    Dr. Gaber is principal investigator of this one-year research project aimed at the control system design and optimization for PV-based charging stations and their use for transportation electrification infrastructures. It includes integration of energy storage such as flywheel to achieve fast charging stations for EV and electric buses.

  • Testing Platform for Performance, Reliability and Safety Verification and Validation of Clean Energy Technologies

    $62000  | April 1, 2016

    Awarded by: NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
    Dr. Gaber is the principal investigator of this one-year project to design and develop a testing platform to evaluate and verify the performance of clean energy in terms of quality, response, safety, reliability, and availability. It supported testing of a number of clean energy technologies including waste to energy, renewable energy, and other clean energy technologies for energy and transportation infrastructures.

  • Intelligent Control Design for High Performance Wind Farm with PV Integration within Micro Grid

    $40000  | April 1, 2016

    Awarded by: NSERC Engage Grant, eV Force
    Dr. Gaber is principal investigator of this research project to design intelligent control systems for integrated PV-Wind with energy storage as part of micro grids. The proposed solution can be implemented in houses, buildings, and other urban infrastructures.

  • Verification of Thermoelectric Generator Safety System

    $40000  | May 1, 2015

    Awarded by: Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Voucher for Innovation and Productivity (VIP)
    As a result of the 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station, a directive was released by many nations ensuring nuclear stations reassess and confirm plant safety for fuel cooling. As Principal Investigator on this one-year project, Dr. Gaber will address the development of an additional nuclear facility Thermoelectric Generator Safety System (TEGSS) to provide power in the event of a complete loss of offsite power.

  • Intelligent Green Commercial and Industrial Facilities – Smart Green Buildings

    $3500 U.S.  | June 1, 2015

    Awarded by: IEEE-SMC Industrial Project Fund
    Chair of the Technical Committee on Industrial Green Production Systems (IGPS) of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, Dr. Gaber's research supports student research and innovation including the development of a knowledge base for smart green building systems engineering practices and standards, and attendance at an international workshop on Smart Green Building as part of the IEEE SEGE 2016.

  • Mitacs Globalink Fund

    $8000  | May 1, 2015

    Awarded by: Mitacs Globalink
    Awarded to invite an international student to visit UOIT and join research projects at ESCL in Resilient Micro Energy Grids to September 2015.

  • Mitacs Globalink Fund

    $8000  | May 1, 2015

    Awarded by: Mitacs Globalink
    Awarded to invite an international student to visit UOIT and join research projects at ESCL in Safety Verification of Energy and Nuclear Facilities to September 2015.

  • Ontario Energy Supply Network Modelling, Evaluation, and Optimization of Gas-Power Conversion and Supply Technologies

    $217000  | September 1, 2014

    Awarded by: OCE, NSERC Collaborative Research and Development Grant
    This project is aimed at the development of an intelligent decision-making tool to provide solutions for technically, economically and environmentally responsible stakeholders and industries, and facilitate Ontario energy supply network modelling, evaluation, and optimization for optimal gas-power/renewable generation mix.

  • Simulation Modelling of Physical Mechanisms in Plasma Beams With Electric Currents

    $160000  | March 1, 2014

    Awarded by: Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
    As principal investigator, Dr. Gaber's research focuses studying the physics of four high-current intersecting plasma beams both analytically and numerically to support the investigation of clean fusion energy generation. Results from these studies will be used to guide the design of the experimental apparatus for the proposed concept. Preliminary MHD analyses and simulations have already been carried out for one, two and four plasma beams in the previous OCE project. The initial work focused on evaluating and assessing the necessary computer codes as well as developing analytical models for the intersecting plasma beams using the MHD theory.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Professional Engineers Ontario

  • Energy Conservation with Micro Energy Grids and Multi-Generation Systems

    Dr. Maurizio Repetto,, Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy  | January 1, 2016

    This collaboration includes knowledge exchange through international visits; and a UOIT ESCL student visit Torino to prepare for a large international fund in micro energy grids.

  • High Performance Microgrids with PV and Energy Storage

    Dr. Hasimah Abdul Rahman, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)  | January 1, 2015

    UOIT's Energy Safety and Control Lab and UTM faculty are collaborating on knowledge exchange in the implementation of energy process safety and control, and microgrid design and control in Canada and Malaysia.

  • High Current Plasma Simulation and Experimentation and its Applications Toward Clean Fusion Energy

    HOPE Innovations, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE), Nihon University, Japan  | May 1, 2014

    Lead by Dr. Gaber, this $356,000 research project explores mathematical modelling and simulation of high current and high dense plasma beams in partnership with HOPE and AECL scientists, and supported by OCE. A key research goal is the analysis of worldwide fusion experiments to promote a better understanding of the behavior of intersecting plasma beams. Internationally, Dr. Gaber's team is furthering their work through the Advanced Plasma Physics Lab at Nihon University in Japan. This research aims to generate widespread plasma applications in energy and other engineering disciplines.

  • Advanced Energy Conservation

    Qatar University,, Qatar National Research Foundation  | May 22, 2013

    In collaboration with researchers from Qatar University, Dr. Gaber is the lead principal investigator in a three-year, $1 million international study investigating solutions to advance energy conservation in industrial and societal facilities.

  • Design and Safety of Fusion Reactors

    Dr. Cao Xuewu,, Shanghai Jiao Tong University  | January 1, 2016

    This research partnership explores advanced engineering design and safety systems for high current plasma beams and their application on clean fusion energy and fuel conversion.

  • Advanced Plasma Simulation for Clean Fusion Energy

    Dr. Toshiki Takahashi, Gunma University, Japan  | January 1, 2015

    This collaboration investigates advanced simulation methods for multiple beams of high current plasma and their application on clean fusion energy and fuel conversion.

  • Advanced Fusion Experimentation using High Current Plasma for Clean Fusion Energy

    Dr. Tomohiko Asai, Nihon University, Japan  | January 1, 2015

    This partnership investigates advanced simulation methods for multiple beams of high current plasma and their application on clean fusion energy and fuel conversion.

Involvement


  • Media appearances

    UOIT's Dr. Hossam Gaber talks about smart electricity grids at Indonesia conference: media appearance byHossam Gaber (Gabbar), PhD

    UOIT's Dr. Hossam Gaber talks about smart electricity grids at Indonesia conference
    UOIT News online

    December 16, 2014

    University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Professor Dr. Hossam Gaber led a panel of international experts invited to share their latest research findings at a December electric grid planning conference in Indonesia. The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) conference in Jakarta examined the future expansion of nuclear energy and its integration with renewable energy sources as well as with oil and natural gas sources.

    UOIT smart grid expert exploring Ontario's road to transportation electrification : media appearance byHossam Gaber (Gabbar), PhD

    UOIT smart grid expert exploring Ontario's road to transportation electrification
    Global Renewable News online

    October 8, 2014

    Dr. Hossam Gaber, Associate Professor, UOIT Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science presents research at the Mayor of Nanjing's International Consultative Conference, Nanjing, China, September 23, 2014.

    Durham University, Qatar University unite
    Metroland Media Group print

    June 2, 2013

    Dr. Hossam Gabbar forms partnership with Qatar University to develop the latest in advanced energy conservation in industrial and societal facilities.

  • Past speaking engagements
    • Resilient Micro Energy Grids with Gas-Power and Renewable Technologies

      Bali, Indonesia
      December 9, 2014

      The 2nd IEEE Conference on Power Engineering and Renewable Energy, ICPERE 2014

    • Smart Energy Grid Engineering and Regional Implementation Plans

      Indonesia
      December 8, 2014

      International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Meeting

    • Safety Design for Smart Energy Grids

      Johor Bahru, Malaysia
      December 4, 2014

      University Teknologi Malaysia

    • Advanced Fault Diagnosis and Condition Monitoring in Process Facilities

      St. John's, Newfoundland
      October 22, 2014

      The Second Workshop on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments

    • Advances in Safety and Control Engineering: Future Opportunities for NPP

      University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario
      October 6, 2014

      IAEA Technical Meeting on Advances in Non-Electric Applications of Nuclear Energy and on Efficiency Improvement at Nuclear Power Plants

    • Advances in Safety Engineering for Energy and Nuclear Facilities

      Beijing, China
      September 25, 2014

      Invited Talk, Tsinghua University

    • Smart Energy Grids and Micro Grids with Energy Conservation Strategies

      Nanjing, China
      September 23, 2014

      2014 Nanjing Mayor International Consultative Conference

    • Building Micro Energy Grids with Gas-Power and Renewable Technologies

      Qingdao, China
      September 21, 2014

      New Energy Forum, Fuelling a Beautiful World of Cleanness and Sustainability

    • Building Energy Conservations and Micro Energy Grids

      Taiyuan, China
      September 16, 2014

      World Congress of Energy Wise 2014, WEW

    • Symposium on Plasma and Nuclear Systems, Chair

      University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario
      August 15, 2014

      SPANS 2014 Workshop

    • Smart Micro Energy Grids with Gas-Power and Renewable Technologies, Plenary Talk and Conference Chair

      University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario
      August 12, 2014

      International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering, SEGE 2014

    • Energy Conservation in Buildings: Integrated Approach with Smart Energy Grids

      Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
      May 7, 2014

      Energy Conservation Opportunities in Buildings in Qatar, IEEE, SMC-IGPS

    • Energy Storage Solutions: Options to Improve Power Quality and Reliability, Panel Moderator

      Sarnia, Ontario
      November 20, 2013

      Grid Resiliency Through Energy Storage in SW Ontario

    • Toward a Sustainable Community in Qatar

      Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
      May 1, 2013

      Energy Conservation Opportunities in Buildings in Qatar, IEEE SMC-IGPS

    • Advances in Energy Conservations for Smart Green Buildings, Towards Smart and Sustainable Communities Workshop, Chair

      University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, Ontario
      April 5, 2013

      IEEE, Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC), Intelligent Green Production Systems (IGPS)

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