The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Symposium aims to provide a comprehensive platform for researchers, industry professionals, and experts to exchange knowledge, share recent advancements, and explore the latest innovations in the field of hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies. This symposium will cover a broad spectrum of topics, such as; Hydrogen production, storage and transportation, Fuel Cell technologies and Materials developments and related topics.

All presented papers will be invited to submit the full paper to the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy.

Symposium Co-Chair:

Prof. Dimitrios Tsiplakides

Dimitrios Tsiplakides is Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Associate Professor at CPERI/CERTH. He holds a PhD from the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Patras on the investigation of electrochemical promotion of catalysis in aqueous solutions. His research interests focus on electrocatalysis, fuel cells, heterogeneous catalysis, metal-support interactions and electrochemical promotion of catalytic reactions. His most recent research activities are in the field of fuel cells and electrolysers (polymer membrane and solid oxide fuel cells), integrated regenerative/reversible fuel cell systems and lithium ion batteries.

Part of his research focuses on the development of devices and systems for space applications. He is the author of 90 scientific publications in international journals and scientific conferences (h-index: 24), holds 2 patents and is one of the authors of the book “Electrochemical Activation of Catalysis” (Kluwer/Plenum 2001). He has participated and co-ordinated several research projects (National and European) and has received significant funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of electrolysis, fuel cell and battery technologies and systems. Dr. Tsiplakides has been awarded the “Oronzio De Nora Foundation Prize of International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) on Electrochemical Technology and Engineering, 2004”.

Dr. Enas Taha Sayed

Dr. Enas is associate professor at chemical engineering department, Minia University, Egypt. She got her PhD in bio-electrochemical systems from chemical and environmental engineering department, Gunma university, Gunma, Japan.

Dr. Enas’ research focuses on the fabrication of high conductive, high surface area, and biocompatible electrodes of the MFCs for simultaneous wastewater treatment and electricity generation.

In addition, she is working on the development and application of different electrodes for hydrogen production. Dr Enas published around 150 manuscripts in ISI indexed journals Dr Enas successfully secured various national and internal grants with more than 700,000 USD. Dr Enas is Editor in Scientific reports (Nature) as well as a guest editor in various journals.

Prof. Amani Othman

Dr. Amani Al-Othman joined AUS in 2013. She is currently the Petrofac Endowed Chair in Renwable Energy. Dr. Al-Othman has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s degree in Mining, Metals and Materials Engineering from McGill University and a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Her research at AUS focuses on fuel cells technology and renewable energy applications. Dr. Al-Othman is a lead investigator in the energy research group at the department of Chemical Engineering/AUS and affiliated with the Biomedical Engineering Graduate program. She works on the development of implantable and flexible electrodes for neural sensing/stimulation.

Dr. Al-Othman has been AUS top-cited researcher for the past 3 years with more than a 100 published, peer-reviewed scholarly articles. She is a trustee at the Sharjah international Future Readiness Award launched by Sharjah Police 2022/2023 and was listed among the top 2% scientists in the world for the past 2 years. Dr. Al-Othman is an Editorial board member at the Elsevier-Journal of Water Process Engineering and a Guest editor at the Elsevier-Journal of Themrofluids. She is the recipient of the college of Engineering excellence in teaching award (2019) and the excellence in research award (2022).

Prof. Michele Dassisti

Full professor of “Systems and Production Technologies” at Polytechnic University of Bari, has significant academic and industrial research experience since 1988, nurtured along several national and international research cooperation with multidisciplinary groups. Research topics range specific subject area of “Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering”; . In recent years, he successfully managed to implement projects for continuous improvement of industrial processes within 20 Italian and international companies. Local scientific coordinator of national research funded projects (PRIN, PON, PAC) as well as international projects (EU STRIDE; ESPRIT-FP5; LEONARDO-FP5; INTEROP-FP6 ADAPT; INTERREG-FP6; GALILEO FP7; PICS CNRS).

Significant activity within the public engagement by organising dissemination events to promote the culture of continuous improvement and sustainability, running a large number of projects financed by private industrial partners. He is currently responsible for the first public interuniversity laboratory in Puglia to support companies in the conversion of production. He is main author of over 200 scientific works (https://iris.poliba.it/). Holder of two patents deposited on the recycling of electronic waste and sustainable innovative buildings. It is also on the scientific committees of several international conferences. Member of the editorial board of the “Encyclopaedia of Smart Materials”. Founder of the Italian Pole of INTEROP-VLab.It (http://www.interopvlab.eu/). Regular member of the Technicla Commetee IFAC5.3 “Interoperability and enterprise network” and ENBIS association.

Prof. Mohammad Ali Abdel Kareem

Dr. Mohammad spent 7 years in one of the pioneer labs in Japan in the field of electrochemical energy devices, i.e., fuel cells. During his PhD study, Dr Mohammad developed a novel electrode structure for Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC), thereby; the methanol concentration which can be used efficiently in DMFC has been increased from 7 to 100 weight%. Dr Mohammad enrolled in various postdoctoral fellowships in Japan for the development of the electrodes of the direct methanol fuel cells. Dr Mohammad back to Egypt at the end of 2012, where he secured international and national funds through them he built up two pioneer labs in the field of the Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Microbial Fuel Cells.

Right now, he is professor in sustainable and renewable energy engineering department, university of Sharjah, UAE. He is working on the development of the different renewable energy resources, thermofluids, and electrochemical devices that can be used in wastewater treatment and water desalination. Professor Mohammad has secured several national and international research funds with more than 800,000 USD for the development of the various electrochemical energy conversion storage devices. Professor Mohammad published more than 300 manuscripts in ISI indexed journals.