Dr.-Eng. Abdelhakim Hassabou
DIRECTOR - IEU
Director of the CPI-IEU and Academic Program Director of Renewable Energy Management Postgraduate Studies at Cambridge Corporate University: Dr. Hassabou is an expert in renewable energy and its applications with profound knowledge and more than 24 years of work experiences in the fields of solar energy engineering and seawater desalination. The R&D activities and interests are focused on advancing renewable energy for a wide range of applications beyond current trends. Particular interests focus on district energy, combined heat and power, efficient processes, integrated polygeneration systems, solar desalination, waste to energy and waste to water concepts, solar heating & cooling, and large scale energy storage systems.
Dr. Hassabou is affiliated with several scientic bodies around the world including the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), HBKU, Qatar Foundation in Doha. He worked as a scientist in the solar research center of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, where he received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering before joining the CPI International Group. Prior to his work at TUM he worked as a researcher at the Strategic Research Unit (SRU) of the National Water Research Center in Egypt. His research focus at SRU was on future prospects and development of desalination technologies driven by both conventional and renewable energies and strategic planning of water resources in Egypt. In September 2012 he has been appointed as the Academic Program Director and Associate Professor of Postgraduate Studies in Renewable Energy Management at the Cambridge Corporate University (CCU) in Switzerland, which belongs to the CPI Group.