WESSAM EL-BAZ

WESSAM EL-BAZ

Lecturer of Power Engineering

Biography

Dr. Wessam El-Baz is a lecturer of Power Engineering under the Power and Power Management Program of Galala University. He is the co-founder and CEO of the deep-tech start-up Nexus Analytica, which utilizes state-of-the-art technologies for the acceleration of the energy transition in Egypt, the Middle-East, and Africa. Dr. El-Baz has extensive experience as an energy systems expert, with established knowledge in renewable energies and the integration of emerging technologies.

Dr. El-Baz received his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from The American University in Cairo in 2011, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Technical University of Munich. Dr. El-Baz was also a research associate at the Institute of Energy Economy and Application Technology and a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford. His research focused on the optimization of distributed energy generation in buildings, and the integration of prosumers into Peer-to-Peer (P2P) energy and flexibility trading platforms. 

In 2019, Dr. El-Baz was the strategic and engineering advisor at the Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) and an energy consultant at the World Bank. his work focused on developing sustainable regulatory frameworks that improve the integration of renewable energies (RE), energy efficiency and emerging technologies into the Egyptian electricity grid, such as electric vehicles (EVs). During his strategic role at EgyptERA, Dr. El-Baz laid the foundation of the regulations concerned with the EV charging station regulation.

As a research expert, Dr. El-Baz is currently leading multiple projects including, but not limited to, electromobility, energy systems planning, emerging technologies, and wind turbine systems digitalization. These projects are in cooperation with multiple development banks and international institutions such as the World Bank, European Union and the French Development Agency (AFD).

Qualifications

  • B.Sc. from the American University of Cairo.
  • M.Sc. and doctoral degree (Dr.-Ing.) from the Technical University of Munich.

Job Grades

  • Former strategic and engineering advisor at the Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (EgyptERA) and an energy consultant at the World Bank.

Area of Research

  • Energy economy
  • Energy systems optimization and analysis
  • Decentralized energy systems
  • Integration of electromobility
  • Energy forecasting
  • Demand side management.

Publications

  • www.wessamelbaz.com

Activities

  • Co-founder and CEO of the deep tech startup Nexus Analytica.
  • Strategic and engineering advisor at the Egyptian Electricity Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency (Egypt ERA) and the energy consultant of the World Bank
  • Guest Editor Special Issue: Energy Efficiency in Plants and Buildings, Energies, Guest Editor 2019
  • Reviewer to Applied Energy, Energy, Solar Energy Journal
  • EEE – IEEE PES Member
  • VDE Member

Awards & Honorable Mentions

  • Best paper award the 2nd IEEE conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration 2006 Full Scholarship Award, American University in Cairo und United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Projects

  • Mr. El-Baz has worked on several projects funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) that aimed towards the digitalization of the energy transition, integration of PtX technologies, and co-generation systems within smart- and micro-grids.