Technical Program Committee

TPC Chair

Ahmed Ennaoui,
Chairman of the Scientific Council of IRESEN – Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles.

TPC Members

Mohamed Ahchad, FST Tangier (Morocco)
Shahzada Ahmad, BCMaterials (Spain)
Abdelkader Aissat, University of Blida (Algeria)
Bulent Akinoglu, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
Khalil Amine, Argone National Lab (USA)
Ahmad Atieh, University of Jordan (Jordan)
Ahmad Taher Azar, Benha University (Egypt)
Chitti Babu, University of Nottingham (U.K) Malaysia Campus (Malaysia)
Mohamed Bakhouya, International University of Rabat (Morocco)
Saad Baradyi, iproplan Planungsgesellschaft mbH (Germany)
Abdelfettah Barhdadi, ENS, Med V University in Rabat (Morocco)
Rachid Benchrifa, Faculty of Science, Rabat (Morocco)
Driss Benhaddou, University of Houston (USA)
Brahim Benhamou, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech (Morocco)
Abdelilah Benyoussef, MAScIR (Morocco)
Badre Bossoufi, EST-Oujda (Morocco)
Mongi Bouaicha, CRTEn (Tunisia)
Jamila Boudaden, Fraunhofer (Germany)
Othmane Bouhali, Texas A&M University (Qatar)
Ahmed Boutejdar, German Research Foundation DFG (Germany)
Emilio Bunel, Sociedad Química y Minera (SQL) (Chile)
Dany Carlier, University of Bordeaux (France)
Maher Chaabene, University of Sfax (Tunisia)
Tarik Chafik, FST Tangier (Morocco)
Adil Chergui, Faculty of Science, Tetouan (Morocco)
Naouel Daouas, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Monastir (Tunisia)
Filippo De Angelis, University of Perugia (Italy)
Frank Domoney, University of Essex (UK)
Azeddine Draou, University of Hail (Saudi Arabia)
Hassan El Bari, Ibn Tofail University (Morocco)
Ahmed El Hajjaji, Picardie Jules Verne University (France)
Soumia El Hani, Mohammed V University- Rabat (Morocco)
Abdelaaziz El Hibaoui, FS Tetuan – Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Morocco)
Salima El Makhtari, ENSAT (Morocco)
Otman El Mrabet, Abdelmalek Essaadi University (Morocco)
Tarek El-Ghazawi, The George Washington University (USA)
Youssef Errami, Faculty of Science, Eljadida (Morocco)
Ahmed Essadki, ENSET (Morocco)
Vladimir Falko, National Graphene Institute, Manchester (UK)
Joao A. Farinha Mendes, Unidadede Energia Solar, Eólica e dos Oceanos (Portugal)
El Mostafa Feddi, ENSET, Rabat (Morocco)
Amir-Ali Feiz, Université d’Evry Val-d’Essonne, LMEE (France)
Adelino Ferreira, University of Coimbra (Portugal)
Benjamin Figgis, QEERI (Qatar)
Bruno Francois, Ecole Centrale de Lille (France)
Jaafar Gaber, University of Technology of Belfort Montbéliard (France)
Mohammed Garoum, EST, Mohammed V University in Rabat (Morocco)
Salif Gay, Université de Thiès (Senegal)
Grancini Giulia, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Hao Gong, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
Yogi Goswami, University of South Florida (USA)
Oliver Groning, Empa Materials Science and Technology (Switzerland)
Thomas Hannappel, Ilmenau University of Technology (Germany)
Peter Heller, DLR (Germany)
Mohamed Henini, Nottingham University (UK)
Andreas Hintennach, Mercedes-Benz (Germany)
El Kebir Hlil, University of Joseph Fourier, Grenoble (France)
Ahmed Ihlal, University Ibn Zohr (Morocco)
Arnulf Jaeger-Waldau, European Commission (Italy)
Isam Janajreh, Masdar Institute of Science (United Arab Emirates)
Yaser Jararweh, Jordan University of Science and Technology (Jordan)
Mustapha Jouiad, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (United Arab Emirates)
Sabre Kais, Purdue University (USA)
Abdelkader Kara, University of Central Florida (USA)
Nachida Kasbadji Merzouk, UDES – CDER (Algeria)
Asmae Khaldoun, Al Akhawayn University (Morocco)
Maatouk Khoukhi, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat (Oman)
Marwan Khraisheh, Masdar Institute of Science (United Arab Emirates)
Shinichi Komaba, Tokyo University of Science (Japan)
Abdellah Kouzou, University of Djelfa (Algeria)
Moncef Krarti, Colorado University (USA)
Najma Laaroussi, EST, Mohammed V University in Rabat (Morocco)
Salah Laghrouche, UBTM (France)
Silvana Flores Larsen, INENCO – CONICET (Argentina)
Giorgio Mannina, UNIPA (Italy)
Diego Martinez Plaza, CIEMAT (Spain)
Joao Martins, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal)
Dieter Meissner, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia)
Takashi Minemoto, Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
Tohru Miyake, Miraikikai, inc. (Japan)
Saad Motahhir, usmba (Morocco)
Tokio Nakada, Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan)
Khaja Nazeeruddin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Hadi Nur, UTM Skudai, Johor (Malaysia)
Mohamed Ouassaid, EMI, Med V University in Rabat (Morocco)
Hamid Oughaddou, Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay (France)
Mari-Louise Persson, University of Oslo (Norway)
Serge Rashkeev, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (Qatar)
Djamila Rekioua, University of Bejaia (Algeria)
Jochen Rentsch, Fraunhofer (Germany)
Benoit Robyns, HEI – Lille (France)
Teofilo Rojo, CIC energiGUNE (Spain)
Rachid Saadane, LETI, EHTP (Morocco)
Ismael Saadoune, FST, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech (Morocco)
Luis Martinez Salmero, University of Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
Mat Santamouris, University of Athens (Greece)
Edgardo Saucedo, Catalonian Institute for Energy Research (IREC) (Spain)
Rutger Schlatmann, PVcomB (Germany)
Susan Schorr, HZB (Germany)
Ari Paavo Seitsonen, École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France)
Lee Seung Joo, Dongguk University (Korea)
Vinod Kumar Sharma, ENEA (Italy)
Abdelilah Slaoui, ICUBE/ CNRS-University of Strasbourg (France)
Greg P. Smestad, Solideas, San Jose (USA)
Abdelhafed Taleb, Chimie-Paristech (France)
Mohammed Tarbouchi, Royale military College (Canada)
Ayodhya Nath Tiwari, EMPA-Swiss Federal Lab for Material Sc.. & Tec. (Switzerland)
Teodor Todorov, IBM (USA)
Abdelmounaim Tounzi, Université Lille 1, IUT A, Lille (France)
Askar Triwiyanto, Universitas Siswa Bangsa Internasional (Indonesia)
Rasit Turan, Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (Turkey)
Ruxandra Vidu, University of California Davis (USA)
Jud Virden, PNNL (USA)
Margret Wohlfahrt-Mehrens, ZSW, Ulm (Germany)
Rachid Yazami, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Karim Zaghib, Hydro-Quebec (Canada)
Ahmad Zahedi, James Cook University (Australia)
Eduardo Zarza Moya, CIEMAT-PSA (Spain)

Dr. Luis Miguel MirandaINESCTEC, Portugal

Validating Microgrids Islanding and Black Start Procedures in a Laboratorial Environment

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Engineering and Automation Perspectives of Team Maryland in the 2017 US Solar Decathlon

By Prof. Raymond Adomaitis, University of Maryland, USA. The engineering design of reACT (resilient Adaptive Climate Technology) was driven by a ...

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Dr. Samuel Magorrian
National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK

Optoelectronics of two - dimensional post - transition metal chalcogenides

By Dr. Samuel Magorrian, National Graphene Institute in Manchester, UK We present the analysis of electronic band structure of InSe and ...

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Dr. Giacomo-Giorgi
University of Perugia, Italy

Excitons in 3D Pb-free Bulk and in Mixed 3D/2D Hybrid Perovskites: Optical Signatures and Spatial Localization

By Dr. Giacomo-Giorgi, University of Perugia, Italy. Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites (OIHPs) are undoubtedly playing the key role in the realm of ...

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Dr. Ralf Hunger
Head of Process Integration
Solibro Hi-tech GmbH

Solibro CIGS Technology – from small cell CIGS devices to industrial manufacturing in a global production

By Dr. Ralf Hunger, Head of Process Integration, Solibro Hi-tech GmbH, Germany. Solibro is an international group of research, engineering, and ...

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Dr. Jie XiaoPacific Northwest national laboratory & University of Arkansas, USA

Understanding Lithium Metal Failure Mechanism in Realistic High-Energy Pouch Cells

By Dr. Jie Xiao, Pacific Northwest national laboratory & University of Arkansas, USA To significantly boost the energy of the state-of-art ...

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Prof. Bulent Akinoglu Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Long and short term PV module and array performance calculations and feasibility studies

By Prof. Bulent Akinoglu, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. While solar photovoltaic (PV) R/D is heavily continuing, worldwide solar power ...

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Dr Lukas Sigrist

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Prof. Masataka Nagaoka/b>Nagoya University, Japan

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Mr. Jose Benlloch FernandezMayor of  Vila-real City, Spain

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Dr. Maria Wall Lund University, Sweden

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Prof.  João A. Peças Lopes
Porto University, Portugal

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IREC, Spain

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Dr. Saad Baradiy, iproplan® Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany.

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Khalil Amine

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Prof. Dieter Meissner

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Prof. Abdelkader Kara
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Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research, Morocco

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Hamid Oughaddou
Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d’Orsay, Université Paris-Sud,  France

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École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

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Special Issue


  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, and  Sustainable Development
  • L'economiste - daily newspaper
  • Energies Environnement Mag
  • Faculty of Science - Rabat
  • Mohammed V University
  • IEEE Morocco Section
  • University of Abdelmalek Essaadi
  • Solar Cluster
  • ISES - International Solar Energy Society
  • emi
  • giz
  • masen

Important dates

Late Submission Deadline October 10, 2018
Notification to authors October 22, 2018
Final version due November 08, 2018
Registration deadline November 08, 2018
IRSEC'18 Conference Dec., 5-8, 2018