Prof. dr. ir. Omar Hegazy obtained his PhD degree in July 2012 (with greatest distinction) from the Dept. of Electrical Machines and Energy Technology (ETEC), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium. Prof. Hegazy is the head of EPOWERS- Efficient Power Electronics, Powertrain and Energy Solutions- Research Group (incl. Power Electronics Innovation Lab (PEIL), Powertrain Innovation Lab (PIL) & Joint Smart Charging Lab (JSCL)) at ETEC Dept., and at MOBI Research Centre, where he coordinates the research activities in this field in several national projects (e.g. via Flanders Make VLAIO (ex. IWT), Innoviris, Flux50, etc.) and in European projects (e.g. SAFEDRIVE, UNPLUGGED, ELIPTIC, ORCA, ASSURED, HiFi-Elements, GHOST, HiPERFORM, ACHILES, LONGRUN, eCharge4drivers, iSTORMY, URBANIZED, HiEFFICIENT, etc.). Prof. Hegazy is also the manager of MOBI Core-Lab at Flanders Make organization.
He is the author of more than 140 scientific publications and two patent applications. Furthermore, he is a member of IEEE, EPE and IEC standards. His fields of interest include power electronics, electrical machines, electric and (plug-in) hybrid electric vehicles, Digital Twins (DT), charging infrastructure, power/energy management strategies, battery management systems (BMS), V2X systems, optimization techniques and Smart DC grid with renewable energy.