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.
Prof. Hegazy is the author of more than 160 scientific publications and two patent applications. Furthermore, prof. Hegazy is a senior IEEE member and a member of EGVIA, EARPA, ARTEMIS-IA, 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, FC (hydrogen) powertrains, battery management systems (BMS), V2X systems, optimization techniques and Smart DC grid with renewable energy.