Prof Dr. Adel Khalil
Cairo University
Mechanical Power Engineering Department
Faculty of Engineering
Region: At Large
Honorarium: None

Professor Khalil is a professor in the Mechanical Power Engineering Department, at Cairo University (FECU), Egypt. He received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison-Wisconsin, M.Sc. and B.Sc. Degrees in Mechanical Power Engineering from Cairo University. He also served as Vice Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at FECU and visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Nuclear Research Center at Karlsruhe (Germany), American University in Cairo- Egypt, head of Mechanical Engineering Department U.A.E University, U.A.E. Prof. Khalil is a professor of heat transfer, refrigeration and Air conditioning. Other areas of teaching and research interests include: Cryogenics, Applied Superconductivity, New Refrigerant Blends, and Renewable Energy. He has directed and participated in several research projects and has numerous publications in the subject of heat transfer, refrigeration. Cryogenics, superconductivity and renewable energy. Prof. Khalil is an expert and consultant in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. He was also the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency(RCREEE) and is currently a board member of the New and Renewable Energy Authority in Egypt(NREA). He is also the founder and director of a Joint Masters Degree Program in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency(REMENA) between Cairo University and the University of Kassel in Germany and coordinator of the ERECI/RDI project, "Egypt Renewable Energy Cluster Initiative". Prof. Khalil is a member of several International professional associations such as ASME and ASHRAE(also served as an ASHRAE distinguished lecturer) and a founding member of the DESERTEC University Network(DUN).

Applications of Cryogenic Systems

o History of Cryogenics
o Thermo physical properties of cryogenic fluids
o Liquefaction cycles and systems of cryogens
o Transport, storage and safety of LNG
o Industrial applications, food freezing, tire recycling, ..etc.
o Superconducting energy storage
o High speed magnetic levitation Trains
o Medical Applications
o Handling, storage and safety of cryogens
Prospects of Solar Cooling

o Absorption/adsorption cooling systems-absorption pairs
o Desiccant dehumidification systems
o Thermodynamic cycles and energy/mass balance
o Solar collectors types matching to absorption cooling systems
o Modeling of solar cooling systems
o Economics of solar cooling systems
o Environmental benefits
o Cost comparisons and future outlook
Integration of Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage on Supply and Demand sides for Energy Efficiency.

o Advantages of energy storage on supply and demand sides
o Flywheels, Pumped-Hydro and Compressed Air Storage.
o Thermal and thermo-chemical storage
o Chilled water/ice storage for district cooling systems.
o Electro-chemical storage (batteries)
o Electrical storage-Magnetic field storage
o Power to X (Power to Gas and Power to fuel)
o Storage technology cost learning curve.
o Feasibility and selection on optimal storage