Saturday (13 May 2017)

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:30

Opening Ceremony:

Welcoming Speech by Prof. Riyad Yousif Hamzah, President of University of Bahrain

Speech by Gong, Siyi, Vice  President of Shanghai University

09:30 – 10:00

Conference Keynote address 1:  Prof. Qian Guangren, the General Director of the Scientific Research Office, Shanghai University.

Conference Keynote address 2: Representative from Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies

Group Photo

10:00 – 10:15

Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:45

Session 1: Renewable Energy Projects in the GCC region
Chair: Dr Mohamed Bououdina

10:15 - 10:30

Dr. Shaker Haji (University of Bahrain, Bahrain):  Bapco’s Grid-Connected Hybrid Renewable Energy Demonstration Station

10:30 - 10:45

Dr. Uneb Gazder (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Vehicle to Grid Integration: Opportunities and Challenges

11:45 - 11:00

Dr. M. Asif (KFUPM, Saudi Arabia): Capacity Building in the Field of Renewable Energy

 11:45 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:15

Session 2: Renewable Energy policies and regulations
Chair: Dr. Hanan Albuflasa


Dr. Mohamed Y. Al-Hamad (GCC Interconnection Authority, Saudi Arabia): Policies Required to Develop GCC Renewable Energy Regionally


Dr. Zhou, Peng (Shanghai University, China): Bridging The Gap between Network Security and Safe Control: Secure Control for Power Systems


Dr. M. Asif ( KFUPM, Saudi Arabia): Role of Policies in the Progress of Renewable Energy: A Global Perspective


Dr. Najat M. Es'haqi (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Renewable Energy Sustainable Strategy


Dr. Shaker Haji (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Feed-in Tariff Structure Development for the Kingdom of Bahrain for PV Electricity


Lunch Break


Visit to the university of
Bahrain solar field



Sunday (14 May 2017)


08:30 – 09:00

Conference Keynote address 2:  Dr. Waheeb Al-Naser (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Renewable Energy: The Favourable Option for Future Electricity Production for the Arab Countries

09:00 – 10:30

Session 1:  Renewable Energy Training & Education
Chair: Dr Abdulla Eid

09:00 - 09:15

Dr. Maamar Taleb (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Interconnection of a wind driven double fed induction machine with the power utilities.

09:15 - 09:30

Dr. Ebrahim Matter (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Machine Intelligence Based Living and Behavior Learning for Renewable Energy Management in Buildings

09:30 – 09:45

Prof. Mohamed F. Hamoda (Kuwait University, Kuwait): Enhancement of biogas production from waste as a sustainable energy source

09:45 – 10:00

Dr. Salman A. Khan (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Use of intelligent optimization techniques for wind farm layout design

10:00 - 10:15

Dr. Abeer Abubakr Mohamed (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Energy saving of used facades’ designs of commercial buildings in Khartoum

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Session 2: Renewable Energy Applications
Chair: Dr. Suad Rashdan

11:00 -11:15

Dr. Run Xu (Shanghai University, China): Interface Modification as a Route to Improving Performance of Vacuum Based Perovskite Solar Cells

11:15 -11:30

Dr. Naser Alnaser (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): The Performance of PV Electricity For Building In Four Different Locations in the Kingdom of Bahrain: Three Years Operation of BAPCO Project

11:30 --11:45

Prof. Saeed Abdul Rahim Saeed (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): The Feasibility of Utilizing Wind Energy in Commercial Buildings with special reference to the kingdom of Bahrain

11:45 --12:00

Prof. Thies Thiemann(UAEU, UAE): Activities in the area of solar energy at the College of Science, United Arab Emirates University

12:00 -- 12:15

Dr. Hessa AL-Junaid (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): Human Body Thermal Energy Harvesting for Wearable Devices

12:15 -- 12:30

Dr. Gao Meng (Shanghai University, China): Nanocrystals for Solar cells

12:30 -- 12:45

Dr. Abdulla Alabbasi (University of Bahrain, Bahrain): FMECA analysis for photovoltaic inverters

12:45 – 13:00

Dr. Jr-Hau He (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, Saudi Arabia): Stable photocatalytic hydrogen evolution of Si-based photoelectrochemical cells up to 18%

13:00 -- 13:15

Dr. Tanwa Arpornthip (Prince of Songkla University, Phuket, Thailand): Photovoltaic heat island simulation and measurement in a tropical climate

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30

Chair: Dr. Mohamed Ridha (Deanship of Research)
Panel Discussion and Closing remarks