Research Project

Call for Proposals

Research Call for Proposals

Deadline to Submit: January 20, 2024

The Center of Excellence for Energy is continuing its joint research grant program to support high-quality applied research projects in key energy-related areas. Faculty at Egyptian partner universities are invited to submit proposals in key areas defined below.

One of the center’s key goals will be the development of the National Energy Roadmap that can assist in Egypt’s 2035 climate goals. Working with the stakeholders, government, industry, academic, and researchers, the center has identified a set of the topics and areas of research that will help support these goals.  Proposals are required to be within the following areas based on the strategic roadmap and stakeholders’ feedback.

  1. Analyzing pathways and technical requirements to achieve Egypt’s 2035 goals for renewable penetration.

Modeling and developing tools for the analysis, forecasting, and policy decisions for energy generation, distribution, use, and future planning. Analyzing impacts of renewable resources on stability of power system of Egypt.

  1. Energy efficiency in buildings

Empowering advanced technologies and energy efficient materials for enhanced efficiency in buildings, vehicles, infrastructure construction and manufacturing. Smart metering, high-efficiency lighting, efficient, load-flexible buildings for high ambient temperatures, and smart building.

  1. Efficient and environmentally friendly waste-to-energy conversion

Decarbonizing industrial process heating, integration of solar and renewable energy sources for chemical and environmental processing in agriculture and other industries

  1. Performance evaluation, reliability evaluation, and monitoring of solar PV modules, systems, and plants

Technologies for aging detection, and predictive maintenance of critical power system assets. Toxicity and end-of-life (EOL) evaluation of PV system components, including PV modules.

  1. Electric vehicle battery chargers, new battery technologies and battery management systems

Bidirectional charging systems: Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G), G2V, Vehicle- to-Home. Vehicle-to-Load (V2L). Wireless power transfer technologies. Battery recycling supply chain analysis.

  1. Hydrogen economy as a pathway for decarbonization

The cycle includes hydrogen production (green, blue, etc.); hydrogen storage and transportation including different physical and chemical methods (solid state, ammonia, methanol, etc.); fuel cells (electric vehicles, handheld devices, stationary systems, etc.); use of hydrogen in thermal power generation and different chemical industries, etc.

Joint research proposals should have plans to develop transformative, multi-disciplinary approaches to energy solutions that will make a significant impact on Egypt’s energy sector. All proposals are required to form partnerships and to garner support from industry, utility companies, the government, and/or civil society for research support, matching funds, and project direction. The support can be in forms of financial support, in-kind, and/or direct technical engagement of industry in the project. All joint research proposals should have one Arizona State University faculty member (list of ASU faculty and their research areas) designated as a co-principal investigator. COE will fund research projects of varying scopes and sizes. Total budget will depend on the faculty ranking, equipment, and other expenses.

For more details on the research proposal and evaluation process, please see COE Research Handbook.

For more information on the application process, eligibility requirements, and criteria, click the button below.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

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