Principal Investigator

Hany E.Z. Farag

Hany E.Z. Farag received his B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo in June, 2013.

Since July 2013, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering at York University. Dr. Farag is a key person in developing the new electrical engineering program at Lassonde School of Engineering. He is leading the curriculum and laboratory developments for both undergraduate and graduate studies in the area of power and energy systems. He is the principal investigator of the smart grid research laboratory in the Bergeron Centre of Engineering Excellence.

Dr. Farag’s vision is to develop a unified framework to integrate low carbon power, natural gas, and transport systems.

His research interests include:

  • Integration of renewable power generation and distributed energy resources (DERs)
  • Development of DER management systems (DERMS)
  • Design and Operation of Green Hydrogen production and storage systems
  • Design of Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS)
  • Electrification of transit buses
  • Co-simulation of power and gas distribution networks
  • Distributed energy storage and plug-in electric vehicles
  • Distributed resources islanded systems (microgrids) modeling, operation, planning and control
  • Cross-disciplinary innovations and entrepreneurship for digital upgrade of electric power transmission and distribution systems
  • Applications of multi-agent (distributed) control for innovative smart grid technologies
  • Simulation, modeling and analysis of high power electronics, and their applications to facilitate AC grid integration of large scale wind penetration