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Moataz Mohamed Awarded Grant for Research on Electric Bus Transit Charging InfrastructureOctober 8, 2020

Dr. Mohamed will study how electric bus transit system could benefit from energy storage systems to mitigating their systemic impacts on the utility grid

The Department of Civil Engineering would like to congratulate Dr. Moataz Mohamed, who has been awarded a $23,500 NSERC ENGAGE grant for his research on "Cascading Impacts of Electric Bus Charging Infrastructure Network" in collaboration with Inspectech Analygas group Inc.

This grant will fund advanced real-world based simulation models informing the integration of Energy Storage System (ESS) to advance the operation electric bus transit, with Hatem Ahmed and Mohamed El-Sayed as the lead PhD graduate students.

Dr. Mohamed is developing tools, transferring knowledge and training new generations of competent employable engineers to capitalize on the opportunities associated with the role of disruptive technologies in future cities of tomorrow. There are two main streams to his research:

Public Transit Renaissance through the development of new research models for improving the quality of public transit systems. These models include, yet not limited to, electric buses, behavioural and perceptional models, feasibility assessment, cascading impacts, and innovative service delivery business models.

Disruptive Tools for Transportation Systems through the development of toolboxes informing the integration of various disruptive technologies. This research focuses on the utilization of adaptive analytical models (e.g. ML) for testing, validating, and quantifying the impacts of new technologies in our transportation system, with a focus on autonomous UAVs application in parcel delivery.