Renewable Energy: The Science behind the Trend


The Science behind the Trend

Power and Cleantech enthusiasts, hurry up and book your calendars!

IEEE Lebanon Section - Joint Chapters (IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35) invite you to celebrate the PES Day 2021*on Saturday*April 10th, 4 pm GMT+3, with an event entitled " Renewable Energy: The Science behind the Trend".

PES is IEEE's Power and Energy Society; this year's events are dedicated to the topic of Clean Energy.
That's why we are bringing you a variety of talks related to smart grid and renewables, wind energy and environmental sciences. Entrepreneurship fans also have their session with innovators in the field.

Registration required:

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Abdallah Kassem

  Date and Time





  • Co-sponsored by NDU, LIU, AUB, USEK and UoB IEEE Student Branches
  • Starts 03 April 2021 08:16 PM
  • Ends 10 April 2021 04:30 PM
  • All times are Asia/Beirut
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


John of GE


Smart Grid

John D. McDonald, P.E.

IEEE Life Fellow

CIGRE Distinguished Member

Smart Grid Business Development Leader

Senior Fellow

Grid Solutions

GE Renewable Energy 


John D. McDonald, P.E., is Smart Grid Business Development Leader for GE’s Grid Solutions business. John has 46 years of experience in the electric utility transmission and distribution industry. John received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. (Power Engineering) degrees from Purdue University, and an M.B.A. (Finance) degree from the University of California-Berkeley. John is a Life Fellow of IEEE (member for 50 years), and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Excellence in Power Distribution Engineering Award, the IEEE PES Substations Committee Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE PES Meritorious Service Award, the 2016 CIGRE Distinguished Member Award and the 2016 CIGRE USNC Attwood Associate Award. John is Past President of the IEEE PES, the VP for Technical Activities for the US National Committee (USNC) of CIGRE, the Past Chair of the IEEE PES Substations Committee, and the IEEE Division VII Past Director. John was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE-SA (Standards Association) and is an IEEE Foundation Director. John received the 2009 Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award from Purdue University. John teaches a Smart Grid course at the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Smart Grid course for GE, and Smart Grid courses for various IEEE PES local chapters as an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer (since 1999). John has published one hundred fifty papers and articles, has co-authored five books and has one US patent.


Address:United States

Ahmad of Grenoble INP France


Airborne wind energy


Ahmad Hably received the BS degree in electrical engineering from the Lebanese
University, Lebanon, in 2004, the MS degree in 2005 and the PhD degree in au-
tomatic control from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France,
in 2007. After one year as a Researcher (ATER) with the LIRMM Laboratory,
he has joined the Universite de Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, as an Asso-
ciate Professor at the Automatic Control Department of Grenoble Image Parole
Signal Automatique Laboratory (GIPSA-lab). His research interests include
electrical vehicle integration, nonlinear control, predictive control for energy
systems, and airborne wind energy systems.




Introduction: 4:00pm – 4:15 pm featuring Dr. Bachar El Hassan Lebanon Section Chair, Abdallah Kassem Joint Chapters (IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35) Chair

4:15 pm – 5:05 pm  Mr. John McDonald 

Dr. Hassan Harajli: 5:05 pm – 5:30 pm

Break: 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

Dr. Ahmad Habli: 5:45 pm – 6:25 pm

Ms. Yara Acaf: 6:25 pm – 6:50 pm

Break: 6:50 pm – 7:00 pm

Innovation Exhibition: 7:00 pm – 7:50 pm

Closing: 7:50 pm – 8:00 pm

IEEE Lebanon Section - Joint Chapters (IE13/PE31/CAS04/PEL35)