Welcome to INCORE 2016

Zewail City of Science and Technology and the African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE) are organizing the International Conference on Renewable Energy (INCORE 2016) in celebration of the 5th anniversary of ANSOLE. The conference will be held at the Zewail City of Science, October 6th City, close to Cairo from February 3 to 6, 2016.

At INCORE 2016, experts from all over the world will disseminate the latest cutting-edge technologies in the renewable energy field and will address the main renewable energy challenges that Egypt and Africa face today.

The conference will provide a forum for scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, industrial experts, and technicians from all over the world on the recent developments in the field of renewable energy.

  • Conference Vice Chairperson

    Dr. Shaimaa Ali

    Zewail City of Science and Technology, Giza, Egypt
  • ANSOLE Coordinator and International Organizer

    Prof. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe

    Linz Institute of Organic Solar Cell (LIOS), Linz, Austria


The conference topics include, but not limited to the following:

1. Renewable Energy

  • Renewable energy potentials
  • Technical and educational concepts, and training in renewable energy
  • Projects in renewable energy and its related topics
  • Green nanotechnology
  • Integrated smart systems and components
  • Case studies

2. Energy Conversion and Energy Storage

  • Biomass
  • Fuel cells
  • Wind energy
  • Solar thermal
  • Solar concentrators
  • Energy production and storage
  • Solar based hydrogen production
  • Integrated smart systems and components
  • Water treatment and water desalination

3. Photovoltaic Materials, Devices and Applications

  • Thin film photovoltaics
  • Photonics and plasmonics
  • Solution process technology
  • Electronic structure and interfaces
  • Device properties and charge transport
  • Novel organic/inorganic and hybrid materials
  • Perovskites (solution processed, vacuum deposited)
  • Organic photovoltaics (polymers and small molecules)
  • Photovoltaic based quantum dots and dye sensitized solar cells
  • Nanostructured and nanocomposite materials for photovoltaics
  • High efficiency approaches in vacuum and printing technologies
  • Transparent electrodes and transparent conductive oxides (TCO)
  • Equipment and machine components for large area manufacturing processes
  • Theory, modeling, simulation and computational methods of materials and devices
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General Information

To be announced.

Organizing Committee

Chairperson of the Conference

  • Prof. Salah Obayya, Zewail City of Science and Technology

 Vice Chairperson of the Conference

  • Dr. Shaimaa Ali, Zewail City of Science and Technology

ANSOLE Coordinator and International Organizer

  • Prof. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

Organizing Committee Members

  • Prof. Mabrouk K. El Mansy Faculty of Science, Benha Univeristy
  • Prof. Yasser G. Dessouky, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)
  • Prof. Ibrahim Ismail, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Osama Tobail, Egypt Nanotechnology center (EGNC)
  • Prof. Atef M. Amer, Zagazig University
  • Prof. Mostafa Elashry, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Prof. Ahmed Soliman, Al-Azhar University
  • Prof. Fawzy Abd-Elhamid, National Research Center
  • Prof. Mona H. Abdel Rehim, National Research Center
  • Prof. Mohamed S. Al Kotb, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University
  • Dr. Rania M. A. Khalil, Zagazig University
  • Dr. Mohamed Farhat, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Muhamed Hussein, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Merfat M. Ibraheem, National Research Center
  • Eng. Randa Safaan, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Eng. Reham Zagloul, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Eng. Ehab Farouk Abd El-Aziz, New & Renewable Energy Authority (NREA)
  • Eng. Doha Abd El-Rahman, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Eng. Muhamed Hamdy, Zewail City of Science and Technology
  • Ms. Rasha Ramzy, Zewail City of Science and Technology

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Samir Romdhane, University of Carthago, Tunisia
  • Prof. Teketel Yohannes, University of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Abdelfettah Barhdadi, ENS, Rabat, Morocco
  • Prof. Adenike Boyo, Lagos State University, Nigeria
  • Prof. Mammo Muchie, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Dr. Ralph Gebauer, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
  • Prof. César Kapseu, University of Ngaoundere, Cameroon
  • Prof. Serdar Sariciftci, University of Linz, Austria
  • Prof. Joseph Niemela, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
  • Prof. Izzedine Zorkani, University of Fes, Morocco
  • Prof. Malik Maaza, iThemba Labs, South Africa
  • Prof. Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe, University of Linz, Austria
  • Prof. Amel Rhomdhane, University of El-Manar Tunis, Tunisia
  • Dr. Getachew Adam, Dilla University, Dilla, Ethiopia
  • Prof. Mabrouk El Mansy, University of Benha, Egypt
  • Dr. Ineke Malsch, MalschValuation, Utrecht Netherlands
  • Dr. Daniel Yamegueu, 2iE, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Prof. Michael Dürer, University of Giessen, Germany
  • Prof. Emanuela Colombo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Prof. Salah Obayya, Zewail, City of Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Prof. Mohamed El-Okr, University of Al-Azhar, Egypt
  • Dr. Zivayi Chiguvare, NEI Windhoek, Namibia
  • Prof. Tahar Achour, Energy Consultant, Tunis, Tunisia
  • Prof. Ibrahim Ismail, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Prof. Osama Tobail, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (EGNC), Egypt
  • Prof. Carsten Agert, University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Prof. Yasser Gaber Dessouky, AAST, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof. Emmanuel Iwuoha, UWC, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Prof. Gerhard Gobsch, University of Ilmenau, Germany
  • Prof. Atef Mohamed Abdel-Hamed, University of Zagazig, Egypt
  • Dr. Robinson Juma Musembi, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. Zahir Rouabah, University of BBA, Algeria
  • Dr. Safae Aazou, MASCIR , Rabat, Morocco
  • Dr. Fawzy Abd-Elhamid, National Research Center, Egypt
  • Dr. Mohamed Farhat, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Dr. Mona Abdel Rehim, National Research Center, Egypt
  • Dr. Shaimaa Ali, Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt
  • Dr. Claude Vidal Aloyem Kazé, University of Bamenda, Cameroon
  • Dr. Emmanuel Ramde, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Prof. Mostafa Elashry, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (EGNC), Egypt
  • Dr. Masanobu Nogami, University of Kinki, Japan
  • Prof. Baitoul Mimouna, University of Fes, Morocco
  • Prof. Yao Azoumah, PAUWES, Tlemcen, Algeria

Abstract Submission

INCORE 2016 welcomes abstract submissions for oral and/or poster presentations. All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference scientific committee members. If your abstract is accepted, you will receive an acceptance email. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings.

Please prepare your abstract using the template which is downloadable here. To submit your abstract, please visit the registration page and fill in the registration form before you upload your abstract.

If you face any problems with your abstract submission, please don't hesitate to contact us at incore2016(at)

Abstract submission is not a mandatory requirement to attend the conference, but it is open for all interested participants. Submitted abstracts should not exceed one page.

Poster Instruction

The poster session will take place in the exhibition area. Stander poster panels will be available.

Posters should be in a portrait format and the appropriate dimension should be 84 x 119 cm (A0 size).

All posters will be numbered as given in the final program. Please fix your poster on the panel marked with your poster number.

Important Dates

  • Conference date: February 3 - 6, 2016

  • Abstract submission opening date: August 1, 2015

  • Deadline for abstract submission: November 11, 2015

  • Abstract acceptance notification: December 1, 2015

  • Early bird registration deadline: December 20, 2015

Conference Venue

Zewail City of Science, October 6th City, close to Cairo.


To be announced soon.

Invitation Letter

If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, the organizers will be pleased to provide you one. Delegates requiring visas should request an invitation letter from the organizers at the time of registering for the event, ensuring sufficient time is left for the application to be completed. Delegates are then responsible for contacting the relevant/appropriate embassy themselves. The organizer can do nothing further to assist this process.

Required information for the invitation letter

  • Full name as in your passport
  • Passport Number
  • Title (Dr., Prof., Mr., Ms.)
  • Organization
  • Full mailing address
  • Telephone and fax numbers
  • Email address
  • Additional information such as title of the abstract


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