Dr. Abdelhakim Hassabou is a scientist in solar energy applications at the Qatar Environment & Energy Research Institute (QEERI), HBKU, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar. He is the Academic Program Director and Associate Professor of Postgraduate Studies in Renewable Energy at the Cambridge Corporate University (CCU) in Switzerland. He is the Director of the International Energy Unit at CPI International Group, Switzerland. Dr. Hassabou has been working on R&D in the field of solar energy technologies and seawater desalination for 25 years. The R&D activities and research interests are focused on advancing solar energy for a wide range of applications in both photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal technologies beyond current trends. Particular research interests focus on district cooling, efficient processes, integrated polygeneration systems, solar desalination, green agriculture, solar heating, solar cooling and large scale energy storage.