Prof. dr. ir. Omar Hegazy received the B.Sc. (with honours) and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt. He obtained his PhD degree in July 2012 (with the greatest distinction) from the department of Electrical Machines and Energy Technology (ETEC), Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), Belgium. Prof. Dr. Hegazy leads the power electronics and electrical machines (PEEM) team in MOBI, where he coordinates the research work in this field in several national and European projects. He is the author of more than 70 scientific publications. Furthermore, he is a member of IEEE and IEC standards. Prof. dr. Hegazy fields of interest include power electronics, electrical machines, electric and (plug-in) hybrid electric vehicles, battery management systems (BMS), power management strategies, control systems, optimization techniques and renewable energy.