Dr. Abdelaziz is an assistant professor of thermofluids with more than 15 years of R&D and project management experience in energy-efficient building technologies, sustainable energy production and utilization, alternative cooling and heating technologies, and alternative lower global warming refrigerants. He led the building equipment research group and was responsible for a diverse research program with an annual budget of $18M. In September 2017, Abdelaziz moved to Dubai, UAE and established CLEAT-Consulting where he catered state-of-the-art consulting and R&D services for green buildings globally. He actively collaborates with leading appliance and equipment manufacturers on the development of advanced and state of the art HVAC&R equipment. Dr. Abdelaziz is currently a member of the United Nations Ozone Secretariat Technoeconomic Assessment Panel (TEAP) and a co-chair of its Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heat Pump Technical Options Committee (RTOC). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and holds several patents.