Specialties: Technoeconomic analysis and life cycle analysis of advanced energy and vehicle systems, with a focus on hydrogen and electrification technologies and their end use applications
Dr. Amgad Elgowainy is a senior scientist and distinguished fellow at Argonne National Laboratory. He leads the Electrification and Infrastructure Group with focus on engineering process modeling, environmental life cycle analysis and techno-economic analysis of hydrogen energy systems, fuel infrastructure and vehicle technologies. His research projects support governmental agencies, OEMs, energy industries, and utility and gas companies.
Amgad Elgowainy has contributed to the development of the environmental life cycle analysis models (GREET®, https://greet.es.anl.gov/) since 2001, and has led the development of the hydrogen infrastructure technoeconomic suite of models (HDSAM, https://hdsam.es.anl.gov/). These models are available for download and use, and are recognized by thousands of users globally.
Amgad Elgowainy is serving as a technical expert on several Technical Teams of the US DRIVE and the 21st Century Truck Partnerships. He also served as a technical expert in several of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technical Collaboration Programs on electric vehicles, hydrogen, and fuel-cell vehicles, and is currently supporting the development of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounting methodology for the International Partnership of Hydrogen Economy (IPHE) and for Ammonia Energy Association.
Amgad Elgowainy authored and coauthored more than 200 technical publications, edited a volume on Electric, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles, and authored several book chapters on low carbon fuels and electrification of transportation. He developed several licensed patents related to hydrogen fueling methods.
Amgad Elgowainy received numerous government and industry awards. In 2020 he was recognized by U.S. DOE Secretary Achievement Award related to his contribution to nuclear hydrogen demonstration projects. Dr. Elgowainy earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New York at Buffalo in 1994, and taught many undergraduate and graduate engineering and environmental courses at University of Chicago, Purdue University Northwest, Tennessee State University, and University at Buffalo.