Prof. Dr. [M] Noshin Omar is the managing director of ABEE and has 18 years’ experience in R&D projects. He obtained his PhD degree in electromechanical Engineering Sciences from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in the field of Li-ion batteries for automotive applications. Since 2012 until March 2019, he was the Director of the Battery Innovation Centre at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, where he was leading a team of 30 researchers in the field of energy storage. Over the last 10 years he has been active in various national and European projects in the field of characterisation, electrical, thermal, electrochemical and lifetime modelling of various rechargeable energy storage systems. He contributed to various European projects (in total 25 projects) such as SUPERLIB, ORCA, ASSURED, GHOST, OBELICS, SELFIE, VISION-xEV, 3BELIEVE, LONGRUN, LIPLANET, SUBLIME, SAFELIMOVE, COFBAT. He has more than 200 publications.