Programme Directors


Cherif Assaf

Mr Cherif Assaf

Programme Director
REIDS & Multi Energy Systems and Grids (SMES)
Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N)​

Pho​ne:​ (+65) 6908 2329​
Office: CleanTech One, #02-23

Mr. Cherif Assaf joined ERI@N as Program Director in March 2018. His focus is on R&D as well as demonstration and deployment projects in both REIDS and Smart Multi Energy System (SMES). 

Cherif brings with him more than 25 years’ of technology leadership experience at Schneider (France, Italy and Singapore) and Philips (France and South Africa), plus RD&D and entrepreneurial experience from various parts of the world. In ERI@N, Cherif plays the role of technology integration across our interdisciplinary research programs.

Cherif holds a Master of Engineering from a French engineering school in Civil and Electrical Engineering in Lille. 

Research Interests​

  • Power systems, distribution networks and micro-grid systems modelling, design, validation and implementation in the specific off-grid context
  • Grid intelligence (solar forecasting, demand response, fault detection)
  • Power applications of artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain for energy transactions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Development of widely accepted metrics to assess and compare the economic and financial viability of various off-grid microgrid solutions under specific deployment situations