Eberhard Schlücker | University of Erlangen-Nuremberg | Germany
Dr. Eberhard Schlucker has been a professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg since 2000. His expertise is the energetic and functional optimization of process engineering plants and their components. Furthermore, high-pressure processes and high-pressure components as well as regenerative energy technology and its impact on society with central interest. All of this is currently flowing into a decentralized energy supply, which he pursue with great passion. His professional background includes an apprenticeship as a machine worker, a degree in mechanical and chemical engineering and 11 years in industrial management positions.
Silvia Brunoro | University of Ferrara | Italy
Silvia Brunoro (Ferrara, 1973), is an architect, Researcher at the Department of Architecture of Ferrara. She is member of two researches Centres at the Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara: the LEM (Laboratory of research on Estate & environment Management) and the A>E Architettura Energia Centre. She is author of several publication concerning energy efficiency and sustainable design, mainly related to the envelope of the building. In 2006 she published the volume “Energy efficiency of façades. Standards, needs and examples for the refurbishment”.
She has been involved in numerous national and European researches (COST C 16, COST TU0701, FP7 PROFICIENT, H2020 Project INCEPTION).
She has carried out several teaching experiences mainly oriented in the field of technological disciplines, in particular deepening the aspects of the sustainable design and the reduction of energy consumption by the design of the building envelope. Actually she is professor of Environmental Design and Buildings an materials design at the Department of Architecture - University of Ferrara. Main field of research are sustainable refurbishment, energy efficiency and innovation of technologies and materials
Associate Professor | University ‘G. d’Annunzio’ of Chieti-Pescara | Italy
Piero Di Carlo is an associate professor of atmospheric sciences and climate change at the University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara. He graduated in Physics summa cum laude. His Ph.D. degree is in Physics with emphasis on atmospheric science from the University of L’Aquila, with a year and half of study abroad at the Pennsylvania State University (USA). The research activity of Prof. Di Carlo is focused on the study of the atmospheric composition and on the impacts of its changes on climate, air quality, and human health. He was visiting professor at Harvard University (2016), and other abroad universities. He published 63 papers on the peer-reviewed journals and is co-author of an Italian patent (N°0001418888, 26/10/2015). He has been Principal investigator of national and international projects, in 2011 and 2017 he was the director of summer schools organized by an EU network of research aircraft (EUFAR). Since 2016 is Deputy Coordinator of the Ph.D. program on Earthquake and environmental hazards and director of the Laboratory of physics-chemistry of the atmosphere and climatology at the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy).
Researcher | Italian National Research Council- Engine Institute | Italy
Dr. Michela Costa is a Researcher of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) since 2001, Ph.D. in Engineering of Thermo-Mechanical Systems, she has carried out R&D activities mainly oriented to the development of numerical models for the optimization of energy conversion processes for both steady and propulsion applications. In particular, she focused on the dynamics of liquid sprays in gaseous atmospheres, detailed kinetics of combustion processes, gasification of biomass and waste-to-energy systems. She is currently project manager of various funded projects by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) and expert evaluator for the EU Research Executive Agency (REA), MISE and other National Committees in Italy and Belgium. She is author of more than 180 scientific publications, worked as Recognized Reviewer for many International Journals (as Applied Energy, Fuel, Energy, Energy Conversion and Management) and was chairman, organizer or invited speaker in International Conferences (SAE ICE&V, SAE Fuels and Lubricants, Thermacomp, UIT).
Professor | University of Lorraine | France
Dr. Riad Benelmir is a professor at the University of Lorraine in the field of Energy Engineering with 30 years of teaching and research experience with a permanent involvement in education management (Head of Studies in Engineering School, Head of Formation in Energetics in Buildings within the MASc of Civil Engineering). He did his Ph.D. (1989) and MASc (1985) in Mechanical Engineering-Thermal Sciences from Georgia Tech, USA. He is Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Energy Environment Economics. He heads a research team working on energy efficiency in particular solar/biomass cooling, energy integration in buildings and biofuels production from wastes (Olive Mill Waste Water Sludge).
Ph.D. Student | University of Lorraine | France
Khan is a Ph.D. student at LERMAB, Université de Lorraine, France. He is working on a European project ERANETMED “WASTE2FUEL”. He is using Aspen Plus software to model the pyrolysis process. The main objective of the project is to design a smart and sustainable integrated thermochemical catalytic process of residues from olive mills. In his master’s thesis, he has worked on solar-based absorption cooling system using TRNSYS software.
ENGIE Green France | France
Mamadou DIONE is a Ph.D. student in statistics at the Center for research in economics and statistics (CREST-ENSAE Paris- Tech). After a Master's degree in Mathematics engineering at the University of Lyon 1 following by an internship at EDF R& D, he began in August 2016 a Ph.D. in applied mathematics (statistical specialty). He works in ENGIE Green France on machine learning methods for short-term wind power forecasting and the implementation of a tool for predicting wind energy production of ENGIE Green France.
Professor | Loughborough University | United Kingdom
Dr. Ahsan Islam obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry with specialization in Genome Biology and Bioinformatics from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2014. He was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA from 2014 to 2017. Since July 2017, he has been working as a Lecturer in Biochemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. His research interests lie in the areas of systems and synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, computational biology, and bioinformatics.
Professor | University of Cagliari | Italy
Giacomo Cao got his Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cagliari in February 1986 and his PhD also in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1990. He became Assistant Professor in 1990, Associate Professor in 1992 and Full Professor of Chemical Engineering in 2001. He has been visiting scholar at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, USA, in 1988, 1991 and 1992 and research associate at the same University in 1993. He has been the co-author of more than 200 papers in refereed journals, 3 books, 3 edited book, 19 papers in refereed conference proceedings, 12 patents and 20 book chapters. He has been recognized as one of the 50 world leaders in Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis (SHS) in October 2007. Since October 2013, he is serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Legal Representative of the Sardinian AeroSpace District (DASS) Scarl. Since November 2016, he has been included in the list of the Top Italian Scientists.
Researcher | University of cyprus | Cyprus
Constantinos studied with a scholarship at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where in 2012 got the Diploma of Architect Engineer with an excellent performance and was awarded as the best graduate. In 2018 he was awarded with the doctoral degree (PhD) from the Department of Architecture of the University of Cyprus, and besides research, he teaches at the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology. His research deals extensively with the sustainability and energy efficiency of buildings on the architectural side, both professionally and within his research
Professor | University on Bonn| Germany
Dr. Duy Nong is a senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Bonn, Germany. He has been working on the Australian Research Council Linkage Project in Australia, National Science Foundation Project in the US, and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany to solving environmental and economic problems of climate change. He is particularly interested in renewable energy target, as well as cleaner production technology and policies. His research devotes to help countries/regions achieve sustainable development. He also seeks to explore ways to balancing energy market, while ensuring the national energy security in the context of energy and/or climate change policies. He is pursuing research to examine potential solutions to problems of bioeconomy transformation to help maintain sustainable development worldwide. He is a regular reviewer for energy journals and has numerous publications in Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Energy, and the Journal of Cleaner Production, among the others.
Associate Professor | Zhejiang University | China
Gang Wu, Associate Professor, Zhejiang University, obtained PhD degree in Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2004, and was named associate professor in 2006. His research interest focuses on the design and preparation of organic and organic/inorganic hybrid materials for opto-electronic applications. As the PI, he has gotten 8 projects from Ministry of Science and Technology of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation. He has issued 18 china patents, published over 100 papers in referred journals, including Adv. Energy Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Funct. Mater., Adv. Opt. Mater., Adv. Electron. Mater., J. Mater. Chem. A, Nano Res., with an H-index of 27.
Senior lecturer | Stellenbosch University | South Africa
Jaap Hoffmann is senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University in the thermofluids subject stream. He did his bachelors, masters and PhD at Stellenbosch University. He joined the power utility ESKOM in 1993, first as plant engineer, and then CFD specialist, focusing on dispersed two-phase flow. He left ESKOM for PBMR in 2002, where his focus turned to flow and heat transfer in packed beds of spheres. After PBMR, he joined the University of Stellenbosch in 2012, researching solar thermal energy, and heat transfer and fluid flow through packed beds of crushed rock, building on the PBMR experience
Researcher | Aalto University | Finland
Mahdi Pourakbari-Kasmaei (S’10–M’15) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, power systems, from the Universidad Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Ilha Solteira, Brazil in 2015. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UNESP and also a visiting researcher at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, for about 15 months. He was a project executive of three practical projects, PI of three academic projects, and also a consultant in an electric power distribution company. Currently, he is a researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Aalto University, Finland. He is also the Chairman of IEEE PES/IES Finland IE13/PE31/A34/PEL35 Joint Chapter. His research interests include power systems planning, operations, economics, and environmental issues.
Professor | Amar TELIDJI University of Laghouat | Algeria
Ali CHEKNANE is a full-Professor at the Amar Telidji University of Laghouat-Algeria. He has completed his PhD in physics. Ali is having 20 years teaching graduate and post-graduate teaching experience at the university as temporary, associated and permanent position. He has published many papers in various journals and conference proceedings on renewable energy subjects. He published more than 50 journal papers, did more than 40 conference presentations and served as an editorial board member for several technical and organizing committees for international conferences.He has many years’ experience of supervising several postgraduate and graduate students. He got an incentive award from “Centre de Development des Energies Renouvelables- CDER”. He was awarded for the best publication in physics in Algeria from the ANDRU agency in 2008. He is the Head of the research team: “Photovoltaic Systems & Devices” at the Laboratory of Semiconductors and Functional Materials. He is a reviewer in many Journals as: Solar Energy, Conversion Energy and Management Journal; Electronics Journal, International Journal of Engineering Innovations and Research, Measurement and International Journal of Electronics…etc.Ali CHEKNANE is the Dean of the Faculty of Technology at Amar Telidji University of Laghouat- Algeria.
Professor | University of Fort Hare | South Africa
Edson L. Meyer obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of Port Elizabeth in 2002 and has been actively involved in renewable energy research for 21 years. He is a member of the South African Institute of Physics and the South African Association for Energy Engineers. His current research deals with various aspects of solar PV and solar thermal, dye sensitized and perovskite solar cells, heat pumps with solar water heaters, grid-connected PV, biomass gasification and biogas digestion. He was appointed as Executive Director of the Fort Hare Institute of Technology in 2004
Master’s Students | University of Brasília | Brazil
Maurício Almeida Pinto received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Brasília, and he is currently a master’s student at the same university. His main area of interest is those related to renewable energy conversion systems and impact assessment tools, namely Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). He has been studying the impact of photovoltaic technology insertion in the Brazilian grid since 2015, especially the atmospheric GHG release. His evaluation model relies on articles, LCA database, reports from international and national agencies to estimate the carbon footprint and carbon payback time. This approach allows for understanding the PV equipment environmental performance and the Brazilian public policy to mitigate climate change
Researcher | Beijing Institute of Technology | China
Syed Anees Haider Zaidi is presently doing Ph.D at School of Management and Economics, Beijing Institute of Technology, China. He has published various SSCI/SCI research articles in the field of sustainable development, energy economics and social issues. He has been working as Deputy Treasurer at COMSATS University Islamabad Pakistan for 9 years. He has also been working as an international trainer for Enterprise management, Public Procurement and Financial systems.
Associate Professor | Jinan University | China
Dr. Yuchao Li is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Nanophotonics, Jinan University, and a director for laboratory of nanophotonic manipulation. His research interests lie at nanophotonics and biophotonics. Dr. Li has published over 20 academic papers in SCI-indexed journals such as Nature Commun., ACS Nano, Light: Sci. Appl., Adv. Funct. Mater., and has applied for 10 national invention patents. Dr. Li has served as a session chair, organizing committee member and invited reporter at important academic conferences for several times, and he is currently an editorial board member of Journal of Biomaterials. Dr. Li was awarded with the 2019 IAAM Scientific Medal and 2018 Guangdong Provincial First Prize of Science and Technology (5/6). He is also serving as referee for physics and optics journals: Light: Science & Applications, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics et al.
Special Secretary | Government of Punjab | India
Manashvi Kumar is a career bureaucrat. He is currently serving as Special Secretary (Revenue), with the government of Punjab, at Chandigarh (India). My areas of interest include: public policy public administration, development studies, and legislative politics, public law and judicial systems. Apart from policy issues related to non-conventional energy sector, my methodological approaches for my academic interest include: mixed method investigative approaches for inter-disciplinary research, evidence-based policy, decentralised approach towards associated policy making, ethnography and case studies.