Nowshad Amin is currently serving as a Strategic Hire Professor at the Institute of Sustainable Energy of The National Energy University (@Universiti Tenaga Nasional) of Malaysia. He is also an Adjunct Professor at The National University of Malaysia (@ Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia). Previously, he served 11 years in the Dept. of Electrical, Electronic & Systems Engineering of The National University of Malaysia (@ Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), where he also led the Solar Photovoltaic Research Group under the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). He also served as the visiting professor at the King Saud University of Saudi Arabia from 2010 till 2016. After completing the higher secondary education from his native country, Bangladesh, he received the Japanese Ministry of Education (MONBUSHO) scholarship to pursue a diploma in Electrical Engineering (1994) at Gunma National College of Technology, Bachelor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (1996) at Toyohashi University of Technology and followed by Master (1998) and PhD (2001) in solar photovoltaic technology at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His areas of expertise include microelectronics, renewable energy, solar photovoltaic applications and thin film solar PV development. His research focuses on the commercialization of solar photovoltaic products from his patented entities. He served as the CTO of a University Spin-off company financed by the Malaysian Technology Development Center (MTDC). He has been serving as the PI and Co-PI of many government and international funded projects. He has authored more than 350 peer-reviewed publications, a few books and book chapters. He is actively involved in promoting renewable energy to the developing countries in South and South East Asia, and working as an enthusiastic promoter for the affordable renewable energy resources
Prof. Sondipon Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University. Currently he is a Wolfson Research Merit Award holder from the Royal Society. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Cambridge. During this time he was the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College. He was a lecturer at the Bristol University and a Junior Research Fellow in Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He was a visiting Professor at the Carleton University, University of Johannesburg and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research areas are multidisciplinary in nature and include uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics, bio &nanomechanics (nanotubes, graphene, cell mechanics, nano-bio sensors), dynamics of complex systems, inverse problems for linear and non-linear dynamics and vibration energy harvesting. He has published about 150 journal papers and 100 conference papers in these areas. He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007) in Engineering (given to an outstanding scholar under the age of 35).
Prof Michael Pecht is a world renowned expert in strategic planning, design, test, and risk assessment of electronics and information systems. Prof Pecht has a BS in Physics, an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MS and PhD in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is a Professional Engineer, an IEEE Fellow, an ASME Fellow, an SAE Fellow and an IMAPS Fellow. He is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Access, and served as chief editor of the IEEE Transactions on Reliability for nine years, and chief editor for Microelectronics Reliability for sixteen years. He has also served on three U.S. National Academy of Science studies, two US Congressional investigations in automotive safety, and as an expert to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He is the founder and Director of CALCE (Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering) at the University of Maryland, which is funded by over 150 of the world's leading electronics companies at more than US$6M/year. The CALCE Center received the NSF Innovation Award in 2009 and the National Defense Industries Association Award. Prof Pecht is currently a Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering and a Professor in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Scientific Computation at the University of Maryland. He has written more than twenty books on product reliability, development, use and supply chain management. He has also written a series of books of the electronics industry in China, Korea, Japan and India. He has written over 700 technical articles and has 8 patents. In 2015 he was awarded the IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Award for visionary leadership in the development of physics-of-failure-based and prognostics-based approaches to electronic packaging reliability. He was also awarded the Chinese Academy of Sciences President's International Fellowship. In 2013, he was awarded the University of Wisconsin-Madison's College of Engineering Distinguished Achievement Award. In 2011, he received the University of Maryland's Innovation Award for his new concepts in risk management. In 2010, he received the IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award for his innovations in the area of prognostics and systems health management. In 2008, he was awarded the highest reliability honor, the IEEE Reliability Society's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has previously received the European Micro and Nano-Reliability Award for outstanding contributions to reliability research, 3M Research Award for electronics reliability analysis, and the IMAPS William D. Ashman Memorial Achievement Award for his contributions in reliability assessment methods for electronics products and systems.
Haigang Wang is a professor in the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he also received his PhD in the same field. He was working with the University of Manchester as research associate during 2005 and 2010. Haigang Wangâ€™s research interests include flow dynamics simulation and measurement of multi-phase flows, mathematical modeling and process control for fluidized bed drying processes, processtomography and 3D image reconstruction software developing, and monitoring and control for granulation, drying and coating processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Wang has participated in several key projects funding by EPSRC, TSB in UK and NSFC projects in China related with energy, petrol and pharmaceutical industry. He has been shortlisted as a finalist for the IET Innovation awards (highly commended for the IET Innovation Awards for Measurement in Action for 2009). He has published more than 120 scientist papers including the best paper award in international process tomography conference in 2008 in Poland and one international patent which has been demonstrated in GEA-Aeromatic in Switzerland and UK, AstraZeneca in Sweden and DuPont in USA. He has given several keynote lectures in international conference including 2014 IEEE Imaging System and Technology Conference in Greece, 2015 Asian Particle Technology Conference in South Korea, 2018 World Congress on Particle Technology Congress in USA and 2019 International Fluidization XVI conference in China. He is further a member of AIChE and IEEE and referees for several international journals, including AIChE Journal, Chemical Engineering and Science, Measurement Science and Technology, Flow Measurement and Instrumentation., Fuel & Energy and Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision.
Dr. Hui-Ming Wee is ranked among the top 2.5%of world-wide ResearchGate members in the world and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Inventory Academicians and Practitioners, 2018, World Class Professor Award from the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Indonesia), 2019, Distinguished Educator Award from the International Society of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 2018, Excellent Researcher, Life and 3 time Excellent Researcher Award, Taiwan. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Technologies, Guest Editor for Journal of Cloud Computing, on â€˜Cloud Information Technologies in Educationâ€™, Guest Editor for International Journal of Computers and Applications,Special issue on â€œHigh Performance Computing for Inventive Systemsâ€, Special Issue Editor, Annual of Operations Research Journal, on â€œEmerging Trends in Inventory, Supply Chain & Reliability Modelling" and Associate Editor,Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO).
Professor Cabrera is, since 1.971, Energy Engineer and has a Physical Science degree since 1974. Two years later, in 1976, he got his doctoral degree. He has been full Fluid Mechanics professor at the Universitat PolitÃ¨cnica de ValÃ¨ncia from 1982 until 2018, where actually is Emeritus Professor. His main field of interest is urban hydraulics, especially on the nexus water â€“ energy. As in practice the efficient use of these crucial resources is deeply linked to water policy, he is also interested in any politic and socioeconomic related aspects.
Professor Cabrera has authored over 300 papers in peer refereed journals and national and international conferences. He has edited or co-edited and partially authored 32 books (18 in Spanish and 14 in English) and contributed, with different chapters, to other 60 books. Reviewer of the European Union research projects, Dr. Cabrera has supervised 15 PhD theses. Last, he has published in the most relevant Spanish journals around 100 newspaper opinion articles on water and university policies
Dr Xing-Gang Yan received the B.Sc. degree from Shaanxi Normal University, in 1985, the M.Sc. degree from Qufu Normal University in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree of engineering from Northeastern University, China in 1997. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Control Engineering at the University of Kent, United Kingdom.He worked as a Research Fellow/Research Associate in the NorthwesternPolytechnical University, University of Hong Kong, China, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He was a Lecturer in Qingdao University,China from 1991 to 1994. He is aIEEE member, IET member, HEA Fellow and a Charted Engineer. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Engineering Research and Science & Technology. He serves as a member of the Editorial Board of several engineering journals and a member of TPC for several international conferences. His research interests include sliding mode control, decentralised control, fault detection and isolation,and time delay system with applications. He has published three books, six invited book chapters and over 170 referred papers in these areas.
Wenzhe Tang is a Professor in Dept. of Hydraulic Engineering and Deputy Head of Construction
Management Dept., Tsinghua University. He has obtained his Bachelor degree in hydropower
engineering from Tsinghua University, China, and has completed his PhD in engineering
management from The University of Melbourne, Australia. He has published more than 80
papers in both international and domestic reputed journals such as Energy, Renewable Energy,
Sustainability, Natural Hazards, International Journal of Project Management, Journal of
Management in Engineering-ASCE, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management-
ASCE, Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities-ASCE, Journal of Professional Issues
in Engineering Education and Practice-ASCE, Journal of Asian Architecture and Building
Engineering, and Complexity. He has been serving as the Deputy Chairman of Standardization
Committee, Asia Water Council, and had been Chairman of the “International Conference on
Energy Engineering and Environmental Protection 2017. He has provided consultant services for
top industrial companies regarding hydropower development and international project
Karl-Heinz Gresslehner was born on 27.03.1948 in Linz / Austria and completed his PhD in the
field of semiconductor physics in 1981 at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. He was
working more then 10 years in the semiconductor industry (silicon technology as well as
manufactoring of Infrared detectors) and 24 years as a teacher at a school for higher technical
education (HTL). Since 2016 he is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Upper
Austria and is the head of the research group Thermoelectricity
Semiconductor Technology Research Center for Energetics, Algeria
Semiconductor Technology Research Center for Energetics, Algeria
Nadjib DROUICHE is a senior researcher at the Centre de Recherche en Semi-Conduceurs pour l’Energetique (ALgeria). He is Head of the environmental team. His research interests include adsorption, membrane processes, electrochemical processes using sacrificial anodes, Advanced Oxidation Processes, and recovery of by-products from industrial waste. He has published more than100 papers in ISI-ranked journals with more than 1800 citations and his h-index is 27.Dr. Drouiche was awarded TWAS-ARO YAS Prize 2012: "Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Arab Region".
Qiuya Tu has completed her PhD from University of Florida, USA, and worked in Halliburton, USA as a mechanical engineer, focused on CFD simulation, then she joined Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in China as a research assistant. Her main job is about to simulate and analyze multiphase flow in fluidized bed by CFD and CPFD, which can be used to provide reference for circulating fluidized bed and medical equipement design and optimization
Professor Che-Wun Hong received his Ph.D. from Imperial College, London, UK in 1987, after his MSc from UMIST, UK in 1983 and BSc from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 1978, all majored in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently the Director of the Green Energy & Quantum Engineering Lab in the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests are mainly at various green energy systems, such as: fuel cells, solar cells, LEDs, thermoelectric chips, combustion engines and automotive engineering, which are all based on academic fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics, Molecular Dynamics, Monte Carlo, Boltzmann Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, as well as System Dynamics/ Intelligent Control. Apart from the academic research, he has been actively conducting projects with the government, motor companies and various research institutes. In the year of 2011, he received the distinguished research award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the Taiwanese government. He was the general chairman of the International Symposium on Advanced Vehicle Control in 2006 (AVEC ï¿½06) and the Asia-Pacific Conference on Energy Storage and Conversion (APEnergy 2016). He was elected as the Fellow of the ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 2013. Currently, he serves as the scientific committee members and editors for many international conference organizations and academic journals. He has supervised 16 Ph.D. and 94 MSc. students in his academic career from 1987 until now and has published around 250 papers including journal articles and conference papers
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Professor Yahia Al-Smadi has a professional life experience in many fields includes Synthesis and analysis of mechanisms and machinery, Finite element method, nonlinear dynamic response of structure and soft tissues to extreme loading, biomechanics and wearable robots. He is currently serving as Transfer Technology Officer (TTO) at Jordan University of Science and Technology and Director of Autonomous Platforms Lab
Jyrki K. Kauppinen was born in Finland in 1944. He was received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967, his Master of Science degree in Physics in1968, and the Ph.D. degree in 1975 from the university of Oulu. He started his academic career at the University of Oulu working in many positions from assistant to professor. The National Research Council of Canada appointed him a research fellow in 1980. Dr. Kauppinen was elected as senior research fellow at the Academy of Finland in 1981. He has also worked at the Technical Research Center of Finland and the Metrology Research Institute of Helsinki University of Technology. In 1990 he was a visiting scientist at the National Research Council of Canada and at Kansas State University. At present he is a professor of Physics at the University of Turku (since 1986), a docent in Physics at the University of Oulu, and a docent in Optical Measurement Technology at Aalto University in Espoo.
Professor Kauppinen has published about 180 papers in international scientific journals and he has presented about 150 conference presentations and about 60 invited lectures. He has written invited review articles in Encyclopedia of Applied Physics, in Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, in Spectrometric Techniques, in Optics Encyclopedia, and in Handbook of Vibrational Spectroscopy. His paper dealing with Fourier Self-Deconvolution has the highest citation number in the whole history of the Journal of Applied Spectroscopy. In 2001 Kauppinen and Partanen published a book Fourier Transforms in Spectroscopy (Wiley-VCH). He has 20 patents or patents pending.
Prof. Decheng Wan received his Ph.D from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China in 1994. He became a lecturer of Shanghai University in 1994, and was promoted to be an associate professor of Shanghai University in 1996. After successively worked as a research fellow of the Royal Society at University College London, UK, a senior research fellow at National University of Singapore, and a Wissenschaftliche Angestellter at Dortmund University, Germany from 1997 to 2005, he returned to Shanghai and was appointed as a full professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006. He was selected as a distinguished professor of Shanghai Eastern Scholar in 2008, and promoted as a chair professor of Chang Jiang Scholar of China in 2014, and distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2015. Currently, Prof. Wan is director of Computational Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory (CMHL) at SJTU. His research interest is mainly on computational marine and coastal hydrodynamics, Computational Marine Hydrodynamics, Simulation Based Design for Offshore and Polar Structures, Renewable Energy in Deep Sea, numerical marine basin, nonlinear wave theory, wave loads on structures, numerical analysis of riser vortex-induced vibration (VIV) and platform vortex-induced motion (VIM), fluid- structure interaction, offshore wind turbine and other offshore renewable resources, as well as high performance computation on complex ship and ocean engineering flows, etc. In these areas, he has published over 480 papers and carried out more than 30 projects on marine hydrodynamics and computational hydrodynamics. He is Board of Directors and Chair of International Hydrodynamic Committee (IHC) of International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISOPE), Member of Advisor Committee of International Towing Tank Conference (ITTC), Member of Steering Committee of CFD Workshops in Ship Hydrodynamics, Standing Council Member of Association of Global Chinese Computational Mechanics, Member of External Advisory Committee (EAC) of the Department of Ocean Systems Engineering (OSE) of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is associate editor of Journal of Hydrodynamics, Journal of Ocean Science and Engineering, as well as member of Editorial Board of Ocean Engineering, Applied Ocean Research, Journal of Ocean and Wind Energy, Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering, International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Journal of Ship Mechanics, Journal of Marine Science and Applications, Journal of China Ship Research as well as Journal of Chinese Quarterly of Mechanics.
Dr Kary Thanapalan is a Senior Lecturer in Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering and Head of Research in Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science (FCES) at the University of South Wales (USW), UK. He is also the Undergraduate (BSc Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Technology Management) Programme Leader. He is a leading researcher in the fields of System Engineering, Energy, Control & Automation and Material Science. He has published over 80 research papers in peer reviewed international journals and refereed international conferences. He graduated from the City University London, UK with a first class BEng (Hons) in Control Engineering, later he obtained his PhD in Aerospace Control Systems from the University of Liverpool, UK and then conducted his research and development activities in various capacities at the University of Southampton, UK and University College London (UCL), UK. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of IET (CEng, MIET), and Member of the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He is the Editor In Chief of the I-managerâ€™s Journal on Instrumentation and Control Engineering. He serves as a member of TPC for many international conferences. His current research includes; Renewable energy, energy capture & storage for domestic consumption, operational safety analysis and controller design of drones system, early failure detection methods for composites materials, and improved SOC & SOH estimation for long series lithium cell for high power automotive applications.
Siva Prasad Reddy Muppala obtained Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1999. He obtained his doctoral ingenieur degree from Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, for the title, Modelling of Turbulent Premixed High-pressure Combustion with Application towards Gas Turbine Combustors. His research interests are Premixed Turbulent Combustion, large eddy simulation, and this includes development of algebraic flame wrinkling model for high operating pressure, varied fuels and fuel compositions. He further substantiated this model for hydrogen characteristics during postdoctoral studies at universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain, Belgium.
He is senior Lecturer in Thermofluids at Kingston University, and teaches Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical and Engineering Principles, Advanced mathematics, Solid Mechanics and Thermofluids at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has supervised four doctoral theses, worked in a number of research grants including EPSRC, and published high rated combustion journals in established scientific collaborations at national and international levels. Recently, he has also gained strong research interest in scholarship of learning/teaching with sub-subjects, differentiated learning and multiple intelligences.
Zahoor Ahmed Baloch
Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Zahoor Ahmed Baloch was born on January 1970 in Balochistan Pakistan. He did his bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology Khuzdar, and Master from UET Peshawar in 1995 and 2004 respectively.
Zahoor was selected for Master leading to PhD for France in 2006 by Higher Education Commission, Islamabad. He did his Master of Engineering from University of Limoges, France in 2007 and then PhD from ENSIL (Ecole Nationale Seperieure dâ€™ingenieurs de limoges) France in 2011.
Dr. Zahoor has served Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar, Pakistan as Vice Chancellor and Pro Vice Chancellor from 2014 to 2018.
Recently he is working as Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar, Pakistan.
Dr. Zahoor Ahmed has vast experience of teaching and research. He has published many national and international journal and conference Papers. Zahoor Ahmed well-known speaker and master trainer of Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
Yahya Asiri is an industry leader with more than 23 years of experience in engineering, operations, and management. He is a creative team player with widespread technical knowledge in Oil & Gas operations, engineering consultancy, defense R&D and armored vehicles manufacturing. He assumed many technical and managerial roles in world-class enterprises such as Saudi Aramco, Siemens, and ABB in different local as well as international locations. Yahya has a research interest in power electronics, electric machines, partial discharge, and artificial intelligence (AI). He did his BSc, MsC, and PhD in Electrical Engineering from King Saud Unversity, King Fahd University and the Technical University of Munich. Yahya currently is working in the USA as SME in AI for Battery Management Systems. Also, he is an entrepreneur working hard on his start-up company, Saudi Power Electronics Company