Christopher Koroneos is a chemical engineer. He did all his studies at the Department of Chemical Engineering of Columbia University in New York, USA, where he later was a professor and continues to be associated with the Earth Engineering Center as a Research Associate. Now he is Associate Professor having the chair of Renewable Energy and Energy Management at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. He is also at the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. He is teaching at the Interdisciplinary Programme of Post Graduate Studies ‘‘Environment & Development’’ of the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests are in Renewable Energy, Exergy Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Development. He has more than 90 publications in Scientific Journals and more than 220 publications in proceedings of International conferences. He is in the editorial committee of 35 scientific journals, and he has participated in 37 national and international research projects.
Bin Zhu received his M.Sc., in 1987 from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and PhD in 1995 from Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Physics and Engineering Physics, Sweden. During 10/ 95-12/97 worked as Postdoc. in Uppsala University (in Ångström Lab). Since 1998, Dr. Zhu moved to Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and in 1999 became associate professor in Dept of Chemical Engineering and Technology, then in Dept of Energy Technology, KTH. He is visiting professor in Aalto University and Nanyang Technological University as well as guest professor and professor in several Chinese universities to co-supervise research projects and PhD students. From 2018, Zhu has been appointed as a visiting professor position in Loughborough University, UK. Selected by Hubei Provincial 100-oversea talents program in 2013, established two teams in Hubei University and University of Geoscience for frontier research in new functional composite materials, especially, novel semiconductor-ionic materials for next generation fuel cells: the electrolyte (layer)-free fuel cells and solar cells. He is founder and principle investigator on Semiconductor-Ionics which will be mainly topic of his recent years scientific presentations. He is coordinating EC - China NANOCOFC (Nanocomposites for advanced fuel cells) research network, www.nanocofc.com involving many EU and Chinese universities, institutes as well as industries. Dr. Zhu has about 300 publications in nano-composites and new semiconductor-ionic materials for advanced fuel cells from material to device, technology and scaling up. Innovations made on low temperature, 300-600°C SOFCs, electrolyte (layer)-free fuel cell (EFFC), single layer fuel cells (SLFCs), highlighting breakthroughs for fuel cells and next generation high-efficient fuel-to-electricity conversion. Zhu has around 300 referred journals’ publications, H-index 42 (@ google scholar) citation over 6000. He is one of the most cited scholars in China (Energy sector) for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 published by Elsevier. Dr. Zhu chairs and supervises research teams more than 30 members, around ten associate professors,/lectures, a number of postdocts and more than 10 PhD students.
Dr. Bin Yang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering and the Bioproduct, Sciences & Engineering Laboratory at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. He has dedicated most of his career to the development of renewable energy technologies with particular emphasis on production of biofuels and chemicals from cellulosic biomass feedstocks and other sustainable resources. His major research interests include understanding fundamental mechanism of bioprocessing technologies for the advanced biofuels, advancing cutting-edge technologies and facilitating the commercialization process as well as improving our knowledge of emerging technologies to meet near and long term needs worldwide. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, made more than 100 presentations, many invited, written over 9 technical reports, and 5 patents.He is a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award of 2011. He also serves as an advisory editor board member for Biofuels Bioproducts&Biorefining, Recent Patents on Food Nutrition & Agriculture, Biofuels, and AIMS Energy.
Dr. Liang An received his Bachelor degree in Thermal and Power Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After graduation, he worked as a visiting scholar and a postdoctoral fellow in the same research group. His research interests are in the area of clean energy-conversion technologies and renewable energy-storage technologies. He has particular research interests in fuel cells, lithium-based batteries, flow batteries, and water electrolysis.
Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of 35+ years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He has also worked in Nanotechnology and computational modeling of top-down Nanofabrication, in particular in nanoparticles properties, synthesis, and their applications in drug delivery and their health effects. For past ten years, he is also working in the area of clean and renewable energy; the topics include, wind energy, solar thermal energy, chemical looping combustion for carbon capture, geological sequestration of CO2, and fuel cell and battery modeling. He is the author and coauthor of over 460 publications.
Peter Novak was the Professor and Chief of Laboratory for HVAC and Solar Energy at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Ljubjana, Dean of Faculty, Dean of High School for Technologies and Systems and Director of the Institute for High-technologies and Systems. He became Honorary Member of IIR in 2003, Fellow and Life Member of ASHRAE in 1999 and Honorary Member of REHVA, SITHOK and SLOSE. He has authored and co-authored more than 430 scientific papers, studies, reviews and he is the owner of 10 patents
Prof.Lala Behari Sukla is at present research professor in Biofuels & Bioprocessig Research Cente, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deemed to be Univesity, Bhubaneswar, India. He has worked as Chief Scientist and is heading the Bioresources Engineering Department in CSIR-IMMT, Bhubaneswar, India. He has more than 40 years of R&D experience in the area of Bio-mineral Processing, Hydrometallurgy, Algal biotechnology and has contributed over 194 research articles in International & National Journals in the area of biological science and other related fields. Further, he has published 4 books and has 11 patents. Under his guidance, seven students have been awarded the Ph.D. degree. Prof. Sukla is the recipient of several prestigious awards including Prof. S.R. Vyas Memorial Award for the year 2010 by Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI) towards his significant contribution to the Development of Microbiology in India, IIME Mineral Beneficiation Award: Academic /R&D for the year 2009 for his outstanding professional contribution to Mineral Engineering. He is the Editorial board member of Scientific Reports.
Gopal Nath Tiwari received his postgraduate and doctoral degrees in 1972 and 1976, respectively, from Banaras Hindu University. He has been actively involved in the field of Solar Thermal Applications, namely, solar distillation, water/air heating system and greenhouse technology and building design. He has guided 32 Ph. D. students and published 300 research papers in journals of repute. He has authored six books. A co-recipient of 'Hariom Ashram Prerit S.S. Bhatnagar' Award in 1982, Professor Tiwari has been recognised both at national and international levels. His contribution for successful implementation of hot water system in the IIT campus has been highly appreciated. He had been to the University of Papua, New Guinea in 1987-1989 as Energy and Environment Expert. He was also a recipient of European Fellow in 1997 and been to the University of Ulster (U.K.) in 1993. Besides, he had been nominated for IDEA award in the past.
is a professor of chemistry and chemical engineering and chair of the Department of Chemistry at CBU. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University, England, and did his postdoctoral research at Lakehead University, Ontario. With over 80 publications, several book chapters and numerous conference papers, he is well published and is the Program Chairperson and a member of the Board of Trustees (Atlantic Canada) for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Adango has been with CBU for more than 15 years. Currently, Adango has partnered with Innovation 121 Inc. to conduct some very interesting research. “The natural deposits of oil sands in Canada are currently estimated to contain over 168 billion barrels of oil,” says Adango. “My research group investigates rheology and transport property of reservoir fluids, heavy oil and bitumen, providing knowledge to improve production, enhanced oil recovery, upgrading, refining and transportation of one of Canada’s richest resources.” Adango’s collaboration with Innovation 121 Inc. will help develop a new, cleaner oil sands technology, an engineered micro-bubbles process that facilitates oil separation from the sand grains. The new technology will mitigate several environmental issues associated with current technologies and also improve the bitumen recovery rate to over 60 per cent. The successful outcome of this project promises millions of dollars in cost savings for one of Canada’s largest industries.
was born in Sfax, Tunisia in April 1962. He received the engineering Diploma from the National School of Engineers of Sfax in 1986, the Research Master Degree in Automatic control from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse, France in 1986 and the Doctorate from the National School of Engineers of Tunis in 1989. He joined the Tunisian University, where he held different position involved in research and education. Currently, he is a full Professor of Automatic Control at the National School of Engineers of Sfax. He is an IEEE Senior member. His current interests include: Optimal Control, Complex Systems, Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, and Genetic Algorithm. He is the author and the co-author of more than 150 papers published in international Journals and of more than 300 papers published in international conferences. He is also the writer of 4 books and 9 books chapters.
Muhammad Afzal has completed his PhD from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. He is the Manager of Fuel Cell & Solar Cell Group at Department of Energy Technology, KTH. He has published more than 30 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of International Journal of Industrial Engineering & Management and Journal of Modern and Applied Physics. He has been Organizing Committee Member (OCM) of 2nd ( July 27-28, 2017, Rome, Italy), 3rd (September 10-11, 2018, London, UK) and 4th (September 02-03, 2019 Berlin, Germany) International Conferences on Battery and Fuel Cell Technology.
Arunkumar Jayakumar is a Research Fellow at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He has 10 years of experience in PEM fuel cell stacks and systems. He has worked with wide range of Ballard’s stack namely, Nexa, 1020 ACS and 1310 WCS. His research activities include PEM fuel cell stacks and systems, sensor, electric vehicles, material characterization and hydrogen energy. His research is currently funded by the IBTec, AUT. He is a member of the IPENZ, IEEE and ASME.
Yosef Jabareen graduated from the Graduate School of Harvard University and from the Technion. Was a lecturer at MIT. Currently, he is a professor at the Architecture and City Planning at the Technion. His research focuses on the nexus and rift between urban planning theory and practices in two realms: sustainability and climate change, as well as, justice and urban rights. His recent book The Risk City presents a new theory regarding contemporary city plans around the world, and the evolving risk and uncertainties.
Dr. Khaleel is working for fundamental scientific discoveries and technical breakthroughs in support of US Department of Energy missions, offering a unique culture of entrepreneurship for translating science into solutions for the most critical problems facing society at the nexus of energy, environment and security. Operating responsibilities include four research divisions biosciences, electrical and electronics systems research, energy and transportation sciences, and environmental sciences to support biological and environmental research for DOEs Office of Science including the ORNL-managed BioEnergyScience Center and an extensive set of research and development programs supported by DOEs Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and Office of Fossil Energy. Before joining ORNL in 2015, Khaleel was executive director of the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, where he led the establishment and execution of programs in renewable energy, water conservation, and atmospheric sciences. Prior, he held several technical and senior managerial positions at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory where he was a Laboratory Fellow and led the Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division from 2003 to 2013
distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.
Wei-Chen Tu completed the PhD in Electronics Engineering from National Taiwan University (2012) and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics at National Taiwan University (2012~2013). Then she joined the faculty of Chung Yuan Christian University, where she is currently an associate professor of Electronic Engineering. Dr. Tu's research interests include fabrication of solar cells, characterization of 2D materials, fabrication of photodetectors, and applications of surface plasmon resonance.
Ping-Feng Pai completed his Ph.D., in Kansas State University,he is professor of National Chi Nan university for department of information management,and also working as Associate Professor in Department of Industrial Engineering and Management in Dayeh University.
Alan is a Principal Lecturer in Physical Education in the School of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education and Social Work. He has held a range of roles within the faculty, including Deputy Head of the School of Critical Studies in Education, Head of the Health and Physical Education Group, and Acting Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Physical Education. He has also been the President of Physical Education New Zealand (2006-2012) and is the current Chair of the AIESEP TGfU Special Interest Group. He is the Programme Co-Chair for the 2018 S-STEP Castle Conference in England. His key research interests are in complexity, teacher education pedagogy and methodologies for self-study research.
The research activities of Prof. Bock (b. 1957) focus on automation and robotisation in the construction industry, starting with the planning, through the construction and the use phase up to the conversion and dismantling. After studying architecture at the University of Stuttgart and at the IIT in Chicago, he received his doctorate from the University of Tokyo. He is also director of the International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction in Eindhoven, the Asian Habitat Society in Beijing and the International Institute of Construction Information in Tokyo. As a consultant, he works at the Ministere de l Emploi, the Cohesion Sociale et du Logement in France, and is a member of the Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering, the Petrovian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Informatics in Belarus. In addition, Prof. Bock is a member of the Editorial Board of Robotica, Automation in Construction, the International Journal of Construction Management and the magazine ACADEMIE.
Abbas Amini is an assistant professor at ACK, of Western Sydney University graduate supervisory board. After obtaining PhD, he conducted research with other Australian universities, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash and Deakin Universities, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016. Abbas is the editor of ten reputed journals, and committee member of 14 international conferences. Dr Amini is currently supervising four PhD and two MSc graduate students.
Hefa Cheng is the professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He studied Ph.D., in 2006 from Stanford University, Environmental Engineering & Science.
Changying Zhao got his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, now he is the Chair professor and Director of the Institute of Engineering Thermo physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Before Prof Zhao joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011, he was an associate professor in the University of Warwick, UK. Prof Zhaos research mainly covers heat transfer in porous media, thermal energy storage, and Nano/micro thermal radiation heat transfer. Prof Zhao has published more than 100 papers, and serves as the peer review college member of the EPSRC, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK, and member of China Engineering Thermo physics Society. Prof Zhao was elected as the chair professor of the 1000 Plan by China central government. He has honoured by the China Highly Cited Scholar, 2014, 2015 (Most Cited Contemporary Researters, 2014, 2015) and Shanghai Jiao tong University Excellent Teacher Award - Grand Prize, 2016
Mark Ehsani is the Robert M. Kennedy Endowed Professor of electrical engineering and Director of Sustainable Energy and Vehicle Engineering Research Program and the Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory at Texas A&M University. He has served in leadership positions of several IEEE Societies, including their governing boards. He has been honored by various international organizations over 140 times, including IEEE Field Award for undergraduate Teaching andIEEE Vehicular Technology Society Avant Garde Award. He is the co-author of over 400 publications, 18 books, over 30 US and EU patents, and has been a consultant to over 60 international companies and government agencies. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of SAE.
Gordon Huang is a Professor in Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Regina; Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering; President of International Society for Environmental Information Sciences; Canada Research Chair Tier 1 of Energy and Environment; Executive Director of Institute for Energy; Environment and Sustainability Communities and Editor-in-Chief of J. of Environmental Informatics. Gordon Huang was featured as one of the University of Regina's Canada Research Chairs. Dr. Huang's research focuses on developing complex models to understand and plan for climate change.