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Scientific Program

Plenary Talks

Abstract

The marine energy is untapped, provide great potential for the future energy resources especially in producing electricity. For the next decade, the demand for electricity expected would be increase and the world is transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Recently, the used of fossil fuel can bring more harm, unabated climate change may endanger for future developments especially for economic growth and expose population health in serious risk. The majority of world’s population originated from asia region vulnerable to these impacts and they are highly responsible in producing for more than half of the CO2 production globally. This keynote speech will focus on the potential of marine renewable energy as a future source in generating electricity in asia territory focusing on southeast region. This continent has vast coastlines, potentially for marine energy production and perhaps could minimising the trends of climate change in the near future. Currently, the device technology for wave energy harnessing is extensively develop and explored worldwide. The working principal including the categories of the available wave energy converter (WEC) devices are also highlighted in this plenary session.

Biography

Mohd Zamri bin Ibrahim received his first Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, in 1996. In 1997 he pursued his Master degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Later, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Renewable Hydrogen Energy Production System in 2007 at National University of Malaysia,(UKM) Malaysia. Mohd Zamri started his career as a Consultant Engineer in 1996. He was appointed as a Production Engineer at Hyundai Pipe Company at Pusan, Korea in 1997. He was then appointed as a lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, (UMT) which is formerly known as Universiti Pertanian Malaysia, Terengganu (UPMT) and Kolej Universiti Sains dan Teknologi Malaysia (KUSTEM) in July 1999 till now. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Deputy Dean at the faculty of Science and Technology in July 2010. May 2018, he was promoted to the post of Professor at School of Ocean Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, UMT. His recent research work focuses on the renewable energy particularly in renewable energy system and renewable energy resources. This includes research interests in the design, development and Techno-economics studies of the Renewable Energy System application such as wind, solar, wave and ocean current energy. His research interest also focuses on the areas of hydrogen fuel, forecasting of Energy sources and clean technology system. He has extensively collaborated with research institutions and universities in Malaysia. He is actively conducting a research in his field of interests through the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has supervised more than 30 undergraduate students including 12 Master students and 10 Doctor of Philosophy students in the area of Renewable Energy Technology system. He has presented and published many papers on the Renewable Energy Systems at various international and local refereed journals, symposiums and conferences. Currently, more than 80 papers have been published and many more will be published in the near future. To date, those papers have been cited more than 300 times by other scientists worldwide. He has also been appointed as a reviewer/editor for the Journal of Energy (Elsevier),Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier), Energy and Buildings (Elsevier) and Journal of Sustainable Science and Management. In addition, he is a member Board of Technologist (MBOT), member of Institute Engineers Malaysia (IEM), member of World Wind Energy, member of IMECHE United Kingdom and Graduates member of Board of Engineer (BEM).

Speaker
Dr. Mohd Zamri Ibrahim / School of Ocean Engineering Kuala Nerus, Malaysia

Abstract

Strategy for Natural Gas

Biography

CURRICULUM VITAE Hedayat Omidvar Graduated in Industrial Engineering (MSc) in 2002. He has been working since 1992 as Natural Gas consumption expert in Corporate Planning Dept., National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC), responsible for treatment, transmission, storage and distribution of natural gas. At present, he is Head of Communication Affairs with Science & Research Centers, Research & Technology Dept. Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) since 1992 Member of American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) since 1994 Member of Iran Institute of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) since 2001 Member of Programme Committee A (PGC A) “Sustainable Development” of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2003-2006 Member of Marketing and Communication Committee (PGC E) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2006-2012 Member of Gas Advocacy Task Force (TF2) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2012-2015 Secretary of Utilization Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Member of Marketing and Communication committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Member of Executive Committee of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2015-2018 Chair of Energy Policy Task Force (TF3) of the International Gas Union (IGU) 2018-2021 Member of Group of Experts on Gas of United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) from 2016 Letter of Commendation As the Exemplary Research Expert Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2008 Letter of Commendation Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2011 Letter of Commendation Received From the Deputy Petroleum Minister & Managing Director of NIGC 2013

Speaker
Hedayat Omidvar / Head of Communication Affairs with Science & Research Centers, Research & Technology Dept., National Iranian Gas Company

Abstract

The possibility to generate electrical power out of fruit juice, soft drinks, or even body fluids directed biofuel cell research towards glucose biofuel cells (GBFC) since the two required compounds (glucose and oxygen) are present in vegetal and living organisms. However, in spite of this promising evolution, there are still some issues to be resolved before enzymatic biofuel cells become competitive in practical applications. Two critical obstacles are short lifetime and poor power density, where both are related to enzyme stability, electron transfer rate, and enzyme loading. Some proposed design of bioelectrodes for enzymatic biofuel cells is based on free standing carbon nanotube pellets that allows high enzyme loading in a protective environment while allowing optimal flow of the “fuel” and oxygen containing solutions with satisfying stabilities. Other carbon nanotube shapes like buckypapers were functionalized and tested for the energy conversion of glucose. Alternative approaches to optimize the electron transfer and directed developments for alternative applications are presented.

Biography

Michael Holzinger started his career in the late nineties at the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany in the field of the functionalization of carbon nanotubes. After two postdoc positions at the GDPC in Montpellier (Patrick Bernier) and Max Planck in Stuttgart (Siegmar Roth), he joined the BEA team at Grenoble in 2006 and became senior researcher in 2016. He works on the development of nanocarbon based biosensors and biofuel cells. He signed more than 100 publications in reputed journals, holds 6 patents, authored 9 book chapters and is in the editorial board of Carbon.

Speaker
Michael Holzinger / CNRS-University of Grenoble Alpes, France

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