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
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.
Md Zahangir Alam
Professor Bioenvironmental Engineering Research Centre International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Malaysia
He is a Professor and Coordinator of Bioenvironmental Engineering Research Centre (BERC), Faculty of Engineering at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and was Head of the Department of Biotechnology Engineering from 2009 to 2012. He received his B. Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh in 1996. He obtained his M. Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1999 and earned a PhD in Biochemical Engineering (Bioenvironmental) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2002.After completion of PhD in Biochemical Engineeirng at UPM, he joined the Department of Biotechnology Engineering as Assistant Professor in October 2002. With his outstanding achievements in research, publication, supervision as well as recipients of many prestigious awards at national and international levels, he has been promoted to Professors with the grades of DS54, VK7 and VK6 in 2006, 2010 and 2012 respectively and accredited as one of the youngest professors in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).His research interests include Biodiesel, water/wastewater/wastewater sludge, biofuels, Fermentation technology and renewable energy.
M. Nazmul Karim is a professor and the Department Chair of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University. He received the BSc. (Honors) degree in Chemical Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka. He earned his MSc. degree in Control Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K. Before joining Texas Tech University in 2004, he taught at Colorado State University for more than twenty years. He has published widely in the area of bio-process control. Dr. Karim was the Director of the Advanced Industrial Bio-Processing Short Course, which he offered at Colorado State University for over twenty years. More than 130 companies have participated in this course. Dr. Karim has co-authored seventy refereed journal papers and published hundreds of conference papers, and has given numerous invited and keynote talks in professional meetings. He has co-edited a book, Modeling and Control of Biotechnical Processes 1992, with Professor Gregory Stepanopoulos (MIT). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Professor/EEE, Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Perundurai, Erode – 638 057, Tamil Nadu, India
Dr.P. Selvan, graduated his BE in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi. He has done his post graduation in Power System from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchchirappalli (Presently National Institute of Technology). He obtained his doctoral degree from Anna University in the area of Power Systems. Totally he is having more than 20 years of teaching experience and 2 years of industry experience. Currently he is working as a Professor and Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering department at Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Erode. His areas of interest include power system, FACTS controllers. He got Anna University Supervisor Recognition. He guided one Ph.D. student. He published 30 papers in various national/international journals. He presented 36 papers in various national/international conferences. He attended/ chaired more conferences, seminars and workshops. He delivered more lectures in Anna University Faculty Development Programme, AICTE Faculty Development Programme, Asia Pacific University, Malaysia and others. He authored 2 books.
Dr. K.Mala is a Professor in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Easwari Engineering College, Chennai, India. She received her B.E in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Madras University, M.E in High Voltage Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy and Ph.D in renewable Energy from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. She is a recipient of “Women Engineering Award”, awarded by The Institution of Engineering and Technology Chennai Local Network for the year 2015. She has received “Bhagyalakshmi& Krishna Ayengar Award” for the project titled “A twin unidirectional impulse turbine based power module for wave energy”, awarded by IIT Madras at the 48thConvocation on 22nd July2011. She is a recipient of the “ENERTIA Award 2010” and Cash prize of Rupees One Lakh for “Idea Innovation by students in the Academic Institutions (IITs and NITs) resulting in clean and Green Energy Initiative or Related Technology.” She was honored with “Meritorious student award” by Government of Tamil Nadu. She has contributed to three chapters of the book titled, “The technical journey of the Indian wave energy plant”. She has published thirty two papers in various International conferences and Journals.
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
K.L.N. College of Engineering, Pottapalayam Tamilnadu, India
Dr.S.Parthasarathy is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, K.L.N.College of Engineering, Tamilnadu, India. He received his M.E (Applied Electronics) degree from Madurai Kamaraj University and Ph.D degree from Anna University, Tamilnadu, India in 2002 and 2015 respectively. So far he has published thirty papers in various International conferences and Journals. His research mainly focuses on Power Quality, Harmonic Mitigation, Renewable Energy, Optimization of Harmonic Filter Parameters, FACTS controllers and Soft Computing Techniques. He is acting as a Harmonic Consultant and conducting Industrial Harmonic Audit and consultancy services for the benefit of Textile, Telecommunication, Rubber, Steel, Cement, Sugar, Food industries & more. Various industrial and research forums like CPRI, APQI, FICCI, WESCO, CSDEC and ESCI has recognized Dr.S.Parthasarathy as the imperative speaker for their technical seminars and workshops in India. Based on his industrial consultancy activities he holds the post of Chief Coordinator of the Industry Institute partnership Cell (IIPC), which is established by AICTE, New Delhi. He has received research funds from numerous funding agencies to design and implementation of Harmonic Filters, Multilevel Inverters, and Automation Based Projects. He has International research collaboration with the countries like Israel and USA. He received various awards from various forums like IE(I), SEED and more. He is the professional membership of the body like IE(I) and ISTE.