Keynote speaker

    Miao yang, Ph.D 

    Associate Professor

    College of Mechanical Engineering and Energy, Beijing University of Technology, China

Speech Title: Recent advances and trends in the technology of hydrogen safety monitor

Miao yang joined Beijing University of Technology in 2014. He is currently a associate Professor in Materials and Manufacturing. He holds an B.S. in Aircraft Design from Northwestern Polytechnical University, and a Ph.D. in Mechatronic Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently has more than 40 refereed publications and more than 10 Chinese patents. Miao is a senior member of Beijing Association for Artificial Intelligence, Operations Research Society of China, Analytical Instrument Branch of China Instrument and Control Society. Miaoyang was awarded Outstanding headteacher of Beijing University of Technology, Outstanding teaching skill of Beijing University of Technology Miao teaches courses on fault diagnosis of equipment, computer science, Intelligent operation and maintenance. He has served as a consultant to organizations in a variety of industries including aviation, electronics and aerospace. Miao has been an expert in the development of laser-based diagnostic methods for accurate determination of oxygen concentration needed for monitoring in aviation and space station. He is currently researching in Prognostics and health management, servo control and hardware-in-loop simulation, Bio-medical engineering and precision medicine, Multi-agent cooperative control, Hydrogen Monitoring Technologies. His work has been continuously funded by the NSFC, BNSF, military project, and enterprise project for years.

Prof. Blaž Likozar

1. Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
2. Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Speech Title: Engineering Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs): Modelling Transport, Kinetics and Thermodynamics

Prof. Blaž Likozar is a head of the Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering at the National Institute of Chemistry (NIC), leading the programme “Chemical Reaction Engineering”, as well as numerous research projects (15 H2020 />50 in Horizon Europe alone). His expertise lies (among others) in heterogeneous catalysis materials, modelling, simulation and optimization of process fluid mechanics, transport phenomena and chemical kinetics. He worked at the University of Delaware in 2014–2015 as a Fulbright Program researcher. He has authored >310 articles, was cited >7000 times, having a h-index of 43. He is also involved in many industrial projects, amongst others, with TotalEnergies, Evonik Industries, UPM, Novartis, Carbon Recycling International… He is a recipient of Pregl and Zois awards.

   Prof. Mohamed A Ghanem

   Professor of Physical Chemistry, FIAAM
Chemistry Department, Science College, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Speech Title: Foam- Surfactant Template Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Boosting the Electrochemical Energy Reactions

Professor Mohamed A. Ghanem obtained his PhD in Chemistry in 2002 from the University of Southampton (UK) in the field of synthesis, characterizations, and applications of nanostructured materials. He works as postdoctoral researcher at Southampton and Bath University (2003-2008). He joins King Saud University in 2012 as associate prof. of physical chemistry and promoted to full professor in 2017. His research interests focus on nanomaterials, fabrication, characterization, and applications for energy production and storage. He acts as editor for the Journal of Saudi chemical society and awarded the IAAM Medal in 2018 for notable and outstanding research in the field of New Age Energy Materials & Technology. He published about 115 papers, five patents and his i10-index is 77 with 4000 citations. I have been included in the list of top 2% Scientists of AD scientific index 2021-22 (energy) and awarded IAAM Fellow title.

Prof. John William Sheffield

Professor of Engineering Technology Purdue University,U.S.A.


Speech Title: Green Hydrogen Energy Technologies for the Global Race-to-Zero

Dr. Sheffield, joined Purdue University in January 2015. He holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has a broad base of experience in energy technologies. He has served as one of the founding associate directors at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization - International Centre for Hydrogen Energy Technologies (UNIDO-ICHET) during their first two years of operation in 2005-2006. He also served as the Associate Director of the National University Transportation Center at Missouri S&T. For more than forty years, he has served as an editor of the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. In August 2014, he completed a two-year assignment as a principal consultant at DNV GL - Energy supporting the evaluation, measurement and verification of energy efficiency programs and the response to the U.S. DOE Uniform Methods Project Protocol review of compressed air systems. In August 2015, he completed a 7-week National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program as an industrial mentor for a potential startup company based on the manufacturing of bio-inspired bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells. On 1 March 2019, he became the President of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, having previously served as the Executive Vice President. He has also served as a part-time Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University in Xi'an, China working in the summers with the School of Energy and Power Engineering on hydrogen energy technologies from 2019 to 2022 and teaching in the annual International Summer School offered by the State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering. He was appointed a member of the Advisory Board of the "H2 JRP - Hydrogen Joint Research Platform" for the three-year period 2022-2024. In April 2022, he was selected for the 2022 Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Award from Purdue University. In 2023, he was appointed as a 2023 Energy Scholar at the Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems at Oklahoma University.

Prof. Grigoriev, Sergey Alexandrovich

National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute"
Russian Research Center "Kurchatov Institute". Russia


Speech Title: Polymer electrolyte membrane water electrolysis: current status and development potentials

Grigoriev, Sergey Alexandrovich, has more than 20 years of experience from research, teaching and industry in the field of hydrogen electrochemical systems (water electrolyzers, fuel cells, etc) and more than 10 years of experience in administration.
Published more than 300 papers, and has more than 25 patents.
Developed 4 book chapters (monographs) and 4 educational books (textbooks).

Invited speaker

Dr. Alfonso Chinnici
Senior Lecturer
School of Mechanical Engineering Engineering ,

The University of Adelaide, South Australia

Dr Alfonso Chinnici is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainability, Energy and Resources at the University of Adelaide, and executive member of its Centre for Energy Technology. His research and interests span a variety of energy related topics including hydrogen, heavy industry decarbonisation, sustainable mineral processing, combustion science and solar energy, co-authoring over 100 technical papers and 3 patents to date in these fields. He holds senior leadership positions within two Australian Cooperative Research Centres, CRC, on heavy industry and energy network decarbonisation (HILT CRC and FF-CRC), where he works alongside key industry decision makers on net-zero initiatives. He was also the Australian representative for a global Mission Innovation program on green fuels and part of a team launching the Net Zero Industries Mission. Beside research and academia, he worked as a high-profile consultant for the International Energy Agency and South Australia Government on supply chain of hydrogen, ammonia and green metals.

Talk Title: Novel hydrogen production and utilisation technologies, and pathways for the decarbonisation of heavy industry and energy networks

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