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Assoc. Prof. Alessandro ROMAGNOLI, BA (Hons), MEng, CEng, PhD

 

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Co-Director of the Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab @ NTU

Specch Title: Cryogenic Energy Storage: a Techno-Economic perspective for Liquefied Natural Gas, Liquid Air Energy Storage, and Liquid Hydrogen and their possible integration to meet the Global Sustainability Agenda

Alessandro is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Since 2020, Alessandro has been appointed as Co-Director of the NTU-Surbana Jurong Corporate Lab, a S$60M effort looking at Intelligent Urban Solutions, Active Solutions for Sustainability, and Future of Construction and Underground. Since 2015 Alessandro is also serving as Cluster Director on Multi-Energy Systems and Grids at the Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University.

During his time at NTU, Alessandro established the Thermal Energy Systems Lab @NTU which focusses on industrial energy efficiency, power generation - from large scale to distributed energy generation applied to micro-grids, and energy systems integration for different energy mix - including renewables and energy storage. Focus is being put on Liquefied Natural Gas, Cryogenic Energy Storage (Liquid Air Energy System and Hydrogen), Waste Heat Recovery and Thermal Energy Storage. Alessandro’s work also covers studies on the Cold-Economy for Singapore and developing countries by developing predictive and intelligent algorithms for optimal design, planning and integration of diversified energy systems.

Alessandro’s research activity is mainly focussed towards serving the industry by providing advice and viable solutions for some of their most pressing challenges, such as reducing carbon footprint, energy efficiency, and energy prosumption. Alessandro is advising the World Bank - International Finance Corporation on energy related projects looking at maximizing energy efficiency in cold energy applications. Alessandro has published more than 100 articles in top-tier research journals, and he is recipient of several awards and recognition in the academic and research field.

Prof. Bertrand Lenoir

Institut Jean Lamour, University of Lorraine, France

 

Specch Title: Development of μ-thermoelectric generators based on Bi2Te3with high electrical power

Professor Bertrand Lenoir completed his PhD from Lorraine University (France) and has been teaching Physics and Materials Science at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Nancy (France) since 1994. His research, performed at Institut Jean Lamour (France), focuses on experimental studies of thermoelectric properties in a variety of materials. Much of recent efforts have been directed towards the identification and exploration of novel thermoelectric materials and the development of modules for electrical power generation from waste heat. He has published more than 185 publications in international peer-review journals, has supervised Ph.D. thesis of fifteen graduate students and mentored twelve postdoctoral researchers. He is serving as an Editor or Editorial Board Member for Applied Sciences, Energy, Materials and Open Physics. He is also serving on the board of the European Thermoelectric Society (ETS) and is the Director of the French “Groupement d’Intéret Scientifique” (GIS) on Thermoelectric

 

 

 

 

 

 

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