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.
Lizhong Yang is a research associate at the Thermal Energy Systems Lab and Surbana Jurong – NTU Corporation Lab in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research focuses on renewable energy and energy saving-related topics, including thermal energy storage technologies, concentrating solar power, carbon capture, data center energy saving and poly-generation, liquefied natural gas cold energy recovery and utilizaiton.
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.
Dr. S.A. Sherif is Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He is a Life Fellow of ASME, a Life Fellow of ASHRAE, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a Vice President of Commission B-2 on Refrigerating Equipment of the International Institute of Refrigeration, a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, and a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE). Dr. Sherif currently serves as Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. He also served as Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2014-2019). He is on the editorial boards of 30 other thermal science journals. Dr. Sherif has 300 refereed papers, one book, 20 bound volumes, 24 book chapters, 190 technical reports, and two US patents.
Farzad Nasirpouri was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1976. He received a B.Sc. degree in Materials Engineering from Sahand University of Technology, Iran in 1998 with honor and an MSc. and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, in 2006. During his PhD study, he won two visiting scholarship awarded by the British Council, UK and Iranian Ministry of Science to work as a Ph.D. visiting student at the Universities of Bristol and Bath, United Kingdom, in 2004 and 2005, respectively. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Nanoscience group at the University of Bath, UK in 2007-2008. His independent academic career has been started since he took up an Assistant Professorship at Sahand University of Technology where he was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2012 and Full Professor in 2016 in a row having led a research group of Functional and Energy NanoMaterials. He was affiliated as a visiting fellow of the Royal Society at the Physics Department of the University of Bath, UK. He has held two visiting professorships at Materials Research Department GSI Helmholtz centre for heavy ion research during 2017-18 based on a Deutsche Akademische Auslandsdienst (DAAD) award and more recently in 2019, at the Physics Department of Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby, Canada on a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Wei Gao is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA. Wei received his Ph.D. from Southeast University (China) in 2019 and his B.S. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) in 2014. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University from 2019 to present.
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.
Dr. Chung-Jen Tseng is Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Center for Energy Research at College of Engineering, National Central University. Professor Chung-Jen Tseng received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in 1986 and 1988 respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1995. He received NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) Fellowship from the Japanese government and worked on hydrogen energy in Yokohama from 1995 to 1998. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of National Central University in 1998. Professor Tseng is now the President of Taiwan Association for Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells. He also serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Energy Engineering.His current research interest is in energy conversion and storage, such as fuel cell (PEM & SOFC) material development, innovative fuel cell and stack design, hybrid system analysis and design, and hydrogen production by photoelectrochemical process and electrolysis.
Dr. Yifei Wang is currently an Associate Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering and automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. He received his B.Sc. degree from Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China in 2012, and his Ph.D. degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong in 2016. Afterwards, he worked as a Postdoc in the same university. His research interest is mainly focused on microfluidic energy conversion and battery additive manufacture, including fuel cells, metal-air batteries, aqueous ion batteries and electrolyzers. Till now, he has published 45 scientific articles in these areas and filed 5 related patents.
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