Plenary Speakers

OPENING PLENARY LECTURE - 14 August 2017, 9:40-10:20
Location: International Suite

Small Data - Big Impact (Abstract)
Professor Peter Cochrane OBE
Qatar Computing Research Institute, Doha
Qatar

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Moderator: Dr. Henry Tan, University of Aberdeen, UK

 

PRINCIPAL PLENARY LECTURE - 15 August 2017, 8:30-9:00
Location: International Suite

The Global Energy Landscape beyond the here and now (Abstract)

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer
Executive Chair, World Energy Resources programme
World Energy Council, London

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PRINCIPAL PLENARY LECTURE - 15 August 2017, 14:30-15:00
Location: International Suite

Interfacial Science and Engineering of Highly Surfaceous Carbons (Abstract)

Professor Katsumi Kaneko
Shinshu University
Japan

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PRINCIPAL PLENARY LECTURE - 16 August 2017, 8:30-9:00
Location: International Suite

A statistics modeling approach for the optimization of thin film photovoltaic devices (Abstract)

Professor Rodrigo Ferrão de Paiva Martins
Institute for the Development of New Technologies (Uninova)
Center of Excellence in Microelectronics Optoelectronics and Processes (CEMOP)
Portugal

Vice President, European Academy of Science

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PRINCIPAL PLENARY LECTURE - 16 August 2017, 14:30-15:00
Location: International Suite

A Digital, flexible, sustainable: The power market of the future (Abstract)

Ms. Helen Steiniger
Advisor to the CEOs, Next Kraftwerke GmbH
Germany

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Moderator: Dr. Fereidoon Sioshansi, Menlo Energy Economics, USA

CLOSING PLENARY LECTURE - 17 August 2017, 9:00-9:40
Location: International Suite

A 2017 Perspective of US Nanotechnology & Commercialization (Abstract)

Mr. Charlie Gause
Co-Founder & CEO at Technology Development Group LLC
United States

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PREVIOUS PLENARY SPEAKERS

 

DESERTEC and Beyond - Options of a Global Energy Transition
Abstract

Prof. Dr. Michael Dueren
II. Phys.Inst.
University of Giessen
Germany

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Graphene-based Electrochemical Capacitors
Abstract

Richard B. Kaner
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Distinguished Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
George & Gerry Gregory Laboratory for Solid State Materials
University of California, Los Angeles
United States

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Nuclear-Power Waste and the Thorium-Fuel Option
Abstract, Slides

Dr. Alexander B. Cannara
Thorium Energy Alliance (thoriumenergyallinance.com),
Thorium Energy Silicon Valley
United States

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Marine Energy: What now?
Abstract

Professor Ian G Bryden BSc PhD CEng CMarEng CPhys FRSE FIMechE FIMarEST FInstP
Vice Principal (Research)/Associate Principal (Specialist Colleges)
University of the Highlands and Islands
United Kingdom

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The Link between Economic Development and The Green Economy
Abstract

Sul Kassicieh
Distinguished Professor of Technology Management and
Anderson School of Management Endowed Chair in Economic Development
University of New Mexico
United States

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Natural resource management in the United States - Leadership in a world of limits
Abstract

W. Daniel Svedarsky Ph.D., CWB
Director, Center for Sustainability
Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
Research Biologist, NW Research and Outreach Center
University of Minnesota
United States

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Spin-photonics for energy efficient information technologies
Abstract

Prof. Dr. Theo Rasing
Institute for Molecules and Materials
Radboud University
The Netherlands

Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
Member of the Academia Europaea
Honorary Member of the Ioffe Institute in St. Petersburg
Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion

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Everything you always wanted to know about cold fusion, but were afraid to ask
Abstract

Dr. Sveinn Ólafsson
Research Professor Science Institute
School of Engineering and Natural Science
University of Iceland
Iceland

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III-Nitrides for Energy Applications
Abstract

Ian Ferguson - Fellow of IEEE, IOP and SPIE
Professor, Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
United States

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Distributed ammonia synthesis
Abstract

Edward L. Cussler
Distinguished Institute Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
United States

member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering

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The essential physics of supercapacitors and electroactuators at the nanoscale: electricity vs mechanics
Abstract

Alexei A Kornyshev FinstP, FRSC, FRSB, FIUPAC, FISE, MRDASL
Professor of Chemical Physics
Department of Chemistry
Imperial College London
United Kingdom

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New inspirations from nature: Picotechnology
Abstract

Prof. Thomas J. Webster
Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, United States
Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

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Energy Harvesting using ZnO-Based Thin Films & Nanostructures
Abstract
Slides

Dr. David Rogers
CTO, Nanovation
France

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Heterogeneous Nano-Material Design for Energy Conversion and Storage
Abstract
Slides

Prof. Ken Reifsnider, NAE
Director, Institute for Predictive Methodology, University of Texas Arlington Research Institute
Presidential Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
United States

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Challenges of Energy Transition
Abstract

Professor Dr Philippe A. Tanguy
Vice-President, International Scientific Development, Total, Berlin
Germany

Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Canada

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Polymeric membranes for clean water and clean energy
Abstract

Slides

Professor Neal Tai-Shung Chung
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
National University of Singapore
Singapore

Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore

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Toward Post Carbon Cities
Abstract

Professor Patrizia Lombardi
MILESECURE-2050 coordinator
Interuniversity Department of Urban and Regional Studies and Planning,
Politecnico di Torino, Turin
Italy

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Marine mammals and tidal-stream turbines: what are the issues of concern and how are they being resolved?
Abstract

Professor Ben Wilson
The University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness
United Kingdom

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Designing for Sustainability in Electronics - If not now, when?... and how?
Abstract
Slides

Joseph Fjelstad
Verdant Electronics, Seattle, Washington
United States

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Possibilities of enhanced algal biofuel production using optimality, pathway modification and waste
Abstract

John A Raven FRS FRSE
Honorary Life Member, British Phycological Society
Emeritus Professor, University of Dundee
United Kingdom

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Future Energy Needs and Engineering Reality
Abstract

Michael Kelly FRS FREng
Prince Philip Professor of Technology
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

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From Nanometers to Terawatts. Pending Breakthroughs in Materials for Energy
Abstract

Pedro Gomez-Romero
CSIC Full Research Professor
Group Leader, NEO-Energy Lab, ICN2
Vicedirector MATGAS
Spain

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Energy efficiency in nature, from individuals to ecosystems
Abstract

William Lewis
Professor of Biology
Director of the Center for Limnology
Interim Director of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Initiative at the Boulder Campus of the University of Colorado
Lifetime Member Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences
United Sates

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R&D Programs in Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoir Development and Production
Abstract

Professor Zhangxing (John) Chen

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Director, Schlumberger iCentre for Simulation & Visualization
Director, Foundation CMG/Frank-Sarah Meyer Collaboration Centre
University of Calgary
Canada

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JCESR: A New Paradigm for Battery Research
Abstract

Professor George W. Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, Argonne National Laboratory

Senior Scientist, Distinguished Fellow and Associate Division Director, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory

Professor of Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

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Alternative fuels: challenges and opportunities of combustion research
Abstract

Professor Yiguang Ju

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University, USA

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Advanced computation models for the evolution of fracture networks in shale during hydraulic fracturing
Abstract

Dr. Tarabay Antoun

Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division Leader (Acting)
Physical and Life Sciences Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

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Promise and challenges of direct alcohol fuel cells
Abstract

Professor Tianshou (Tim) Zhao

Chair Professor of Mechanical & Aerspace Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST)

Director, The HKUST Energy Institute

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