Dário has his expertise in investment management, import, export and international representation services. He has 20 years of experience in international business and also works in social project management. He knows how to make the connections between suppliers with their national and international buyers. He has many connections in Brazil and other investor countries to whom his partners' projects and other products are presented. He conducts business roundtables and international business missions to bring partners closer to investors. For each completed trade, he uses 3% of the profit to be invested in social projects and thus help the communities that will benefit from these projects.
Sung Hoon Kang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics at Harvard University and M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT. He has been investigating bioinspired solutions to address current challenge in engineering materials and mechanical systems with applications including energy, protection, and healthcare. In particular, he and his colleagues have been studying harvesting ambient mechanical energy using rationally designed and/or synthesized piezoelectric materials through the support of the Office of Naval Research and Johns Hopkins University. Throughout his career, he has co-authored 36 peer-reviewed papers, has given over 80 presentations (including ~50 invited talks), and has two patents. He served as an editorial board member of Scientific Reports and currently serves as the Vice Chair of ASME Technical Committee on Mechanics of Soft Materials and will serve as Chair in 2020.
Nesrin Ozalp is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at University of Minnesota Duluth, and an Affiliate Professor at KU Leuven, Belgium. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Ozalp specializes in the areas of designing novel solar reactors for emission-free generation of fuels. She is the Lead Principal Investigator of research projects totaling more than $4M, the corresponding author of 100+ peer reviewed journal, book chapter, and conference papers, Co-PI of completed Phase I of Solar Carbon Black commercialization with Fraunhofer, supervised 25 graduate students’ theses, served in 7 Editorial Boards and 22 Scientific Advisory Boards of international conferences and associations. She has given 30 invited/keynote talks on her research at institutes including the French National Centre for Scientific
Research (CNRS), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Fraunhofer-IWS, NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), and others. She is an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Associate Editor of Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, and the recipient of many research and teaching awards including the Outstanding Reviewer Award by the ASME Heat Transfer Division, and the College-Level Distinguished Teaching Award by the Texas A&M Association of Former Students. Dr. Ozalp is an ASME Fellow.
Aïda Ben Hassen Trabelsi, Dr-Ing in Environmental sciences, is currently Associate Professor at the Research and Technology Centre of Energy CRTEn (Tunisia). She took her Engineering degree in Geosciences from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis (Tunisia) on 2001, her Master Degree (on 2003) and PhD (on 2007) on geochemistry, from Orleans University (France), and her HDR (on 2017) on "Waste Management" from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis (Tunisia). Aïda Ben Hassen Trabelsi is conducting research activities mainly on biomass recovery and waste management. She is leading the research group "Waste-to-Energy" in CRTEn, working on biomass recovery, waste management, bioenergy, nutrient recovery, green chemistry and circular economy. Her main research interests are are centered in the field environmental geochemistry, focusing in the biomass or biowastes characterization, biofuels production, biochar production and valorisation, biofuels characterization and valorization, innovative technologies for thermochemical conversion of wastes into second generation biofuels environmental aspects associated to biowastes conversion. She has several publications in the environmental field and especially in the solid waste valorization. She has participated in several national and international projects dealing with biowastes valorization as biofuels. She is the coordinator of the MENA Regional Branch of the IWWG (International Waste Working Group).
Marc A. Rosen is a Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Oshawa, Canada, where he served as founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Rosen was President of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of several journals and as a Director of Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation. With over 60 research grants and contracts and 800 publications, Dr. Rosen is an active teacher and researcher in sustainable energy, environmental impact, and energy technology (including renewable energy and efficiency improvement). Much of his research has been carried out for industry, and he has written numerous books. Dr. Rosen has worked for such organizations as Imatra Power Company in Finland, Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago, and the Institute for Hydrogen Systems near Toronto. Dr. Rosen has received numerous awards and honors, and is a fellow of several societies and organizations.
Lei Zuo completed his PhD in mechanical engineering (2005) and MS degrees in both mechanical engineering and electrical engineering from MIT. He is currently a full professor at Virginia Tech and serves as the Director of NSF Industry-University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems. Lei Zuo’s research interests include energy harvesting, mechatronics design, vibration control, and advanced manufacturing. He authored over 100 papers in academic journals and over 160 papers in technical conferences, including 5 with best paper and 2 with best student paper awards. He has secured over 13 million US dollars of research funding (over $11M as the PI) from NSF, DOE, ONR, EPA federal funding agencies, NY and VA states, and various industry companies. He has advised 10 PhD and over 40 MS students to completion and is currently advising 11 PhD and 6 MS students. The ASME recognized him as “a pioneering researcher in energy harvesting, especially at larger energy scale” with its 2015 Thar Energy Design Award. Zuo is also the sole recipient of the 2017 ASME Leonardo da Vinci Award. He won R&D100 Awards twice (2015 and 2011) from R&D Magazine, which recognizes the top 100 technology innovations in the word of the year. Lei Zuo is an elected Fellow of ASME. He is a general co-chair of the ASME 2019 IDETC/CIE conference.
Dr. Elsayed Elbeshbishy is an assistant professor at Ryerson University. He is collaborating with different Canadian industries and municipalities for developing new technologies for value-added products recovery from wastes. He investigated different pretreatment technologies for enhancement of biohydrogen and biomethane production from municipal solid wastes. He introduced ultrasonication, for the first time, as a novel pretreatment method for enhancing biohydrogen production from solid waste as opposed to the common application of ultrasonication prior to anaerobic digestion to enhance methane formation. He has more than 50 peers reviewed journal article, 70 conference proceeding, and three book chapters with h-index of 22. Dr. Elbeshbishy focuses on developing new solid pre-treatment technologies to enhance the anaerobic digestion process.
Dr. Gerson P. Almeida is Associate professor at University of Ceará State, on the Brazil’s most impoverished region. His main experience is based on the use and development of cloud models to simulate precipitation processes taking in to account the influence of different aerosols background. He has been active in the area of numerical modelling of cloud microphysics since 2001 and currently he is developing two projects. The first one is dedicated to the development of cloud models to simulate rain. The main propose of this work is to test parameterization of mixed phase to be used in large scale models in cooperation with Brazilian center for weather forecasting and climate studies (CPTEC). The second area of interest is dedicated to study and characterize atmospheric aerosols and its ability to work as CCN over different regions of Brazil.
Dr. Hossam Gaber is leading research in the area of waste-to-energy with advanced plasma technologies. He worked in international research projects related to biomass/biofuel (Japan), plastic production chain with recycling (Japan), and leading research group to plasma-based plastic-to-oil pyrolysis and MSW gasification process technology. He the founding chair of the IEEE technical committee on Intelligent Green Production Systems (IGPS) and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Process Systems Engineering (IJPSE). He is expert in intelligent safety and control systems and their applications on clean energy technologies. This research facility will extend the research capabilities in the research group within UOIT and will allow ROI for energy from waste. It will support the research activities in plasma generation, diagnostics, and control, and their applications on high performance waste-to-energy process technology.
Shams Al Ajrawi associate faculty of the Department of Cyber Security in University of San Diego, Electrical and Computer Engineering in San Diego State University, and Applied Engineering in National university. Her M.S and Ph.D. degrees at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and San Diego State University (SDSU) under the guidance of Dr. Sarkar and Dr. Ramesh Rao. She received her B.S. degree in Computer Engineering in May 2000 from Technology University. She has worked previously as a research scientist at SDSU, San Diego, CA. Her research interest lies in the area of Wireless Data Networks. She is investigating MAC layer power management algorithms and Quality-of-Service issues and protocols in WBANs, sensor networks, and wireless ad-hoc networks
Prof. S Mandal possesses 17 years of teaching experience and has published research papers in the broad area of structural engineering. He has guided 3 PhD theses and 44 M. Tech. dissertations in the broad area of structural Engineering. He has published 19 research papers in peer reviewed journals and 35 papers in National and International Conferences. His main research areas are Wind effects on Structures (WES), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Advanced Concrete Technology (ACT).
Professor Thakur, FNASc, FNAAS, FIBA, FBRS, ENESA, Former Dean, presently a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, developed bacteria by genetic breeding, and characterized by genomics, proteomics and metabolomics for Green House Gases sequestration for biofuel, bioflocculant, bioplastic and biomaterials production. Microorganisms applied for degradation of pentachlorophenol in tannery, lignin biovalorization, degradation of melanoidin, dioxin-like compounds, ecoestrogens, phthalates and emerging contaminants in industries, municipal sludge, landfill leachate, risk assessment and characterization was performed. Cyanobacteria and algae used for biofuel and biodegradation of emerging contaminants in waste water and risk assessment. Metagenomics of microbes from Pangong lake, caves and lysimeter performed for environmental management, pesticide degradation and nutrient management. He published more than 200 research papers in peer reviewed journals, 4 patents and 26 Ph.D. students completed Ph.D. under his supervision.
Dr. Huiming Yin received his Bachelor degree from the Hohai University, China, in 1995, Master Peking University, China, in 1998, and PhD The Iowa University in 2004. Before joining Columbia University in 2008, Dr. Yin was employed by Caltrans as a Civil Engineer, for two years and by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for two years. Dr. Yin’s research focuses on the multiphysical and mechanical characterization and modeling of civil engineering materials and their applications in energy efficient infrastructure systems. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2010. He founded the Pao Sustainable Engineering and Materials Laboratory, and serves the Site Director of NSF IUCRC Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems. Dr. Yin has actively worked with Columbia Technology Ventures for commercialization of the applied research through small business companies and start-ups. From his research, two STTR projects have been awarded by DOE (for solar roofing materials) and AFOSR (for particulate composites), respectively. He is the leading author of the book - The Introduction to Micromechanics of Composite Materials, CRC Press and Spon Press, 2016, and has authored or co-authored 4 other book chapters and >70 refereed journal papers.
Sebastian Zapata is a system engineer and PhD in computer science. He holds his PhD in Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and he made a research stay in Imperial College London during 6 months in which he studied the Argentine electricity market. He has also been involved in outbreak investigations of Colombian, Brasil and UK electricity. He has papers in Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy, Energies and Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. Daniel grew up in a small town in Colombia and he likes to play basketball and play videogames.
Dr. Debabrata Das has pioneered the promising R&D of Bioenergy production processes by applying fermentation technology. He is actively involved in the research of hydrogen biotechnology for a period of last twenty years. His recent work on biohythane process for the maximization of gaseous energy recovery from the organic wastes is worth mentioning. He has 6 books, 150 research publications in the peer reviewed journals (h-index 48) and 36 chapters in the books published by International publishers. He has two Indian patents. Recently, he successfully demonstrated 10 m3 biohydrogen pilot plant study for the commercial exploitation of biohydrogen production process. He IAHE Akira Mitsui Award in 2008 and BRSI Malaviya Memorial award (for senior faculty) in 2013 for his biohydrogen research work. He is the member of the editorial board of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy;Indian Journal of Biotechnology; Biotechnology for Biofuels; The Open Microalgae Biotechnology Journal; INAE Letters
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