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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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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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.