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Prof. Balbaa is currently vice president of Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport for African & Asian Affairs Sector, linking with all African & Asian countries in all fields, education, training and consultancy, research and innovation; he practiced proffesionality from two prespectives; one is in the industry as he is X-Master Mariner and serviced in multinational shipping companies as well as ports and the other prespective is academic as he is a professor of environmental management issues in seaports.
Dr. Jay N. Meegoda, P.E., is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at NJIT and has been working as educator, consultant and researcher in engineering for over 35 years. He utilizes scientific concepts and engineering technologies in his research to provide solutions to real world problems. Dr. Meegoda has worked with state and local governments, and foreign governments to provide technical input for broad range of problems. At NJIT, Dr. Meegoda as PI has successfully concluded several multidisciplinary research projects worth over $7M from agencies such as NSF, USEPA, US Army, FHWA, NJDOT and NJDEP that provided broader impact to the society. Some of those technologies are now extensively used while others are to be commercialized. He has over 300 publications with over 2600 citations. He is the chief editor of the Institute of Civil Engineers Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. He had many research collaborations with over 15 nations spanning all five continents.
Dr. Peter Lilienthal is the CEO of HOMER Energy. Since 1993, he has been the developer of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s HOMER® hybrid power optimization software, which has been used by over 200,000 energy practitioners in 193 countries. NREL has licensed HOMER Energy to be the sole world-wide commercialization licensee to distribute and enhance the HOMER model.
Andrew Adewale ALOLA (Ph.D. Economics) holds MSc in Applied Mathematics from Eastern Mediterranean University in North Cyprus after completing a Bachelor degree in Mathematics from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria. Currently, he lectures and conducts intensive research as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics and Finance of Istanbul Gelisim University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research interests include Energy, Renewable Energy, the Environment, and the other related and innovative interests. More information can be looked up via LinkedIn/Research gate or by direct request from through the provided contacts.
Walter Palmer is a retired airline pilot and independent researcher/writer. He held senior positions within the Canadian Airline Pilots Association and served as a base chief pilot (mgr Flying) at a large, international Canadian airline. He has written and spoken in pursuit of public awareness concerning global warming and climate change, and written extensively about the challenges faced by the airline industry in that regard, with one book published and a chapter in another edited volume. His work now focuses on sustainability as a concept.
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.