Keynote Speakers

 

Prof. Rajan Jose

Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah, Malaysia

Speech title: Decarbonizing the Materials’ Share in Electrochemical Energy Storage Industry

Prof. Rajan Jose is a senior Professor in the Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and is the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Nature journal Materials Circular Economy. He has served as the Dean of Research (Technology) of UMP during Feb 2016 – Aug 2019 besides serving as the Member of Senate and Graduate Council of UMP.He has investigated nanostructured perovskite ceramics for microwave and superconducting electronics during doctoral research at the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Trivandrum, India and has received PhD degree in the year 2002.He has published nearly 350 papers in the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics) indexed journals which are cited nearly 19000 times with an h-index of 69 according to Google Scholar database. He holds 25 patents. Stanford University places him as a top 2% Materials Scientists in the world ever since the list was produced during 2020. Currently, he ranks 2075/315721 Materials Scientists in the world – representing top 0.65%. He is also ranked top #5 Materials Scientists in Malaysia by Research.com. His current research interests include renewable energy devices, sustainable materials, circular economy, data science, and artificial intelligence.

 

Prof. Dennis Y.C. Leung

University of Hong Kong, China

Speech title: Effective photocatalytic technology for improving environmental and energy performance of submerged water surfaces and systems

Prof. Dennis Y.C. Leung received his BEng (1982) and PhD (1988) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Leung is now a full professor and ex-Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering specializing in environmental engineering and renewable & clean energy. He has published more than 500 articles in these two areas including 360+ peer reviewed SCI journal papers. His current h-index is 92 with total citations of 46K. He is one of the top 1% highly cited scientists in the world in energy field since 2010 (Essential Science Indicators) and named as Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics from 2017-2022. Prof. Leung has delivered more than 80 keynote and invited lectures in many international conferences. Prof. Leung is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the IMechE, Energy Institute and HKIE. He was also the Past Chairman of the Institute of Energy (HK Branch), and served/serves as an editorial board member and editor of a number of journals including Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Progress in Energy and Applied Sciences. Prof. Leung also served/serves as chairman and member of a number of statutory committees and appeal board panels of the HKSAR government related to sustainable energy and environment.

 

Assoc. Prof. Farhad Shahnia

Murdoch University, Australia

Speech title: Role of Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants in Decarbonization

Assoc. Prof. Farhad Shahnia received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, in 2012. He is currently an A/Professor at Murdoch University. He is currently a Fellow member of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of IEEE, and member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Farhad’s research falls under Distribution networks, Microgrid and Smart grid concepts. He has authored one book and 11 book chapters and 250+ peer-reviewed scholarly articles in international conferences and journals, as well as being an editor of 6 books.Farhad is currently a Subject Editor, Deputy Subject Editor, and Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Access, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Smart Grid, IET Energy Conversion and Economics, and International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems and has served 40+ conferences in various roles such as General, Technical, Program, Publication, Publicity, Award, Sponsorship, and Special Session Chairs.

 

Assoc. Prof. Zafar Said

University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Speech title: Nanofluid as Heat Transfer Solutions for Enhancing Sustainable Technologies

Assoc. Prof. Zafar Said joined the University of Sharjah in 2022. He works in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Heat Transfer, AI, optimization, Nanofluids, BTMS, NePCM, Energy Storage, and nanolubricants. He has published over 250+ papers as per Web of Science, including in Progress in Energy and Combustion, Physics Reports, Advanced Energy Materials, Journal of Material Chemistry A, Nano Energy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 3 books, 30 book chapters, and 30 conference papers), with about 17600+ citations and an H-index of 76. As per Web of Science, he has 7 Hot Papers and several highly cited papers in the cycle 2019-2023. He is also ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 by Elsevier BV and Stanford University) in the field of Energy. He was honored with several prestigious awards, including First Place in Scientific Research in the Engineering Field Category at the 2nd Edition of the Excellence and Creative Engineering Award 2023, by Society of Engineers, UAE, 2024. First prize in the category of individual researchers and experts in the field of better integration of urban planning, Research and Innovation Award, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure in UAE, 2023, 2022 and 2023 Rising Star Science Star award by Research.com.

 

Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis

University of Patras, Greece

Speech title: The role of photovoltaics in RES energy transition at the global environment

Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis is a professor of Alternative Energy Sources at University of Patras. His research interest started with the development of appropriate countermeasures for the mitigation of the severe environmental consequences of the Chernobyl accident and followed by cross section measurements in the thorium fuel cycle for energy production and waste incineration. Expanded to the study of wind and solar energy systems in the last fifteen years and currently research focused on solar cooling of buildings and the integration of photovoltaics in buildings for electricity production towards carbon neutral cities. By participating in national and international research programs as a scientific coordinator and researcher, he has published more than 110 scientific papers in scientific journals, patents and book chapters with >3000 citations and h-index 35 (Scopus). Prof. Karamanis teaches courses in the subject of renewable energy sources and their applications since 2006 in Departments of the Universities of Ioannina and Patras.

 

Prof. Qiangqiang Liao

Shanghai University of Electric Power, China

Speech title: To be announced

Prof. Qiangqiang Liao is currently the three-level Professor at Shanghai University of Electric Power, Shanghai, China. He is an expert committee member of the China Power Battery Recycling and Cascade Utilization Alliance, an evaluation expert for the National Key Research and Development Program of Intelligent Grid Technology and Equipment, a guest editor of Science and Technology for Energy Transition Journal, and an editorial board member Journal of Solar Energy Research Updates. His research interests include electrochemical energy storage technology and metal corrosion and protection technology. Prof. Liao has published more than 80 peer-reviewed journal papers and has been authorized for 13 Chinese invention patents. He participated in the development of two international standards, one national standard and one local standard, two group standards, and published two books. He won one piece of the second prize for electric power technology innovation from the China Electric Power Enterprise Federation, and one piece of the second prize for scientific and technological progress from the China Installation Association.

 

Prof. Saim Memon

1.Sanyou London Pvt Ltd, UK

2.Birmingham City University, UK

3.Jiangsu Sanyou Dior Energy-saving New Materials Co., Ltd (SANYOU DIOR), China

Speech title: The Scope of Vacuum Insulated Energy Saving Technologies in Building Construction, Electric Vehicle, Refrigeration and Transportation Industries

Prof. Saim Memon, CEO and Industrial Professor of Renewable Energy Engineering, unifies academic research and development, industrial manufacturing, and product distribution in the global market. Prof. Saim has progressed upon his extensive academic experiences to amass a portfolio that includes 120+ research publications, 41 taught modules (including module leadership) in electrical, electronic, mechanical, and renewable energy engineering with over 90% student satisfaction, along with successful supervision of 2+ PhD projects, 12+ MSc/MEng projects, and 23+ BEng (Hons) projects. He has held 50+ invited/keynote speakerships, engaged in research collaborations with 40+ countries worldwide, accumulated 1450+ citations with a 22+ h-index and a 52+ i10-index, served in 5+ editor-in-chief and guest editorships, and fulfilled 40+ journal reviewer roles.His specific research experiences encompass net-zero energy buildings, vacuum insulation, thermal management of electric vehicle batteries, translucent vacuum insulation panels, energy materials for vacuum insulated smart windows, , vacuum-based photovoltaic solar thermal collectors, applied semi-transparent photovoltaics and switchable films, renewable energy technologies, thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting and smart grid integration into electric vehicles with fast-charging battery mechanisms.

 

Prof. Rui-ming Fang

Huaqiao University, China

Speech title: To be announced