2017 The Third International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials (HEREM 2017)
Plenary Talks

Prof. Hong Qi is Associate Dean in the School of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). He obtained a PhD in Engineering Thermophysics from HIT in 2008. Professor Qi has published more than 110 articles with 313 citations. He has published 5 books and obtained 22 invention patents. He has also registered 14 computer software copyrights. He has been awarded as Harbin Institute of Technology Youth Talent in 2014. His research focuses on the new energy, radiative heat transfer, inverse radiation problem, optical tomography and measurement technique of thermophysical properties.

Dr. Zhiqiang Wu is a lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU). He is also a visiting scholar in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at University of British Columbia (UBC). He received his Ph. D. (2015) in power engineering and engineering thermophysics, double Bachelor (2009) in engineering and economics from Xi'an Jiaotong University. His work involves the co-thermochemical conversion of coal and biomass, upgrading of low-rank coal and biomass conversion. Dr. Wu has published 30 academic papers and been granted 9 patents. As the Principal Investigator, he got 4 program grants from National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China, etc.

Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus in smart grid and renewable energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of full professorship in smart grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than twenty-five years’ academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia’s Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. Presently he is also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household’ as Technical Manager. This project is in collaboration with 12 EU partners from 4 EU countries. His academic work ranges from the smart grid, grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, techno-economics of energy systems, solar and wind energy engineering, development of business models for distributed generation etc. He also did extensive teaching in renewable and electrical energy systems engineering as well as in energy economics. He has been successful in winning competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g. EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses / workshops. He has also been member of many academic promotional committees.

Post Date: 11-11-2016