2018 The Fourth International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials (HEREM 2018)
Plenary Talks

Professor Dr Sharmila Mitra Mukhopadhyay,
      Wright State University, USA
      Title: Hierarchical Hybrid Materials for Robust & Reusable Nano-Devices
Dr. Sharmila Mitra Mukhopadhyay is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Director of Center for Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials at Wright State University. Her current research encompasses the following areas: multifunctional nanomaterials; compact lightweight components for energy, environment, and biomedical applications; surface and interface science; and multidisciplinary engineering education. Prof. Mukhopadhyay has over one hundred publications and obtained and directed several millions of dollars in research funding from a variety of agencies such as NSF, DOE, AFOSR, AFRL, NASA, OBOR, EPA, as well as industry. She serves on editorial boards of journals, review panels of funding agencies, and on executive committees of professional societies as well as community outreach groups. She has organized and co-organized several national and international symposia, and is past chair of the Electronics Division of American Ceramic Society. She is listed in "Who's Who in the World", "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in Science and Engineering", and is an elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.

Professor Dr Jawad Faiz,
      University of Tehran, Iran
    Title: Different Linear Generators Topologies for Direct-Driven Wave Energy                 Conversion
Dr. Jawad Faiz received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1988. He is now a Professor at School of of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran. He is the author of 225 papers in international journals. He also has 220 international conference presentations, including papers on wind energy and wave energy conversion. Dr. Faiz is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of Iran Academy of Sciences and Director of Center of Excellence on Applied Electromagnetic Systems. He received a number of international and national awards.
He published the following books:
1. Electronic Tap-changers for Distribution Transformers, Springer, 2011.
2. Fault Diagnosis of Induction Motors, 2017, IET.

Professor Dr Suresh M. Chathoth,
      City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P. R. China
      Title: Modern Scattering Methods in Energy Research
Dr. Suresh M. Chathoth has obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the Technological University of Munich, Germany in 2005. He has done postdoctoral research at the University of Gottingen, Germany and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA. Presently he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, City University of Hong Kong. He has published more than 35 research papers in reputed international journals. His research interest includes glass transition and dynamics of energy storage systems.

Professor Dr Mohan L Kolhe,
      University of Agder, Norway
   Title: Role of Hydrogen in the Energy Transition Case Study: Integrated Renewable Energy based Hydrogen System for Decentralized Power Generation
Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus on 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.

Professor Avner Rothschild,
      Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
   Title: The “rust” challenge: Iron oxide photoelectrodes for solar water splitting
Professor Avner Rothschild is an associate professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Technion. He graduated from the Technion in 2003 and had a postdoc at MIT (2003 - 2006). Since 2006 he is a faculty member at the Technion, where he is heading the Electrochemical Materials & Devices research group. His research focuses, currently, on metal-oxide (especially iron oxide) thin films and photoelectrochemical devices for solar energy conversion and storage. Avner is one of the founding directors of the Israeli Center of Research Excellence on Solar Fuels. He is a member of several European consortia and he holds an ERC grant for research on ultrathin film absorbers for solar water splitting.

Professor Meng NI,
      Hong Kong Polytechnic University, P. R. China
   Title: Solid oxide fuel cells for advanced energy conversion and storage
Prof. Meng Ni received his Bachelor (2000) and Master (2003) degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an China. He joined The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2003 as a research student and received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from HKU in 2007. Then Prof. NI stayed in HKU as a Post-doctoral researcher for 2 years, before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Assistant Professor in July 2009. Prof. Ni was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2012 and Full Professor in July 2016. Prof. Meng Ni’s research interests include solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), solid oxide electrolyzer cells (SOEC), energy recovery from waste treatment, flow batteries, and microfluidics. Prof. Ni is serving as an active reviewer for over 60 academic journals and an Associate Editor for 3 journals.

How do I apply? We are delighted to call for applications for six (6) plenary speakers of 30 minutes each. The successful applicants will form part of our Technical Program Committee line-up, addressing the entire conference audience. To apply, simply send your personal CV, title and abstract of your speech to keynote@herem.org

Post Date: 3-27-2018