Prof. Soteris Kalogirou

Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Speech Title: Renewable Energy Systems: Current Staus in the World and Prospects
Prof. Soteris Kalogirou is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He is currently the Vice Rector on Economics, Personnel and Development of the university. In addition to his Ph.D., he holds the title of D.Sc. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts. For more than 35 years, he is actively involved in research in the area of solar energy and particularly in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination, photovoltaics, geothermal energy and absorption cooling. He has a large number of publications in books, book chapters, international scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, and Editorial Board Member of another twenty journals. He is the editor of the book Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Renewable Energy Systems, published by Nova Science Inc., co-editor of the book Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems, published by Springer, editor of the book McEvoy’s Handbook of Photovoltaics, published by Academic Press of Elsevier and author of the books Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems, and Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systems, published by Academic Press of Elsevier. He is a member of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and International Solar Energy Society (ISES).

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Speech Title: Advances and Challenges in Developing Sustainable Energy Storage System

Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat is currently an associate professor and chairperson for the Centre of Sustainable Mobility Technologies in the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2015. Besides, he is a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (UK), Professional Engineer registered with Board of Engineers Malaysia, Professional Technologists registered with Malaysia Board of Technologists and associate fellow of Asean Academy of Engineering and Technology. His research interests include energy storage system, computational fluid dynamic, thermal management, renewable energy and ventilation. His research is well recognized as he is listed among the top 2% of the world’s most highly cited scientists published by Stanford University. He has been invited to deliver several keynotes and invited speeches in many conferences as well as public lectures. He has co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals, 5 books/book chapters, 4 patents and won more than 30 awards in the local and international competitions as well as outstanding reviewers for more than 10 international journals. He is serving as editorial member and guest editor of several international journals.

Prof. Raffaele Carli

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Speech Title: Game-theoretical Control Frameworks for Efficient and Flexible Energy Communities
Prof. Raffaele Carli received the Laurea degree (Hons.) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and information engineering from the Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, in 2002 and 2016, respectively. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Reserve Officer with Italian Navy. From 2004 to 2012, he worked as a System and Control Engineer and the Technical Manager for a space and defense multinational company. He is currently a Senior Assistant Professor of Automatic Control at the Polytechnic of Bari. He is qualified for access to a position of associate professor in control engineering since 2021. He is technical responsible for the Decision and Control Laboratory (coordinated by prof. Mariagrazia Dotoli) at the Department of Electric and Information Engineering (DEI) of the Polytechnic of Bari ( He is an author of over 90 printed international publications. His area of expertise is the development of decision and control techniques for the modelling, optimization, management, and control of complex and large-scale systems. His research interests include the formalization, simulation, and implementation of decentralized, distributed, and hierarchical optimization and control algorithms, to be applied on distributed systems (cooperative and noncooperative), multi-agent systems, and networked systems in smart frameworks such as the industry and energy fields. He was the Young Career Chair of the 2017 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, the Pubblication Co-chair of the 2020 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, and the General Co-chair of 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy and Conservation (ICREC 2022). He is the Tutorial Co-chair of the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (2023 October 1-4 - Maui, Hawaii) Finance Chair and Special Session Chair of 2024 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (2024 August 26-30 – Bari, Italy). He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering and the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. He is a member of the conference editorial board for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC), a member of the international program committee of over 30 international conferences, and a guest editor for special issues on international journals.
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Prof. Dr. Osman Adiguzel

Firat University, Elazig, Turkey

Speech Title: Shape Reversibility and Energy Storage in Transformation Cycles in Shape Memory Alloys
Prof. Dr. Osman Adiguzel graduated from Department of Physics, Ankara University, Turkey in 1974 and received PhD degree from Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey. He studied at Surrey University, Guildford, UK as a post doctoral research scientist in 1986-1987, and his studies focused on shape memory alloys. He worked as research assistant, 1975-80, at Dicle University and shifted to Firat University in 1980. He became professor in 1996, and he has been retired due to the age limit of 67, following academic life of 45 years. He published over 80 papers in international and national journals; He joined over 120 conferences and symposium in international and national level as Plenary Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Invited Speaker, Speaker or Poster Presenter. He served the program chair or conference chair/ co-chair in some of these activities. In particular, he joined in last six years (2014-2019) over 60 conferences as Speaker, Keynote Speaker and Conference Co-Chair organized by different companies in different countries. Additionally, he retired at the end of November 2019, and contributed with Keynote/ Plenary Speeches over 120 Virtual/ Webinar Conferences, due to the coronavirus outbreak in three year of his retirement, 2020 to 2022. Dr. Adiguzel served his directorate of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences, Firat University in 1999-2004. He supervised 5 PhD theses and 3 M. Sc theses. He is also technical committee member of many conferences. He received a certificate which is being awarded to him and his experimental group in recognition of significant contribution of 2 patterns to the Powder Diffraction File – Release 2000. The ICDD (International Centre for Diffraction Data) also appreciates cooperation of his group and interest in Powder Diffraction File. Scientific fields of Dr. Adiguzel: Shape memory effect and displacive phase transformations in shape memory alloys and other alloys, molecular dynamics simulations, alloy modeling, electron microscopy, electron diffraction, x-ray diffraction and crystallography.

Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis

University of Patras, Greece

Speech Title: Rethinking Photovoltaics building integration: From sufficiency to sharing towards carbon neutral cities and emerging upgrades
Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis is a professor of Alternative Energy Sources at University of Patras. His research interests 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, his current research focuses 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. Zhao Yang Dong

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Speech Title: Green Hydrogen Systems and Trading Strategies towards Zero Carbon Emission Target

Prof. Zhao Yang Dong (M’99-SM’06-F’17) is currently SPG Endowed Professor of Energy Systems, and Co-Director of SP-NTU Joint Lab at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His previous roles include SHARP Professor with the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. He was the inaugural Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, Director of ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions, Ausgrid Chair and Director of Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks providing R&D support for the AU$500m Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project. His research interests include power system planning, load modelling, smart grid, smart cities, energy market, renewable energy and its grid connection and computational methods and their application in power system analysis. He has been serving as editor/ associate editor of several IEEE transactions and IET journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE.


Smart Grid & Renewable Energy, University of Agder, Norway

Speech Title: Green Hydrogen Revolution: A Case Study in Sustainable Energy Transformation
Prof. 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. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia's Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. He was also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project 'Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household' as Technical Manager (2014-2017). 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 published extensively in the energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures/ courses/ key note addresses/ workshops.

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