Received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, in 2008. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in 2013. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of ABC - UFABC, Santo André, Brazil.
Her teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels include Renewable Energy, Wind Power, Electrical Machines, Power Systems Analysis, and Distributed Generation. She has interest in grid integration of wind generation, power system stability with high wind power penetration, and smart grids. She has developed research projects funded by Brazilian official agencies and she has supervised over 10 graduate students.


Managing Director Industrial Solar GmbH
Emmy-Noether-Str. 2
79110 Freiburg / Germany
Christian Zahler is co-founder and Managing Director of Industrial Solar GmbH. Working in the field of solar thermal technologies since about 25 years, he started his “solar career” at the Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg. Later he moved on to work at research institutes in Portugal and Norway. In 1999 he returned to Freiburg and joined PSE AG, where he was responsible for the solar thermal department. Since 2009 him and Tobias Schwind are jointly leading Industrial Solar.
Selected Articles
2013 SHC 2013 (Freiburg / Germany)
“Development of an integrated solar-fossil powered steam generation system for industrial applications”
“A new solar combined heat and power system for sustainable automobile manufacturing“
2012 SHC 2012 (San Franciso / USA)
“Solar process heat for sustainable automobile manufacturing“
2011 OTTI 4th International Conference Solar Air-Conditioning (Larnaka / Cyprus)
“Largest Solar Cooling System in the Middle East for a Showcase Football Stadium in Qatar”
2011 SolarPaces 2011 (Granada / Spain)
“Industrial Solar Fresnel Collectors Powering the Largest Solar Cooling System in the Middle East for a Football Stadium”
2010 SolarPaces 2010 (Perpignan / France)
“Demonstration of Direct Steam Generation in a Mirroxx Linear Fresnel Collector”
2010 EuroSun 2010 (Graz / Austria)
“Demonstration of Direct Steam Generation in a Mirroxx Linear Fresnel Collector”
2009 Energetica India - Issue 2009/11
“Fresnel Collectors for industrial applications, solar cooling and polygeneration”
2009 OTTI International Solar Air-Conditioning Conference (Palermo / Italy)
“Mirroxx Fresnel Process Heat Collectors for Solar Cooling and Industrial Applications”
2009 ESTEC Conference 2009 (Munich / Germany)
“Direct Steam Production in a linear concentrating Fresnel Collector”
2009 OTTI Solarthermie Conference (Kloster Banz / Germany)
“Ein linear konzentrierender Fresnel-Kollektor für Prozesswärmeanwendungen”
2007 Erneuerbare Energien Issue 2007/8 (Germany)
“Fresnel-Kollektor für solare Prozesswärme”
2007 Erneuerbare Energie Issue 2007/2 (Austria)
“Fresnel-Kollektor zur solaren Prozesswärmeerzeugung”


Mechanical Engineer by Escola Politécnica USP (1971), MSc in Chemical Engineering (1981-Centrifugal Fluidized Bed Dryer) and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (1990- Energy in the Rayon Viscose process) by the same institution.
Currently acts as Industrial Consultant in the specialties: Thermal Processes, Energy Conservation, Industrial Ventilation, Industrial Drying, Evaporation, Filtration, Pumping Facilities, Steam Utilities and Solar Energy. Thermal Conversion for Industrial Processes. Collaborates with SISEA-EPUSP-Lab. of Alternative Energy Systems and teaches the discipline Solar Energy Fundamentals at the Alternative Energies Course PECE USP, where it also supervises students in monographs on applications of Solar Energy.
Frequently acts as referee for the periodicals: Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science; Chemical Engineering Science; Food and Bioproducts Processing. Provides coaching advice on industrial projects for engineers. In the period from March 2010 to March 2013 he wrote the column "Critical Point" of the magazine Chemistry and Derivatives.
He was a researcher at the IPT -Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas de SP (1973-1985) working in thermometry and flow measurements laboratories. He has collaborated in government programs for energy conservation in industry and the rational use of industrial fuel gas. He built and operated the IPT-solar energy laboratory and coordinated the projects and construction of solar energy use in multifamily housing and hospital.
He was a manager of Chemical Processes, Energy Conservation and Environmental Issues with Companhia Nitro Química Brasileira (1985-1990) working in the processes of Rayon Viscose, Sulfuric Acid, Fluoridric Acid, Nitrocellulose, Carbon Disulfide, Sodium Sulphate and Steam Utilities with Electric Power Generation.
He was Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering at USP Polytechnic School (1990-2008) where he taught disciplines related to pumping, filtration, evaporation, drying, combustion and utilities. He was the professor of industrial drying in post-graduation courses. He advised seven students of MSc
He implemented and coordinated the Cooperative Courses of the USP Polytechnic School. He published his research papers in international journals, having twice received the Bambu Prize (Engineering and Maintenance Technical Section of ABTCP Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (2004 and 2005).
Read more at USP Digital


Naval Architect, MSc. in Dynamics of Marine Structures, PhD. In Rotordynamics & Tribology, Head of LEVE (Lab. of Wind Engineering/Laboratório de Engenharia do Vento), Assistant Prof. at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School/University of São Paulo. Currrent Research Activities: Dynamics and Vibrations of Wind Turbines, Elasto Hydrodynamic Lubrication, Dynamics of Reciprocating Compressors, Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbines and Distributed Generation; PhD. and MSc. supervisor.


Senior Research Engineer
Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Princeton University.

Larson’s research interests include engineering, economic, and policy-related assessments of advanced clean-energy systems, especially for electric power and transport fuels production from carbonaceous fuels (biomass, coal, and/or natural gas) and for efficient end use of energy. His work addresses technologies of relevance to developed and developing countries. Larson maintains long-term collaborations on energy and sustainability with colleagues in China (Tsinghua University and the North China Electric Power University) and in Australia (University of Queensland). He has also participated in collaborative research efforts with colleagues across the United States and in Brazil, Cuba, India, Italy, Jamaica, Sweden, and elsewhere.
He is currently collaborating with ecologists at the University of Minnesota in an effort to better understand the potential of alternative biomass resource/conversion options to sustainably deliver negative carbon emission transportation in the US by mid-century. Larson was part of the Princeton team that contributed extensive analysis to the National Research Council report, America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation (2009). He was also the Co-Convening Lead Author of the Fossil Energy chapter of The Global Energy Assessment (2012) and a Lead Author (bioenergy) of the Renewable Energy chapter. Past research efforts have included ones focused on analysis of technology systems for modernizing renewable-biomass as an energy source, including advanced gasification-based technologies for power generation and for production of transportation fuels. These efforts have included assessments of potential gas-turbine based biomass electricity supply and use in sugarcane industries, in pulp and paper industries, and in stand-alone electric power generation.
Recent work has focused on analysis of fossil fuel/biomass co-processing systems with CO2 capture and storage, for co-production of clean transportation fuels and electricity. Larson supervises student research and occasionally teaches courses in the engineering school at Princeton. Since 2008, he has also held an appointment as a Senior Scientist with Climate Central, a nonprofit, non-partisan science and media organization created to provide clear and objective science-based information to diverse audiences about climate change and its potential solutions


Full Professor of the Civil Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Director of the Hydraulics Water Resources & Environment Division of DEC-FEUP and Member of the board of Water Resources Institute. Organiser of several international conferences and head of the Research Group of Sea Energy. 
He is also the Chairman of the Coastal and Maritime Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) and International Secretary of the European Union for Coastal Conservation (EUCC-The Coastal Union). 
Professor Taveira Pinto has participated in more than 34 R&D projects and is author and co-author of more than 180 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences. During his career he has also been the Editor of several conference proceedings. 


•Electrochemical processes: Fuel Cells, Lithium and Lead Batteries and electrolysis.
•Materials: Catalysts, Surface Finishing, High Temperature Materiais, Composits.
•Thermochemical Energy: Gasification, Pyrolysis, Torrefaction, clean gas process, Hydrogen production.
•Graduated in Chemical Engineering (1991), 
•Bachelor in Chemistry (1991) at Mackenzie University
•Aeronautical Mechanic at EMA 1988, 
•Doctorate in Nuclear Materials by São Paulo University / IPEN in 1998 
•Operation Director of Electrocell (since 2017) – www.electrocell.com.br
•Vice-president  at VDI – German-Brazilian Engineering Association (2017 – 2019) – www.vdibrasil.com
• Professor at FEI University – www.fei.edu.br 
•IPT (Institute for Technological Research)  – Head of the Thermal Energy and Motors Laboratory, Inovation Diretory Advisor, President Advisor (2011 – 2017) – www.ipt.br
•Founder of Electrocell (1999) –
•Head Engineer at Cascadura (Surface Finishing Company) (1990– 1995) 
•Invited Professor at São Paulo University-USP, FAAP and Oswaldo Cruz 
•Hydrogen Technologies Coordinator at Brazilian Association of Technical Standards  (ABNT) (2005 – 2010) –
•Cultural Director at Brazilian Surface Finishing Association – ABTS www.abts.org.br
•11 patents.
•International Awards: SAE 2001, 
CNI/FIESP 2004, CNI 2004, WRI/FGV 2006, FINEP2009.
Languages: English, German, Spanish (Basics), France (Basics)
Linkedin and Spype: Gerhard.ett 


Research Fellow
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Dr. Helena Chum is a Research Fellow in the National Bioenergy Center at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a member of the NREL Research Fellows Council that reports to the Science and Technology Deputy Director. 
Her expertise is in renewable fuels, transportation systems, and international renewable energy activities including agriculture, forestry, bioenergy, bioproducts, biofuels, and biorefineries and sustainability. 
Dr. Chum conducts research on the sustainability of biomass and biofuels in the global context. She has developed technologies for the conversion of biomass and a variety of organic wastes into fuels, including hydrogen, chemicals, electricity, and high value materials. She directed analytical chemical research and the development of standards and reference materials for biomass. To these and other fields she has contributed more than 110 papers, is a coinventor of 20 patents, and has lectured and participated in seminars and conferences worldwide. 
Dr. Chum participated in the development of the Office of Science and Technology Policy's National Environmental Technology Strategy, released in 1995. She contributed to assessments of U.S. and global activities in bioenergy and hydrogen fuels. At a global level, she contributes to the development of multilateral assessment reports including for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Global Energy Assessment, and International Energy Agency Bioenergy activities. On bilateral areas, she has contributed to assessments of United States/Brazil on technologies and sustainability, and on technologies for United States/China. 
Dr. Chum is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the American Chemical Society and of its Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division, and of the International Academy of Wood Science. She served as a member of the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel from 1998 to 2003. She received the Individual Trail Blazer Award in Green Engineering, presented by HENAAC Inc. and Green Technology Magazine, in 2006. She has served on several Advisory Boards of universities and organizations and represented NREL in the Council for Chemical Research. She served in the Office of Industrial Technologies' Industry of the Future Program, representing NREL on the Laboratory Coordinating Council and chairing this Council in 1997. She was an Associate Editor of the Clean Processes and Products journal (Springer) and Editor of CHEMTECH (ACS). She was selected as a Biofuels Digest 2015 "Top 125 People in the Advanced Bioeconomy." 
Professional Experience 
Trained in physical and industrial chemistry, Dr. Chum has worked in bioenergy and renewable energy since 1979 at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), now the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), leading research and development branches, divisions, and centers in industrial technologies and bioenergy since 1992. Prior to joining SERI/NREL, she was Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, for 8 years, and was a Visiting Scientist at the Heyrovsky Institute of Polarography, Prague, Czechoslovakia, and at the Chemistry Department of Colorado State University. 
Dr. Chum's contributions address various fields of research, including inorganic and organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, applied microbiology, materials science, paper and wood science, chemical engineering, energy and fuels, polymer science, forestry, agricultural engineering, and environmental science and technology.


José Aquiles Baesso Grimoni received the Ph.D. (1994), M. Sc. (1988) and B. Sc. (1980) degrees from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and his research fields are power systems protection, modeling and simulation, automation and smart grids.  Since 1989 Prof. José Aquiles has been Associate Professor at Escola Politécnica from USP, and he has been involved in under graduation and graduation teaching and supervision activities. Nowadays, Prof. José Aquiles supervise eight graduate students(master and phd) and four undergraduate students that develop research activities related to his research fields. Since 2012 José Aquiles have been as under–graduate electric energy engineering course coordinator of Escola Politécnica da USP.
Since 1989 Prof. José Aquiles have been working at the Electrical Energy Research Group of the Electric Energy and Automation Department of Escola Politécnica da USP, under the coordination of Associate Professor Marco Antonio Saidel. During these years Prof. José Aquiles has been involved in sixteen Research & Development projects funded by Brazilian government agencies as well as generation, transmission and distribution companies. These projects were mainly related to: substation equipment monitoring; hybrid and electric vehicles mobility and the impact in the electric network; distributed generation with photovoltaic systems.
Prof. José Aquiles was vice-director (2003 to 2007) and director (2007 to 2011) of the Instituto de Eletrotecnica e Energia da USP, that is a research institute that works with certification of electrical power systems components and with planning of energy systems and renewable energies technologies. Since 2015 had been as coordinator of Energy and Water conservation University of São Paulo Program that supervision and management of the electric energy and water consumption of all the seven campi of University of São Paulo, In 200 worked in the team that did the chapter of energy in the Inventory of Greenhouse Gases of the City of São Paulo between 2010 and 2015.


Ph.D., Full Professor, São Paulo State University - UNESP
Executive Vice-Coordinator of  Institute of Bioenergy Research - IPBEN-UNESP (Head Office - Rio Claro Campus), Coordinator of Institute of Bioenergy Research and Head of Laboratory of Optmization of Energy Systems (Guaratinguetá Campus), www.feg.unesp.br/ipben. 
Has experience in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Energy, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, acting on the following subjects: Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Cogeneration, Thermoeconomic Analysis, Fuel Cell, Technical, Economic and Environmental Analysis of Power Systems. Information about the group: www.feg.unesp.br/ipben e www.researchgate.net/profile/jose_silveira3.
The current research topics can be divided in the following lines: 
-Line 1: Biofuel Production Processes (syngas, biogas, biohydrogen); 
-Line 2: Biomass Gasification technologies;
- Line 3: Technical, Economical and Environmental Analysis of Hybrid Systems using Renewable Energy Systems and bioenergy;
-Line 4: Technical, Economical and Environmental Analysis of Biofuel production. -Line 5: Use of Biofuel in Intenal Combustion Engine, Gas Turbine and Fuel Cell.



Mechanical Engineer graduated from Escola Politécnica at University of São Paulo (1983), Master in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution (1989), PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (USA, 1994). He was a visiting scholar at  the Mechanical Eng. Dept. at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain (1999). He was a visiting professor at  University Nacional of Engineering (UNI) in Lima (Peru) at INSA - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon (France) in  2009.

He has research experience in the following areas: flashing and evaporation waves, natural gas liquefaction processes, natural gas usage, two-phase flow instrumentation, ammonia-water absorption refrigeration cycle,  Ranque-Hilsh vortex tube, Cogeneration processes, solar energy, solar fuels and alternative energy system in a broader sense. He has developed research projects funded by both official agencies and private companies. His teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels include Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Compressible Fluid Flow, and Renewable Energies. He has coordinated several extension courses on natural gas, refrigeration & air conditioning, and renewable energies. 
He has authored over 100 scientific and technical papers besides two books, one entitled "Fundamentals and Applications of Psychrometry "(in Portuguese) and the other "Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation" (2017). Presently he is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering with focus on Thermal Engineering at  Escola Politécnica at University of São Paulo and coordinates SISEA – Alternative Energy Systems lab.


Senior Engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Academic Background
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Engineering Systems Division, 2007 – 2016 
The Ohio State University
Dual MS Electrical Engineering; Applied Economics, 2005 – 2007 
University of Pennsylvania
Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Business Statistics, 1998 – 2004 
Adjunct Faculty - Corporate and Professional Education
Worcester Polytechnic Institute , 2011 on
Instructor for Masters level classes in Power Systems including Electro-mechanical Energy Conversion and Power System Operations. 
Senior Engineer / Systems Engineering Team Lead
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boulder, CO, USA , 2014 – on.
Project lead for DOE Wind Energy Technology Office's Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) focus area on Integrated Systems Design and Analysis (ISDA). Principle investigator for ISDA Systems Engineering & Optimization task.
Project manager for DOE EERE Technology Commercialization Fund grant to demonstrate optimal yaw-based wake steering strategies in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources.
Project Manager for DOE Wind Energy Technology Office's Wind Technology to Market (T2M) NREL focused on identifying industry technology needs and leading efforts to accelerate technology transfer from the laboratories to industry.
Lead analyst on various DOE Wind Energy Technology Office's funded research efforts on wind turbine and plant technology trends in innovation. 


Graduated as Agricultural Engineer at UNICAMP, MSc in Agricultural Engineering at Université Laval, and PhD in Agricultural Engineering at Texas Tech University. Professor the School of Agricultural Engineering - FEAGRI-UNICAMP from 1988 to 2017. Presently working at CNPEM and responsible for the Water Center SANASA/UNICAMP/Agropolo Campinas-Brazil.

Coordinator of the Energy Planning Center-NIPE-UNICAMP between 1997-2002, and 2012-2013, and Coordinator of International Relations of UNICAMP between 2002-2009 and Vice-Rector of International Relations of UNICAMP 2013-2017. At São Paulo State Research Foundation-FAPESP was Adjunct Coordinator for Special Programs 2009-2016. Coordinated projects in Bioenergy such as a study on sugarcane ethanol expansion in Brazil to substitute 10% of the world gasoline consumption; the FAPESP Public Policy Ethanol Project in R&D for sustainable ethanol production - book “Sugarcane Bioethanol: R&D on sustainability and productivity” published in 2010 (Jabuti Prize). Coordinated the Project “Roadmap on Sustainable Biofuels for Aviation in Brazil” – FAPESP/Boeing/Embraer Project, book published in 2014. Presently coordinates the FAPESP/LACAf-I Project to promote bioenergy in Latin America and Africa and is also involved in organizing a new initiative in Bioeconomy in São Paulo State, the Agropolo Campinas-Brazil where is the Adjunct Executive Secretary.
Supervised more than 30 Master and PhD thesis and published more than 130 articles in scientific journals.


Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Fellow ASME
Head, Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory (LCFT/ITA)
Head, Department of Energy (IEM-E/ITA)
Prof. de Lemos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he obtained his Bachelor and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) in 1977 and 1979, respectively. In early 1983, he obtained his PhD degree from Purdue University, USA. He spent a year as Assistant Professor at PUC-RJ in 1984, followed by two years as Resident Associate at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois. In 1986, he joined the Aeronautical Institute of Technology - ITA in São José dos Campos, Brazil. He is Full Professor at ITA, founder and head of the Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory - LCFT and the newly established Competence Center for Energy – CCE. He also serves as Head of the Department of Energy. From 1991 to 1992, he was Visiting Scholar at Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, Germany. In early 1992, he became Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME and in 2009 he was promoted to the "Fellow" grade by ASME. He and has advised 10 PhD and 20 MSc students.
Research Summary
Prof. de Lemos has set a new mathematical framework for novel treatment of turbulent flow, heat, and mass transfer through permeable media. On the overall, he has published more than 360 articles in conference proceedings and journals in addition to nine book chapters and five books. He is member of the Honorary Editorial Advisory Boards of Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer and Int. Comm. Heat & Mass Transfer, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of J. Porous Media and Editorial Board Member of Int. J. Dynamics of Fluids and Int. J. Applied Engineering Research. He has coordinated several joint research projects with DLR and Uni-Erlangen, Germany, and has delivered seminar lectures in Brazil, USA, Portugal, Tunis, Lebanon, Italy, France, Germany, South Korea, Romania and Japan. He is Consultant to Brazilian Education Ministry (CAPES), Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP). He holds a Fellowship from CNPq at the highest rank (PQ-1A). He is member of the International Advisory Board of VIRTUHCON research initiative, which is led by TU-Freiberg, Germany, and fully supported by the German Ministry of Science and Education in cooperation with the Government of Saxony.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Prof. de Lemos´ research interests involve computational thermo-fluid dynamics, transport phenomena, porous media, thermal engineering, aerodynamics, gas turbines, advanced fossil and renewable energy systems (wind, solar, biomass), high performance computing, turbulent reactive flow, computational mathematics, combustion dynamics, modeling and simulation of thermochemical systems, fuel cells, gasification processes and CO2 capture and storage technologies.
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- Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London, October 2017
- Dean-Elect, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London, August 2017-September 2017
- Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Engineering, Imperial College London, May 2016-July 2017
- Director, Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London March 2014-present
- Director Energy Futures Lab, Imperial College London 2005-January 2014
- Professor of Sustainable Development in Energy, Department of Earth Science & Engineering, Imperial College London 2004-present
- Shell Chair in Sustainable Development in Energy, 2004-2009.
- UK Focal point with China in climate change, energy and environment 2007-2011
- Senior Research Fellow to the UK Research Councils energy programme 2006-2014
- Senior Lecturer in Electrochemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College London  2001-2004
- Senior Lecturer in Electrochemical Engineering, T.H. Huxley School of Environment, Imperial College London  1998-2000
- Staff Technologist, Energy Conversion Group, Rolls-Royce Strategic Research Centre, Derby, UK  1992-1998
- Senior Electrochemist, BP Research Centre, Sunbury on Thames, UK  1988-1992
- Electrochemist, BP Research Centre, Sunbury on Thames, UK  1984-1988
- BSc(Eng) (1978-1981) and PhD (1981-1984), Imperial College London



Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He received his  HTI Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982, his M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Wales in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glamorgan in 1995. In June 2011 he received from the University of Glamorgan the title of D.Sc. 
For more than 30 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 and absorption cooling. Additionally, since 1995 he is involved in a pioneering research dealing with the use of artificial intelligence methods, like artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic, for the modelling and performance prediction of energy and solar energy systems. 
He has 51 books and book contributions and published 341 papers; 155 in international scientific journals and 186 in refereed conference proceedings. Until now, he received more than 9400 citations on this work and his h-index is 48. He is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, and Editorial Board Member of another eleven 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 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 has been a member of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and International Solar Energy Society (ISES).


September 2010 - until now - Professor and Chair
University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany ( www.UPB.de )
▪ Chair of Electrical Energy Technology – Sustainable Energy Concepts
▪ Co-Director of Competence Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (KET)
Business or sector Sustainable energies (University Professor)
October 2006- until now - Board Member
PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin, Berlin , Germany ( www.PI-Berlin.com )
▪ Strategic director, market development (China, Japan, Iran, Brazil), Consultancy
▪ Advisor and trainer for PI China & Japan (Testing laboratories in Suzhou & Tokyo)
Business or sector Renewable energies (laboratory for photovoltaic module technology)
September 2008 – August 2010 - Professor
University of Applied Sciences, Biberach an der Riß, Germany
Department of Energy Technology ( www.hochschule-biberach.de )
Business or sector Energy (Professor for Energy Systems)
October 2003 – October 2005 - Guest Professor
Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil (www.UECE.br )
▪ Lab Set-up for Photovoltaics
▪ Lecturing: Contemporary Physics, Renewable Energies
Business or sector Renewable energies (University Lecturer)
October 1999- until now - Director
Rio-Solar Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.RIOSOLAR.com )
▪ Planning, Set-up, Installation and Monitoring of exemplarity PV energy systems
Business or sector Renewable energies (CEO)
March 1998 – March 2003 - Guest Professor
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.coppe.UFRJ.br )
▪ Lab Set-up for Photovoltaics
▪ Lecturing: Photovoltaics, Renewable Energies
Business or sector Renewable energies (University Lecturer)
October 1996 - January 1998 - Co-Founder, R&D head
SOLON AG for production of solar energy systems, Berlin , Germany (www.solon.com)
Development of Eco-PV-Module, Logistics, IT
Business or sector Renewable energies (photovoltaic module manufacturer, CTO)
October 1989 – September 1994 - Scientific Assistant, Lecturer
University of Technology Berlin, Department of Electrical Engineering, Berlin, Germany ( www.TUBerlin.com )
▪ Lecturing, set-up of PV Laboratory
▪ Ph.D. thesis on Operation Model of PV modules
Business or sector Electrical Engineering (University, Lecturing, Lab set-up)
May 1994 - July 1998 - Habilitation (qualification as an university lecturer)
University of Technology Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany ( www.TU-Berlin.de )
Title of augural dissertation: “Energy Balance of photovoltaic generators considering human-caused CO2 emissions”.
August 1994 – May 1997 - Post-Doc Studies at COPPE-UFRJ
Four temporary post-doc studies (three months each) on photovoltaic energy systems at Prof. Richard Stephan, EE-COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.coppe.ufrj.br).
January 1994 – April 1994 - Post-Doc Study at UNSW 
Study on yield prediction and thermal simulation and optimization of PV modules at Prof. Martin Green, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (www.unsw.edu.au).
February 1989 – December 1993 - Ph.D. (“Dr.-Ing.”) in Electrical Engineering
Ph.D.-Thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at Electrical Engineering Department of University of Technology Berlin, Germany (www.TU-Berlin.de); title of thesis: “Operation model of optical, thermal and electrical parameters of photovoltaic modules”
October 1982 – September 1988 - Master (“Dip.-Ing.”) in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor & Master course on Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication at University of Technology Munich (TUM) (www.tum.de)
August 1973 – June 1982 - Graduation from High & Grammar school (“Abitur”)
Mörike Grammar school, Göppingen, Germany
• Communication skills: Good ability to adapt to multicultural environment, gained through my experience abroad (work and leisure)
• Organisational / managerial skills
• Sense of organisation. Organization of 10 conferences and fairs (latest: www.rio15.net)
• Good experience in project management
• Job-related skills, Awards
• Scientific work: 160 scientific publications, 3 books, 5 book chapters
• IEEE Best Poster Award 2006 and 2015
• Green Price of the Americas 2006
• Berlin Solar Award 1994
• Foundation Member of International Solar Centre Berlin
• Lecturing, preparing presentations, tests, workshops


Suani Teixeira Coelho is a Chemical Engineer, Master and PhD in Energy in the Graduate Program in Energy from the University of São Paulo, where she is currently lecture, thesis advisor and coordinator of the Research Group on Bioenergy (GBIO – former CENBIO – www.iee.usp.br/gbio).

She has been coordinator of projects funded by FAPESP (Funding Agency of Sao Paulo), ANEEL (Regulatory Agency on Electric Energy) and CNPq (Federal Council for Research), among others. She is thesis advisor at the Integrated Graduate Program in Bioenergy (USP/UNICAMP/UNESP) and member of the Graduation Committees of the two programs. She was member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change – AGECC) in 2008-2011, chaired by UNIDO’s Director Kandeh K. Yumkella, and Deputy Secretary of State Secretariat for Environment in the State of Sao Paulo (2003-2006), where she was responsible for international agreements of this Secretariat os State.

She has worked several times as an expert/consultant in bioenergy for UNEP and UNIDO projects. Prof. Coelho has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journais, such as Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) and others, also being reviewer of technical journais, such as the Energy Policy and Biomass & Bioenergy and RSER, among others. She has published several books and book chapters, including “Land and Water: Linkages to Bioenergy” at Global Energy Assessment (IAASA, University of Cambridge, 2013). Since December 2014 she is Associate Editor on Bioenergy for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and since April 2015 in the Journal BIOMASS BR.

She is also a member of Activity Group on Bioenergy and Water of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP/FAO). Among other projects, she is now the coordinator of the project “Perspectives for the contribution of biomethane on natural gas offer in Sao Paulo State” (Project N. 27, in the Research Center on Gas Innovation – RCGI – Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo), funded by FAPESP and Shell.

Zhen Gao

Currently, I am a DNV-GL sponsored professor on marine structures at the Department of Marine Technology and Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (AMOS), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

I obtained my bachelor and MSc degrees in naval architecture and ocean engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2000 and 2003, respectively. My MSc study mainly focused on numerical simulations of ship-ship and ship-bridge collisions. The thesis title is "Numerical Simulation of Ship Collision and Study on Crashworthiness of FPSO's Side Structures". My supervisor was Professor Yongning Gu.

In August 2003, I came to NTNU to do my PhD study on marine technology. On February 6, 2008, I successfully defended my PhD thesis with the title "Stochastic Response Analysis of Mooring Systems with Emphasis on Frequency-domain Analysis of Fatigue due to Wide-band Response Processes". My PhD supervisor was Professor Torgeir Moan.

From 2008 to 2015, I worked as a post-doc, reseacher and then adjunct associate professor in the Offshore Wind Energy Group led by Prof. Torgeir Moan, before I became a full professor in July 2015.



Offshore Renewable Energy: numerical and experimental study of offshore wind turbines (both bottom-fixed and floating), wave energy converters (oscillating bodies and overtopping devices) and combined concepts; numerical methods for coupled global dynamic response analysis of offshore wind turbines; hierarchical methods for local response analysis of wind turbine drivetrains; design and analysis of floating structures to support large-scale (5 MW and 10 MW) wind turbines; modeling and analysis of offshore wind turbines with geared drivetrain, direct drive and hydraulic transmission; mooring system design and analysis for offshore renewable energy platforms.

Marine Operation: operational and safety criteria for marine operations related to offshore wind turbine transport, installation and access for maintenance and repair; numerical modeling and time-domain simulation of marine operations involving transient dynamics and nonstationary system responses (such as crane operations for monopile or jacket foundation installation).

Structural Mechanics and Dynamics: dynamic analysis of offshore structures using finite element methods; coupled mooring analysis; fatigue assessment of offshore structures; numerical simulation of ship collision and grounding.

Stochastic Analysis: frequency-domain cycle counting method for fatigue analysis of wide-band processes; extreme value prediction and fatigue analysis of non-Gaussian processes; contour line method; stochastic modeling of random waves; short-term and long-term statistics of wind and wave conditions.

Reliability and Risk Analysis: uncertainty modeling and structural reliability assessment of offshore oil and gas platforms as well as renewable energy platforms; fatigue reliability methods applied to mechanical components (such as gearbox in wind turbines); fatigue reliability analysis of offshore wind turbine jacket foundations for inspection and maintenance planning; overload and fatigue reliability of mooring system; risk analysis of station-keeping system