Keynote and Invited Speakers


Keynote Speakers


Prof. Ibrahim Dincer
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Vice President for Strategy, International Association for Hydrogen Energy
Vice President, World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies

Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT. He is Vice President for Strategy in International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Vice-President for World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET). Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, more than 1000 refereed journal and conference papers, and many technical reports. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered more than 250 keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada in 2004. He has made innovative contributions to the understanding and development of sustainable energy technologies and their implementation. He has actively been working in the areas of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and his group has developed various novel technologies/methods/etc.

  Read abstract - The Use of Exergetic Approaches in Innovative Energy Applications

Prof. Dr. Yunus Çengel
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA

Yunus Çengel is Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA and the founding dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Adnan Menderes University in Aydin, Turkey. He received his Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in USA. Before joining ADU in 2012, he held the position of the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Yildiz Technical University YTU and as Advisor to President at Scientific and Technological Research Council TUBITAK on international cooperations. Professor Cengel served as the assistant director and director of the Industrial Assessment Center at UNR for eight years. He also served as the advisor to several government organizations and private companies on energy efficiency, energy policies, and education reform.

Professor Çengel is the author or coauthor of the widely adopted textbooks Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach, Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences, Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications, Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Introduction to Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, and Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers all published by McGraw-Hill. Some of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian, Greek, and French.

He is the recipient of several outstanding teacher awards, and he has received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award twice. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada, USA.

  Read abstract - Thermodynamic Education: Rediscovering the Power of Simplicity

Invited Speakers


Prof. Xin-Rong (Ron.) Zhang
Director, Beijing Engineering Research Center of City Heat
Director, Center for New Energy System, Peking University
Chairman, Beijing Energy Society

Dr. Xin-Rong (Ron.) Zhang has been a professor at Peking University since January 2010. Dr. Zhang’s research interests focused on Refrigeration and heat pump systems using natural working fluids; Microcosmic mass and energy transport in food engineering; High quality drying; Near/Super-critical flow dynamics and heat transfer; Heat transfer optimization. He has made significant contributions to the supercritical heat transfer area through numerous innovation, experimental methodology and technical inventions spanning from sub to super-critical fluids. He created five research institutes for recent years and was selected for Beijing Science Nova Honor and also awarded the first prize for the excellent research by Beijing Institute of Energy. He published more than 120 International Journal papers and was authorized more than 70 patents.

  Read abstract - Multiscale Interaction Between Energy and Food Quality in the Super Cold Chain for Sustainable Agriculture

Prof. Beata Walczak

Prof. Beata Walczak graduated in chemistry from the Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland, in 1979. Since then she has been working in the Institute of Chemistry, Silesian University, where now she is the head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry. Meanwhile, she stayed as a post-doc at the University of Orleans (France) and at the Graz University of Technology (Austria). She also held a post of a visiting professor at Vrije Universitiet Brussel (Belgium), at Rome Univeristy ‘La Sapienza’ (Italy), at AgroParisTech University (France), at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy) and at Radboud University (The Netherlands).

From the early 90’s she has been involved in Chemometrics. She authored and co-authored ca. 165 scientific papers, 400 conference papers, and delivered many invited lectures at the numerous international chemistry meetings. She acted as an editor and co-author of the book Wavelets in Chemistry, Vol. 22 in the series 'Data Handling in Science and Technology', Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2000,  and as an co-editor of four-volume Comprehensice Chemometrics, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2009. Currently she acts as Editor of the journal Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems and of ‘Data Handling in Chemistry and Technology’ (the Elsevier book series), and also as a member of the editorial boards of Talanta, Analytical Letters, J. Chemometrics, and Acta Chromatographica.

  Read abstract - Challenges in Environmental Data Analysis