INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Prof. Maria da Graça Carvalho
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisbon, Portugal
Chair
Prof. Maria G. Carvalho is Senior Adviser in the european Commission. She was a member of the European Parliament, EPP group from 2009-2014 (member of the ITRE-Industry... Prof. Maria G. Carvalho is Senior Adviser in the european Commission. She was a member of the European Parliament, EPP group from 2009-2014 (member of the ITRE-Industry, Research and Energy Committee, substitute member of the Budgets Committee, substitute member of the SURE-Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013 and member of the ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly).

She was elected co-President of the Economic Development, Finance and Trade Committee of ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
She was Principal Adviser in the areas of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development in the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, a Department of the European Commission reporting directly to the President of the Commission. She is a Full Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of IST-Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) since June 1992. In 1983 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Imperial College in London. She has participated in and coordinated a large number of international R & D Projects. She has over 500 publications in Scientific Journals, Books and International Conferences Proceedings to her credit. Her main research field is Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. She was Minister of Science and Higher Education of the XV and XVI Constitutional Government of Portugal, a Director-General of GRICES-Office and Deputy President of the Portuguese Association of Engineers. She is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science She is a member of 22 national and international scientific associations and fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Prof. Neven Duić
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Co-chair
Neven Duic is a Professor in Energy Planning, Policy and Economics since 2001, at Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair, Department of Energy, Power Engineering... Neven Duic is a Professor in Energy Planning, Policy and Economics since 2001, at Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. He is member of International Scientific Committee of Dubrovnik Conference on Energy, Water and Environment Systems since 2003 and chair of its Local Organising Committee since 2007. He is co-Editor of Energy Conversion and Management, subject Editor of Energy, Editorial Board member of Applied Energy, member of regional editorial board of Thermal Science Journal and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems. His research covers areas of energy planning of energy systems with high penetration of renewables, sustainable communities, energy policy, energy economics, mitigation of climate change, energy efficiency and combustion engineering. more...
Prof. Vyacheslav Kafarov
Industrial University of Santander
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Co-Chair for the Americas
Viatcheslav V. Kafarov is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in Industry and Energy, the Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and... Viatcheslav V. Kafarov is the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development in Industry and Energy, the Professor at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and the Director of Post Graduate Programs of the Industrial University of Santander, Colombia. He obtained a PhD. in Chemical Engineering from Russian University of Chemical Technology - D.I. Mendeleyev - Moscow, Russia in 1985, and Dr.-Ing. habil. in Technical Science at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg , Germany in 1993. Since he entered at Industrial University of Santander in 1995 he develops research in the field of bio-diesel, bio-hydrogen, second and third generation biofuels production, sustainable development and Life Cycle Assessment for biofuels production, process integration and exergy analysis. He has been involved in a number of national and international research projects in biofuels and in sustainable development, most recently in international networks CYTED 306RTO279 - New technologies for biofuels production - UNESCO code 330303,332205,530603,330399 and CYTED 307RT0324 - Hydrogen: Production and Purification; Storage and Transport - UNESCO code 332202. He is author and co-author of more than 80 papers and 7 books. more...
Prof. Jiří Jaromír Klemeš
Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno
Brno, Czech Republic
Co-Chair for the Central and Eastern Europe
Head of “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Czech... Head of “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Czech Republic and Emeritus Professor at “Centre for Process Systems Engineering and Sustainability”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary.
Previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh, UK. Founder and a long term Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. Awarded by the EC with Marie Curies Chair of Excellence (EXC). Track record of managing and coordinating 91 major EC, NATO and UK Know-How projects. Research funding attracted over 21 M€.
Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production. The founder and President for 20 y of PRES (Process Integration for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction) conferences. Chairperson of CAPE Working Party of EFCE, a member of WP on Process Intensification and of the EFCE Sustainability platform. He authored and co-authored nearly 400 papers, h-index reaching 42. A number of books published by Elsevier, Woodhead, McGraw-Hill; Ashgate Publishing Cambridge; Springer; WILEY-VCH; Taylor & Francis).
Several times Distinguished Visiting Professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and University Technology Petronas, Malayisa; Xi’an Jiaotong University; South China University of Technology, Guangzhou and Tianjin University in China; University of Maribor, Slovenia; Brno University of Technology and the Russian Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology, Moscow. Doctor Honoris Causa of Kharkiv National University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” in Ukraine, the University of Maribor in Slovenia, University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania. “Honorary Doctor of Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia”. Awarded with “Honorary Membership of Czech Society of Chemical Engineering", "European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) Life-Time Achievements Award" and "Pro Universitaire Pannonica" Gold Medal.
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Prof. Henrik Lund
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark
Co-Chair for Northern Europe
Henrik Lund is professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier International journal Energy. (www.Henriklund.eu). Author of... Henrik Lund is professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier International journal Energy. (www.Henriklund.eu).
Author of the book: Renewable Energy Systems: (www.elsevierdirect.com)

Architect behind the Advanced Energy Systems Analysis Model EnergyPLAN: (www.EnergyPLAN.eu)

On the Thomson Reuters list of the most highly cited researches in the world http://highlycited.com/

Former head of department and head of several European and Danish research projects including the 4DH (Strategic Research Centre for 4th Generation District Heating Technologies and Systems) financed by the Danish Council for Strategic Research involving 32 university and industrial partners in Denmark, Sweden, Croatia and China. 2012-2017. www.4DH.dk, the Strategic Research Project CEESA (Coherent Energy and Environmental System Analysis, 2007-2011) www.CEESA.dk and the EU 6th framework program DESIRE (Dissemination Strategy on Electricity Balancing for Large Scale Integration of Renewable Energy). 2005-2007. www.project-desire.org
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Prof. Ingo Stadler
TH Köln
Cologne, Germany
Co-Chair for Western Europe
Dr. Stadler is managing director of the Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy CIRE of TH Köln. Within in the institute he covers the areas of renewable energies... Dr. Stadler is managing director of the Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy CIRE of TH Köln. Within in the institute he covers the areas of renewable energies and energy economics. Dr. Stadler is working since many years with the topic of electricity supply systems with high fractions of renewable energies. Among others he investigates demand response activities and non-electric energy storage devices in order to decouple electricity generation and consumption. more...
Prof. Poul Østergaard
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark
Poul Alberg Østergaard is professor in energy planning at the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark. Poul Østergaard holds a... Poul Alberg Østergaard is professor in energy planning at the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University, Denmark.
Poul Østergaard holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in energy planning – the latter with particular focus on integrated resource planning and the organisational structure of the energy sector.
He has conducted research and authored publications on energy planning since 1995 and has been project manager, work package leader or participants in a series of research projects mostly centred around large scale integration of renewable energy sources and the development of renewable energy scenarios.
He is the programme manager of the M.Sc. programme in Sustainable Energy Planning and Management at Aalborg University and has been involved in various other teaching and training activities notably energy systems analyses work-shops in Denmark, Nicaragua, Jordan and Malaysia.

He is also editor-in-chief of the Int Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management
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Prof. Mário Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisboa, Portugal
Mário Costa is a Full Professor in the area of Environment and Energy at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He graduated... Mário Costa is a Full Professor in the area of Environment and Energy at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Coimbra in 1984, obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1992 and his Habilitation in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. Currently, he teaches the courses of Thermodynamics, Combustion, Renewables Energies and Integrated Energy Systems. He has supervised more than 100 MSc and Phd students. He has participated in more than 50 national and international projects in the area of Energy and Environment and has (co-)authored 1 book, more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 papers in international conferences. He was the recipient of the Caleb Brett Award of the Institute of Energy in 1991, of the Sugden Award of the British Section of the Combustion Institute in 1991, of the Prémio Científico UTL/Santander Totta in 2010 and of a Menção Honrosa Universidade de Lisboa/Santander in 2016. more...
Dr. Aoife Foley
Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
Dr Aoife Foley is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Ireland and Member of the IEEE. Prior to joining Queen’s University Belfast she worked in industry... Dr Aoife Foley is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of Engineers Ireland and Member of the IEEE. Prior to joining Queen’s University Belfast she worked in industry for more than 12 years and was a Lecturer and Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Research Fellow (CCRP-09-FS-7-2) in University College Cork. Her publications are well cited (i.e. Scopus h-index 7 and Google scholar h-index of 10 with 541 citations). She is an Editor of Elsevier’s Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. Present research activities include building a fully combined British Electricity Tariff and Trading Agreement (BETTA) and Single Electricity Market (SEM) model (EPSRC, £55k), developing advanced electrical vehicle charging/discharging operating protocols under market constraints to support grid operation and integrate wind power effectively (EPSRC EP/L001063/1) and a desktop study to examine the potential for ‘Big Data Renewables’ (Invest Northern Ireland). more...
Prof. Zvonimir Guzović
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Prof.dr.sc. Zvonimir Guzović, a Full Professor at Turbomachinery Chair, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering... Prof.dr.sc. Zvonimir Guzović, a Full Professor at Turbomachinery Chair, Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, was born on May 20, 1958. Graduated (1982), M.Sc. (1988) and Ph.D. (1998) from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. In November 1982 he joined the Turbomachinery Chair of Power Engineering Department of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zagreb, as assistant. In September 1988 he was promoted to research assistant, to senior assistant in April 1998, to assistant professor in March 2001, to associate professor in February 2006 and to full professor in April 2011, where he works today, doing his academic, scholarly and professional activities. He gives courses related to turbomachines (steam and gas turbines, turbo compressors, jet engines, wind and water turbines). His areas of interest are aerodynamics, thermodynamics, heat and mass transport phenomena and design of turbomachines. Recently he has aimed his investigations and scientific work to the renewable energy sources, especially to geothermal power plants and small hydro power plants. Prof. Zvonimir Guzović is Active Member of The New York Academy of Sciences and Secretary of Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems since 2003. He has more than 60 publications in scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. He worked on about 50 projects and technical reports which were related on turbomachines and power engineering generally. He was work package leader in Intelligent energy for Europe project and project leader of two projects financed by Ministry of science, education and sports of The Republic of Croatia. Since October 2014 he performs duty of the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. more...
Dr. Şiir KILKIŞ is alumna of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Civil and Architectural Engineering... Dr. Şiir KILKIŞ is alumna of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude as the gold medalist in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the SDEWES Center. In her interdisciplinary research work, she developed and applied a SDEWES Index to benchmark cities, ranked international airports and airlines, analyzed sustainable campuses, and deployed a novel net-zero district concept for the pilot project of the Östra Sala backe district in Uppsala Municipality in Sweden. She also developed the Rational Exergy Management Model (REMM) to provide guidance to curb CO2 emissions in the built environments of the future. Her research foci centers on integrated energy system analysis, net-zero targets, exergy mapping, and benchmarking studies. She is now Associate Professor in Energy Systems Engineering and Senior Researcher at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) with specialization in sustainable urban systems and transition management for sustainable development. During her nine year work experience at TÜBİTAK, she contributed to national policies on science, technology and innovation, coordinated the Energy Efficiency Technology Roadmap, organized high level meetings, and served as a delegate to the UN. Dr. KILKIŞ also led R&D and innovation study visits on behalf of TÜBİTAK to Singapore, China, Brazil, and India. She is lecturer of the “Energy Economy” and “Energy Policy” courses within the Energy Engineering Graduate Program at Başkent University and “Sustainable Development” at the Middle East Technical University Earth System Science Graduate Program. She is actively involved in the International Energy Agency Annex 64 on “Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles.” Dr. KILKIŞ is the author of numerous SCI publications, a chapter on “Green Cities and Compound Metrics Using Exergy Analysis” in the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and co-author of a book on Cogeneration with Renewable Energy Systems. more...
Prof. Tarik Kupusovic
University of Sarajevo
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
BORN: 05.12.1952, Ph. D. Civil Engineering (M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering) Full Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Water Management at the University... BORN: 05.12.1952, Ph. D. Civil Engineering (M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering)
Full Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Water Management at the University of Sarajevo,
Director of Hydro-Engineering Institute Sarajevo (HEIS), Founder and President of the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Development \'“ CESD, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Prof. Natasa Markovska
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Skopje, Macedonia
Natasa Markovska holds DSc degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Skopje, with thesis on solar energy technologies. At present she is a Senior Researcher... Natasa Markovska holds DSc degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Skopje, with thesis on solar energy technologies. At present she is a Senior Researcher and Professor at the Research Centre for Energy and Sustainable Development of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts (RCESD-MASA) and a member in the following international and national professional bodies: National Focal Point of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Scientific Committee of the Conferences on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environmental Systems (SDEWES Conferences), EC Steering Group of Human Resources and Mobility (SGHRM), and chairs the National Committee on Climate Change. She has been participating in numerous international and national projects related to climate change mitigation, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency, energy strategic planning, as well as mobility of researchers. In these fields, Dr. Markovska authored/co-authored 115 published contributions (22 SCI/CC publications). Since 2015 she is a member of the Editorial Board of the international journal Energy (Elsevier). She served as an editor of the Second National Communication under UNFCCC and as a guest editor of 6 special issues of international journals (3 of Energy) dedicated to SDEWES Conferences. more...
Prof. Brian Vad Mathiesen
Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark
Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University, is one of the world’s leading researchers in renewable energy systems. He is listed in... Brian Vad Mathiesen, Professor in Energy Planning at Aalborg University, is one of the world’s leading researchers in renewable energy systems. He is listed in the Thomson Reuters 2015 and 2016 ISI Highly Cited researchers ranking him among the top 1% researchers in the world, Vice-Chair of the EU's Horizon 2020 Advisory Group for Energy (AGE) and member of the EU Commission expert group on electricity interconnection targets in the Energy Union. His research focuses large-scale integration of fluctuating resources (e.g. wind power), the design of 100% renewable energy systems as well as socio-economic consequences and public regulation within the societal shift to sustainable energy. Brian Vad Mathiesen has been one of the leading researchers behind the concepts of Smart Energy Systems and electrofuels. He is Head of the Sustainable Energy Planning Research group, Deputy Head of the 4DH Research Centre, Programme Director for and co-founder of the MSc in Sustainable Cities, and has been PI (Principal Investigator), work package leader and participant in more than 50 research projects, including the recent Heat Roadmap Europe project. In 2016, together with partners from e.g. DTU, he received prestigious ForskEl Prize for a research project on the use of electrolysis with renewable energy. His editorial activities include, being editorial board member of the Journal of Energy Storage (Elsevier), Associate Editor at Energy, Ecology and Environment (Springer) and Editor at International Journal of Sustainable Energy Planning and Management. He makes more than 25 keynote and public speeches in Denmark and internationally annually. more...
Prof. Mousa Mohsen
American University of Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Mousa Mohsen is professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, he is the Editor-in-Chief... Mousa Mohsen is professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean of the School of Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Jordan Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems. Also he is on the editorial board of different international journals. He held many administrative positions such as the dean of scientific research and graduate studies, Vice dean of College of engineering, chairman of mechanical engineering department. Prof. Mohsen holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (1991) from Wayne State University, USA. His area of expertise has for more than 20 years been energy system analysis, energy planning, renewable energy, desalination and water treatment and the integration of renewable energy and water systems. In 2009 he was awarded the National Research Leader Award by Elsevier Scopus. He has been involved in a number of international, regional and national research projects. He is on the directors board of the International Association of Sharing Knowledge and Sustainability, Canada and on the Scientific board of the Sharing Knowledge Foundation, Geneva. He is a member of International Scientific Committee of many International conferences. more...
Prof. Simeon Oka
Institute Vinča
Belgrade, Serbia
Simeon Oka is scientific advisor of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, and full professor full professor at Mechanical engineering faculty in Belgrade. 42... Simeon Oka is scientific advisor of the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinca, and full professor full professor at Mechanical engineering faculty in Belgrade. 42 years long researchactivity, fundamental and applied, experimental and theoretical, of the physical processes important for energy production, in border zones between fluid mechanics (turbulence), heat transfer and combustion, aimed to the development of modern energy technologies for coal and biomass combustion. He was coordinating international projects in turbulence and fluidized bed combustion (FBC), and was a member of Executive Committee of the Agreement of the OECD countries for implementation of FBC.
From retirement in 2002 is acting as Director of the National energy efficiency program in Serbia, and was mostly engaged in solving strategic problems of the development of Serbian energy system, in activities for implementation of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy sources. He was engaged in preparing Strategy of energy development in Serbia up to 2010, National strategy of economic development of Serbia up to 2012, and Development of energy system in Belgrade up to 2030. He has initiated and leading research activities in turbulent flows with closed vortex regions, flow and heat transfer research in two-phase gas-particle flows, high temperature turbulent and plasma flows. In 1976, he initiated research activity in fluidized bed combustion, and by introducing original methodology for testing solid fuels for suitability for FBC he determined characteristics of lignite and brown coal in fluidized bed combustion. Based on the research results, domestic boiler companies made original designs of FBC hot-gas generators and boilers. In 1977 and 1994 was awarded by award of town Belgrade, for research and development of FBC technology. Full Member of the Engineering Academy of Serbia and Scientific Society of Serbia. Editor-in-chief of the journal Thermal Science, founded by the Society of Thermal Engineers of Serbia.
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Prof. Antonio Piacentino
University of Palermo
Palermo, Italy
Antonio Piacentino is associate professor at Dpt. of Energy, ICT and Mathematical Models, University of Palermo. He currently teaches Energy Management and, in the... Antonio Piacentino is associate professor at Dpt. of Energy, ICT and Mathematical Models, University of Palermo. He currently teaches Energy Management and, in the past, has held graduation courses on Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer. He has served as a supervisor for two PhD thesis and for more than 60 Master’s and Bachelor’s theses.
His main research activities have been focused on cogeneration and trigeneration applications in buildings, thermoeconomic cost accounting and diagnosis of energy systems, energetic and exergetic analysis of thermal desalination systems, process integration and pinch analysis, with some research activities also regarding proton exchange membrane fuel cells.
Prof. Piacentino has been involved in two European projects concerning cogeneration and co-financed in the framework of EU SAVE programme, and in one Project of Research of National Interest on a similar topic financed by Italian Ministry of University. He is currently Head of a Research Line within a project financed in the framework of the National Operative Programme “Research and Competitiveness”.
He has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers, with more than 30 published on scientific and technical journals indexed by high-level databases. He serves as an associate editor for several scientific journals and as a reviewer for a number of journals in the fields of thermodynamics, heat transfer, energetics and desalination. Also, Prof. Piacentino is member of several national and international asociations, like the European Desalination Society, the Italian Union of Thermofluid dynamics and the Italian Association of “Fisica Tecnica”.
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Prof. Sauro Pierucci
Politecnico di Milano
Milano, Italy
Prof. Sauro Pierucci is Full Professor in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico of Milano, Italy. His current Research interests are: Gas pyrolysis kinetics, Modelling... Prof. Sauro Pierucci is Full Professor in Chemical Engineering at Politecnico of Milano, Italy. His current Research interests are: Gas pyrolysis kinetics, Modelling and Simulation, Online Optimization, Data Reconciliation. more...
Prof. Nikola Rajakovic
University of Belgrade
Belgrade, Serbia
University of Belgrade, Belgrade · School of Electrical Engineering, Chair of Power Systems Dr. Rajakovic is a full time teaching professor at the School of Electrical... University of Belgrade, Belgrade · School of Electrical Engineering, Chair of Power Systems
Dr. Rajakovic is a full time teaching professor at the School of Electrical engineering at the department of Power Systems. His research carrier has been combined with steering roles in government and power industry sector. He has been the leader in 40 projects, and the work package leader of many international project among which 2 FP6 and the participant in one FP7. Currently, he is the project leader in national "Smart grid" research project.
Areas of his work apart from teaching and research include power system optimization and smart grid applications.
His a co-author of 35 refereed full papers in Scientific Journals, 65 refereed papers appearing in Conference Proceedings, 39 Refereed full papers in Scientific Journals (in Serbian), 55 refereed papers appearing in Conference Proceedings (in Serbian), and 9 books (in Serbian).
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Prof. Nikola Ruzinski
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Prof. Nikola Ružinski is a State Secretary for Environmental Protection at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction of Croatia... Prof. Nikola Ružinski is a State Secretary for Environmental Protection at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction of Croatia. From year 2000 he is also a Professor and Head of the Department for Environmental Protection at FSB, from 1992-1993 he was Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB). Lectured at undergraduate and postgraduate studies of mechanical engineering in Zagreb, Slavonski Brod and Karlovac; Head of many scientific projects; coordinated numerous projects concerning water supply and facilities for technological water processing in thermal power plants in Croatia and abroad (Europe, Asia, Africa). He was a Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Science and Technology and a Member of the State Council for Environmental Protection. more...
Prof. Daniel Rolph Schneider
FSB, University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Daniel Rolph Schneider, Associate Professor, is Head of the Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair at Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment... Daniel Rolph Schneider, Associate Professor, is Head of the Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair at Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. He was Assistant Minister in the Directorate for Environmental Management of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction of the Republic of Croatia where he worked on the problems of waste management. He was also head of the Renewable energy sources and energy efficiency programs and projects Department in the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of the Republic of Croatia. His fields of interest include energy conversion technologies, numerical simulations of combustion, thermal radiation and pollutant modeling, renewable energy and waste-to-energy systems, environmental protection and climate change. He is a member of the International Scientific Committee and the Scientific Advisory Board of the international Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environment Systems. He is a member of the managing board of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre). He is also a member of the board of the Croatian section of the international Combustion Institute. He participated on dozen EU and nationally funded research projects. He was a guest editor on several special issues of scientific journals. He is author or co-author of 50 published papers. more...
Prof. Ivo Šlaus
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Zagreb, Croatia
Ivo Šlaus is Professor of Physics, researcher at R. Bošković Institute and Dean of the University College for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Zagreb. He... Ivo Šlaus is Professor of Physics, researcher at R. Bošković Institute and Dean of the University College for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Zagreb. He is also Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (since 1977) and foreign secretary (1992-1997), Founding Fellow Academia Europaea (since 1988) and former chairman Physics Section (1990-1994), Fellow World Academy of Art and Science (since 1994), from 2005 chairman of WAAS South East European Division (SEED), from 2005 member of The Board of Trustees, fromk Dec 2011 president of World Academy, initiator and President of the international journal Cadmus launched at the occasion of 50th anniversary of WAAS in 2010, member of The Club of Rome (since 1989), member of the International Advisory Council of The Club of Rome (since 2007), member Pugwash Council (since 2002), member of the European Leadership Network (ELN), and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) since 2002. more...
Prof. Krzysztof Urbaniec
Warsaw University of Technology
Plock, Poland
Krzysztof Urbaniec is professor in Process Equipment and head of CERED Centre of Excellence in the Reduction of Environmental Impact of Process Industries at Plock... Krzysztof Urbaniec is professor in Process Equipment and head of CERED Centre of Excellence in the Reduction of Environmental Impact of Process Industries at Plock Campus of Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. He holds PhD and DSc degrees in applied thermodynamics resp. thermal engineering. His area of expertise is process equipment and rational use of energy & water in industry. His professional experience includes periods in Poland with Engineering Company CHEMADEX and Research Institute of Industrial Management, in Sweden with Lund University, and as coordinator of two EU-funded international projects. He is the author of Optimal Design of Process Equipment (1986) and Modern Energy Economy of Sugar Factories (1989), and co-author of several handbooks and monographs incl. Handbook of Water and Energy Management in Food Processing (2008) and Process Systems Engineering vol. 5: Energy Systems Engineering (2008). more...
Dr. Petar Varbanov
Brno University of Technology
Brno, Czech Republic
Dr Varbanov worked for the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where he still acts as a Consultant. After a spell in the industry in... Dr Varbanov worked for the Institute of Chemical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where he still acts as a Consultant. After a spell in the industry in Bulgaria he got a scholarship at a prestigious British University – UMIST, Manchester. He got PhD in Process Integration from UMIST with distinction and won another prestigious EC Marie Curie grant for 2-year research at Technische Universität Berlin, followed by another EC grant for coming to the University of Pannonia - Hungary, where he is a Deputy Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification CPI2.

His experience covers energy saving, water and waste water minimization, optimization of energy supply networks, Systems Modelling, Process Synthesis and Process Operation. His research has been successfully implemented in collaboration with industrial partners: BP-Coryton, BP-Grangemouth, MOL Százhalombatta. Presently he has been contributing to 7 EC co-funded research projects. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is a co-author of two books and several chapters in books. Dr Varbanov acts as a scientific secretary of the PRES series of conferences and editor of the related Special Issues in respected journals such as Applied Thermal Engineering, Journal of Cleaner Production, Cleaner Technologies and Environmental Policy, Theoretical Foundations of Chemical Engineering. Dr Varbanov is Subject Editor for ENERGY, for the topic of Energy Planning Tools.
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Prof. Jinyue Yan
Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Yan is professor of Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Mälardalen University, Sweden. He is the director of the Future Energy Profile... Dr. Yan is professor of Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Mälardalen University, Sweden. He is the director of the Future Energy Profile at supported (ca 10 MEuro) by Swedish Knowledge Foundation together with five industrial partners including ABB. He received his PhD at KTH in 1991. During 2001 to 2005, Dr. Yan was chair professor and head of Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. Prof. Yan’s research interests include simulation and optimization of advanced energy systems incl. advanced power generation; climate change mitigation technologies and related issues in environment and policy; clean development mechanism (CDM) and renewable energy, especially in biomass energy, and fundamental engineering thermodynamics. Prof. Yan published over 200 papers including the paper in Science and special feature article in ASME Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Yan is editor-in-chief of the international journal, Applied Energy published by Elsevier, and the editor-in-chief of Handbook of Clean Energy Systems published by Wiley. He is conference chairman of the 3rd Int. Green Energy Conference (IGEC-III); Conf. Co‐Chair of IGEC‐IV, Beijing and ICAE2009 (Hong Kong); and Chair of Scientific Committee of ICAE2010 (Singapore), ICAE2011 (Italy), and chair of ICAE2012 (China) and ICAE2013 (South Africa). He is also members/associate editor of several international journals, including Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Int. J. of Energy Research, Int. J. of Green Energy, Scientific Review (China), and Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering (Springer). He also serves as the advisory expert to the United Nation, European Union Commission, and Asian Development Bank, and other international organizations; Overseas Assessor of Chinese Academy of Sciences; and academic advisor to Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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Prof. Xiliang Zhang
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Mr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. of Engineering from Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhang is currently a professor of Management Science and Engineering and director of Institute... Mr. Zhang holds a Ph.D. of Engineering from Tsinghua University. Dr. Zhang is currently a professor of Management Science and Engineering and director of Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, Tsinghua University. Prof. Zhang has also been appointed as the executive director of China Automotive Energy Research Center, Tsinghua University since 2008. Prof. Zhang has conducted research on sustainable energy technology innovation and diffusion, markets, policies, and futures for China. Prof. Zhang served as the co-leader of the expert group for drafting China Renewable Energy Law during 2004 -2005, and the energy expert of the expert group for drafting China Circular Economy Law in 2007, both work were organized by Environmental Protection and Resource Conservation Committee of National People’s Congress. Prof. Zhang is currently the chief expert of the key research grant “Fundamentals of Climate Policy Decision” of China National Social Sciences Foundation, and co-chief scientist of the research project “Climate Change Mitigation Targets, Pathways and Policies” which is organized jointly by Ministry of Science and Technology and National Development and Reform Commission. Prof. Zhang is also coordinating a five-year research program titled China Automotive Energy Outlook: technologies and policies, which is tasked jointly by National Energy Administration and Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and a research project “Beijing Emission Trade System Design” tasked by Beijing Municipal Government. Prof. Zhang has been a lead author of the 4th and 5th IPCC Climate Change Assessment Report and the coordinating lead author of the Chapter Energy of China National Climate Change Assessment Report. He is an associate editor of Energy- The International Journal and Energy for Sustainable Development, and a member of editorial board of Climate Policy. Dr. Zhang has been the secretary general of the New Energy Committee of China Energy Research Society since 2006, and vice chair of China Renewable Energy Industry Association since 2011. more...
Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek
Institute Jozef Stefan
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Aleksander Zidansek is Professor of Physics at University of Maribor, researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute, Director of International Center for Sustainable Development... Aleksander Zidansek is Professor of Physics at University of Maribor, researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute, Director of International Center for Sustainable Development and Secretary General of the Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School. Dr. Zidansek holds Ph.D. in Physics and Master Degrees in Physics and Business Administration, with specialization in sustainable development management. Prof. Zidansek is active in both solid state experimental physics and in research of renewable energy. He has been involved in a number of national and international research and education projects in solid state physics, security and in sustainable development. He received a Fulbright Grant for research at Montana State University with Prof. V. H. Schmidt in 1995/1996. He became associate member of tt30 in 2001, associate member of the Club of Rome in 2005 (www.clubofrome.org), and fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science in 2012. more...
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Prof. Naim H. Afgan
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Belgrade, Serbia
Prof. Naim Hamdia Afgan is Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences ,Member of the Academy of Sciences and Art of Bosnia and Hercegovina and Fellow of the WorldAcademy... Prof. Naim Hamdia Afgan is Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences ,Member of the Academy of Sciences and Art of Bosnia and Hercegovina and Fellow of the WorldAcademy of Art and Science.. Prof. Afgan is a visiting professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. Presently, Afgan is United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair Holder for the UNESCO Chair for Energy Sustainable Management at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. He has specialised in Sustainability Assessment methods, and he is the author of numerous articles and a book on the theme. In his academic career, prof. Afgan has been a scholar, scientist and engineer. He was formerly chair for Energy Engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, University of Zagreb. Afgan joined the VINCA Institute of Nuclear Science, Belgrade in 1957, where he has spent most of his academic career. Afgan has published more than 200 papers. He was one of the founders of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT). He has served as the scientific and general secretary of ICHMT for a number of years. He has also served as the UNESCO expert for development of distant learning methodology. Prof. Afgan was a Member of the Configuration Control Board of the Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems. more...
Prof. Kemal Hanjalic
Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands
(EU) Marie Curie Chair holder at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in Computer Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Thermo-Fluids Applications PhD (Imperial... (EU) Marie Curie Chair holder at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in Computer Modelling and Simulation for Industrial Thermo-Fluids Applications
PhD (Imperial College, London, UK). He served as Professor and Head of the Thermal and Fluids Sciences in the Department of Multi-scale Physics at TU Delft (1994-2005), Professor at the Michigan University of Technology, USA (1993-1994), DAAD Guest Professor at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany (2005-2006) and DFG Guest Professor at the University of Erlangen, Germany (1991- 1993). Prior to 1991, he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Process, Power and Environmental Engineering at the University of Sarajevo.
He has published extensively in theoretical and applied international journals and monographs on topics of fluid flow, turbulence measurements, modelling and simulation, heat transfer and combustion, buoyancydriven phenomena and magneto-fluid-dynamics. He has been internationally recognized as one of the pioneers and a major contributor to the development of mathematical models of turbulence and associated transport processes. His turbulence models have been widely applied both in research- and industrial computations of fluid flow, heat transfer, and combustion. His recent interest is focused on LES And hybrid LES/RANS of wall-bounded flows with heat transfer.
He has also worked on development of new equipment and processes in thermal engineering (piston and screw compressor, entrained coal-gasification, pulse combustor). He holds (with I. Smajevic) two patents on the detonation wave technique for on-line cleaning of gas-side surfaces in steam boilers fired by fossil fuels, which has been successfully used in several large boiler installations. He has consulted with industries in Europe, the USA and Singapore.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal “Flow, Turbulence and Combustion” published by Springer, and is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several other international journals. In 1992 he received the Max Plank Research Award for his achievements in the research of turbulence. He has been awarded a D.Sc. (Eng) from the Univ. London, UK, and has been elected International Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in UK and is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP), of ASME and of ICHMT.
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Prof. Walter Leal Filho
Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
Hamburg, Germany
Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre „Applications of Life Sciences“ at HAW Hamburg. He has writen, co-written, edited or co-edited over... Professor and Head of the Research and Transfer Centre „Applications of Life Sciences“ at HAW Hamburg.
He has writen, co-written, edited or co-edited over 250 publications on matters related to environmental management, climate change and sustainable development.
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Prof. Vladimir Lipovac
University of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Prof. Vladimir Lipovac is a Full Professor at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. He was an Expert Consultant (for testing communications systems) at the Hewlett-Packard... Prof. Vladimir Lipovac is a Full Professor at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. He was an Expert Consultant (for testing communications systems) at the Hewlett-Packard ISE, Vienna, Austria; Reasearcher at the Institut für Nachrichtentechnik und Höchfrequenztechnik, Technische Universitaet Wien, Austria; Assistant Professor at the University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering; Researcher at the Dpt. of Electronics and Telecommunications, UNIS Institute, Sarajevo. He is a member of IEEE Communications Society. more...
Prof. Jordan Pop-Jordanov
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Skopje, Macedonia
Academician Prof. Dr. Jordan POP-JORDANOV works at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts as the Director of the Research Center for Energy, Informatics and... Academician Prof. Dr. Jordan POP-JORDANOV works at the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts as the Director of the Research Center for Energy, Informatics and Materials. From 1984-91 he worked as a President of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje; from 1977-79 he was a Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Univ. of Belgrade and from 1969-70
we was a Chairman of the Scientific Council of BK Inst. of Nuclear Sciences, Vinca.
He is an author of over two hundred publications, mostly in the fields of Neutron and Reactor Physics, Electrical Engineering, Brain Electricity and Philosophy of Science and a coordinator of several international research projects. His present research fields are environmental and health risks of energy systems, negentropy and mind indicators of sustainable development and brain electric oscillations and cognition. He is a member of numerous international science institutions.
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Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar
retired
Cincinnati, United States
Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar is now retired from the US EPA. He retired from his position as the Associate Director for Science at the National Risk Management Research... Dr. Subhas K. Sikdar is now retired from the US EPA. He retired from his position as the Associate Director for Science at the National Risk Management Research Laboratory more...

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  • Project FosterREG - Second in the series of workshops "How to plan, finance and manage the projects with integrated energy efficiency measures in urban regeneration" took place in Osijek.
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  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 5, Issue 2 (for June 2017). Read more at the journal home page.

  • Project FosterREG - First in the series of workshops "How to plan, finance and manage the projects with integrated energy efficiency measures in urban regeneration" took place in Zagreb.
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  • The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) in cooperation with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture conducts awarding of master’s theses in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment of UNIZAG FSB students. All graduate students that have defended their thesis in academic year 2015/2016 are eligible for contest. Applications need to be sent by September 1st, 2016. Contest details are below.

  • SDEWES Centre has awarded the best graduate theses in the past academic year of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment systems. A committee consisting of Prof. Nataša Markovska, Prof. Nikola Ružinski and Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek made a decision on the three best graduate theses and the best authors are Dominik Dominković, Nikola Matak and Karlo Kupres. They will be rewarded with a fee waiver for a SDEWES conference of their choice, and the best thesis author will also have fully paid transport costs and accommodation during the selected conference. Congratulations! Full decision is available here.

  • FosterREG website has been launched! FosterREG aims at enhancing public capacity at local, regional and national levels to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake.

  • „Energy Conversion and Management“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) in cooperation with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture conducts awarding of master’s theses in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment of UNIZAG FSB students. All graduate students that have defended their thesis in academic year 2014/2015 are eligible for contest. Applications need to be sent by September 1st, 2015. Contest details are below.

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