3rd ICEP - Keynote Speakers

Prof Yuying Yan

Nottingham University, UK

Lecture Title: Thermoelectric power generation from micro power supplies to kilowatt systems

About the Speaker:

Dr Yuying Yan is a Professor and Chair of Thermofluids Engineering at Nottingham University, UK. He obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at City, University of London. He has more than 30 years of experience in fluid flow and heat transfer. He was Head of Fluids & Thermal Engineering Group, Director of HVAC & heat transfer research Centre, and director of international joint laboratory of biomimetic functional surfaces & fluids, as well as the Faculty Director of global engagement, etc. His research covers widely ranged area of flow and heat transfer including heat transfer enhancement, phase changes, surface wetting, nanofluids and nature inspired solutions and energy efficiency, as well as energy storage and thermal management (for gas turbine and automotive engineering). He has supervised more 36 PhD students, 10 postdoctoral research fellows, and published more 400 research papers including more than 300 refereed journal papers. He is senior editor for Elsevier e-Prime: Electrical, Electronic & Energy; Associate Editor of Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, and Honorary Editorial Board member for International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Nature group journal: Scientific Report, and Journal Bionic Engineering, Automotive Innovation, Thermal Science & Engineering Progress, and Energy Storage & Saving.

Dr Twarath Sutabutr

Chief Inspector-General of the Ministry of Energy, Thailand

Lecture Title: Energy 4.0: Thailand transition towards smart energy & society

About the Speaker:

Dr. Twarath Sutabutr is currently a Chief Inspector-General of the Ministry of Energy since October 2018, with a vast experience in a wide range of Energy Policies such as Promotion of Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) whilst mastering in International Energy Cooperation. Notable achievements in his career including the ASEAN Plan of Action in Energy Cooperation (APAEC) 2010-2015, Thailand Integrated Energy Blueprint (TIEB) 2015, Thailand’s Energy 4.0 & Smart Grids Mater Plan and the innovative Local Energy Planning (LEP) initiatives. On the regional front, he has been a full force advocate of the ASEAN Power Grid (APG). In 2015, he was appointed an honorable role as the chairman of the ASEAN Power Grid Consultative Council or APGCC which he directed two significant studies that would lead to a realization of the APG. These studies, partly sponsored by the International Energy Agency (IEA), are “Establishing Multilateral Power Trade in ASEAN” and “ASEAN Renewable Energy Integration Analysis”. Both were endorsed and approved by ASEAN Minister of Energy Meeting in 2019.

Prof. WANG Ruzhu (R.Z. Wang)

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Lecture Title: A research outlook on energy-water-air nexus

About the Speaker:

WANG Ruzhu (R. Z. Wang), born in Dec.1964, graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 1984, 1987 and 1990 for his bachelor, master and PhD degrees. He was promoted as an associate professor in 1992, full professor in 1994 at SJTU. He has written 10 books and about 600 co-authored international journal papers and more than 100 patents, his ISI h index is 72. He is a leading scientist in heat pumps, CCHPs, solar heating and cooling, and green building energy systems. He has won the Chinese National Research Awards in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Prof. Wang received the J & E Hall International Gold Medal from the Institute of Refrigeration (UK) in 2013, the Asia Refrigeration Academic Award in 2017, the Nukiyama Memorial Award from the Japanese Society of Heat Transfer in 2018, the IIR-Gustav Lorentzen Medal from the International Institute of Refrigeration in 2019, the Peter Ritter von Rittinger International Heat Pump Award from the International Energy Agency (IEA) in 2021. He was honoured to be the Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher in 2017 and 2018 respectively. He had been appointed as the director of the Institute of Refrigeration and Cryogenics of SJTU since 1993. Currently, he is also the Director- Engineering Research Center of Solar Energy, MOE China, Vice-dean of SJTU Energy Institute. His research group has awarded as Excellent Innovative Team of Energy Research from MOST China in 2014 and NSFC in 2015.

Prof Katarina Monkova

Technical University of Kosice, Slovak Republic

Lecture Title: A newly designed self-equalizing thrust bearing for large power machines

About the Speaker:

Dr Katarina Monkova is a Professor at the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies, Technical University in Košice, Slovakia. She completed her Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen (Czech Republic) and the Technical University in Košice (Slovakia) respectively. She was a top graduate of her batch with a Rector's Award for excellent academic performance (rating 1.00 in all exams). After completing her PhD, Dr Monkova started her academic career at the Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies of the Technical University in Košice with a seat in Prešov and was promoted to full professor in the field of Production Engineering. Prof Monkova is an active member of international scientific organizations including ESIS, SCIEI, IAENG, WASET, IACSIT, SAISE, etc., member, co-chair and chair of the scientific committees of national and international conferences, as well as a member of evaluation commissions and graduate committees. She is also a member of the Sectoral Verification and Evaluation Panels for Technical Information Sciences and Council for Research, Development and Innovation at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Prof Monkova is the only woman a member of the "Advanced Manufacturing Technologies Research Team (AMTRteam)" - Top Team of Slovakia in the Mechanical Engineering field. She is currently serving as a member of the editorial boards of international journals. Dr Monkova has led and actively participated in a series of national and international collaborative research projects. She has a strong publication track record with over 350 publications including monographs, textbooks, books, book chapters, journal articles and peer-reviewed conference papers.

Prof Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman

Wichita State University, USA

Lecture Title: Energy storage using phase change materials – challenges and opportunities for power savings in residential buildings

About the Speaker:

Dr Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman is Professor at Wichita State University since August 2014 as Bloomfield Endowed Chair in Engineering. Before coming to Wichita State University, he was a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida (USF) for 21 years. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, MS from the University of Manitoba, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. His research has been funded by NASA, the US Department of Energy, the US Department of Defense, and several companies in the USA and Europe. Dr Rahman served as the Chair of the Advanced Energy Systems Division, Technical Program Chair of Energy Sustainability Conference, and Chair of Strategic Planning Committee of the Technical Communities Operating Board of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He also served as an Associate Technical Editor for the Journal of Solar Energy Engineering and Journal of Energy Resources Technology. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Energy Research. Dr Rahman received the ASME Florida West Coast Engineer of the Year in 2004. He is an ASME Fellow since 2007 and received ASME Dedicated Service Award in 2011. He is a Mechanical Engineering program evaluator in the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) and a Peer Corps Member of the Higher Learning Commission for regional accreditation of educational institutions.

Prof Kaori Nagai

Nihon University, Chiba, Japan

Lecture Title: Laser Technology for On-Site Laser Drilling of Concrete

About the Speaker:

Dr Kaori Nagai is a Professor in the Department of Architecture and Architectural Engineering, College of Industrial Technology at Nihon University in Chiba, Japan. She serves as Vice-President for the Japan Society for Finishing Technology. Prof. Nagai was a research engineer in Taisei Corporation after graduation from the university. After this, she has been teaching and conducting research experience at Nihon University. She organizes the Material Design and Construction Strategy in the university. She was a guest researcher for the Fraunhofer ILT at RWTH Aachen University in Germany from 2017 to 2018.

Prof Santanu Bandyopadhyay

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India

Lecture Title: Power Pinch Analysis

About the Speaker:

Dr. Santanu Bandyopadhyay is currently Praj Industries Chair Professor, Department of Energy Science and Engineering, at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay). He obtained his B.Tech. (Hons.) in Energy Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1992, and M.Tech. and Ph.D. in Energy Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay in 1995 and 1999, respectively. Since 1994, Prof. Bandyopadhyay has been associated with and contributed towards various developmental, industrial, and research activities involving different structured approaches to process synthesis, energy integration and conservation as well as renewable energy systems design. Prior to joining IIT Bombay, he worked for M/s Engineers India Limited, New Delhi. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief for Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (Springer Nature) as well as Associate Editor for Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy (Springer Nature), South African Journal of Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), and Transactions of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (Springer Nature). He is a fellow of the Indian National Association of Engineering (INAE).

Prof Yan-Hui Feng

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Lecture Title: Enhancement of heat conduction in carbon nanotube assembled structures

About the Speaker:

Dr Yan-Hui Feng is a professor, doctoral tutor and is currently serving as Vice Director of the School of Energy and Environment Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2000. She was a senior visiting scholar at Purdue University during 2011-2012. She served as a syndic of Engineering Thermo-physics Professional Committee of Chinese Association of Higher Education, secretary-general of the Energy and Thermal Engineering branch of the Chinese Society for Metals, syndic of the Beijing Institute of Thermo-physics and Energy Engineering. She is also the editor of “Journal of Thermal Science and Technology”, “Fuel & Chemical Processes”, etc. She has won the first prize in the National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2018. Her research area includes micro/nanoscale heat transfer, phase change materials, and energy-saving and pollutant reduction. In the recent five years, she has authorized 3 invention patents and she has published 2 books, more than 110 SCI index papers. She obtained the Young Scholar Award of the Asia International Conference on Thermophysical Properties, Beijing Outstanding Teachers, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China Excellent Youth Fund, and she was selected in the "New Century Excellent Talent Support Program" by the Ministry of Education.

Prof Himadri Chattopadhyay

Jadavpur University, India

Lecture Title: Augmentation of VAWT with emphasis on Indian energy scenario

About the Speaker:

Dr Himadri Chattopadhyay is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering of Jadavpur University, India who is actively engaged in multidisciplinary research works. His area of interest includes thermo-fluid science, turbulence modelling, heat transfer augmentation, pulsatile flow, biofluid dynamics, biomechanics, materials processing composites and wind energy. Prof. Chattopadhyay has served Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute as a Scientist and was the Director of the School of Bioengineering, Jadavpur University. He has authored about 250 publications out of which more than 120 papers are in journals. He has been a recipient of the DAAD fellowship. Under his tutelage, sixteen research scholars have graduated so far. He is a reviewer of major international journals in the field and is a member of several academic bodies which include the Indian Science Congress Association, Aeronautical Society of India, Society for Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power and ASME. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India and West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology. His name features in the list of the world's top 2% researchers published by Stanford University.

Prof Yingai Jin

Jilin University, China

Lecture Title: Wind and Solar Power Curtailment in China: Current Situation and Solutions

About the Speaker:

Professor Yingai Jin was awarded PhD in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermal Physics at Jilin University in 2009. She worked at Jilin Chemical Industry Corporation (Power Station) from 1989 to 1993 and joined Jilin University in 1996. She worked as a senior visiting scholar at the University of Waterloo, Canada in 2018. Her research covers wide areas of energy utilization. She received First prize in national teaching achievement by the National Education Ministry in 2001. Prof Yingai Jin has carried out a UK-China Industry Partnership Programme (Newton Fund Award) from the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) and has carried out other National projects and enterprise cooperation projects.

Prof Changheui Jang

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea

Lecture Title: Materials challenges for current and advanced nuclear power systems - key issues and progress

About the Speaker:

Dr Changheui Jang is a Professor at the Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), South Korea. He received a PhD degree in Nuclear Engineering at MIT in 1995 in Nuclear Materials. He had worked at Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI), an R&D division of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), a nuclear regulatory body of South Korea before joining KAIST in 2004. He is interested in materials-related issues in view of various nuclear power plant applications. For light water reactors and researches are focused on mechanisms of stress corrosion cracking and environmental fatigue of austenitic alloys in high-temperature water. Also, recently. I developed high strength (YS ~ 1GPa) alumina-forming duplex stainless steels (ADSS) for the accident tolerant fuel cladding materials and radiation-resistant austenitic stainless steels (ARES) for nuclear applications. For generation-IV reactors, the effects of high-temperature environments (helium, steam, hydrogenated steam, supercritical-CO2) on microstructure and mechanical properties are investigated. Metallic materials with high strength and oxidation resistance in those environments are of main interest

Prof Mamdud Hossain

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Lecture Title: Role of hydrogen in achieving net-zero emission

About the Speaker:

Dr Mamdud Hossain is a Reader in Thermofluids and is an expert in multiphase flows. His research interests include applying computational modelling techniques to solve some of the most challenging and interesting problems related to the hydrogen fuel cell, tidal, wave and wind energy, and multi-phase flows for the oil and gas industry. He has secured funding to explore complex multiphase flows from Oil and Gas Technology Centre, Scottish Funding Council, Innovate the UK and the Carnegie Trust. He has supervised 9 PhD students to completion and two postdoctoral researchers in various aspects of multiphase flows. He has published 28 journal articles, 32 conference articles and 5 book chapters. He is a Science Board member of EPSRC Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Supergen Hub, a member of EPSRC Reviewer College and an Academic Adviser to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Associate Professor Daili Feng

University of Science and Technology Beijing, China

Lecture Title: Research on improving the thermal properties of pore-based shape stabilized phase change materials

About the Speaker:

Dr Daili Feng is an associate professor in the Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2015, majored in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermo-physics. She has been working in the field of micro/nano-assembled phase change materials (PCMs), including the design and synthesis of nanopore-based composite PCMs, the molecular simulation for predicting phase-change thermal properties and revealing the underlying mechanism caused by nano-scale size effect and interface effect. She has presided over 6 government-sponsored research, supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National key research and development program and the Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation. She has published 2 books and more than 30 refereed journal papers in journals such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews、Applied Energy、Journal of Power Sources、Composite Science and Technology、International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer and so on. She also served as a member of the youth committee in heat and mass transfer of Chinese society of engineering thermo-physics, and a member of the youth committee in Beijing institute of thermal physics and energy engineering.

Associate Professor Kazuo Matsuura

Ehime University, Japan

Lecture Title: Hierarchical vortex clustering for compressible transitional flows in a gas turbine cascade

About the Speaker:

Dr Kazuo Matsuura is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan. Dr Matsuura obtained his PhD in 2005 from the University of Tokyo (Japan) in Thermo-fluid flows. He worked at NASA-Ames Research Center (USA) and Stanford University Center for Turbulence Research (USA) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2008. His research interest lies in Thermo-Fluid Systems, Energy Conversion, Turbulence Computation such as Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Stability Theory, Hypersonic Flows, Hydrogen Safety and Optimization in Natural and Social Problems. Regarding LES/DNS, he has experience of over 20 years. He has published 20 papers in international refereed journals including Journal of Fluid Mechanics, AIAA Journal and International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, and over 96 scientific papers in conferences at various international/national levels and for reviews. At Ehime University, he has been teaching thermodynamics and computer simulation for the past 9 years.

Prof Md Mahbub Alam

Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China

Lecture Title: Energy harvesting from flow-induced vibrations of bluff bodies

About the Speaker:

Dr Alam Md Mahbub is a professor at Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China since 2012. More than 300 technical articles are authored and co-authored, including 145 journal papers. His papers are well-cited, 3200+ (h-index 32) in the ISI database and 5000+ (h-index 40) in the Google database. He has been listed as a highly cited researcher for 2018 (single year) and 2020 (single year) by Web of Science, ranked top 2% in both years. He is the author of two books and 15 chapters in books. He has edited four special issues in ‘Wind and Structures, an International Journal’ and delivered 20 Keynote speeches at international conferences. Prof Alam has received a number of awards: Japan Government Scholarship (monbusho) for Masters and PhD studies; JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral fellowship; South Africa National Research Foundation (NRF) rating ‘Promising Young Researcher, Y1’; China 1000-young-talent scholar; Shenzhen High-Level Overseas Talent; and 2015 Shenzhen Outstanding Teacher. He is an editorial board member of ‘Wind and Structures.

Prof Arnab Roy

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India

Lecture Title: Brief review of wave energy using oscillating water column

About the Speaker:

Dr Arnab Roy is a Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. He has around 18 years of teaching and research experience. He has around 70 publications including technical reports, book chapters, e-book, journals and conference papers to his credit. His research spreads across Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Aerospace Propulsion. He has collaborated with several German laboratories like Shock Waves Laboratory (SWL)- RWTH Aachen, Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics (ITLR)- TU Stuttgart, Institute of Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics (IAG)- TU Stuttgart and Institute for computational modelling in civil engineering (IrMB)- TU Braunschweig. His current research interests are: flapping-wing aerodynamics, the bluff body flows, high accuracy flow solver development for LES and DNS, free and forced jets, droplet breakup, modal analysis of flows, machine learning applications in fluid dynamics, reaction control system jets for supersonic slender bodies, direct contact condensation and cavitation in semi-cryogenic engines, solid fuels for ducted rockets, clean energy etc. He has worked on various projects funded by agencies like AOARD (Japan)- Asian node for AFOSR (USA), Boeing (USA), AR&DB & DRDO (Ministry of Defence, Govt of India), ISRO (Department of Space, Govt of India), RDSO (Ministry of Railways, Govt of India) etc.

Prof Ramesh K. Agarwal

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Lecture Title: Development of Viscous Actuator Cylinder Theory for a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) and Application of VAWT for Wind Energy Harvesting from Highway Traffic and by an Airborne Drone

About the Speaker:

Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis. Dr. Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of 45 years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Acoustics and Electromagnetics, Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Control Theory and Robotics, and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. The range of applications in CFD include Subsonic, Transonic and Hypersonic Flows; Rarefied and Micro-flows, Active Flow Control, Turbulence Modeling, Bio-Fluid Dynamics, Wind Energy, Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Carbon Capture and Sequestration and Chemical Looping Combustion. He is the author and co-author of over 600 publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide in over sixty countries. He is a Fellow of 26 professional societies including the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Physical Society (APS) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions including the AIAA Reeds Aeronautics Award, SAE Medal of Honor, ASME Honorary Membership and Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Muhammad Nawaz

Lecture Title: Scheduling and NEH (Nawaz, Enscore, Ham) Algorithm

About the Speaker:

Mr Muhammad Nawaz born in Lahore, Pakistan and after completion of his B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET), he moved to the USA for studying his Masters at Penn State University’s Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in 1978. After completion of Masters degree in 1980, Mr Nawaz moved to Australia and joined RMIT University as an academic, program administration and selection officer. He retired from RMIT University for over 10 years now. A single publication from Master’s thesis (minor) has attracted over 2,500 Scopus citations to date and is still continuing.