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He completed his PhD (1997) from University Dunarea de Jos in collaboration with the NTUA, Greece. He worked as post-doctoral fellow at the Hydrographical Institute of the Portuguese Navy, Lisbon (1999-2004). In 2005 he was consulting scientist at NATO Undersea Research Centre, Italy, and in the period 2006-2014 worked at CENTEC, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Presently he is President of the Council of the Doctoral schools (vice-rector) of University Dunărea de Jos. He published more than 100 papers and is editorial board member, or guest editor, of reputed journals as Energies, Energy Procedia, Ocean System Engineering, Frontiers in Marine Science, etc.
Prof. Ahmad Harb has over15 years of experience in Modern Nonlinear Theory (Bifurcation and Chaos) as applied Power Systems, Renewable Energy Sources (Solar PV, Wind and Biomass), Power Systems Stability and Control, Power Systems Planning, Electric Machines Dynamics and Stability, Power Electronics and Drives, and Mechanical Systems. Dr. Harb is highly active in the academic arena. Dr. Harb has published more than 55 papers in various international journals and conferences. Dr. Harb is the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Modern Nonlinear Theory and Applications (IJMNTA), USA. Dr. Harb chaired to International conferences in Modern nonlinear theory (Bifurcation and Cahos), one in Montreal-Canada and the second in Orlando, Florida, USA. Dr. Harb is a senior member of the IEEE, the Jordan Engineers Association, JEA. In addition, Dr. Harb is a Co-PI of an International NSF grants jointly with University of Central Florida, where he is applying the modern nonlinear theory on Power Electronics Converters (DC-DC) buck and boost converters. Dr. Harb is highly active in industry arena. Dr. Harb directed many short courses in Jordan, Abu-Dhabi, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia in different topics in Power Systems Analysis, Energy Systems, Power Systems Operational and Control, Electric Power Distribution, Power Systems Planning, and Power Systems Protection. Currently, Dr. is a Professor at school of natural resources engineering at German Jordanian University, Amman – Jordan.
Modern nonlinear theory (chaos and bifurcation) of Power Systems. control and stability, Renewable energy systems, smart grid, Power electronics, and electric machine.
Prof S. N. Singh obtained his Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, in 1995. Presently, he is a Vice-Chancellor, MMMUT Gorakhpur (India) and is on leave from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. Dr Singh received several awards including Young Engineer Award 2000 of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Khosla Research Award of IIT Roorkee, and Young Engineer Award of CBIP New Delhi (India), 1996. Dr Singh received INAE Outstanding Teacher Award 2016 and IEEE R10 region (Asia-Pacific) Outstanding Volunteer Award 2016.
Prof Singh has published more than 450 papers in International/national journals/conferences and and serving as an editorial board member of repute. He has supervised 28 PhD. Dr Singh was Chairman, IEEE UP Section for 2013 and 2014, and presently, he is IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Conference and Technical Seminar Coordinator 2015-18. Prof Singh is also a Chairman-Elect 2017 of IEEE India Council and Fellows of IEEE (USA), IET (UK), INAE, IE(I), IETE.
Professor el Moctar completed his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Hamburg University of Technology (Germany) in 2001. He joined the University of Duisburg-Essen as a full professor for Ship Technology and Ocean Engineering in 2008. The focus of his research is on the development of numerical methods for wave-induced loads on offshore structures, ships, tidal turbines, hydroelasticity, sloshing, manoeuvring, propulsion and cavitation.His numerous publications in reputed journals and at conferences cover various aspects of hydrodynamics and Fluid-Structure-Interaction.
Professor el Moctar is Editor in Chief of Journal of Ship Technology Research (Publisher: Taylor & Francis, UK), co-editor of several reputed journals and a member of various international Scientific Committees as well as advisory boards.
Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pandey is professor in Indian Institute of Technology, BHU in the Department of Electrical Engineering.
His Areas of Interest are EHV AC & DC Transmission, FACTS Controllers Design & Analysis,
Integrated Large Power System Operation & Control, Intelligent Grid Control,High Voltage DC Transmission Technology,Electricity Policy and Planning, Distribution System Planning & Automation, Distributed Energy
Resources & Management.
Lingai Luo is a Research Director of French National Center for Scientific Research at the Laboratory of Thermal Science and Energy, Nantes (LTEN), France. She is mainly engaged in the intensification of heat and mass transfer and shape optimization in different energy components, systems and processes. She is the author of 2 books and over 100 journal articles. She is the Head of a research group of LTEN “Transfers in Fluids et Energy Systems" and was the Head of Laboratory of Design Optimization and Environmental Engineering (LOCIE) of CNRS and University of Savoy, France. She was the Cofounder and Coordinator of Sino-French Collaboratory for Environmental and Process Engineering and is the Head of Sino-French Laboratory for Sustainable Energy of French CNRS and Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is also an invited Professor at 5 Chinese universities/institutions and Leuphana University at Lüneburg, Germany. She is a Subject Editor of Elsevier journal Energy and Member of Editorial Board of Renewable Energy and Associate Editor of Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering and of Frontiers in Built Environment.
Professor Despina Serghides is Adjunct at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center of the Cyprus Institute (EEWRC), where she is the project leader of several European projects (Interreg ZenH Balkan, the ERANET SUI-Urban Europe/2014, the Horizon SOCLIMPACT, the COST ENGAGER) and carries out research in Architecture, Energy and the Urban Environment. Up until recently, she was professor at the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), at the department of Science Technology and the Environment. Previously, she worked for many years at the Higher Technical Institute. Her research focuses in the field of bioclimatic architecture and energy efficiency and energy conscious building design for sustainable indoor and outdoor environments. In the early 90s the results of her research for “Zero Energy for the Cyprus House” hit the headlines of the Cyprus press, and were reported internationally. The architectural design and concepts of her research have been presented and discussed at international congresses, forums and conferences and most of it has been published in international scientific journals and proceedings.
She obtained her Doctorate and her Master in “Architecture, Energy & Environment” from the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) London, UK, from where she also obtained her Diploma in Architecture and post-graduate studies in Planning at the Planning Department.
She is the president of the International Solar Energy Society of Cyprus (ISES), member of the executive Committee and member of the Board of Directors of ISES-Europe of which she was the president. She has acted as a consultant for the Cyprus Government and Parliamentary committees and has been the national scientific representative of the National Scientific and Technical Co-operations with Greece and China. She gives lectures at National and international Universities and Institutes. She is editor and reviewer in scientific journals and international conferences proceedings. She has a lot of scientific publications and she was honoured with a lot of scholarships, awards and offices. She chairs and participates in organizing and scientific committees of International and National conferences, seminars and congresses of which she is invited plenary or/and keynote speaker and presents her scientific research.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mehmet Toycan received his M.Sc. degree in telecommunications & information systems and PhD degree in Electronics from University of Essex, Colchester, U.K, in 2005 and 2009 respectively. He has been working in Cyprus International University since 2010 where currently working as the Advisor to the Rector. He has also recently elected as an active member for the board of directors of Chamber of Electrical Engineers, North-Cyprus. His current research interests are in the fields of cost and energy efficient, scalable optical access networks for FTTH scenarios featuring wireless communication transmission with the extension of multi-cell concepts.
Dr. Serkan Abbasoğlu worked as a visiting researcher in Freiberg Technical University, Germany between 2001 and 2002. He received a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 2006. He is a Professor and Vice Rector of Cyprus International University, Cyprus. He founded and has directed the "Sustainable Energy Research Center" since 2013 and worked as Chair of Energy Systems Engineering Department between 2010 and 2015. Dr. Abbasoğlu published a book and more than 40 journal and conference papers. He is an energy expert with specializations in Solar Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency and Management and Energy Policy.
He works on numerous energy projects as consultant. Since 2012, he has been a member of technical commission for Renewable Energy Sources of the Ministry of Economy and Energy.
Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Catania’s University, Italy. Since 2003 he started to work at the INFN – Catania’s Section, as a fellow to the CMS experiment at CERN in Geneva. For this experiment has served as a mechanical designer and subsequently responsible for the mechanical testing experiment called "Cosmic Magnet Test Challenge" at CERN. In 2007 moved to Alice experiment, with a check for technological research at the University of Catania, serving as head of the mechanical integration EMCAL detector at CERN. In 2009 he began to collaborate with the experiment JLAB12 with the role of mechanical manager for the GEM particles tracker. From 2012 he collaborated with the experiment ICARUS and later with the WA104 experiment to CERN in Geneva, where he served as a mechanical designer with a PJAS contract at CERN. From 2014 he was as mechanical manager design for the experiment AISHA at the LNS.
From 2010 he served as an adjunct professor for the Catania’s University, teaching physics, mathematics and materials science.
He has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board member of repute.