Woods Hole Research Center, USA
N-ERGIE AG, Germany
LLa-BioEconomy, Research & Advisory , Denmark
Woods Hole Research Center, USA
N-ERGIE AG, Germany
LLa-BioEconomy, Research & Advisory , Denmark
Dr. Miguel Nuno Miranda received the degree in Energetic Engineering (University Autonomous of Lisbon) in 1998 and the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science (University of Aveiro) in 2009, Portugal. Dr. Miguel Miranda has authored more than 60 scientific works (including chapters, papers in international journals and book of proceedings, and poster presentations) and his commitment to working at interdisciplinary boundaries is evidenced by his involvements as Editorial Board Member of several scientific journals as well as in International Conferences as Organizing Committee Member. His main research interests include waste management or valorization of different wastes through thermochemical conversion processes (pyrolysis, gasification and hydrothermal liquefaction), production of fuels and biofuels and solar energy concentration (SEC) solutions towards the production of solar fuels
Jaroslaw Krzywanski is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science at Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland.He has published more than 140 refereed works, including papers, two monographs, conference proceedings and serves as an editorial board member of several international journals.
He is interested in modeling of energy devices and processes, including solid fuels combustion, gas emissions and hydrogen production from biomass combustion and gasification. He uses both programmed and artificial intelligence (AI), bio-inspired methods to predict e.g. heat transfer and pollutants emissions from coal and biomass combustion and co-combustion in large- and pilot-scale circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boilers, chemical looping combustion (CLC) and calcium looping combustion (CaL) in fluidized bed (FB) systems, performance of adsorption chillers, as well as the hydrogen concentration in syngas during the H2 production via CaO sorption enhanced anaerobic gasification of sawdust in FB units.
G.Q. Chen is a professor of systems ecology and sustainability science at Peking University, China and a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abudulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has a wide spectrum of research interests including climate thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, systems ecological modelling, ecological economics, global and regional studies, systems input-output technique. With distinguished contributions as marked by around 300 publications in prestigious journals, Prof. Chen has won a series of awards and honors, including Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers Award, Thomson Reuters China Citation Laureate. He served as editor, associate editor or advisory member for 50 international journals.
Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 environment-related research projects, produced over 900 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 60 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts (or acted) as editor-in-chief for 2 international journals and editorial board member for over 10 journals, and was conference chair or keynote speaker at over 40 international events. He has also served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for its Program of Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety.
Pr. Lingai LUO received her Ph.D. degree (1991) from National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine (INPL), Nancy, France. She is Research Director of French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and works at Laboratory of Thermal and Energy science at Nantes (LTEN). Pr. Luo is the author of 2 books and over 110 journal articles. She was the head of LOCIE Laboratoiry of CNRS and University of Savoie, the cofounder and coordinator of Sino-French Collaboratory for Environmental and Process Engineering and the head of its successor Sino-French Laboratory for Sustainable Energy of French CNRS and Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is serving as subject editor of Energy Journal and as associated editor of three others journals.
Paulo J. C. Favas is a Professor at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal. He holds the B.Sc. degree in Biology and Geology (UTAD), the M.Sc. degree in Geosciences (University of Coimbra, Portugal), and the Ph.D. degree in Geology (UTAD). His research interests range from Biogeochemistry to Environmental Geochemistry. He specializes in pollutant behavior in soil-plant and water-plant interfaces, and works in the areas of hazardous metal (loid)s, phytoremediation of contaminated sites, and abandoned mine site reclamation. He serves as editor for Annals of Agricultural Science journal and as reviewer for several other scientific journals. Within the environmental science subjects, he is the author or co-author of about 50 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals, book chapters, and proceedings (Web of Science and Scopus indexed), and more than 140 papers in conference proceedings. He has received four awards for scientific and academic merit.
Psychologist and Environmental Consultant. He did doctoral studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment of the UNED. Chief of Brigade in a Forest Fire Service with more than 20 years of experience. He collaborates with several companies and institutions in the area of training in Psychology in Emergencies and Human Resources. He is Professor at the University of Valencia in the Master in "Intervention and Operational Coordination in Emergencies and Catastrophes" and other postgraduate courses on emergencies. Director and President of the International Scientific-Professional Committee of the National Symposium on Forest Fires (SINIF). He has lectured internationally and has been part of the Organizing Committee of several International Congresses on Earth Sciences and Climate Change. He is part of the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals. He has published articles on forest fires, risk perception, stress, psychosocial risks and emotional trauma, mainly in relation to emergency services and natural disasters. Currently, he is assigned to the Research Group on "Climate and Territorial Planning" (University of Alicante), where he researches on the social perception of forest fire risk and behavior in the event of possible disasters.
Dr. Thomas Unnerstall has been a board member of German utility companies for 15 years and is now a self-employed consultant, author and speaker.
He studied physics and philosophy in Germany, in the USA and in France and got his PhD in physics in 1990. He started his career at the Ministry of the Environment of Baden-Württemberg, soon becoming the personal assistant to the Environment Secretary. In 1995, he joined the energy industry, focusing on generation, trading, sales and energy efficiency. In the last years Dr.Unnerstall has worked mainly on the German energy transition, as a board member of N-ERGIE AG and as an author writing about the technical, political and economical challenges of the future energy system.
Career. Professor (f), PhD et Dr. Scient., Directorand Founder of LLa-BioEconomy, Research & Advisory. Has reached research director level positions in both industry and academia; acquired extensive experience from all parts of the knowledge-value-chain: research, technology, innovation, patenting, environmental impact assessment, product development, knowledge management, business models, and commercialization. Professional career includes experience from leading R&D positions in both private sector business and public research institutes. In industry (Novo, Novo Nordisk, and Novozymes) finishing in top research career position (Director of Research, in Molecular Biotechnology) within Novozymes R&D. From 01.02.07 back in academia, first as Head of Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, and from 01.09.08 as Dean of Research and Professor in Biotechnology at Aalborg University, DenmarkCareer. Professor (f), PhD et Dr. Scient., Directorand Founder of LLa-BioEconomy, Research & Advisory. Has reached research director level positions in both industry and academia; acquired extensive experience from all parts of the knowledge-value-chain: research, technology, innovation, patenting, environmental impact assessment, product development, knowledge management, business models, and commercialization. Professional career includes experience from leading R&D positions in both private sector business and public research institutes. In industry (Novo, Novo Nordisk, and Novozymes) finishing in top research career position (Director of Research, in Molecular Biotechnology) within Novozymes R&D. From 01.02.07 back in academia, first as Head of Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, and from 01.09.08 as Dean of Research and Professor in Biotechnology at Aalborg University, Denmark