KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

ICREN2019 conference will gather high-profile Renewable Energy experts to deliver keynote speeches:

 

Prof. Jiaping Liu

Prof. Jiaping Liu

Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China

Professor Jiaping Liu Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
Professor of Energy and Buildings, Director of Green Building Research Centre, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

Speech title: Applications of Solar energy systems in buildings in Tibet

 

Mr. Isaac N. Kiva

Mr. Isaac N. Kiva

Ministry of Energy, Kenya

Eng. Isaac N. Kiva is currently the Director of Renewable Energy at the Ministry of Energy. Eng. Kiva has wide experience in public sector management, having worked in energy and senior Government positions for over 20 years. Eng. Kiva holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from University of Nairobi. He is a registered and a member of the Institution of Engineers of Kenya. He is a board member of Kenya Power.

Speech title: Renewable Energy Development and Targets in Kenya

 

 

Prof. Brian Collins

Prof. Brian Collins

Engineering Policy, UCL

Prof. Brian Collins is Professor of Engineering Policy at UCL, and is Director of the International Centre for Infrastructure Futures (ICIF). He served as specialist adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into scientific infrastructure in 2013 and 2014. Before joining UCL, he served as Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) to two Government departments (Transport 2006-11; Business Innovation and Skills 2009-11), with responsibility for overseeing science, engineering and technological activities, and ensuring that rigorous science and engineering evidence is used systematically throughout both Departments’ policy processes (particularly including investment policy).

Speech title: Energy and Governance

 

Prof Wim C. Sinke

Prof Wim C. Sinke

ECN part of TNO, Netherlands

Prof Wim C. Sinke is Principal Scientist and Roadmap Coordinator Solar Energy at ECN part of TNO and professor Photovoltaic Energy Conversion at the University of Amsterdam. He is also co-chairman of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV). He studied physics at Utrecht University, where he graduated in 1981. He did PhD research at AMOLF and received a doctor’s degree in 1985 for a thesis entitled “New physical processes for silicon solar cells”. From 1986 to 1987 he was a visiting scientist at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo. In 1987 he re-joined AMOLF and in 1990 he moved to the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN to set up a group on photovoltaics (PV), which now covers silicon and thin-film solar cells, modules and systems and environmental and economic analyses of PV. ECN joined forces with TNO to form ECN part of TNO in 2018.

Wim Sinke has published hundreds of scientific and popular papers on many aspects of solar energy. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Royal Dutch/Shell Prize for Sustainability and Energy in 1999 and the European Becquerel Prize for outstanding merits in photovoltaics in 2011. In 2015 he was appointed a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his contributions to the development and promotion of solar energy.

Speech title: Terawatt-scale photovoltaics in support of the energy transition

 

Prof. Cameron Johnstone

Prof. Cameron Johnstone

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Cameron Johnstone is a Director of the University of Strathclyde’s Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) and a Senior Lecturer in Energy Systems Engineering within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He has in excess of 20 years experience in renewable energy research, focusing on fluid-power capture interface engineering and power transfer and take-off. Research includes: dynamic tidal flow resource characterization; the production of performance power capture technology assessment and benchmarking metrics and protocols; and development of new engineering solutions to capture and transfer power from energetic marine current environments. He is the lead developer of the internationally patented Contra Rotating Marine Turbine (CoRMaT) and Hydro-Buoy Technologies. These technologies have been developed from fundamental research, through Proof of Concept prototyping, to full scale commercial deployment..

He is a founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of the University of Strathclyde spin-out company, Nautricity Limited, a next generation tidal technology development company. His current research portfolio consists of EC H2020 MaRINET II and EC Marinerg-i projects developing and benchmarking standardized infrastructure testing practices for Marine Renewables; UK EPSRC funded Supergen Marine 4 and DyLOTTA projects developing greater understanding of transient fluid-structure interactions in marine renewable technologies and the impact in the structural and power capture and transfer performance; and UK EPSRC funded Lesser Energetic Tidal Energy Technology Feasibility and UK Newton Fund International Tidal Energy Development within Mexico. These focus on the development of new understanding of the hydro-kinetic potentials of 2nd tier tidal flows and the development of cost effective technology to harness this energy. In executing this research, extensive international collaborations is undertaken with numerous European, North American and Asian laboratories.

To facilitate the effective dissemination of research outcomes, he is a founding member and Chair of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) Executive Board and a founding board member of the EWTEC sister conference, the Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC). He was a founding editor of the Elsevier International Journal of Marine Energy (IJoME) and serves on the Editorial Board of the EWTEC open access journal, the International Marine Energy Journal (IMEJ). He has recently been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE).

Prof Wim C. Sinke is Principal Scientist and Roadmap Coordinator Solar Energy at ECN part of TNO and professor Photovoltaic Energy Conversion at the University of Amsterdam. He is also co-chairman of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV). He studied physics at Utrecht University, where he graduated in 1981. He did PhD research at AMOLF and received a doctor’s degree in 1985 for a thesis entitled “New physical processes for silicon solar cells”. From 1986 to 1987 he was a visiting scientist at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo. In 1987 he re-joined AMOLF and in 1990 he moved to the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN to set up a group on photovoltaics (PV), which now covers silicon and thin-film solar cells, modules and systems and environmental and economic analyses of PV. ECN joined forces with TNO to form ECN part of TNO in 2018.

Wim Sinke has published hundreds of scientific and popular papers on many aspects of solar energy. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Royal Dutch/Shell Prize for Sustainability and Energy in 1999 and the European Becquerel Prize for outstanding merits in photovoltaics in 2011. In 2015 he was appointed a Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion for his contributions to the development and promotion of solar energy.

Speech title: Coming Soon