Received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, in 2008. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in 2013. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of ABC - UFABC, Santo André, Brazil.
Her teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels include Renewable Energy, Wind Power, Electrical Machines, Power Systems Analysis, and Distributed Generation. She has interest in grid integration of wind generation, power system stability with high wind power penetration, and smart grids. She has developed research projects funded by Brazilian official agencies and she has supervised over 10 graduate students.

Charles Kinoshita

Charles Kinoshita, P.E., Ph.D., is Professor of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering (MBBE) and Director of the Western Insular Pacific Sun Grant Subcenter, University of Hawaii at Manoa. 

Prior to those assignments, Dr. Kinoshita served as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources; Chair, MBBE; Director, Marine Bioproducts Engineering Center; and Researcher, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute of the University of Hawaii. He has taught courses in transport phenomena, unit operations, thermosciences, and engineering design in the Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs at the University of Hawaii, and has trained practicing engineers through various professional societies.

He has led several research programs involving renewable energy and the environment and, as Principal Investigator, has garnered ~$23 million in extramural research and educational grants. Prior to joining the University, Dr. Kinoshita served in managerial positions in the Experiment Station of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association.  Dr. Kinoshita has advised or consulted to numerous businesses and government agencies, locally, nationally and internationally. He received BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a PhD degree at the University of California at Berkeley.


Mechanical Engineer by Escola Politécnica USP (1971), MSc in Chemical Engineering (1981-Centrifugal Fluidized Bed Dryer) and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (1990- Energy in the Rayon Viscose process) by the same institution.
Currently acts as Industrial Consultant in the specialties: Thermal Processes, Energy Conservation, Industrial Ventilation, Industrial Drying, Evaporation, Filtration, Pumping Facilities, Steam Utilities and Solar Energy. Thermal Conversion for Industrial Processes. Collaborates with SISEA-EPUSP-Lab. of Alternative Energy Systems and teaches the discipline Solar Energy Fundamentals at the Alternative Energies Course PECE USP, where it also supervises students in monographs on applications of Solar Energy.
Frequently acts as referee for the periodicals: Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science; Chemical Engineering Science; Food and Bioproducts Processing. Provides coaching advice on industrial projects for engineers. In the period from March 2010 to March 2013 he wrote the column "Critical Point" of the magazine Chemistry and Derivatives.
He was a researcher at the IPT -Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas de SP (1973-1985) working in thermometry and flow measurements laboratories. He has collaborated in government programs for energy conservation in industry and the rational use of industrial fuel gas. He built and operated the IPT-solar energy laboratory and coordinated the projects and construction of solar energy use in multifamily housing and hospital.
He was a manager of Chemical Processes, Energy Conservation and Environmental Issues with Companhia Nitro Química Brasileira (1985-1990) working in the processes of Rayon Viscose, Sulfuric Acid, Fluoridric Acid, Nitrocellulose, Carbon Disulfide, Sodium Sulphate and Steam Utilities with Electric Power Generation.
He was Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering at USP Polytechnic School (1990-2008) where he taught disciplines related to pumping, filtration, evaporation, drying, combustion and utilities. He was the professor of industrial drying in post-graduation courses. He advised seven students of MSc
He implemented and coordinated the Cooperative Courses of the USP Polytechnic School. He published his research papers in international journals, having twice received the Bambu Prize (Engineering and Maintenance Technical Section of ABTCP Brazilian Pulp and Paper Technical Association (2004 and 2005).
Read more at USP Digital


Naval Architect, MSc. in Dynamics of Marine Structures, PhD. In Rotordynamics & Tribology, Head of LEVE (Lab. of Wind Engineering/Laboratório de Engenharia do Vento), Assistant Prof. at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Polytechnic School/University of São Paulo. Currrent Research Activities: Dynamics and Vibrations of Wind Turbines, Elasto Hydrodynamic Lubrication, Dynamics of Reciprocating Compressors, Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbines and Distributed Generation; PhD. and MSc. supervisor.


Senior Research Engineer
Energy Systems Analysis Group, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment Princeton University.

Larson’s research interests include engineering, economic, and policy-related assessments of advanced clean-energy systems, especially for electric power and transport fuels production from carbonaceous fuels (biomass, coal, and/or natural gas) and for efficient end use of energy. His work addresses technologies of relevance to developed and developing countries. Larson maintains long-term collaborations on energy and sustainability with colleagues in China (Tsinghua University and the North China Electric Power University) and in Australia (University of Queensland). He has also participated in collaborative research efforts with colleagues across the United States and in Brazil, Cuba, India, Italy, Jamaica, Sweden, and elsewhere.
He is currently collaborating with ecologists at the University of Minnesota in an effort to better understand the potential of alternative biomass resource/conversion options to sustainably deliver negative carbon emission transportation in the US by mid-century. Larson was part of the Princeton team that contributed extensive analysis to the National Research Council report, America’s Energy Future: Technology and Transformation (2009). He was also the Co-Convening Lead Author of the Fossil Energy chapter of The Global Energy Assessment (2012) and a Lead Author (bioenergy) of the Renewable Energy chapter. Past research efforts have included ones focused on analysis of technology systems for modernizing renewable-biomass as an energy source, including advanced gasification-based technologies for power generation and for production of transportation fuels. These efforts have included assessments of potential gas-turbine based biomass electricity supply and use in sugarcane industries, in pulp and paper industries, and in stand-alone electric power generation.
Recent work has focused on analysis of fossil fuel/biomass co-processing systems with CO2 capture and storage, for co-production of clean transportation fuels and electricity. Larson supervises student research and occasionally teaches courses in the engineering school at Princeton. Since 2008, he has also held an appointment as a Senior Scientist with Climate Central, a nonprofit, non-partisan science and media organization created to provide clear and objective science-based information to diverse audiences about climate change and its potential solutions


•Electrochemical processes: Fuel Cells, Lithium and Lead Batteries and electrolysis.
•Materials: Catalysts, Surface Finishing, High Temperature Materiais, Composits.
•Thermochemical Energy: Gasification, Pyrolysis, Torrefaction, clean gas process, Hydrogen production.
•Graduated in Chemical Engineering (1991), 
•Bachelor in Chemistry (1991) at Mackenzie University
•Aeronautical Mechanic at EMA 1988, 
•Doctorate in Nuclear Materials by São Paulo University / IPEN in 1998 
•Operation Director of Electrocell (since 2017) – www.electrocell.com.br
•Vice-president  at VDI – German-Brazilian Engineering Association (2017 – 2019) – www.vdibrasil.com
• Professor at FEI University – www.fei.edu.br 
•IPT (Institute for Technological Research)  – Head of the Thermal Energy and Motors Laboratory, Inovation Diretory Advisor, President Advisor (2011 – 2017) – www.ipt.br
•Founder of Electrocell (1999) –
•Head Engineer at Cascadura (Surface Finishing Company) (1990– 1995) 
•Invited Professor at São Paulo University-USP, FAAP and Oswaldo Cruz 
•Hydrogen Technologies Coordinator at Brazilian Association of Technical Standards  (ABNT) (2005 – 2010) –
•Cultural Director at Brazilian Surface Finishing Association – ABTS www.abts.org.br
•11 patents.
•International Awards: SAE 2001, 
CNI/FIESP 2004, CNI 2004, WRI/FGV 2006, FINEP2009.
Languages: English, German, Spanish (Basics), France (Basics)
Linkedin and Spype: Gerhard.ett 


José Aquiles Baesso Grimoni received the Ph.D. (1994), M. Sc. (1988) and B. Sc. (1980) degrees from Universidade de São Paulo (USP), and his research fields are power systems protection, modeling and simulation, automation and smart grids.  Since 1989 Prof. José Aquiles has been Associate Professor at Escola Politécnica from USP, and he has been involved in under graduation and graduation teaching and supervision activities. Nowadays, Prof. José Aquiles supervise eight graduate students(master and phd) and four undergraduate students that develop research activities related to his research fields. Since 2012 José Aquiles have been as under–graduate electric energy engineering course coordinator of Escola Politécnica da USP.
Since 1989 Prof. José Aquiles have been working at the Electrical Energy Research Group of the Electric Energy and Automation Department of Escola Politécnica da USP, under the coordination of Associate Professor Marco Antonio Saidel. During these years Prof. José Aquiles has been involved in sixteen Research & Development projects funded by Brazilian government agencies as well as generation, transmission and distribution companies. These projects were mainly related to: substation equipment monitoring; hybrid and electric vehicles mobility and the impact in the electric network; distributed generation with photovoltaic systems.
Prof. José Aquiles was vice-director (2003 to 2007) and director (2007 to 2011) of the Instituto de Eletrotecnica e Energia da USP, that is a research institute that works with certification of electrical power systems components and with planning of energy systems and renewable energies technologies. Since 2015 had been as coordinator of Energy and Water conservation University of São Paulo Program that supervision and management of the electric energy and water consumption of all the seven campi of University of São Paulo, In 200 worked in the team that did the chapter of energy in the Inventory of Greenhouse Gases of the City of São Paulo between 2010 and 2015.


Ph.D., Full Professor, São Paulo State University - UNESP
Executive Vice-Coordinator of  Institute of Bioenergy Research - IPBEN-UNESP (Head Office - Rio Claro Campus), Coordinator of Institute of Bioenergy Research and Head of Laboratory of Optmization of Energy Systems (Guaratinguetá Campus), www.feg.unesp.br/ipben. 
Has experience in Mechanical Engineering, focusing on Energy, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, acting on the following subjects: Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Cogeneration, Thermoeconomic Analysis, Fuel Cell, Technical, Economic and Environmental Analysis of Power Systems. Information about the group: www.feg.unesp.br/ipben e www.researchgate.net/profile/jose_silveira3.
The current research topics can be divided in the following lines: 
-Line 1: Biofuel Production Processes (syngas, biogas, biohydrogen); 
-Line 2: Biomass Gasification technologies;
- Line 3: Technical, Economical and Environmental Analysis of Hybrid Systems using Renewable Energy Systems and bioenergy;
-Line 4: Technical, Economical and Environmental Analysis of Biofuel production. -Line 5: Use of Biofuel in Intenal Combustion Engine, Gas Turbine and Fuel Cell.



Mechanical Engineer graduated from Escola Politécnica at University of São Paulo (1983), Master in Mechanical Engineering from the same institution (1989), PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, (USA, 1994). He was a visiting scholar at  the Mechanical Eng. Dept. at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain (1999). He was a visiting professor at  University Nacional of Engineering (UNI) in Lima (Peru) at INSA - Institut National des Sciences Appliquées in Lyon (France) in  2009.

He has research experience in the following areas: flashing and evaporation waves, natural gas liquefaction processes, natural gas usage, two-phase flow instrumentation, ammonia-water absorption refrigeration cycle,  Ranque-Hilsh vortex tube, Cogeneration processes, solar energy, solar fuels and alternative energy system in a broader sense. He has developed research projects funded by both official agencies and private companies. His teaching experience at undergraduate and graduate levels include Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Compressible Fluid Flow, and Renewable Energies. He has coordinated several extension courses on natural gas, refrigeration & air conditioning, and renewable energies. 
He has authored over 100 scientific and technical papers besides two books, one entitled "Fundamentals and Applications of Psychrometry "(in Portuguese) and the other "Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Distributed Generation" (2017). Presently he is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering with focus on Thermal Engineering at  Escola Politécnica at University of São Paulo and coordinates SISEA – Alternative Energy Systems lab.


Senior Engineer at National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Academic Background
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Engineering Systems Division, 2007 – 2016 
The Ohio State University
Dual MS Electrical Engineering; Applied Economics, 2005 – 2007 
University of Pennsylvania
Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology 
Electrical and Electronics Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Business Statistics, 1998 – 2004 
Adjunct Faculty - Corporate and Professional Education
Worcester Polytechnic Institute , 2011 on
Instructor for Masters level classes in Power Systems including Electro-mechanical Energy Conversion and Power System Operations. 
Senior Engineer / Systems Engineering Team Lead
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Boulder, CO, USA , 2014 – on.
Project lead for DOE Wind Energy Technology Office's Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e) focus area on Integrated Systems Design and Analysis (ISDA). Principle investigator for ISDA Systems Engineering & Optimization task.
Project manager for DOE EERE Technology Commercialization Fund grant to demonstrate optimal yaw-based wake steering strategies in partnership with NextEra Energy Resources.
Project Manager for DOE Wind Energy Technology Office's Wind Technology to Market (T2M) NREL focused on identifying industry technology needs and leading efforts to accelerate technology transfer from the laboratories to industry.
Lead analyst on various DOE Wind Energy Technology Office's funded research efforts on wind turbine and plant technology trends in innovation. 


Graduated as Agricultural Engineer at UNICAMP, MSc in Agricultural Engineering at Université Laval, and PhD in Agricultural Engineering at Texas Tech University. Professor the School of Agricultural Engineering - FEAGRI-UNICAMP from 1988 to 2017. Presently working at CNPEM and responsible for the Water Center SANASA/UNICAMP/Agropolo Campinas-Brazil.

Coordinator of the Energy Planning Center-NIPE-UNICAMP between 1997-2002, and 2012-2013, and Coordinator of International Relations of UNICAMP between 2002-2009 and Vice-Rector of International Relations of UNICAMP 2013-2017. At São Paulo State Research Foundation-FAPESP was Adjunct Coordinator for Special Programs 2009-2016. Coordinated projects in Bioenergy such as a study on sugarcane ethanol expansion in Brazil to substitute 10% of the world gasoline consumption; the FAPESP Public Policy Ethanol Project in R&D for sustainable ethanol production - book “Sugarcane Bioethanol: R&D on sustainability and productivity” published in 2010 (Jabuti Prize). Coordinated the Project “Roadmap on Sustainable Biofuels for Aviation in Brazil” – FAPESP/Boeing/Embraer Project, book published in 2014. Presently coordinates the FAPESP/LACAf-I Project to promote bioenergy in Latin America and Africa and is also involved in organizing a new initiative in Bioeconomy in São Paulo State, the Agropolo Campinas-Brazil where is the Adjunct Executive Secretary.
Supervised more than 30 Master and PhD thesis and published more than 130 articles in scientific journals.


Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Fellow ASME
Head, Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory (LCFT/ITA)
Head, Department of Energy (IEM-E/ITA)
Prof. de Lemos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he obtained his Bachelor and MSc degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ) in 1977 and 1979, respectively. In early 1983, he obtained his PhD degree from Purdue University, USA. He spent a year as Assistant Professor at PUC-RJ in 1984, followed by two years as Resident Associate at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois. In 1986, he joined the Aeronautical Institute of Technology - ITA in São José dos Campos, Brazil. He is Full Professor at ITA, founder and head of the Computational Transport Phenomena Laboratory - LCFT and the newly established Competence Center for Energy – CCE. He also serves as Head of the Department of Energy. From 1991 to 1992, he was Visiting Scholar at Ruhr-Universität-Bochum, Germany. In early 1992, he became Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME and in 2009 he was promoted to the "Fellow" grade by ASME. He and has advised 10 PhD and 20 MSc students.
Research Summary
Prof. de Lemos has set a new mathematical framework for novel treatment of turbulent flow, heat, and mass transfer through permeable media. On the overall, he has published more than 360 articles in conference proceedings and journals in addition to nine book chapters and five books. He is member of the Honorary Editorial Advisory Boards of Int. J. Heat & Mass Transfer and Int. Comm. Heat & Mass Transfer, member of the Editorial Advisory Board of J. Porous Media and Editorial Board Member of Int. J. Dynamics of Fluids and Int. J. Applied Engineering Research. He has coordinated several joint research projects with DLR and Uni-Erlangen, Germany, and has delivered seminar lectures in Brazil, USA, Portugal, Tunis, Lebanon, Italy, France, Germany, South Korea, Romania and Japan. He is Consultant to Brazilian Education Ministry (CAPES), Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and São Paulo State Research Foundation (FAPESP). He holds a Fellowship from CNPq at the highest rank (PQ-1A). He is member of the International Advisory Board of VIRTUHCON research initiative, which is led by TU-Freiberg, Germany, and fully supported by the German Ministry of Science and Education in cooperation with the Government of Saxony.
Areas of Interest and Expertise
Prof. de Lemos´ research interests involve computational thermo-fluid dynamics, transport phenomena, porous media, thermal engineering, aerodynamics, gas turbines, advanced fossil and renewable energy systems (wind, solar, biomass), high performance computing, turbulent reactive flow, computational mathematics, combustion dynamics, modeling and simulation of thermochemical systems, fuel cells, gasification processes and CO2 capture and storage technologies.
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Paulo Rosa Santos

Paulo Rosa Santos is Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, and integrated member of CIIMAR – Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto (UPORTO). His main research field is the use of physical and numerical modelling in the study of offshore, port and coastal related issues. In the last five years he developed relevant research on the development of technologies to harness wave energy and on the interaction between waves and structures.
In the last 15 years, he collaborated in more than forty R&D projects and consultancy works on coastal, port and ocean engineering, coastal management, applied hydraulics and on the development of technologies for wave energy conversion. Has more than 70 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals and in proceedings of national or international conferences. Participation in more than 45 training courses, seminars, conferences and congresses. Reviewer to seven international indexed journals (e.g., Energy; Energy Conversion and Management; Energies) and was member of the scientific committee of eight Conferences and Congresses. 
Member of the Evaluation Committee of 28 M.Sc. Dissertations and 6 Ph.D Thesis. Supervisor or co-supervised of 19 finished M.Sc. Dissertations and 3 ongoing Ph.D. Thesis. Member of the Board of the Portuguese Water Resources Association - North Branch. Associated Editor of JICZM - the Journal of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, indexed in Scopus.
Presently involved in the following R&D projects in the marine renewable energy domain: 
SE@PORTS – Sustainable Energy at Sea PORTS (OCEANERA-NET, on course, 2017-2019);
• OPWEC – Optimization of Wave Energy Converters (PTDC/MAR-TEC/6984/2014|16882, on course, 2016 – 2019);
• Large scale experiments to improve monopile scour protection design adapted to climate change: access to the Fast Flow Facility (H2020 - HydraLab+: transnational access project, on course, 2018).
• HYDRALAB+ Adapting to climate change (H2020 - Excellence|Science|Infrastructures, contract n: 654110, 2015-2019);
• ORACLE | Offshore Risk Analysis for Climate Changes and Lifetime Extension (02/SAICT/32170, Granted - 2018-2021);
• I.nano.WEC – Innovative nano-technology for Wave Energy Conversion (FA.02.2017_002, Granted - 2018-2020).
In the last eight years, he taught in three Integrated Master Courses at FEUP (Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering) a wide range or Curricular Units. In addition, he also teaches in the Doctoral Programme in Civil Engineering at FEUP and was Guest Professor of the Faculty of Engineering of the Agostinho Neto University, Luanda, Angola, in two Master Courses: Environmental Engineering (2013-15) and Hydraulics, Water Resources, Fluvial Hydraulics, Urban Hydraulics and Costal Engineering (2014-17).

Roberto Zilles

Full Professor of Renewable Energies, Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São Paulo (IEE-USP). PhD in Photovoltaic Systems (IES-UPM, Spain -1993), Livre-docente in Energy (IEE-USP 2006). He is currently a level 1B researcher at CNPQ. Nowadays coordinate the IEE-USP photovoltaic systems research activities.


Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He received his  HTI Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1982, his M.Phil. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Wales in 1991 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Glamorgan in 1995. In June 2011 he received from the University of Glamorgan the title of D.Sc. 
For more than 30 years, he is actively involved in research in the area of solar energy and particularly in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination and absorption cooling. Additionally, since 1995 he is involved in a pioneering research dealing with the use of artificial intelligence methods, like artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic, for the modelling and performance prediction of energy and solar energy systems. 
He has 51 books and book contributions and published 341 papers; 155 in international scientific journals and 186 in refereed conference proceedings. Until now, he received more than 9400 citations on this work and his h-index is 48. He is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, and Editorial Board Member of another eleven journals. He is the editor of the book Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Renewable Energy Systems, published by Nova Science Inc., co-editor of the book Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems, published by Springer and author of the books Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems, and Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systems, published by Academic Press of Elsevier. 
He has been a member of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), the American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and International Solar Energy Society (ISES).


September 2010 - until now - Professor and Chair
University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany ( www.UPB.de )
▪ Chair of Electrical Energy Technology – Sustainable Energy Concepts
▪ Co-Director of Competence Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (KET)
Business or sector Sustainable energies (University Professor)
October 2006- until now - Board Member
PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin, Berlin , Germany ( www.PI-Berlin.com )
▪ Strategic director, market development (China, Japan, Iran, Brazil), Consultancy
▪ Advisor and trainer for PI China & Japan (Testing laboratories in Suzhou & Tokyo)
Business or sector Renewable energies (laboratory for photovoltaic module technology)
September 2008 – August 2010 - Professor
University of Applied Sciences, Biberach an der Riß, Germany
Department of Energy Technology ( www.hochschule-biberach.de )
Business or sector Energy (Professor for Energy Systems)
October 2003 – October 2005 - Guest Professor
Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil (www.UECE.br )
▪ Lab Set-up for Photovoltaics
▪ Lecturing: Contemporary Physics, Renewable Energies
Business or sector Renewable energies (University Lecturer)
October 1999- until now - Director
Rio-Solar Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.RIOSOLAR.com )
▪ Planning, Set-up, Installation and Monitoring of exemplarity PV energy systems
Business or sector Renewable energies (CEO)
March 1998 – March 2003 - Guest Professor
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.coppe.UFRJ.br )
▪ Lab Set-up for Photovoltaics
▪ Lecturing: Photovoltaics, Renewable Energies
Business or sector Renewable energies (University Lecturer)
October 1996 - January 1998 - Co-Founder, R&D head
SOLON AG for production of solar energy systems, Berlin , Germany (www.solon.com)
Development of Eco-PV-Module, Logistics, IT
Business or sector Renewable energies (photovoltaic module manufacturer, CTO)
October 1989 – September 1994 - Scientific Assistant, Lecturer
University of Technology Berlin, Department of Electrical Engineering, Berlin, Germany ( www.TUBerlin.com )
▪ Lecturing, set-up of PV Laboratory
▪ Ph.D. thesis on Operation Model of PV modules
Business or sector Electrical Engineering (University, Lecturing, Lab set-up)
May 1994 - July 1998 - Habilitation (qualification as an university lecturer)
University of Technology Berlin (TUB), Berlin, Germany ( www.TU-Berlin.de )
Title of augural dissertation: “Energy Balance of photovoltaic generators considering human-caused CO2 emissions”.
August 1994 – May 1997 - Post-Doc Studies at COPPE-UFRJ
Four temporary post-doc studies (three months each) on photovoltaic energy systems at Prof. Richard Stephan, EE-COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (www.coppe.ufrj.br).
January 1994 – April 1994 - Post-Doc Study at UNSW 
Study on yield prediction and thermal simulation and optimization of PV modules at Prof. Martin Green, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia (www.unsw.edu.au).
February 1989 – December 1993 - Ph.D. (“Dr.-Ing.”) in Electrical Engineering
Ph.D.-Thesis (Dr.-Ing.) at Electrical Engineering Department of University of Technology Berlin, Germany (www.TU-Berlin.de); title of thesis: “Operation model of optical, thermal and electrical parameters of photovoltaic modules”
October 1982 – September 1988 - Master (“Dip.-Ing.”) in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor & Master course on Electrical Engineering & Telecommunication at University of Technology Munich (TUM) (www.tum.de)
August 1973 – June 1982 - Graduation from High & Grammar school (“Abitur”)
Mörike Grammar school, Göppingen, Germany
• Communication skills: Good ability to adapt to multicultural environment, gained through my experience abroad (work and leisure)
• Organisational / managerial skills
• Sense of organisation. Organization of 10 conferences and fairs (latest: www.rio15.net)
• Good experience in project management
• Job-related skills, Awards
• Scientific work: 160 scientific publications, 3 books, 5 book chapters
• IEEE Best Poster Award 2006 and 2015
• Green Price of the Americas 2006
• Berlin Solar Award 1994
• Foundation Member of International Solar Centre Berlin
• Lecturing, preparing presentations, tests, workshops


Suani Teixeira Coelho is a Chemical Engineer, Master and PhD in Energy in the Graduate Program in Energy from the University of São Paulo, where she is currently lecture, thesis advisor and coordinator of the Research Group on Bioenergy (GBIO – former CENBIO – www.iee.usp.br/gbio).

She has been coordinator of projects funded by FAPESP (Funding Agency of Sao Paulo), ANEEL (Regulatory Agency on Electric Energy) and CNPq (Federal Council for Research), among others. She is thesis advisor at the Integrated Graduate Program in Bioenergy (USP/UNICAMP/UNESP) and member of the Graduation Committees of the two programs. She was member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change – AGECC) in 2008-2011, chaired by UNIDO’s Director Kandeh K. Yumkella, and Deputy Secretary of State Secretariat for Environment in the State of Sao Paulo (2003-2006), where she was responsible for international agreements of this Secretariat os State.

She has worked several times as an expert/consultant in bioenergy for UNEP and UNIDO projects. Prof. Coelho has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journais, such as Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) and others, also being reviewer of technical journais, such as the Energy Policy and Biomass & Bioenergy and RSER, among others. She has published several books and book chapters, including “Land and Water: Linkages to Bioenergy” at Global Energy Assessment (IAASA, University of Cambridge, 2013). Since December 2014 she is Associate Editor on Bioenergy for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and since April 2015 in the Journal BIOMASS BR.

She is also a member of Activity Group on Bioenergy and Water of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP/FAO). Among other projects, she is now the coordinator of the project “Perspectives for the contribution of biomethane on natural gas offer in Sao Paulo State” (Project N. 27, in the Research Center on Gas Innovation – RCGI – Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo), funded by FAPESP and Shell.

Zhen Gao

Prof. Zhen Gao is a professor of marine structures at the Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He got his Bachelor and MSc degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China in 2000 and 2003, respectively. He obtained his PhD degree at NTNU in 2008 and he was awarded the annual ExxonMobil Research Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis in Applied Research from NTNU in 2008. 
Prof. Gao’s main research areas cover coupled dynamic analysis of offshore renewable energy devices (including offshore wind turbines, both bottom-fixed and floating, wave energy converters, floating tidal turbines and combined concepts); marine operations related to installation and maintenance for offshore wind turbines and other ocean renewable energy devices; probabilistic modeling and analysis of wind- and wave-induced loads and load effects in offshore structures; fatigue and ultimate structural reliability assessment of offshore platforms and mooring systems.
He has participated and is now participating in several research projects and education programs on offshore renewable energy, including EU FP6 SEEWEC Project (2007-2009), EU FP7 MARINA Platform Project (2010-2014), IEA OC4 Project (2010-2012), EU FP7 MARE-WINT Project (2012-2017) and EWEM (European Wind Energy Master) Program (2012- ). 
He has published 152 peer-reviewed papers (including 82 journal papers and 70 conference papers). He has co-supervised 9 PhD graduates and supervised/co-supervised about 36 master graduates. Currently, he is involved in the supervision and co-supervision of 10 PhD and 8 master students at NTNU. 
He is a member of the Specialist Committee V.4 Offshore Renewable Energy in the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) for 2009-2012 (committee member) and 2012-2015, 2015-2018 (committee chair), where they review the development of offshore renewable energy technology and make recommendations for future research in this area. He serves as an editorial board member for four international journals. He is also a member of the technical committee for four international conferences. 

Contact information:
Affiliation: Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems, Centre for Marine Operations in Virtual Environments, Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Position: Full Professor (Marine Structures)
Address: Otto Nielsens vei 10, Trondheim, Norway NO-7491