Invited Speakers



Prof. Nezihe AYAS
Eskisehir Technical University,Turkey

Nezihe Ayas is a full professor of Chemical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at Eskisehir Technical University and currently head of Unit Operations and Thermodynamics Division. Her research interests include gasification technology, energy conservation, hydrogen energy and fuel cells, storage technologies, bioenergy systems, lipid extraction methods, fatty acids, biodiesel production and catalyst preparation via both conventional and novel synthesis methods. She is the author of number of national and international journal papers along with a similar number of conference papers and numerous book chapters on the different aspects of her areas of expertise. In addition to chairing many national and global commissions. She has been involved as a project manager in 25+ projects. To date, 18 master's theses and 2 doctoral theses have been completed under her supervision, and 2 master's theses and 8 doctoral theses are still ongoing. Her research team is actively working in the areas of renewable energy, hydrogen, gasification, biofuel, fuel cell technologies, catalyst synthesis for hydrogen production, hydrogen storage materials (carbon nanotube, graphene) modelling and simulation.


Prof. Seyed Mojtaba Sadrameli
German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Oman

Seyed Mojtaba Sadrameli is a professor of chemical (process) engineering at German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Muscat, Oman since 2020. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from Sharif University, Tehran in 1980, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from Leeds University, UK in 1984 and 1988. He joined the chemical engineering department of Tarbiat Modares University (TMU) in 1989 and retired in 2020. During his sabbatical leave in the USA from 2003 to 2008, he worked on the production of hydrogen from biomass gasification at University of Florida and production of biojet fuel (JP8) from thermal cracking of triglycerides at University of North Dakota. His research interests spam wide areas of chemical engineering, industrial heat recovery, simulation of chemical and petrochemical processes, thermal energy storage systems using phase change materials (PCMs), and thermochemical production of biofuels from biomass feedstock. His current research activities involve encapsulation and application of phase change materials for thermal energy storage systems such as solar cells, building materials, electrical appliances, lithium ion batteries, etc…. and production of biofuels from thermal and catalytic cracking of triglycerides.


Assoc. Prof. Jian Lin
University of Strasbourg, France

Jian LIN is currently an associate professor in Civil Engineering Department at University of Strasbourg in France. After a French-Chinese education program from 2002 to 2006, he obtained both M.Sc. degrees from University of Lille in France and Hohai University in China. In 2009, he received his civil engineering Ph.D. degree from University of Lille. After one year of work as Temporary Teaching and Research Assistant at the same university, he got his associate professor post at University of Strasbourg in 2010. His research topics cover from rock fracture mechanics to geothermal systems. He participate in several European and International research projects and keep several collaborations with different universities. Actually, the focus of his research is the geothermal energy systems: from shallow systems of just some meters to deep systems of some kilometers.


Assoc. Prof. Emre Erdem
Sabanci University, Turkey

Emre Erdem is now associate professor at Sabanci University, Materials Science and Nano Engineering program (Istanbul / Turkey). He obtained his B.Sc. degree from Ankara University Physics Department in 1998. In 2001 and 2006, he received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Leipzig Physics Department, respectively. He did postdoctoral research at the Technical University of Darmstadt between the years 2006-2009. In 2010, he became a research group leader in University of Freiburg on the spectroscopic studies of functional nanomaterials and in 2017 he received his habilitation degree in Physical Chemistry. He was awarded LE STUDIUM / Marie Skłodowska-CurieResearch Fellowship (2017), Eugen Grätz Prize (2011) and DAAD scholarship (1999). He (co-)authored more than 100 publications in international journals and more than 50 invited talks in conferences. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Experimental Results (Cambridge University Press) and Associate Editor in Scientific Reports (Nature Publications).



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