Professor Steven DenBaars
Professor of Materials & Electrical & Computer Engineering, Director of the Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center, University of California
Presented Topic : Recent Developments of Advanced GaN Materials for Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and Laser Diodes for Energy Efficient Lighting and Displays
Prof. Steven P. DenBaars is a Professor of Materials and Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as the Co-Director of the Solid State Lighting and Energy Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 1984, Professor DenBaars received his Bachelors of Science in the field of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona, graduating with the university’s highest distinction and as the Valedictorian of his class. Continuing his education at the University of Southern California, Professor DenBaars completed his Masters in Science with Honors in the field of Materials Science in 1986 and in 1988 received his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering.
In 1991, Professor DenBaars joined the University of California, Santa Barbara faculty as a Professor of Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering. Professor DenBaars has helped pioneer the field of Solid-State Lighting, establishing and improving Gallium Nitride materials and devices used for lighting and displays. His specific research interests include MOCVD growth of wide-bandgap semiconductors (GaN- and ZnO-based) and their application to blue LEDs and laser diodes as well as high power electronic devices. Amongst other prestigious awards and recognitions, Professor DenBaars is the recipient of the National Scientist Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994 and received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Fellow Award in 2005 and the IEEE Aron Kressel Award in 2010. Steven DenBaars is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He has over 800+ publications and over 63 patents filed.
Takahiko Miyazaki is a Professor in Department of Advanced Environmental Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University. He holds MSc in Renewable Energy and Architecture from the University of Nottingham, UK, and PhD in Engineering from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan. He worked as an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Engineering, TUAT before he joined Kyushu university as an associate professor in 2011. He was promoted to the current position from September, 2017. His specific research interests are in energy savings by utilization of low grade thermal energy, including technologies such as adsorption heat pump/thermal storage. He involved in several research projects, and currently working on “Research and development of waste heat driven cooling heat pump for automobiles” in Thermal Management Materials and Technology Research Association (TherMAT). He has published about 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conference proceedings. He supervised a Japanese book on “Low Temperature Waste Heat Utilization Technologies by Adsorption Refrigerators/Heat pumps”. He recently served as the secretary general of the International Sorption Heat Pump Conference 2017. He is serving as an editorial board members of Applied Sciences, a SCIE-indexed open access journal.
Associate Professor Dr. Tawatchai Charinpanitkul
Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Presented Topic : Synthesis and Application of Carbon Nanoparticles
Dr. Tawatchai Charinpanitkul was born in Bangkok, Thailand in 1966. He finished his Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in 1986. He continued and was awarded a Master and Doctor of Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1989 and 1992 respectively. He currently serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affaris and Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
His research works involve: Particle Technology field, ie. Study on mass transfer in three-phase reactors, modeling of interaction between gas bubble and solid particles in three phase reactors. Dr. Charinpanitkul is a life member of the Technology Promotion Association (Thai-Japan), Thailand, a fellow in the Engineering Institute of Thailand under the King’s Patronage, a member of the Association of Thai Powder Industries and Thai Institute of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, member.
Dr.-Ing Eko Adhi Setiawan
Director of Tropical Renewable Energy Center, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Indonesia
Presented Topic : Dual Cell for Dual Power Nanogrids ( Conversion Devices and Energy Saving Technology )
Dr. –Ing. Eko Adhi Setiawan graduated from Electrical Engineering, Trisakti University in 1997, he continued his study and was awarded Dr.-Ing (Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften) from IEE-Rationelle Energiewandlung (Institut for Electrical Engineering- Efficient Energy Conversion), Universität Kassel.
He currently serves in Universitas Indonesia as the Director of Tropical Renewable Energy Center, Lecturer at Electrical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering University of Indonesia, and Editorial Board of International Journal of Technology FTUI (IJTECH). His research interest mainly focuses on Renewable Energy and he holds several patents: DCON 2.5 kW, 270 VDC Paten pending registration: P00201708948 and Be-Care PV Portable for Disaster area.
Associate Professor Dr. Lee D. Wilson
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Presented Topic : Transient Test Facility for Dehumidification and Desorption Studies
Associate Professor Lee D. Wilson, Ph.D finished his Bachelor degree from the University of Winnipeg in 1192 and he was awarded his Ph.D from the University of Saskatchewan in 1998. He was NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow, National Research Council of Canada, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences – Functional Materials Program, Ottawa, in 1999-2003. He is currently affiliated with the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan and is an Associate Professor.
His research interests covers diverse topics in physical chemistry, materials science and environmental chemistry. Ongoing research activities are focused on the development of new types of materials and studies related to adsorption and interfacial phenomena related to water science and technology. The Wilson research group is developing new forms sustainable biomaterials for the controlled removal of contaminants from water and chemical separations using methods based on green chemistry. This research contributes significantly to the science and technology of “smart” adsorbent materials that relate to issues relevant to water and energy security.