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Renewable Energy and Energy Storage at Argonne National Lab
By Dr. Kawtar Hafidi
Associate Laboratory Director
Physical Sciences and Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
Integrated Energy Systems, Nano and Micro Grids and Smart Neighborhoods
By Prof. Mohammad (Moe) A. Khaleel
Ph.D., P.E. Associate Laboratory Director Energy and Environmental Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA.
Battery Storage Systems for Mobility and Electrification at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
Dr. Ilias Belharouak
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Tennessee, USA.
Editor of Journal of Power Sources (Elsevier).
Artificial Intelligence Enabling the Future of Batteries
By Prof. Rachid Yazami
KVI PTE LTD, Singapore.
Stable perovskite solar cells by compositional and interface engineering
by Prof. Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Workshop 1: Crystalline-Silicon Photovoltaics
Chair:
     Dr. Ivan Gordon, Manager of Silicon Photovoltaics Group, IMEC, Belgium.   

Overview of main Silicon PV technologies and trends
By Dr. Ivan Gordon
Manager of Silicon Photovoltaics Group, IMEC, Belgium &
Editor-in-Chief – Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells – Elsevier Journal.

Development of electron and hole selective layers for dopant-free c-Si solar cells

By Dr. Hisham Nasser
Senior Research Scientist
The Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GUNAM), METU, Ankara, Turkey
High performance semi-transparent Si-based carrier-selective passivating contacts for c-Si solar cells manufactured at different thermal budgets
By Dr Olindo Isabella
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Passivating contacts for silicon and perovskite solar cells
By Prof. Stefaan De Wolf
KAUST Solar Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

 

Workshop 2: Renewable energy and desalination sustainability
Chair:
     Dr. Sarper Sarp, Swansea University, UK.

Membrane Distillation – A Sustainable and Renewable Energy Driven Water Reclamation Process
By Dr. Lijo-Francis
Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar.
Salinity Gradient Processes: FO and PRO – Are They Really the Answers to Desalination and Sustainable Energy Production?
By Dr. Sarper Sarp
Swansea University, UK.
Editor-in-Chief of Case Studies in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (Elsevier)
Editorial Board Member of Desalination (Elsevier).
Surface Modified Membranes for Desalination by Membrane Distillation Technology
By Prof. Mohamed Khayet
Faculty of Physics, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
Co-editor of the Journal “Desalination” (Elsevier)

Workshop 3: Energy Efficiency in Building and Industry
Chairs:
     Prof. Moncef Krarti, University of Colorado, USA.
     Prof. Mohammed Garoum, EST, Mohammed V University, Morocco.

Towards Designing and retrofitting Sustainable and Intelligent Buildings
Prof. Moncef Krarti
University of Colorado, USA.
Inverse Heat Transfer Problems
Prof. Helcio R. B. Orlande
Escola Politécnica, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Workshop 4: Next generation of Solar Devices
Chairs:
     Prof. Mohammad Khaja Nazeeruddin, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
     Prof. Ahmed Ennaoui, Retired from HZB-Germany & Actually President of the Scientific Council of IRESEN.

Water Splitting for Energy: The Challenge of Irreversibility and Self-Organization
by Prof. Helmut Tributsch
Retired from: Free University Berlin, Institute for physical and theoretical Chemistry, &Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy, Germany.
Photoelectrochemical tandem cells for highly efficient, unassisted solar fuels production
By Prof. Thomas Hannappel
Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany.
Nanomaterials for Energy Applications
By Dr. Abdelhafed Taleb
Sorbonne University, France.
Surface and Interface Characterization by X-ray and Electron Spectroscopies – Insights into Chalcopyrite and Perovskite-based Thin Film Solar Cell Structures
By Prof. Marcus Bär
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, GmbH, Germany &
Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN), Berlin, Germany

Workshop 5: Future Battery for e-Mobility & Stationary Storage Applications: Lithium-ion Technology and Beyond
Chairs
      Dr. Khalil Amine, Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA.
      Prof. Ismael Saadoune, FST, Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco.

Advances in lithium ion battery and beyond toward mass electrification and grid scale storage
Dr. Khalil Amine
distinguished Fellow and manager of the Advanced Lithium Battery Technology program at Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA.
Winner of “Global Energy Prize” in 2019.
Next Generation Zinc Batteries for Wide Integration of Energy Storage
By Prof. Zhongwei Chen
Advanced Materials for Clean Energy, University of Waterloo, Canada
Cobalt Free Cathode Material of Li(Li0.16Ni0.19Fe0.18Mn0.46)O2 for Lithium-ion Batteries
Prof. Xinping Qiu
Tsinghua University, China.
Taking a Closer Look at SEI Chemistry
By Dr. Kang Xu
U. S. Army Research Laboratory, USA.
New and non distractive Diagnostic system to probe battery failure
Prof. Tetsuya Osaka
Institute for Research Organization for Nano & Life Innovation, Japan
Recent advances in energy storage technologies for higher power and large scale applications
Prof. Dominique Guyomard
Institut des Materiaux Jean Rouxel at Nantes, France.
HQ Li-ion and Solid State Lithium Metal Batteries: from atoms to system
Dr. Karim Zaghib
General Director of the Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage, Canada.

 

Special session 1: Biomass and Biogas Energy

Policies for the 22nd century- climate, food, waste and energy
Dr. David-Newman
President of World Biogas Association, UK
Microalgae-Microbial Fuel Cell (MMFC) for Bioelectricity Generation and Domestic Wastewater Treatments
Prof. H. Hadiyanto
Center of Biomass and Renewable Energy (CBIORE), Diponegoro University, Indonesia.
Editor in Chief of The International Journal of Renewable Energy Development.

Special Session 2: Magnetocaloric Refrigeration

Magnetocalorics of frustrated Fe2P type-compounds. Two examples: MnRh1-xRuxAs with intricate fundamentals and Mn2-xFexP1-ySiy, for promising cooling applications
By Prof. Daniel Fruchart
Institut Néel, CNRS, Grenoble, France
CFD modeling of Active Magnetic Regenerator in magnetocaloric refrigeration: a comprehensive review
By Prof. Sébastien Poncet
Université de Sherbrooke, Canada.

Special Session 5: Metal hydrides’ Energy

Metal hydrides for H2 storage, heat storage, and anode for Li-ion batteries
By Prof. Takayuki Ichikawa
Hiroshima University, Japan
Metal Hydrides as Hydrogen Carriers
By Prof. Marcello Baricco
Department of Chemistry and NIS, University of Torino, Italy

Special Session 6: Metal–halide perovskites the “wonder semiconducting material”

Interface engineering through surface passivation and innovative charge selective layer development for perovskite solar cells
Prof. Shahzada Ahmad
BCMaterials-Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures, Leioa, Spain
Rational Design of charge selective contacts for Metal Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
Prof. Samrana Kazim
BCMaterials-Basque center for materials, applications & nanostructures, Leioa, Spain
Interlayers in organic and perovskite solar cells: The impact on performance and device stability
Dr. Morten Madsen
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark