Dr. Luca Cioccolanti

Dr Luca Cioccolanti is Assistant Professor of “Energy systems” at Ecampus University. He received a PhD degree in Energy Systems and since 2009 has experience in developing novel solar energy technologies for building applications. He lectures modules of ‘Machinery and Energy Systems’, ‘Energy Systems Design’, and he is also Module Leader of ‘Distributed Generation and Renewable Solar Technologies’ of the online First Level Master course ‘Technologies and Management of Renewable Energy Systems’.

He participated in setting up and development of structures and syllabuses for a number of modules on energy topics in overseas Universities being involved and supporting the coordination of two CBHE Erasmus+ projects.

Dr Cioccolanti acted as project manager for several National funded projects and at present he is partner coordinator of the EU funded H2020 ‘Innova Microsolar project’. His research activity is mainly concentrated on energy systems and concentrated solar technologies in particular.


Dr. Luca Del Zotto
Prof. Marco Arnesano
Prof. Matteo Moglie

Prof. Halime Ö. PAKSOY

Dr Paksoy is currently a professor in the Chemistry Department, the dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences and also the Director of the Center for Environmental Research at Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey. She is a chemical engineer who has been concentrating on thermal energy storage technologies since 1992. She serves as the Turkish Delegate and was the former Chair of the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy Conservation through Energy Storage (IEA ECES). Representing Turkey, Dr Paksoy has signed the Implementing Agreement of IEA ECES with the International Energy Agency on behalf of Çukurova University in 1995. Halime Paksoy leads the thermal energy storage team at Cukurova University currently with two masters and six PhD students. Their main research is on fundamental and applied energy storage studies, as well as on developing thermal energy storage materials and their applications in buildings and industry. She is associate editor responsible for energy storage in the International Journal of Solar Energy Society.


Prof. Gülfeza KARDAŞ

Prof. Khamid Mahkamov

Prof. Khamid Mahkamov is Chair in Mechanical Engineering of Faculty of Engineering and Environment. He has 30 years of experience in teaching and R & D of different types of energy conversion systems operating on both fossil fuels and Renewable Energy. He participated in setting up and development of structures and syllabuses for a number of Thermofluids and Renewable Energy modules in UK and overseas Universities.

He has more than 100 publications in the relevant field. Prof Mahkamov has been Team leader at UNN for 511069-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPCR and 544 339-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPCR projects and is a Project Coordinator for 561807-EPP-1-2015-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP project.

He actively participated in R & D, commercialisation and Technology Transfer activities related to novel technologies in Renewable Energy area.


Dr Irina Makhkamova

Prof. Chao CHEN

Prof. Chen Chao got Master Degree in Hunan University in 1988. After working in Hunan Architectural Design Institute as engineering designer for some years she got her PhD in 1997 at Kyushu University, Japan.
Since 2001 she is the head of the architectural environment and energy application engineering Department of the School of Architecture and Engineering of Beijing University of Technology. Her current research interests are:

  • Green building technology;
  • Optimization design and energy-saving operation control technology of building ventilation and air-conditioning system;
  • Solar energy-phase transition energy storage technology;
  • Ground-source heat pump air conditioning technology;
  • Floor radiation cold and warm supply technology;
  • Key technologies for urban underground thermal environment and pollution control;
  • Gas/Oil/Biofuel Burners, Boilers and Incinerators;

As project leader she has been involved and is currently involved in several National and International research projects related to renewable energy technologies integrated into the buildings.


Prof. Weirong ZHANG
Prof. Zhenghua QUAN
Prof. Wei WANG
Prof. Jingchao XIE
Prof. Yanfeng LI
Prof. Yuehong BI

Dr Yong Guan

Dr. Yong Guan is associate professor of Lanzhou Jiaotong University. He received a PhD degree in Civil Engineering and is responsible for research on the application of renewable energy in buildings. He lectures modules of ‘Heat Transfer’, ‘Fundamentals and equipment of heat-mass transfer’, and he is also module leader of ‘Renewable energy use in buildings’ of the Master course.
He has published more than 30 research papers, undertaken 2 projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 2 projects of the Natural Science Foundation of Gansu Province. These projects are mainly concentrated on solar technologies.
Dr. Guan also participated in setting up and development of structures and syllabuses for a number of modules on Renewable energy topics.


Prof. Wenhe Zhou
Prof. Wanling Hu
Prof. Yan Li
Prof. Jian Zhang

Prof. Kwanchai Kraitong

Asst. Prof. Kwanchai Kraitong after getting his Master Degree in Chiang Mai University in 1999 he started worked as Lecturer in Naresuan University. Since 2005 he is Assistant Professor at Naresuan University teaching subjects related to Renewable energy and Thermal engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2012 he got his PhD at University of Northumbria at Newcastle with a thesis ‘Numerical Modelling and Design Optimisation of Stirling Engines for Power Production’.
He has conducted numerical and experimental investigations in the fields of Solar energy and Hydro energy. Since 2000 he is involved as consultant and project leader of many National projects in the field of his academic research.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piyanun Charoensawan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Patomsok Wilaipon
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ninnart Rachapradit

Prof. Wongkot Wongsapai

Wongkot Wongsapai is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Chiang Mai University (Thailand) where he graduated from and also earned the Certificate of Advanced Study in Energy Economics and Planning. From his more than twenty years experiences, he involves more than 120 energy projects from various organizations, e.g. the World Bank, IEA, giz, JICA, ERIA, Thailand’s Ministry of Energy, in four main areas; i.e. (i) energy efficiency improvement in industrial, service, and household sector, including developing the database system for designated factories and buildings of the country (ii) renewable energy technologies fuelled by biogas and biomass, (iii) energy policy and planning and (iv) greenhouse gas management particularly in NAMA NDC and MRV and marginal abatement cost (MAC) of the country. He also serves as national working group in climate change in energy sector under Ministry of Energy since 2019.


Prof. Nakorn Tippayawong
Prof. Chatchawan Chaichana
Prof. Det Damrongsak

Dr. Ermira Junita Abdullah

Dr. Ermira Junita Abdullah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia with specialization in Flight Dynamics and Control. She has been an academic member for more than 15 years with experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to control systems and systems engineering. She was also responsible in developing a new Master’s degree program curriculum in Aerospace Engineering.
Her research interest is in control systems and shape memory alloy actuators mainly for aerospace applications. She is currently working closely on system design using shape memory alloy actuators to improve performance and energy utilization. She has received several research grants from Malaysia and has undertaken international consultation projects from Australia and Spain. She is also a recipient of the 2018 NI Academic Research Grant awarded by National Instruments, USA.


Prof. Mohd Amran Mohd Radzi
Prof. Suhaidi Shafie
Dr. Syamimi Saadon
Dr. Haslina Jaafar

Assoc. Prof. Mohamad Yusof Idroas

Assoc. Prof. Mohamad Yusof Idroas is an Associate Professor of University Sains Malaysia with the specialization in Renewable Energy that covers Biomass Energy, Stirling-Cycle Engine and Biofuel. He has been working in USM as a lecturer for 9 years with an experience teaching undergraduate courses and short-course training related to Renewable Energy. He has 6 years working experience as a Head of Mechanical Engineering Programme at School of Mechanical Engineering, USM with the responsibility of developing undergraduate curriculum structure and maintaining the accreditation of the programme since 2015. He is involved as consultant and project leader of few National Grants awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia in the field of his academic research.


Prof. Zainal Alimuddin Zainal Alauddin
Dr Teoh Yew Heng
Muhammad Azman bin Miskam


Prof. Fabio Polonara

Full Professor in Thermal Sciences at Polytechnic University of Marche - Italy Formerly Director of the Department in Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of the same University. At present he is: - Member of TEAP (Technical and Economic Assessment Panel) and co-chair of RTOC (Refrigeration Technical Option Committee) of Montreal Protocol (UNEP) - National Delegate for Italy at the International Institute of Refrigeration, Paris, France; - Vice-president of Commission A2, “Liquefaction of Gases” of the International Institute of Refrigeration, Paris, France; - Vice-president of AIGE (Associazione Italiana Gestione dell’Energia) - Member of the Research Commission for the Free University of Bolzano/Bozen

Prof. Maurizio De Lucia

Full Professor in Energy Systems and Environment at the University of Florence - Italy. Coordinator of PhD Course in Industrial Engineering at the same University. Expert & Reviewer for EU and ministries, chair and member of various National and International Committees. Coordinator of the Research Group with predominantly activities in: - Modeling, design, development and testing of Solar Systems, Solar Cooling Systems and Solar Heating&Cooling (SHC), Absorption Chiller(H2O-NH3), Solar Concentrators PTC (for CSP, Heating, DSG-Direct Steam Generation) - Modeling, design and development of Concentrated Photovoltaic Systems (CVP and CPV/T). - Development of sensors and control systems for energy systems and solar micro-cogeneration.

Prof. Ana Lázaro Fernández

Full Professor of Thermal Engines at University of Zaragoza Currently her research is focus on the integration of thermal energy storage systems in cooling systems and heat production by solar energy technologies Member of the “User Selection Panel” of the SFERA-III project (H2020-INFRAIA-2018-1, 823802) Member of the executive committee of the EERA Joint Programme Smart Cities Participation in the working groups for Annexes 17, 20 and Tasks 42 and 55 of the International Energy Agency on the theme of the energy storage. Coordinator of the subtasks of Task 58-Annex33 and of the thermal energy storage subgroup within the Inter-Storage Platforms Working Group (FUTURED).