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Energy & Environment

"Novel Applications of Bioelectrochemical systems for biorefinery of intermediate chemicals and resource recovery"
Dr. KIM, Jung rae
Pusan National University, Korea
Dr. Kim received his BS and MS degree in Chemical Engineering at Pusan National University, Korea and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, USA in 2006, then he moved into Sustainable Environment Research Centre (SERC), Faculty of Advanced Technology in University of Glamorgan, UK. He has conducted EPSRC Supergen biological fuel cell project since 2006. His main research aim is development of sustainable bioelectrochmical system for bioenergy recovery and useful chemical production. Recently he has focused on novel bioprocess using electrogenic biofilm for biosynthesis, that is microbial electrosynthesis and its applications for industrial processes. He has published over 40 SCI research papers with citing more than 1500 (h-index: 15). He recently moved to the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Pusan National University at September 2012 as Assistant Professor and opened Bioenergy and Bioprocess Engineering Lab in PNU.
"The UK Energy Research Landscape - Review"
Dr. RHODES, Aidan
Imperial College, UK
‘Dr Aidan Rhodes is currently part of the Research Councils UK Energy Strategy Fellowship team, which is currently preparing a prospectus of the UK’s energy research, skills and training needs. Prior to joining the Fellowship team, Aidan was a key member of the Knowledge Exchange team at UKERC from January 2010. He was responsible for helping to manage the National Energy Research Network and to deliver UKERC's role in the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network (EG&S KTN). Aidan has authored several influential reports in the area of smart energy and smart grids and has facilitated exchange missions of UK smart grid experts with China, South Korea and Japan in conjunction with the FCO’s Science and Innovation Network and UKTI. Previously, after completing a PhD in analytical electrochemistry at the University of Durham in 2008, Aidan worked at Imperial College as a Research Associate managing the Centre for Sustainable Electricity and Distributed Generation and participating in several large national and international research projects in the technical and policy aspects of electricity networks. Aidan has also completed a fellowship at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, where he researched and wrote a parliamentary briefing paper on energy storage.’
"Lessons from EU-ETS and suggestions for Korean-ETS"
Mr. KERR, Andy
Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI)
Andy was appointed Executive Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), a low carbon innovation and skills centre, in 2010. He is also the Policy Director of the Scottish Centre of Expertise in Climate Change – an initiative established to improve access by the Scottish Government to low carbon data, information and knowledge to support effective Government policy development and implementation. Previously, Andy worked in the private sector, trading carbon and developing projects in the emerging international carbon and biofuel markets, and working with companies to develop both strategic and practical management responses to emerging opportunities and climate policy legislation. His public policy work has focused on developing effective national and regional policy frameworks that support the reduction in dependence on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. Andy’s recent projects include contribution to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Inquiry ‘Facing up to Climate Change: Breaking the barriers to a low carbon Scotland’; and the Scottish Government's ‘Climate Change Delivery Plan’. Andy also co-authors the book ‘Climate Change & Emissions Trading’, which has just been published in its third edition. Andy has a doctorate inglaciology from the University of Edinburgh.
"Economic and social benefits of marine ecosystem services and the impacts of climate change "
Dr. AUSTEN, Melanie
Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK
Dr Mel Austen is Head of Science for ‘Sea and Society’ at PML and Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK Marine Management Organisation. At PML she leads interdisciplinary research that integrates marine biodiversity, benthic and pelagic ecology, ecosystem modelling and environmental economics. She is a marine ecologist who for the last 14 years has been developing and leading novel collaborative marine research that directly interfaces marine ecology with environmental economics to support management for sustainable ecosystems in both the UK and Europe. She leads EU and UK funded projects that combine socio-economics with ecological understanding including EU project VECTORS - Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors (2011-2015, €16 million) and also COST-IMPACT - Costing the Impact of Demersal Fishing on Marine Ecosystem Processes and Biodiversity (2002-2004), EU funded Network of Excellence Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (MARBEF, 2004-2009), European Marine Protected Areas as tools for Fisheries management and conservation (EMPAFISH, 2005-2008), UKERC Impacts of offshore renewable energy, NERC Oceans 2025, Marine Aggregates Levy Fund, NERC scoping study etc.. Mel Austen was on the Expert Panel of Phase 1 of the National Ecosystem Assessment and was the coordinating lead author of it’s Marine Ecosystems chapter. She regularly provides policy advice to the EU and UK and is invited to chair or present on marine ecosystems and socio-economic research at national and international meetings. Her research interests include: Links between marine biodiversity, ecosystem function and marine ecosystem services; socio-economic importance of marine biodiversity including valuation; impact of anthropogenic disturbances on marine ecosystem processes and services; benthic-pelagic coupling; field and experimental benthic ecology in coastal habitats; nematode taxonomy. Dr Melanie Austen has written over 60 peer reviewed research papers, is Associate editor for Marine Biodiversity, and was Associate editor for Journal of Applied Ecology (2009-2012)
"The role of the ocean in climate carbon-cycle interactions"
Prof. SCHNEIDER, Birgit
Kiel University, Germany
Birgit Schneider is a professor for paleoclimate and ocean biogeochemical modelling at the Institute of Geosciences at the University of Kiel, Germany. As a member of the Cluster of Excellence 'The Future Ocean' in Kiel she is working in a highly multidisciplinary research and teaching environment, which is covering a wide range of disciplines in ocean sciences. In her own work she applies models of different degrees of complexity to investigate questions about past and present climate variability and climate change, ocean circulation, as well as the cycling of carbon and nutrients in the ocean. One focus of her research is the development and application of innovative methods for model data comparison, not only for modern observations but also for paleo data. This is particularly important for model validation and to increase confidence in future climate projections.
"Magnetic Signature of Deep-sea Hydrothermal Sites: a Key for Future Marine Mineral Exploration"
Dr. DYMENT, Jérôme
IPGP and CNRS, France
Jérôme Dyment is CNRS Senior Researcher at Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris since 2002, after 8 years at Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest. His research interest focuses on marine magnetic anomalies, in order to date and reconstruct the structure and evolution of the ocean basins, constrain the structure and magnetic properties of the oceanic lithosphere, and understand active processes at mid-ocean ridges, and to refine the detailed history of the geomagnetic field in order to constrain its mechanisms. Holding an Engineer Degree in Geophysics of Ecole de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (1987), a Ph.D. in Marine Geophysics of Université Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (1991), and an Habilitation à Diriger des Recherche of Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest (2003), he is author or co-author of more than 70 scientific publications, has been supervisor of 8 Ph.D. theses, has participated 20 scientific cruises (5 as chief scientist), and is or has been PI of national and international scientific projects with India, Japan, Korea and Australia. Former advisor of the Director of Earth Sciences at CNRS for Marine Geosciences (2006-2011) and former French Representative in the international program InterRidge (2001-2013), he is President of the French Committee associated to the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (2010-2014) and leads the Marine Geoscience Team of Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.
"Tidal Energy Farms - Modelling Tidal Turbines in Unsteady Flow"
Prof. TURNOCK, Stephen
University of Southampton, UK
Professor Stephen Turnock joined, as it was then, the Ship Science Department at the University of Southampton in 1988 after completing an undergraduate engineering degree at Cambridge and a Masters in Aero/Astro at MIT. Initially he worked as researcher on a variety of contracts associated with wind turbines and ship hull-propeller-rudder interaction. He completed his PhD in the latter in 1993. Appointed as an academic in 1994 he now is a member of the fluid-structure interaction research group and teaches on the Ship Science, Maritime and Energy programmes within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. His research interests cover applications of fluid dynamics including renewable energy especially tidal turbines, maritime robotics, ship vessel efficiency and sport where he directs the performance sport engineering laboratory which was awarded a Queen’s Anniversary award in 2012.
"Photovoltaic Technologies for Rural Livelihoods and the Global Environment - A Multi-criteria System "
Dr. CHERNI, Judith a.
Imperial College London, UK
Dr Judith A Cherni lectures at the Centre for Environmental at Imperial College London and is member of the Centre for Energy, Policy and Technology. She works on decision-making tools for tackling poverty in developing countries and sustainability and publishes on various aspects of technical and socio-economic dimensions of renewable energy, market reforms and globalization. Dr Cherni teaches and supervises MSc and PhD students; directs international research, and teaches and supervises MSc and PhD students.
"KIER’s Research Activities on Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 Thin Film Solar Cells "
Dr. GWAK, Jihye
Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Korea
Jihye Gwak is currently a principal researcher of Solar Energy Department at KIER. After she received her BS and MS degrees in Chemistry from Ewha Womans University, she joined Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT). After 2 years working in Materials & Device Laboratory at SAIT, she left to France to get Ph.D. from Université Montpellier II, France in 2003 and worked on Membranes at Institut Européen des Membranes, Montpellier (IEM-UMII, CNRS, ENSCM). She also worked in Eco-materials Center at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba in Japan as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow for 2 years, and joined KIER in 2005. She has been working on solar cells since 2009. Her main research interest is compound thin film solar cells based on CIGS or CZTSSe absorber materials.
"Organic Semiconductors for Highly Efficient Dye Sensitized Solar Cells "
Prof. KIM, Hwan kyu
Korea University, Korea
Hwan Kyu Kim received Ph. D from Carnegie Mellon University (1990) after research experience at KRICT (1982-1986). After a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University (1991-1993), he joined ETRI as a project leader of polymeric photonic devices (1993-1994). He is currently a Professor in Department of Advanced Materials Chemistry at Korea University. His current research focuses on developing organic semiconductors for dye-sensitized and organic solar cells. He has published over 190 papers and 50 patents and had been awarded 1998 Outstanding Research Award (KCS), 2001 Distinguished Research Award (KPS), and 2007 Monthly Award of Scientist and Engineer by NRF & MOST, etc.
"Overcoming the Challenges Faced by Emergent PV Technologies "
Dr. SPRATT, Mark
G24i Power, UK
Mark has a 20 year interest in solar energy as a viable energy technology for human kind, initiated during his undergraduate degree. Prior to joining G24i Mark was the Director of the UKAS Solar Energy Testing Service within Cardiff University and in parallel helped to establish the Welsh Energy Research Centre. Mark joined G24i Power as the Test Manager where he created the test laboratory, designed the solar simulators and recruited the test team. He then created the first working prototypes using indoor DSC modules to aid the Marketing Team and helped recruit other technical team members.

Inclusive Development

"Reducing the gap of Appropriate Technology solutions between developing and developed worlds"
Dr. KANG, Myung joo
GrAT (Center for Appropriate Technology), VIenna University of Technology
Myung-Joo KANG has been working at GrAT (Center for Appropriate Technology) Vienna University of Technology as a key research fellow since 2005. She obtained her doctoral degree in the field of Product Service Systems (PSS) with focus on methodological development and applications in industries. Along her studies and professional experiences in Industrial Design (Korea), Sustainable Product Design (UK), and Human Interface Design (Korea), she gained knowledge and insights of system design for sustainable development.
"What is Appropriate Technology?"
Mr. PARK, Geun-sun
Good Neighbors in Chad, Africa
Mr. Park has studied Motor vehicle engineering in University, and participated in a training community development in Republic of the Philippines with MAI (MEDICAL AMBASSADOR INTERNATIONAL) before studying Master of Biblical Theology majored in missions in Jerusalem University. For several years till now, he has experienced in human and community development, and the development of appropriate technology as well as social enterprises in Chad, Africa.

Materials Science Technology

"Progress in Cathode Materials for Lithium Secondary Batteries"
Dr. DUCROS, Jean baptiste
CEA - Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
"Battery Materials - for Phones, Cars and the Grid"
Prof. GUO, Zheng-xiao
University College London
"Nanocarbons for battery enhancement"
Dr. HIRALAL, Pritesh
University of Cambridge
"Organic Thin Film Transistor as a driving element for flexible display backplane"
Dr. LEE, Yong uk
R&D Team, Centre for Process Innovation Limited, Durham, UK
"Multifunctional Inorganic-Organic Hybrids - ORMOCER®s - for interconnection and packaging in flexible electronics"
Dr. POPALL, Michael
Fraunhofer-Institute for Silicate Research - ISC, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Würzburg, Germany
"Nanowire transistors for plastic electronics"
Dr. SHKUNOV, Maxim
Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey
"Pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) process development (to be confirmed)"
Dr. BREKKE, Geir
"Structural-Controlled Micro-Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell via Phase Inversion Technique"
Prof. LI, Kang
Imperial College, Professor
"Novel Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs) for gas separation membranes"
Prof. MCKEOWN, Neil b.
School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3AT, (UK), Professor
"Towards better SiC single crystals by application of insitu 3-D computer tomography"
Prof. WELLMANN, Peter j
Materials Department 6, Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology, University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Martensstr. 7, 91058
"What's new on in-situ doping of SiC?"
Prof. FERRO, Gabriel
Laboratoire des Multimatériaux et Interfaces, UMR CNRS 5615 - Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France

Mechanics & Aerospace

"Operation Concept for Personal Air Vehicles in Korea"
Dr. HAN, Jae-hyun
Korea Transport Institute - Director
Jae-Hyun Han received the M.S degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea. He received Ph D in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester, UK. He was working as a senior researcher in Agency for Defence Development in Korea. Then, He received Aerospace MBA at Toulouse Business School with internship experience in Alcatel Alenia Space in France. He is currently working as a director of Center for Air & Space Transport Technologies (CASTT) at the Korea Transport Institute. His current research interests include air traffic management and safety assessment in airspace.
"Toward Collaboration Efforts among EU Korean-Korean Scientists and Engineers to Facilitate Korea’s Space Development Agenda"
Prof. HUH, Hwanil
ChungNam National University, Korea - Professor
Professor in Aerospace Engineering Dept. of ChungNam National University, Korea.
"Galileo System - Trends and Policy"
Dr. WON, Jong-hoon
Federal Arms Forces University, Munich, Germany - Head of GNSS
Dr. Jong-Hoon Won is Head of GNSS Laboratory of the Institute of Space Technology and Space Application at the University of Federal Armed Forces (FAF) Munich, Germany. He is also providing lectures on signal processing and advanced topics on receiver design to the same university and to the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. His current research interests are in GNSS receivers/simulators, GNSS/INS coupling systems/algorithms, user terminal design, and signal design and analysis on the next generation European GNSS. Tel:+49-89-6004-2587 Fax:+49-89-6004-3019 Email jonghoon.won@unibw.de

Science Art & Architecture

Korea Institute of Construction Technology
Korea Institute of Construction Technology (KICT) is a government-sponsored research institute responsible for establishing government policies and performing R&D to enable convenient, safe, and high-quality land development for the nation. Since its foundation, the institute has achieved outstanding research outcomes that contribute to addressing the nation’s pending projects and social issues. In the area of highways, it has developed and is currently operating an intelligent traffic system and facilities maintenance system targeting major national infrastructures such as roads (pavement), bridges, and tunnels.
"BIM based Construction Project Management in Construction Phase"
Prof. YUN, Seokheon
GyeongSang National University
Dr Yun is Associate professor of Architectural Engineering Department, and vice president of Engineering Research Institute in GyeongSang National University in Korea. His background is Construction Management (CM) and Information Management. His research area lies in BIM and Information Management in Construction Projects, Automation in Construction Project, Productivity for Modular Construction and the Automation Technologies for Traditional Korean House, HanOk construction.
"Garden of Art of Science"
Dr. KIM, Seonghee
Head of International Development (South Korea), Nottingham Trent University
The outcomes of “The Garden of Art & Science” were: - The fusion of sculptures and conventional garden design challenged visitors’ view of a garden sparking surprise and admiration. At a garden exposition the visitors might have expected flowers and trees to be the main focus. However, they were presented with sculptures as the centrepieces and flowers merely supporting these. With the shifted focus came a shifted balance causing people to open their minds to new ideas. - Transferring the above mentioned scenario into conceptual terms, by carefully adding another discipline/dimension to an existing inter-disciplinary (i.e. science and art) collaboration a seemingly new dynamic is created rather than merely an enriched fusion.
"Innovation from Harmony of Art, Science and Nature"
Prof. KIM, Wan doo
University of Science and Technology
Wan Doo Kim is a distinguished principal researcher of KIMM, and a full professor of UST (University of Science and Technology). He was a former vice president of KIMM, and a steering committee member of National Science and Technology Commission. He got his B.S, M.S and Ph.D degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Seoul National University. His research interests are nature-inspired technology, biomimetics and artience. project based on mechanical insight. He is a founder of International Symposium of Nature-Inspired Technology (ISNIT), a vice president of Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers. He experienced lots of invited talk for Nature-Inspired Technology.

Special Sessions

"Science & Technology International Cooperation Policy of EU (EU 2020 strategy and Horizon 2020)"
Mr. BOCHEREAU, Laurent
DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Laurent Bochereau is responsible for the "Policy coordination" Unit within the International Cooperation Directorate of the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation. He gained a Laureate from the Ecole Polytechnique and ENGREF in Paris, a Master's degree from the University of California and a PhD from the University of Paris VI. After spending several years working as a research project leader at IRSTEA, he served two years in the French Ministry for Research. He joined the European Commission in 1995 where he worked several years as assistant to the Director for Life Sciences and then as Head of Unit with responsibilities for agriculture, forestry, agro-industry and food safety research. From 2007 to 2010, he was the Head of the "Science, Technology and Education" Section at the Delegation of the European Union in Washington DC.
"Research Mobility Policy of EU (Marie-Curie Actions)"
Mr. JANKOWSKI, Przemyslaw
DG Education & Culture, European Commission
Przemyslaw Jankowski finished law at the University in Poznan (Poland). He gave lectures at the University in Czestochowa (Poland), worked as Legal Advisor in law offices and private companies. He has also an IT background confirmed with certificates and active work as IT developer and Project Manager. In 2009 he joined the European Commission as Project Officer for Marie Curie actions in DG Research and Innovation. In the beginning he was managing reintegration projects for single researchers and later he was responsible for host-driven actions, which involve networks of institutions. Since 2012 Mr Jankowski is Policy Officer in DG Education and Culture. In his current position he is monitoring the Marie Curie actions under current Framework Programme 7 with the emphasis on Initial Training Networks (ITN) and cooperation with Japan and Republic of Korea. He works also on the future structure and rules for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme in Horizon 2020. He is involved in the preparation of the legal documents and model contracts for the future programme.
"Korea-EU R&D Cooperation in 2014-2020"
Mr. KOO, Hyuk chae
The Korean Mission to the EU
Hyuk-Chae KOO, counsellor for education and S&T, has been working in the Mission of the Republic of Korea to the EU in Brussels, Belgium since 2010. He studied Electrical engineering in Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea and gained a master degree of Technology Management & Business in University of Warwick, UK. He entered MOST (Ministry of Science & Technology) in 1995 as a deputy director, and worked several years for S&T Policy coordination and National R &D programs evaluation & Analysis. From 2008 to 2010, he was the director of Nuclear Energy Bureau and of Global Human Resource Bureau in MEST (Ministry of Education, S&T), Korea. He is now actively involved in R&D cooperation between Korea and EU such as 7th Framework Program (esp. Nano, Health, ICT and Energy), ERC (European Research Council) grants, Marie-Curie Actions, and so on.




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