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Speakers & session chairs

Professor Vyacheslav M. ANDREEV is Head of Photovoltaics Laboratory at the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He carried out some pioneer research in the field of semiconductor heterostructure devices physics and development of related technologies. Of late he has been working in the field of photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight which opens prospects for solar electricity cost reduction. He is the leader of the project aimed at development of technologies and equipment for production of photovoltaic converters based on multilayer structures implemented within the framework of the Federal Program “National technological basis” (2007–2011).

Professor Andreev is the author and co-author of more than 280 scientific articles and books, including 3 monographs; author of more than 50 patented inventions.

His academic achievements were recognized with a number of national and international awards such Lenin Prize for creation of heterostructure semiconductor devices, State Prize for development of semiconductor optoelectronic devices, International Becquerel Prize for outstanding achievements in photovoltaics.

Phone: +7 (812) 297-56-49, +7-921-340-57-25
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Dr. Alexander A. AVDIENKO is Head of System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling Group at “NIC NEP” Ltd. He is also a lecturing professor at MAMI Technical University, Machine-building Technology Department.

Alexander Avdienko studied physics at the Novosibirsk state university.

He has a doctoral degree in technical sciences. The area of his scientific interests covers ion implantation technologies and equipment, fuel cells and electrochemical devices, vacuum electronics, microwave engineering and high voltage equipment. He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles and books, including academic books and method guides. He also has a number of patented inventions.

Phone: +7 (495) 787-24-24; +7 (495) 787-24-44
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Holding a Diploma in Physics from Karlsruhe University, Jochen BARD has been working in photovoltaics and small hydropower projects since 1995. As head of energy conversion in the division for energy conversion and control engineering at ISET he is in charge of hydropower and ocean energy projects since the year 2000. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as research analyst in the German Advisory Council for Global Environmental Change (WBGU). Since 1998 he coordinated and contributed to a number of international R&D projects as well as networking and information dissemination activities in ocean energy technologies. He is Vice-Chair and German alternate of the Implementing Agreement for Ocean Energy Systems of the International Energy Agency (IEA-OES) and member of the German mirror committee of IEC TC 114 on Marine energy - Wave and tidal energy converters.

Tel:  +49 561 7294 346
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Dr. Igor A. BASHMAKOV is one of the leading Russian experts in climate change; modeling and projections of global and Russian greenhouse gas emissions; development of GHG emission reduction strategies, including regulatory, legislative, institutional, economic, and financial aspects. Areas of expertise include: Russian and world energy development projections; comparative analyses of energy sectors and energy efficiency of the former USSR, USA, and West Europe; development and implementation of national, regional, and municipal energy efficiency legislation and policies; restructuring of public utilities sector; economic and financial analysis and monitoring of energy efficiency projects; development of feasibility studies and business plans for energy efficiency projects; projections of power and heat markets development; analysis of tariffs dynamics and utility revenues; restructuring of energy resource and utility services markets.

I. Bashmakov has significant experience in management of large-scale projects in different regions of Russia and abroad under contracts with, or grants from, UNEP, UNDP, the World Bank, GEF, IEA/OECD, US AID, U.S. EPA, U.S. DOE, John D. and Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation, PNNL, DENA, TACIS, W. Alton Jones Foundation, Alliance to Save Energy, International Institute for Energy Conservation, Russian Ministry of Energy, local governments and municipalities. In 2000 for his contribution to the capacity building for energy efficiency policies in Russia he was awarded with Climate Technology Leadership Award.

I. Bashmakov is one of the leading UN climate change experts. Since 1998, he has been a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports and a Lead Author of the 2001 IPCC Synthesis Report. In 2007 the IPCC was awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution in global climate change mitigation.

I. Bashmakov authored and co-authored more than 30 books and over 200 articles.

Phone: +7 (495) 128-84-91
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Vasily I. BORZENKO is a specialist in low temperature physics and technologies, graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1994 and since then has been working with Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Currently he is Senior Researcher at the Laboratory for Hydrogen Energy Technologies.

He was awarded with State Award of the Russian Federation for Young Scientists for Outstanding Achievements in Science and Technology in 2003 and got a Youth Grant of “Global Energy Prize Foundation” in 2005. V. Borzenko has experience of international collaboration: he coordinates IPHE project “Reversible Solid State Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Power Supply System.”

Phone: +7 (495) 362-26-36  Fax: +7 (495) 362-07-84
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Lidia I. CHUBRAEVA is a well-known specialist in electric power engineering. Her scientific activities are related to development and manufacturing of nonconventional electrical machines and devices, including alternators utilizing low- and high-temperature superconductivity.

In 1970 L. I. Chubraeva graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Instrumentation (SUAI today), in 1992 she got the doctoral degree. Since 1979  she has been a Corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. At present she is Director of the Research Institute of Innovation Technologies in Electromechanics and Power Engineering and Head of the Chair of Information Technologies in Electromechanics and Robotics at the State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (St.-Peterburg).

L. I. Chubraeva is a member of a number of Scientific and Academic Councils and Editorial boards, among them academic journal “Power Engineering” of the Russian Academy of Sciences and “Information and Control Systems.”

She is the author of more than 210 scientific papers, 5 monographs and 14 inventions. L. I. Chubraeva received a prize of the Russian Government in the field of science and technology for development of new types of electrical machines based on high temperature superconductivity (2002), a prize of the Government of Saint-Petersburg for outstanding achievements in the field of higher and advanced professional education (2008). She has also been awarded with a number of medals and with Order of Honor of the Russian Federation as well as awards of some foreign countries.

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Peter CUNZ, born in 1949 in Switzerland, is an Electrical Engineer who graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (SFIT) with a Postgraduate Diploma for Aid in Developing Countries. Starting as Consulting Engineer for international consultants and soon active in leading positions for the Middle East and Africa, his professional career brought him further to management positions in the business of IT. In 1996 he decided to continue to work in a non-profit environment. After having been for many years the Director of the Energy Efficiency Section at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), he now represents SFOE in various international organizations. Peter Cunz is presently Chairman of the IEA End Use Working Party and in June 2008 he was elected Chairman of the IEA Committee on Energy Research and Technology CERT.

Tel:  +41 31 322 55 97  
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Paul DAVIDSON has been involved for many years in promoting energy efficiency in buildings and is currently Director of Sustainable Energy at the Building Research Establishment Ltd (BRE). He is responsible for the provision of technical and policy support to UK government, the Carbon Trust and other clients on all aspects of improving the energy performance of buildings and of products. He currently heads the team providing key input to the UK’s implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and is the vice-chair of the IEA DSM programme.

Tel: +44 1923 664437
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Dr. Sergey A. EGOROV, one of the leading Russian scientists, specializes in superconducting magnet systems for fusion reactors and magnetic energy storage. He has a Doctoral degree in Technical Sciences. In 1972 he graduated from the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute where he specialized in engineering electrophysics. Since 1972 he has been holding various positions with D. V. Efremov Scientific Research Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (St. Petersburg). Presently he heads Superconducting Magnet System Department. On behalf of the Russian Federation he acts as an ITER project area leader magnet R&D and scientific superviser on production of ITER poloidal coils in Russia.

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Professor Vladimir N. FATEEV is Director of Hydrogen Energy and Plasma Technology Institute with the Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”. He is also a lecturing professor at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University).

Professor FATEEV is a member of a number of Academic Councils and Research Groups: Head of Electrochemical section with Council on Methods of Direct Energy Conversion of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of Fuel Cell section with Council on Electrochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Member of the Working Party on Electrochemical Engineering with the European Federation of Chemical Engineering, Member of Technical Committee of the Russian-American Consortium on Fuel Cells, Member of the Council on Doctoral Degrees at Moscow Power Engineering Institute. V. Fateev is Co-chairman of IPHE Education Working Group.

He is the author of over 100 papers published in academic journals and student textbooks. He has about 30 patented inventions. He has got a number of awards, among them the Kurchatov Award (1992, 2007).

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Sergey P. FILIPOV is Deputy Director of the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is one of the leading experts in Russia in the area of system analysis in the energy sector and elaboration of the regional energy programs and strategies. He has a 30-year experience in the system assessment of energy technologies, evaluation of ecological impacts from energy sector as well as energy demand forecasting. Mr. Filippov has a doctoral degree in technical sciences. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is also a member of editorial boards of “Thermal Energy” and “Power Engineering Problems” periodicals.

Phone: (499)-127-46-65, fax: (495)-123-44-85
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Rene FLUKIGER, born 1940 in Switzerland, received his Diploma in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ). After accomplishing his PhD he passed two years at MIT in Cambridge (USA) and 10 years at the Forschungszentrum in Karlsruhe, where he was responsible for the development of high field superconductors for fusion magnets. He is currently at the University of Geneva, where he performs teaching and research on Applied Superconductivity. His research interests are centered on new methods for the industrial production of superconducting wires with high critical current densities under the influence of mechanical stresses at magnetic fields up to 21 T. He is author or coauthor of more than 200 refereed articles.

Tel.: +41 22 379 6240
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Oleg FOLOMEEV specializes in boiler manufacture & engineering. He graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1988 and since then has been working with the Boiler and Furnaces Department of All-Russian Thermal Engineering Institute (VTI). The main areas of his scientific expertise are combustion, hydrodynamics and heat-mass transfer in CFB boilers. O. Folomeev is a leader of the team designing of fluidized bed boilers for solid fuels, including biomass and municipal solid wastes. He was and acts as a manager of a number of international projects and projects funded by FASI, namely the currently implemented project in the field of CO2 capture and storage where chemical looping combustion technology is used. He is the author of more than 50 articles including those published in foreign academic periodicals.

Phone: +7 (495) 234-76-17
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Antonio GARCIA-CONDE, aeronautical engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain) in 1981, has developed his professional career at INTA (the Spanish National Institute of Aerospace Technology). Was the head of INTA’s Energy Laboratory in the period 1990—1998 and currently is the director of INTA Aerodynamics and Propulsion Department. He is the president of the Spanish Hydrogen Association (AeH2) since its foundation in May 2002, vice-chairman of the European Hydrogen Association (EHA) since June 2007 and chairman of the IEA Hydrogen Implementing Agreement since June 2008.

Tel: +34 91 520 1478
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Andreas HAUER is leader of the research group on “Sorption and Energy Systems” at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern. There he is responsible for a number of national and international research projects on latent and sorption storage systems. Dr. Hauer is an international known expert on thermal energy storage. He is the secretary of the Executive Committee of the Energy Storage Implementing Agreement.

Tel: +49 89 356250-16
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Heather HAYDOCK is an experienced consultant and project manager with over 17 years of experience in energy technology assessment and policy support at AEA. She has led projects for the UK and international clients in the areas of fuel cells, technology forecasting, policy appraisal and evaluation. Earlier in her career, Heather spent six years managing fuel cell projects for the UK Department of Trade and Industry. Heather maintains a keen interest in fuel cell technology and has been Secretary to the IEA Advanced Fuel Cells Executive Committee since 1995. She has also carried out consultancy studies in the fuel cell and hydrogen area for fuel cell technology developers, utility companies, UK Government departments, the European Commission and the US Department of Energy. Heather has a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the Open University.

Tel: +44 870 190 6487
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Dr. Alexander ILINSKIY, having a rank of Distinguished Scientist and Distinguished Lecturing Professor of the Russian Federation, currently holds a position of Deputy Director of the All-Russia Research Institute on Petroleum Exploration (VNIGRI, St.-Petersburg), responsible for science & research activities. A. Ilinsky started his impressive career in 1974 after graduating from the Leningrad Mining Institute: for about 10 years he was with All-Union Oil Institute as a scientist and senior staff researcher. Later he headed Center of Innovative Technologies, Center for Strategic Planning & Expertise and chaired Organization & Management Department at St.-Petersburg State Mining Institute (Technical University).

Dr. Ilinskiy has a doctorate degree in economics.

His scientific interest and expertise cover:

  • Economic evaluation of oil and gas resources and economic-geological zoning of resources; analysis and forecast for mineral resources development efficiency at the federal and regional levels.
  • Innovative development of the Russian energy sector through application of CO2 sequestration technologies; development of the legal framework for GHG emissions and absorption; building energy efficient clusters in the North Western parts of Russia using Kyoto Protocol mechanisms; CO2 storage in abandoned oil and gas wells and other natural reservoirs.
  • Development of restructuring (investment) programmes for regional economies and mineral resource complexes development (investment potential evaluation for Leningrad Region, Komi Region, Siberia, Far East).
  • Long-term strategic planning and Information technologies for investment-related decision-making.

A. Ilinsky has been a part in a number of international (bilateral) projects and programmes.

In 2004 professor A. Ilinsky was elected a member of the Nordic CO2 Sequestration Committee. A. Ilinsky authored 220 scientific papers, including 11 academic studies, 14 method guides and 20 student textbooks.

Phone: +7 (812) 579-95-84, +7 (921) 961-53-05
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Aleksey A. IPATOV is Director General at the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute — NAMI. He started his impressive career at NAMi in 1977 as an engineer.

A. Ipatov studied at the Moscow State Automobile and Road Technical University specializing in mechanical engineering, later in 1989 he graduated from the Russian Academy of Economics named after V. Plekhanov. Presently he has a rank of Professor, Doctor of Economics. For his academic achievements he was awarded with a title “Distinguished Economist of the Russian Federation”.

A. Ipatov is one the leading experts in the field of motor vehicles engineering. Under his supervision the National program for automobile industry for the period up to 2005 was developed. He is a member of the National Transport Expert Group authorized to present Russia in UNECE (1958 Geneva Convention), he takes part in activities related to development and harmonization of standards and technical regulations.

A. A. Ipatov is Head of the National Association of the Automobile Components Producers; Vice-Chairman of the Council on development problems of the Russian automobile industry.

He is the author of numerous scientific papers and a number of patented inventions, among them are motor vehicle production prototypes.

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Richard H. JONES is Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency since 1 September 2008. Ambassador Jones, a career member of the US Senior Foreign Service, brings over thirty years of diplomatic experience on issues ranging from Middle East politics to trade negotiations and energy security. Richard H. Jones began his impressive career in the US Department of State, serving as ambassador four times: in Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait and Lebanon. He also acted as the US Secretary of State's Senior Advisor and Coordinator for Iraq Policy from February-August 2005. In the energy field, Richard H. Jones has a wide range of policy experience. As Ambassador in Kuwait, he led talks with the Minister of Petroleum on production-sharing proposals. In Kazakhstan, he was the key liaison with the Presidency on the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline and other energy issues. In an earlier diplomatic posting in Riyadh, he analyzed and reported on Saudi oil policy, forecasting changes that resulted in the collapse of world oil prices in 1986, and reported on the development of the Saudi petrochemical industries. Ambassador Jones also is well-versed in the work of international organizations. Early in his diplomatic career, he served as Economic Policy Advisor at the US Mission to the OECD. Born in 1950 near Shreveport/Louisiana, Richard H. Jones has a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics with distinction from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, CA, and an MS and PhD in Business/Statistics from the University of Wisconsin. In addition to his native English, he is fluent in Arabic, French, Russian and German.

Tel: +33 1 40 57 66 84
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Jostein Dahl KARLSEN is the Chair of the IEA Working Party on Fossil Fuels and the Chair of the IEA Advisory Group on Oil and Gas Technology.  He is a Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in Norway overseeing national and international energy RD & D policies, programme strategies and collaboration within the CO2 and Fossil area. Dahl Karlsen has worked with the IEA in different capacities in the Ministry and in Paris as an Energy Adviser at the Norwegian delegation to the OECD.  He has had different assignments in the Norwegian Energy Policy Context both in relation to national and international industry capabilities and competence in the research community. He has also worked with the IEA on various editions of the World Energy Outlook and on recent energy technology publications.

Tel: +42(22)246 235
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Sergey KOROBTSEV is Research Director of Hydrogen Energy & Plasma Technology Institute of Russian Research Center “Kurchatov Institute”. He has Ph.D. in Physics and Chemistry of Plasma, he is the author of more than 80 publications.

Main areas of his research are:

  • Hydrogen Energetics & Technologies; Plasma assisted methods of hydrogen production; Hydrogen Safety, Codes and Standards;
  • Chemical processes in the non-equilibrium plasma; Physics and chemistry of atmospheric pressure plasma;
  • Treatment of the industrial and municipal wastes by physical methods;
  • Technologies for treatment of gaseous, liquid and solid wastes; Non-equilibrium discharges for pollution control.

Phone: +7 (499) 196-94-39
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Dr. Vadim F. KUTENYOV’s career was started in 1954 at the Yaroslavsky automobile plant. In parallel to it he studied at the Yaroslavsky Institute of Technology which he graduated in 1961. From 1986 till 2000 he held a position of Director General at the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute — NAMI. Currently he is NAMI Deputy Director responsible for Energy and Energy Saving and Director of NAMI automobile testing ground. V. Kutenyov’s expertise is recognized worldwide: he is President of the Expert Working Group of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee, President of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations

Vadim F. Kutenyov combines academic career with teaching: he chairs the Automobile and Tractor Engineering Department at the Moscow State Technical University MAMI

He is the author of more than 260 scientific papers, among them are academic studies, certificates of authorship and patents of inventions.

For his academic achievements V. Kutenyov was awarded with a rank of a Distinguished Scientist of the Russian Federation, as well as a number of national orders and medals.

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Bo LECKNER graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He obtained his doctor degree and became a professor in Energy Conversion at the same university. In 1966 he was a scholarship student at Moscow Energy Institute (Department of Theoretical Fundamentals of Thermal Engineering). From the end of the 70’s, Professor Leckner has been working with various aspects of combustion of solid fuels. He has participated in the design of two large-scale research facilities (12 and 16 MW fluidized bed combustors). The research work concerns mainly fluid-dynamic, thermal and chemical aspects (emissions) of fluidized bed combustion, but the work also covers combustion of solid fuels in general and biofuels and waste in particular. During recent years he has been engaged in reduction of the greenhouse gases: biomass conversion and active CO2 reduction from combustion of fossil fuels.

Phone: +46 31 772 1431
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Academician Alexey A. MAKAROV has been Director of the Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1986. He has a more than 40 years of unique experience in long-term energy planning and system analysis, development of national and regional energy policies, forecasting and optimization of the energy sector development on the national and regional level, restructuring of energy monopolies and market reforms. Academician Makarov has a doctoral degree in economics and since 1984 he has been a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is Chairman of the Council for Comprehensive Energy Problems (Russian Academy of Sciences), Vise-Chairman of the Energy Council (Russian Academy of Sciences), Section Chairman of the Council for Energy Security (Russian Academy of Sciences), Presidium Member of the International Energy Academy, Member of the President’s Council for Science and Technology, Member of the Government Committee for Development of the Russian Energy Strategy.

Stanislav P. MALYSHENKO graduated from Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI) and received his PhD and Doctor of Technical Sciences degrees at the Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Acadamy of Sciences (IVTAN). Since 1967 he has been holding different research positions at IVTAN, currently he is Head of Laboratory for Hydrogen Energy Technologies of Joint Institute for High Temperatures and lecturing professor at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. The main area of his scientific activities is Hydrogen Energy and Thermophysics. He is one of the pioneers in Hydrogen Energy in Russia. He started working upon hydrogen energy issues in 1970s by carrying out research in thermodynamic properties of liquid hydrogen. He has been a leader of numerous research projects in the field of Hydrogen Energy.

Professor S. P. Malyshenko made considerable contributions into promotion of R&D and international cooperation in this field of hydrogen technologies as a scientific secretary of Hydrogen Energy Commission with the Russian Academy of Sciences (1978-1989), Vice-chairman of the Russian Hydrogen Energy and Technology Council (1989-2003), Vice-chairman of Implementation and Liaising Committee of the International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy, member of the board of the International and national Association of Hydrogen Energy, Advisory Board Member at the South African Institute for Advanced Material Chemistry (SI AMC). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (S. Korea), Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Journal “Energy: economy, technology, ecology”.

Phone: +7 (495) 362-53-11  Fax: +7 (495) 362-07-84
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Mike MONGILLO was educated at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.S. summa cum laude, physics); at the University of Hawaii (M.S., astronomy); and at the University of Auckland New Zealand where he obtained a Diploma in Geothermal Technology and a Ph.D. with a thesis on the application of remote sensing techniques for geothermal investigation and monitoring. His geothermal career began in the New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, coordinating scientific and drilling exploration and monitoring of New Zealand geothermal systems. Subsequently, he worked in geothermal R&D, mainly in the development and use of thermal infrared remote sensing for mapping and monitoring geothermal surface activity. Dr. Mongillo has over 25 years experience in geothermal energy and now works as a consultant in the field. He was Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association from 1995–1998, and has been Secretary of the IEA Geothermal Implementing Agreement since 2003. He has authored and co-authored over 90 scientific papers and reports.

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Urs MUNTWYLER got his degree as an electrical engineer at the Institute of Technology HTA Biel. He was co-founder and manager of the “Tour de Sol”, the first solarmobile race in the world (1985–1992) in Switzerland and other events for solar and electric vehicles and solar boats. He was program director of the Promotion Program for Lightweight Vehicles 1992–1998 on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy and organizer of several exhibitions (“Solar Salon”) and international conferences (“Lightweight Electric Vehicles in Everyday Use”). Since 1999 he chairs the “Implementing Agreement for Co-operation on Hybrid&Electric Vehicle Technologies and Programmes” of the International Energy Agency. Muntwyler is the CEO of two companies in the field of solar energy and consulting in the field of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Phone: +41 31 9115063
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Nils-Olof NYLUND has a PhD degree in mechanical engineering (internal combustion engines). He started working for VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland in 1979 on the subject of alcohol fuels. In 2004–2008 he ran his own consultant company, and is now back at VTT as a Research Professor for energy use in transport and engine technology. Nylund has been the Finnish delegate to IEA Advanced Motor Fuels since 1990. Since 1998 he has been either Chairman of Vice Chairman of AMF. In 2007 he was appointed IEA EUWP Vice Chairman for Transport, with the task to promote cooperation among transport related IEA Implementing Agreements.

Tel: +358 9 2517 2360
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Antonio PFLUGER is Head of the Energy Technology Collaboration Division of the International Energy Agency. In this capacity he oversees the IEA energy technology collaboration network which consists of more than 5000 experts worldwide. Prior to joining the IEA, Dr Pfluger held various positions in the Germany Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour which he joined in 1990. There, he spent two years in the Division for nuclear energy, three years as deputy head of division for aerospace affairs, and on a seven-month secondment to the IEA’s energy efficiency area in 1992. He was also co-spokesperson for the Ministry from 1992-1993 and Head of the Energy and Environment Division from 1999 to 2003. He also worked on research and development projects for energy conservation and renewable energy in the projects for energy conservation and renewable energy in the Federal Ministry for Research. He has written a number of publications and articles on all above mentioned issues. Since being with the IEA his division has published various books and studies on renewable energies, carbon capture and storage, clean coal, hydrogen, oil and gas resources and reserves and international energy technology collaboration. He holds a PhD in Physics.

Tel: +33 1 4057 6760
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Professor Oleg S. POPEL, Doctor of Technical Sciences, is Head of Laboratory of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Conservation at the Joint Institute for High Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Sciences. There are quite a number of projects realized under Popel’s scientific supervision and leadership:

  • Energy audit of different municipal and industrial buildings and enterprises, energy conservation projects development and implementation within the framework of the Moscow Government Program “Moscow—energy efficient city”;
  • Development and implementation of energy efficient demonstration project at Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, located in the mountainous area of Northern Caucasus (in the South of Russia), which led to development of solar water heaters, solar and heat pump space heating installations, allowed to substantiate application of wind and micro-hydro power as well as CHP installations;
  • System analysis of renewable energy resources for the Russian Federation regions, that resulted in development of the “Atlas of solar energy resources of Russia”;
  • Investigation and optimal thermodynamic cycles and working fluids justification for binary geothermal power plants under development for Kamchatka and North Caucasus regions;
  • Mathematical simulation and development of fully autonomous solar-wind energy installations with hydrogen storage devices, that resulted in justification of optimal installation configurations for different climatic conditions of their operation;
  • Wind monitoring data processing and participation in feasibility study of Eisk (Krasnodar region of Russia) 50 MW grid-connected Power Plant;
  • Development and optimization of solar assisted adsorption coolers based on new selective water adsorbing materials application, investigation of possibilities of adsorption processes utilization for thermal energy storage and air conditioning;
  • Development of cogeneration autonomous energy complexes based on wind and micro-hydro power installations with solid-phase thermal storage devices accumulating “overflows” of generated electrical energy, etc.

Dr. Popel is a members of different scientific institutions: he is Vice Chairman of the Scientific Council for New and Renewable Sources of Energy of the Russian Academy of Sciences;

Member of Expert Committee of the Russian Ministry of Science and Technology on Non-traditional Energy Sources and Energy Conservation, Expert of EC FP7-Energy-2008, Member of Editorial board with a number national scientific journals and bulletins, etc.

He has more than 200 published papers and 20 patents of invention.

Victor I. PRIGOZHIN is Candidate of Technical Sciences (1997), full member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky (1997), Director of Testing Complex at “Konstruktorskoye Bureau Khimavtomatiki” as well as assistant professor at the Voronezh State Technical University.

He participated in the development of liquid rocket engines for the launch vehicles “Soyuz”, “Proton”, “Energia”, “Soyuz-2”, “Angara” as well as power plants for other branches of industry.

Scope of scientific activities: theory and practice of ground testing of rocket engines and power plants, research in the field of hydrogen technologies and nanotechnologies.

Prigozhin is the author of more than 20 published papers and 5  inventions.

Anatoly D. RUBAN is Scientific Deputy Director at the Research Institute of Comprehensive Exploitation of Mineral Resources (IPKON RAN).

He graduated from the Moscow State Mining Institute as a mining engineer and since 2003 has been employed by the IPKON RAN. Earlier he held a position of the Director of the Skochinski Mining Institute (1996–1999), Director General of the National Mining Centre- Skochinski Mining Institute (1999–2003). Since 2005 Anatoly D. Ruban has been an independent member at the Board of Directors wth Siberian Coal Energy Company (SUEK).

A. Ruban has been a Corresponding Member of the Russian Science Academy since 1997 (section: Mining Science, Geoecology). Anatoly D. Ruban has over 110 scientific papers published on issues related to mining industry strategic development, clean coal technologies, clean coal mine workings technology, coal bed methane safety, geo-controlling in hard minerals development. For development of coal bed methane extraction issues A. Ruban got the Russian Government Award in science and engineering. Since 1999 Ruban has been lecturing professor at the Moscow State Mining University. He is a member to a number of national and international scientific councils and institutions.

Phone: +7 (495) 360-89-60

Josef SPITZER, born 1943 in Graz (Austria); study of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University Graz and of Nuclear Engineering in USA. Currently Head of the Institute of Energy Research at JOANNEUM RESAERCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH in Graz and Associate Professor in Energy Economics at the Technical University Graz; previous work in the nuclear industry (1971–1975) and with Battelle Institute e.V. Frankfurt (1975–1982) in Germany. Chairman of the evaluation of Finish energy research (2006); Austrian delegate in the Executive Committee of the bioenergy research network of the International Energy Agency (IEA Bioenergy), chairman of the Committee for 1999–2001 and 2008; since 2006 member of the Advisory Group on Energy of the European Commission; since 2007 chairman of the Advisory Group for the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund.

Tel: +43 316 876 1332
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Dr. Grigory TOMAROV is Director General of JSC “GEOTHERM-M” (Moscow).

He has more than 30 years of experience in heat-and-power engineering. His activities are mainly focused on geothermal and atomic energy, hydraulic gas dynamics, erosion-corrosion under water-chemical regime in one- and two phases streams. He has over 140 published works.

He is also a lecturing professor with the Heat Power Installations Chair at the Open Moscow State University.

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John TOPPER has 33 years of experience of coal supply and use both in the UK and internationally. For the past seven years he has held the dual posts of Managing Director of IEA Clean Coal Centre and IEA Environmental Projects Ltd. The latter oversees operation of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme. The IEA Clean Coal Centre focuses on issues associated with coal utilisation, particularly in power generation. The IEA Greenhouse Gases R & D Programme has been the leading organisation looking at carbon capture and storage on a global basis since its foundation in 1991.

Tel: +44 20 8780 2111
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GianCarlo TOSATO is an energy technology systems analyst and modeller. Since 1972 he has worked in energy modelling in private companies and public organisations, domestically and internationally. Since February 2002 he is project head and operating agent of the IEA Implementing Agreement for a Programme of Energy Technology Systems Analysis (ETSAP), where most OECD countries have been co-operating for 30 years now on the development of generalised energy modelling tools (MARKAL / TIMES).

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Lev Ilyich TRUSOV

Professor, Doctor of Engineering Sciences, General Director of Association ASPECT.

Lev Trusov started his scientific carrier more than 40 years ago. He is the founder of the laboratory on membrane technologies established by the former Ministry of middle-size machine building industry to develop and manufacture membranes for liquid/solid filtration/separation, in he first place for the radioactive waste management. Prof. Trusov dedicated 30 years to the R&D in the field of membrane technologies. He rose from the development and manufacturing of simple metallic membranes through development of metal-ceramic membranes to manufacturing of multi-layer porous structures with controlled pore size ranging from hundreds of microns to a few nanometers. This experience resulted in development of the unique technology for manufacturing multilayer porous structures with the controlled porosity, gradient of porosity and thickness of each layer. This technology is protected by several Russian and US patents. Prof. Trusov is an author of about 200 scientific articles and 5 monographs. Under the leadership of Prof. Trusov a number of projects ordered by Ministry of Education and Science were realized in the framework of private public partnership. Among them are projects in the field of hydrogen energetics, membrane catalysis and bioenergetics: creation of portable fuel cells and autonomous charging devices based on portable fuel cells (285 mln. rub.), development of alternative technology and reactor construction with nanoporous catalytic membranes for the light-hydrocarbons processing (1026 mln. rub.), the development of innovative competitive and import replacing domestic technologies for creation of waste-free energy-saving production of bioenergy carriers and concomitant products in the framework of private-public partnership (720 mln. rub.), the development of technology and creation of autonomous systems for combined production of heat and electrical energy from non-food biomass (218 mln. rub.). Under the leadership of Prof. Trusov Association ASPECT participated in a number of large- scale international projects led by Raytheon, Westinghouse, Lockheed Martin companies.

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Anatoly G. TUMANOVSKY, after graduating from Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), took a research position with All-Russian Thermal Engineering Research Institute (VTI) where he held various positions—from a research engineer to the current position of the First Deputy General Director responsible for VTI R&D activities.

The areas of professional interests include such issues as power gas turbine installations, combined cycle power plant performance, environmental aspects of thermal power plant operation, modernization and upgrading of thermal power plants.

Anatoly G. Tumanovsky is the author of more than 200 scientific articles and works in the field of Thermal Power Engineering.

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Hillebrand VERKROOST is an information specialist at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands. He is project manager of the internet site www.energie.nl and represents the IEA- ETDE Implementing Agreement for the Netherlands since 1992. In that capacity he has been vice-chair of the ETDE Executive Committee, chair of the ETDE Technical Working Group (TWG) and has been and is active in several subgroups of both the Executive Committee and the TWG.

Tel: +31 224 564 625
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Fedor V. VESELOV

Mr. Veselov has been Head of the Energy Markets Laboratory in the Energy Research Institute, Moscow since 2000. He is one of the leading ERI experts in the areas of integrated electric power sector planning and its interaction with fuel industries, energy modeling and development of the investment strategies in electricity generation, financial analysis and forecasting of conditions for stable investment process in energy industry and separate companies, modeling and estimation of effects from energy market liberalization and restructuring as well as elaboration of the options for maintaining and stimulating the investments in the deregulated environment. Mr. Veselov has a master degree in mathematics and Ph.D in economics.

Phone.: +7 (499)-127-22 37, fax: +7 (495)-123-44 85
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Patricia WEIS-TAYLOR has been Secretary to the IEA Wind Energy Systems Implementing Agreement since 1998. She holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from the University of California at Berkeley. She began her career at the Solar Energy Research Institute in 1977, managing a project on wind energy. She has been Manager of California Operations for a wind turbine manufacturer and began her consulting firm, PWT Communications, in 1985. Her clients have included members of the wind industry, major utility companies, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the IEA Wind Agreement. She served as Instructor of Scientific Writing in the Physics Department of the University of Colorado, Boulder until her retirement this year.

Tel: +1 303 545 2068
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