Plenary lectures (2019-8-13 updated)
1. North America Energy Market – Transitioning to Clean/Renewable Energy Sources
Chairman of ASME Energy Conversion & Storage Segment, Past Chairman of ASME Power Division
Frank Michell is currently Staff Engineer for the Mechanical Engineering Division of the Engineering Services Organization of American Electric Power. Most recently, Frank Managed the Applications Engineering and Balance of Plant Mechanical Equipment Group responsible for providing engineering services to AEP’s Fossil Hydro Generating Fleet in the areas of Mechanical Engineering Analysis (fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, stress analysis & CFD modeling), fire protection engineering and balance of plant mechanical equipment & system expertise/design basis for pumps, heat exchangers, cooling towers, HVAC & dust collection and other misc. equipment. Frank is active in several Industry Organizations including the Cooling Technology Institute (CTI), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Frank has previously been Chair of the ASME Heat Exchanger Committee and is currently on the ASME Power Division Executive Committee as Past Chairman of the Division. Frank is Chair of the ASME Energy Conversion & Storage Segment and is a member of the ASME Industry Advisory Board. Frank holds a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
2. Development of innovative thermal power generation technologies for the decarbonized society
Dr. Jun Inumaru
Senior Vice President of Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), JSME Fellow
Jun Inumaru received a Master of Science in Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Tokyo, and joined CRIEPI in 1983. He conducted the research and development of coal gasification technologies using a bench scale coal gasifier, which was a prototype of Nakoso IGCC commercial plant gasifier. He joined the IGC research association in 1990-1992, and was engaged in the 200 ton/day pilot plant project. He studied heat transfer and fluid dynamics in the coal gasifier as a visiting researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto, in Canada in 1995-1996, and became a director, Project of Biomass Energy Utilization in CRIEPI in 2003.He became a Sector Leader, Plant Engineering Energy Engineering Research Laboratory in 2007, and was engaged in the research and development of the thermal power plant technology including CCS. He received the doctor's degree from the University of Tokyo in 2010. He took charge of the research planning as a General Manager, Planning Group in the headquarters of CRIEPI in 2013-2016. He becomes a present position in 2017.
3. Progress of solar grade silicon preparation
Prof. Dr. Wenhui Ma
Vice President of Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wenhui Ma received his Ph.D. degree from Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST) in 2001, and joined the Faculty of Material and Metallurgical engineering at KUST. He completed his postdoctoral research in Tokyo University in 2003-2004. He was awarded the “Cheung Kong Scholars” Chair Professor in 2015. His current research interests mainly engaged in nonferrous metal vacuum metallurgy, industrial silicon production, polysilicon preparation technology and new energy materials preparation and application. Wenhui Ma has been a Foreign Cooperative Researcher of Tokyo University since 2013, further, his groups have established international academic communication or cooperation relationship with Tokyo University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, etc. His group has taken over or participated in over 30 major projects of National Natural Science Funds, National Key Technology R﹠D Program, International Cooperative Programs, etc.
Currently, Wenhui is deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Clean Utilization of Complex Nonferrous Metal Resources, deputy director of the State Engineering Laboratory of Vacuum Metallurgy, director of the National Virtual Simulation Experiment Teaching Center of Metallurgical Engineering, director of Yunnan Silicon Materials Engineering and Technology Research Center, and director of Yunnan Silicon Industry Research Institute (Innovation Center)
Wenhui is active in several Academic Organizations including the Metallurgical Reaction Engineering Committee of China Nonferrous Metal Association, Expert Committee of Silicon Industry Branch of China Nonferrous Metal Industry Association, Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Committee of China Nonferrous Metal Association, Photovoltaic Committee of China Renewable Energy Association.
4. Heat Transfer Enhancement Technologies for Waste Heat Recovery and Utilization
Prof. Dr. Qiuwang Wang
Vice Dean of School of Energy and Power Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University
Dr. Qiuwang Wang was awarded “Science and Technology Innovative Talents of China” in Ten-Thousand Talents Program: National High-Level Talent Special Support Plan, “Cheung Kong Scholars” Chair Professor, Special government allowances of the State Council, Distinguished Teacher Award of Shanxi Province, and Outstanding Teacher Awards of Bao-Gang Education Foundation. He was the winner of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists by NSF of China (2010). He also serves as the Dean of School of Energy and Power Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Executive Director of Joint Laboratory for International Cooperation in Thermal Science and Engineering (Ministry of Education), Director of Innovation Teams in Selected Areas of Priority of Ministry of Science and Technology, and Director of International Joint Research Centre of Ministry of Science and Technology. He was a visiting scholar in the Division of Building Science and Technology at City University of Hong Kong from 1998 to 1999, and a guest professor in the Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering at Kyushu University of Japan from September to December, 2003. He worked as a senior research scholar at Rutgers University in the United States from 2012 to 2013.
His research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics and Numerical Heat Transfer (CFD&NHT), heat transfer enhancement, transport phenomena in porous media, compact heat exchangers, building energy saving and indoor air quality, etc. He has instructed or co-instructed more than 60 PhD or master students, among which about 30 had obtained their corresponding degrees. He has also been authors or co-authors of 4 books and more than 100 journal papers, about half of which are international journals. According to the ISI Web of Science website, his publications have been cited 228 times by others and his H-index is 12. He has obtained 14 China Invent Patents and one US patent.
Dr. Qiuwang Wang is a member of Scientific Council of the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) since 2009, a Committee Member of Heat Transfer Division K-18: Low Temperature Heat Transfer of ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition since 2009, a member of ASME, an Editorial Board Member of The Open Thermodynamics Journal, an Editorial Board Member of The Open Transport Phenomena Journal (Regional Editor for Asia), an Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation; a vice president of Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics in Heat and Mass Transfer, a committee member of Chinese Society of Power Engineering in Automation, a vice chairman of Chinese Journal of Industrial Heating, an Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Coal Chemical Engineering, an Editorial Board Member of Chinese Journal of Speciality Petrochemicals, an executive committee member of Chinese Society of Electrical Machinery Engineering for Youth, a member of Chinese Society of Power Engineering, a member of the State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering of Xi’an Jiaotong University, etc. He has also delivered more than 10 invited/keynote lectures in international conferences or foreign Universities.
5. Supercritical CO2 power cycle
Prof. Dr. Xu Jinliang
Dean of Renewable Energy School at North China Electric Power University
Dr. Xu Jinliang was awarded “Cheung Kong Scholars” Chair Professor and the winner of National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists by NSF of China. He served as Chief Scientist of 973 Program of Ministry of Science and Technology.
Dr. Xu received the Ph.D. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1995. He was elected to the "100-person Program" of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2002 and built micro-energy system laboratory at CAS. He worked at North China Electric Power University since 2009. He serves as the director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Low-grade Energy Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer, the vice-chairman of Beijing New Energy and Renewable Energy Standardization Technical Committee, the member of academic committee of the center for plasma and combustion in Institute of Mechanics of CAS, State Key Laboratory of Cavitation Physics and Natural Circulation in Chinese Institute of Nuclear Power, and Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy and Natural Gas Hydrate in CAS.
His research interests include new energy, renewable energy, power system, energy-saving and emission reduction in the high enery-consuming industries, micro-energy and so on. He served as the editorial board member of the The Open Thermodynamics Journal and the guest editor of IASME Transaction, managing editor of Microfabrication Technique. He also serves as the standing director of Chinese Energy Society, Chief Scientist of the 973 Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the member of Strategic Expert Team of Engineering Thermal Physics of NSF of China, and the member of Strategic Expert Team of Renewable Energy in the 12th Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Science and Technology. He has been the project leaders of the 973 projects (chief scientist) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists by NSF of China, the Key Project of NSF, the APEC Development Fund project, and so on. He has been presented as the plenary lecture for 9 times, and organize international conferences. He has published more than 200 papers and been cited over 700 times. He was also awarded the third prize of Prize of State Scientific and Technological Progress Award, the first prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education, and two second prizes of Science and Technology Progress of the State Education Commission.