Dr. Angelo Amorelli
Dr Angelo Amorelli is the VP for International University Partnerships and manages BP’s Group Research teams, providing specialist chemical, biological and engineering science support to BP’s upstream & downstream businesses. Dr Amorelli also has responsibility for some of BP’s major corporate academic programmes including the International Centre for Advanced Materials at the University of Manchester.
Prof. Xinhe BAO
Professor Xinhe Bao received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Fudan University in 1987 and then worked as a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt in Frize-Haber institute of Max-Planck Society in Berlin/Germany.
Dr. Adam Brown
Adam has expert knowledge of renewable energy gained through over 38 years’ experience working with governments and industry internationally. He now works as an independent consultant for a number of international clients.
Prof. Gabriele Centi
Gabriele Centi is full professor of Industrial Chemistry at the University of Messina, Italy, and President of the European Research Institute of Catalysis (ERIC). Research interests are in the areas of applied heterogeneous catalysis, sustainable energy and chemical processes, biomass conversion and environment protection.
He was coordinator of the EU Network of Excellence IDECAT, and is actually President of IACS (International Association of Catalysis Societies) and vice-President of the Interuniversity Consortium on the Science and Technology of Materials (INSTM). He was coordinator or PI in over twenty EU projects, besides many other national and industrial projects. He received several awards, and is involved in various editorial activities, between which chairing the editorial board of ChemSusChem and be co-editor in chief of Journal of Energy Chemistry. He was chairperson of many international conferences (the last one Europacat 2017 in Florence) and also chaired the 1st World Congress on Environmental Catalysis in Pisa (Italy) on May 1995.
Prof. Reinhold H. Dauskardt
Reinhold H. Dauskardt is the Ruth G. and William K. Bowes Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Surgery in the Stanford School of Medicine. He is a Visiting Professor in the School of Materials Science at the Nanyang Technical University in Singapore.
He and his research group have worked extensively on integrating new hybrid materials into emerging device, nanoscience and energy technologies and also on the biomechanical function and barrier properties of human skin and other soft tissues.
Prof. Yunjie Ding
Professor Yunjie Ding was awarded the bachelor’s degree of Chemistry Department of Zhejiang University in July 1985 and the doctor’s degree of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) in July 1991.
Prof. Shih Choon Fong
Choon Fong Shih is University Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and serves in advisory/consultancy roles with Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Peking University, SUSTech and Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Northwest Innovation Works, among others. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Shih now divides his time between China, Singapore and US, working with universities, companies and government agencies to promote market-based approaches for producing liquid fuels from solar energy and other renewable sources. Such green liquid fuels can substitute fossil fuels and are critical to achieving the goals of energy security, environmental conservation and sustainable development, especially in developing countries.
Jiankun He, Professor of Tsinghua University (THU), was born in Hebei Province in 1945. He has worked in THU since 1970 after graduation from Department of Engineering Physics, THU. During 1994-2007, he served as the Vice President and Executive Vice President of THU, the Dean of the School of Economics and Management, THU. During 2008-2016, he served as the Director of the Institute of Low Carbon Economy, THU. He is also the Vice Chairman of the National Experts Panel on Climate Change, and the Director of Beijing Experts Panel on Climate Change.
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren
Dr. Jennifer Holmgren is CEO of revolutionary carbon recycling company, LanzaTech. Prior to joining LanzaTech, Dr. Holmgren was VP and General Manager of the Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit at UOP LLC, a Honeywell Company. She was one of the key drivers of UOP’s leadership in aviation biofuels, and under her management, UOP technology became instrumental in producing nearly all of the initial fuels used by commercial airlines and the military for testing and certification of alternative aviation fuel. Today, under Dr. Holmgren’s guidance, LanzaTech is working towards developing a variety of platform chemicals and fuels, including the world’s first alternative jet fuel derived from industrial waste gases.
Prof. Jinwon Lee
Prof. Jinwon Lee is the director of “C1 gas refinery R&D center (CGRC)” since September, 2015. CGRC is one of the biggest research centers funded by Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea and aims to develop catalysts and processes for converting C1 gas, especially methane and carbon monoxide (C1 meaning one carbon chemical), to more valuable chemicals.
Prof. Jun Liu
Jun Liu is currently a Battelle Fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the Director for the Battery500 Consortium supported by the Department of Energy. Jun also serves as the President of the International Coalition for Energy Storage and Innovation (ICESI).
Prof. Chung-Yuan Mou
Prof. Chung-Yuan Mou received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis(1975).
Dr. François Le Naour
Holder of an engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon and a PhD from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, François LE NAOUR joined the Atomic Energy Commission in 1984 to work for more than 20 years on materials for nuclear energy, successively climbing all hierarchical levels up to Head of Service.
In 2004, he joined the New Energy Technologies Program Division where he first led the Hydrogen Production program. In 2010, he joined the Hydrogen and Biomass Head of Department.