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Prof. Nopbhorn Leeprechanon
Thammasat University, Thailand
Biography: Dr.Nopbhorn Leeprechanon obtained his Bachelor (Honors) and Master of Engineering specialized in Electrical Power Engineering from the King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand, and received his Ph.D. in Power System Economics and Policy from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Victoria, Australia. He later obtained another Master of Art in Politics and Government from Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand. Dr.Leeprechanon is currently Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University. He has been an active researcher in the area of electrical power system operations and planning, power system economics and energy policy for almost 2 decades. Dr.Leeprechanon had experiences in engineering industries, business and higher education sectors. He had worked in the field of power engineering and associated industries including NS, WIC, BICC, ABB for several years before joining Thammasat University in 1996. He was an Honorable Advisor of the Standing Committee for Energy, and Subcommittee for ICT, Senate of the Kingdom of Thailand during 2008-2013, and is an Executive Committee of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Thailand Chapter. His research interests are Renewable Energy Optimization Modeling, Smart Grid Technology, Electricity Economics, Tariffs, Restructuring and Reforming of State Enterprise and Public Utilities. He also plays a key role in driving a Smart Grid policy in Thailand. His managerial experiences include President of the Faculty Senate, Thammasat University (2007-2013), Secretary General of the Thai Association of Governing Board of Universities and Colleges (2012-2013), President of Council of University's Faculty Senate of Thailand (2010-2011), Deputy Dean of Engineering, Thammasat University (2003-2005).
Prof. Gordon Huang
University of Regina, Canada
Title of Speech: Enviro-Economic Modeling for Supporting the Formulation of Climate Policies
Biography: Dr. Gordon Huang is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Energy and Environment, and Executive Director of the Institute for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Communities at the University of Regina, Canada. He holds BSC from Peking University (China), MSc from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and PhD from McMaster University (Canada). Since the 1990s, Huang has led over 150 research projects, produced over 800 peer-refereed international journal papers (with an SCI-based H-index of 56 in Science Citation Index under Thomson Reuters' Web of Science), and supervised over 100 Master/PhD students (with degrees awarded). Over 20 Huang's PhD graduates were appointed as faculty members at universities in Canada, USA, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the President of the International Society for Environmental Information Sciences. He also acts as editor-in-chief for Journal of Environmental Informatics (http://www.iseis.org/JEI/ with an impact factor of 5.562 in 2017), and served the United Nations Development Programme as Chief Scientist for a program of Rural Water Resources Management and Drinking Water Safety. His pioneering work in energy and environmental risk management has been recognized as a significant innovation, and has influenced government and business approaches for tackling energy and environmental challenges and formulating related policies.
Associate Professor Dmitry Uglanov
Samara National Research University, Russia
Title of Speech: Increase of energy efficiency of cryogenic systems and installations due to use of cold energy of cryogenic substances
Biography: Dmitry Uglanov is a Associate Professorin the Department of Heat Engineering and Heat Engines,Samara National Research University named after Academician S.P. Korolev (Samara University),Russia, and conducts research in the areas of cryogenics, cold-energy systems, cooling systems and energy-saving problems of LNG using .
Associate Professor Uglanov graduated as an engineer for laser systems and received Ph.D. at Samara University, Russia in 2003 and 2006, served as assistant of the Heat Engineering and Heat Engines till 2009. From 2009 till now he is Associate Professor in the Department of Heat Engineering and Heat Engines. He is also a Vice-Dean of Institute of Engine and Power Plant Engineering and Member-Correspondent of International Academy of Refrigeration. He has published more than 60 journal papers in his research fields.