Stephen Hugh Salter

Emeritus, University of Edinburgh

Stephen Hugh Salter is an Emeritus Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Edinburgh and inventor of the eponymous Salter duck wave energy device. Salter is also a proponent of geoengineering and is responsible for creating the concept of the mechanical enhancement of clouds to achieve cloud reflectivity enhancement. The wide tank at the University of Edinburgh — a novel design and invention by Stephen Salter, built-in 1977 — was the world’s first multi-directional wave tank equipped with absorbing wavemakers. Feedback control systems on the wave-making flaps were used for the absorption of reflected waves, propagating along the water surface of the tank interior towards the 89 flaps. Stephen Salter is a Specialist Advisor at wave Energy Company Aquamarine Power advising on the development of the Oyster wave energy converter. Salter was appointed MBE in the 2004 Birthday Honours for services to engineering. In 2012 he received the Royal Academy of Engineering Sustained Achievement Award.

Christopher Bryant

Emeritus, University of Guelph

Christopher Bryant received a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science (1970). He was a Professor at the Universities of Waterloo (1970-1990) and Montréal (1990 to 2014) and is currently an Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, University of Guelph (1912 onwards). He is also an Adjunct Professor at, Geography Department, and the University of Montreal (September 2014 onwards). He has published many articles in different journals, a huge number of book chapters, many books and monographs; many Reports to different governments and agencies; many other publications and book reviews; and he has made almost 600 presentations during his career.

Dai-Yeun Jeong

UNESCO World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves, South Korea

Dr. Dai-Yeun Jeong is presently the Acting Director of UNESCO World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves based in South Korea. He received a BA and MA degree in sociology from Korea University (South Korea) and Ph.D. in environmental sociology from the University of Queensland (Australia). He was a professor of sociology at Jeju National University (South Korea) from 1981 to 2012, and served as the President of Asia-Pacific Sociological Association from 2002 to 2004, and as a delegate of the South Korean Government to UNFCCC and OECD Environmental Meeting from 2003 to 2005. He has published 13 books including Environmental Sociology, and 60 academic research papers in domestic and international journals. Since 2000, he has conducted 15 research projects on environment-related projects funded by domestic and international origination.

Isabel M Fernández Fuentes

European Federation of Geologists, Belgium

Dr. Isabel M Fernández Fuentes is the Coordinator for the project CROWDTHERMAL since September 2019. She is an engineering geologist, with 30 years of professional experience, graduated from Granada University, 1987, Master Engineering Geology, 1990, and Ph.D. in Geology, 1997, from the University of Complutense in Madrid, Spain. Since 1988 she worked as a researcher in applied Geophysics in the Centre for Studies and Experimentation of the Ministry of Public Works, Madrid, Spain. From 2001 to 2019, she works for the European Federation of Geologists, EFG, covering expertise and professional input including geothermal energy, hydrogeology, mineral raw material, and environmental protection field. In 2008 she was appointed as Executive Director of EFG. Working with EFG, Isabel has coordinated and participated in different European projects and supports the coordination of EFG’s Expert Groups, among other activities.

Hans-Joachim Ziesing Germany

Cologne University, Germany

Dr Hans-Joachim Ziesing is a Senior Policy Advisor at Ecologic Institute. From 1969 to 2006, Hans-Joachim Ziesing worked at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin (DIW Berlin). He started as a researcher and from 1982 to 2004, he headed the department “Energy, Transportation, Environment”; from 2004 to 2006, he was Senior Executive. As of 2007 he works as an independent consultant. He is Managing Director of the “Working Group on Energy Balances” since 1994, responsible for the energy balances in the Federal Republic of Germany. Since October 2011 Dr Hans-Joachim Ziesing is a member of the energy expert commission, which supports the monitoring process “Energy of the Future”.

Michael Dutschke

Chief Executive Officer at Kuumo E.V., Germany

Dr. Michael Dutschke has been working on climate change, renewable energy, land use, nature preservation, and rural economics for the last two decades. He has advised numerous governments, enterprises, and non-governmental organizations on the international climate change process and project-based mitigation activities. He is the author and editor of a good number of academic books and scholarly articles.

At present, he is working as Climate Protection Manager at the city council of the medium-sized city of Lahr / Germany, where his task is to reduce local emissions creating synergies in all sectors, including public administration, industry, commerce, and private households.

Luo Lingai

CNRS, France

Pr. Lingai LUO is Research Director of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She was a Direction member of LTEN and the director of LOCIE, both Laboratories of CNRS. She was the co-founder and coordinator of the Sino-French Collaboratory for Environmental and Process Engineering and the director of its successor Sino-French Laboratory for Sustainable Energy of French CNRS and Chinese Academy of Sciences. She is mainly engaged in the intensification of heat and mass transfer and the efficiency optimization in different energy components, systems and processes. She has developed an original strategy on the optimization of energy systems by a multi-scale approach associated with an innovative method of optimized management of fluid distribution. She is the author of 2 books and over 128 journal articles. She is serving as subject editor of Energy Journal, and associate editor of three others Journals.

Dennis Garrison

Streamline Power, UK

Dennis was born in the USA and has been a UK resident for thirty years. He is a Founding Partner/Director of two environmental companies providing renewable energy solutions. Solar PV Partners is the company responsible for developing, financing, and project managing the largest Solar PV installation of any UK educational establishment.  He is President of Terra Scientia LLC, the Intellectual Property company that now is creating Identification Technology for autonomous vehicle markets. He also established several B2B and B2C media businesses, one of which was sold onto Virgin Media/NBC Universal, and Knowledge TV was sold to Discovery Networks/BBC Worldwide. He has three children, one graduated with honors from Oxford University in Chemistry, the second graduated from Birmingham with honors in International Business, and the third in Environmental Engineering. Dennis loves dancing, snow skiing, practices yoga, speaks some German and Spanish, writes a little poetry, and has a passion for the environment. 

Sandra Rochnowski

Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany

Prof. Dr. Sandra Rochnowski is a travel agent, business economist, and professor of general business administration, in particular tourism business administration and sustainable business, with almost 20 years of experience in the hotel industry, sustainable tourism, and applied science. She is the director of the Institute for Sustainability at the Berlin School of Economics and Law, which aims to make a publicly perceived contribution to the sustainable restructuring of global economies and companies.
Her current research interests include sustainable tourism, certification systems in the field of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, the development of new business models, and innovative solutions to the shortage of skilled workers in the hospitality industry in connection with the attractiveness of the employer brand.

Katarina M.V. Galic

Buller School of Business, Canada

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Maurizio Azzaro

National Research Council, Italy

Azzaro Maurizio’s research activities are mainly focused on the study of the functioning of polar ecosystems with an interdisciplinary approach dedicated to various topics ranging from microbial ecology and the study of the microbial food web to the study of biodiversity and the functioning of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. During his career, he has addressed issues related to the development of new technologies in polar areas (areas marginal to marine glaciers), the effects of pollution (heavy metals, oil, plastics, etc.), and global changes on marine and terrestrial microbial communities. During his career, he has published more than 100 publications in national and international journals.

Robert Tippmann

German Emissions Trading Association (BVEK), Germany

Robert Tippmann has worked for more than 20 years in the field of environmental finance, 9 of these for climate change service provider EcoSecurities, a J.P. Morgan subsidiary from 2009 to 2012, most recently heading its consulting business. This included a semi-secondment as Principal Advisor-Climate Investments to a UN organization for over 4 years. He draws upon previous assignments with the UNFCCC secretariat, the GIZ, the Center for Development Research, and the Institute for Medium-Sized Businesses Research, amongst others. Robert co-founded Climatekos, a project developer, environmental finance solutions and advisory services provider, and chairman of the German Emissions Trading Association.

Jinsheng You

University of Nebraska, USA

Dr. Jinsheng You is an associate geoscientist at, University of Nebraska, USA. His research interests are Monitoring and modeling hydrological and environmental systems; GIS-based application development; Application of remote sensing and GIS; Water resources management; Interactions among surface/groundwater and climate forcing; Climate data, analysis, and modeling; Quality assurance of data; Snow hydrology and cold region hydrology; Soil water conservation; Drought risk assessment and management.

Mai Wahba Madkour

Tanta University, Egypt

Mai Wahba Mohamed Madkour is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Architectural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. Founder and Former Head of Environmental Architectural Engineering Program from 2016: 2019 in Tanta University, a member of Engineering Consulting and Research Centre in Tanta University, had participated and attended many scientific national and international workshops and conferences, had Ph.D. and MS.C and graduated from Mansoura University, Egypt. The Ph.D. was about “Innovation in Architectural Education between Theory and Application towards a Critique Vision and Methodology for Development”. The M.Sc. was about “The Transformation of Architecture and Urban Design in Alexandria Al-Cournich Way Before and After Development”. She had done many types of research about Environmental Sustainable buildings, Heritage Conservation, Environmental Building Materials, Nanomaterials.

Julian David Hunt

IIASA, Austria

Julian Hunt is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Sustainable Service Systems (S3) Research Group of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program where he focuses on implementing daily and seasonal storage energy technologies in MESSAGE models and analyzing the impact of these technologies on long-term energy planning. His research interests include analysis of energy systems, water-energy-land interfaces, climate change risks, energy security, and energy storage.

Manuel Vexler


Manuel Vexler serves as the Executive Director at AKFI, a global nonprofit focused on sustainability-related ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and the integration of sustainability and digital transformation. He also serves as Cornell University instructor for 5G innovation, Blockchain, and Digital Transformation business management. At Cornell, he trained over 1,000 corporate managers and executives residing in over 45 countries. Previously he was Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Sr. Service Architect for cloud computing and network virtualization at Huawei. As a CMO, Vexler has advised communications executives in China, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. In 2018 he was awarded the Gold Medal for the delivery of executive training at the Huawei University. 

Ronaldo Seroa da Motta

State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Brazil

Ronaldo Seroa da Motta is Professor of Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). Former Coordinator of Regulation and Environment Studies of IPEA, Former Director of the National Aviation Agency for Research and International Relations, Former Director of Environmental Policies of the Ministry of Environment. IPCC / AR5 / WGIII / Ch15. It mainly works in the following subjects: valuation and environmental economic regulation.

Andre Tchernobilsky

Zeg Technologies & Environmental, Brazil

Andre Tchernobilsky is an entrepreneur in sustainability projects and CEO & founder of ZEG Technologies & Environmental and BioGuard Technologies. He has attended an MBA in Finance at the Jack Welch Business School in Luxembourg and Mechatronics Engineering. He started his professional life over 20 years ago in the automotive sector where he has always had a prominent role in the areas of innovation and projects, having as his last position the global management of projects, allocated in the European technological center of Delphi Automotive – Thermal Division.

Ioannis Michaloudis

American University Of Cyprus, Cyprus

Ioannis Michaloudis (Michalous) is a visual artist internationally acknowledged as one of the leaders in Art & NanoScience and the first-ever creator and investigator on the application of NASA’s nanomaterial silica aerogel in Fine Arts and Design. After receiving the Fulbright “Award for Greek Artists” in 2001, he had been invited as a Research Fellow by the Centre for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT to undertake research on Art&Science. There he discovered the beauty of the nanomaterial silica aerogel and brought it from the labs of NASA to the workshops of Visual Arts and Design. Ηe has participated in 3 Biennales of Art and has been awarded the “Golden Lighthouse” in the XXIV Biennale of Alexandria in Egypt. He has exhibited his artworks in 13 solo international exhibitions and has been invited to more than 25 Art&Science exhibitions and conferences worldwide.

Pedro Pizzigatti-Correa

Escola Politécnica of Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Pedro Luiz Pizzigatti Corrêa is Associate Professor at Escola Politécnica of Universidade de São Paulo (EPUSP) – Department of Computer and Digital Systems since 2003. He graduated in Bachelor of Computer Science (ICMC / USP, 1987) with PhD in Electrical Engineering (EPUSP / 2002 ). Post-doctorate at University of Tennessee of Knoxville (UTK) School of Information Science, Climate Change Science Institute of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (CCSI / ORNL) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) (UTK – 2015). He was fellow of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq, Brazil.

Muhammet Turkoglu

Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

Dr. Muhammet TURKOGLU, his undergraduate education in Biology completed in 1988 in the Hacettepe University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, completed graduate education in 1991 in the Dokuz Eylul University, Marine Science Technology Institute, Marine Living Resources Department giving the master thesis titled “Investigation of Chromium (Cr) Concentrations in Water, Sediments and Some Organisms of Izmir Bay“. Then, he completed his Ph.D. study giving a doctorate thesis (Ph.D. Thesis) titled “Phytoplankton Composition and Effects of Bio-ecological Factors of Middle Black Sea Area (Coasts of Sinop Peninsula)” in the Ege University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Section of Marine Biology in 1998.