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DR LAURENT ANTONI

Presentation title: EUROPEAN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES ON HYDROGEN AND FUEL CELLS, CONSIDERING THE NEXT FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME HORIZON EUROPE AND THE CLEAN HYDROGEN JOINT UNDERTAKING

Dr. Laurent Antoni is Public Affairs manager for hydrogen technologies at CEA Liten. Laurent Antoni is also since 2016 President of Hydrogen Europe Research, the European research association on hydrogen and fuel cells gathering more than 90 universities and research institutes, member of the Governing Board of the European Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH 2 JU).

PROFESSOR IBRAHIM DINCER
Ontario Tech. University, Oshawa, Ontario

Prof. Ibrahim Dincer

Presentation title: THE ROLE OF CLEAN HYDROGEN AND HYDROGEN FUELS IN NEAR FUTURE

President, Hydrogen Technologies Association
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Energy Research
Editor-in-Chief, Energy Storage
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Exergy
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Global Warming
Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Special Issues Coordinating Editor, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy

Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ontario Tech. University. Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored/co-authored many books and book chapters, along with many refereed journal and conference papers. Dr. Dincer has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. Dr. Dincer has delivered many keynotes and invited lectures. Dr. Dincer is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. Dr. Dincer served as Vice President for Strategy in International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Vice-President for World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET) for many years. Dr. Dincer chaired a technical group in ASHRAE, named Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings. Dr. Dincer currently serves as President for Hydrogen Technologies Association in Turkey and Chair for Energy Working Group in Turkish Academy of Sciences. Dr. Dincer is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada. During the past six years he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering and one of the most highly cited researchers.

During the past 25 years Dr. Dincer’s research and activities have been diverse and primarily focussed on sustainable energy solutions, sustainable communities and cities, district energy systems, green buildings, renewable energy technologies, energy storage technologies, hydrogen energy technologies, and waste to energy technologies. His group has developed various novel technologies for commercialization.