Sven Kullander (Chair) is a professor emeritus in high energy physics at Uppsala University. He has worked in the fields of experimental nuclear and particle physics and on accelerators and advanced instrumentation. His research has been carried out internationally in Chicago, CERN Geneva, Heidelberg, Osaka and Uppsala where he has been Director of the Gustaf Werner Cyclotron Laboratory, Head of the Department of Radiation Sciences and Rector/Dean of the School of Engineering and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. His energy related research has been in table top fusion and accelerator waste transmutation technologies. From 2001 he has been increasingly involved in the activities of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences where he is a member and previous vice president. Since 2004 he is responsible for the Academy's energy work and chairs its energy committee. In this function he was a referee for the EU strategic energy package before its launch. He is currently the vice president of EASAC and chairs EASACs energy panel.
John Holmes (Secretary) is the Secretary to EASAC’s energy programme, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford concerned with improving links between science and policy making, and an independent consultant. His previous career was in technology assessment and research management in the coal industry, as Science and Engineering Director for the UK’s radioactive waste disposal programme, and as head of the science programme of the Environment Agency, the environmental regulator for England and Wales.
Marc Oliver Bettzüge has been full professor of economics, in particular energy economics, and Head of the Chair of Energy Economics - Department of Economics - at the University of Cologne since 2007. He is also Managing Director and Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute of Energy Economics at the University of Cologne (EWI). Besides his obligations as director, Professor Bettzüge deals primarily with basic institutional and economic issues in energy economics and energy policy.
Professor Bettzüge is a member of the German Bundestag's [German parliament] Study Commission on Growth, Wellbeing and Quality of since 2011. In addition he plays an active role in various committees and advisory boards.
After studying mathematics and economics at the Universities of Bonn, Cambridge and Berkeley, he received his doctorate in economics with a thesis on "Financial Innovation from a General Equilibrium Perspective." Following that, Professor Bettzüge worked as a researcher at the Universities of Bonn and Zurich, and also as a management consultant with internationally renowned consulting firms. Prior to his appointment to the University of Cologne, he held the position of partner and CEO with the strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Sebastien Candel obtained his engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris in 1968, PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1972 and a Doctorat d’Etat from University of Paris 6 in 1977. Since 1978 he has been a professor at Ecole Centrale Paris where he now heads Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and leads the combustion group of the EM2C laboratory (CNRS). He is a professor at Institut Universitaire de France since 2001 and holds the chair of Combustion and Propulsion. He has received numerous awards including the Marcel Dassault Grand Prize from the French Academy of Sciences, the Aeroacoustics award of the Confederation of Aerospace European Societies, the Pendray Aerospace Literature award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a “Doctorate Honoris Causa” from the University of Brussels. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Institute of Physics (IOP), and the AAAF. Since 1994 he has been a Corresponding Member of the French Academy of Sciences, he became a founding Member of the Academy of Technology in 2000 and was elected as a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering of the United States in 2009.
Maria da Graça Carvalho is a member of the European Parliament in the PPE group since 14 July 2009 (member of the ITRE-Industry, Research and Energy Committee, substitute member of the Budgets Committee, substitute member of the SURE-Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013 and member of the ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly).
She was elected co-President of the Economic Development, Finance and Trade Committee of ACP-UE Joint Parliamentary Assembly. She has been Principal Adviser of President Barroso in the areas of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Climate Change from 2006 to 2009.
She is a Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon) and she has a 30 years research experience in the areas of energy, environment and climate change.
In 1983 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Imperial College in London in the area of energy intensive industries. She was the founder of a research group of 50 people at Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon) in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change fields.
She has been Minister of Science and Higher Education of the XV Constitutional Government of Portugal and Minister of Science, Innovation and Higher Education of the XVI Constitutional Government, Director-General of GRICES-Office for International Relations in Science and Higher Education and Deputy President of the Portuguese Association of Engineers.
She has been member of the Board of Directors and President of the Scientific Board of Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon). She is a member of 22 national and international scientific associations and fellow of AIAA-American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, of AAAS-American Association for the Advancement of Science, of the WAAS - World Academy of Art and Science and of the Portuguese Academy of Science.
She published 115 articles in international scientific journals and more than 300 articles in international books and proceedings of conferences. She is author of 2 books and editor of 14 books and special editions of international scientific journals. Her main area of research is Energy, Climate Change and optimization of energy intensive industries.
She was decorated by the President of Portugal with the designation "Great Official of the Order of Public Instruction" within the scope of International Women Day Programme (8 March 2002) and by the Chancellery of the International Order of Merit of the Discoverer of Brazil with the high honour of the Great Cross (26 April 2005).
Petr Krenek is Director of the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic. He received the M.S. degree in electrical power engineering from the Czech Technical University in Prague and the PhD degree in theoretical electrotechnics from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. His field of research is theory and computational methods of thermophysical properties of mixtures of partially ionized and chemically reacting gases in plasmatrons and other plasma devices. He is Member of the Advisory Council for big Research Infrastructures in Czech Republic, Member of the ESFRI Engineering and Physical Sciences TWG, Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Vicechairman of Board of Directors of the West Bohemian University in Pilsen, Fellow of the Engineering Academy of Czech Republic, Member of the Management Boards of Czech-American Science & Technology Center and of the Czech Space Office. http://www.ipp.cas.cz
Jan Kretzschmar: After 42 years of applied research prof.dr.ir. Jan Kretzschmar retired mid 2007 as research director Energy, Materials and Environmental Technology at VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research in Mol, Belgium. He is nevertheless still active as private consultant energy & environment, as visiting professor environmental technology at the University of Antwerpen, as a member of the Class of Technical Sciences and a board member of the Royal Flemish Academy (KVAB), and as a regular evaluator or reviewer of EU project proposals and projects.
Peter Lund is Professor (Engineering Physics/Advanced Energy Systems) at Aalto University (formerly Helsinki University of Technology) and has worked with energy issues, energy efficiency, new and renewable energy technologies since 1980. His present academic interests covers global energy issues and future solutions, but also advanced technologies such as sustainable buildings and communities, solar energy, fuel cells, hydrogen and nanotechnology for energy applications. He has acted as an advisor to the European Commission in several different roles, has coordinated Finnish R&D activities in new energy technologies, and acted as consultant on energy issues to industry, governments, and international bodies. He is Editor-in-Chief for Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment and Editor of International Journal of Energy Research. http://tfy.tkk.fi/personnel/official.php?id=444
Enn Lust is Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of the Institute of Chemistry at University of Tartu. He has studied the electrochemical power sources and energy issues, energy efficiency, renewable energy technology since 1997. His present academic interests cover global energy issues and modern cost-effective solutions, but mainly advanced technologies such as development of fuel cells, electrical double layer capacitors, electrolyzers and hydrogen storage materials, Li-ion batteries, as well as development of synthesis methods of materials for energy conversion and storage applications. He has coordinated Estonian R&D activities in new energy technologies, he is Chairman of the of the Estonian Energy Technology Program and act as a consultant on electrochemical energy technology systems to industry and international bodies. https://www.etis.ee/portaal/isikuCV.aspx?PersonVID=2462&lang=en
Mark O’Malley is the Professor of Electrical Engineering at University College Dublin and is the founder and Director of the Electricity Research Centre, an industry supported research group, chaired by the Irish energy regulator. His teaching and research interests are in grid integration of renewable energy. He acts as a consultant to all major players in the Irish Electricity industry, giving advice on issues as diverse as electricity market design and the grid integration of renewable sources, and currently serves on the Technical Review Committees of a number of US studies. erc.ucd.ie/people/mark/
Michael Ornetzeder is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Technology Assessment at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and a Lecturer at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna. His main research interest is within science and technology studies and technology assessment, with a particular focus on the interrelations of social and technical innovations, shaping and diffusion processes, participation models, user involvement and sustainability. His current research is in the field of transition of the energy system towards sustainability and on climate change issues. Furthermore, he is an adviser in a large-scale pilot project on energy efficiency and smart metering in Austria. http://www.oeaw.ac.at/ita/ebene3/e2-4a.htm
Alojz Poredos is Professor for Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heat and Mass Transfer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Ljubljana. His research interests are in heat and mass transfer, refrigeration, heat pumps, district heating and cooling, and absorption cooling. He has collaborated with research groups in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland and France, and is President of the Slovenian District Heating Association and a Scientific Councillor of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Wim van Saarloos is presently director of the FOM Foundation in the Netherlands. The research foundation FOM is both the funding organisation for physics research in the Netherlands, and the parent organisation of three physics research institutes. One of these, the FOM-institute for plasma physics Rijnhuizen is presently being transformed into the Dutch Institute for Fundamental Energy Research (DIFFER). Van Saarloos is also intimately involved in shaping the new institute and in executing the national research program 'sustainable energy' of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, of which FOM if part. As a professor of physics at Leiden University from 1991-2009 he led a group focussed on theoretical soft matter physics and pattern formation. http://www.fom.nl
Ferdi Schuth is Director at the Max-Planck-Institute für Kohlenforschung and Honorary Professor of Chemistry at Bochum University. His research interests include energy-related catalysis and hydrogen storage. He has coordinated the preparation of an energy research concept for the German government on behalf of the German academies. He is also vice president of the German Research Foundation (DFG).http://www.kofo.mpg.de/de/forschung/heterogene-katalyse
Eugenijus Uspuras is Director of the Lithuanian Energy Institute. He is a member of the European Nuclear Society, the Council of the Lithuanian Energy Institute, the European Commission Scientific and Technical Committee of Euratom, and the European Commission Advisory Group on Energy. Most of Professor Uspuras’ scientific career has been in heat transfer and fluid flow in nuclear reactors of different applications, deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis of the nuclear reactors, development of fission and fusion energy technologies, transport of the radioactive materials, energy security and technology risk analysis.
Jan Vaagen is Professor Theoretical Physics, Energy Physics and Process Technology, Department of Physics and Technology, University of Bergen. http://www.uib.no/persons/Jan.Vaagen