Dr. Suvash Saha
UTS, Australia

Dr. Aziz Muhammad
UTokyo, Japan

Dr. Sunil K. Singal
IIT Roorkee, India

Dr. Mohd Zamri Ibrahim
UMT, Malaysia

Dr. Dibakar Rakshit
IIT Delhi, India

Dr. Wahidul K. Biswas
CU, Australia

Dr. P. Abdul Salam
AIT, Thailand

Dr. Md. Hasanuzaman
UM, Malaysia

Dr. Atul Dhar
IIT Mandi, India

Dr. Bridgid Chin Lai Fui
CU, Malaysia

Dr. Devendra Deshmukh
IIT Indore, India

Dr. Sumedha Rajakaruna
CU, Australia

Dr. R.P. Saini
IIT Roorkee, India

Dr. Agus Saptoro
CU, Malaysia

Dr. Lee Jun Yi
CADFEM, Singapore

Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere
CU, Malaysia

Dr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay
IIT Jodhpur, India

Dr. Raoof Gholami
CU, Malaysia

Dr. Jibrail Kansedo
CU, Malaysia

Dr. Sukanta Roy
CU, Malaysia

Speaker Sessions and Biography


11:30 – 13:00 Session 1: Energy Storage

Speaker: Dr. Suvash Saha, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Session Title:Modelling of Thermal Energy Storage using Phase Change Material (PCM)

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Suvash C. Saha is presently working at the University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia as a Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering. He has also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for more than 6 years at the School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering of Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Saha received his PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics applications to heat transfer in buildings from the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences of James Cook University, Australia in 2009. His current research interests are: Thermal storage using Phase Change Materials (PCM); Solar thermal energy technology; Natural convection heat transfer in buildings and other confined geometries; Scale analysis for the transient flow; Computational biomechanical engineering etc. Dr. Saha has more than 200 publications including 120 journal papers mostly published in high impact journals. Total citations of Dr. Saha is 1720 (Google Scholar) and 1153 (Scopus) with h-Index of 21 (Google Scholar) and 19 (Scopus). He has more than $1.4m funding including 2 ARC (Australian Research Council) Linkage grants, one Australia-India Strategic Research Fund by Australia Academy of Science and is involved in two National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) funding.



13:30 – 15:00   Session 2: Energy Sustainability-1

Speaker: Dr. Aziz Muhammad, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Session Title:Carbon-free Secondary Energy Sources in the Future Energy Systems

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Aziz is currently an Associate Professor at Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. He received B. Eng., M. Eng., and D. Eng. degrees from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2004, 2006 and 2008, respectively, in the field of mechanical engineering. He was working previously as associate professor (2015-2019) and assistant professor (2011-2015) at Tokyo Institute of Technology. In April 2019, he was selected as UTokyo Young Excellent Researcher 2018 promoting him for the current position. His general research areas are advanced energy conversion systems. His research interest includes power generation, renewable energy utilization, process modeling, smart grid, electric vehicle, battery, and hydrogen production and utilization. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journals, 16 books and book chapters, and more than 200 proceedings. In addition, he is also active as a reviewer for more than 50 distinguished journals related to energy research. He also owns Japanese patent related to mechanical movement (drive) adopted until today. He has received several awards including Young Researcher Award from Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress in 2012, Outstanding paper award from Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan in 2013, Japan Institute of Energy Award for Encouragement from Japan Institute of Energy in 2016, The Best Paper Award from Japan Society of Energy and Resources in 2018, and UTokyo Young Excellent Researcher 2018 in 2019.



15:30 – 17:00   Session 3: Hydro Energy-1

Speaker: Dr. Sunil K. Singal, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Session Title: “Resources Assessment and Investigations for Hydro Power”

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Sunil K. Singal presently working as a Professor and Head of Department, Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. Prof. Singal has obtained his PhD on optimization of low head small hydro installations from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. He has started his professional career as a Scientist at IIT Roorkee in 1984 and later promoted to associate professor in 2015. He has working experience on the hydro energy for more than 35 years, and successfully supervised 8 PhD students, 80 Masters students in the fields of hydro energy and other renewable sources. Prof. Singal has published more than 200 technical manuscripts in the form of books, book chapters, journals, conference proceedings etc. His research interest includes small hydropower resource assessments and planning, designs of civil works, cost optimization and tariff analysis, integrated renewable energy systems, planning of water resources etc. He has a vast experience on conducting 68 short term courses, and delivered more than 200 invited lectures or keynotes in national, international conference, seminars, and workshops. Prof. Singal has successfully completed many national and international research and development grants, and consultancy projects, and member of many advisory and editorial boards. He is a proud recipient of Distinguished Scientist award- VIFRA 2015, Best Citizens of India Award – 2016, The Institution of Engineers (India) Excellence Award 2018 and Research Peace Award 2019-20 etc. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, life member of a number of national and international professional bodies.


11:30 – 13:00 Session 1: Session 4: Wind Energy-1

Speaker: Dr. Mohd Zamri Ibrahim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

Session Title:Wind Energy Research in Malaysia

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Mohd Zamri bin Ibrahim is presently working as Professor and Dean, Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. He received his first Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, in 1996. In 1997 he pursued his Master degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering at University of Warwick, United Kingdom. Later, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Renewable Hydrogen Energy Production System in 2007 at National University of Malaysia (UKM) Malaysia. Mohd Zamri started his career as a Consultant Engineer in 1996. He was appointed as a Production Engineer at Hyundai Pipe Company at Pusan, Korea in 1997. Later, in 1998, he has joined Terengganu Technical University College (TATIUC) as lecturer, and subsequently, in 1999, joined Universiti Malaysia Terengganu as a Lecturer. In 2008, he was appointed as a Head of Department of Engineering Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He was later appointed as the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology in 2010 and also promoted to Associate Professor. His recent research work focuses on the renewable energy particularly in renewable energy system and renewable energy resources. This includes research interests in the design, development and Techno-economics studies of the Renewable Energy System application such as wind, solar, wave and ocean current energy. He has received research grants with total amount more than RM 5 million from various agencies as a project leader and co-researcher, and supervised a number of Masters and PhD students in the area of Renewable Energy Technology systems. He has presented and published many papers on the Renewable Energy Systems at various international and local refereed journals, symposiums and conferences. He has also been appointed as a reviewer/editor for the Journal of Energy (Elsevier), Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (Elsevier), Energy and Buildings (Elsevier) and Journal of Sustainable Science and Management. Moreover, he has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and exhibition competition at national and international level including UMT Excellence Service Award. In addition, he is a member of Institute Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), IMECHE (UK) and World Wind Energy Association (WWEA).



13:30 – 15:00   Session 5: Energy Efficient Buildings

Speaker: Dr. Dibakar Rakshit, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Session Title:Recent Advances in Energy Efficient Buildings

Biography of the Speaker:

Associate Professor Dibakar Rakshit is having sixteen years of experience in thermofluid sciences pertaining to design and optimization of energy systems. His special interests lie in thermofluid studies of solar energy coupled heat exchanger designs, energy conservation in buildings, solar assisted refrigeration systems, multiphase flows and emission control system designs. His PhD at The University of Western Australia involved studies of multiphase mass transfer phenomenon related to thermal diffusion of Liquefied Natural Gas (cryogenic fluids). From there, he developed deep interest for thermal energy storage and pursued it further in his post-doctoral research at Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI), CSIRO, Australia. He was mainly involved in characterizing the thermal behaviour of the solar receiver heat transfer fluid required for power generation. After joining IIT Delhi as an Assistant Professor he continued his study of thermal energy storage capacity of materials that can be utilized for building energy conservation. He then started pursuing his further research in the area of characterization of Nano Enhanced Phase Change Materials (NEPCM) for thermal energy storage in building envelopes. At IIT Delhi, his research has been sponsored by the Indo-Trento ITPAR program which is working on a sustainable grid free village, Indo-Japan SPARC platform to work in the area of green refrigerants. Besides these he is involved in a collaborative project with The University of Queensland, Australia in the area of thermal battery. At IIT Delhi he developed a laboratory for building material characterization.



15:30 – 17:00   Session 6: Energy Sustainability-2

Speaker: Dr. Wahidul K. Biswas, Curtin University, Australia

Session Title:Life Cycle and Sustainability of Renewable Energy Systems

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr Wahidul Biswas is presently working as an Associate Professor at the Sustainable Energy Group, Curtin University, Western Australia. Dr. Wahidul was trained as a Mechanical Engineer, researching the performance of diesel engines using biogas fuel. He has a Masters in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London, and a PhD in Sustainable Futures from the University of Technology, Sydney. A/Prof Biswas teaches and coordinates postgraduate units on Life Cycle Management, Eco-Efficiency Strategies, Industrial Ecology, Environmental Systems, and Sustainable Energy and a core undergraduate Engineering unit, Engineering for Sustainable Development. He has so far carried out extensive life cycle assessment, industrial symbiosis and sustainability related research projects for the Australian agricultural, alternative fuels, building and construction, manufacturing, livestock, mining, gas and water sectors in collaboration with the Department of Climate Change, the Grains Research and Development Commission, Department of Agriculture and Food, University of Western Australia, Department of Primary Industries, Meat and Livestock Australia, Worley Parsons, Water Corporation, Alcoa World Alumina, Enterprise Connect, Recom Engineering, Cedar Woods, Earth Care, Department of State Development, Kwinana Industrial Council, Cockburn Cement and Waste Authority. A/Prof Biswas expanded his LCA research overseas as he completed the LCA of water treatment process and developed environmental product declaration (EPD) of building materials for Gulf Organization of Research and Development (GORD), Qatar. He is the recipient of USD545K competitive grant provided by Qatar National Research Fund to carry out a project entitled, “Techno-economic and environmental assessment of future water supply options for Qatar’s water supply”.


11:30 – 13:00 Session 7: Bio Energy-1

Speaker: Dr. P. Abdul Salam, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Session Title:Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) for Sustainable Development and Climate Change Mitigation

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Abdul Salam is currently serving as Head of Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Associate Professor of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Salam has around 25 years of international experience in research, consultancy and capacity building in the areas of bioenergy (biomass, biofuel, biogas), waste to energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation. He has published more than 100 internationally refereed journal articles, conference papers, and books, and presented his research findings in more than 40 countries. He also has three years of working experience as the General Manager and Chief Design Engineer of an energy service company. He has obtained Master of Engineering (1994) and Doctor of Engineering (2005) in Renewable Energy and Energy Technology, respectively, from AIT. Prior to this, Dr. Salam had completed his bachelors of engineering in Mechanical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 1991. He is a proud receipt of the Thailand Frontier Researcher Award for 2016 in Engineering, in recognition of pioneering a new frontier research, by Thomson Reuters and Office of Higher Education Commission of Thailand. Apart from teaching and research, Dr. Salam is an active member of several professional bodies such as International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), World Bioenergy Association (WBA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).



13:30 – 15:00   Session 8: Solar Energy-1

Speaker: Dr. Md. Hasanuzaman, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Session Title:Global Advancement of Solar Thermal Energy Technologies, Future Prospects and Challenges

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Md. Hasanuzaman holds a PhD and an M. Eng. Sc. from University of Malaya, Malaysia and a B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh. He is currently Associate Professor and Program Coordinator (Master of Renewable Energy) in the UM Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre, Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HICoE), University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is an Associate Editor of the Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier; Associate Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Renewable Energy Resources; and has been a Guest Editor for Renewable Energy, Elsevier. He is an editor and author of the book Energy for Sustainable Development (Elsevier). His research interests include thermal engineering, renewable energy, solar energy, solar thermal energy, energy and buildings, energy policy, transport and electric vehicles. He has also author and co-authored more than 110 research papers and 50 conference proceedings. Dr. Hasanuzzaman has more than 2850 citations with an h-index of 28 in Scopus index and 2150 citations with an h-index of 27 in ISI index. Dr. Hasanuzzaman has supervised and supervising more than 45 postgraduate students. He has secured and managed more than 7 million Ringgit national and international research grants as a PI & co-PI. He received a University of Malaya Excellence Award 2012 for his outstanding achievement in PhD, Bangladesh Scholarship Council and the Nippon Foundation, Japan, 2003-2004.



15:30 – 17:00   Session 9: Waste Heat Recovery

Speaker: Dr. Atul Dhar, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India

Session Title:Waste Heat Recovery Options for Transportation Sector

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Atul Dhar is presently working as an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi, India. He has joined IIT Mandi in 2013 after completing his PhD and Maters from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur in 2013 and 2006, respectively. Prior joining to IIT Mandi, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France from June 2014 to December 2014, and as a Senior Research Associate (Pool Scientist- CSIR) in IIT Kanpur from December 2011-November 2013. Dr. Dhar has published 3 edited books, 12 book chapters, more than 30 refereed journal articles and many conference proceedings at national and international level. He is a proud recipient of Shell India Research Fellowship (2007-2011), CSIR Senior Research Associateship-Pool Scientist Scheme (2011-2013), ISEES Young Scientist Award (2015). He has delivered a number of invited talks at various national and international seminars and workshops and presently managing a number of Govt. and industry funded research and development projects. His research interest includes alternative fuels, energy Systems, waste heat recover and pollution control technologies. Apart from teaching and research, Dr. Dhar is also an active of Member Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and International Society for Energy Environment and Sustainability (ISEES).


11:30 – 13:00 Session 10: Bio Energy-2

Speaker: Dr. Bridgid Chin Lai Fui, Curtin University Malaysia

Session Title:Recent Advances in Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr Bridgid Chin is currently a senior lecturer for the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia campus. She had achieved her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia in 2015. Her area of specialization includes thermochemical conversion specifically on pyrolysis and gasification process of biomass and plastic waste, as well as syngas cleaning technologies. Prior to joining Curtin University Malaysia, she worked as a research assistant for Biomass Processing Laboratory research group, Centre of Biofuel and Biochemical Research (CBBR) in UTP. She is presently involved in numerous international and national grants from International Foundation of Science (IFS), ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Fund (ASEAN-ASTIF), Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology, and Innovation Platform (JASTIP), and Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). She is also a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia and Senior Research Fellow for Resilience Development Initiative (RDI), Indonesia.



13:30 – 15:00   Session 11: Fuels and Combustion-1

Speaker: Dr. Devendra Deshmukh, Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

Session Title:Advances and Challenges in I.C. Engine and Petroleum Fuel

Biography of the Speaker:

Devendra Deshmukh received his B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagpur University in 2000 and Master of Science in Engineering from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 2002. He has worked in TVS Motor Company and General Motor Technical Center Bangalore as research engineer for engine and powertrain development between 2002 to 2007. Later, he obtained PhD. from Indian Institute of Science Bangalore in 2012. He joined Indian Institute of Technology Indore in 2012 as an Assistant Professor in discipline of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests are spray measurements using optical diagnostics, renewable fuel for I.C. Engine and advanced combustion techniques in diesel engine. He is involved in development of high pressure spray chamber with optical access and optical diesel engine for spray and combustion diagnosis.



15:30 – 17:00   Session 12: Hydro Energy-2

Speaker: Dr. Sumedha Rajakaruna, Curtin University Australia

Session Title:Low cost Hydro Power Development using Induction Generators

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Sumedha Rajakaruna received the degrees B.Sc. Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D., from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1986, University of Calgary, Canada in 1989 and University of Toronto, Canada in 1993 respectively, all in the area of electrical engineering. He was a recipient of Prof Ted Parish award for the Best Graduate in Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa and Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship for graduate studies in Canada from 1987 to 1993. From 1986 to 2000, he was with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka at the levels of lecturer and senior lecturer. From 2000 to 2007, he was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as an Assistant Professor. Since 2007, he is employed at the Discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia where he is currently an Associate Professor. From Feb. 2018 to June 2019 he was the Head of the Discipline of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2010 to 2012, he designed and built ‘Green Electric Energy Park’, an innovative renewable energy laboratory at Curtin University as the Founding Director. He has supervised about 13 PhDs to graduation and published some highly cited research articles. His present research interests are in integration of renewable energy sources in grids and microgrids and energy storage. Dr Rajakaruna is a member of Institution of Engineers, Australia (MIEAust) and a Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE).


11:30 – 13:00 Session 13: Hydro Energy-3

Speaker: Dr. R.P. Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Session Title:Technology for Hydro Power Development

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. R.P. Saini is working as Professor in Department of Hydro and Renewable Energy of IIT Roorkee. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from University of Mysore in 1982, Master of Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in the years of 1989 and 1996 respectively. He has research and teaching experience of more than 30 years and has been working in the research areas of renewable energy especially Hydro Power, Solar and Wind. He is also working as MNRE Chair Professor (Renewable Energy) for the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. He has published more than 320 Research Papers in International/National Journals and Seminars/Conferences, 1 Book and 2 Manuals. 25 Ph.D. thesis have been completed and another 18 are in progress under his supervision. He has guided 142 M.Tech. dissertations and 66 M.Tech. Projects. Two patents on Micro Hydro Turbines have been granted from his research. More than 268 Consultancy and Sponsored R&D projects in the area of hydro power and other renewable energy have been handled by him. He has also coordinated about 35 International/National training courses. He has visited more than 22 countries for different activities in the area of hydro power and other renewable energy. He also undertook administrative responsibilities at Institute level from time to time including Head of the Department. He has received several awards including “Best Teacher award of IIT Roorkee” in 2012, “Bharat Jyoti Award” by India International Friendship Society in 2015, “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Venus International Foundation in 2016, “Leading Educationist of India Award” by Friendship Forum in 2018, He was also adjudged as “star performer of IIT Roorkee” in 2003-04 and 2004-05. Prof. Saini is member of several societies including Fellow of Institute of Engineers India.



13:30 – 15:00   Session 14: CO2 Capture-1

Speaker: Dr. Agus Saptoro, Curtin University Malaysia

Session Title:Energy Efficient Process Modifications of CO2 Capture Systems

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Saptoro is currently an Associate Professor at Curtin University Malaysia. He received Bachelor of Engineering (first class honours) in chemical engineering from Gadjah Mada University Indonesia and obtained his PhD in chemical engineering (process system engineering) from Curtin University Australia. He had also research fellowship experiences with University of Hyogo, Japan and University of Aberdeen, UK. His research expertise and interest include intelligent data and image analysis, process modelling, simulation and optimisation, energy efficient CO2 capture processes, and thermal engineering especially microwave assisted crystallisation technology. Dr. Saptoro is a Chartered Professional Engineer with Engineers Australia and is holding a position as Deputy Dean of Research and Development and Chair of Graduate Studies Committee at Curtin University Malaysia.



15:30 – 17:00   Session 15: Energy Modelling and Simulations

Speaker: Dr. Lee Jun Yi, CADFEM SEA Pte. Ltd., Singapore

Session Title:Simulation Solutions for Energy Conversion and Energy-efficient Buildings

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Lee Jun Yi has completed a Doctor of Philosophy (Maritime Engineering) at the University of Tasmania, Australia focusing on scour beneath offshore pipelines. Prior to his PhD, he has completed his first Degree in Naval Architecture from Australian Maritime College, Australia. He is currently associated with CADFEM SEA Pte. Ltd. as an Application Engineer in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) domain, and a ANSYS Certified Professional for Fluids, Structures, Turbulence, High and Low Frequency, Granta CES, VRXPERIENCE SOUND etc. CADFEM is a world-leading simulation technology company established in 1985. Today, CADFEM is the largest Ansys partner worldwide with 500 employees working in 30 different locations in 17 countries. In Southeast Asia, CADFEM SEA Pte. Ltd. operates in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, providing simulation solution from structural mechanics to fluid dynamics, electromagnetics, and optical stimulation as well as embedded software to local customers with comprehensive technical support and know-how knowledge transfer.


11:30 – 13:00 Session 16: Solar Energy-2

Speaker: Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Curtin University Malaysia

Session Title:Historic and Recent Progress in Solar Chimney Power Plant Enhancing Technologies

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere joined Curtin University, Malaysia in August 2015 as lecturer with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer December 2017. Dr. Aja obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia. He holds MSc. in Energy Technology from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), MSc. in Project Management from Curtin University and BEng. in Mechanical/Production Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. Dr. Aja is currently Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of United Kingdom and Engineers Australia. He holds Professional Memberships with Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE, Institution of Engineers Australia, IEAust, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has one-year working experiences as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Crude Oil Research Center, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. Dr. Aja has 6-year experiences as project manager with ROKNET KONSULT, 5-year experiences as tutor in UTP, and about 10-year experience as a researcher. His research areas revolve around renewable energy, waste management and environment sustainability, sustainable development, and flow assurance.



13:30 – 15:00   Session 17: Fuels and Combustion-2

Speaker: Dr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

Session Title: “Modeling Of Combustion & Emissions In Gas Turbines”

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Sudipto Mukhopadhyay is presently working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in IIT Jodhpur. His research interests are broadly in energy and propulsion. Before starting at IITJ, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology and Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. His postdoctoral research focused on sprays and thermo-acoustics for energy and propulsion. He earned his PhD in turbulent combustion modeling at Eindhoven University of Technology. His PhD research at TU Eindhoven was based on combustion modeling technique – Flamelet Generated Manifold (FGM) and was in collaboration with Rolls Royce Aero Engines, Berlin. He completed his MTech from IIT Madras and BTech from Kalyani Government Engineering college. Prior to his PhD at TU Eindhoven, Dr. Sudipto was working in Engineering and Industrial Services division of Tata Consultancy Services, a leading Indian MNC. He has around 7+ years of industrial experience in varied domains spanning many facets of engineering consultancy. This includes consultancy in the areas of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for several leading industrial houses spanning across India and USA. Dr. Sudipto is also an active member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).



15:30 – 17:00   Session 18: CO2 Capture-2

Speaker: Dr. Raoof Gholami, Curtin University Malaysia

Session Title:Characterization of CO2 storage sites for a safe implementation of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Raoof Gholami is presently working as an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research & Development at Curtin University Malaysia. He received his PhD from Shahrood University of Technology in collaboration with Curtin University Australia in 2014. He has also done a post doctorate research studies on the characterization of Bakken Shale formation back to 2018 at University of North Dakota, USA. Before joining Curtin, Raoof was a Geomechanics engineer at Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) for four years where he carried out and supervised many projects on the wellbore stability, hydraulic fracturing and formation characterization. He is also a chartered professional engineer registered with the Engineers Australia and a professional member of Engineering Council of United Kingdom. Raoof had done several projects related to petroleum geomechanics for various companies and has also been a consulting engineer on various geomechanics related projects since 2013. His main research area of interests are wellbore stability and integrity issues, formation characterizations, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and geomechanics of unconventional resources.


11:30 – 13:00 Session 19: Bio Energy-3

Speaker: Dr. Jibrail Kansedo, Curtin University Malaysia

Session Title:Recent Trends in Palm Oil based Bio-diesel

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Jibrail Kansedo is presently working as a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia. Dr. Kansedo completed his PhD in chemical engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 2015, particularly focusing on bio-diesel production. Prior to his PhD, he worked as a Research Officer in Biodiesel production from 2009 to 2010. He has extensive experience in the field bio-diesel for last 10 years and published more 30 technical papers in reputed international journals and conferences. His research interests include bio fuel based renewable energy production, edible and non-edible sources of biodiesel production, heterogeneous catalytic reactions, reaction mechanism and kinetics modeling, plant oil extraction and fatty acids profile etc.



13:30 – 15:00 Session 19: Wind Energy-2

Speaker: Dr. Sukanta Roy, Curtin University Malaysia

Session Title:Application of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for Alternative Energy Generation

Biography of the Speaker:

Dr. Sukanta Roy is presently working as the Head of Department and Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Malaysia Campus. He has joined Curtin University, Malaysia Campus in September 2017. Prior to joining Curtin University, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in IRPHE, Aix Marseille University, France from November 2015 to June 2017 on the variable pitch control of vertical axis wind turbines. Dr. Roy has also worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in LHEEA, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France from September 2014 to October 2015 through Erasmus Mundus Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Asia to Europe) from European Commission on flow physics analysis of micro wind turbines. Prior to working in France, he has completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India (2010-2014). Dr. Roy is a Fellow of Advance Higher Education (HEA), UK and award winner of Curtin Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2019. Dr. Roy presently supervising a number of PhD and MPhil students and recognized reviewer for more than 10 reputed international journals. His research interests include Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Wind Turbine Aerodynamics and Hydro-kinetic Turbines, Turbo-machinery, Renewable Energy, and Heat Transfer Applications. Dr. Roy is associated with professional bodies such as American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), The Institute of Engineers (India), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), and Advance Higher Education (HEA).

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