Speaker I

Prof. Hartmut Hinz
University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt, Germany

H. Hinz received the diploma degree in electrical engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Aachen and the Ruhr University, Bochum in Germany in the years 1990 and 1994 respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Technical University, Darmstadt in Germany in 2000.
Between 1999 and 2009 he was with General Motors Fuel Cell Activities, most recently as project leader for the development of high voltage electrical systems for concept fuel cell. In 2009 he was appointed as a Professor for power electronics at the University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt in Germany. Since 2011 he is the program director of the study program electrical engineering. Since 2010 he is a visiting Professor (flying faculty) at the Vietnamese-German University in Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam. His research interests are in the areas power electronics, modeling and decentralized power generation.

Speaker II

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Schmidt
Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Michael Schmidt received his Diploma degree and his Doctorate degree in mathematics from the Technical University of Berlin in 2002 and 2007, respectively. A part of his studies and research he conducted at the Université de Nantes and at the École Supérieure d’Électricité in Paris.

From 2008 to 2013 he was with GE Global Research, Munich, initially as project lead and later as head of the research department “Renewable Energy and Power Systems”. In 2013 he became a Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrücken. Since 2014, he has been a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Offenburg University of Applied Sciences.

His main areas of research interest are the optimization of renewable energy systems, their grid integration, and managing the variability of renewable energy sources.

Speaker III

Assoc. Prof. Mejdi Jeguirim

University of Haute Alsace, France

Dr. Mejdi Jeguirim is associate professor at the University of Haute Alsace (France) since 2005 in the field of energy, process engineering and kinetics modelling. He dedicates most of his career to the biomass valorization through thermochemical conversion and the elaboration of chars with controlled porosity devoted to the treatment of aqueous and gaseous effluents. These research topics were performed in the frame of several international collaborations (Tunisia, Germany, Belgium, Algeria, Lebanon, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus…) and industrial contracts. He acted as PhD advisor for 7 students and he has co-authored more than 50 referred international journal papers in his research field. He is also member of the scientific committee of several international congresses.  He is involved as a scientific expert for more than 40 international scientific journals as well as for several national and international research programs (French ANR, Mines Carnot, Research Ministry of Romania, Research Ministry of Kazakhstan). He was the financial and administrative manager of the Energy and HVAC Professional Degree, Specialty: Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development at the Faculty of Science and Technology of Mulhouse from 2007 to 2012. He has received the French National Research Excellence Award for researcher with high level scientific activity for the 2009-2012 and 2013-2016 periods.



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