Invited Speakers

Ali Kilicarslan


Professor Ali Kilicarslan (Ph.D.) is Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Hitit University, Corum, Turkey. He was Director of the Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences until 2017 and is Editor in Chief of the Hittite Journal of Science and Engineering.

His research is based on experimental, theoretical, energy and exergy analyses in the following areas: Thermal Systems, Refrigerants and Refrigeration Systems, Air-conditioning Systems, Heating Systems, Alternative and Renewable Energy Systems, Gas-fired Pulse Combustion, and Thermodynamic Cycles.

K. S. Reddy

Dr. K. S. Reddy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Madras, Chennai is a specialist in renewable energy technologies, concentrating solar thermal and PV systems, energy efficiency and environment. Presently, he is also an honorary professor at the University of Exeter, U.K. and Adjunct Professor, CEERI-CSIR, Chennai. He has authored more than 200 research papers in reputed international journals and conferences. He has filed a couple of patents in the area of energy. He co-authored a book on “Sustainable Energy and the Environment: A Clean Technology Approach” Published by Springer. Dr. Reddy has executed several research projects related to solar energy and energy & environment sponsored by various national and international agencies. He is actively involved in the development of Concentrating Solar Power technologies in India. He is associated with several Industries on power generation, process heat, energy efficiency & conservation and characterization of engineering materials.

Shin-Ku Lee

Shin-Ku Lee is an Associate Research Professor in the Research Center for Energy Technology and Strategy at National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. He received his Ph. D. degree from National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, in 2001. From 2008 to 2014, he was an assistant research professor at National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. Since 2015, he has been an associate research professor at National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.

Dr. Lee current research is concerned with the development, evaluation, and application of advanced building material for use in green building. Over the last few years, Dr. Lee has written papers demonstrating how advanced building material such as aerogel, solar control film, BIPV, and other materials can be adapted for the enhancement of fire-resistant and thermal performances in a building.

Zafer Utlu

Zafer Utlu is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at İstanbul Gedik University (IGUN). He is also Rector of this University. He is a member of The International Federation of Inspection Agencies. He received Ph.D. in Energy from Ege University in 2003. He has a wide range of experience of thermodynamic analysis including energy and exergy analyses, renewable energy technologies, zero energy buildings, energy storage, energy systems, solar energy applications, heat pumps, waste heat recovery technologies, thermophotovoltaic systems, and power cycles. He is carrying out a lot of projects which are supported by The Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey (STRCT) and British Council, UNDP, ISTKA and industry. He published over 120 refereed papers on an international and national basis.
Prof. Utlu is the advisor of waste heat recovery systems, and solar energy applications, and heat pumps in many industrial projects. He has provided consultancy in design/development of several major solar power plants. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Engineering and Natural Sciences (IJENS).

Ali Mohammed AL-ASHWAL

Ali Mohammed Al-Ashwal is a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He held key official positions as an Academic Director of the Lebanese International University (LIU) from September 2008 to November 2018, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Sana’a University for the years 1991, 2000, 2006 up to September 2008, the Power Sector Reform Project Director, Financed by WB, from 1998 to 2002, and the Advisor of Minister of Electricity, from 2004 to 2008. He is now the General Manager of a consultancy firm (General Engineering Services) since 1994 up to now. His fields of research interest are in renewable energy and energy conservation.