Keynote Speakers

Eminent keynote speakers to give lectures on topics including:

  • Energy Storage for the Age of Renewables
  • Research, Innovation and Commercialization in Sustainable Energy Technologies
  • Integrating Planning & Policy, Architecture, Engineering & Economics
  • Energy and Environment
  • Engineering Thermophysics
  • Systemic Change for Cities
  • Energy, Water & Food Security Nexus

Matthaios Santamouris

M. Santamouris is a Scientia Professor of High Performance Architecture at UNSW, and past Professor in the University of Athens, Greece. Visiting Professor : Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece.

Xudong Zhao

Xudong Zhao is the Director of Research and Professor at the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hull (UK), and has enjoyed a global reputation as a distinguished academia in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, and sustainable heating, cooling and power systems, with particular strength in integrating renewable solar energy source (via PVs, solar thermal collectors, and PV/Thermal) and energy efficiency technologies (e.g. heat pipe, heat pump, CHP and PCM etc) into various decentralised heating, cooling and power systems, thus creating the de-carbonized, decentralized and off-grid energy systems.

Li Shao

Li Shao is Professor in Sustainable Technology for the Built Environment at the University of Reading, UK. Professor Shao has led major research institutions, groups and consortiums. These include Director of the Technology for Sustainable Development Centre, University of Reading, Director of Research at the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University (DMU), UK, and Director of Research for the Faculty of Engineering, DMU, as well as the Co-Director of Institute of Building Technology, University of Nottingham.

Hongxing Yang

Prof. Yang received his BEng in 1982 and MEng in 1985 in the Division of HVACR Engineering of Tianjin University, China. He obtained his PhD in 1993 in the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK. He is now leading the Renewable Energy Research Group (RERG) in the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests cover a number of R&D topics in renewable energy applications and energy saving in buildings in urban areas including solar photovoltaic integration in buildings, indirect evaporation cooling, ground-coupled heat pumps and solar cell related materials.

Kamaruzzaman Sopian

Prof. Dato’ Dr. Kamaruzzaman Sopian obtained his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of WisconsinMadison in 1985, MSc in Energy Resources from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989 and PhD. in Mechanical Engineering from the Dorgan Solar Laboratory, University of Miami in 1997. He is presently the Professor in Renewable Energy at the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Currently, he is the Director of the Solar Energy Research Institute, a center of excellence for the research and development in solar energy technology.

Abubakr bahaj

Professor AbuBakr Bahaj (FICE, FIET, FRSA, MInstP, CPhys) leads the 55-strong Energy and Climate Change Division and the Sustainable Energy Research Group at the University of Southampton, where he completed his Ph.D. progressing from a researcher to a Personal Chair in Sustainable Energy. For more than 30 years, Professor Bahaj has pioneered sustainable energy research and established the energy theme within the University. His major research programmes can be found at These include Renewable Energy (Solar PhotovoltaicsOffshore Wind and Marine Energy), Cities, Energy and InfrastructureEnergy for Development, Data and ModellingEnergy and BehaviourEnergy and Buildings,  Environmental Impacts, and  Microgeneration Technologies.


Yuying Yan

Prof. Yuying Yan was awarded his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the City University of London in 1996, and currently is Professor of Thermofluids Engineering at University of Nottingham, UK, L.D.S. Chair Professor and Director of Fluids & Thermal Engineering Centre at University of Nottingham Ningbo. He carries out wide range research in multiphase flow, heat transfer, and energy thermal management, as well as the cross-disciplinary subject of biomimetics in terms of nature-inspired solutions for flow & heat transfer.