Christos Markides is Professor of Clean Energy Technologies, Head of the Clean Energy Processes Laboratory, which numbers 45 researchers, and leads the Experimental Multiphase Flow Laboratory, which is the largest experimental space of its kind at Imperial College London. He is also, amongst other, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Applied Thermal Engineering’, a member of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee and the Scientific Committee of the UK Energy Storage SUPERGEN Hub. He specialises in applied thermodynamics and transport processes as applied to high-performance devices, technologies and systems for thermal-energy recovery, utilization, conversion or storage. His research interests include heating, cooling and power, and in particular, solar energy and waste heat recovery and conversion in heat-intensive industrial applications. He also has an ongoing interest in advanced diagnostic techniques for the provision of detailed, spatiotemporally resolved information in turbulent, reacting and multiphase flows. He has published >200 journal papers and >300 conference papers on these topics. He won IMechE’s ‘Donald J. Groen’ outstanding paper prize in 2016, IChemE’s ‘Global Award for Best Research Project’ in 2018, the Engineers without Borders ‘Chill Challenge’ in 2020, and received Imperial College President’s Award for Research Excellence in 2017.
Professor Perumal Nithiarasu (PN) is currently the Associate Dean for Research Innovation and Impact, Faculty of Science and Engineering
at Swansea University. Previously, PN served as the Head of Zienkewicz Centre for Computational Engineering for five years, Deputy Head of
College of Engineering for three years and Dean of Research Impact for five years. A Mechanical Engineer by training, PN has extensive
experience in teaching various disciplines. PN’s research areas of interest include computational fluid dynamics/biomedical engineering
and, recently AI. He has been working in these areas for more than 25 years and has published many articles and books. Well known
internationally for his work, PN was awarded the Zienkiewicz silver medal of ICE London in 2002, ECCOMAS Young Investigator award in 2004 and the prestigious EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 2006. The group led by PN currently consists of 10 academic staff, more than 20 post-docs and research students. PN currently co-chairs two international conferences, including the well-known Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering series (CMBE series, www.compbiomed.net ) founded by PN.
PN is the founding editor in chief of the _International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering_, published by
Wiley-Blackwell. PN was elected to the fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales in 2018.
Professor Yulong Ding CEng FIChemE FRSC is the founding Chamberlain Chair of Chemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and director of Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage. His current research covers both fundamental (multiphase transport phenomena across length scales) and applied (new energy conversion and storage technologies) aspects.
He invented liquid air energy storage technology and led the initial stage of their developments and validation, which is commercialised by Highview Power, a UK engineering companies. He developed composite phase change materials for thermal energy storage and associated large-scale manufacture technologies, leading to large scale commercial applications with a total installation of >300MW / >1.2GWh so far.
He is a receiver of three IChemE Global Awards – Energy, Research Project and Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2019; Distinguished Energy Storage Individual Award (Beijing International Energy Storage and Expo, 2018); Cryogenic Energy Storage Research Chair Award (Royal Academy of Engineering, 2014); Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award (First Prize, Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage System, 2014); Energy & Environment Award and Technology and Innovation Grand Prix Award (Liquid Air Energy Storage, ‘The Engineer’ Magazine, 2011).
He has published over 450 technical papers with ~250 in peer-reviewed journals (H Index of ~ 63), filed over 70+ patents, and co-founded Dispersia Ltd and Jinhe Energy Co Ltd, and more recently Kelvin Thermotech Ltd. He has served as a consultant to AnSteel Group, P&G, Shell Global Solutions, GSK, Pfizer and CREG over the last 20 years. He currently serves on IChemE Publication Medal Assessment Panel, European Technology and Innovation Platform Working Group on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIPSNET), and editorial boards of Journal of Energy Storage (Wiley), Journal of Thermal Science (Springer), Particuology (Elsevier), and Energies & Applied Science (MDPI).
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