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Keynote Speakers of ICPSE 2018

Amela Ajanovic, PhD

Amela Ajanovic is associate professor of Energy Economics at the Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives at the Technical University of Vienna in Austria. She teaches Energy Economics in transport.
Her current research focus is on (i) alternative fuels and alternative automotive technologies (ii) transition towards a sustainable transport system; (iii) transport energy policy strategies and (iv) long-term energy scenarios.
She holds a degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in energy economics at Vienna University of Technology. She is responsible for research, project acquisition and scientific coordination in the area of energy economics with a focus on sustainable transport. She works in these fields since more than ten years and has published more than 20 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

Dr. Mattia De Rosa, University College Dublin, Ireland

Mattia received his MEng in Thermal Engineering at the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2010 and he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Applied Thermodynamics) at the University of Genoa (Italy) in 2015. During his PhD, his research activities were focused on dynamic modelling of thermal systems and buildings and he collaborated with several international partners, e.g. Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Ural Federal University (Russia), etc. In June 2015, Mattia moved to Queen's University Belfast where he conducted research activities on numerical modelling of thermodynamic cycles, heat transfer and thermal system components – in collaboration with the University of Liege (Belgium), ASME and several industrial partners. Mattia joined the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin, in July 2017 as Senior Researcher in the framework of the ESIPP program. His current research is mainly focused on energy modelling of building and heating/cooling system, renewable energies and waste heat recovery and thermo-economic analysis of investments.

Reinhard Haas, PhD,(University professor)

Energy Economics Group, Institute of Energy Systems and Electric Drives, Vienna University of Technology

Reinhard Haas is university professor of Energy Economics at Vienna University of Technology in Austria. He teaches Energy Economics, Regulation and Competition in Energy markets, and Energy Modelling.
His current research focus is on (i) evaluation and modelling of dissemination strategies for renewables; (ii) modelling paths towards sustainable energy systems; (iii) liberalisation vs regulation of energy markets; (iv) energy policy strategies.
He works in these fields since more than 20 years and has published more than 60 papers in reviewed international journals. Moreover, he has coordinated and coordinates projects for Austrian institutions as well as the European Commission and the International Energy Agency.

Dr. Magnus Thor Jonsson, University of Iceland, 

Dr. Manfred Schrödl, TU Wien, Austria

Dr. Pall Valdimarsson, University of Iceland,


Prof. Ionel Vechiu, Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées. (ESTIA), France

Ionel VECHIU received the Ing. degree in electrical engineering from Galati University, Romania, in 2001 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Le Havre, France, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. In 2013, he received the Habilitation to Conduct Researches in Applied Power Electronics and Control from Grenoble INP, France. He is currently full professor at ESTIA Institute of Technology, France. His research interests include the power electronics applied to renewable energy conversion and storage, dynamic modelling & simulation of electric power systems, including control strategies for Distributed Generation Integration into MicroGrids and weak grids. He is an IEEE member since 2008 and chaired various technical sessions. He has participated in several Industrial and R&D projects and works extensively with industrial companies on projects regarding the increasing intermittent renewable energy penetration in islanding grids.