The conference full program will be given around November, 2017.
Magnus Thor Jonsson is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Science, University of Iceland, located in Reykjavik, Iceland. He received his MSc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iceland, Department of Industrial Engineering in 1982 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Mechanical Department at the Technical University of Norway in Trondheim in 1987. His major field of study was model based design using nonlinear FEM models. His main research interest is in the field of model based optimization for geothermal power plants. He has published a number of reviewed research papers and led a number of funded research projects in the areas of thermal and structural modeling of geothermal wells and optimization of steam gathering systems for geothermal power plants. Prof. Jonsson has worked as the Department Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and has been the chairman of the Engineering Research Institute, University of Iceland, chairman of Continuing Education, and the chairman of CAD, CAM and CAE Association in Iceland. He has also been the chairman of the Machine Group of Icelandic Standards. He has been a board member of many steering committees at the University of Iceland and at Icelandic associations such as the Icelandic Society of Engineers and the IT&T User Forum.
Luis Martínez-Salamero received the Ingeniero de Telecomunicación degree in 1978 and the Ph.D. degree in 1984, both at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona, Spain.
From 1978 to 1992, he taught circuit theory, analog electronics and power processing at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting professor at the Center for Solid State Power Conditioning and Control, Department of Electrical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC. From 2003 to 2004 and 2010 to 2011, he was a visiting scholar at the Division of Power Devices and Power Integration of the Laboratory of Architecture and Systems Analysis (LAAS), National Agency for Scientific Research (CNRS), Toulouse, France. Since 1995 he has been a full professor with the Department of Electrical Electronic and Automatic Control Engineering , School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rovira i Virgili University , Tarragona, Spain, where he is the director of the Research Group in Automatic Control and Industrial Electronics (GAEI). His research interests include structure and control of power conditioning systems, namely, electrical architecture of satellites and electric vehicles, as well as nonlinear control of converters and drives, and power conditioning for renewable energy.
Prof. Martínez-Salamero has published a large number of papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings in the fields of modelling, simulation, and control of power converters, and holds a U.S. patent on dual voltage electrical distribution in vehicles. He was guest editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Special Issue on Simulation, Theory and Design of Switched-Analog Networks (Aug. 1997). He organized in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) the 5th European Space Power Conference (ESPC-98) in Tarragona and served during two terms (1996-2002) as a dean of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was president of Spanish Joint Chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies from 2005 to 2008, and distinguished lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in the period 2001-2002. He is currently distinguished professor of Rovira i Virgili University.
Ruslan Vladimirovich Sharapov received the System Engineer degree in 1998 at Vladimir State University, Russia. After his graduation, he started his career as post-graduated researcher in the Department of Information systems at Murom institute of Vladimir State University, where he collaborated with the Vladimir Regional Oncology Center in the framework of the "Informatization of health institutions" project. In 2001 he received PhD in St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Deputy Dean of the Industrial Faculty in Murom Institute of Vladimir State University. In 2008 he received the academic title of professor of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and was appointed as Executive editor of scientific journal «Engineering industry and life safety». From 2011 he focuses on Geodynamic monitoring in area of Nizhny Novgorod nuclear power plant construction. From 2012 Ruslan V. Sharapov works as the Head of the Technosphere Safety Department in Murom Institute of Vladimir State University.
Dr. Mattia De Rosa Mattia received his MSc in Thermal Engineering at the University of Pisa (Italy) in 2010. After his graduation, he started his career as post-graduated researcher in the Department of Mechanical, Nuclear and Production Engineering at the University of Pisa, where he collaborated with the University of Manchester and University of Aberdeen in the framework of the "Thermal-Hydraulic of Innovative Nuclear Systems" project. After a period in industry, he moved to the University of Genoa where he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering on February 2015, with a thesis on dynamic modelling of thermal systems. During his PhD studies, he collaborated with the Institute of Energy Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) and with the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden). Starting from June 2015, Dr. De Rosa is a Research Fellow in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Queen's University of Belfast (United Kingdom), where he conducts research activities on numerical modelling of thermodynamic cycles, heat transfer and thermal system components.