Young Researchers 2016

Mika Aalto

  • PhD student at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland
  • Project researcher at the Laboratory of Bioenergy
  • MSc in Energy Technology

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Zeineb Abdmouleh

  • Research assistant at Qatar University
  • Previously, environmental specialist at Integral-Consult, Doha, Qatar and solar project developer in Tunisia
  • MSc in Industrial Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Filippos Anagnostopoulos

  • Research associate at the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)
  • Experience as EU climate policies programme assistant at the European Climate Foundation and junior parliamentary assistant at the European Parliament
  • MSc in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University in The Netherlands

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Ana Bjelić

  • Young Researcher at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Paula Blanco

  • Research Fellow at the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • Experience as project development and technical advisor for Cinetica Quimica (chemical industry) in Mexico and technical sales representative at Maldin Chemistry, Mexico City, Mexico
  • PhD in chemical engineering at the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Aurelien Bres

  • Researcher at the energy department of the Austrian Institute of Technology and PhD candidate at the Technical University of Vienna
  • Experience in the preparation of energy certificates and building physics calculation in Vienna, Austria
  • MSc in Building Science and Technology, TU Wien, Austria and Engineering Degree from Ecole Polytechnique, France

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Marco Brighenti

  • PhD student at the University of Trento, Italy
  • Experience as kinetic modelling and torrefaction expert at University of Trento
  • Master Degree in Environmental and Land Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Delia D'Agostino

  • Researcher at the Renewables and Energy Efficiency Unit of the Institute for Energy and Transport, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Previously, research projects on energy efficiency, indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings
  • PhD in the field of Building Modelling, MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment, BSc in Environmental Science and Technologies

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Miao Guo

  • Research associate at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
  • Previously, consultant at Imperial College Consultants Ltd in the UK
  • PhD in Biology

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Olha Haidai

  • PhD student at the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and currently also consultant on resources and sustainability at the Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass” Ltd.
  • Experience in feasibility studies of bioenergy projects and life-cycle assessment of solid biomass combustion
  • MSc in Thermal Engineering, National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Norbert Harmathy

  • Researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Experience as teaching assistant in the field of building engineering and constructions
  • PhD in Building Energy Performance Optimization

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Aleš Ház

  • Research assistant at the Department of Wood, Pulp and Paper, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Experience in the research on biomass utilisation and energetic use of biomass at the National Centre for Research and Application of Renewable Energy Sources
  • MSc in Natural and Synthetic Polymers and PhD in Technology of Polymer materials

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Tilman Hesse

  • Researcher at the Öko-Institut e.V., Freiburg, Germany
  • PhD in Environmental Physics, MSc in Natural Sciences

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Maïté Huron

  • Post-doctoral researcher on combustion of waste wood in CEA Grenoble, France
  • PhD on enzymatic hydrolysis of biomass, IFPEN, France
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering applied to energy and environment

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Su-Gwang Jeong

  • PhD candidate at the School of Architecture from Soongsil University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Previously, research assistant at the Building Environment and Materials Laboratory in Soongsil University

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Asli Karabacak

  • Project manager of the United Nations Development Programme in promoting energy efficiency in buildings in Turkey
  • Previously, project coordinator at Aker Co. Inc., Ankara
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Anil Raj Kizha

  • Assistant professor of Forest Operations at University of Maine, Orono, USA
  • Experience as lecturer for Geospatial Science at Humboldt State University, California, USA
  • PhD in Forestry and MSc in Environmental Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Priyanka Kulkarni

  • Assistant environmental architect at Srujan Research and Planning Foundation, Pune, India
  • Previously, consultant for design and coordination at Edifice Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • MArch in Environmental Architecture at Pune University-India

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Serena Miceli

  • Post-Doctoral researcher at Institute for Building Services and Energy Design, Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
  • Previously, teaching assistant at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence, Italy
  • PhD with joint title of the University of Florence, Italy and the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany, MSc in Building Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Moritz Nabel

  • PhD candidate at the Helmholtz Centre Jülich, Department of Plant Sciences, Germany
  • Previously, trainee at the NGO "Transport and Environment" in Brussels and in the "Science and Environment" departments of German TV-channels
  • MSc of Crop Sciences at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Mohammed Ouikhalfan

  • PhD student in Physical Sciences and Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Cadi Ayyad University of Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Previously, Junior Researcher for the building refurbishment project RafriBat, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Process Engineering degree, National School of Applied Sciences of Safi, Morocco

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Matevz Pusnik

  • Researcher at Jozef Stefan Institute – Energy Efficiency Centre in Slovenia
  • Experience as a member of the expert teams for the preparation of several strategic national programmes in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energies
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Gabriel Reichert

  • Researcher at BIOENERGY 2020+, Austria and PhD Student at Graz University of Technology
  • Previously, research associate at University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg, Germany
  • Degrees in Applied Forest Sciences, University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg, Germany and MSc in Renewable Energy Systems & Technical Energy Management, University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Luis Rodríguez

  • Environmental and Renewable Energy Specialist
  • Research project management and use of hydrogen boilers and stoves in LPG in Altereco21 Guatemala
  • President and Founder of the Organization GUATEAMBIENTE
  • Degree for Energy Systems Engineering at Galileo University, Guatemala

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Jens Schneider

  • Deputy head of working group syngas technologies at the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ)
  • PhD and diploma in Physics from the University of Leipzig

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Igor Shesho

  • Assistant professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Skopje
  • Experience in the preparation of design on heating, ventilation and air conditioning in various buildings, including education facilities in the region
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Harald Stadlbauer

  • Junior Researcher at Sunlumo Technology
  • Experience in research, development and testing of plastic solar thermal collectors
  • MSc in Eco Energy Engineering

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Agnė Toleikytė

  • Research Associate at the Energy Economics Group and PhD student for Electrical Engineering at the TU Wien
  • Degrees in Environment and Bio-Resources Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna and in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University in Vilnius

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Sari Tuomikoski

  • Postdoctoral researcher at the research unit of Sustainable Chemistry, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Experience as project researcher in the area of biomass gasification at the University of Oulu and as lecturer in physical chemistry, Kajaani University Consortium
  • PhD in Applied Chemistry

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Ashik Muhammed Urampully

  • PhD candidate and research assistant in the department of Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Research experience on polymer nanocomposite electrolytes for lithium batteries at Central Electrochemical Research Institute, India
  • MPhil from the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and MSc in Physical Chemistry from the School of Chemical Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Ilze Vardanjana

  • Researcher at the NGO ''Building and Energy Conservation Bureau'' in Riga, Latvia
  • BSc in Psychology from the University of Latvia

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Laura Vargas

  • Researcher and assistant at the Research Institute for Energy and Electricity and at the Research Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences in Morelos, Mexico
  • Engineering degree in Chemistry

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Energy Efficiency Session

Derek Wolf

  • PhD candidate at the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto
  • MSc in Forestry at Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session

Ilman Nuran Zaini

  • Master student at the Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Previously, research assistant at Thermodynamics Laboratory, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Speaker at the Young Researchers' Biomass Session