Speakers WSEDnext 2013

Andrea Accorigi

    • PhD candidate in Regional Institutions, Administrations and Policies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
    • part of the team of the Covenant of Mayors Office, Brussels
    • was a Trainee at European Commission (DG CLIMA) and research associate and team leader at United Nations Development Program (Regional Bureau for Arab States, Cairo)
    • MSc in Environmental Governance, University of Essex, UK

    Speaker at the WSEDnext Energy Efficiency Session

    Juraj Beniak

    • University teacher and Scientific Researcher, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
    • Member of Academic Senate Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Chairman of Legislation Committee
    • Member of the organising committee of International conference TOP – Engineering of Environment Protection
    • PhD in Production and Environmental Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

    Speaker at the WSEDnext Biomass Session

    Kjell BettgenhÀuser

      • Consultant at Ecofys, Germany
      • PhD student, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
      • Diploma thesis at Solar World, Bonn, Germany

      Speaker at the WSEDnext Energy Efficiency Session

      Jiƙi Bradna

        • Researcher at the Research Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Czech Republic
        • PhD student
        • MSc at the Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic

        Speaker at the WSEDnext Biomass Session

        Stephen Brown

          • MA student, Political Economy of European Integration, Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
          • Market Analyst and PR Assistant, juwi Bio GmbH
          • lived and worked in Upper Austria as an English Language Assistant and was an active member at the Austro-American Society of Upper Austria
          • BA in German Studies and BA in International Relations, College of Wooster, US

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          Roman Brzoƈ

          • PhD student, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
          • co-investigator of grant projects at Brno University of Technology
          • doctoral thesis on break of thermal bridge in cantilever concrete construction
          • works as a designer of buildings since 2004

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            Darryl Croft

              • Director of Abelscroft Energy Intelligence (established 2012)
              • was a Senior Researcher, Association for the Conservation of Energy, UK
              • MSc DIC Environmental Technology (Energy Policy), Imperial College London, UK

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              Marwa Dabaieh

                • Assistant professor, Ain Shams University, Egypt
                • Master in Environmental Design and Doctoral degree in Vernacular Architecture, Lund University, Sweden
                • Practising architectural design in Egypt since 2001
                • Swedish Elna Bengtssons foundation prize for scientific research in 2012 for her PhD project in the Western Desert of Egypt

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                Alexander Epik

                  • Principal engineer of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
                  • Senior Consultant SEC “Biomass”
                  • MSc in Heat Power Engineering and Thermophysics

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                  Daniela Gold

                    • Trainee at Salzburg AG, Austria
                    • Master degree in Energy and Environmental Management, FH Pinkafeld, Austria

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                    Miha Grilc

                      • Phd student and researcher on National Institute of Chemistry in Laboratory of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering, Slovenia
                      • Univ. Dipl. Engineer in Chemical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
                      • main field of research: catalytic upgrade of liquid biomass-based biofuels

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                      Wendi Guo

                        • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
                        • Lecturer of Biomass pelletization workshop on topic: Off-gassing and self-heating of stored biomass and pellets

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                        Stephan Hausl

                          • PhD student, Technical University Munich, Germany
                          • Junior Researcher at Research Studio iSPACE
                          • Bachelor and Diploma degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University Munich, Germany

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                          Ivana Horvat

                            • works as a project leader, North-west Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia
                            • worked as an assistant for registry establishment and technical support at UNDP Croatia
                            • MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Zagreb, Croatia

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                            Umair Hussain

                              • Research engineer, University of Nottingham & Biomass and Fossil Fuels Research Alliance
                              • Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering

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                              Vicky Ingram

                                • Research Assistant & PhD student, Urban Energy Research Group, Institute of Building & Urban Design, Heriot-Watt University, UK
                                • MSc in Climate Change, University of East Anglia, UK
                                • BSc(Hons) in Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

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                                Tatiana Ivanova

                                  • Assistant Professor and Researcher at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
                                  • PhD in Sustainable Technologies, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic

                                  Speaker at the WSEDnext Biomass Session

                                  TomĂĄĆĄ Klubal

                                    • Co-investigator of grant projects, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
                                    • PhD student, doctoral thesis on passive cooling the indoor environment in lightweight buildings
                                    • works as a designer of buildings since 2008

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                                    JĂŒrgen Krail

                                      • Project manager, University of Applied Sciences Pinkafeld, Austria
                                      • worked on the development of biomass boilers at Herz GmbH, Austria
                                      • Degree at the University of Applied Sciences Pinkafeld, Austria

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                                      Peter KriĆŸan

                                        • University teacher, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
                                        • Head of Department of Production and Environmental Technology
                                        • Founder of the International Conference for PhD students and young research workers (ERIN) and head of organising committee of ERIN conference
                                        • PhD in Production and Environmental Technology, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

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                                        Jan Malatak

                                          • Assoc. Professor, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
                                          • Expert on technological equipment of buildings, technology of production processes, waste disposal technology

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                                          Lena Mamikonyan

                                            • Researcher at "Researchers for Bio Heating Solutions"
                                            • Master student in Agribusiness, thesis on biomass pellets in Armenia
                                            • Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness and Marketing, Armenian State Agrarian University, Armenia

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                                            Davide Maneschi

                                              • PhD student, Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning, Denmark
                                              • MSc in Environmental Management and Policy, IIIEE, Lund University, Sweden

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                                              Lukas Mani

                                                • BSc in Environmental Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland
                                                • works as a self-employed mountain guide

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                                                Mirjam Matthes

                                                  • PhD student at the University of Applied Sciences in Leipzig and University Leipzig, Germany
                                                  • Member of the research staff at Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), Germany
                                                  • Degree in Energy and Environmental Technology

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                                                  Milan OstrĂœ

                                                    • assistant at Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic
                                                    • PhD
                                                    • authorized designer of building structures (since 2010)
                                                    • Erasmus internship at Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany (2004)

                                                    Speaker at the WSEDnext Energy Efficiency Session

                                                    Helmut Plank

                                                      • Scientific employee in the Department “Energy and Environmental Management”, University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria
                                                      • Diplomingenieur

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                                                      Ioannis Protonotarios

                                                        • MSc in Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling, Loughborough University, UK
                                                        • Degree in Civil Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
                                                        • Member of IBSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association)
                                                        • Graduate Member of Energy Institute (GradEI)
                                                        • Member of International Passive House Association (iPHA) and Hellenic Passive House Institute

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                                                        Johanna Pucker

                                                          • Research associate at Joanneum Resarch, Resources – Institute for Water, Energy and Sustainability, Austria
                                                          • Master Degrees in “Urban Technologies” (University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Austria) and in “Sustainable Energy Systems” (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland, Austria)

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                                                          Adeline Rezeau

                                                            • Project Manager at CIRCE (Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption)
                                                            • PhD student, University of Zaragoza, Spain (Thesis “Numerical simulation of medium scale grate fired biomass boilers”)
                                                            • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, UniversitĂ© de Technologie de CompiĂšgne, France
                                                            • Degree in Industrial Engineering, Zaragoza University, Spain

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                                                            Nina Holck Sandberg

                                                              • PhD candidate in Industrial Ecology, NTNU, Norway
                                                              • Research assistant in Industrial Ecology, NTNU, Norway
                                                              • MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

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                                                              Shiplu Sarker

                                                                • PhD research fellow, University of Agder, Norway
                                                                • Master in Sustainable Energy Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
                                                                • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

                                                                Speaker at the WSEDnext Biomass Session

                                                                Irene Schmutzer-Roseneder

                                                                  • Junior Researcher at Bioenergy2020+, Austria
                                                                  • Diplom engineer in Material and Energetic Utilization of Renewable Resources, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (Austria) and Technical University Munich (Germany)

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                                                                  Johannes Schrade

                                                                    • Research Associate in the Department of Heat Technology of Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics (IBP), Germany
                                                                    • Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Civil Engineering, Karlsruher Institut fĂŒr Technologie (KIT), Germany

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                                                                    Michal Ơpiláček

                                                                      • PhD student, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
                                                                      • technical worker, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
                                                                      • Master's degree, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

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                                                                      Christoffer Kirk Strandgaard

                                                                        • Research assistant at Aalborg University, Department of Planning, Denmark
                                                                        • MSc in Environmental Management and Sustainability Science, Aalborg University, Denmark

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                                                                        VlamimĂ­r StupavskĂœ

                                                                          • part-time work as a researcher and project manager (ReStEP) in Czech Biomass Association and Czech Pellets Cluster
                                                                          • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic

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                                                                          Marius Wöhler

                                                                            • Junior Researcher at BIOENERGY2020+, Austria
                                                                            • MSc in Sustainable Energy Competence, University of Applied Forest Science Rottenburg, Germany
                                                                            • BSc in Forestry Science, University of Applied Forest Science Rottenburg, Germany

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                                                                            Fahimeh Yazdanpanah

                                                                              • PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada
                                                                              • MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Canada
                                                                              • BSc in Chemical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Teheran Polytechnic, Iran

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                                                                              Michaela ZĂĄrybnickĂĄ

                                                                                • Engineer, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
                                                                                • PhD student, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
                                                                                • Ing. in Energy Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic

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