Keynote / Plenary Speakers

Session Schedule

To be announced.

Speakers' Profile

Geothermal Energy & Ground-Source Heat Pump System

Dr. Juliet Newson
Juliet has been involved in many aspects of the geothermal industry, including geology, geothermal surface feature mapping, monitoring and modelling, reservoir and wellbore simulation, geological modelling and resource evaluation. However, her strong belief that education is the key to progress both in a social and technological sense, has always led her to maintain strong links with academia.
In November 2016 Juliet took up the position of Director of the Iceland School of Energy, Reykjavik University, Iceland. Prior to this, since 2011 Juliet has been a geothermal reservoir modeling engineer for Contact Energy Ltd. From 2007 to 2011 she was the original co-organizer of the Postgraduate Certificate in Geothermal Energy Technology for the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has managed the delivery of many other geothermal courses, including the Short Courses for the International Geothermal Association World Geothermal Congress 2015.
Juliet is also a Board member of the International Geothermal Association; she was Chair of the Education Committee from 2010 to 2013 and held the office of President for the 2013 to 2016 Board term.

Energy Network

Chen-Ching Liu is Boeing Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. At WSU, Professor Liu serves as Director of the Energy Systems Innovation (ESI) Center. During 1983-2011, he was on the faculty of University of Washington, Iowa State University, and University College Dublin, Ireland. He was a visiting professor at The University of Tokyo and Waseda University in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Professor Liu received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and the Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2004. In 2013, Dr. Liu received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania. He chaired the IEEE Power and Energy Society Fellow Committee, Technical Committee on Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, and Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award Committee. Professor Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE and Member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Small Hydro & Non-Conventional Energy

Prof. Young-Do Choi
He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Koea and his Dr.Eng. from Yokohama National University, Japan. Since 2009, he has been an associate professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Mokpo National University, Korea. His research interests include renewable energy and fluid machinery. Especially, his study focuses on the design and performance improvement of hydro turbine, wind turbine and ocean energy. Recently, he is mainly conducting the development of mechanical Energy Storage System (ESS) using hybrid energy converter system, which combines micro pump-turbine, ocean wind turbine, PV, tidal current hydro turbine and wave energy converter. Moreover, in order to improve the performance and structural reliability of fluid machinery, optimum design and FSI analysis on the pumps, blowers and valves are applied in his study.

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