Prof Dr-Hab Jiří Jaromír KLEMEŠ, DSc

Title:Sustainability and Complex Systems Thinking - Process Integration Extensions

Bio: Head of “Sustainable Process Integration Laboratory – SPIL”, NETME Centre, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology - VUT Brno, Czech Republic and Emeritus Professor at “Centre for Process Systems Engineering AND Sustainability”, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary.Previously the Project Director, Senior Project Officer and Hon Reader at Department of Process Integration at UMIST, The University of Manchester and University of Edinburgh, UK. Founder and a long term Head of the Centre for Process Integration and Intensification – CPI2, University of Pannonia, Veszprém, Hungary. Awarded by the EC with Marie Curies Chair of Excellence (EXC). Track record of managing and coordinating 91 major EC, NATO and UK Know-How projects. Research funding attracted over 21 M€. Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleaner Production (IF=5.715).

Abstract: Achieving sustainability in the societal development is a multi-disciplinary undertaking, concentrating the efforts of chemical, mechanical, electrical engineers, as well as information technology experts. The “smart city” concept has emerged as a response to the sustainability and efficiency challenges. Significant advances have been achieved within the domains of information technology, transportation, infrastructure and power demand management. This provides promising tool for sustainability improvement, however leaves open the issue of setting the right goals and performance monitoring. Improving the sustainability of urban and regional systems requires evaluation and improvement actions on a holistic basis. This contribution provides an overview of the main lessons learned on resource efficiency and emission reduction,linking them to the smart city concept as key sustainability enablers for decision making in smart-city planning for sustainability improvement.

Prof. Gustaf Olsson

Title:Water-Energy-Food nexus

Bio: Gustaf Olsson is professor in Industrial automation and since 2006 professor emeritus at Lund University, Sweden. He has devoted his research to control and automation in water systems, electrical power systems and industrial processes. For the last few years his research has been focused on the water-energy nexus.Since 2006 he has shared his time as a guest professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, the Technical University of Malaysia (UTM) and at the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. He is honorary faculty member of the Exeter University in UK. Between 2005 and 2010 he was the editor-in-chief of the journal Water Science and Technology. From 2007 to 2010 he has been a member of the IWA (International Water Association) Board of Directors. In 2010 he received the IWA Publication Award. In 2012 he was the awardee of an Honorary Doctor degree at UTM as well as an Honorary Membership of IWA. In 2014 he has been appointed Distinguished Fellow of the IWA.

Abstract: Water is essential for all life. There are no substitutes. Water is not renewable, so we have to take care of the same amount of fresh water that was available for the dinosaurs. So the water is reused. A growing population, climate change, increasing standard of living, food production and industrialization will put a lot of pressure on water resources. Pollution and contamination of available fresh water sources will further decrease available water. Water is not just an environmental issue. It is a fundamental issue at the very heart of justice, development, economics and human rights. Energy is a fundamental condition for a decent life. Energy is needed to extract, treat and distribute drinking water as well as to collect and treat wastewater. It is less apparent that energy depends so much on water. Water is needed to extract primary energy, to refine the fuel, and to generate electric power. Energy production also has a large impact on water quality. The fundamental difference between water and energy is that energy can be renewable while water resources are not. Water and energy are inextricably linked and as a consequence both have to be addressed together. This is the water-energy nexus. The aim of this speech is to raise the awareness of the intricate couplings between water, energy and food. The promising development of renewable energy will significantly influence the water availability as well.
Prof. Hongwen He
Title: Hybrid electric vehicles: one solution to the energy-saving optimization of vehicles

Bio:HE Hongwen, Professor, supervisor of doctoral students in Beijing Institute of Technology, receipt of the New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan by Chinese Ministry of Education, Principal Investigator of Collaborative Innovation Center of Electric Vehicles in Beijing, board member of the electric vehicle industry technology innovation alliance supported by Chinese Ministry of Science and technology, visiting professor of Warsaw University of Technology. His main research interests cover the powertrain design, integration control and energy management of new energy vehicles. He holds 17 authorized invention patents including one US patent, and 3 software copyright registrations. He published 2 books and over 50 SCI indexed journal papers. He won second prize of the national science and technology progress award once with the 3rd place, the second prize of the technology invention award once with the 1st place and the first prize of provincial science and technology progress award twice with the 2nd place. He also serves as the editor broad member of the Journal of ENERGIES.

Abstract: Hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), as a vehicle integrated two or more kinds of power trains, provides an opportunity to separate the power requirements in both dynamic way and steady way, and controls the different power trains efficiently according to the working map. HEV has been a standard configuration of modern vehicles since the application of multiple energy resources and power engines. This presentation focus on four aspects as state-of-the-art HEV power trains with a tendency analysis, topology design methods, vehicle control unit and control network design, control strategies and energy managements, and the key problems in HEV control and optimization with case studies. Finally the big data application method for the HEV control is explored and the key structure is put forward for further discussions.