Ben Kroposki, PhD, PE, IEEE Fellow Director – Power Systems Engineering Center National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Ben Kroposki is the Director of the Power Systems Engineering Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) where he leads NREL’s strategic research in the design, planning and operations of electrical power systems. He has over 30 years of experience in the design, testing, and integration of renewable and distributed power systems and has more than 150 publications in these areas with over 9,000 citations. Dr. Kroposki received his BSEE and MSEE from Virginia Tech and Ph.D. from the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Kroposki is the recipient of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award. This award has been established to recognize outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios. As an IEEE Fellow, Dr. Kroposki was recognized for his leadership in renewable and distributed energy systems integration. Dr. Kroposki is also an Adjunct Professor at the Colorado School of Mines and University of Colorado and teaches courses on integrating renewable energy into power systems.
Shin-ichi Tanabe, Prof., Ph.D. President Architectural Institute of Japan Tokyo, Japan
Shin-ichi Tanabe is a professor at the Department of Architecture, Waseda University, Japan. President of Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ). Council member, Science Council of Japan. Fellow member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He is a former president of the Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning and sanitary engineers, Japan.
He contributed to the theory of thermal comfort and indoor air quality towards to the Zero energy buildings. His research group has conducted numerous studies on ZEB and wellness for housing and buildings. He is Chair of ISO/TC146/SC6 (Indoor Air).
He graduated from the Department of Architecture, Waseda University in 1982. He worked as guest student at Technical University of Denmark during 1984-1986; as a visiting scholar at University of California, Berkeley during 1992-1993 and at Lawrence National Laboratory (LBNL) in 1996. He was a guest Professor at the Technical University of Denmark during 2002-2003. He is serving for government committees of energy policy, energy efficiency, and ZEB.
OCEAN ENERGY SYSTEMS, what’s up? A passionate international technical collaboration program under the umbrella of the International Energy Agency
Dr. Y-H De Roeck has been educated in France as civil engineer (Ecole Polytechnique, ENPC) and applied mathematician (PhD, University Paris-Dauphine). In 1991 he joined Ifremer, the leading French oceanographic institute, contributing to numerical modelling programs from composite materials for marine usage to geophysics and coastal oceanography. His experience comprises: operational oceanography, environmental monitoring program, contribution to data policy at the European level. Since 2012, as Executive Director of France Energies Marines (www.france-energies-marines.org), he leads a public-private research institute fully dedicated to Offshore Renewables. He is the French delegate and since January 2021 the chairman of the Ocean Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Program of the IEA.