UNESCO sponsored conference


June 4-8 2007, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Prof. Maria G. Carvalho

Bureau of European Policy Advisers, European Commission
Brussels, Belgium

Title: Energy Strategy Development in Europe

Prof. Maria G. Carvalho is Principal Adviser in the areas of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development in the Bureau of European Policy Advisers, a Department of the European Commission reporting directly to the President of the Commission. She is a Full Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of IST-Instituto Superior Técnico (Technical University of Lisbon) since June 1992. In 1983 she obtained her Ph.D. at the Imperial College in London. She has participated in and coordinated a large number of international R & D Projects. She has over 500 publications in Scientific Journals, Books and International Conferences Proceedings to her credit. Her main research field is Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development. She was Minister of Science and Higher Education of the XV and XVI Constitutional Government of Portugal, a Director-General of GRICES-Office and Deputy President of the Portuguese Association of Engineers. She is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science She is a member of 22 national and international scientific associations and fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and of American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Prof. Henrik Lund

Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Title: Energy System Analysis of 100 Per cent Renewable Energy Systems: The Case of Denmark year 2030 and 2050

Henrik Lund is professor in Energy Planning at the Department of Development and Planning at Aalborg University and was head of department from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Lund holds a PhD in “implementation of sustainable energy systems” (1990). His area of expertise has for more than 20 years been energy system analysis, energy planning and energy economics. The International Energy Foundation (IEF) gave him a gold medal for ”Best Research Paper Award” within the area “Energy Policies &Economics” in 1998. He has been involved in a number of research projects and committee works in Danish energy planning, and in the implementation of various local energy projects in Denmark as well as in many other countries. In 2001 he was member of an expert group analysing “management of fluctuations in electricity production from renewable energy and CHP” conducted by the Danish Energy Agency for the Danish Parliament.

Prof. Noam Lior

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Title: Energy Resources, Consumption, and Possible Sustainable Paths to the Future

Since his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, he is intensively and internationally involved in energy education, research and consulting for about 34 years. His research in energy, partially in collaboration with scholars from Asia and Europe, includes solar, fossil fuel and nuclear, as well as their ecological impacts. He has more than 200 publications in the fields of energy, heat and mass transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, is a frequent invited keynote speaker about the world energy technology and situation at international energy conferences, and is the Editor-in-Chief of ENERGY - The International Journal, Regional Editor for North America and Europe of the Energy Conversion and Management Journal, and is a member of the board of editors of several other journals

Prof. Vukan Vuchic

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Title: Transportation and Urban Transit

Professor Vuchic is the UPS Foundation Professor of Transportation Engineering and a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of his research is the study of intermodal transportation systems and their impacts on the urban environment, economy, and social conditions. Born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he has lived in the US since 1961, and has seen the successful publication of books such as “Transportation for Livable Cities”. Dr. Vuchic has a PhD from the University of California –Berkeley, and has taught for decades at the University of Pennsylvania, from where his students have gone on to leading positions in transportation management and consulting, including executive-level positions at Amtrak, WMATA, SEPTA, New York City transit agencies, and around the world. Dr. Vuchic has served as a consultant throughout the world, from working with the Federal Transit Administration in the US, to projects in cities such as New York City, Manchester (England), Toronto, Lima (Peru), Perth (Australia), Belgrade, and Rome.

Prof. Naim Afgan

Instituto Superior Tecnico
Lisbon, Portugal

Title: Knowledge Society a Sustianbility Paradigm

Prof. Naim Hamdia Afgan is Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences ,Member of the Academy of Sciences and Art of Bosnia and Hercegovina and Fellow of the WorldAcademy of Art and Science.. Prof. Afgan is a visiting professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. Presently, Afgan is United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair Holder for the UNESCO Chair for Energy Sustainable Management at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. He has specialised in Sustainability Assessment methods, and he is the author of numerous articles and a book on the theme. In his academic career, prof. Afgan has been a scholar, scientist and engineer. He was formerly chair for Energy Engineering at the Mechanical Engineering Faculty, University of Zagreb. Afgan joined the VINCA Institute of Nuclear Science, Belgrade in 1957, where he has spent most of his academic career. Afgan has published more than 200 papers. He was one of the founders of the International Center for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT). He has served as the scientific and general secretary of ICHMT for a number of years. He has also served as the UNESCO expert for development of distant learning methodology. Prof. Afgan was a Member of the Configuration Control Board of the Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems.

Prof. Woodrow W. Clark II

University of California
Riverside, CA, USA

Title: Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Transportation

Woodrow W. Clark II, MA3, Ph.D. is Lecturer at UCLA, Anderson School in Sustainable Development and Lecturer, Executive Director of the Alternative Energy Center at Heckmann School for International Entrepreneurship (MBA program), University of California, Riverside. He is a “qualitative economist” and has published dozens of articles and a book on the California energy crisis “Agile Energy Systems”, 04). Clark was Senior Renewable Energy, Emerging Technologies, and Finance Advisor to Governor Davis. During the 1990s, he was Manager, Strategic Planning, Energy Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Visiting Professor, International Entrepreneurship, Aalborg University, Denmark. In 2005, Clark founded Clark Strategic Partners in Los Angeles, California whose clients include the Milken Institute, Senior Fellow for Energy and Environmental Finance; Energy Director, Los Angeles Community College District and Senior Foreign Energy Advisor, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR) Peoples Republic of China. He teaches internationally including Turin Polytechnical University, Italy; Alborg University, Denmark and University of Edinburg, Scotland, Beijing (Peking) University, Beijing among others. Clark has earned three Masters of Arts degrees in different fields from three different universities and his Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley where he was elected to the Alumni Board of Directors (2006-09).