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Prof. Agis M. Papadopoulos
Aristotle University Thessaloniki
"Micro-grids and cogeneration: A sustainable option for insular communities in the Mediterranean? "

Prof. Agis M. Papadopoulos completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, in 1989, and his Master of Science in Energy Conservation at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University (UK), in 1990. He made his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, on the feasibility of solar thermal systems, at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, in 1994. Between 1994 and 1998, he was lecturing at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Thessaly, in Volos and at the Department of Business Administration, at the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki. In 1998, he was elected Assistant Professor on Energy Systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki. In 2004, he was elected Associate Professor. Since 2010, he is a full Professor on energy systems. His research and academic work are focused on the following topics:
• Energy conservation and rational use of energy in buildings, emphasising on energy design of buildings, thermal insulation and HVAC systems. • Energy and environmental economics, emphasising on the feasibility of energy investments and the development of incentives for the implementation of energy policies.
He has been a board member of the Hellenic Regulatory Authority for Energy (2003-2005) and of the AHEPANS General Hospital of Thessaloniki (2005-2007), as well as a national expert to the CEC on Research and Innovation in the 6th FP, on Energy in the 7th FP and on the Ideas Programme in the 7th FP. Furthermore, he is a member of the Hellenic Technical Chamber (TEE) since 1989 and of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) since 2003.

Prof. Yang Hong-xing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
"Potential power generation from solar photovoltaic-integrated building facades: our simulation and experimental studies "

Prof. Yang received his BEng in 1982 and MEng in 1985 in the Division of HVACR Engineering of Tianjin University, China. He obtained his PhD in 1993 in the Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Wales College of Cardiff, UK. He is now leading the Renewable Energy Research Group (RERG) in the Department of Building Services Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests cover a number of R&D topics in renewable energy applications and energy saving in buildings in urban areas including solar photovoltaic integration in buildings, indirect evaporation cooling, ground-coupled heat pumps and solar cell related materials. He has completed a number of research projects in recent years. He has over 300 academic papers and 6 professional books published. According to the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 through Elsevier, he was on the list of 150 world most-cited researchers with impactful research in the disciplines of Civil Engineering. He was also on the list of the “Highly Cited Researchers 2017” reported by Clarivate Analytics. He is serving the International Journal of Applied Energy as associate editor, International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies as section editor and other international journals as editorial board member. He has been elected as the founding president of the Solar Energy Society of Hong Kong in 2018.