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Journal of Energy in Southern Africa

versión On-line ISSN 2413-3051

J. energy South. Afr. vol.24 no.2 Cape Town may. 2013

 

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Solomon N Agbo

B Sc (Physics) M Sc (Physics) PhD (Sust. Eng) Research Fellow and Head of unit: Photovoltaics/Energy Materials, National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Nigeria Tel: +234 70349 79506 E-mail: slmnagbo@yahoo.com

Solomon Agbo holds bachelors and masters degrees in physics. He has a PhD in renewable/sustainable energy from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

He has published in many reputable journals and has made presentations at numerous international conferences and workshops. Currently he is appointed as a postdoc researcher at the New Technology Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, Plzen, to work on the European Union sponsored EXLIZ project on the development of novel materials for photovoltaic applications.

 

Harold J Annegarn

B Sc B Sc Hons PhD (Witwatersrand)

Professor: Department of Geography and Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg Director: Sustainable energy Technology and Research (SeTAR) Centre P O Box 524, Auckland Park 2006, Johannesburg Tel +27 11 559 3927 Fax +27 11 559 2430 Cell +27 (0) 83 628 4210 E-mail: hannegarn@gmail.com

Prof. Harold Annegarn occupies a Research Chair in the Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies at the University of Johannesburg. He specializes in atmospheric science, air quality, and renewable and basic energy. He is the Director of the Sustainable energy Technology and Research (SeTAR) Centre, specializing in the design and testing of domestic combustion stoves and basic energy for the lower socioeconomic strata.

 

Dimitri Bigot

PhD (Eng Man) Piment Laboratory, University of La Réunion 117 Rue du Général Ailleret, 97430, Le Tampon, La Réunion Tel: + (0) 262 57 92 45 Mob: + (0) 692 60 00 72 Fax: + (0) 262 57 95 40 E-mail: dimitri.bigot@univ-reunion.fr

Dimitri Bigot is an engineer with a master's degree and a PhD in building physics. He focused his works on thermal study of complex walls, particularly on the study of PV walls like PV systems integrated in the roof of buildings. He currently extends his research to PV/T systems integrated in buildings. He is a member of PIMENT laboratory at the University of La Réunion and a reviewer of the Energy and Buildings journal.

 

Milorad L J Bojic

Dipl Eng (Mech) M Sc (Fluid Mech) Dr Sci (Eng Sci) Professor: Thermodynamics, Heating, Air conditioning, Solar Energy Coordinator: Centre for Heating, Air conditioning, and Solar energy Project Director: Investigations and development of Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Faculty of Engineering of Kragujevac University, Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia Tel: +381 64 844 9694 Fax: +381 34 330 196 E-mail: bojic@kg.ac.rs

Milorad Bojic is a mechanical engineer with a master's degree in fluid mechanics and a PhD in engineering sciences. He was a visiting professor at Nagoya University, Japan and Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is on editorial boards of two Elsevier journals: Energy International and Renewable energy.

Currently he leads research within the Net Zero Energy Buildings in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences that aims to incorporate sustainable development concepts into net-zero energy buildings design. To this end, he is appointed as a visiting professor at Reunion Island University in France.

 

Frikkie Botha

Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Stellenbosch Tel: +27 82 4990258 Cell: fbotha@vodamail.co.za

Frikkie Botha holds a degree in chemical engineering, as well as an honours degree in control engineering from the University of Pretoria. He joined Sasol Synfuels in 2000 as a process engineer in training, but moved to the Sasol Technology Research & Development group a year later as process engineer. In this capacity, he was involved in pilot plant support, as well as in process modelling. In 2004 to 2005, he was part of a project team at Thermtron Scientific in Pretoria that completed the basic and detail engineering of the successfully commissioned nuclear fuel plant for the PBMR project. He returned to Sasol Synfuels in 2006 as senior process engineer at the gasification and raw gas cooling plants, where he was involved in production support and process improvement projects. He has a passion for process technology development in the field of energy efficiency optimisation and therefore pursued postgraduate studies in 2010. He is currently in the last stage of his M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering project at the University of Stellenbosch and aims to graduate in December 2012.

 

Chris Bradnum

B Tech: Industrial Design, M Tech: Industrial Design (cum laude) Senior Lecturer and HoD: Industrial Design, Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Johannesburg, PO Box 17011, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, 2028, South Africa Tel: +27 11 559 1387 Fax: +27 11 559 1610 E-mail: cbradnum@uj.ac.za

Chris Bradnum has an M Tech (cum laude) in Industrial Design from the University of Johannesburg. He has over 20 years professional industrial design experience and has spent the past 16 years in academia, currently holding a senior lecturer and head of department post. His areas of research interest include design for development, energy and sustainable development and user centred design approaches. Chris furthermore runs his own industrial design consultancy. Projects he has been involved in include work for the Department of Home Affairs, medical equipment design, sports equipment design and kitchen products.

 

Winnie Chikava

B Tech (Nature Conservation) M Sc (Env Man) Junior Air Quality Specialist: Digby Wells Environmental Fern Isle Section 10, 359 Pretoria Ave, Randburg 2125, South Africa Tel: +27 11 789 9495 Fax: +27 11 789 9498 E-mail: wchikava@gmail.com

Winnie Chikava holds a B Tech (Nature Conservation) from the National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, and an MSc (Environmental Management) from the University of Johannesburg (2012). She worked as a specialist reporter writer and client liaison officer with SGS Environmental and is currently employed at Digby Wells Environmental consultancy in the field of air quality.

 

Dragan Z Cvetkovic

PhD student: Faculty of Engineering Science at University of Kragujevac, Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia Tel: +381 64 124 62 33 E-mail: dragan_cw8202@yahoo.com

Dragan Cvetkovic is a graduated mechanical engineer in heat engineering and environmental protection. Currently, he is PhD student in the field of heat engineering and energy management. He works on the research project titled 'Research and development of Serbian homes zero net-energy consumption' financed by the Ministry of Science of Serbia.

 

Slobodan B Djordjevic

PhD student: Faculty of Engineering at University of Kragujevac Manager of Electro energetic sector: Energy Plant Energetika DOO, 34000 Kragujevac, Trg topolivaca 4, Serbia Tel: +381 34 301 911 Fax: +381 34 335 044 E-mail: sdjordjevic@energetikakg.com

Slobodan Djordjevic is a graduate electrical engineer, and a PhD student in Faculty of Engineering at Kragujevac, University of Kragujevac.

 

Robert Dobson

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Stellenbosch E-mail: rtd@sun.ac.za

Robert Dobson received his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1969 and his postgraduate degree in Nuclear Engineering in 1970. He then registered as a Professional Engineer in 1973. He worked at the then Atomic Energy Board until 1980 and gained experience in the design, manufacture and testing of reactor components and systems. He then joined Kwikot Ltd and gained experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of electric and solar water heaters and heat pumps. From 1985 and 1987, he was Engineering Services Manager at Kentron Pty Ltd a missile systems manufacturing company. Since 1988, he has been a Lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. He now gives undergraduate courses in Food Engineering and Heat Transfer. He also gives postgraduate and specialist courses in Two-phase Flow and Heat Transfer, and Nuclear Reactor Safety-System Engineering. His research interests are in heat transfer, heat to power conversion using closed and closed-loop single and two-phase natural circulation thermosyphon-type heat pipes and thermal management and control using heat pipes and other two-phase flow and heat transfer devices. Over the past 12 years, he has published 34 peer reviewed papers, presented 43 papers at international conferences, supervised 21 thesis projects and is at present supervising and co-supervising 23 Masters and PhD thesis projects.

 

Thomas Harms

B Sc M Sc PhD -(Mech.Eng.) Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, University of Stellenbosch Tel: 021 808 4376 Fax 021 808 4958 E-mail: tmh@sun.ac.za

Thomas Harms is a Professor and Head of the Thermo-Fluid Division of the Department of Mechanical and Megatronic Engineering at the University of Stellenbosch. He typically teaches subjects in heat transfer and fluid mechanics and his main research interest is computational fluid dynamics, as relevant to conventional and renewable energy systems.

 

Philip Lloyd

Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology E-mails: plloyd@mweb.co.za and lloyd@cput.ac.za

Philip Lloyd was educated at UCT (Chemical Engineering) and MIT (Nuclear Physics). After a spell with the Atomic Energy Board, he worked for the Chamber of Mines Research Organisation, becoming Director: Metallurgy. When that ended, he became part of the international construction industry, and oversaw a number of major projects in South Africa, Australia, Russia and Europe. For his third career, he returned to academic life, first in chemical engineering at Wits, then as a Research Fellow at UCT's Energy Research Centre, and, since 2009, at the Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. When not researching, he is an active consultant, and has appeared as an expert witness before the International Court of Arbitration. He has won several awards, including the gold medal of the SA Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, the 2010 Award of the SA National Energy Association, the 2012 Conrad Gerber Award as African Intellectual of the Year, and was nominated as part of the IPCC team when the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He has over 200 publications.

 

Bruno Merven

BSc (Eng) MSc (Elec Eng) MSc (FinMaths) Senior Researcher: Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town Consultant: IRENA Tel: +27 21 650 5787 Email: brunomerven@gmail.com

Bruno has been working in the field of energy systems modelling and planning since 2005. He has worked and has been involved in the development of several energy systems models of South Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa, South-East Europe, and in the Middle East, on various modelling platforms. He also lectures on the Energy Systems Analysis Course at the Energy Research Centre, and has been involved in several capacity building projects across Southern and Western Africa for the IAEA and IRENA.

 

Frederic Miranville

PhD (Building Physics) Research Group leader: Building Physics Physics and Mathematical Engineering Laboratory for Energy and Environment, University of Reunion, 15 avenue Rene Cassin, 97715, Saint-Denis MESSAG CEDEX 9 Tel: + 262 692 294 487 Fax: + 262 692 938 709 E-mail: frederic.miranville@univ-reunion.fr

Frederic Miranville is a Professor in Building Physics at the University of Réunion, and obtained a PhD in complex wall including reflective insulation in 2002. He is the leader of a research group in Building Physics, part of the Physics and Mathematical Engineering Laboratory for Energy and Environment (EA 4518). He developed a building simulation code, with special interest about complex walls, including active and passive issues. He's also contributed to an experimental platform dedicated to building physics, located in field environment in the south of Réunion Island, and is probably unique in the French overseas departments. He is the author of multiple publications and has collaborations in France and in other countries (Serbia, United States, Australia, Portugal, and Madagascar).

Currently he is Vice-President of the University of Réunion, in charge of external relations and employability of students.

 

Danijela Nikolic

PhD student: Faculty of Engineering at University of Kragujevac, Sestre Janjic 6, 34000 Kragujevac, Serbia Tel: +381 69 844 96 31 E-mail: danijelan@kg.ac.rs

Danijela Nikolic is a graduated mechanical engineer in process engineering. Currently, she is PhD student in the field of heat engineering and energy management. She works on the research project titled 'Research and development of Serbian homes zero net-energy consumption' financed by the Ministry of Education, Science, and technological Development of Serbia.

 

Alexandre Patou-Parvedy

M Sc (Building and systems physics) PhD student: Faculty of Engineering at University of Kragujevac, Sestre Janjic 6, 3400 Kragujevac Serbia Tel: + 381 34 335 990 Fax: +381 34 333 192 E-mail: parvedyalexandre@gmail.com

Alexandre Patou-Parvedy has a master's degree in building and systems physics with the option of inner environment in buildings. Currently, he is PhD student in the field of heat engineering, energy management, and solar energy. He is working on the research project titled' 'Research and development of zero net-energy consumption buildings'.

 

Bernard Tembo

B Eng (Mech Eng) M Sc Eng (Sustainable Energy Eng) PhD Graduate Researcher University College London (UCL), Energy Institute and Institute of Sustainable Resource, 14 Upper Wolburn Place, WC1H 0NN, London Tel: +44 (0) 203 108 5938 E-mail: ben2great@yahoo.co.uk

Bernard Tembo is a Mechanical Engineer with a masters' degree in Sustainable Energy Engineering from University of Cape Town. He is currently reading for his PhD at University College London, focusing on energy efficiency in Africa's copper mines. He is also a Research Assistant within the Energy Institute UCL focusing on Africa's energy systems.

 

Wenwen Wang

PhD (Applied Mathematics) Fellow, School of Science, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, PR China Tel: +86 1525 0946721 E-mail: wendlut@163.com

Wenwen Wang holds a Doctorate in Applied Mathematics from the Dalian University of Technology. His research interests include energy modelling, rural energy consumption, and energy-related CO2 emissions.

 

Ming Zhang

PhD (Energy and Environment Engineering) Associate Professor, School of Management, China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, 221116, PR China Tel: +86 1526 2028260 E-mail: zhangmingdlut@163.com

Ming Zhang holds a Doctor of Energy and Environment Engineering from the Dalian University of Technology. His research interests include energy economics and policy, energy efficiency, rural energy consumption, and energy-related CO2 emissions.

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