Dr. Christopher Hebling
- International Advisory Board Member of the ‘Hydrogen South Africa’ Flagship Program of the Department of Science and Technology DST, Government of South Africa (since 2015)
- Head of annual Jury meeting for the ‘Green Tech Awards (since 2009)
- Member of the organization committee of the ‘Energy Storage Europe’ conference (since 2014)
- Member of the advisory board of the f-cell / World of Energy Solutions conference (since 2001)
- Venture Advisor – EARLYBIRD Venture Capital (2010-2015)
- Founder and coordinator of the Fraunhofer Future Theme ‘Micro Energy Technology’ (coordinating nine Fraunhofer Institutes) (2003-2007)
- Conference Chairman of the:
Intern. Workshop ‘Perspectives on Power-to-Liquids and Power-to-Chemicals’, 2016, 2018
Intern. Workshop on PEM Electrolysis (2016)
Solar Summits 2010
Fraunhofer Symposium on Micro Energy Technology 2006, 2007
European Fuel Cell Forum, Lucerne 2005
TPV6 (Thermophotovoltaic) 2005
- Co-Chair of the ‘Indo-German Frontiers of Engineering Symposium’ (INDOGFOE) of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation AvH, (2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012).
- Participant at the ‘German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium’ of the AvH (2008)
- Member of the International Steering Committee ‘PowerMEMS’ series – ‘International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Application’
- f-cell Award 2002 in bronze (2002)
- Reviewer of national and international project proposals in the field of fuel cell /electrolysis technology, renewable energy and energy storage in general.
- Three years education in the field of Gestalt Therapy: Degree as a Gestalt Supervisor, Gestalt Therapist, Gestalt Group Leader.
Professor Dr. Paulo Emilio V. de Mirandah
Professor Dr. Paulo Emilio V. de Miranda is the head of the Hydrogen Laboratory at Coppe-Federal University of Rio de Janeiro that was founded in 1984. He holds a PhD, MSc and BSc in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and post-doctorate works developed at the Ecole Centrale de Paris and at the Université de Paris-Sud, France.
He has published more than 70 articles in peer-reviewed journals, published/edited 6 books as well as 8 book chapters. In 2018 he published by Elsevier the book entitled “Science and Engineering of Hydrogen-Based Energy Technologies”. He holds 11 patents and has advised several BSc, MSc and PhD students. Professor Miranda has approved more than US$ 22 million in funding for ongoing research and development projects at the Hydrogen Laboratory.
One of his main research lines is on the development of specialty anodes for solid oxide fuel cells that allow the direct utilization of either methane or ethanol as fuels, impeding carbon coking and clogging and without any pre-reforming treatment. Recent patents awarded in this area includes INPI 0803895-3, 2018; USPTO 9,281,525-B2/2016 and EP 1997174/2014; and significant publications include: Bernardo J.M. Sarruf, Jong-Eun Hong, Robert Steinberger-Wilckens, Paulo Emilio V. de Miranda, “CeO2-Co3O4-CuO anode for direct utilisation of methane or ethanol in solid oxide fuel cells”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol. 43, pp. 6340-6351, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.01.19, 2018, and Selma A. Venâncio, Paulo Emilio V. de Miranda, “Direct utilization of carbonaceous fuels in multifunctional SOFC anodes for the electrosynthesis of chemicals or the generation of electricity”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol. 42, pp. 13927-13938, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.02.051, 2018.
Another important research line is on the development of hybrid electric-hydrogen fuel cell plug-in buses and boats (P.E.V. de Miranda, E.S. Carreira, U.A. Icardi, G.S. Nunes, “Brazilian hybrid electric-hydrogen fuel cell bus: Improved on-board energy management system”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy Vol. 42, pp. 13949-13959, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.12.155, 2017).
He is President of the Brazilian Hydrogen Association, member of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy, Brazilian representative at the International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy, member of the International Advisory Board of the European Fuel Cell Forum and editor of the journal Materia. Professor Miranda is full professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Dr. Laurent Antoni
Dr. Antoni gained his Engineering degree in 1992 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrochimie et d’Electrométallurgie at Grenoble INP. He started his career as a senior scientist on material sciences at Mittal Group (Arcelor).
In 2003, he joined the CEA, a Public Research Institute with a mandate to develop metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells. In 2005, he was nominated Head of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Laboratory at the CEA and managed a team to intensify R&D activity on hydrogen and fuel cells and in 2013, he was nominated Division Manager with 180 permanent staff to develop battery and fuel cell technologies for transportations through an integrated approach from materials up to demonstrators using technological paltforms to enhance technological transfer to indutry.
Dr. Laurent Antoni is also since 2016 President of the European research association on hydrogen and fuel cells (Hydrogen Europe Research), since 2017 President of the Technical Committee of Fuel Cells at the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC/TC105) and is a national representative in different working groups of international organizations (IEA Advanced Fuel Cells, International Partnership for Hydrogen and fuels cells in the Economy – IPHE).
He contributes to several peer reviewed books and publications.