Invited Speaker


Prof. Monica Siroux

INSA Strasbourg ICUBE, University of Strasbourg, France


Monica Siroux is Full Professor at INSA Strasbourg (National Institute of Applied Sciences) and Icube Laboratory of University of Strasbourg France. She received her PhD in 1996 from the University of Paris XII and the Accreditation to supervise research in 2008 from University of Valenciennes France. Between 2013-2019 Professor Siroux was Director of the Energy and Electrical Engineering Department in INSA Strasbourg and Director of a Research Chair "Innovative Walls”. She leads a group of researchers and PhD students. Main field of her research are Energy efficiency in buildings and Renewable energy. Professor Siroux published about 100 research papers in refereed international journals and international conferences and supervised over 10 doctoral students. She chaired many international conferences and technical meetings.


Speech Title:Towards Sustainable Energy Technologies: The case of  Earth Air Heat Exchanger

Abstract:To facilitate the energy transition, it is necessary to develop sustainable energy technologies. The Earth Air Heat Exchanger (EAHE) is such technology, which can reduce energy consumption by a building significantly.  This paper gives an overview on the Earth Air Heat Exchanger technologies and their significant advantages and presents recent R&D activities carried out by INSA ICUBE Strasbourg University. In this paper, a study is conducted to quantify the impact of coating soil types on the energetic performance of an earth-air heat exchanger (EAHE). A new numerical modeling based on the finite element method and taking thermal properties of soils as inputs is proposed. The model is validated with experimental measurements of temperature in soil and in the EAHE, at the University of Strasbourg in France.


Prof. Jun Peng

University of Bedfordshire, Luton, UK


Professor Jun Peng is currently the Head of Division of Engineering and the Head of MEET (Mechanical Engineering and Energy Technology) Research Centre at the University of Bedfordshire, UK. His research interest lies on sustainable energy technology development and application on vehicle powertrains, and various vehicle energy efficiency technology with an emphasis on experimental investigation, though he also conducted some numerical simulations including CFD modelling. Prior to the current post, Prof Peng was a lecturer since 2004 and then as a senior lecturer since 2007 in the School of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex. He acquired his industry experience as a senior powertrain development engineer at the Dunton Technical Centre of Ford Motor Company between May 2003 and September 2004. Since 2008, he has been a fellow and industrial advisor of IMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers), and an invited international fellow of JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) between 2016 and 2017.  He is currently an associate editor of Electronics Letters (SCI Journal) and has been a lead guest editor of Journal of Combustion.


Presentation Title: Current development and application of fuel cells on ground transport and a life cycle analysis of CO2 emissions from FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle)

Abstract: As Toyota, Hyundai, etc. car manufacturers have made their FCVs (Fuel Cell Vehicles) on markets, further technology developments for enhancing fuel cell system reliabilities, total energy efficiencies, system power density and driving range are urgently required. By reviewing current progress on fuel cell development and application on ground vehicles, this talk will present existing challenges of fuel cell and relevant systems, and will explain various efforts and possible solutions for improving fuel cell performances and for extending fuel cell’s application on various vehicles. Finally, a life cycle assessment to FCV’s CO2 emissions is demonstrated and compared with conventional ICEV (Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle).