Confirmed Plenary lecturers
Sunday, 27 October 2013
- Pál Kovács - Minister of State for Energy Affairs
- Robert-Jan Smits - European Commission, Director General DG Research and Innovation
- Romana Jordan - European Parliament, ITRE
- Zoltán Cséfalvay - Minister of State for National Economy
"Innovation and Energy – Hungarian place on the European scene"
Monday, 28 October 2013
- Stefan Weitemeyer (NEXT ENERGY - EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology, Germany):
“Energy System Modelling - Interactions and Synergies in a Highly Renewable Pan-European Power System”
Tuesday, 29 October 2013
- Alberto Loarte (ITER Organization, France)
"ITER: design, construction and operation of the first experimental nuclear fusion reactor"
- René Janssen (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands):
“Status and challenges for polymer solar cells”
Confirmed Topical Plenary lecturers
I. Fundamental Science (Chair: N. Kroó)
- Naomi J. Halas (Rice University, Houston, USA)
“Solar Steam Generation using nanoparticles”
- Alessandro Abbotto (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy):
“Hybrid and Organic Materials and Devices for Photovoltaics and Solar Fuels”
- Annamária Nádor (Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary)
"Energy from the deep subsurface – potentials of geothermal for a sustainable supply of increasing energy demands"
- J. M. Rubi (University of Barcelona, Spain):
"Efficiency of thermal radiation energy-conversion nanodevices"
II. Emerging resources and technologies (Chair: N. Armaroli)
- Gabriele Centi and Siglinda Perathoner (Univ. Messina, ITALY):
“Challenges and perspectives in producing solar fuels from CO2 and H2O”
- Boyan Kavalov (DG Joint Research Centre, Italy)
"Economic, Environmental and Social Considerations of Shale Gas in the EU".
- Thomas Klinger (Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Germany):
“The new fusion research device Wendelstein 7-X Present status, physics and research plan”
- Katherine Wilson (EURAMET EMRP, UK)
“The European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP)”
III. Energy production, distribution and storage (Chair: J. Ongena)
- Marc Schyns (R&D programme manager of the MYRRHA project, Belgium):
“MYRRHA: a multipurpose nuclear research facility”
- Francesco Romanelli (Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, UK)
"A roadmap to the realization of fusion energy"
- Matthew Barnett (Highview Power Storage, UK)
“The application of liquid air energy storage for large scale long duration solutions to grid balancing”
IV. Economical and social aspects (Chair: A. McEvoy)
- Harald Bolt (Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany):
“Energy materials research in the context of the SET Plan “
- Ádam Kiss (Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest, Hungary):
“A comparative analysis of environmental impacts of non-fossil energy production methods.“
- Gerd H. Wolf (European Economic and Social Committee, Germany):
"Problems, Consequences and Necessities of a growing Installation of intermittent Renewables"
- Christopher Watson (Chairman of British Pugwash, UK):
"Pathways to 2050: a UK perspective on feasible energy policies"
V. European Research Council (ERC) (Chair: E. Renney and A. Badacsonyi)
- Elisabeth Renney (Supporting Creative Minds - The European Research Council)
- András Badacsonyi (European Research Council Executive Agency)