Keynote Speakers


The 4th International Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT’20)



The keynote speakers for the The 4th International Conference on Energy Research and Technology (ICERT'20) will be:



Dr. Umberto Berardi

Dr. Umberto Berardi
Ryerson University, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Berardi is a Professor at Ryerson University, in Toronto (Ontario, Canada), where he directs the BeTOP Center, a Building Science lab group of researchers. His main research interests are related to the study of building systems that incorporate new materials for improved performance. Dr. Berardi has a current body of funded research comprising over $1.5 M in sponsored research. Dr. Berardi has an extensive publication record, including 100 peer-reviewed journals, 100 international conference papers, and five books. His publications have received over 6000 citations in Google Scholar (h-index of 35). He serves on the editorial board of many journals dealing with energy and new materials, including Energy and Buildings, Sustainable Cities and Society, Building Simulations.

Topic of Keynote: Impact of climate change on building heating and cooling energy demand
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Dr. John R. Schramski

Dr. John R. Schramski
University of Georgia, USA
Keynote Speaker

John Schramski is a mechanical engineer and ecologist with 28 years of experience in industry and academia focusing on mechanical design and thermodynamic modeling. He currently leads the University of Georgia’s Energy Systems Modeling program where his funded research includes theoretical ecology, complex systems analysis, and the thermodynamics and energetics of the natural biosphere, civilization, and industry. He completed his BSME at the University of Florida in 1989, his MSME at the University of Cincinnati in 1993 in conjunction with General Electric’s Advanced Courses in Engineering, and his PhD in Ecology at the University of Georgia in 2006. He teaches undergraduate and graduate engineering thermodynamics and biosphere energetics.

Topic of Keynote: Energy, the Great Acceleration, and the Future of Technology.
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