We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Erdem Cuce from Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, Turkey, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Prof. Dr. Erdem Cuce has received his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham in 2014 in sustainable energy and building technologies. Following his Ph.D. degree, he has conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Nottingham on innovative greenhouse systems. He has worked on numerous scientific projects in the scope funded by notably EU, TSB, DECC, EPSRC, BRITISH COUNCIL, TUBITAK, and international-based commercial companies. His main interest areas of research are low/zero carbon technologies for buildings, solar thermal and hybrid PV/T systems, energy-efficient greenhouse systems, green roofs and facades, thermal superinsulation materials, nano-coating solutions, innovative windows, smart and thin-film PV glazing, thermal comfort, thermal energy storage, thermoelectric coolers, cost-effective cooling systems, solar chimney power plants, nano-enhanced biofuels, enhanced heat transfer, advanced thermodynamics, and applied mathematics. He has strong numerical, computational, experimental, and simulation skills as well as comprehensive CFD techniques based on UDFs for thorough performance assessment of physical systems. Currently, he is the author or co-author of over 150 scientific papers notably in high-impact SCI journals and prestigious international conference proceedings. He has achieved a Utility Model Award from Turkish Patent Institute with the work entitled “Fresnel lens driven instant and efficient domestic hot water producer”. He has edited a significant number of books/book chapters notably on the field of energy and sustainability. Prof. Dr. Erdem Cuce is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Recep Tayyip Erdogan University. He is also working as an expert in energy optimization, energy conservation, and energy management strategies in a consultant role. We appreciate Prof. Dr. Erdem Cuce for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Ioannis E. Sarris from University of West Attica, Athens, Greece, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Ioannis E. Sarris is a Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Magnetohydrodynamics at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at University of West Attica, Athens, Greece. He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering (1995) from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Patras (Greece) and a PhD in Engineering (2001) from the Dept. of Mechanical (and Industrial) Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Thessaly (Greece).
He was a visiting lecturer at the Departments of Mechanical and Civil Engineering at University of Thessaly (UTh) tutoring numerous undergraduate courses and the postgraduate lesson of “Computational Fluid Mechanics”. He is a research fellow of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of UTh and he was a visiting professor of the Engineering Department of Technological Educational Institute of West Macedonia. He received a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship at Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. He has selected for the postdoctoral fellowship of the Greek Fellowships Foundation; he received the postdoctoral fellowship PYTHAGORAS from the Greek Minister of Education and Religion and the fellowship of the Research Committee of UTh during his doctoral studies. He was a researcher working for the “National Program of Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion” (Euratom), visiting researcher at ULB and National Representative at COST action MP0806 of European Union. He participated in various research projects and his research interests include the scientific areas of fluid mechanics and transport phenomena, magnetohydrodynamics of liquid metals and plasmas, fuel cells, natural convection, turbulent flow simulation using DNS and LES techniques and the study of industrial and environmental flows. We appreciate Prof. Dr. Ioannis E. Sarris for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Davide Papurello from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Dr Davide Papurello received his M.S. in Energy and Nuclear Engineering in 2009 and his PhD in Energetics in 2014. In 2011 he attended a specialization school for one year at Michelin spa with the collaboration of Politecnico di Torino on Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety analysis. He was a post-doc researcher following several national and international projects, collaborating also with other Institutions and Industrial companies. He is presently a researcher at the Energy Center of Turin. He is author or co-author of more than 60 articles in international journals with peer-review (2012- present) and has over 2000 citations with an H-index of 29 according to SCOPUS database. His research is in the fields of high-temperature fuel cells, biogas production and purification methods, trace compounds monitoring, carbon capture technologies, energy storage, new energy carriers and safety in tunnels. We appreciate Prof. Dr. Davide Papurello for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti from Università degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Cinzia Buratti obtained her PhD in Thermophysical Properties of Materials in 1995; she was a researcher in Applied Physics at the University of Perugia from 1997 to 2004; she has been an Associate Professor in Applied Physics since 2005; she is qualified as a Full Professor. She has been a member of the Academic Council and the Equal Opportunities Committee of the University of Perugia, Director of the CRB (Biomass Research Center), established by the Ministry of the Environment in 2003, and Coordinator of the PhD program in Energy and Sustainable Development at the University of Perugia.
In the first years of activity her scientific research was focused on the study of the thermo-physical properties of solutions as working fluids in absorption machines; a laboratory was set up to measure vapour pressure, specific heat, density and kinematic viscosity of new refrigerant-absorbing couples. The measured data were used to calculate the performance of different absorption machines. Then, the scientific activity concerned the study of conservation of historical and artistic works of art, with particular reference to the influence of thermo-hygrometric conditions and thermal expansions on the aging of artistic windows.
Other fields of research were then developed and are already in course:
Insulation materials for energy saving in buildings: study of innovative transparent materials, especially aerogels, by measuring transmission and light reflection coefficient, colour rendering and thermal insulation properties, in collaboration with the Mechanical Engineering Department - Union College - Shenectady, NY; the effects of aging are also assessed, by means of accelerated processes. The thermal and acoustic properties of opaque materials for thermal insulation of vertical walls and horizontal structures are also studied; many of them are made of recycled materials and are characterized in terms of environmental impact through life cycle analysis (LCA), when compared with conventional solutions. Experimental data are used in dynamic simulations of energy and lighting performance of buildings. When wide experimental databases are available, thermo-hygrometric and energy performance of buildings are also addressed by means of Artificial Neural Networks.
Indoor thermo-hygrometric, acoustic, and visual comfort and air quality: evaluation of comfort conditions in moderate environments through both instrumental surveys and questionnaires, in order to compare the results of the Fanger model with the approach of the new adaptive ones. The last activities are focused on the development of a combined index able to describe thermal, acoustic and visual comfort. Thermo-hygrometric conditions in museums and in presence of works of art are also studied.
Biomass and bioenergy: chemical-physical and energy characterization of biomass and experimentation on different conversion technologies. Production processes of second-generation bioethanol from lignocellusic biomass are studied, with the objective of experimentally assessing the productivity of bioethanol from different substrates (especially residual biomass such as vine and olive tree, fruit trees, technical cut of woods) and with different physical and chemical pre-treatments. Anaerobic digestion process is studied both in pilot systems for the measurement of biomethanation potential and in a pilot anaerobic digester, constructed for the characterization of wet substrates in terms of amount and composition of the produced biogas.
Acoustics: different aspects of acoustics are investigated: architectural acoustics (churches, theatres, auditoriums); building acoustics (noise reduction in indoor environments, measurement and estimation of the noise insulation and absorption characteristics of building elements and components, with particular reference to innovative materials); environmental acoustics (development of methodologies for noise mapping and noise pollution abatement).
She has published more than 200 scientific papers in the above-mentioned fields. We appreciate Prof. Dr. Cinzia Buratti for her participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Yuekuan Zhou to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Dr. Yuekuan ZHOU is currently an Assistant Professor in the Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). Affiliate Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Worldwide top 2% scientists for both “Career-Long Achievement” and “Single Year Achievement”. 3 highly cited papers (ESI 1%). He won the best paper award in CUE 2020—Applied Energy Symposium: Low carbon cities and urban energy systems. The winner of excellent PhD Award (2021) in the second International Conference on Energy and Built Environment (Chengdu). Vebleo Fellow (Energy in Science, Engineering, and Technology). His research aims at achieving smart zero-energy and zero-carbon district energy systems for carbon neutrality and climate change mitigation, via cleaner power production, energy-efficient system design and operation, innovation in smart energy integration, multi-objective optimization on nonlinear dynamic behaviours with artificial intelligence. He has rich experience in theoretical modeling, system analysis and multi-objective optimization of energy systems. At present, more than 80 papers have been published in international journals, like iScience, Energy & Environmental Science, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management; Journal of Cleaner Production. He led several provincial and municipal level projects (PI), participated in the Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Platform Project of the Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission, and the International Cooperation Special Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology. The research team has maintained close cooperation with Hongji Chuang Neng, Yiwei Hydrogen Energy, Guangdong Hydrogen New Materials Technology Co., Ltd., Midea Group, and others for a long time. We appreciate Prof. Prof. Dr. Yuekuan Zhou for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Dr. Alban Kuriqi from CERIS – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability, Lisbon, Portugal, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Dr. Alban Kuriqi is Interested in interdisciplinary research, scientific writing, science communication, teaching, and offering consultancy for the industry. His core research interests and expertise include renewable energy—focusing on hydropower and complementarity resources such as wind and solar, hydropower impacts, river restoration and management, e-flows, floods, droughts, climate change, fluvial hydraulics, sediment transport in open-channel flows; embankment structures; hydraulic structures; Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), long-term meteorological and hydrologic trends and variability analysis, ecohydraulics, ecohydrology, and artificial intelligence applications in the field hydraulics and hydrology. We appreciate Dr. Alban Kuriqi for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Donglu Shi from University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology.
Dr. Donglu Shi is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati. He currently serves as the Director of Energy Materials and Nanomedicine Laboratories in the Dept. of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr. Shi has conducted research across diverse fields such as nanoscience, energy materials, biomedical engineering, precision medicine, and condensed matter physics. His efforts have led to over 300 peer-reviewed journal publications, with some of his works appearing in leading journals like Nature, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, and ACS Nano, and 13 edited books in superconductivity, electronic materials, nano medicine, magnetism. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Nano LIFE, Editorial Board of Biomaterials Advances, and Associate Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials. He has received George Rieveschl Jr. Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, Sarah Grant Barber Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Distinguished Engineering Researcher, Distinguished Engineering Researcher, Neil Wandmacher Teaching Award, and SIGMA XI Research Recognition Award. He was a visiting scholar at Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Grenoble, France and a visiting Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. Additionally, Dr. Shi is a Fellow of the ASM International and a Graduate College Fellow at the University of Cincinnati. We appreciate Prof. Donglu Shi for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Chee Kong YAP from Universiti Putra Malaysia Serdang, Malaysia, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Prof. Yap has been working as a full professor at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) since 2021. Prof. Yap has been an academician for more than 20 years at UPM and 25 years as a researcher. Prof Yap has supervised more than 80 undergraduates and 30 postgraduate students in the fields of ecotoxicology, environmental biology, environmental sciences, water quality and ecotoxicological genetics. Prof. Yap has published more than 380 papers in refereed academic journals, 5 books (three published in NOVA Science Publishers, USA) and 35 book chapters. Until July 2023, 246 of them have been indexed in Elsevier’s Scopus with an H-index of 33 (>3700 citations). Prof Yap has also been invited as an honorary Editorial Board member for more than 50 international academic journals. Prof Yap has been an invited visiting researcher at National lnstitute of Environmental Studies, Tsukuba (Japan). Nationally, Prof.Yap has been officially appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the INTI International University Malaysia. Internationally, Prof. Yap has been officially appointed as a Visiting Professor at Kobe University (Japan). We appreciate Prof. Chee Kong YAP for his participation and support.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Müslüm Arıcı from Mechanical Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. Prof. Muslum Arıcı currently works at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kocaeli University, Turkey. His research field covers the application of Phase Change Materials, Nanofluids, Building Physics, Numerical Heat Transfer etc. Prof. Müslüm Arıcı has published 220 publications that have been cited over 3975 times with an H-index of 35. We appreciate Prof. Müslüm Arıcı for his participation and support.
Prof Liu received his Ph.D in Environmental Engineering from the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan in 2004. He was a visiting researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, U.S.A. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the National Cheng Kung University. His research focuses on clean energy and carbon-negative solutions to achieve sustainable environments. He has published over 100 SCI journal papers and 2 book chapters. He is recorded in the top 2% Scientists in the World (2020-2021) released by Stanford University. He also serves as Associate Editors and Editorial Board Members in different journals.
We sincerely welcome Prof. Dr. Shou-Heng Liu from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, to join the Editorial Board of Journal of Energy and Power Technology. We appreciate Prof. Liu for his participation and support.