Ibrahim Dincer

, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ontario Tech. University (formerly University of Ontario Institute of Technology). Renowned for his pioneering works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored/co-authored numerous books and book chapters, and many refereed journal and conference papers. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered many keynotes and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada. During the past seven years he has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of The Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering and one of the most highly cited researchers.

Two Global Solutions to Combat Global Warming: Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

During the past two decades global warming has been more apparent, and its consequences have been more drastic. It is important to note that the biggest contribution comes from the energy activities, covering the steps from production to utilization, which are mainly attributed to fossil fuels and their heavy utilization. We have reached a turning point where two global solutions, namely renewable energy and hydrogen have become the primary addresses to reduce the environmental impacts and increase sustainability. This plenary presentation makes a focus on renewable energies and hydrogen energy technologies as two key pillars for better environment and more sustainable future. It will also cover recently developed technologies from his group in the Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) at Ontario Tech. University to present and discuss for various systems and applications

The results of various life cycle assessment studies will be presented to compare the impact categories and their abatement options comparatively. Finally, the challenges, opportunities and future directions will be discussed with examples and case study results.