KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Ulbricht had studied chemistry, received his doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) in 1987 from Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, and his habilitation (Dr. habil.) from the same university in 1997. He also worked as researcher in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA (1992-1993), and at GKSS Research Center Geesthacht, Teltow, Germany (1997-1999). He was founder and CEO of the private company ELIPSA GmbH in Berlin (1999-2003). Since 2001, he is a full professor for chemical technology at University of Duisburg-Essen.

Prof. Ulbricht has over 30 years of experience in organic and polymer chemistry as well as chemical engineering. In the focus of his research are functional polymeric and nanohybrid materials, including synthetic membranes and membrane-based technologies for water purification, bioseparation and energy conversion. Topics of special expertise include organic membrane materials, membrane formation and preparation, surface functionalization, membrane characterization, fouling, water treatment and desalination, and bioseparation. He has more than 250 peer-reviewed journal publications, 16 book chapters and more than 20 issued patents.

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Dr. Abul Kalam Azad

Dr. Abul Kalam Azad is a senior lecturer in Energy System Engineering in the Faculty of Integrated Technologies Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Before joining UBD, he was working with Professor John TS Irvine in the University of St Andrews, UK on solid oxide fuel cell materials development. He did his PhD in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden under supervision of Professor Sten G Eriksson on materials preparation and characterization for magnetic memory applications. He did his undergrad and graduation in Physics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Dr. Azad’s research interests are in the area of solid-state ionic technologies. In particular, materials development for energy conversion, storage and environmental applications that include solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), Solid Oxide Proton Conductors (SOPCs), solid state batteries, sensors for chemical species (e.g., oxygen, hydrogen, ammonia, hydrocarbon), solar cells, Li-ion batteries and displays. The fundamental investigation on the structure-composition-electrical transport properties relationship is required for the development of advanced solid electrolytes and electrodes with desired functional properties for the above mentioned applications.

Dr. Abul Kalam Azad is a senior lecturer in Energy System Engineering in the Faculty of Integrated Technologies Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Before joining UBD, he was working with Professor John TS Irvine in the University of St Andrews, UK on solid oxide fuel cell materials development. He did his PhD in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden under supervision of Professor Sten G Eriksson on materials preparation and characterization for magnetic memory applications. He did his undergrad and graduation in Physics from Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.

Dr. Azad’s research interests are in the area of solid-state ionic technologies. In particular, materials development for energy conversion, storage and environmental applications that include solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs), Solid Oxide Proton Conductors (SOPCs), solid state batteries, sensors for chemical species (e.g., oxygen, hydrogen, ammonia, hydrocarbon), solar cells, Li-ion batteries and displays. The fundamental investigation on the structure-composition-electrical transport properties relationship is required for the development of advanced solid electrolytes and electrodes with desired functional properties for the above mentioned applications.

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Dimas is an Associate Professor and Manager of Collaboration and Mobility in UTP, Malaysia. He is also Visiting Professor at the School of Planning and Policy Development ITB and Universitas Janabadra, Indonesia. He is also Director of Science for Geography, Transportation, Built Engineering and Infrastructure research cluster under I4 (Ikatan Ilmuwan Indonesia International) or the Association of Indonesian Diaspora Scientists.

His research interest is in the intersection between transport and urban planning with geography, transport psychology, sociology, environment and health theory in ransport and urban science applications. Two important wings of his research are to investigate the behaviour change during and after the COVID19 pandemic on current activity-travel behaviour and to improve EV and Autonomous EV adoption by applying transport geography and psychology. He has secured around RM 1 million of research in Malaysia and Indonesia in collaboration with several researchers in Indonesia. He has several collaborations with some Universities in Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. He has 4 PG students in UTP and around 23 PG students in Indonesia. He always received International Research Grants for his research collaborations with Indonesia and Thailand