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Professor at University of New South Wales in Australia

Mattheos Santamouris is the Anita Lawrence Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia. He got his MSc from the INP-Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble and his PhD form the University of Petras in Greece. He is the Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings, and Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and actual or past Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society and of the Journal of Ventilation. He is also the Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London. Editor and author of 15 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings.

Professor at Paris-Saclay University / ENS Paris-Saclay in France

Prof. Dr. Ing. R. BENNACER is an Engineer in Mechanical field (1989), and he got his PhD thesis at Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris 6) in 1993. He worked as lecturer in the University Paris XI (1993/94), became an associate professor at Cergy Pontoise University in 1994 and full Professor in 2008. He moved as senior Professor to the prestigious school Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris-Saclay) since 2010. He becomes in 2017 an Exceptional National Class Professor. He is also adjunced professor at Tianjin Uni. Of comm. (China) and UMB Univ. He assumed several responsibilities, director of the LEEVAM research team (2003-2007), Licence degrees (2008-2010), Aggregation title (2010-2011), Master research degree (2011 2013), Transfer and Environmental Research Unit (CNRS LMT-Lab) (since July 2012), dean of Civil/Environmental department (Oct. 2012/Sep. 2016) and since 2019 Coordinate International Affairs Related To Ph.D Univ. Paris-Saclay. His present research activity is within the LMT laboratory where he manages Transfer and Environmental Research Unit. His Research field covers wide spectrum and several domains. It covers the building material for energy applications or on durability aspect, renewable and energy system. The expertise covers the direct numerical simulation including CFD coupling on multi-scales. The previous approach is consolidated by analytical or reduction approach in order to identify the instabilities and global behavior bifurcation and similarity controlling parameters in multiphysics situations. He published around 10 book chapters and more than 150 referenced international journals (Rank A).

Professor at University of Lorraine in France

Prof. M. El-GANAOUI is a full professor at the University of Lorraine and researcher in the Jacques Villermaux Federation for mechanics, energy and processes (FR 28 63/LERMAB). He is heading the research in energy in the Henri Poincaré Institute of Technology in Longwy. Previously, he was an associate professor in the University of Limoges and the SPCTS UMR 6638 CNRS laboratory where he was responsible for the Physics Department (2004-2010) and the international cooperation service (2006- 2010) in the Faculty of science and technology. His research aims to understand heat and mass transfers through modeling and numerical simulation with a specific activity in the field of the solid -liquid-vapor phase change. Applications concern materials and energy and benefit to energy systems including phenomena for sustainable building (Eco-materials). He teaches the mechanics of continuous media, heat transfers, and numerical methods. He was advisor of more than 30 Phd Thesis with strong international interaction noticeably in the Euro-Mediterranean context. He participated/managed the PAI Australia, Canada, Maghreb (Tassili, Utique, Volubilis), China (Xugangqi). El Ganaoui has participated in the Edition of more than 12 special issues and conference proceedings, co-authored over than 220 publications in journals (rank A) and participated in more than 110 international conferences including ten he co-organized. He is member of many international scientific societies in mechanics and heat transfers

Professor at Hassan II University of Casablanca in Morocco

Professor at ENSIAS College of Engineering in Rabat

Mohamed Essaaidi is a professor at ENSIAS College of Engineering in Rabat, he got his PHD in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Abdelmalek Essaadi in 1997. The topics of his research are Antennas and Propagation, Wireless Communications, Wireless and Microwave Circuits, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, Grid Computing and Cloud, and Smart Grid. He is currently teaching Network, Wireless Communications, Wireless and Microwave Circuits, Security and Privacy, Technical English (with a focus on emerging technologies). He is a MEA chair in IEEE Global Cities Alliance and an education chair in IEEE Public Safety Technology.

Professor at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

Asmae Khaldoun has a Physics and Chemistry  BSc and M. Sc. degree in Renewable Energy from the University Mohamed V in Rabat. She earned her Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Abdel Malek Essaadi in Morocco in 2002. She got a second Ph.D. in Physics “Soft condensed Matter” on January 10th, 2013 at the University of Amsterdam. From 2004 to 2007 she worked, as Post Doc at the University of Amsterdam, under the direction of Profs. Daniel Bonn. This group – and particularly its work on complex fluids – is acknowledged to be among the premier experimental chemical engineering research programs worldwide. In September 2009, she started working at Al Akhawayn University as Assistant Professor and got promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. She has taught undergraduate classes such as Physics, Thermodynamics Material Science and Engineering.

Professor at Politecnico di Milano in Milan

Physicist, Phd in Energy Engineering, Visiting at LBNL in energy economics and regulation.  At Politecnico di Milano has created in 1997 and leads a research group on low energy buildings, comfort models, analysis of energy efficiency technologies and programmes, efficiency and sufficiency policies (end-use Efficiency Research Group). Has been the supervisor of eight PhD candidates. Has participated in, promoted and directed more than 30 research projects and studies funded by public (e.g. Regional Governments, National Ministries, European Union) and private bodies (e.g. Electric Companies) on various aspects of buildings analysis and simulation, buildings monitoring, comfort surveys and energy economics and planning, with a special focus on end use efficiency and sufficiency.

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Motto: “Language is a model, a picture of reality”

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 1921

Professor at Université La Rénion in La Réunion

Professor of Building Physics at the Faculty of Engineering ESIROI and Senior Researcher at the PIMENT Laboratory, University of La Reunion. He graduated from the French “Grande Ecole” Ecole Centrale de Lyon (1989) and has an MBA in company management. He achieved his PhD in 1997 as a research engineer in the French Public Utility “Electricité de France” in Reunion Island. His main fields of activities are Net Zero Energy Buildings and Communities in the tropics, thermal comfort and Post Occupancy Evaluation. He is a French recognized expert and was the project manager of thermal standards and national research projects focusing on tools and methods for the design of low/net zero energy buildings. He is the former Sub-Task C Leader of the IEA SHC Task 40 EBC Annex 52 “Towards Net-Zero Energy Solar Buildings” and a French national expert in the IEA SHC Task 51 “Solar Energy in Urban Planning”. 2017 he published a book on Solution Sets for Net ZEBs with his colleagues from the IEA Task 40 and gives numerous conferences all over the world on the topic of sustainable and net zero buildings.

Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano in Milan

Silvia Erba holds a MSc and a PhD in Building Systems Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and since 2012 conducts research and teaching in the course of Environmental Technical Physics and Building Physics at Politecnico di Milano. The research areas are nearly zero energy buildings, thermo-physical study of the behavior of historic buildings and new construction, thermal comfort and energy simulations in dynamic conditions.

ERNEST DIONE

Director of  DEEC  in Dakar

Biologist, holds a diploma in Professional Studies In Depths (DEPA) in Environmental Management from the International Francophone University Leopold Sédar Senghor of Alexandria in Egypt. He has held several positions as: Deputy Director of DEEC Coordinator of the Coastal Erosion Adaptation Project in Senegal’s Vulnerable Areas Coordinator of the National Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Through Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector in Senegal (PNEEB) and the Project to Transfer Technology to Produce Building Materials-Based Typha (TYPHA). Focal point of the Global Alliance on Building and Construction (Global ABC) and the Building Energy Efficiency Program (PEEB) GIZ/AFD