Invited Speakers

 
 Prof. Fernando Porte-Agel

fernando.porte-agel@epfl.ch
Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne



Fernando Porté-Agel is professor and director of the Wind Engineering and Renewable Energy Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He completed his engineering degree at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (Spain) in 1992, followed by a Master of Science in from the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering at UNESCO-IHE in Delft (Netherlands) in 1995. He then moved on to the Johns Hopkins University to earn a PhD in Environmental Engineering in 2000. After obtaining his PhD, he joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota in 2000 and was there as Assistant and Associate professor until January of 2010, when he moved to EPFL. His research interests are in environmental fluid dynamics, with emphasis on wind energy. He is member of the editorial board of the journal Boundary-Layer Meteorology and associate editor of the Journal of Turbulence.


 
Assoc. Prof. Sridhar Idapalapati

msridhar@ntu.edu.sg
Acting Head - Division of Manufacturing Engineering
Nanyang Technological University


Dr. IDAPALAPATI Sridhar is currently an Associate Professor  and Head of the Manufacturing Division in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is a Cambridge Nehru Scholar and holds a Ph.D. in mechanics of solids from the University of Cambridge and a First-class Honours (with Distinction) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University  (JNTU), India. He also holds a Masters of Technology degree from Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Kanpur, India specializing in mechanics of solids & design. Prior to joining NTU, Dr. I. Sridhar worked as a Visiting Scientist at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA. Dr Idapalapati’s research interests include design with sandwich structures, composite materials, powder consolidation, biomaterials and hard-tissue implants and recently he started working on wind energy research.

 

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Prof. Sung Kyu Ha

sungha@hanyang.ac.kr
Hanyang Structures and Composites Center
Hanyang University 
Prof. Sung Kyu Ha

sungha@hanyang.ac.kr
Hanyang Structures and Composites Center
Hanyang University