Professor Adam Smoliński
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: coal and biomass gasification/co-gasification, combustion/co-combustion, cogeneration, renewable energy, hydrogen technologies, sustainable energy systems, environmental impact of industrial systems, energy storage, carbon dioxide capture, storage and chemical utilization (CCS, CCU), advanced methods of data mining (chemometrics)


Professor Ronghou Liu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai, 200240, China
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Research Topics: biomass energy engineering, energy/ecology integrated system


Dr. Oriol Font
Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA CSIC), C. JordiGirona, 18-26,
08034 Barcelona, Spain
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ORCID: 0000-0002-1729-2164
Research Topics: mineralogy, geochemistry, energy engineering, powder X-ray diffraction, environmental geochemistry, gasification, environmental geology, coal, power plants, coal combustion, trace elements, X-ray fluorescence

Dr. Rafał Gieleciak Natural Resources Canada, CanmetENERGY, Canada
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Research Topics: natural gas, gas conversion, bitumen and coal beyond combustion, oil sands, alternative and renewable fuels, advanced characterization, machine learning, petroinformatics

Professor Natalia Howaniec
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: adsorption, environmental engineering, porous materials, renewable energy and environmental protection, gasification

Professor Shu-San Hsiau
National Central University, No. 300, Zhongda Rd., Zhongli District, Taoyuan City 32001, Taiwan
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Research Topics: clean coal technology, biomass (pyrolysis, gasification), energy technology, thermal-fluids, powder technology, hot-gas cleanup, debris flow and avalanche

Professor Michael Karmis
Virginia Tech, Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research (VCCER), 133 Randolph Hall, Virginia
Tech, 460 Old Turner Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
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Research Topics: sustainable development of mineral and energy resources, rock mechanics, mining systems, energy systems

Assoc. Professor Alicja Krzemień
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: mining engineering, risk assessment, accident analysis, forecasting, environmental risk assessment, coal mining, underground coal gasification, industrial safety, health risk assessment, probabilistic risk analysis, process safety, occupational health and safety

Professor Pedro Riesgo
University of Oviedo, Calle San Francisco, 3, 33003 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
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Research Topics: mining, coal, investment analysis, mineral resources and reserves, raw materials, environmental management, safety

Dr. Prabu Vairakannu Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Department of Chemical Engineering, Surjyamukhi Road, North, Amingaon, Guwahati, Assam 781039, India
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Research Topics: clean energy production, pyrolysis, combustion, gasification and liquefaction technologies, energy and exergy analysis, carbon sequestration

Dr. Venkata Suresh Patnaikuni National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Campus, Fathimanagar, Telangana 506004, India
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Research Topics: fuel cells, chemical looping combustion - CO2 capture technology, computational fluid dynamics, flow batteries, modelling and simulation


Professor Alberto Abánades
Technical University of Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Research Topics: thermal systems, concentrated solar technology, hydrogen production, low-carbon technologies, transmutation of nuclear wastes

Dr. Michalis Agraniotis
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Schifferstraße 80, 47059 Duisburg, Germany
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Research Topics: clean energy, mechanical engineering

Professor Derek Apel
University of Alberta, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 6-233 Donadeo
Innovation Centre For Engineering, 9211-116 St, Edmonton AB, 6G 2H5, Canada
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Research Topics: geomechanical mine design for underground diamond mines, rockburst, long term prediction methods, machine learning methods, ground improvement techniques

Professor Michal Cehlár
Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Letná 9, 04001 Košice, Slovakia
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Research Topics: mining, raw materials, deposit, evaluation, surface mining, underground mining, technology, economy

Professor Stanisław Chałupnik
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: natural radioactivity, liquid scintillation spectrometry, radium, radon and radon decay products, environmental radioactivity, radioactivity in the mining industry, water treatment, radium removal

Professor Calin-Cristian Cormos
Babes-Bolyai University, StradaMihailKogălniceanu 1, Cluj-Napoca 400000, Romania
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Research Topics: chemical engineering, chemical reaction engineering, process design and integration, computer aided process engineering (CAPE), energy conversion processes, gasification, carbon capture and storage (CCS), clean coal technologies, renewable energy sources, hydrogen production, environmental evaluations of energy conversion processes, life cycle analysis (LCA)

Professor Hevina Dashwood
Brock University, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1 Canada
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Research Topics: private global governance, global norms dissemination, natural resource governance, corporate social responsibility, international development, Canadian foreign policy

Professor Antonio De Leon Rodriguez
Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi, Camino a la Presa San José
2055. Lomas 4 sección, 78216 San Luis Potosí, Bolivia
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Research Topics: hydrogen energy, biomass, biofuels, bioenergy, bioreactors

Professor Józef Dubiński
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: seismic, applied geophysics, gasification, coal, seismic tomography, engineering seismology

Professor Sebnem Duzgun
Colorado School of Mines, 1500 Illinois St, Golden, CO 80401, United States
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Research Topics: VR and Gaming for Earth Sciences, Uncertainty Analysis and Risk Assessment for Rock Slopes, Mine Environmental Monitoring, Interdisciplinary Research Profile, Infrastructure Resilience

Professor Roman Dychkovskiy
National Mining University of Ukraine, DmytraYavornytskoho Avenue, 19, Dnipro, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine
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Research Topics: underground coal gasification, coal, mine working, stress-strain

Dr. András A Kállay
University of Miskolc, Institute of Energy and Quality Affairs, Miskolc, 3515 Hungary
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Research Topics: multi-step gasification, pyrolysis, RDF, coal, methanol synthesis, automatisation for high temperature and pressure applications

Professor Yueh-Heng Li
National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
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Research Topics: combustion technology, electric propulsion, small-scale power system

Dr. David Love
Golder Associates Africa (Pty) Ltd., Menlyn, 0181 P O Box 6001, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa
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Research Topics: underground coal gasification, geochemistry of arsenic, acid rock drainage risk management, re-purposing of waste materials for environmental protection, mine residues management, alluvial aquifers, use of natural super-materials for water treatment

Professor Linming Dou
China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China
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Research Topics: numerical modeling, energy, mining, geotechnical engineering, geotechnics rock mechanics, soil mechanics, mineral exploration, slope stability, engineering geology, geomechanics, numerical modeling in geotechnical engineering, tunneling, coal mining, coal, rock engineering, geological engineering, mine planning, geotechnology, exploitation

Professor Bogusław Michalik
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: radiation protection, environmental radioactivity, radiation monitoring, natural radionuclides, NORM & TENORM, human exposure to natural and artificial radioactivity, radioecology, radiation risk to biota

Professor Devi Prasad Mishra
Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Department of Mining Engineering, 826004 Dhanbad, India
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Research Topics: mine ventilation and environment, mine fire, mine explosion, methane drainage, CBM, mining technology, stowing/backfilling with fly ash/pond ash

Professor Grzegorz Mutke
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: mining geophysics, induced seismicity, rockbursts hazard in mines, seismic monitoring in mines, seismic intensity scales, characteristics of mining seismic events within the near-wave field, vibration monitoring and their influence on buildings

Professor Stanisław Nagy
AGH University of Science and Technology, AlejaAdamaMickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Research Topics: reservoir engineering, gas, petroleum exploration, numerical modeling, engineering thermodynamics, numerical simulation, applied thermodynamics, enhanced oil recovery, modeling and simulation. renewable energy

Dr. Filomena Pinto
National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG), Estrada da Portela, Bairro do Zambujal,
Apartado 7586, Alfragide 2610-999 Amadora, Portugal
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Research Topics: biogas, pyrolysis, gasification, clean energy, biomass, energy, catalysis, biofuels, energy chemical engineering, environmental science, chemistry engineering, agricultural and biological sciences, materials science, physics and astronomy, business, management and accounting, medicine, social sciences, immunology and microbiology

Professor Czesława Rosik-Dulewska
University of Opole, plac Kopernika 11A, 45-040 Opole, Poland
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Research Topics: protection of Earth’s surface (technologies of waste management, recovery of unconventional energy carriers, sorption of organic contaminations on waste organic and mineral sorbents, transformations of organochlorine compounds)

Dr. Christos Roumpos
Public Power Corporation of Greece, Athens, Greece; National Technical University of Athens,
School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Zografou Campus 9, Iroon Polytechniou str
15780 Zografou, Greece
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Research Topics: mine planning and design, mining and environmental sustainability, mineral and energy economics, operations management, stochastic optimization, simulation, mineral exploration, geostatistics

Professor Božidar Šarler
University of Nova Gorica, Vipavska 13, Rožna Dolina, SI-5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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Research Topics: CFD simulation, computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, computational fluid mechanics, engineering, applied and computational mathematics, engineering thermodynamics, materials, numerical modeling, digital signal processing; signal, image and video processing

Dr. Osvalda Senneca
Institute for Research on Combustion (IRC), Università "Federico II", Piazzale Vincenzo Tecchio, 80 -
80125 Napoli, Italy
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Research Topics: reactor design concepts and modeling of pyrolysis, combustion, gasification; clean coal technologies; oxy-combustion; chemical looping; kinetics of pyrolysis, combustion, gasification; thermal annealing; relation between chemico-physical properties and reactivity of solid fuels; thermal degradation of biomass and wastes; fragmentation of solid fuels; beneficiation of ashes; Thermochemistry of carbon oxidation

Professor Richard Snuparek
Institute of Geonics AS CR, v.v.i., Studentska 1768, 708 00 Ostrava-Poruba, Czechia
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Research Topics: rock mechanics, mining, stability and support of underground openings, geotechnical monitoring

Professor Krzysztof Stańczyk
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: clean coal technologies, coal gasification and liquefaction, underground coal gasification, air protection, energy management

Professor Wojciech Stanek
Silesian University of Technology, Department of Thermal Engineering, Akademicka 2A, 44-100
Gliwice, Poland
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Research Topics: energy management, thermodynamics, exergy analysis, exergo-ecology, mathematical modelling

Professor Andrzej Strugała
AGH University of Science and Technology, aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Research Topics: chemical engineering, coal and biomass gasification/co-gasification, combustion/co-combustion, cogeneration, renewable energy, hydrogen technologies

Assoc. Professor Ana Suárez
University of Oviedo, Calle San Francisco, 3, 33003 Oviedo, Asturias, Spain
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Research Topics: occupational health and safety, ergonomics, risk management, risk assessment, industrial safety, resource management, resource valuation

Professor Fidelis Suorineni
Nazarbayev University, School of Mining and Geosciences, 6 block, 53 Kabanbay Batyr Ave, 010000
Nur-Sultan city, Kazakhstan
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Research Topics: mining systems, mining technology (virtual reality, big data, space technologies in mining, etc), geotechnical engineering, material testing, rockmass characterization, ground support, rockbursts and seismicity, numerical modelling, empirical design

Professor Antoni Tajduś
AGH University of Science and Technology, aleja Adama Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
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Research Topics: geoengineering, geomechanics

Dr. Michele Vascellari
TU Bergakademie, Akademiestraße 6, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
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Research Topics: CFD simulation, coal, combustion, gasification, computational fluid mechanics, fluid mechanics, engineering thermodynamics, computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulation, numerical modelling, modelling and simulation, thermal engineering, mechanical engineering

Dr. Katarzyna Widera
Opole University of Technology, Faculty of Economics and Management, Prószkowska 76, 45-758 Opole, Poland
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Research Topics: statistics, econometrics, environmental economics, time series, forecasting, mathematical modelling, prediction

Professor Małgorzata Wysocka
Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: natural radioactivity, radioactive contamination, radiation hazards, radiometry, radon, geology, radiation protection, radioecology, sustainability of post mining sites

Professor Valerii N. Zakharov
Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninskiy Prospekt, 14, Moscow, 119991, Russia
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Research Topics: mining technologies, geomechanics, geophysics, geodynamic and gas-dynamic processes in rocks

Professor Katarzyna Zarębska
AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059, Kraków, Poland
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Research Topics: CCUS, Sorption, adsorbents, CO2, CH4,hydrogen, geopolymers, fly ash, monoliths, LCA, waste management, adsorption storage


Professor Adam Lipowczan

Central Mining Institute (Główny Instytut Górnictwa), Plac Gwarków 1, 40-166 Katowice, Poland
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Research Topics: sensors, metrology, measurement, sensor development, geographic information system, maps, hearing loss, dissemination