Keynote Speakers (The List is Not Complete)

R. Cengiz Ertekin

Prof. Ertekin received his undergraduate degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Department of the Istanbul Technical University in 1977. He then worked at the Ata Nutku Ship Model Testing Laboratory as a test engineer while pursuing his MS degree under the direction of Prof. Cengiz Dokmeci. In 1979, he enrolled, with the encouragement and support of Prof. Dokmeci (to whom he is indebted to), at the University of California at Berkeley’s Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering department, where he received his M.S. degree under the direction of Profs. William Webster and Marshall Tulin, and his Ph.D. degree under the direction of Prof. John Wehausen. He worked for Chevron Oil Co. in San Francisco and Shell Oil Co. in Houston as research engineer, working on offshore platform hydrodynamics, before joining the University of Hawaii’s Ocean and Resources Engineering department as a faculty member. He has been working on a number of hydrodynamics problems since then, including nonlinear shallow-water waves, hydroelasticity of very large floating structures, and marine renewable energy. He holds a patent on a wave-energy device and has written more than 175 publications. He received the U.S. Presidential Young Investigator award for his work on computational hydrodynamics. He is a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He currently serves on the Editorial Board’s of six journals related to ocean engineering.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Ocean and Resources Engineering
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
2540 Dole Street, Holmes Hall 402, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
Tel.: (808) 956-6818 / Fax: (808) 956-3498
Cengiz Ertekin

Mats Åke Sigurd Leijon

Mats Åke Sigurd Leijon is a Professor of Electricity at Uppsala University and a famous inventor. He was previously Director of Research at ABB. Mats Leijon studied engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. In 1984, he received John Ericsson Medal. After his undergraduate degree, Mats studied further as a doctoral student at the Institute of High Voltage Engineering. Directly after the defense, Leijon worked for ABB in Västerås. During his employment, he developed tools for measurement and for diagnosis and monitoring of the insulation systems and all electric appliances. In addition, he invented and developed products in power generation. In 2000, he has received the chair of Professor of Electricity at Uppsala University. In Uppsala University, he has developed several techniques for extracting energy from renewable sources such as waves, winds and currents. In addition to a number of worldwide patents in these areas, Leijon has also patents in electric vehicle propulsion and electrical systems. The research at the University has led to a number of companies to be founded. Leijon has started a company for each technical solution Seabased AB (wave power), Vertical Wind AB (vertical wind), Current Power AB (stream power) and Electric Line AB. In addition, he and his colleagues at the Division of Electricity started Energy Potential AB. In addition to the reward of John Ericsson Medal, Leijon is elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, WEC and others. He has also won a number of awards for his efforts; KTH great price, Gustav Dalen Medal, Finnish Academy of Science and Walter Alström Prize Polhemsplatsen Prize (2001), Energy Prize and others.

Uppsala University
Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Electricity
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1
Box 534 751 21 UPPSALA
Tel.: 018-471 5808
Mats Åke Sigurd Leijon

António Franco de Oliveira Falcão

António Falcão is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon. He received his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Lisbon, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge (supervisor Prof. Sir William Hawthorne). He became Full Professor of the Technical University of Lisbon in 1979. He has been active in the development of wave energy conversion since 1977 and published extensively in this area. He participated in a large number of projects sponsored by the European Commission in this field (was the overall coordinator of four) and coordinated the team that carried out the basic studies, design and construction of the 400 kW plant, completed in 1999 on the Island of Pico, Azores, the first wave power plant designed to permanently supply an electrical grid (the plant is still operational). He his a member of the Editorial Board of Renewable Energy and of Applied Ocean Research (Elsevier), an Associate Editor of Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (ASME), and, for 18 years, was a member of the Editorial Board of Ocean Engineering (Elsevier). He is a member and a former Director of the Portuguese Academy of Enginering. He received, at the EWTEC 2009, the “Honorary Award for life-long achievements within the ocean energy community”, and, in 2011, the “ASME Lifetime Achievement Award for lifetime contributions to the ocean and offshore engineering profession”.

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
Tel.: 351-218417273
António Falcão

Bahri Uzunoğlu

Bahri Uzunoğlu is an Associate Professor of Energy Technology at Uppsala University. Bahri Uzunoğlu has 12 years of international industry and academic experience in computational engineering and science, computational fluid dynamics and computational statistics applied to renewable energy problems. Bahri's recent industry experience includes work for utilities such as Florida Power and Light (FPL), and consultancy R&D for the renewables industry in the United States and Europe. His academic experience includes computational and atmospheric science institutes such as the School of Computational Science at Florida State University, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University, and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). Bahri's research concentration is in efficient exploitation of renewable energy resources such as wind, weather forecast systems for grid integration, control systems and optimization problems. He is engaged in applied statistical methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information relating to renewable energy statistics, economic statistics and energy risk. See more information about Bahri´s research, courses, publications at his personal website.

Bahri Uzunoğlu
Associate Professor of Energy Technology
Uppsala University Gotland Campus
Cramergatan 3, 621 67 Visby
Cell: (734)-606585
Phone: (498)-299195
Bahri Uzunoğlu