Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker 1 (confirmed)

Professor Siew Hwa CHAN

President’s Chair in Energy , Nanyang Technological University

Professor Siew Hwa CHAN is a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore, a Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology and President’s Chair in Energy. He obtained his PhD from Imperial College London and is a Professor in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He leads the hydrogen and fuel cell research in Nanyang Technological University.  Dr Chan is one of the founding members and a Co-Director of the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). He is also the Senior Vice President in charge of Research and Innovation at China-Singapore International Joint Research Institute in China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City, China. Prof Chan was a Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd (Nitroparaffin-based fuel additives company) and a Founder and Director Xin Xiang (Guangzhou) Hydrogen Technologies Co., Ltd. (A fuel cell company manufacturing key components for PEMFC).  He was a consultant to Total SA and had served as a member of Advisory Board to NTU President and Provost, Management Board of Energy Studies Institute, Advisory Board of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, member of China-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City Think Tank, Governing Board member of Centre for Hydrogen Innovation, member of Future Energy Technology Watch Group (Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore), Technology and Technical Advisor to Sydrogen Energy, and Chairman of Ammonia Handling Technical Advisory Group (A*Star), etc. He is also the focal point for ASEAN COSTI (Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation) Sub-Committee on Sustainable Energy Research. ASEAN COSTI is a sectoral body under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) led by Minister for Trade & Industry. 

Abstract / Research Profile:

Funded by UK’s Royal Armament Research and Development Establishment (RARDE), Ministry of Defence UK, Dr Chan’s PhD research was inclined to Heavy-Duty Internal Combustion Engines, but he later extended his interest to hydrogen and fuel cells since 1997. He was the Organizer/Conference Chair of 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention, Singapore in 2005 and Conference Chair of HYPOTHESIS XIII in 2018. From 2006 to 2008, he held a joint appointment with A*Star as Director of SERC Fuel Cell Program leading a team of more than 100 people from 4 A*Star Institute working with Rolls Royce Fuel Cell Systems. Prof Chan was also a Principal Investigator in Singapore-Peking University Research Centre for A Sustainable Low Carbon Future funded by National Research Foundation (NRF) between 2011 and 2016. His research has gained him a number of recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Medal from UK IMechE in 2000, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007, “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014, Nanyang Award (Research Excellence) in recognition of outstanding contribution in scientific knowledge on a global scale through novel research breakthrough in 2014, Nanyang Award (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) in 2017, “Star of Innovation Talent” in 2018 from Guangzhou Government. He is the editorial board member of Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Technologies, Energy Conversion and Management and International Journal of Energy Research. He has published more than 320 peer reviewed journal papers with ~17,000 citation counts and h-index of 65 based on Web of Science database. Prof Chan has been teaching Thermodynamics course since 1991 and awarded “Teacher-of-the-Year” in 2000.

Keynote Speaker 2 (confirmed)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jean Rom Rabe

Field Of Designation : Schiffsmaschinenbetrieb ProfessorSeefahrt, Anlagentechnik und Logistik  Building 3 · Room 3102Richard-Wagner-Str. 31 · 18119 Warnemünde 0381

Dr. Ing Rom Rabe is a Professor of Marine Engineering and Operation, Hocshcule Wismar, University of Applied Science. He obtained his PhD degree from Rostock University. He has a lot of experience in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Thermal Engineering and Ship Technology. After he completed his postgraduate study, he became an Engineer at MAN B & W Diesel AG Augsburg. He was also a scientist at Lehrstuhl für Kolbenmaschinen und Verbrennungsmotoren (LKV), Lehrstuhl für Kolbenmaschinen und Verbrennungsmotoren. He was involved in large engines as the team leader at Forschungszentrum für Verbrennungsmotoren und Thermodynamik Rostock GmbH (FVRT GmbH). He was appointed as a Professor of Ship Technology/Ship Operation at Ship Technology/Ship Operation. Since 2014, he has been a regular guest lecture at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember.

Abstract / Research Profile:

As a Professor of Marine Engineering, Professor Rabe research interest is in the operation of maritime technical systems – basically ships.
There is a remarkable need in the transport sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (directly related to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels) as well as the necessity to avoid harmful exhaust gas emissions. There is a big potential besides the technical aspects (like alternative fuels, optimization of the combustion process as well as all technical processes aboard a ship), i.e., route-optimization and intelligent planning of transportation and logistics. These topics are the focus of the research in Professor Rabe’s department.
His idea is to use holistic approaches – based on a deep understanding of basic disciplines like thermodynamics and chemistry – combined with solid knowledge in process engineering and completed by intelligent control using modern automation- and diagnosis technology.
His research activities are not limited to ship applications, but also in power plants and many complex systems on- and offshore. Because a ship is a compact model for many complex challenges such as power generation and energy conversion. For this reason, his knowledge – especially regarding alternative fuels, optimization of combustion processes, and the efficiency of complex technical systems – are used for instance to hold lectures also in renewable energy – study courses (as for ITS).

Keynote Speaker 3 (confirmed)

Prof. Dr. Harus Laksana Guntur, S.T., M.Eng.

Lab. of Vibration and Dynamics system, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia.

Keywords: zero energy loss vehicle, vibration energy recovery, regenerative suspension, vibration energy harvesting

Correspondence to: Harus Laksana Guntur /

Harus Laksana Guntur is Professor at The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia. He graduated his Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember. He graduated his Master of Engineering (M.Eng) & Doctor of Engineering (Dr.Eng) from Precision and Intelligence Dept., Tokyo Institute of Technology (TITECH), Japan. His research interests include vibration energy recovery, vibration absorber, vibration isolation, system dynamics and vehicle dynamics.

Abstract / Research Profile:

A research conducted by Zuo reported that only 10-15% of the fuel energy or electricity is used to drive the vehicle. The rest 85-90% of the energy is wasted into other form of energy, such as: heat energy, friction and vibration. Researchers have developed technologies to recover the wasted energy into electricity. Kinetic energy recovery system (KERS), regenerative brake system (RBS), regenerative shock absorber (RSA) and thermal energy recovery system (TERS) are several technologies which have been developed by researchers and car manufactures. The goal for the research is to improve the fuel efficiency. The concept of zero energy loss vehicle has been developed in the last decades, where all wasted energy are harvested and converted into electricity (usable energy). The vibration energy potential in a vehicle has been researched: city car 100w-400w, bus/public transportation 200w-2kw, truck 1kw-10kw, military vehicle 800w-10kw, and train 5kw-6kw. We have developed several type of regenerative shock absorber, implemented in vehicle and tested its performance. They are: Hydraulic based regenerative shock absorber, rack pinion type regenerative shock absorber, ball-screw mechanism regenerative shock absorber, multi input-single output hydraulic based regenerative shock absorber.  When the wasted vibration energy in a vehicle can be converted into electricity (usable energy), the fuel efficiency can be improved significantly. The potential energy harvested from vehicle suspension has been investigated, up to 420 Watt with standard driving style. The potential fuel improvement efficiency is 2-3% for typical vehicle passenger, 3-5% for heavy duty vehicle, and more than 6% for military vehicle. The improvement fuel efficiency even higher for electric vehicle, up to 7-10%.

Official website for ICOME, organized by Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya Indonesia