About the Author
Dr. Ibrahim Dincer is full Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. He is also Vice President for Strategy of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and Vice-President of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET).Renowned for his pioneering work on sustainable energy technologies, he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, more than a thousand refereed journal and conference papers, as well as technical reports. He has chaired national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered more than 300 keynote and invited lectures. His main research interests include energy conversion and management, hydrogen and fuel cell systems and renewable energy technologies.Dr. Dincer is an active member of various scientific societies, and serves as Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board member on several international journals, including Elsevier`s International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and Applied Energy.Dr. Dincer has received research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier's Research Excellence Award in Ontario, Canada, in 2004. More recently, he has been identified as one of the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Most Influential Scientific Minds in Engineering. This honor, presented by Thomson Reuters, is given to researchers who rank in the top 1% for number of citations in their subject field in a given year. Can Ozgur Colpan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey. His research areas are organic Rankine cycles, heat exchanger design and modelling, thermodynamic modelling of integrated energy systems and renewable energy systems (including geothermal power plants), multiphysics modelling of fuel cells, and manufacturing and characterisation of fuel cells. Onder Kizilkan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey in 2008. After a sixteen-year experience at Suleymen Demirel University including research assistantship, he was promoted as full Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Isparta University of Applied Sciences in 2019. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Energy Conversion Research Center at Doshisha University in Japan, focusing on solar assisted supercritical ORC technology. He has also worked as visiting associated professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology in Canada for one year in 2011. Dr. Kizilkan's research interests are energy and exergy analyses of thermal systems, solar energy, energy storage systems and refrigeration.