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WCPEC-8 Committees

Conference General Chairs & WCPEC-8 Organising Committee

WCPEC-8 Organising Committee chaired by Alessandra Scognamiglio, Yuzuru Ueda, Seth Hubbard

Persons who are essential for the organisation, programme and operation of the next WCPEC, composed from all three regions forming the WCPEC.

Alessandra Scognamiglio

ENEA, Italy

Yuzuru Ueda

Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Seth Hubbard

RIT, USA

Description and tasks

EU PVSEC 39th (host)

PVSEC-32

IEEE PVSC-49/50
General Chairs Presiding the organising committee Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA, Italy Yuzuru Ueda, Tokyo University of Science, Japan Seth Hubbard, RIT, USA
Last WCPEC-7 Chairs Based on their experience as WCPEC chairs they provide guidance and advice for the next WCPEC Marko Topic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia Makoto Konagai, Tokyo City University, Japan Alex Freundlich, University of Houston, USA
Conference Director The “CEO” of the WCPEC and Conference Organiser Peter Helm, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Deputy Conference Director Assists the Conference Director, acts in his/her absence. Direct and manage the overall operations. Represents the Conference organiser Jonas Bergmiller, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Secretary-General Organizational and Executive role derived from the organizer responsibilities. Keeps track of all aspects of Organising Committee, draws up planning, coordinates activities and internal OC meetings. Interfaces between Chairs, the Conference Director and Programme chairs, including their regional counterparts. Represents the Conference organiser. Jon de Gregorio, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Past Conference Chairs since WCPEC-7 These are the general chairs of previous, regional conferences. They provide their experience, their contacts and networks in chairing one of the largest PV conferences Florence Lambert, Genvia, France (2019)
Nicola Pearsall, Northumbria University, United Kingdom (2020)
Joao Serra, Lisboa University, Portugal (2021)
Ying Zhao, Nankai University, China (2019)
Chinho Park, Yeungnam University, Korea (2020)
Bram Hoex, UNSW, Australia (2021)
Sarah Kurtz, Merced University, USA (2019)
Seth Hubbard, RIT, USA (2020)
Sylvain Marsillac, Old Dominion University, USA (2021)
Program Chairs & Vice Program Chairs "CTO" of the Conference. Responsible to organise a well-balanced programme, taking into account developments in PV around the globe. They chair a programme committee of topic organisers and abstract reviewers. Robert Kenny, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy Shuji Hayase, Kyushu Insititute of Technology, Japan Arno Smets, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Scientific Coordinator Coordinates the Scientific and programme Committees as well as scientific publications. Implements the results of the programme committee in the conference calendar, notifies authors, provides the database-tools for all aspects of the conference programme. Jon de Gregorio, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Poster Committee Coordinate the award criteria, Evaluate the Posters, Coordinate the nomination and voting, signs certificates Julio Carabe, CIEMAT, Spain
Paola Delli Veneri, ENEA, Italy
Marko Topič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jae-Joon Lee, Dongguk University, Korea Ian Sellers, University of Oklahoma, USA
Tyler Grassman, Ohio State University, USA
Organiser of the Event Manage the overal organizational and logistical operations. It includes:
- Event Coordination & Operations
- Financial and legal responsibility.
- Exhibition Management
- Parallel Events Operations
- Organization of Social Events
- Website / Digital / Print Media
- Marketing
- Sponsoring
- Promotion
- Administration
- Delegates registration operations
- Student Attendee Sponsorship
- Social Services
WIP Renewable Energies:
- Denis Schultz
- Melanie Kern
- Lisa Großhans
- Alexandra Michaelsen
- Stefanie Leanza
- Anna Schöning
- Patricia Gerlinger
- Treasa Morrison
- Susanne Schroll
Media Cooperations, PR & Social Media Committee The role of this committee is to inform the public and to disseminate and promote the event and it´s activities. Stefanie Leanza, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Melanie Kern, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Yasuyoshi Kurokawa, Nagoya University, Japan Claus Zimmermann, Airbus Defence and Space, Germany
Special Event "Roadmapping of PV" This is a planned parallel event for displaying and discussing the “Roadmapping” of PV deployment in countries starting up renewable energy supply. The event coordinator identifies target audience, speakers and moderates a discussion panel Philippe Malbranche, CEA, France Juzer Vasi, IIT Bombay, India David Wilt, US Department of Energy, USA
PV Forms Landscapes This is a planned parallel event for the EU PVSEC traditional series, which since 11 years give the floor to (landscape-) architects and designers and landscape displaying approaches to make PV systems a convincing part of our surrounding environment. The event coordinator identifies target audience, speakers and moderates a discussion panel Alessandra Scognamiglio
Angela Grassi
Heinz Ossenbrink
Brittany Smith, NREL, USA
Presentations and Publications Coordinates the presentations delivered during the Conference and is responsible for the publication of the Conference Proceedings and the cooperation with Scientific Journals for publication of selected papers Robert Kenny, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Jon de Gregorio, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Journals Liaison Coordinates the cooperation with Scientific Journals for publication of selected papers: Progress in Photovoltaics, Solar RRL and EPJ PV Robert Kenny, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy
Jon de Gregorio, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
PV Industry Liaison Connects to the global PV industry and businesses to attract presentations, roundtables, plenary presentations and special themes of industrial relevance. Coordinates a “Business” track of presentations during the event. Of particular importance will be how the industries of China and India could be integrated. To emphasize is also the role of associations (SolarPowerEurope, Global Solar Council, APVIA, SEIA, JPEA…) Jutta Trube, VDMA, Germany
Sofía Arancón, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Gaetan Masson, Becquerel Institute, Belgium
Roch Drozdowski, IPVF, France
Radovan Kopecek, ISC Konstanz, Germany
Denis Schultz, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
David Moser, EURAC, Italy
Peter Fath, RCT Solutions, Germany
Paula Mints, Consultant, USA
Mike Woodhouse, NREL, USA
Pierre Verlinden, Consultant, Australia
Jae Ho Yun, Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea Karin Hinzer, University of Ottawa, USA
Liaison with international organisations (ISA, IRENA, IEA, UN) Connects to international organizations to promote the participation of scientists and experts in the field of PV. Attracts and solicitates presentations, roundtables, plenary presentations and special themes and fora of global reach.
Links with Emerging Countries committee to enable the participation of scientists from emerging countries in the conference.
Stefan Nowak, NET Nowak Energie & Technologie, Switzerland
Ingrid Weiss, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Philippe Malbranche, CEA, France
Daniel Mugnier, TECSOL, France
Larry Kazmerski, USA
Emerging Countries Committee Connects to governments, national and international organizations and funding bodies to promote and enable the participation of scientists from emerging countries in the conference. Attracts and solicitates presentations, roundtables, plenary presentations and special themes of relevance for emerging countries. Increases the visibility of emerging countries in the conference. David Lecoque, ARE, Belgium
Claudio Pedretti, ARE, Belgium
Simona De Iuliis, ENEA, Italy
Rainer Janssen, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Richard Blanchard, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Hanan M. Albuflasa, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Ammar Nayfeh, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
Citizens Committee (How PV can support the citizen´s participation in the clean energy transition?) Committee created in order to promote how PV can support the citizen´s participation in the clean energy transition. Silvia Caneva, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Gianluca Ruggieri, Insubria University, Italy
Emily Warren, NREL, USA
Woman in PV Committee Responsible for organising the side-event(s) on “Woman in PV”, monitors the share of woman in participants, presentations and committees Stefanie Leanza, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany
Elena De Luca, ENEA, Italy
Mui Koon TAN, , SERIS, Singapore
PV Jobs Committee Responsible for organising the “PV Jobs” exchange, contacts with R&D organisations, Industries, Stakeholders for Job offerings, Makes PV Jobs offers visible during the conference Wilfried van Sark, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Renate Egan, UNSW, Australia (tbi)
Peter Bermel, Purdue University, USA
Highlights of the Conference Committee Coordinates the issue of a “highlights” newsletter or social media, makes interviews and ensures photographing people and event relevant for the highlights ETIP PV Takashi Minemoto, Ritsumeikan University, Japan Jay McNatt, NASA, USA
WCPEC Award Coordinators Coordinates the award criteria,the nomination and voting, interfaces with funding, signs certificates Wim Sinke, TNO, The Netherlands Masafumi Yamaguchi, Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan Larry Kazmerski, USA
Becquerel Award Coordinates the nomination and voting, signs certificates Christophe Ballif, EPFL, Switzerland
Student Awards Committee Coordinate the award criteria, evaluate the student award finalists presentations, coordinate the voting and nomination, signs certificates Jef Poortmans, imec, Belgium Stephen Bremner, UNSW, Australia Stephen Polly, RIT, USA
Poster Awards Coordinate the award criteria, evaluate the posters, coordinate the voting and nomination, signs certificates Julio Carabe, CIEMAT, Spain
Paola Delli Veneri, ENEA, Italy
Marko Topič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jae-Joon Lee, Dongguk University, Korea Tyler Grassman, Ohio State University, USA
Ian Sellers, University of Oklahoma, USA
PV Academy Educational sessions that provide technical and scientific content on selected topics. These sessions are given by worldwide renowned experts in the field and are suited for both experts and newcomers. Frank Dimroth, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany Stephanie Tomasulo, Naval Research Lab., USA
WCPEC IAC Committee composed by 36 ordinary members representing the EU PVSEC, IEEE PVSC and Asia/Pacific PVSEC (12 each). Members represent the global photovoltaic community for the purpose of holding the WCPEC. Heinz Ossenbrink, Band Gap, Germany Masafumi Yamaguchi, Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan Steve Ringel, Ohio State University, USA
EU PVSEC International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC) Composed by independent PV experts, the main tasks of the committee are:
- Ensuring an effective and transparent governance
- Advice on scientific, political and industry aspects of the conference and the event profile
Piotr Szymanski, European Commission - Joint Research Centre, The Netherlands
EU PVSEC Executive Committee This committee will contribute, advice and support the Organising Committee on issues like the Call for Papers, setting the Final Conference Programme and coordination of Parallel Events Jonas Bergmiller, WIP Renewable Energies, Germany

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