Keynote Speakers


5th International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST’21)
Due to COVID'19 pandemic it will be done VIRTUALLY



The keynote speakers for the 5th International Conference of Energy Harvesting, Storage, and Transfer (EHST'21) will be announced shortly! Thank you for your patience.:



Dr. Mohtada Sadrzadeh

Dr. Mohtada Sadrzadeh
University of Alberta, Canada
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sadrzadeh researches the fundamental and applied aspects of membrane materials and process development, focusing on their applications in industrial/residential wastewater treatment and energy harvesting from wastewater. The contributions made by Dr. Sadrzadeh during his academic career thus far have led to the development and application of novel composite and nanocomposite membranes for water and gas treatment. He has an h-index of 32 (according to Scopus) with his 120+ refereed publications cited more than 2400 times. He is currently directing Advanced Water Research Lab (AWRL) at the University of Alberta that is equipped with membrane and nanoparticle synthesis and characterization equipment as well as membrane filtration systems. In this unique membrane-specialized facility in western Canada, ten graduate students and four postdoctoral fellows are working under his supervision on cutting-edge membrane technologies. He already graduated 7 PhD and 11 MSc students. Dr. Sadrzadeh is collaborating with nine oil and gas companies through Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), IBM, National Research Council (NRC, Canada), Natural Resource Canada (NRCan, Canada) on the synthesis of high-performance membranes. His research work will be continued on the synthesis of advanced polymeric membrane materials and processes to produce clean water and clean energy from wastewater.

Topic of Keynote: High-Performance Thin Film Composite Membranes for Energy Harvesting using Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO)
Keynote Abstract


Dr. ZhongYang Cheng

Dr. ZhongYang Cheng
Auburn University, USA
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Development of Hybrid Fuel using Nano-cellulose from Biomass


Dr. Stefano Leonardi

Dr. Stefano Leonardi
The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Keynote Speaker

Topic of Keynote: Wind farm modeling and optimization