Conference 2nd International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM2)

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Mission Statement
To facilitate a rich exchange of knowledge between academia, industry, and research societies whom seek solutions to address energy challenges worldwide.

Since James Watt, a Scottish inventor, improved the efficiency of steam engine, human civilization relies more and more on a steady supply of energy. China’s rise as an international superpower and the global energy crisis are challenging the world. We are at a transitional age. On one hand, we see technology advances in the exploration and development of oil and gas, a depleting resource; we see growth in handling aging and decommissioning. On the other hand, we see ideas and plans for the future’s new energy structure. This symposium is about energy challenges, the underlying energetic basis (mechanics) for society, involving multiple disciplines in technology, science, management and policy-making. The topics include both fossil fuels and many different forms of renewable energy. In addition, we will discuss issues related to energy efficiency, safety, environment and ecology. The symposium venue is located in Aberdeen, Scotland, the energy capital of Europe. Attendees include engineers, scientists, ecologists, regulators, administrators and policy advisors etc.

Keynote Speakers include:

• Prof. Takashi Yabe, Founder of Energy Genesis Cycle, Inc., Managing Director CTO (joined us on 7 February 2014)
• Prof. Michael Kelly FRS FREng (joined us on 8 February 2014)
• Prof. John A Raven FRS FRSE (joined us on 11 February 2014)
• Prof. William Lewis, Lifetime Member Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (joined us on 14 February 2014)
• Prof. Hermann-Josef Wagner, Member of German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (joined us on 14 February 2014)
• Prof. Amitava Patra FRSC (joined us on 27 February 2014)
• Dr. Hiroshi Fujiwara, Chairman & President, CEO, Broad Band Tower, Inc. Japan (joined us on 21 April 2014)
• Dr. Alex Rudkevich, President, Newton Energy Group, LLC, USA (joined us on 26 April 2014)

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The 1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM1) has reached the maximum limit, so the committee decided to open this ECM2 during 19-21 August 2014.

Topics include:

I. Fossil fuels, geological storage and exploration

• Subsea engineering
• Geophysical exploration
• Drilling and well integrity
• Rock mechanics and reservoir geomechanics
• Flow in porous media and in naturally fractured reservoirs

II. Renewable energy

• Energy harvesting and storage
• Advanced devices for energy development
• Wind energy
• Hydropower
• Marine energy
• Solar energy
• Hydrogen-storage material
• Electromechanical energy

III. Energy efficiency, safety and environment

• Porous materials and structures for energy applications
• Energy efficiency
• Safety and life extension, brownfield oil and gas
• Nuclear power
• Environmental impacts of energy production, transportation, and usage
• Carbon capture and storage

IV. Ecology and energy

• Energy flow through ecosystems
• Energy and climate
• Energy policy
• Energy future


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