Energy & Sustainable Development

With China's sustained rapid economic development, coal shortage, power shortage and oil shortage are emerging almost at the same time. Apart from China's energy supply and demand gap, there are two other major challenges: the growing contradiction between energy development and environmental protection; low energy efficiency as a key restriction to energy development and the sustainable development of economy and society. The 12th Five-Year-Plan for Energy Development plans to increase the proportion of non-fossil energy consumption to 11.4%, the proportion of the installed capacity of non-fossil energy power generation to 30%, the proportion of the natural gas in primary energy consumption to 7.5%, and reduce the proportion of coal consumption to about 65%. It has also identified the target of capping the capacity and output of coal industry for 2015, with 4.1 billion tons of capacity and 3.9 billion tons of output. From the perspective of national development strategy, priority will be given to the development of renewable energy and ecological and environmental protection. Nowadays, petroleum, coal, natural gas, nuclear energy and renewable resources are developing in tandem. Demand for professionals of both traditional industry and new energy industry will rise sharply.

Green development is an urgent task. In response to China’s industry development and market demand, DeTao Energy and Sustainable Development Center has brought together 15 Masters of environmental protection and new energy, including Professor Michael R. Hoffmann, Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, Professor Stuart L. Pimm, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Professor at Duke University, Professor Robert Costanza, first and founding Chairman of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Professor Bruce Logan, Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Professor Qiang Hu, Professor at Arizona State University. The Center will improve efficiency, protect the environment, ensure supply, sustain development, and guarantee both profitability and environment-friendliness of future energy development.

  • Michael R. Hoffmann

    DeTao Master of Environmental Science and New Materials

    Dr. Michael R. Hoffmann is a well-known environmental scientist and member of the National Academy of Engineering. He was appointed Dean of Graduate Studies, Caltech. He is now working as Professor of Environment Science at California Institute of Technology. Hoffmann was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Prize for his scientific contributions in the field of environmental chemistry. And he was presented with the Creative Advances in Environmental Science and Technology Award by the ACS. Hoffmann won the first prize in the program “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” launched by Gates Foundation in 2011. Dr. Michael R. Hoffmann has published over 300 refereed papers in many prestigious journals such as Environmental Science Technology and Journal of Physical Chemical, with more than 20,000 citations (the most citations of a single paper reached over 7,000 times), and an h-index of 87. Dr. Hoffmann has been listed by ISI Web of Knowledge as one of the most highly‐cited researchers in environmental science & engineering in the world.

  • Ning Li

    DeTao Master of Clean Energy

    Dr. Li is an international leader in advanced nuclear energy technology development, and in heavy liquid metal nuclear coolant R&D, and a planner, leader and participant in a number of US civilian nuclear energy and waste transmutation programs. He is the Director of Asia Development for TerraPower, a US company developing a revolutionary nuclear reactor (founded by Bill Gates). He was the Industrial Fellow for Civilian Nuclear Programs, a project leader and a technical staff member of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He was the deputy coordinator of the US DOE GNEP/AFCI US-China civilian nuclear energy cooperation. He is a research affiliate in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department at MIT, and was an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the International Programs Coordinator for the Transmutation Research Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an executive committee member of the Materials Science and Technology Division and Accelerator Applications Division of the American Nuclear Society. He has been on the technical committees, advisory boards and review panels of numerous conferences, symposiums and proposal reviews, and consulted for US and international R&D organizations and universities. Dr. Li is a recipient of the 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, a member in China’s first prestigious “Thousand Talents Plan” for high-level returning researchers and professionals, and a recipient of the 2010 Scientific Chinese Person of the Year Award.

  • Detlef W. Bahnemann

    DeTao Master of Photocatalysis, Nanomaterials and Energy

    Prof. Detlef W. Bahnemann is one of the world leading masters in the area of photocatalysis. He is Head of Photocatalysis and Nanotechnology Research Unit at the Institute of Technical Chemistry, Leibniz University of Hannover. He has written more than 250 publications in refereed journals (see ISI Citation Report above) and more than 100 other publications with a current Hirsch-Factor (h-Index) of 57 (papers have been cited more than 20,000 times altogether). He has presented over 300 lectures at scientific meetings at various universities, research institutes and industrial research development centers (approx. 50% invited keynote and plenary lectures). In addition, he is also editor of 2 Scientific Books:A. I. Kokorin, D. W. Bahnemann, “Chemical Physics of Nanostructured Semiconductors”, VSP Utrecht, Boston (2003); P. Boule, D. W. Bahnemann, P. K. J. Robertson, “Environmental Photochemistry Part II”, The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, O. Hutzinger (Hrg.), Vol. 2: Reactions and Processes, Part M, Springer Verlag Heidelberg (2005).

  • Stuart L. Pimm

    DeTao Master of Ecological Conservation

    Professor Pimm is considered one of the world's leading environmental scientists, and his work ranges from highly theoretical explanations of the structure of ecological communities to practical work to protect and manage endangered ecosystems. Pimm is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2004) and he has received numerous honors and awards. In 1994, he became the first recipient of the Kempe Prize for Distinguished Ecologists, a Swedish award sponsored by the Kempe Foundations, Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. In 1999, he was awarded an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship from Stanford University, and he received the Marsh Award for Conservation Biology from the Zoological Society of London in 2004. In 2006, he received two major awards: the Society for Conservation Biology awarded him the Edward T. LaRoe III Memorial Award, an honor for leaders who translate principles of conservation biology into real-world conservation, and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded him the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences for research on species extinction and conservation. In 2007, Sigma Xi presented Pimm with its William Proctor Prize for Scientific Achievement. In 2010, he was awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.

  • Bruce Logan

    DeTao Master of New Energy and Environmental Engineering

    Dr. Bruce Logan is member of Nation Academy of Engineering (NAE) and Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering at Penn State. Furthermore, he is the Director of Penn State’s H2E (Hydrogen Energy) Center and Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute. Bruce Logan was elected by the National Academy of Engineering for his work in microbial electrochemical technologies for wastewater treatment and sustainable energy generation. Dr. Bruce Logan has received numerous awards including the Clarke Prize, the Paul L. Busch Award, the Frank Annuzio Award for Alternative Energy, the AEESP Research Frontiers Award and the Popular Mechanics Magazine Breakthrough Award in Innovation. He is a Visiting Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology in China and Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. His focus remains on renewable bioenergy production, and as a collaborator with Tsinghua University in China, he has developed a new zero-electrical energy desalination technology. He is currently a Global Research Partner with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, investigating novel technologies for energy production using wastewaters and agricultural waste.

  • Mark R. Wiesner

    DeTao Master of Environmental Chemistry and Nanotechnology

    Mark R. Wiesner, is cofounder of the Partnership for Education and Research in Membrane Nanotechnologies (PERMEANT) and the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN). Prof. Wiesner’s research pioneered the application of membrane processes to environmental separations and water treatment. He co-edited and co-authored the book Water Treatment Membrane Process, and served as the founding Chair of the American Water Works Association's Membrane Research Committee. He also co-edited/authored the book Environmental Nanotechnologies. His recent research has focused on the applications of emerging nanomaterials to membrane science and water treatment and an examination of the fate, transport, and impacts of nanomaterials in the environment.

  • Douglas M. Chapin

    DeTao Master of Nuclear Power Engineering

    Dr. Douglas M. Chapin, NAE, is currently a Principal of MPR Associates, Inc. In March of 2009, he stepped down as Principal Officer and Director of MPR having served in that role since 1985. Dr. Chapin is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, a certificate from the Bettis Reactor Engineering School, an M.S. in Applied Science from George Washington University, and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Studies in Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering from Princeton University.

  • John T.S. Irvine

    DeTao Master of New Energy Materials

    John T. S. Irvine is Professor of Chemistry at St. Andrews University, Scotland, Co-Director of Scottish Energy Technology Partnership and Co-founder, Director and Chairman of Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association. He served as the working group leader of Stationary Fuel Cells Strategic Research Agenda for the European Commission Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Platform and has served on editorial board of Journal of Materials Chemistry; Advanced Energy Materials and International Journal for Nuclear Hydrogen Production.He also served as EPSRC Senior Fellow and was elected Fellow of Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005. He acquired RSC Materials Chemistry Award and CAS Lee Hsun Lecture Award (IMR Shenyang), and has been Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder

  • Mory Ghomshei

    DeTao Master of Geothermics

    Shortly after completing his Doctoral studies In “Mineral and Energy-producing Material” from University of Paris (1983), Dr. Mory Ghomshei started working on B.C. Hydro’s Deep Geothermal Energy Project in British Columbia, Canada. He has since been actively involved in evaluation and development of many North America and Asian geothermal energy prospects. Mory’s expertise extends to design of renewable energy systems, energy sustainability, sustainable mining, mine energy systems, integrated energy system design and environmental impact of energy technologies (developed for World Bank, environmental guidelines for geothermal power).

  • Ned Djilali

    DeTao Master of Energy Systems and Fuel Cell Technology

    Prof. Ned Djilali is professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Victoria (UVic), and holds the Canada Research Chair in Advanced Energy Systems Design and Computational Modelling. Ned Djilali worked as an Aerodynamicist with Bombardier Aerospace Division, and joined UVic in 1991 where he established an internationally recognized laboratory in the areas of fuel cell technology and energy systems integration. Many of the graduates he trained in his lab have become sustainable energy leaders in academia and industry. He is a highly cited author with over 140 journal papers, holds several patents, and has collaborated with leading automotive and clean energy technology companies and organizations around the world. Prof. Djilali has served as Director of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems and of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

  • Robert Costanza

    DeTao Master of Ecological Economics

    Prof. Robert Costanza is a Professor and Chair in Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University. He is also currently a Senior Fellow at the National Council on Science and the Environment, Washington, DC, a Senior Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center, Stockholm, Sweden, and an Affiliate Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont.

  • Qiang Hu

    DeTao Master of Bioenergy

    Prof. Qiang Hu is a Professor and Director of the Center for Algal Biotechnology and Biofuels in the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, China. He is also director of Microalgal Biotechnology Center at State Development and Investment Company in Beijing. Prior to these positions, Prof. Hu was a Professor and co-Director of the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University, Arizona, USA. He has nearly 30 years of experience in fundamental and applied research on algae in topics ranging from photosynthesis, biosynthesis of lipids and carotenoids, growth physiology of high-density algal culture, photobioreactor system design, and applications of algal mass culture technology for biofuels and chemicals, and for environmental bioremediation. Prof. Hu is an Associate Editor of Phycologia and Algae and an editorial board member of Journal of Applied Phycology and Algal Research.

  • Ulrich Stimming

    DeTao Master of New Energy

    Ulrich Stimming is currently Professor of Chemistry and Head of School of Chemistry at Newcastle University. He was a Chair of Technical Physics University of Munich (TUM). He was Scientific Advisor and Principal Investigator of TUM Create. He is the founder and Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal “Fuel Cells-From Fundamentals to Systems”, VCH-Wiley. He is member of various national and international academic advisory committees and served on evaluation panels of the European Research Council (ERC). He also coordinated for the Association of Leading Technical Universities in Germany (TU9) a research network of a total of 8 universities in electromobility between Germany and China, and was co-director of the Joint “Institute for Advanced Power Sources” of TUM and Tsinghua University from 2010-2014.

  • DeTao Master of Industrial Design and Management

    Prof. Soon-In Lee currently holds the position of Professor of Industrial Design in Graduate School of Industrial Arts and Professor in charge of Design Management in International Design School for Advanced Studies at Hong-Ik University, Korea where he was Dean of International Design School for Advanced Studies and Now President of Seoul Design Center. And he is Chairman of National 3D Printing Forum.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee has acted as President of International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) during 2011 to 2013, Chair of the Korea Design & Brand Management Society until 2011 and Executive General Manager at Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) from 1997 to 2004.
    Prof. Soon-In Lee is the General Director of the Gwangju Design Biennale (2006-2007). And he was in charge of numerous World Design Capital Seoul 2010 projects (2008) and exhibition research of Seoul Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo (2008-2010).
    Besides, Prof. Soon-In Lee served as Director of the LG Electronics Corporate Design Center in Seoul and President of the LG Europe Design Center in Dublin.