energy efficiency in electric vehicles

The Conference Speakers

 The speakers are presented in order of appearance on the programme: 



lamberto salvan

Lamberto SALVAN

Head of Business Development

Alke, Italy

Member of the JOSPEL project


Lamberto Salvan graduated in Industrial Engineering and Management in Italy and completed his studies at the School of Economics and Management at Lund University in Sweden. He has worked in the multinational consulting firm Ernest & Young and then joined the Alkè company. He is also one of Alkè’s founder partners. Alkè is a key player at global level on professional E-mobility.


Lamberto is now in charge for both business development activities and international projects. He has been invited speaker at several international conferences around Europe in his capacity of sector expert on E-mobility.


stefano lazzari


Professor of Technical Physics
and HVAC systems


Department of Architectural Sciences

University of Genoa, Italy

XERIC's Deputy Coordinator  




Dr. Stefano Lazzari graduated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bologna (Italy), holds a Ph.D. in Technical Physics and now works as Senior Researcher in the Department of Architectural Sciences at the University of Genoa, Italy. His main research topics fall within both the Industrial Engineering and Environmental Engineering branches. Indeed, he studied, for instance, performance optimization of special-shaped heat exchangers, two-phase flows in complex pipeline arrangements, forced and mixed convection with viscous dissipation in ducts, even filled with porous media, heat transfer from buried pipelines with the soil subjected to periodic freezing and melting, thermal response test of borehole heat exchangers, low-enthalpy geothermal energy exploitation, NZEB performance, energy retrofitting of buildings, etc.

Within the XERIC project, his expertise in analytical and numerical modelling of heat and mass transfer and in optimizing the performance of heat exchangers is particularly useful. He participated in several EU-funded projects aside from his current involvement in the XERIC project, where he is the Deputy Coordinator.


begona galindo


Senior Polymer Researcher

Aimplas – Plastics Technology Centre – Spain

Member of the JOSPEL project

Begoña Galindo Galiana holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Industrial Production (Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain). She’s been Senior Polymer Researcher in the Compounding Department of AIMPLAS since 2005. She has wide experience in the development of new polymer formulations to achieve innovative functionalities in plastics. She also has experience on Nanocomposites for electrical and thermal conductive polymer applications. Begoña has been involved in several European Research projects related to nanotechnology, such as JOSPEL, NANOMASTER, INNOFOOT, PHOENIX, POLYCOND and ESPRIT. She has participated in national projects such as BIPOLAR and BALDOSAS.

Begoña is the technical coordinator of the JOSPEL project in which she is developing new polymers for electric vehicle heating.

View Begoña's abtract: here


steiner alois


Co-Team Leader for Thermal

Management & Mobile Air Conditioning

Virtual Vehicle Research Center in Graz, Austria

OPTEMUS’s coordinator

Dr. Alois STEINER is the coordinator of the European-funded OPTEMUS project. He has been co-Team Leader for Thermal Management & Mobile Air Conditioning at the Virtual Vehicle Research Center in Graz (Austria) since 2013. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and worked as a researcher for Mobile Air Conditioning at the Virtual Vehicle Research Center for several years before becoming co-team leader. 


gilbert rios

Gilbert RIOS – XERIC

Professor Emeritus in Chemical Engineering - French National School for Engineering.

European Membrane House CEO

Member of the XERIC project

Prof. Dr. Ing. Gilbert M. Rios has extensive hands-on experience of European projects management and coordination: he coordinated the NanoMemPro European Network of Excellence (FP6) and the MemBridge project (funded by FP7 for 2 years).
Gilbert M. Rios acts as executive director of the European Membrane House, an international not-for-profit association. The European Membrane House is the one stop shop for support to membrane R&D&I in Europe.

Gilbert has an initial backgroung in chemical engineering and automatics. During his career at University, he held different positions in food and chemical engineering. He now holds an emeritus position at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, France.

Gilbert is an expert in membrane technologies. He has worked on new process design and concepts such as in-situ functionalised membrane (dynamic layer) for process intensification, integrated systems associating the membrane to another unit operation (electro-nanofiltration, fluidised bed membrane reactor…) or enzymatic membrane reactor in different configurations. He also worked on supercritical fluids and fluidization.


david guedj


European Commission

XERIC’s Project Officer

David holds a Ph.D in Physics, Physics & Microelectronics (Université d'Orsay – France). Before working at the European Commission, he worked as Development Engineer at IBM for 5 years.

David is currently in charge of a team of Project Officers in the H2020-Transport Programme at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency created by the European Commission. INEA implements EU programmes. Its main objective is to increase the efficiency of the technical and financial management of the programmes it manages.


 bruch maximilian

Maximilian BRUCH

Project Manager

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

Member of the JOSPEL project

Maximilian holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc. in Sustainable Energy Management and Technology. Among other automotive companies, he worked for DAIMLER AG during his studies, where he investigated the thermal effects on metal / fibre-reinforced plastic hybrid components.

Since 2013 he has worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in the Battery, Modules and Systems Team. His main tasks at ISE have included the simulation of redox flow battery systems, the technical assessment of battery storage power stations, the development of advanced manufacturing techniques for lithium ion batteries and the experimental evaluation of commercial lithium ion batteries as well as self-made battery cells based on new chemistries.

Maximilian is currently project manager in the JOSPEL project and primarily responsible for the development of the EV battery system.

View Maximilian's abstract: here


andres caldevilla

Advanced Research Technical Manager
DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH  – Germany

Member of the OPTEMUS project

Dr. Andrés Caldevilla holds degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Madrid and in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna (2000). In 2008 he received a Ph.D. degree on energy storage devices for hybrid electric vehicles from the Technical University of Vienna. Since then, he has been working in the field of electromobility. He completed an MBA programme at the University of Applied Sciences of Munich in 2011, specializing in project and contract management.

Since 2011, Andrés has been working for DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH (Eching, Germany). His current role in the Corporate R&D department is Advanced Research Technical Manager, focusing on new technologies and products. He leads the EU Technology Roadmap activity by DENSO International Europe and is involved in several EU-funded research projects (FP7, H2020), as well as EU technology platforms (ERTRAC, EGVIA, VDA FAT).

View Andrés's abstract: here


silvia ortega

PhD student (industrial PhD programme)
CIDETE Ingenieros S.L – Spain

Member of the JOSPEL project

Silvia Ortega graduated in Physics in 2012 and received her MSc in Nanotechnology from the University of Barcelona, Spain. In 2014, she received a fellowship to enroll in an industrial PhD programme between the Functional Nanomaterials Group in the Catalonia Institute for Energy Research – IREC and the company CIDETE Ingenieros S.L. in Barcelona. Since then, her field of work has been the preparation and characterization of solution processed bottom-up thermoelectric materials, the design of new thermoelectric modules and their application for cooling and energy harvesting.

View Silvia's abstract: here


Project engineer
Fraunhofer LBF Divison Plastics in Darmstadt, Germany

Member of the OPTEMUS project

Dipl.-Ing. Felix Weidmann M.Sc. studied Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Darmstadt with a focus on lightweight materials including fibre reinforced plastics and process technologies.  After his graduation in 2011, he started working as project engineer and doctoral student at Fraunhofer LBF Divison Plastics in Darmstadt. There he is developing polymer composite materials for different applications as well as processing technologies for fibre reinforced thermoplastics. Furthermore, since 2012 he started giving lectures about fibre reinforced materials at Dual University of Mosbach (DHBW Mosbach).

View Felix's abstract: here




Francesco Paolo AUSIELLO

Strategic Projects Manager

ASTER - Emilia-Romagna High Tech Network, Italy
Member of XERIC’s Strategic Advisory Board

Eng.Ausiello has been active in Fiat Automotive R&D, dealing with Energy problem and supporting the FIAT GROUP Top management highlighting energy saving potential in the transportation sector inside Italian Energy system. In 1985 was manager in the Magneti Marelli Powertrain group ELASIS and leads the development of the first Diesel Common Rail system electronically driven, later on sold to Bosch. After a 2 years experience in DENSO ITALY as R&D Director, back in Marelli, founded the cooperation platform with university research labs named JRAUM (Joint Research Area University Marelli) in order to provide the Company with a valuable support in base research and innovation.

Since 2009 inside ASTER - an Emilia-Romagna regional organization - became Technical Director in charge of direction of the High Technology Network (1600 researchers 5 Universities, 37 Labs), and since 2014 he’s been leading ASTER Regional Strategic projects.

He is today the Emilia-Romagna Regional Representative Member inside of the European Vanguard Initiative. 



Klaus-Viktor PEINEMANN
Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering
KAUST - King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Member of XERIC’s Strategic Advisory Board

Klaus-Viktor Peinemann is a Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering. He worked for many years in Germany then moved to KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) in Saudi Arabia.

Klaus-Viktor’s research focuses on the development of multicomponent polymer-based membranes and adsorbents. Examples are self-assembled structures of block copolymers, stimuli-responsive membrane materials, metal/polymer and metal organic framework/polymer composites and highly cross-linked polymer membranes for organic solvent nanofiltration.



Professor of Chemical Engineering
Director Emeritus of Research at French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Member of XERIC’s Strategic Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Ing. Sci. Dir. Jean-Claude CHARPENTIER is Professor of Chemical Engineering (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Industries Chimiques (ENSIC), Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL), Nancy-University, France).

And he is also Emeritus Director of Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Laboratoire Réaction et Génie des Procédés LRGP/CNRS/ENSIC/INPL Nancy-Université, France). 

Amongst other things, he was the Founder and then Director (Dean) of the Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Physique Electronique de Lyon from 1992 until 2005.

Prof. Charpentier has been consultant and member of the scientific board of several chemical and petrochemical companies.






closed since 18 Nov 2016
Registration 31 Jul – 18 Nov
Meeting Selection 1 Aug – 23 Nov
Event 24 Nov
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue MAST Gallery, Bologna
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 68
Meetings 43
Austria 1
Belgium 1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 1
Denmark 3
France 6
Germany 8
Italy 58
Luxembourg 2
Portugal 2
Spain 14
United Kingdom 4
Total 100
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