Organizing committee

Gerardo Cruz

Principal Professor in the Department of Forest Engineering and Environmental Management at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, National University of Tumbes. Postgraduate studies in Environmental Sciences and leader of the research group on “Use of agro-industrial residual biomass applying nanotechnology and biotechnology for different applications”. He has developed several research works and published different papers in the field of production of materials derived from agricultural and aquaculture waste for applications in water treatment and biodegradable packaging.

Erich Saettone

Academic background: Bachelor’s and Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the National University of Engineering, and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Physics from the University of São Paulo.
Professional training: Professor of Physics at the Universidad de Lima since 2006 and researcher at this University since 2010.
Scientific production: 27 publications in scientific journals on topics related to renewable energies (nuclear, thermonuclear and thermosolar), as well as restoration of cultural assets. Participation in 10 research projects, financed by IDIC (Institute of Scientific Research of the University of Lima), FONDECYT (National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development), PNIA (National Program for Agricultural Innovation), PNIPA (National Program for Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture), CNPq (National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) and FAPESP (Foundation for the Protection of Research of the State of São Paulo). Holder of four patents per utility model related to solar energy applications.

José Solis

José Luis Solís Veliz obtained his Bachelor, Master and Doctor degrees from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, in 1987, 1995 and 1997, respectively. The doctorate was obtained in cooperation with the University of Oulu, Finland. He has been a visiting researcher in Brazil and Finland. He has postdoc positions at the University of Oulu, Finland (1998), Uppsala University, Sweden (2000), and Texas A&M University, United States (2002).
In December 2010, he was incorporated as a member of the Academy of Sciences of Peru. He has more than 60 articles in international journals and is a reviewer of several journals of the Institute of Physics Publishing and ELSEVIER.
He has given talks in several national and international conferences and has been the principal investigator in various national and international research projects. In 1998 he received the Young Researcher in Physics award from the National Academy of Science and Technology (Peru) and The Third World Academy of Science (TWAS). He has been a researcher and responsible for the Materials Division at the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy between 2003 and 2012, and between 2014 and 2016 he was the Head of the National Materials Program of CONCYTEC. He is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Science of the National University of Engineering and Researcher RENACYT, Carlos Monge Level I.

Damian Sal y Rosas

Damian Sal y Rosas received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingeniera, Lima, Peru, in 2005, the M.S. degree in Embedded Systems from the ESIEE-Paris, France, in 2009, the Ph.D. degree in electric engineering in the Grenoble Electrical Engineering Laboratory (G2Elab) – Power Electronics research group, Grenoble, France in 2017.
From 2011, he is an Assistant Professor at Universidad Nacional de Ingeniera, Peru. His research interests includes the high efficient converters to Microgrid applications and Electro mobility. Currently, he is the manager of the Power Electronics Research group of CER-UNI

Amaru Palomino

Doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) obtained in 2014 at the Technische Universität (TU) Berlin and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), Germany. Specialization in solid state and semiconductor physics, photovoltaic solar energy and materials science for solar cells. He is currently an associate professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Physics Section, and member of the Materials Science and Renewable Energy Group (MatER-PUCP). Since 2015 he directs research projects for the development, research and evaluation of new materials, solar cells and photovoltaic panels of different technologies in association with national and international institutions.

Mónica Gómez

Researcher and lecturer at National University of Engineering (Lima-Peru).  Specialist in synthesis, development and application of multifunctional nanomaterials for environmental and energy applications. She holds a doctoral degree in Physics from the National University of Engineering and a Licentiate degree from Uppsala University (Sweden). Winner of the L’Oréal-CONCYTEC-UNESCO, “For Women in Science” Award (Lima, 2011), and Graña y Montero Peruvian National Research Award, 5th Edition (2014). She has been leading projects related to water treatment and bioclimatic applications for rural areas in Peru.

Ener Salinas

Ener Salinas is currently a Principal Scientist in the Group of Applied Physics at ABB Power Grids Research in Sweden where he has worked since 2008. His background is in both, theoretical physics and industrial engineering (both degrees from Lima, Peru). He obtained his PhD from Chalmers University in 2001. He worked at London South Bank University (LSBU) from 2002 to 2008 and after that he was a research fellow for 6 years until 2014. There, he worked in the Physical Electronics group and led several projects involving research in electromagnetic fields in relation to telecoms (ADSL and VDSL). He was convener of the WG C4.204 that produced the Technical Brochure (TB) 373 on Magnetic Field Mitigation Techniques. At ABB he contributed to various developments such as HVDC breaker, Wireless power transfer for various applications, magnetic levitation and ultrafast transportation. He is main inventor of 24 inventions/patents. In 2002 he got the ELFORSK award for the best work in Power Technology in Sweden. In 2007 he received from the Physics Peruvian Society an honorary award for Outstanding contributions to the development of physics in Peru and in 2014 he received the Mission of the Year award from ABB. Currently, he is the convener of the CIGRE working group WG C4.44 on the topic “EMC for Large Solar PV Systems” that aims to produce a TB by 2020. He maintains cooperation with several research organizations, among others KTH (Sweden) where he is mentor of the Hyperloop (Elon Musk) project, and UNI (Peru).