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.

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.

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.

Ener Salinas

Ener Salinas is currently a Principal Scientist in the Group of Applied Physics at Hitachi Energy Research in Sweden. Previously he worked in ABB Corporate Research since 2008. His background is in both, theoretical physics, and electronic engineering (both degrees from Lima, Peru). He obtained his PhD from Chalmers University and worked at London South Bank University (LSBU) in the Physical Electronics group from 2002 to 2008. He was also a visiting research fellow there until 2014. At ABB he contributed to various developments such as the HVDC breaker and wireless power transfer for various applications. He is main inventor of 25 inventions/patents. In 2002 he got the ELFORSK award for the best work in Power Technology in Sweden, and in 2014 he received the Mission of the Year award from ABB. He maintains cooperation with several research organizations, among others CIGRE, KTH (Sweden) and UNI (Peru).

Francisco García

Principal professor of the Academic Department of Physics of the National University of San Agustín of Arequipa. He is a member of the research group on Renewable Energies and the environment of the Professional School of Physics, he leads a research project on the bioclimatic environment in the high Andean zone financed by UNSA INVESTIGA.

He has a Bachelor’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the National University of San Agustín of Arequipa, a Master’s Degree in Physics Teaching from the University of São Paulo (Brazil), a Doctorate of Science in Energy Engineering from the National University of San Agustín of Arequipa. He was director of the Professional School of Physics on two occasions and dean of the Faculty of Natural and Formal Sciences (2014-2015).

Carlos Polo Bravo

Principal professor and researcher of the Academic Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of the Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University, Tacna-Peru, founder of the Renewable Energy Center of Tacna (CERT), with extensive experience in the use of solar energy in its various thermal and electrical applications, participated and executed research, dissemination, training, development and technology transfer projects. He is currently executing a project on the use of nanomaterials in solar cells sensitized with dyes. With Second Professional Specialization in Solar Energy from the National University of Engineering (UNI)-Lima. Master’s degree in Environmental Management and Sustainable Development, Doctor´s degree candidate in Environmental Sciences. Organizer, keynote lecturer, at national and international scientific events, with publications of scientific articles in scientific and indexed journals. Former National Dean of the College of Physicists of Peru (CFP), Former National Secretary of the CFP, Former National Secretary of the Peruvian Association of Solar Energy and the Environment (APES). Representative of the Council of Deans of Professional Colleges (CDCP) before the National Agreement, Working Group to Fight Poverty and Extreme Poverty in Peru.

Victor Nakama

Researcher of the Center of Renewable Energies of the National University of Engineering (CER-UNI) and professor in the Master’s program in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency of the Faculty of Sciences of the National University of Engineering.

Research topics: Mathematical modeling of photovoltaic systems and its components (photovoltaic module, charge controller, lithium batteries and inverters).

Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Master’s degree in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency and Doctor’s degree candidate in Physics from the Nationa