Minseok Ryu | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Minseok Ryu | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Minseok Ryu, Arizona State University, United States

Dr. Minseok Ryu is an Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST. Dr. Ryu’s research spans advanced scientific computing, privacy-preserving federated learning, and power system resilience. He has held notable positions at Argonne and Los Alamos National Laboratories and has been recognized by the Department of Energy for his highlighted research. He is a member of prominent societies like INFORMS and IEEE. πŸŒŸπŸ§‘β€πŸ«πŸ”¬

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Her hold a Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, completed in May 2020 πŸŽ“. Prior to this, I earned a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in Daejeon, Korea, in February 2014 πŸš€. My academic journey began with a Bachelor’s degree in the same field at KAIST, which I completed in February 2012 ✈️. This extensive background has equipped me with a robust understanding of both industrial systems and aerospace technologies, paving the way for a dynamic and interdisciplinary career πŸ› οΈπŸŒ.

Honors & Awards

In 2024, I had the honor of being an Alliance Fellow with the Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care during their esteemed Faculty Summer Residency program. My research has consistently been recognized, including being highlighted by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Scientific Computing Research in both 2023 and 2022 🌟. My academic journey has been supported by several prestigious awards, such as the Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant from the University of Michigan in 2016 πŸŽ“ and multiple fellowships in 2015. Additionally, my early academic achievements include the National Science Foundation Student Award πŸ† and recognition from the Government of Korea for outstanding scholarship 🌍.

Employment πŸ’Ό

He is currently an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University (since August 2023), after a tenure as a Postdoctoral Appointee at Argonne National Laboratory from 2020 to 2023.

Research focus

M. Ryu’s research spans privacy-preserving federated learning frameworks, including differential privacy and distributed control of optimal power flow in electric grids. They also contribute to distributionally robust optimization techniques for scheduling and staffing problems, particularly in healthcare and power systems. Their work emphasizes practical algorithms and frameworks (like APPFL) for enhancing privacy and efficiency in distributed systems. Additionally, they explore mitigating uncertain impacts of geomagnetic disturbances on electric grids. Overall, M. Ryu’s research integrates optimization, privacy, and robustness into practical applications across diverse domains. πŸ“ŠπŸ”’

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Data-Driven Distributionally Robust Appointment Scheduling over Wasserstein Balls

APPFL: Open-Source Software Framework for Privacy-Preserving Federated Learning

A Privacy-Preserving Distributed Control of Optimal Power Flow

An extended formulation of the convex recoloring problem on a tree

Nurse Staffing under Absenteeism: A Distributionally Robust Optimization Approach

Differentially private federated learning via inexact ADMM with multiple local updates

Mitigating the Impacts of Uncertain Geomagnetic Disturbances on Electric Grids: A Distributionally Robust Optimization Approach

Algorithms for Mitigating the Effect of Uncertain Geomagnetic Disturbances in Electric Grids

Development of an Engineering Education Framework for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization

Enabling End-to-End Secure Federated Learning in Biomedical Research on Heterogeneous Computing Environments with APPFLx



Yicong Yao | Integrated energy system | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Yicong Yao | Integrated energy system | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Yicong Yao, Engineering Research Center of Offshore Wind Technology Ministry of Education, Shanghai University of Electric Power, China

Yicong Yao is a dedicated researcher in integrated energy systems, currently residing in Shanghai. With a Master’s degree from Tianjin Chengjian University and pursuing a Bachelor’s at Shanghai University of Electric Power, he specializes in building electrical, intelligent systems, and power automation. Under the mentorship of Prof. Li Zhenkun, his focus lies in the optimal operation of distributed integrated energy microgrids. Notably, Yicong contributed to a key project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. His scholarly pursuits led to the publication of an article in the prestigious journal Energy. πŸŒŸπŸ”


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Yicong Yao embarked on his academic journey in 2017, earning a Master’s degree in Building Electrical and Intelligent systems from Tianjin Chengjian University. His passion for energy systems propelled him to pursue further education, now pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Power System and Automation at Shanghai University of Electric Power. πŸŽ“ With a focus on integrating energy systems and enhancing efficiency, Yicong is poised to make significant contributions to the field. Under the guidance of esteemed mentors, he seeks to deepen his understanding and expertise, aiming to address the challenges of modern energy demands with innovative solutions. 🌟


Research Focus

Yicong Yao’s research focus lies in the dynamic realm of integrated energy microgrids, particularly exploring energy purchase strategies enhanced by demand-side response within market environments. πŸ“ŠπŸ”Œ His work delves into optimizing energy procurement processes, leveraging demand-side flexibility to adapt to market fluctuations and enhance grid stability. By integrating insights from economics, engineering, and environmental science, Yicong aims to develop sustainable solutions that balance energy supply and demand efficiently. 🌱 His research endeavors contribute to the advancement of renewable energy integration and the realization of a more resilient and adaptive energy infrastructure for the future. 🌟


Ivo Cabral | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Mr. Ivo Cabral | Energy | Best Researcher Award

Student/Researcher, ADAI, Portugal

Ivo Gabriel Morais Cabral is a dynamic figure in the realm of engineering, specializing in mechanical engineering with a focus on energy and sustainability. Graduating with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Coimbra in 2022, he has garnered recognition through six prestigious awards and distinctions. His journey epitomizes a dedication to advancing engineering solutions for a more sustainable future.



Education πŸŽ“

Ivo Gabriel Morais Cabral completed his Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Energy and Environment at the University of Coimbra in 2022. His thesis, titled “Development of a heat dissipation system and automatic control for an experimental micro-cogeneration installation based on the Rankine organic cycle,” underscores his commitment to innovative energy solutions.

Experience πŸ’ΌπŸ”

Currently serving as a Researcher at the Association for the Development of Industrial Aerodynamics, Portugal, Cabral’s professional trajectory is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence in engineering research. His work delves into the intricacies of aerodynamics and industrial applications, aligning with his passion for advancing energy technologies.

Research Interests πŸ“ŠπŸ”¬

Cabral’s research interests revolve around the intersection of engineering, technology, and sustainability. His expertise encompasses topics such as PID and Fuzzy Logic controllers for residential cogeneration systems, as evidenced by his publication in Energy Conversion and Management: X in 2024.

Awards and Distinctions πŸ…πŸŒŸ

Throughout his academic journey, Cabral has been recognized for his outstanding achievements. Awards such as the 3% best students of UC and the Quadro de MΓ©rito – UC underscore his academic prowess and dedication to excellence in engineering.


Huseyin Bekir YILDIZ | Energy Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Huseyin Bekir YILDIZ | Energy Award | Best Researcher Award

Prof Dr. Huseyin Bekir YILDIZ, BartΔ±in University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bekir YILDIZ is a versatile academic with expertise in chemistry, materials science, and engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University and has held numerous academic positions worldwide. Currently serving as Director of Central Research Laboratory and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Bartin University, he’s recognized for pioneering research in nanotechnology, solar energy, and biosensors. His leadership extends to administrative roles and his accolades include prestigious awards like TEKNOFEST Gold Medal. πŸŽ“πŸ”¬πŸŒž His innovative projects, including biodegradable solar cells, showcase his commitment to sustainable technology.


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Educational Background πŸŽ“:

Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bekir YILDIZ earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. His doctoral research focused on synthesizing and characterizing conducting copolymers, exploring their electrochromic properties and enzyme immobilization under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Levent Toppare.

Awards and Recognitions πŸ†:

He has garnered numerous accolades for his pioneering work, including prestigious awards like TEKNOFEST Gold Medal and recognition from various universities and organizations for his innovative research contributions.

Research Focus

Prof. Dr. Huseyin Bekir Yildiz’s research focus primarily revolves around the development and application of novel biological photovoltaic (BPV) cells and conducting polymers. His work explores the synthesis and characterization of materials for efficient solar energy conversion, including cyanobacteria-based BPV cells and polymeric composites. Additionally, he delves into electrochromic properties and bioelectrochemical devices, aiming to advance sustainable energy technologies. Through interdisciplinary approaches, Prof. Yildiz contributes significantly to the fields of nanotechnology, photoelectrochemistry, and biosensors, fostering innovations for greener energy solutions. πŸŒ±βš‘πŸ”¬

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Saber Mohammadi | Petroleum Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Saber Mohammadi | Petroleum Engineering | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Saber Mohammadi, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI), Iran

Dr. Saber Mohammadi is a seasoned petroleum engineer with a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering-Hydrocarbon Reservoirs from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran. πŸŽ“ His expertise spans well stimulation techniques, PVT, and phase behavior of reservoir fluids, with a focus on asphaltene/wax precipitation at high pressure-temperature conditions. πŸ›’οΈ As the Head of Reservoir Productivity & Production Technologies Research Group at RIPI, Tehran, he manages projects optimizing acidizing operations in oil fields. 🌐 With a rich educational background and diverse experiences, Dr. Mohammadi contributes significantly to the petroleum industry, balancing research, consulting, and teaching roles. 🌍

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Dr. Saber Mohammadi, an accomplished petroleum engineer, holds a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering-Hydrocarbon Reservoirs from Amirkabir University of Technology. His dissertation, “Kinetics of Asphaltene Aggregation Process at Reservoir Conditions,” combined experimental and modeling approaches under the guidance of Prof. F. Rashidi, Dr. S. A. Mousavi-Dehghani, and Dr. M. H. Ghazanfari. πŸŽ“ With a remarkable GPA of 19.12/20, he continued his academic journey with an M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering-Hydrocarbon Reservoirs from Sharif University of Technology and a B.Sc. in Petroleum-Reservoir Engineering from Petroleum University of Technology. 🌐 Dr. Mohammadi’s educational foundation also includes a Math-Physics Diploma from Imam Khomeini High School, Kermanshah, showcasing his excellence with a GPA of 18.99/20. 🏫✨

Industrial & Working Experiences :

Dr. Saber Mohammadi, a distinguished petroleum engineer, leads as the Head of Reservoir Productivity & Production Technologies Research Group at the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) in Tehran, Iran. 🌐 His extensive experience includes roles as a Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Technical Consultant at Mana Holding and Project Manager for various RIPI projects from 2017 to the present. Notable achievements involve optimizing acidizing operations, studying IOR/EOR scenarios, and managing PVT projects. πŸ›’οΈ Dr. Mohammadi’s impactful research extends to roles as a Research Assistant at RIPI and Tehran Petroleum Research Center, focusing on diverse topics such as fluid phase behavior, asphaltene precipitation, and experimental studies of EOR techniques. πŸŽ“βœ¨

Teaching Experiences:

Dr. Saber Mohammadi’s commitment to education is evident through his roles as a Teaching Assistant in prestigious institutions. πŸŽ“ At Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, he assisted in the “Formation of Solid Hydrocarbons” M.Sc. course during the falls and springs of 2015. His expertise also extended to “Reservoir Engineering II” under the guidance of Dr. M. Masihi in both fall 2012 and as a Teaching Assistant at Sharif University of Technology in fall 2009 and summer 2010. Dr. Mohammadi’s contributions to shaping the next generation of engineers highlight his dedication to knowledge dissemination in the field of petroleum engineering. πŸŒπŸ“š

Training Experiences & Certificates:

Dr. Saber Mohammadi’s pursuit of knowledge extends beyond academia, evident in his diverse training experiences and certifications. 🌐 He participated in courses such as “Corrosion Management in Oil and Gas Upstream” and “Heavy Organic Depositions in Petroleum Production” by esteemed professionals like Prof. Parvizi and Prof. G. A. Mansoori. πŸ“š Additionally, he delved into seismic exploration with the Petrel Seismic Course and honed his skills in reservoir simulation through the Eclipse-100 and Eclipse-300 courses. πŸ’» His commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in certifications like “Production of CO2 Emissions by Capture and Storage.” Dr. Mohammadi’s continuous learning reflects his dedication to staying at the forefront of the ever-evolving petroleum industry. πŸ›’οΈπŸ“–

Research Focus:

Dr. Saber Mohammadi, a prolific researcher, primarily focuses on the intricate dynamics of reservoir fluids and enhanced oil recovery (EOR) strategies. πŸ›’οΈ His research explores various aspects such as asphaltene aggregation kinetics, wettability alteration using nanoparticles, and the application of nanomaterials to inhibit asphaltene precipitation. πŸ§ͺ Dr. Mohammadi’s work also delves into the development of smart water-based foam for EOR applications and the use of carbon nanoparticles to control asphaltene and wax formation in crude oil. His commitment to understanding the complexities of fluid behavior and innovative EOR techniques reflects in his diverse and impactful research portfolio. πŸŒπŸ“Š

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  1. Monitoring wettability alteration by silica nanoparticles during water flooding to heavy oils in five-spot systems: A pore-level investigation
    • Cited by: 255 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2012 πŸ“…
  2. On the control of glass micro-model characteristics developed by laser technology
    • Cited by: 49 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2013 πŸ“…
  3. On the effect of temperature on precipitation and aggregation of asphaltenes in light live oils
    • Cited by: 47 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2016 πŸ“…
  4. A comprehensive review on critical affecting parameters on foam stability and recent advancements for foam-based EOR scenario
    • Cited by: 38 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2021 πŸ“…
  5. Characterizing the role of shale geometry and connate water saturation on performance of polymer flooding in heavy oil reservoirs: Experimental observations and numerical …
    • Cited by: 35 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2012 πŸ“…
  6. Kinetics of asphaltene aggregation phenomena in live oils
    • Cited by: 31 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2016 πŸ“…
  7. Modeling of asphaltene aggregation phenomena in live oil systems at high pressure-high temperature
    • Cited by: 26 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2016 πŸ“…
  8. Reversibility of asphaltene aggregation in live oils: qualitative and quantitative evaluation
    • Cited by: 24 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2015 πŸ“…
  9. A pore-level screening study on miscible/immiscible displacements in heterogeneous models
    • Cited by: 24 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2013 πŸ“…
  10. Potential Application of Fe2O3Β and Functionalized SiO2Β Nanoparticles for Inhibiting Asphaltene Precipitation in Live Oil at Reservoir Conditions
    • Cited by: 21 πŸ“š
    • Year: 2021 πŸ“…