Prof. Mohammad Rasul

Central Queensland University, Australia

MOHAMMAD RASUL obtained his PhD in Clean Energy from The University of Queensland (Australia). Currently, he is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University (CQUniversity). He is the recipient of Vice-Chancellor's awards for outstanding researchers in excellence in research category, VC's awards for research higher degree supervision, good practice in learning and teaching, and several students' voice awards. He has published over 500 research articles/papers in journals, refereed conferences, books, and book chapters. His notable edited book is on "Clean Energy for Sustainable Development: Comparisons and Contrast of New Approaches", published by Elsevier. He is the recipient of 10th anniversary best paper award for highest citation in Energies journal. Professor Rasul is listed within the top 1% researchers in the world as per 2020 survey by Stanford University (USA). His publications have created strong impact to the scientific and professional communities and attracted over 17,000 citations with h-index of 64 as of 6 January 2024.

Prof. Xiaolin Wang

RMIT University, Australia

Professor Wang enjoys his strong research in Cooling and Power Engineering, Energy Storage and Conversion, Desalination and Utilization of Renewable Energy. He was named as National Field Leader in Thermal Science by the Australian Research Magazine in 2018. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia. He won the DAAD visiting fellowship by DAAD Germany in 2003 and the Ludwig Mond Prize 2005, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) of the United Kingdom. He won the Australian China Young Scientist Exchange Program award in 2009 and the Australian Japan Emerging Research Leader Program award in 2016 by the Australia Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE). He received “Dean’s Award” for outstanding research performance in 2016 and “College Award-Research Excellence” in 2023.  He is the Subject Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering, Associate Editor of IMechE Part E: Journal of Process Engineering, Scientific Reports and Frontiers in Built Environment, Topic Editor of Applied Sciences, Energies, sustainability and Thermos, and Editorial board member for five other international journals. He has completed many national/international research projects with a total value of more than $7 million. He has published more than 260 international journal and conference papers with an H-index of 47 in Google Scholar and 40 in Scopus/Web of Sciences.

 Prof. Firoz Alam

University of Tasmania, Australia

Dr Firoz Alam is a Professor in the School of Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing) at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his PhD in vehicle aerodynamics from the same university in 2000. He received his Master’s degree (combined with Bachelors) in Aeronautical Engineering with Honours (First Class First) from Riga Civil Aviation Engineers Institute, former Soviet Republic of Latvia in 1991. Prof Alam’s research interest includes aerodynamics and hydrodynamics (aircraft, road vehicles, trains, buildings and structures), energy, engineering education (curriculum design, quality assurance and accreditation).  He has over 250 publications (including scholarly books, book chapters, journal articles and peer reviewed conference papers). He is currently serving as editor in chief and editorial board member for over half a dozen international scientific journals. Prof Alam is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), and APEC Engineer. He is an active member of several other professional societies and associations including American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Society of Automotive Engineers USA & Australia, and International Society of Bionic Engineering. Prof Alam is the recipient of RMIT University’s best Teacher Award in 2004.