HEAT4U :: Speakers of the Conference

MAURIZIO MELIS Radio24 Journalist
He is a science journalist. He writes for magazines such as Newton and Equilibri. In 2007 he was one of the voices of the transmission of science Moebius, broadcasted on Radio24. On the same radio, he leads Mr. Kilowatts by 2009, a daily pill of information dedicated to energy efficiency and alternative sources. He is a scientific musician and playwright.
CORRADO CLINI, Italian Minister for the Environment
MARCELLO RAIMONDI, Environment, Energy and Networks Councillor - Regione Lombardia
UWE GLOCK, President - Bosch Thermotechnik
He is President of Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH. He studied Business Management in Stuttgart. Since 1984 he works for the Bosch group in different functions and business units.
MARCO GUERRA, Absorption Technology Expert
In 1989 Marco Guerra graduated in Theoretical Physics from the department of Physics of the University of Milan. After spending a period working with a research group until the release as co-author of a paper published on Foundation of Physics Letters, he joined the family company, where he became R&D manager for the absorption units of Robur Company in 1995. In 1999 and 2000 he managed the technical side of the development of a gas fired absorption heat pump project for the US Department Of Energy that was assigned to Robur in USA. He has dealt with the development of the gas fired absorption heat pump technology. ASHRAE member he has filed 8 patents on absorption cycles.
Today he is one of the major expert of gas absorption heat pump technology.
LUIGI TISCHER, HEAT4U Project Coordinator
Strategic Business Director of Robur. Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master in Business Administration. Extensive experience in project management of international level, R&D and Operations Management. Good knowledge in Robur heating pumps and waterammonia absorption cycle.
THOMAS NOWAK, General Secretary - Europen Heat Pump Association
JVAN BENZONI, R&D Director - Robur
R&D Director. Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Since 1999 in Robur Competences in Mechanical design and manufacturing, chemical process, heat exchangers, combustion, phonometry, ventilation, electric motors, setting and control, metrology, electrotechnical principles. Excellent knowledge in gas absorption products/process and absorption cycle water-ammonia.
PAOLO PININFARINA, President - Pininfarina
Born in Turin in 1958, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 and in the same year he started his work activity at Pininfarina.
In 1987 he was appointed C.E.O. of Pininfarina Extra and in 2008 he was elected Chairman of the Pininfarina Group, whose customers are Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and many other prestigious brands.
In 2009 he received the Trophée du Design. He is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Farnesina Design Collection. In 2011 France recognized him as "Italian Personality of the Year" for his contribution to Autolib program for Paris.
HENRIK SIEGLE, VP Engineering - Bosch Thermotechnik
Vice President Engineering and Head of International Product Management within the business Unit Wall Mounted Boilers of Robert Bosch Thermotechnology. Henrik Siegle is responsible for the product engineering and for the International Product Management within the TT business unit Wall-mounted Boilers. He studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin where he also received his doctorate in natural sciences in 1997. Since 1999 he works for the Bosch group in different functions and business units.
WOLFRAM SPARBER, Director - EURAC Institute for Research and Further Education
STEFANO CAROSIO, Division Manager, Research and Innovation - D'Apollonia
Chemical Engineer with 16 years of experience in Innovation Management, Collaborative New Product Development, Foresight and Technology Intelligence/scouting. Overall responsible for D’Appolonia R&D strategy spanning across different sectors including Energy, Environment, Construction and Infrastructures.
GIUSEPPE CORALLO, Head of Heat Pump Project - ENEA
He is Absorption Technologies Director for ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development). ENEA performs research activities and provides agency services in support to public administrations, public and private enterprises, and citizens. The Agency’s activities are targeted to research, innovation technology and advanced services in the fields of energy – especially nuclear. ENEA performs research activities and provides agency services in support to public administrations, public and private enterprises, and citizens.
ENNIO MACCHI, Head of Department of Energy - Politecnico di Milano
Full Professor of “Energy Conversion” since 1980 and Head of the Energy Department of Politecnico di Milano since its foundation, Jan 2008 (www.energia.polimi.it). Founder and scientific coordinator of the Research Group “GECoS” (www.gecos.polimi.it). Author of about 200 papers and books on applied ther¬modynamics, fluid-dynamics, cogeneration, turbomachin¬ery, power cycles, heat pumps, renewable energy sources, energy saving, energy storage, cogeneration, fuel cells, gas turbines and combined cycles, hydrogen economy.
PETER SCHOSSIG, Head of Department - Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Research
DANIEL HEC, General Secretary - Marcogaz Technical Association of the European Natural Gas Industry
BERNARD BLEZ, Deputy Director of CRIGEN R&D Center - GDF Suez
Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (Paris), Bernard Blez started his career by R&D in the field of plasma physics applied to high voltage electrical engineering. Then he joined Gaz de France, to exercise various missions of management in regional energy sales departments.
In 2004 he took the responsibility of the Marketing & Sales Department of Gaz de France on Business to Business market, at the beginning of the opening of the French energy market.
In late 2008, he came back to R&D and joined the management team of the Research and Innovation Division of GDF SUEZ.
He is now deputy-director of CRIGEN R&D center (Center for Research and Innovation on Gas and renewable energies), involved in a large panel of R&D programs on energy and environmental issues: energy efficiency in buildings, city of tomorrow, renewable energies, smart energy grids, sustainable mobility, high energy efficiency industrial processes.
HENK ENSING, Communication Department - GasTerra
STEPHEN MARLAND, Future Projects & Innovation Manager - National Grid Gas
Stephen Marland has worked for National Grid since 2001 and has worked in various commercial, finance and corporate roles. Stephen currently works within the Future Networks team as the "Future Projects and Innovation Manager" within National Grid Gas. He is responsible for managing projects aimed at understanding and overcoming the challenges for achieving a low Carbon economy and in particular, reviewing the role for gas networks over the long term. Stephen has a Ph.D. and Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, UK and an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK.
WERNER WESSING, R&D Manager - E.ON Ruhrgas
Currently he is head of the Department “Efficient Energy Technologies and Buildings" at E.ON Ruhrgas AG. Since 1980, Project engineer of the development of Gas Absorption Heat Pumps. Special interests: development of gas heat pumps, pipeline technique and supply engineering, development of the gas market. The company was founded in 1926 and is based in Essen, Germany. Within its over 80 years history E.ON Ruhrgas AG (former Ruhrgas AG) has developed from a regional gas distributer to an international acting gas company.
BENITO GUERRA, President - Robur
Founder and President of Robur S.p.A., he combines a great passion for technology with the taste for innovation. He is the charismatic promoter of an industrial vision imprinted with ethics and excellence. For fifty years he has led the company to conquer values of quality, recognised at a European level by the European Quality Award (Special Prize Winner for Leadership) and gives a strong lead regarding dedication to ecology, understood to be an expression of respect for the individual, beyond that for the environment.