Mr Thomas Kraft | Thermal optimization | Best Researcher Award |

Mr. Thomas Kraft | Thermal optimization | Best Researcher Award.

Fraunhofer-Institut for Solar Energy Systems ISE,Germany

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👨‍🎓 Bio Summary:

Thomas Kraft, born on October 19, 1991, in Kiel, Germany, is a driven professional in the field of renewable energy. He holds a Master of Science in Energy and Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg Harburg, where he graduated with honors. With a passion for sustainable technology, Thomas has accumulated diverse experience in the energy sector, ranging from technical training to project engineering. Currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), his research focuses on optimizing solar thermal power plants using artificial intelligence. Thomas is fluent in English and Spanish, with a solid foundation in programming languages and a knack for interdisciplinary collaboration.

🎓 Education:

Thomas completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Energy and Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg Harburg. During his studies, he achieved outstanding academic performance, earning top grades and conducting research on topics related to renewable energy systems.

🔍 Research Focus:

As a Ph.D. candidate at the Fraunhofer ISE, Thomas specializes in the thermal optimization of solar thermal power plants. His work integrates artificial intelligence for enhancing operational efficiency and maintenance strategies. Through modeling and simulation, he aims to advance the performance and sustainability of solar energy technologies.

🏆 Honors & Awards:

Thomas is a recipient of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes scholarship, recognizing his academic excellence and commitment to advancing environmental sustainability. Additionally, he holds certifications as an OKR Master and SafeStart® Trainer, demonstrating his dedication to professional development.

Professional Experience: 💼

Thomas has gained valuable experience in the energy industry, serving as a project engineer at badenovaWÄRMEPLUS and receiving technical training at HAMBURG WASSER/HAMBURG ENERGIE. His responsibilities have included project management, acquisition of energy systems, and analysis of carbon pricing regulations.

📚 Top Noted Publications :

Sustainable Production Insight Through LCA and LCC Analysis of Injection Overmolded Structural Electronics Manufactured through Roll-to-Roll Processes

Authors: Räikkönen, M., Sokka, L., Hepo-oja, L., Nordman, S., Kraft, T.M.

Published in: Global Challenges, 2023, 7(11), 2300015

Additive Engineering: A Route Towards Flexible and Robust Perovskite Solar Cells

Authors: Giuri, A., Bisconti, F., Rolston, N., …, Colella, S., Rizzo, A.

Published in: Proceedings of the Photonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium, PIERS 2023, 2023, pp. 54–64

Flexible Organic Photovoltaics with Star-Shaped Nonfullerene Acceptors End Capped with Indene Malononitrile and Barbiturate Derivatives

Authors: Al-Anesi, B., Revoju, S., Hiltunen, A., …, Ylikunnari, M., Vivo, P.

Published in: Energy Technology, 2022, 10(8), 2200264

Accuracy control for roll and sheet processed printed electronics on flexible plastic substrates

Authors: Välimäki, M.K., Jansson, E., Von Morgen, V.J.J., …, Korhonen, P., Kraft, T.M.

Published in: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2022, 119(9-10), pp. 6255–6273

Defect Recognition of Roll-to-Roll Printed Conductors Using Dark Lock-In Thermography and Localized Segmentation

Authors: Zheng, H., Zhou, L., Marks, R., Happonen, T., Kraft, T.M.

Published in: Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 2022, 12(4), 2005

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With a track record of scholarly publications and citations, Thomas has established himself as a recognized contributor in the field of energy engineering. His work reflects a commitment to innovation and excellence in renewable energy research.

📅 Research Timeline:

Thomas’s research journey spans from his undergraduate studies to his current doctoral research at Fraunhofer ISE. With each project and publication, he has advanced the frontier of knowledge in solar energy systems, leveraging his interdisciplinary expertise and collaborative spirit.

Dr Wei Liu | Resources and Environmental Engineering | Academic Excellence Award

Dr Wei Liu, Resources and Environmental Engineering, Academic Excellence Award.

Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu,  China

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👨‍🎓 Bio Summary:

Dr. Wei Liu – a passionate researcher dedicated to making a positive impact in the realms of supply chain management, environmental science, and ecological indicators. 🌍

🎓 Education:

Dr. Wei Liu earned my Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering in 2024 from Chengdu University of Technology, following a B.Sc. in Information Management and System in 2018. 🎓

🔍 Research Focus:

Specialized in securing the supply chain for critical minerals, resilience assessment of the cobalt supply chain, and global critical metals research trends. Expertise in scenario analysis for municipal solid waste management and evaluating the recycling potential of end-of-life power batteries.

👩‍💼 Professional Journey:

Being recognized as an outstanding graduate and receiving the National Scholarship in 2023 has been a significant milestone in my professional journey. 🏆

📚 Top Noted Publications :

Knowledge Mapping of Research on Securing the Supply Chain for Critical Minerals: A Scientometric and Text Mining Approach

Year of Publish: 2024

Citation: 434,140312

Index: SCI, Impact Factor: 11.1, Q1


Resilience Assessment of the Cobalt Supply Chain in China under the Impact of Electric Vehicles and Geopolitical Supply Risks

Year of Publish: 2023

Citation: 80, 103183

Index: SSCI, Impact Factor: 10.2, Q1


Research Trend and Dynamical Development of Focusing on the Global Critical Metals: A Bibliometric Analysis During 1991-2020

Year of Publish: 2021

Citation: 243, 118456

Index: SSCI/SCI, Impact Factor: 5.8, Q1


Comprehensive Evaluation of Natural Landscapes Before and After an Earthquake Based on GST-FAHP-GIS Analytical Method: A Case Study of Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, China

Year of Publish: 2023

Citation: 154, 110850

Index: SCI, Impact Factor: 6.9, Q1


Exploring the Spatiotemporal Evolution Dynamic and Influencing Factor of Green Ecology Transition for Megacities: A Case Study of Chengdu, China

Year of Publish: 2023

Citation: 158, 111285

Index: SCI, Impact Factor: 6.9, Q1

📊 Author Metrics:

SCI/SSCI Journal Publications: 4

Impact Factors: 5.8 to 11.1

📅 Research Timeline:

B.Sc. Graduation (2018)

Ph.D. Enrollment (2020)

National Scholarship (2023)

Ph.D. Completion (2024)


In concluding Dr. Wei Liu academic journey,He Was  immensely proud of the meaningful contributions made to the fields of supply chain management, environmental science, and ecological indicators. 🌐