Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder (Norway). The department is responsible for teaching and research in the traditional engineering disciplines: civil engineering, renewable energy and mechatronics.
The department is the only educational institution in Norway offering mechatronics degrees at bachelor's, master's and doctorate level. In addition, the department offers master's and doctoral programmes in renewal energy and civil engineering.
The research centre SFI Offshore Mechatronics and several research groups affiliated with the department all have strong links with the public sector and industry partners. In addition, the department is home to the priority research centre in mechatronics.
Mohan lal kolhe, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway
Professor (Dr) Mohan Kolhe is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus on smart grid and renewable energy’ in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of full professorship in smart grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than three decades’ academic experience at the international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities e.g. University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc.
He was also a member of the Government of South Australia’s Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. He was also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project ‘Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household’ as Technical Manager.
His academic work ranges from the smart grid, grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, techno-economics of energy systems, solar and wind energy engineering, development of business models for distributed generation etc. He also did extensive teaching in renewable and electrical energy systems engineering as well as in energy economics. He has been successful in winning competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g. EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. He has published extensively in the energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures / courses / key note addresses / workshops. He has also been member of many academic promotional committees.
Speech title：Exploring the Power of Clean Energy Technologies Integration: A Case Study of an Integrated Renewable System for Green Hydrogen Production & Utilization
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