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22/11/2015 - Kick-off We Are Paris Brussels Health Campus

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Date: 
22 Nov 2015
Place: 

Brussels Health Campus, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussel

Op zondag 22 november 2015 wordt over heel Vlaanderen en Brussel de Dag van de Wetenschap gevierd. Je kunt dan van 10:00 tot 17:00 terecht op de Health Campus Jette voor een hele resem activiteiten: lezingen, rondleidingen, spelletjes en workshops. Diezelfde dag wordt ook de aftrap gegeven van We Are Paris, de actie waarmee VUB ten strijde trekt tegen de klimaatverandering.

Programme: 

10:00-17:00 - We Are Paris informatiestand

13:00-14:00 - PechaKucha-presentaties over We Are Paris en de verschillende actiepunten

_ Cathy Macharis: 'Klimaatverandering & We Are Paris'
_ Alexandre Thys: 'Landbouw & voeding'
_ Djiwo Weenas: 'Huishoudens en sociaal engagement'
_ Philippe Eiselein: 'Industrie'
_ Tomas Wyns: 'Handel, diensten en globalisering'
_ Ward De Paepe: 'Energie'
_ Joeri Van Mierlo: 'Transport'

Registration

Deelname aan de Dag van de Wetenschap is gratis, maar we vragen wel om je te registreren. Bestel nu je gratis tickets om wachttijden aan het onthaal te vermijden.

Bios / Slides

Cathy Macharis is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Her reseach centre MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology) is an interdisciplinary group focusing on sustainable logistics, electric and hybrid vehicles and travel behaviour. She teaches courses in operations and logistics management, as well as in transport and sustainable mobility. She has been involved in several national and European research projects dealing with topics such as the location of intermodal terminals, assessment of policy measures in the field of logistics and sustainable mobility, electric and hybrid vehicles, etc. She is the chairwoman of the Brussels Mobility Commission.

Alexandre Thys is handelsingenieur (Solvay Business School- en haalde zijn doctoraatstitel met het proefschrift De uitbating van de oceanen: een driedimensionale visie'. Vandaag focust zijn onderzoek zich op economische aardrijkskunde, oceanografie, de uitbating van mineralen en alternatieve energiebronnen, met de nadruk op duurzame ontwikkeling, klimaatbeleid, nieuwe technologieën en de Noord-Zuid-dialoog. Hij is aan de VUB tevens gastprofessor voor het vak Informatica voor bedrijfsbeleid en praktijklector voor Informatics for Management.

Ward De Paepe received his master degree in electro-mechanical engineering in 2010 from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. For his master thesis, he worked on the injection of steam in micro Gas Turbine. He then joined the Thermodynamics Research group as a PhD researcher, funded by the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders – FWO. His research focuses on water injection in micro Gas Turbines. In November 2014, he defended successfully his PhD, entitled: 'Flexible Heat Production from a micro Gas Turbine: Design and experimental analysis of humidified cycles'.

Tomas Wyns is a Researcher at the IES. He is working on European and international climate policy, in particular the design of the EU Emissions Trading System, post 2020 industrial and innovation policy and enhancing global climate action under a 2015 international climate agreement.
Tomas has a Master's degree in Physics and is specialised in international relations and conflict management. Before joining the IES, Tomas worked 5 years as a climate policy officer in the environmental administration of the Flemish government in Belgium, responsible for implementing the European Emissions Trading System and industrial energy efficiency policies. He later joined the European Climate Action Network where he coordinated the European NGO’s activities with regard to Europe’s 2020 climate and energy package, including the implementation of the reviewed EU Emissions Trading System. Tomas finally directed the Center for Clean Air Policy’s European office for two years, where he developed innovative solutions for industrial policy embedded in EU climate and energy action, assisted in the financing and development of National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in developing countries and supported Chinese authorities in the design and implementation of a pilot emissions trading system in Hubei province. Tomas has been attending the UNFCCC climate negotiations since 2007, assisting parties and stakeholders with insights into the development of post 2012 international climate action.

Joeri Van Mierlo is a key player in the Electromobility scene. He is professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, one of the top universities in this field. Prof. Dr. ir. Joeri Van Mierlo leads the MOBI (Mobility, Logistics and Automotive Technology) research centre. He is expert in the field of electric and hybrid vehicles (batteries, power converters, energy management simulations) as well as to the environmental and economical comparison of vehicles with different drive trains and fuels (LCA, TCO).
Joeri Van Mierlo was Vice-president of AVERE (2011-2014), the European Electric Vehicle Association and board member of its Belgian section ASBE. He chairs the EPE chapter 'Hybrid and electric vehicles'. He is member of ERTRAC’s Working Groups. He is an active member of EARPA and member of EGVI. He is member of the board of Environmental & Energy Technology Innovation Platform (MIP) and chairman of the steering committee of the sustainable mobility platform of ENERGIK. He is IEEE Senior Member.
He is the author of more than 500 scientific publications. He is editor in chief of the World Electric Vehicle Journal and co-editor of the Journal of Asian Electric Vehicles and member of the editorial board of Studies in Science and Technology, Batteries as well as of ISRN Automotive Engineering. He is Guest Editor of Special Issues 'Rechargeable Battery Technologies--From Materials to Applications'​ as well of 'Advances in Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and Hybrid Vehicles'​ of the Energies Journal.

Philippe Eiselein is a research fellow at MAST, Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School. He conducts research on social entrepreneurship and sustainability. He works within the team of Nikolay Dentchev and Elvira Haezendonck. Prof. Elvira Haezendonck is the Industrial production theme responsible and Associate Professor at the VUB within the research team of Management and strategy (MAST). Her research covers topics in the field of CSR & environmental strategy of firms and clusters, competitive analysis and project management.