Category: Main Speakers

Prof. Dr. Eleni Chatzi

Physics-Enhanced Learning & Twinning for Engineered Systems

Eleni Chatzi is Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring at the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering of ETH Zurich. Her research interests include the fields of Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), structural dynamics, and intelligent data-driven assessment for engineered systems. She is the current Vice-President of the European Academy of Wind Energy (EAWE). She led the recently completed ERC Starting Grant WINDMIL on the topic of “Smart Monitoring, Inspection and Life-Cycle Assessment of Wind Turbines”. Her work in the domain of self-aware infrastructure was recognized with the 2020 Walter L. Huber Research prize, awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the EASD Junior Research Prize in the area of Computational Structural Dynamics.

Dr. Guiqiang Zhang

NVH Challenges and solutions on Range Extender Development

Guiqiang-Zhang has been project and product development director for multiyear focusing on internal combustion engineering. The latest engine of his team which was already in mass production 2 years ago achieved 43.32% thermal efficiency and 60.2dB(A) sound emission which is one of the top10 best engines of China. He is now working with Li-Auto as the Senior Director of the Range Extender System Department.

After the graduation from Beijing Institute of Technology with master degree, he started his profession with PATAC(Shanghai GM technical center) and later Geely-Volve, where Multi-national experiences were gained both engine design and project development.

Two years ago, he switched to Li Auto. The development and integration of Generation 2 Range Extender were taken over by his team, achieved nearly pure BEV driving performance (just around 1dBA difference) in REV mode in the vehicle by the optimization in both base engine and vehicle integration. To improve the competitiveness of the engine further, generation 3 is under development already for this time being with targets of ~3% higher on BTE and ~3dB lower on NVH than that of generation 2.

Prof. Francesco Martellotta

Green and innovative sound absorbing materials

Francesco Martellotta is Full Professor in Building physics and building energy systems at the Department of Architecture, Construction and Design at Politecnico di Bari, Italy. His research interests include room acoustics, acoustic measurement techniques, thermo-acoustic characterization of materials, numerical simulation methods. He contributed to secure and manage several fundings within public competitive financing programs, with particular reference, in the last years, to the use of recycled waste to make sustainable sound absorbers and thermal insulating materials. He is author/co-author of more than 100 scientific papers, nearly half of them published in peer-reviewed journals, three books, including “Worship, acoustics, and architecture” summarizing several years of research on church acoustics. Since 2016 he serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Acoustical Society of America. He is full member of the Italian Acoustical Association (where he is also member of the steering committee), of the Audio Engineering Society and of the Acoustical Society of America.