ORC 2019 Conference

The conference was attended by members of the ORC scientific community from all over the world, including distinguished researchers from leading research institutes, as well as young researchers taking their first steps in the field. In addition, representatives from the industry followed and enriched the discussions with their experience. The event provided to the participants a unique opportunity to exchange views, discuss theoretical ideas and share practical know-how, being a springboard for the further development of ORC technology through the conception and practical implementation of innovative concepts. More specifically, during the conference, over 124 presentations took place over three days in four parallel sessions attended by 270 delegates from 33 countries around the world. In addition, a highly interesting Poster Session was held, featuring 40 scientific studies. The seminar encouraged and promoted interaction between the participants, with the aim of establishing academic and personal relationships between them, expressing the Organizing Committee’s core belief that cooperation is essential for scientific advancement and the successful dissemination of the technology.

The Seminar included a tour of the participants at the Acropolis Museum, accompanied by a dinner at the Museum Restaurant, the opening of which was addressed by the Coordinators of the Seminar Prof. Sotirios Karellas and Prof. Emmanouil Kakaras, the Dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering of the NTUA Prof. Nikolaos Marmaras, as well as the Honorary Coordinator of the Seminar Prof. Piero Colonna from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft).

A speech of the distinguished academic and member of the Academy of Athens, Prof. Christos Zerefos ensued. Prof. Zerefos is one of the pioneering researchers in the field of climate change. In his speech, Prof. Zerefos made a historical overview of the concept of energy efficiency, starting from Ancient Greece, Archimedes and Aristotle and ending in the present day. Prof. Zerefos highlighted the great contribution of the seminar in the fight against climate change and its role in increasing energy efficiency.

The proceedings can be found at: https://www.orc2019.com/online/proceedings.htm

Chairman of ASME-ORC2019,

Prof. Sotirios Karellas & Prof. Emmanuel Kakaras
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)

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