ICCS&T 2019​​

PLENARY LECTURES

Prof. Colin Snape (FRSE) has been involved in fuel science and related disciplines for over 30 years having started working at the Coal Research Establishment (CRE) of British Coal (formally the National Coal Board) in 1974 and, as part of the liquefaction programme. In the early 1980s, his interests expanded to include the investigation of hydropyrolysis (hypy) as a route for direct coal liquefaction. After moving to the University of Strathclyde in 1987, an extensive research programme in fuel science encompassing my long-standing interests in coal characterisation, organic geochemistry and conversion, together with newer interests in cracking and hydroprocessing catalysis, petroleum residues, oil shale and biomass pyrolysis, sulfur speciation and polymer degradation was established.


On moving in 2000, He was instrumental in establishing Nottingham as an internationally recognized centre for fossil energy, the multi-disciplinary research portfolio encompasses carbon technology, applied geochemistry and pollutant source apportionment as major themes. His current research programme encompasses novel adsorbents for CO2 capture both in combustion and gasification and developing high capacity Hg adsorbents while continuing the research on hypy linked to compound specific stable isotope measurements and source apportionment relevant to this proposal, together with investigating high pressure retardation effects on oil and gas generation. Patents have been filed on both Hg and CO2 adsorbents.


Dr. Jonathan Mathews is an enthusiastic coal scientist, an American Chemical Society Fellow, and Professor in the Leone Family Department of Energy & Mineral Engineering Department at the Pennsylvania State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Fuel Science from Penn State, and an Applied Chemistry Degree (Hons) from Nottingham-Trent University (England). He examines the complex relationship between coal/char structure, behavior, and reactivity — often coupling experimental and molecular simulation approaches. His group has created software advancing the creation and use of atomistic simulations for coal, char, coke, and soot. He has published ~80 peer-reviewed journal articles addressing coal and related subjects. He also manages the Penn State and the argonne Premium Coal Sample Banks.

Mr Jacek Srokowski is Vice-president of JSW Innowacje S.A. The company is a research and development base for Jastrzębska Spółka Węglowa S.A. – the largest coking coal producer in Europe and significant coke producer. In the company he is responsible for innovative projects related to coal production and its processing. He currently oversees a number of projects in the following areas:

  • automation of underground coal seams exploitation, digitization and computerization of mines, implementation of innovative measuring tools,
  • management of hard coal waste and mining by-products,
  • hard coal processing, implementation of clean coal technologies, implementation of technologies for the production of innovative carbon materials,
  • implementation of innovative solutions for coking industry, implementation of the circular economy through more efficient processing of waste and by-products of the coal mining and coking process.

Jerzy Janikowski - graduated from the AGH - University of Science and Technology in Kraków and holds MSc in Electrical Engineering. He also studied post diploma Law of the European Union (Jagiellonian University in Kraków) and many others.

From 1993 to 2000 he worked in Jaworzno III Power Plant as an Engineer at the Electrical Protections and Measurement Department. In 2001 he went to Strategy and Management Department in the PKE SA (second power generator in Poland) and held positions ranging from Expert to Head of European Affairs. In March 2008 Jerzy Janikowski has joined Tauron Polska Energia as International Relations Officer and then Head of Unit Regulatory Affairs and International Cooperation. From October 2019 he is the chief expert in Strategy Team in Tauron Wytwarzanie.

From 2002 member of EURELECTRIC.