Keynote Speakers

Christopher Kulander

Christopher Kulander

Mr. Christopher Kulander teaches at the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and serves as Director of the Harry Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute. In addition, he teaches energy law and economic courses at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. Dr. Kulander has published over twenty law review articles, as well as many other articles with a more practical focus on diverse topics including energy lending, finance, oil & gas law, land use control, American Indian law, as well as on geology, and petroleum seismology. He received his J.D. with distinction from the University of Oklahoma. Before teaching, Professor Kulander practiced for six years focusing on energy lending, finance, title, leasing and bankruptcy. Before law school, he received his B.S. in geology and M.S. in geophysics from Wright State in Dayton, Ohio, and his Ph.D. in geophysics (petroleum seismology) from Texas A&M University, after which he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as a geophysicist.

Title of presentation: Shale gas and LNG in the USA. Lessons for Europe

Marco Binotti

Marco Binotti

Mr. Marco Binotti holds a PhD in Energy and nuclear science and technology. He is an assistant professor of “Energy and Environmental Systems” at the School of Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. His research with the Group of Energy Conversion Systems (GECoS) mainly deals with techno-economic analysis and simulation of concentrating solar power systems, renewables and advanced energy conversion systems. He has been involved in European projects dealing with techno-economic assessment of innovative technologies for CO2 capture (CAESAR), hydrogen production (BIONICO) and energy conversion system based on supercritical CO2 cycles (sCO2-flex). He is the coordinator of BIONICO. He’s author of over fifteen papers published on peer-reviewed journals.

Title of presentation: Concentrating Solar Power: renewable and dispatchable energy for the future