1st Energy, Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability Conference (CEES-2017)

The University of La Serena and the Institutional Improvement Plan on Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability PMIULS 1401, Ineergias, cordially invite you to participate in the First Conference on Energy, Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability (1 CEES-2017), which will be held at Hotel Club La Serena, Chile, from the 22nd to 24th November, 2017. This event takes place after the International Seminar on Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability organized by our institution in 2016, in which it was discussed in depth topics related to materials and processes for energy and environmental decontamination. At this time, the First Energy, Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability Conference places a special emphasis on finding answers to the current challenges in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Sustainability, promoting the multidisciplinary interaction of researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, undergraduate and graduate students, the exchange of ideas and experiences, as well as the creation of ties of cooperation. On behalf of the University of La Serena, the scientific committee and the organizing committee, we hope to have your assistance and/or participation through an oral or poster presentation.

This event is free of charge but with limited places.


Hydrogen and fuel cells.

Hydro energy.

Wind energy.

Solar energy.

Materials for energy generation and storage.

Thermal efficiency.

Heating and cooling application.

Numerical simulation.

Policies and strategies.

Advanced oxidation process.

Air pollution.

Climate change.

Ecology and ecosystem management.

Water and waste water management.

Dr. Dionysios D. Dionysiou

University of Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America.

Editor of “Chemical Engineering Journal”.


Professor Dionysiou was born on the Island of Cyprus.  He is currently a UNESCO Chair Professor on “Water Access and Sustainability” and a Herman Schneider Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati where he teaches courses on drinking water quality and treatment, advanced unit operations for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies, and physical-chemical processes for water quality control.  His research interests include treatment of water contaminated by harmful algal blooms with conventional and advanced technologies, advanced technologies for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies, transition metal-based chemical oxidation, and nanotechnology.

Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 315 refereed journal publications, 86 conference proceedings, 32 book chapter publications, 28 editorials, and more than 600 presentations. He has edited/co-edited 6 books on water quality, water reuse, ferrates/ferrites, and photocatalysis. He is currently co-editing a book on harmful algal blooms. Dr. Dionysiou’s work received over 14,000 citations with an H factor of 67. He has currently numerous national and international collaborations. Dr. Dionysiou has received funding from NSF, US EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, USDA, Ohio Sea Grant, USAID, Cyprus Research Foundation, and DuPont. He is currently one of the editors of Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Editor of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, and Special Issue Editor and Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of more than ten other journals. He has previously served as Associate Editor of Water Environment Research (WEF) (2006-2011) and as member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Progress (now renamed as Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy) (AIChE) (2003-2009). Dr. Dionysiou is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is currently chair-elect of the Environmental Chemistry Division of ACS and is a member of many committees of several professional societies (i.e., ACS, AEESP, AWWA, WEF, IWA). Dr. Dionysiou has been featured in several international symposia, professional meetings, and scientific publications, including an interview on “Cleaning up water” published on July 5, 2011 in the Chemistry World magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Dr. Jean-Luc Delplancke

Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

In charge of the administration of scientific equipment in The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).


Dr. Jean-Luc Delplancke, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineer, is presently a Scientific Co-worker in the 4MAT Department (Materials Engineering, Characterization, Synthesis and Recycling Department) of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium). He got, from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, his Master Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1981, his Master Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Materials Science in 1987. After a scientific career at the National Fund for Scientific Research of Belgium (FNRS), he became Professor of Materials Science in the Engineering Faculty of the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1996. He mas nominated Full Professor and Director of the Materials Science and Electrochemistry Department in 1998. In 2004 he joined the European Commission where he was appointed in 2011 Head of the Program Unit for the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, a Public/Private Partnership dealing with the research and development programs of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies in Europe. He retired from the Commission in 2016 and is now an independent expert (RES non verba) in renewable energy sources.


Dr. Jesús Fidel González Rouco


Complutense University


Dr. J. Fidel González Rouco is presently an Associate Proffessor at the Department of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences at the University Complutense of Madrid. He is a member of the Institute of Geosciences (IGEO), a mixed center between the University Complutense (UCM) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). JFGR finished his Ph.D. in 1997 on the application of statistical downscaling models to precipitation in Iberia in present and future climate change scenarios. Between 1988 and 2001 he was a Postdoc at the GKSS research center (now Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Hamburg) where he extended his research interests to problems related with the simulation and analysis of climate variability and change in the last millennia. During this time he was involved in the first General Circulation Model simulations of the last millennium. In 2004 he obtained a tenure track Ramón y Cajal position, promoted to permanent in 2009 and finally to Associate Professor in 2011. He was contributing author for WG1 IPCC AR4 in 2007 and leading author for IPCC AR5 in 2013. JFGR focuses his research in climate variability and change problems that involve model-data comparison at different spatial and temporal scales, thus addressing uncertainty in observations and in models. At large spatial and long time scales he is interested in problems addressing the simulation and reconstruction of the climate of the last millennia. At regional and local scales he is interested in addressing the realism of regional models in high resolution applications where the interactions with complex terrain and data availability and observational uncertainty are important.

  • Dra. Claudia Carrasco (Departamento de Materiales-UdeC)
  • Dr. Héctor Valdés (Departamento de Ingeniería-UCSC)
  • Dr. Marcos Flores (Departamento de Física-UChile)
  • Dr. Nelson Moraga (Departamento de Mecánica-ULS)
  • Dr. Álvaro Delgadillo (Departamento de Química-ULS)
  • Dra. Shelley MacDonell (CEAZA)
  • Dra. Adriana C. Mera, Académico-Investigador (Ineergias-ULS)
  • Dr. Carlos Rodríguez, Académico-Investigador (Ineergias-ULS)
  • Dr. Danilo Carvajal, Académico-Investigador (Ineergias-ULS)
  • Dr. Roberto Cabrales, Académico- Investigador (Ineergias-ULS)
  • Dra. Sonia Montecinos, Académico- Investigador (Departamento de Física-ULS)
  • Dr. Francisco Gajardo, Académico- Investigador (Departamento de Química ULS).
  • Dr. Luis Silva, Académico- Investigador (Departamento Mecánica-ULS)

Please download the following template and fill it with your abstract. Abstracts must be sent to: cees2017uls@gmail.com.

Download Abstract

Do not forget to indicate the following in the abstract: Type of presentation (oral or poster) and topic (from the list in available in the welcome section)

Please do not modificate the template abstract format.

Abstract submission:  May 29 until July 17. August 31.

Abstract acceptation: August 29. During September.

-Inscriptions Closed-

Congress: November 22 to 24.

Dinner – Download Dinner Details

This event includes coffee breaks and lunches, but dinner must be paid by those attending this congress.

  • This event is free, but with limited vacancies.
  • If you participate with an oral or a poster presentation, your registration is automatically done when the abstract is submitted.
  • If you would like to participe as general public, registration must be done by sending an email to cees2017uls@gmail.com indicating: Full name, institution and position (Researcher, Ph.D student, Undergrade student, others). 


Policies for participants
Detailed program

TimeSalón Elqui 1Salón Elqui 2Salón Elqui 3
15:00 -15:30Inauguration
15:30 -16:30Plenary 1 Dr. Dionysios Dinysiou
16:35-17:05CT 1WT 1
17:05-17:35CT 2WT 2
17:35-18:05CT 3WT 3
18:05-18:35Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break

TimeSalón Elqui 1Salón Elqui 2Patio Tololo
9:00-9:30CT 4WT 4
9:30-10:00WT 7WT 5
10:00-10:30WT 8WT 6
10:30-11:00MT 1PL 1
11:00-11:30Coffee BreakCoffee Break
11:30-12:00MT 2PL 2
12:00-12:30MT 3PL 3
12:30-13:00MT 4PL 4
14:30-15:30Plenary 2
Dr. Jean-Luc Delplancke.
15:30-16:30 Poster Session/ Coffee Break
16:30-17:00MT 5SM 1
17:00-17:30MT 6SM 2
17:30-18:00MT 7SM 3
18:00-18:30MT 8

TimeSalón Elqui 1Salón Elqui 2Salón Elqui 3
9:00-10:00Plenary 3 Dr. Jesús González
10:00-10:30Coffee Break
10:30-11:00EN 1SM 4
11:00-11:30EN 2SM 5
11:30-12:00EN 3EL 1
12:00-12:30EN 4EL 2
12:30-13:00EN 4EL 3
13:00-13:30Closing Ceremony
  • The event will take place in Hotel Club La Serena, Av del Mar 1000, La Serena, Región de Coquimbo.

Hotel Information

Suite Single: $79.000 CLP

Standard Single: $66.000 CLP

Suite Doble: $89.000 CLP

Standard Doble: $75.000 CLP

Additional bed: $25.000 CLP

Rate includes IVA and also includes buffet breakfast served in the restaurant between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m along with all the services paid and free.

Check-in time: from 15:00 p.m

Check-out time: until 12:00 a.m

Address: Av del Mar 900, La Serena, Región de Coquimbo
Phone Number: (51) 222 2381

Single: $49.000 CLP

Double: $57.000 CLP

Triple: $69.000 CLP

Quadruple: $79.000 CLP

Rate includes IVA and breakfast. 

For more information, please visit http://hotelmarensueno.cl/

Address: Av. Francisco de Aguirre 625, La Serena, Región de Coquimbo.

Phone Number: +56972458109

Rate: $10.000 CLP per person

Includes Kitchen, Parking Space.

Suite Doble Superior: 1 pax $59.200 CLP – 2 pax $71.200 CLP – 3 pax $86.908 CLP –  4 pax $102.616 CLP

Standard Doble: 1 pax $59.200 CLP – 2 pax $63.200

Rate includes IVA and also includes buffet breakfast served in the restaurant between 7:30 a.m and 10:30 a.m along with all the services paid and free.


2 pax per night: $34.900 CLP

3-4 pax per night: $44.000 CLP

5-6 pax per night: $60.000 CLP

Rate includes IVA but doesn’t includes  breakfast.

Check-in time: from 15:00 p.m

Check-out time: until 12:00 a.m

For more information, please visit http://www.serenasuite.cl/

Single Superior: $52.000 CLP

Standard Single: $48.000 CLP

Doble Superior: $59.000 CLP

Standard Doble: $55.000 CLP

Rate includes IVA and also includes buffet breakfast along with all the services paid and free.