LoCEL-H2 Advisory Board and Ethical Advisors
Dr Simon Edwards is the Global Director, Technology at Ricardo based out of their operations in Germany, responsible for the research and collaboration portfolio of the company around the world. He has 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry, working variously for an OEM, a Tier 1 supplier and an RTO. Simon is a Vice-Chairman of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council in Brussels, and a past chairman of the European Automotive Research Partners Association: he has held positions at the Institution for Mechanical Engineering in the UK, has been a visiting lecturer at and is a member of the technical advisory board for the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Prof Dan Gladwin is a Professor in Electrical and Control System Engineering, in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, within the University of Sheffield. He has particular expertise in energy storage and management, energy systems, battery management systems and power electronics. His team are international leading researchers on grid scale energy storage and he has successfully led notable projects such as the £3.8M 1MWh / 2MW lithium titanate facility at Willenhall and the €3M AdDHyStor Horizon 2020 project to install Europe’s largest hybrid flywheel battery energy storage system.
Dr. Pritpal Singh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Villanova University in the US. He has over 40 years’ experience in solar energy research, right from the cell level to the systems level. He also has over 20 years’ experience with battery characterization and modeling. Finally, he has also worked on microgrids-related work for off-grid systems in communities without access to electricity. Prof Singh teaches classes in electronics, renewable energy systems, electrochemical power sources and sustainable development.
Emilia D’Antuono, former professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Naples Federico II, conducts and coordinates research on ethical and bioethical issues, moral and political philosophy, focusing on reflections concerning the paradigms of otherness and diversity in modern culture. She established and currently coordinates the Permanent Seminar on Ethics, Bioethics, Citizenship, affiliated with the Association Ethics Bioethics Citizenship APS. She is a member of the Interuniversity Center for Bioethics Research (CIRB) and the Research Ethics and Bioethics Commission of CNR. Furthermore, she is the Coordinator of the Inter-University Ph.D. Program in Bioethics and of the Ph.D. School in Philosophical Sciences.
Alessia Maccaro is a Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK). Since 2016, she has conducted four field studies in Benin, where she carried out research using qualitative methodologies such as structured and semi-structured interviews, focus groups, workshops etc., exploring traditions related to the local culture and ethical issues. Since 2019, she has been the representative for the ethical aspects of the European project Gatekeeper on technologies for elderly health and authored the deliverable D6.5 ‘All Ethical Approval Package.’ From 2023, she is the Pilot Manager of the Odin project on hospital robotics, managing the ethical aspects (collection of approvals from pilots, support for amendment, data sharing agreement) of this project.