Daniel Rolph Schneider





Personal:

Name: Daniel Rolph Schneider
Title: prof.dr.sc.
Address: Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
University of Zagreb, Luciceva 5, HR-10000 Zagreb
Phone: +385 1 6168157
Fax: +385 1 6156940
E-mail: daniel (dot) schneider (at) fsb (dot) hr
Mailing address: FSB, Luciceva 5, HR-10000 Zagreb
Born: 28. October 1967, Zagreb, Republic of Croatia
Marital Status: cohabitation




Current position:

since 2010. Associate Professor at the Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb





Previous positions:

2007.-2009. Assistant Minister (Director of DG Environmental Management) at the Ministry of environmental protection, physical planning and construction (MZOPUG)
2003.-2010. Assistant Professor at the Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FSB), University of Zagreb
2004.-2007. Head of the Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency Programs and Projects Department in the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Republic of Croatia (FZOEU)
2002.-2003. Senior assistant at the Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
1997.-1998. Research (MPhil/PhD) Student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Strength of Material Section, Imperial College, University of London, UK
1993.-2002. Research assistant at the Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
1995.-1997. Setting up and moderating Powerlab; research and education computer laboratory of the Power Engineering Department





Projects:

  Project Manager:
- Financing Renewable Energy Sources, Energy efficiency and Sustainable Buildings projects (National competitive bidding), FZOEU - Financing Energy Audits in Industrial and Service Sectors and Renewable Energy Sources and Energy efficiency Demonstration Activities, FZOEU & MINGORP
   
  Task 1 Project Coordinator:
- Advanced Decentralised Energy Generation Systems in Western Balkans (ADEG), SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME - FP6 (EU)
   
  Senior Expert Advisor:
- Development of FIRETM Code, AVL (Austria)
   
  Co-worker:
- Optimizing introduction of new technologies into regional energy system (Croatia, National Scientific Research Project)
   
  - Technical, technological and ecological requirements on burners reconstruction – possibility of simultaneous dual fuel combustion, CTT, HEP (Croatia)
   
  - Implementation of a New Oil Combustion Model into the FIRETM Code, AVL (Austria)
   
  - Environmental Guidelines for the Region of Western Balkans (WEB-ENV)“, FP6 program (EU)
   
  - LIFE Third Countries: Sustainable Development of Croatian capacity in CHP (Cogeneration) sector (EU)
   
  - Advanced Control Technologies in Thermal Power Plants (Croatia, National Scientific Research Project)
   
  - Heat and Mass Transfer in Thermal Power Plants (Croatia, National Scientific Research Project)
   
  - Collaboration with Croatian National Electricity Company on project of Power Plant “Jertovac” (Croatia)
   
  - Development of Fast Steam Production Generator LN-400, “Ventilator” (Croatia)





Education:

1998.-2001. Doctoral study (PhD), Power Engineering Department, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
1997.-1998. Postgraduate study of Mechanics of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London, UK
1993.-1997. Postgraduate study of Power Engineering, University of Zagreb, M.Phil. (Ms)
1987.-1993. Undergraduate study of Mechanical Engineering, University of Zagreb, 5 years program, B.Sc. (MEng equivalent)
1982.-1986. Electronics Secondary School, Zagreb



Lecturing:

since 2007. Undergraduate study of Mechanical Engineering (FSB), courses: Distributed Energy Generation, Modelling of Combustion and Radiation, Boilers, Semester’s work I
since 2008. High school for security at work (VSS Zagreb): Energy Systems
since 2006. Doctoral study of Mechanical Engineering (FSB), course: Development of modern thermal power plants
2004.-2005. Sustainable Energy Engineering – International Master of Science Programme (FSB & KTH Stockholm, Sweden), courses: Introduction to Energy Technology, Sustainable Power Generation, Applied Heat and Power Technology
2003.-2005. Expert study of Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (FER & Institute for Energy Technology)
2004.

Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Small and Medium Enterprises in Croatia, FER (REC & Ministry of environmental protection of Republic of Italy)

since 1998.

Steam and Gas Generators(FSB)
Thermal Power Plant Technology (FSB)
Boilers (FSB)






Research:

Field of work: energy conversion technologies, renewable energy systems, environmental protection and climate change (greenhouse gas emissions), waste management and waste-to-energy technologies, numerical simulations (CFD in the field of combustion, energy transfer, specially radiation, and SOx and NOx pollutant modeling), etc.





Past experience:

- Member of the expert committee for the review of the National energy strategy of the Republic of Croatia as well as the member of the Project Council for that Strategy.
  - Member of the working group for the revision of the National strategy for Protection of Landscape- and Bio-Diversity of the Republic of Croatia.
  - Member of the extended working group for the EU-Croatia negotiations for the chapter “Energy” and also participated in the work of working group for the EU-Croatia’ negotiations for the chapter “Environment”.





Memberships:

since 2008. member of the board of the Croatian section of the international Combustion Institute (http://www.hsii.hr)
since 2009. member of the scientific council of the international Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy Water and Environment Systems (http://www.sdewes.fsb.hr/index.php)
since 2009. president of the of the supervisory board of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre)




Student projects:

Graduate thesis: Steam generator furnace calculation (1993.)
Master thesis: Thermal radiation heat transfer modelling in a furnace by Monte Carlo method (1997.)
Doctoral thesis: Investigation of the SO3 formation and reduction in the heavy-oil fired furnace (2002.)





Traineeships & Scholarships:

2004. Study visit to KTH and Renewable Energy Facilities in Northern Sweden, FSB & KTH Stockholm, Sweden
2004. Energy Efficiency and Conservation course, KEMCO, KOICA, Seoul, S. Korea
1997./98. postgraduate, Imperial College, London, UK (EU scholarship)





Workshops & courses:

2009. International Conference on Sustainable Hydropower, WWF, International Hydropower Association, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2007. Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption and Environmental Costing, NATO Advanced Research Program "Security through Science", Naples, Italy, “Sustainable Environmental Management in Croatia – Waste and Climate Change” (invited presentation)
2007. 16th International Conference: Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions, World Information Transfer, UN Headquarters, New York, USA, “Climate Change – Health Impact, with reference to Croatia“ (invited presentation)
2007. „Climate and Energy Security – towards a Low Carbon Economy“. high level conference, Wilton Park, UK, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and Foreign Office, UK
2004. Business Accountancy, (Study of Management, FER, Zagreb)
2004. Trends in Numerical and Physical Modelling of Turbulent Processes in Gas Turbine Combustors (and Automotive Engines), Heidelberg, Germany
2003. FIRE/SWIFT, AVL LIST Gmbh Users Meeting, Graz, Austria
2002. FLUENT, Fluent Users Meeting, Zagreb, Croatia
1995. NISA, Training seminar for Ekonerg, NISA, Zagreb, Croatia
  C/C++ course, Zagreb, Croatia





Computer skills:

computers: PC, Work stations
applications: FLUENT, GATECYCLE, AutoCAD, MathCAD
programming: C, FORTRAN, BASIC




Languages:

English fluent, written and spoken
Italian good, written and spoken
German communication level




Miscellaneous:

Hobbies: mountaineering




Published Papers:

36 titles  
   
since 2010. Guest Editor of the special issue of the journal Thermal Science dedicated to the 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems




Relevant References:


  1. Schneider, D.R. et al, Mapping the potential for Decentralised Energy Generation based on RES in Western Balkans. // Thermal Science. 11 (3), 7-26, (2007),
  2. Schneider, D.R., Duić, N., Bogdan, Ž., Mapping the potential for Decentralized Energy Generation based on Renewable Energy Sources in the Republic of Croatia, Energy 32, (9) 1731-1744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2006.12.003, (2007),
  3. Schneider, D.R., Bogdan, Ž., Effect of heavy fuel oil/natural gas co-combustion on pollutant generation in retrofitted power plant, Applied Thermal Engineering 27 (11-12) 1944-1950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2006.12.017, (2007),
  4. Schneider, D.R., Duić, N., Bogdan, Ž., Sustainable Management of CHP by Internalisation of Emission Cost, SEM 2003 – 1st International Symposium on Environmental Management, Zagreb, (2003),
  5. Schneider, D.R., Bogdan, Ž., Modelling of SO3 formation in the flame of a heavy-oil fired furnace, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly 17 (3) 175-181, Zagreb (2003),
  6. Schneider, D.R., Bogdan, Ž., Analysis of a sustainable system for energy recovery from municipal waste in Croatia, CD Proceedings of the 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems / Guzović, Zvonimir, Duić, Neven, Ban, Marko (ur.) – Zagreb, 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, (2009),
  7. Schneider, D.R., Bogdan, Ž., Kirac, M., Postrojenje za energetsku oporabu komunalnog otpada: tehno-ekonomska analiza // X. Međunarodni simpozij - Gospodarenje otpadom Zagreb 2008. / Milanović, Zlatko (ur.), Zagreb : GOSPODARSTVO I OKOLIŠ, str. 635-658, 2008,
  8. Schneider, D.R., Sustainable Environmental Management in Croatia – Waste and Climate Change, Proceedings of the Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption and Environmental Costing, NATO Advanced Research Program "Security through Science", Napulj, Italija, 2007., Sustainable Energy Production and Consumption: Benefits, Strategies and Environmental Costing / Barbir, Frano, Ulgiati, Sergio (ur.). - Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media B.V., 2008
  9. Duić, N., Schneider, D.R., Raguzin, I., Krajačić, G., Lončar, D., Bogdan, Ž., Renewable energy policy in Croatia // CD Proceedings of 9th IAEE European Energy Conference, Florence, Italy, 2007.
  10. Schneider, D.R., Bogdan, Ž., Dual Fuel Combustion as a Way of Increasing Sustainability of Power Production, 3rd International Conference on New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development, Evora, Portugal (2004)
  11. Schneider, D.R., Financing projects related to environmental protection and energy efficiency, Proceedings of the 3rd Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems / Guzović, Zvonimir (ur.). – Zagreb, 3rd< Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2005)
  12. Schneider, D.R., Climate Change – Health Impact, with reference to Croatia, World Information Transfer, 16th International Conference: Health and Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions, UN Headquarters, New York, USA (2007)