Advisory Board


Dr. Bernhard Hämmerli

Dr. Bernhard M. Hämmerli studied electrical engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where he received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1983 and 1988, respectively. He worked with IBM (developing communication systems) with Swissair (network strategies) and with UBS (communication and security projects) before he was elected as a professor at the Applied University Lucerne in 1992.

Dr. Hämmerli has taught micro processors, languages (Modula, C, C++) and software engineering. Today, he teaches communications and networks as well as information security. He created and managed a class in informatics (92-99), a privacy course (97-01), an executive master program in IT-Security (98-01) with an extensive hands-on lab, a regional Cisco Academy for CCNA degree (from 98) and CCNP (from 02) respectively. He is president of “FGSec The Information Security Society Switzerland” (, scientific consultant for “Stiftung Infosurance” ( and works as a expert in various commissions, especially for the building up of the Swiss Information Sharing centre MELANI. Furthermore he’s a member of the Swiss Informaticians Society (SI) and the IEEE Computer Society. He is editor of a German security and privacy journal and the European CIIP newsletter


Mr. Wang Sicheng

Mr. Wang Sicheng is a Senior Researcher at the Energy Research Institute. He has supervised the installation of several hundred micro-PV projects in Tibet including a PV project for the for Qinghai-Tibet railway. He has also worked on several joint energy projects with the World Bank’s Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and hybrid wind-PV projects in Chinese villages with the UNDP. He is the Vice Director of China Renewable Energy Industry Association (CREIA) and member of the Renewable Energy Specialist Committee of Energy Research Society. He has been honored by the Ministry of Energy, People’s Republic of China and holds two patents in China for the design of efficient charge controllers. He has an M.Sc. in Chemistry from Xiamen University.


Prof. Ryuichi Yokoyama

Professor Ryuichi Yokoyama received his B.S. (1968), M.S. (1970), and Ph.D. (1974) degrees in electrical engineering from Waseda University, in Tokyo, Japan. After working for the Mitsubishi Research Institute, from 1978 through 2006, he joined the Faculty of Technology of Tokyo Metropolitan University, and since 2007, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Environment and Energy Engineering at Waseda University, Japan. His fields of interest include planning, operation and optimization of large-sale environment and energy systems and applications of advanced mathematical approaches to energy systems and markets. Prof. Yokoyama is a Fellow of IEEE/USA, a senior member of the IEE/Japan and a member of the IID of Japan and CIGRE.

Prof. Yokoyama has been involved in various committees conducted by Japanese governmental organizations as a chairperson and a member. He successfully steered various committees and played a major role there. His experience is highly sought after by both government and private sector organizations in Japan. In 2009, he received the
Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan for his long-term contributions to the power and energy engineering fields.


Ms. Reba Paul

Ms. Reba Paul is a Civil Engineer who specializes in Environmental Engineering and has been working in the water, energy and environmental sector for over 15 years both in South Asia and Internationally. She started her career in 1995 under the supervision of Chief Engineer of LGED Late Engr. Mr. Quamrul Islam Siddique as an Assistant Engineer at the Small Scale Water Resources Development Sector Project within the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED). She later consulted for the Bangladesh Power Development Board. Subsequentally she worked as the Programme Director of SHUBASHATI (a National non-governmental organization) and under her leadership the NGO has implemented various renewable projects (Solar, biogas, improved cook stove) through IDCOL ( a Public owned private company), GTZ and Bangladesh Power Development Board. She is currently the Executive Secretary of the Bangladesh Water Partnership under the Stockholm-based Global Water Partnership. The BWP supports the Government of Bangladesh and other South Asian countries in implementing Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). She was also the Regional Programme Coordinator of Global Water Partnership-South Asia. She is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is presently the Team Leader of the Renewable Energy/Green Architecture Group formed under the SAWIE (South Asia Women in energy) initiative of the USAID/SARI Energy Programme.


Prof. Dr. Stefan Pickl

Professor Dr. Stean Pick is the Chair of Operations Research in the Department of Computer Science at Universität München in Munich, Germany.

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