IVIS2023 will be held at College of Engineering (CEG), Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during 6th– 7th November 2023.
IVIS2023 will be held at College of Engineering (CEG), Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during 6th– 7th November 2023.
IVIS2023 will be held at College of Engineering (CEG), Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during 6th– 7th November 2023.
IVIS2023 will be held at College of Engineering (CEG), Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India during 6th– 7th November 2023.

Dr. Roland Caps, Co-founder, va-Q-tec AG
Dr. Roland Caps completed his diploma (1982) and doctoral research (1985) in Physics from University of Würzburg, Germany. The topic of his thesis was thermal radiation in evacuated thermal insulation. He held research positions at University of Würzburg (1988) and at the research institute Hohenstein on heat and moisture transfer in clothing (1992) after which he was appointed the head of department “Thermal Insulation and Heat Transfer” of the Bavarian Institute of Applied Energy Research in Würzburg (1992 – 2001). Dr. Caps co-founded va-Q-tec AG in Würzburg in 2001 where he served as the Chief Research Officer until 2017.
Sebastian Baars, PRESIDENT-VIPA
Sebastian Baars is the President of Vacuum Insulation Panel Association (VIPA) since 2020 and CEO of Vaku-Isotherm since more than 6 years. Prior to his role at VakuIsotherm he worked for several medical device manufacturers where he managed the Industrial Engineering and Maintenance teams. Sebastian graduated at the Technical University in Munich with a Masters of Science degree.
Prof. Zhaofeng Chen, Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Prof. Chen has been engaged in the research of super insulation materials and technologies. He has actively promoted the application of vacuum insulation panel in the fields of cold chain and building insulation and energy saving, and achieved fruitful teaching and scientific research achievements. He has undertaken more than 20 projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, international science and technology Cooperation projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology and provincial and provincial projects, and has trained more than 20 doctoral students, more than 80 master students and 6 bachelor students. He has published more than 300 papers, more than 200 authorized patents, published two books including《VIP 150 questions & answers in building》(2012) and 《VIP 300 questions & answers》(2022), compiled 《VIP national standards》, and won 6 provincial and ministerial science and technology progress awards in China.
André Desjarlais

André Desjarlais, Program Manager, ORNL

André Desjarlais is the Program Manager for the Building Envelope and Materials Research Program at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the USA.  He has been involved in building envelope and materials research for almost 50 years, first as a consultant and, for the last 32 years, at ORNL.  Areas of expertise include building envelope and material energy efficiency, moisture control, and durability.  Desjarlais has been a Member of ASTM since 1987 and serves on Committees C16 on Thermal Insulation, D08 on Roofing, and E60 on Sustainability.  He is the past Chairman of ASTM Committee C16 and was awarded the title of Fellow in 2011.  He has been a member of ASHRAE since 1991 and serves on Technical Committees TC 4.4 on Thermal Insulation and Building Systems, TC 1.8 on Mechanical Insulation Systems, and TC 1.12 on Moisture Control in Buildings, and is past Chairman of TC 4.4.  André is also a founding director of the RCI Foundation.


Vinay W. Chalniwale

Vinay W. Chalniwale, Sr. Manager, Whirlpool Of India Ltd.

Materials Technology Leader INDIA

Vinay Chalniwale, a chemical engineer, has been working with Whirlpool Corporation for more than two decades, in the field of materials technology. He is currently responsible for overseeing the selection and performance of materials used in the production of the company’s products. He ensures that all materials and processing technology meet regulatory compliance and quality and sustainability standards. His expertise lies in the areas of Polyurethane foaming and Polymers. He has earned his Masters in Industrial Material Science and Chemistry from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India.

Antonio J. Aldykiewicz Jr, Senior R&D staff, ORNL

Antonio J. Aldykiewicz, Jr is a Senior R&D Staff Member with the Building Envelope Materials Research Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the USA.  He has a background in materials science and engineering with over 20 years of industrial experience working on the development and deployment of materials & systems for residential and commercial construction in the space of cement and concrete technologies, below-grade waterproofing, air and vapor barrier products, insulation, and fire protection materials and holds several patents in these fields.  His current research is focused on the development of materials and systems to improve energy performance, durability, fire performance, and sustainability of the building enclosure in new and existing construction. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from Babson College.  He is a LEED B+C accredited professional and active member of American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE); American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM); American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Electrochemical Society (ECS).