Prof. Frede Blaabjerg,
Aalborg University, Denmark
(Fellow of IEEE)
Bioraphy: Frede Blaabjerg (Fellow, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in 1995. He was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, Associate Professor in 1996, and Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998 at Aalborg University. His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability engineering, power quality, and adjustable speed drives. Prof. Blaabjerg has received 18 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014 as well as the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics from 2006 to 2012. He was nominated by Thomson Reuters as one of the 250 most cited researchers in engineering in the world in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2017, he became Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Politehnica, Timisoara, Romania.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER I
Prof. Hossam A. Gabbar
Ontario Tech University, Canada
(Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE NPSS)
Speech Title: Resilient Nuclear-Renewable Hybrid Energy Systems
Bioraphy: Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, at Ontario Tech University (UOIT), where he has established the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL), Smart Energy Systems Lab, and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is recognized among the top 2% of worldwide scientists with high citation in the area of energy. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, energy safety and control systems, and waste to energy using advanced plasma technologies. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1988 with first class of honor from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan). From 2001 till 2004, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), as a research associate. From 2004 till 2008, he joined Okayama University (Japan) as an Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He also worked as process control, safety, and automation specialist in energy and oil & gas industries. Dr. Gabbar has more than 230 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER II
Prof. Pierluigi Siano
University of Salerno, Italy
Google Scholar with h-index of 69
Bioraphy: Pierluigi Siano (M’09, SM’14) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively. He is a Professor and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno. Since 2021 he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg. His research activities are centered on demand response, energy management, the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids, electricity markets, and planning and management of power systems. In these research fields, he has co-authored more than 370 articles published in international journals that received in Scopus more than 20331 citations with an H-index equal to 69. In 2019, 2020, and 2021 he has been awarded as Highly cited Researcher in Engineering by Web of Science Group. He has been the Chair of the IES TC on Smart Grids. He is Editor for the Power & Energy Society Section of IEEE Access, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, IEEE SYSTEMS.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER III
Prof. Zhe Chen
Leader of Wind Power Research Program
Aalborg University, Denmark
(Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of IET)
Bioraphy: Zhe Chen received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeast China Institute of Electric Power Engineering, China, in 1982, 1986 respectively, the Ph.D. degree in Power and Control, from University of Durham, England, in 1997. Dr Chen has been a Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark since 2002. He is the Danish Principle Investigator for Wind Energy of Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC). The leader of Wind Power System Research program at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. Professor Chen’s main current research interests are wind energy and modern energy systems. He has led and participated many international and national research projects. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET (London, U.K.) and a Chartered Engineer in the U.K.
INVITED SPEAKER I
Prof. Reiner Johannes Schütt
West Coast University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Bioraphy: Prof. Dr. Reiner Johannes Schütt is the coordinator of focus area “automation of sustainable energy systems” in the “Competence Centre Renewable Energies and Climate Protection Schleswig-Holstein” and member of the “Institute for the Transformation of Energy Systems”. Prof. Schütt received the Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universtity of Hannover in 1987. Prof. Schütt started his professional career as an R&D engineer in the department of power electronics at the University of Hannover and worked for several years as a technical director at ENERCON Nord Electronic GmbH. In 1998 he joined the West Coast University of Applied Scienes in Schleswig-Holstein as a Professor for Electrical Drives and Control with focus on applications in decentralized sustainable energy systems. He published numerous technical journals and conference proceedings especially in the field of control and automation of decentralized electrical generators. In 2010 he published the “Innovation Study Pellworm”, where he described how to build up a smart grid on a German island. Prof. Schütt is co-author of the book “Understanding Wind Power Technology”, 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
INVITED SPEAKER II
Prof. Mohan Lal Kolhe
University of Agder, Norway
Bioraphy: Prof. Dr. Mohan Lal Kolhe is a full professor in smart grid and renewable energy at the Faculty of Engineering and Science of the University of Agder (Norway). He is a leading renewable energy technologist with three decades of academic experience at the international level and previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities, e.g., University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc. In addition, he was a member of the Government of South Australia’s first Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. Professor Kolhe is an expert evaluator of many prestigious international research councils (e.g., European Commission: Erasmus+ Higher Education – International Capacity Building, Royal Society London (UK), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC UK), Cyprus Research Foundation, etc.). In addition, many international organizations have invited him to deliver keynote addresses, expert lectures, workshops, etc. He has also been a member of many academic promotional committees. Professor Kolhe has successfully won competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g., Norwegian Research Council, EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. His research works in energy systems have been recognized within the top 2% of scientists globally by Stanford University’s 2020, 2021 matrices. He is an internationally recognized pioneer in his field, whose top 10 published works have an average of over 175 citations each.
INVITED SPEAKER III
Prof. Yang Han
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China
Bioraphy: Yang Han (S’08-M’10-SM’17) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China, in 2010. In 2010, he joined the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, where he has been an Associate Professor in 2013, and Full professor in 2021. From March 2014 to March 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. He is currently with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, UESTC. His research interests include the ac/dc microgrids, active distribution networks, power quality, grid-connected converters for renewable energy systems, active power ﬁlters, multilevel converters, and static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs).
Dr. Han has received several national and provincial projects, and more than 20 industrial projects in the area of power electronics, smart grid, microgrid, and power quality analysis and compensation. He holds more than 30 issued and pending patents. Dr. Han was listed as “World Top 2% Scientist 2020” by Stanford University in 2020, and the recipient of the Young Scientist Award in CPESE 2021, the Provincial Science and Technology Award in 2020, Science and Technology Award from Sichuan Electric Power Company in 2019, Academic Talent Award by UESTC, in 2017, Baekhyun Award by the Korean Institute of Power Electronics, in 2016. He has published a book “Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters for Microgrid Applications”, ISBN: 978-3-030-74512-7, Springer. He served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Power Electronics (2019.01-2020.12) and IEEE ACCESS.
INVITED SPEAKER IV
Assoc. Prof. Hêmin Golpîra
University of Kurdistan
Bioraphy: Hêmin Golpîra received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 2007, 2009, and 2015, respectively, all with honors. During 2014 and 2015 Hêmin was with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wisconsin Energy Institute, USA, as associate research fellow. In 2016, Hêmin joined the University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran, as assistant professor where he is currently associate professor. During 2019 and 2021 Hêmin was visiting professor with Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. Hêmin did five national industrial projects and received four national and international awards. He published more than 40 technical journals and conference proceedings especially in the field of low inertia power system stability and control. He is the author of the book “Renewable Integrated Power System Stability and Control” 2021, Wiley-IEEE. Hêmin research interests include low inertia power system stability and control, power system modeling and simulation, and wide area monitoring and control. For more details visit: https://eng.uok.ac.ir/h.golpira/
INVITED SPEAKER V
Assoc. Prof. Qobad Shafiee
University of Kurdistan
Bioraphy: Qobad Shafiee received PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University (Denmark) in 2014. He is currently an Associate Professor, Director of International Affairs, and Co-Leader of the Smart/Micro Grids Research Center at the University of Kurdistan (Sanandaj, Iran), where he was a lecturer from 2007 to 2011. In 2014, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Electrical Engineering Department, the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University in 2015. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and Guest Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. His current research interests include dynamic modeling, design, control of power electronics-based systems and microgrids, and model predictive and optimal control of modern power systems.
INVITED SPEAKER VI
Dr. Christian A. Hans
Control Systems Group, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Speech Title: Control methods for future power networks
Bioraphy: Christian A. Hans is a postdoctoral researcher with the Control Systems Group, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Technische Universität (TU) Berlin, Germany. He received a PhD degree (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) from TU Berlin in 2021 and a Diploma from RWTH Aachen University in 2011. During his doctoral studies, he was a visiting scholar with the Dynamical Systems, Control, and Optimization Research unit at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. Before joining TU Berlin, he worked from 2011 to 2015 as an engineering expert at Younicos AG, Berlin, Germany, developing control algorithms for low-inertia microgrids. He is a member of IEEE as well as the Energy System Transition Network. His research focuses on the application of control and optimization methods to power systems with very high share of renewable energy sources. Here, he is especially interested in model 2 c. a. hans predictive operation control and time-series forecasting as well as distributed and decentralized control.