Keynote Speakers


Prof. Mohamed BENBOUZID
University of Brest, France

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow

Mohamed Benbouzid received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1990, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” Amiens, France, in 2000.
After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the Professional Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is a Full Professor of electrical engineering. Prof. Benbouzid is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert at the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines.
Prof. Benbouzid is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the IET. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a Subject Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation.




Prof. Huai Wang
Aalborg University, Denmark

Chair of IEEE IAS/IES/PELS Chapter in Denmark (2018-2020)

Huai Wang is currently a Professor at the Department of Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he leads the Reliability of Power Electronic Converters (ReliaPEC) group. He is also the Head of Mission on Digital Transformation and AI, with 13 affiliated research groups, to enable the next leap in transforming energy systems by bridging the multi-disciplinary research and innovation in energy, digitalization, and AI. His research addresses the fundamental challenges and application issues in efficient, reliable, and cognitive power electronic converters functioning as energy processors for our electrified and digitalized world. He collaborates widely with industry companies across the value chain, from power electronic materials and components to systems. He has contributed a few original concepts and methods to power electronics reliability and passive components and received six paper awards from IEEE and IET. In addition, he has given more than 100 invited talks in universities, companies, and conferences. He is the co-founder of Nordic Passive ApS.
Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree from the City University of Hong Kong in 2012 and a B. E. degree from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2007. He was a short-term visiting scientist with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013 and ETH Zurich in 2014. He was with the ABB Corporate Research Center, Switzerland, in 2009. He received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2016 for his contribution to the reliability of power electronic converter systems. He was as the Chair of IEEE IAS/IES/PELS Chapter in Denmark during 2018-2020 and serves the editorial board of four journals from IEEE, Springer Nature, and Elsevier.


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2022 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Bikash Pal
Imperial College London, UK

IEEE Fellow
Vice President of Publication, Power and Energy Society (PES)

Bikash Pal is Professor of Power Systems at Imperial College London. He is research active in power system stability, control and computation. His research is sponsored by EPSRC, National Grid, GE, ABB, UK Power Networks. He is currently leading a six-university UK-China research consortium (2020-2023) in Sustainable Energy Networks. In the past he led an eight-university UK-India research consortium (2013-2017) on Smart Grid and Storage and a six-university UK-China research consortium (2014-2017) in Smart Grid and Control . His research group has received 2016 President Award for Outstanding Research. He is consultant to United Nations, GE, ALSTOM, National Grid, UK Power Networks . He has graduated 20 PhDs and published about 120 technical papers in IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He has co-authored four books and two award winning IEEE Task Force/Working Group reports.
As Vice President of Publication, Power and Energy Society (PES), of IEEE he sets and delivers plan to sustain the growth in quality, impact and annual revenue (currently about $5M) and also offers leadership as Governing Board member for the growth of the society. As IEEE Periodical committee member he was part of team that approves new periodicals and reviews the performance of the current periodicals. He chaired an IEEE Working Group in state estimation for power distribution applications. Since 2008 , as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer he has been offering special lectures and tutorials in power system control and computation . He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He is Series Editor of Elesevier series on Sustainable Energies and Fellow of IEEE for his contribution to power system stability and control. He was Otto Monstead Internatonal Professor at Denmark Technical University (DTU) in 2019, and Mercator Professor at University of Duisburg-Essen in 2011 invited respectively by the Ottomonstead Foundation and German Research Foundation (DFG). He holds a Visiting Professorship at Tsinghua University, China.


Prof. Hongqi Sun
Edith Cowan University, Australia

Google Scholar Citations: 22020, h-index: 86

Professor Hongqi Sun is from School of Engineering, Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia. He is the Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Chair of ECU Research Professoriate. He joined ECU in March 2016 as an Associate Professor with the Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellowship. He was promoted to a full professor at ECU in November 2017. Before that, he was the Research Fellow, Curtin ECR Fellow, and Senior Research Fellow between 2009 and 2016 at Curtin University. His research interests include novel catalysis (photocatalysis, photo-thermal catalysis, photo-electro-chemical catalysis, and membrane catalysis) and advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) toward solar-to-chemical conversion and environmental remediation. He is on the lists of 2019 & 2020 Highly Cited Researchers (Web of Science Group), and one of Top 40 Australian Research Superstars (The Australian, 2020). He serves as the Associate Editor of RSC Advances, and Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Nanotechnology. To date, he has published over 250 refereed journal papers (35 Highly Cited papers) and received over 22,020 citations and a h-index of 86 ( November 2021 Google Scholar).






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