Keynote Speakers



Prof. Om P. Malik, University of Calgary, Canada

  • IEEE Life Fellow & IET Fellow
  • Past Director of IEEE Region 7
  • President of IEEE Canada (2010-2011)
  • President of Engineering Institute of Canada (2014-2016)
  • Biography:  Professor Om P. Malik has done pioneering work in the development of controllers for application in electric power systems and wind power generation over the past 45 years. After extensive testing, the adaptive controllers developed by his group are now employed on large generating units. His other interests include digital protection, control of renewable power generation and micro-grids, and AI applications in power system control. He has published over 700 papers including over 360 papers in international Journals and is the coauthor of two books. Professor Malik graduated in 1952 from Delhi Polytechnic. After working for nine years in electric utilities in India, he obtained a Master’s Degree from Roorkee University in 1962, a Ph.D. from London University and a DIC from the Imperial College, London in 1965. He was teaching and doing research in Canada from 1966 to 1997 and continues to do research as Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary. Over 100, including 45 Ph.D., students have graduated under his supervision. Professor Malik is a Life Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of IET, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, Engineers Canada and World Innovation Foundation. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, and has received many awards. He was Director, IEEE Region 7 and President, IEEE Canada during 2010-11 and President, Engineering Institute of Canada, 2014-2016.


    Prof. Gianfranco Chicco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

  • IEEE Fellow
  • Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks
  • Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy
  • Biography:  Gianfranco Chicco holds a Ph.D. in Electrotechnics Engineering and is a Full Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universities Politehnica of Bucharest and Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
    He is the Scientific Responsible of the research group on Power and Energy Systems at POLITO, and the Responsible of the Torino unit of the Italian Consortium ENSIEL.
    He is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks, a Subject Editor of Energy, and an Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies (MDPI).
    He was the Conference Chair of WESC 2006, IEEE ISGT Europe 2017, and UPEC 2020. Within POLITO, he participated in the European projects FP7 DIGENAS, FP7 SiNGULAR, H2020 FLEXMETER, H2020 PLANET, H2020 STORE&GO, and Erasmus+ EU-MONG. Within ENSIEL, he was the Scientific Coordinator for the European project H2020 MIGRATE, and participated in the European projects FP7 eHighway2050 and H2020 OSMOSE.
    His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Multi-Energy Systems, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power and Energy Systems, Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation, and Power Quality.
    His International scientific production includes one book, five book chapters, over 100 journal publications, and over 150 publications in conference proceedings.


    Prof. Siew Hwa Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore
  • Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology
  • Biography:  Professor Chan leads hydrogen and fuel cell research in NTU. He is currently the Co-Director of Energy Research Institute @ NTU and the Senior Vice President of China-Singapore International Joint Research Institute in Guangzhou Knowledge City, China.
    Prof Chan obtained his PhD from Imperial College London and is a Professor in the School of MAE and President’s Chair in Energy. He is a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore and a Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. He has served as a non-executive director of Maz Energy since 2014 and spun out Xin Xiang (Guangzhou) Hydrogen Technologies in 2018. He also serves as a Technology and Technical Advisor to Sydrogen Energy, a local fuel cell company.
    His research has gained him several recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Medal from UK IMechE in 2000, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007, “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014, Nanyang Award (Research Excellence) in 2014, Nanyang Award (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) in 2017, “Star of Innovation Talent” in 2018 from Guangzhou Government. He is the recipient of two National Day Awards in 2017 and 2018. He is the editorial board member of Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Technologies, Energy Conversion and Management and International Journal of Energy Research.
    Prof Chan has been teaching Thermodynamics course since 1991 and awarded “Teacher-of-the-Year” in 2000. Prof Chan has published 279 refereed journal papers with a total citation count of ~15,000 and h-index of 62. Prof. Chan is an ardent hydrogen economy advocate for over 20 years and he was the organizer / conference chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) held in Singapore in 2005.


    Prof. C.Y. (Tony) Chung, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  • IEEE Fellow & IET Fellow
  • IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer
  • Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section
  • Editor of IEEE Transactions of Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and IEEE Power Engineering Letters
  • Biography:  Dr. C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and the Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board.
    Dr. Chung received the B.Eng degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters, and over 120 international journal papers, but has also resulted in successful transference of two new commerical software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package "Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)" developed by him is now being used by over 80 power companies and nearly 90 universities worldwide.
    Dr. Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) of IEEE PES Governing Board, the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He was the General Chair of IEEE EPEC2017 and IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM 2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM 2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.
    Dr. Chung is currently an Editor of IEEE Transactions of Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and an Associate Editor of IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy.





    Invited Speakers


    Prof. Nídia Caetano, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal

    Biography:  Nídia Caetano is Coordinator Professor at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (P.Porto), where she is the sub-director of the MSc in Sustainable Energies (Mechanical Engineering Department). She was the director of the MSc in Sustainable Energies (March 2013-June 2018). She graduated and received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from FEUP, 1987 and 1996, respectively. For over 25 years, she has been actively involved in the research in renewable and sustainable fuels, biomass and biowaste valorization, bioslogical wastewater treatment, within a biorefinery approach and aiming at sustainable development. Additionally, from 2010, she has also been involved in research related to life cycle assessment of energy, biomass and biofuel processes/systems. Presently she is involved in microalgae biorefinery projects, including the whole value chain LCA. All her research activities have been linked to Higher Education in Chemical Engineering and/or Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems.
    She is subject editor for Biomass section of Renewable Energy journal (from March 2020), member of the Editorial Board of Green Technology, Resilience, and Sustainability (Springer), from August 2021, Member of Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Sustainable Energy Systems and Policies (specialty section of Frontiers in Energy Research), from August 2021.She is also Editorial Board Member of Revista de Ciencias Tecnológicas (RECIT, Journal of Technological Sciences) (Autonomous University of Baja California) from 2021 and The Open Microalgae Biotechnology Journal (from November 2019 to 2021). Her Research areas include Biofuels, Biomass, Biorefineries, LCA, Microalgae, Waste-to-Energy, Waste Valorization, Catalysis, Education on Sustainable Development, and Engineering Challenges Towards Sustainable Development.


    Prof. Masayuki Morimoto, Tokai University, Japan

    Biography: Masayuki Morimoto was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. He received his BSc, MSc and PhD degree all in electrical engineering from Keio University, Japan in 1975, 1977 and 1990 respectively. He worked at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. from 1977 to 2005. From 2005 to 2018, he was a Professor at the Department of electrical and electronics engineering, Tokai University. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and its applications, electric machines and drives, and vehicle application. He is a Fellow of IEEJ, member of IEEE and several academic societies. He is the single author of 10 technical books in Japanese and the coauthor/editor of more than 10 technical books in Japanese.


    Prof. Hazlie Mokhlis, University of Malaya, Malaysia

    Biography: Hazlie Mokhlis received the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng. (Hons)) degree and Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng.Sc) in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He received PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He held several important positions; Deputy Dean Research (2013-2014), Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies (2014-2015, 2017-2018), Deputy Dean Undergraduate Studies (2018-2019, 2021-2023) and Head of Department (2015-2017) at the Faculty of Engineering. Dr Hazlie is actively involved in research as a principal investigator with a total amount of research grant worth more than RM 2.5 million. He is the author and co-author of more than 300 publications in international journals and proceedings in the area of Power Systems and Energy. Up to now, he had successfully supervised 32 PhD, 10 Master (by research) and 56 Master (Mix-mode and Course Work) candidates. He is also active as reviewer for many reputable journals and several international conferences in the area of power and energy system. His outstanding research had been recognized by Stanford University in 2020 as one of the top 2% scientists in the world and in 2021 he was awarded Top Research Scientist Malaysia by Academic Science Malaysia. Besides research, he is also active in the development of Malaysian Standard as a member of Working Group in Development of Malaysian's Power System Analysis and Studies (WG6) and Expert Representative in IEC for project TC 8/PT 62786. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is also an external examiner/assessor for many local universities for the Electrical Engineering programme. Currently, He is chairman of IEEE Power Energy Society, Malaysia Chapter session 2020-2021 and Associate Editor for IEEE Access journal. His research is focusing on improving the efficiency and resiliency of power system operation.

    Prof. David A Stone, University of Sheffield, UK

    Biography:  David A. Stone received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K., in 1984, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, U.K., in 1989. He joined the Electrical Machines and Drives Group, The University of Sheffield, where he is currently a Professor of electrical engineering. His research interests include battery management, energy storage and conversion, and energy utilization and power electronic applications, including dc–dc and motor drive systems.


    Prof. Weerakorn Ongsakul, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

    Biography:  Weerakorn Ongsakul received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. He is currently a Professor with the Energy FoS, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, specialized in the power system operation and control, computer applications to power systems, parallel processing applications, artificial intelligence applications to power systems, power system restructuring and deregulation, and smart grid and micro grid.


    Prof. Tek-Tjing Lie, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Biography:  Professor Tek Tjing Lie is the Deputy Head of School at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences. He received his BS degree from the Oklahoma State University, MS and PhD degrees from Michigan State University. He has previously held academic positions in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University. His research interests are in the fields of Power System Operation and Control, Deregulated Electrical Power Markets, AI Application to Power Systems, Renewable Energy and Smart Grids.


    Assoc. Prof. Yan Xu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

    Biography:  Yan Xu (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, in 2013. He conducted postdoctoral research with the University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellowship, and then joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU) with The Nanyang Assistant Professorship. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and the Cluster Director with Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). His research interests include power system stability and control, microgrid, and data-analytics for smart grid applications. Dr. Xu is the Editor of the IEEE Transactions (TSG and TPWRS), IET Journals (GTD and ECE), and China's Power Engineering International Journals (CSEE JPES and MPCE). He is also the Chairman for IEEE Power & Energy Society Singapore Chapter.


    Assoc. Prof. Farhad Shahnia, Murdoch University, Australia

    Biography:  Farhad Shahnia (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor with Murdoch University, Perth, WA, Australia. He has authored or coauthored more than 100 articles in the area of application and control of power electronic converters in distribution systems and microgrids. He currently holds the position of the IEEE Western Australia Section Chair.


    Dr. Guangya Yang,Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

    Biography:  Guangya Yang (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical power systems from The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, in 2008. He is currently a Senior Power System Engineer with Ørsted and a Senior Scientist with Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark. Since joining DTU, he has been acting as the principal investigator and a coordinator for several large research and development projects across academic and industrial sectors both at DK and EU level. His current research interests include power system stability and control with respect to the integration of offshore wind. He is an Editorial Board Member of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, IEEE Access, and Journal of Modern Power System and Clean Energy.


    Assoc. Prof. Haoran Ji, Tianjin University, China

    Biography:  Dr. Haoran Ji is an Associate Professor with School of Electrical and Information Engineering at Tianjin University, China. He was supported by China National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents in 2019. He was a visiting scholar at Mälardalen University, Sweden. His major research interests include optimal operation of active distribution networks and distributed renewable energy resources. He has published more than 30 journal and conference articles and has been granted 15 patents of China. Three articles are ranked “Highly Cited Paper” by Essential Science Indicators. One conference paper has been awarded the best paper in 2017 IEEE PES General Meeting. He was awarded with Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Tianjin University. He is the Principal Investigator (PI) of Youth Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China, China National Postdoctoral Program for Innovative Talents, and Fellowship of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. He is a Guest Associate Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research (IF: 4.008) and promotes the Special Issue “flexible and active distribution networks”.


    Assoc. Prof. Yongjie Luo, Chongqing University, China

    Biography:  Dr. Yongjie Luo received the B.Eng. degree of electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Power Electronics and Power Drives from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016. He was a research engineer in State Grid Sichuan Electric Power Research Institute, China, from 2016 to 2017. And then he joint the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, as a postdoc researcher during 2018 - 2020. Currently, he is a associate professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University. As a core R&D staff, he participated in development of the control and protection system of several MMC-HVDC projects in China, including ±160kV/200MW three-terminal MMC-MTDC system in Guangdong Province and ±350kV/ 1000MW back-to-back dc interconnected system in Yunnan Province. His research interests include topology, control and protection of power electronics converters, especially on PET and MMC applications.


    Dr. Yun Yang, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

    Biography:  Dr. Yun Yang received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wuhan University in 2012, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2017. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and an Honorary Research Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Univerity of Hong Kong. He is a member of IEEE and served as Session Chairs of 2018 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power (WoW), 2020 8th International Conference on Power Electronics Systems and Applications (PESA), 2021 IEEE 12th Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition-Asia (ECCE-Asia 2021), 2021 IEEE IAS Industrial and Commercial Power System Asia (IEEE I&CPS Asia 2021), 1st IEEE International Power Electronics and Application Symposium (PEAS 2021), and Technical Committee Members of International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Control Technologies (CEECT), PESA and 4th International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy (CEEGE). He is also a practicing consultant and has worked on projects involving wireless chargers and energy harvesting choke with internationally renowned enterprises. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 technical papers, including 22 refereed journal publications. He also has two book chapters and five patents.