Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Jinjun Liu

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China


Biography: Jinjun Liu received a B.S. degree in industrial automation and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 1992 and 1997, respectively.
He then joined the XJTU Electrical Engineering School as a faculty. From late 1999 to early 2002, he was with the Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA, as a Visiting Scholar. In late 2002, he was promoted to a Full Professor and then the Head of the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Center at XJTU, which now comprises 21 faculty members and over 150 graduate students and carries one of the leading power electronics programs in China. From 2005 to early 2010, he served as an Associate Dean of Electrical Engineering School at XJTU, and from 2009 to early 2015, the Dean for Undergraduate Education of XJTU. He is currently a XJTU Distinguished Professor of Power Electronics. He co-authored 3 books (including one textbook), published over 500 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, holds over 50 invention patents (China/US/Europe), and delivered for many times plenary keynote speeches and tutorials at IEEE conferences or China national conferences in power electronics area. His research interests include modeling, control, and design methods for power converters and electronified power systems, power quality control and utility applications of power electronics, and micro-grids for sustainable energy and distributed generation.
Dr. Liu received for eight times governmental awards at national level or provincial/ministerial level for scientific research/teaching achievements. He also received the 2006 Delta Scholar Award, the 2014 Chang Jiang Scholar Award, the 2014 Outstanding Sci-Tech Worker of the Nation Award, the 2016 State Council Special Subsidy Award, the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2016 Prize Paper Award, and the Nomination Award for the Grand Prize of 2020 Bao Steel Outstanding Teacher Award. He served as the IEEE Power Electronics Society Region 10 Liaison and then China Liaison for 10 years, an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS for 13 years, 2015-2019 Executive Vice President and 2020-2021 Vice President for membership of IEEE PELS, and was elevated IEEE Fellow in 2018. He was on the Board of China Electrotechnical Society 2012-2020 and was elected the Vice President in 2013 and the Secretary General in 2018 of the CES Power Electronics Society. Since 2013, he has been the Vice President for International Affairs, China Power Supply Society (CPSS) and since 2016, the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications. Since 2013, he has been serving as the Vice Chair of the Chinese National Steering Committee for College Electric Power Engineering Programs.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Saad Mekhilef

Universiti Malaya, Malaysia


Biography: Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef is an IEEE and IET Fellow. He is a Distinguished Professor at the School of Science, Computing and Engineering Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, an Honorary Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya, and a distinguished visiting professor at the Institute of Sustainable Energy, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia. He authored and co-authored more than 500 publications in academic journals and proceedings, five books with more than 42,000 citations, and more than 70 Ph.D. students who graduated under his supervision. He serves as an editorial board member for many top journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Open Journal of Industrial Electronics, IET Renewable Power Generation, Journal of Power Electronics, and International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications. His research interests include Power Conversion Techniques, Control of Power Converters, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency.


Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Zhaoyang Dong
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Biography: Professor Zhao Yang Dong is with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also cluster director of Internet of Energy and Digital Grids with Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). His previous roles include SHARP professor and Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute at the University of New South Wales, Director of ARC Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions, Ausgrid Chair Professor and Director of the Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks providing R&D support for the Smart Grid, Smart City national demonstration project of Australia. His research interests include power system planning and stability, smart grid and smart cities, renewable energy systems, and electricity market. His H-index is 95, and he is a Fellow of IEEE.


Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Alberto Borghetti
University of Bologna, Italy


Biography: Alberto Borghetti was born in Cesena Italy on May 29, 1967. He graduated (with honors) in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1992. Since then he has been working with the power system group of the same University, where is now a Professor of Electrical Power Systems. His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, power system restoration after blackout, electromagnetic transients, optimal generation scheduling, and distribution system operation. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at international conferences. He has served as Technical Program Committee chairperson of the 2010 30th Int. Conf. on Lightning Protection, chair of the 2016 Bologna CIGRE Colloquium on Lightning and Power systems, and special reporter for CIGRE 2018. IEEE Fellow (class 2015) for contributions to modeling of power distribution systems under transients conditions, he received the ICLP Scientific Committee Award in 2016 and the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award for Study Committee C4. From 2010 to 2017 he served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Currently he is serving as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Associate Editor of MPCE and, since the beginning of 2019, as Editor-in-Chief of Electrical Engineering – Archiv fur Elektrotechnik.