SGSES 2023 Speakers
Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Bikash Pal, Imperial College London, UK (IEEE Fellow)
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, SIEMENS, 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 . SIEMENS R&D collaborated with him to develop fast power flow and volt-var control tools in Spectrum Power, an advanced module for distribution management system solution from SIEMENS. This is now commissioned in distribution control centres in Columbia, Bosnia Norway and Azerbaijan serving 15 million customers in these countries. GE commissioned sequel of projects with him to analyse and solve wind farm HVDC grid interaction problems (2013-2019). His research group has received 2016 President Award for Outstanding Research. He served as consultant to United Nations, GE, ALSTOM, National Grid, UK Power Networks. He has graduated 23 PhDs and published about 140 technical papers in IEEE Transactions and IET journals. He has co-authored four books and two award winning IEEE Task Force/Working Group reports.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Zhe Chen, Aalborg University, Denmark (IEEE Fellow / IET Fellow)
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D. degree in Power and Control, from University of Durham, England, he has been a full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark since 2002. Professor Chen is the leader of Wind Power System Research program at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. His main current research interests are wind energy, power electronics, power system and modern energy systems. In these areas, he has led many international and national research projects and has supervised many PhD, Postdoctoral researchers and more than 100 visiting scholars, has more than 800 technical publications. He is a panel member and a review expert for many international funding organizations. Dr. Chen is a member of editor boards of many international journals, including Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Subject Editor (wind turbine control) of IET Renewable Power Generation, etc. He is a Fellow of IET, a Chartered Engineer in the U.K., a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences.
Keynote Speaker III
Prof. Fushuan Wen, Zhejiang University, China (IEEE Fellow)
Fushuan Wen (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991, all in electrical engineering.,He joined Zhejiang University as a Faculty Member with the School of Electrical Engineering in 1991, where he has been a Full Professor since 1997; he has also been a Full Professor with the Hainan Institute, Zhejiang University, since 2022. He is currently a part-time Distinguished Professor with Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou; a part-time Professor with the Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia; and the Visiting Principal Research Scientist of the Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society, Shenzhen, China. His research interests include power industry restructuring, power system alarm processing, fault diagnosis and restoration strategies, smart grids and electric vehicles, and artificial intelligence applications in power and integrated energy systems.,Dr. Wen has been listed in “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” for seven consecutive years since 2015 by Elsevier. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Conversion and Economics (IET) and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Automation of Electric Power Systems. He also serves as an editor, a subject editor, and an associate editor for several international journals.
Keynote Speaker IV
Prof. Farhad Shahnia, Murdoch University, Australia
A/Professor Farhad Shahnia received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, in 2012. He is currently an A/Professor at Murdoch University. Before that, he was a Lecturer at Curtin University (2012-15), a research scholar at QUT (2008-11), and an R&D engineer at the Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Iran (2005-08). He is currently a Fellow member of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of IEEE, and member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Farhad’s research falls under Distribution networks, Microgrid and Smart grid concepts. He has authored one book and 11 book chapters and 100+ peer-reviewed scholarly articles in international conferences and journals, as well as being an editor of 6 books. Farhad has won 5 Best Paper Awards in various conferences and has also received the IET Premium Award for the Best Paper published in the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution journal in 2015. One of his articles was listed under the top-25 most cited articles in the Electric Power System Research Journal in 2015 while one of his 2015 journal articles has been listed under the top-5 most read articles of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the recipient of the Postgraduate Research Supervisor Award from Curtin University in 2015 and the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2016.
Farhad is currently a Subject Editor, Deputy Subject Editor, and Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Access, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Smart Grid, IET Energy Conversion and Economics, and International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems and has served 35+ conferences in various roles such as General, Technical, Program, Publication, Publicity, Award, Sponsorship, and Special Session Chairs. Farhad has led the IEEE Western Australia Section as the 2020-2021 Chair, and was the 2019 Founding Chair of the IEEE Western Australia Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Chapter. He is currently the 2021-2022 Secretary of the IES’s Technical Committees on Smart Grids.