Speech Title: New Concept of Superconducting Power and Energy Grids
Prof. Jian Xun Jin, is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University, China.
Principal research area and interest include: Applied superconductivity, superconducting material characterization and application modelling, superconductors in strong current and electrical power applications, electromagnetic devices, electric machines, energy efficiency and green energy generation, electric cars, control and measurement technologies, where he has over two hundred papers published as the principal author, twenty books and book chapters, and a number of national research projects.
Other academic activities include: Guest Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity ASEMD special issue; Chair of the IEEE China Council of Superconductivity Chapter; and General Chair IEEE ASEMD Conferences.
Prof. João P. S. Catalão University of Porto, Portugal
Speech Title: Power System Operations: From Theoretical Developments to Real-Life Implementation
João P. S. Catalão is an IEEE Fellow, class of 2022, for contributions to power system operations and demand response. Hereceived the M.Sc. degree from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, in 2003, and the Ph.D. degree and Habilitation for Full Professor ("Agregação") from the University of Beira Interior (UBI), Covilha, Portugal, in 2007 and 2013, respectively. Currently, he is a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Porto, Portugal, and Research Coordinator at INESC TEC. He was the Primary Coordinator of the EU-funded FP7 project SiNGULAR ("Smart and Sustainable Insular Electricity Grids Under Large-Scale Renewable Integration"), a 5.2-million-euro project involving 11 industry partners. Furthermore, he has authored or coauthored more than 1,000 publications, including 500 international journal papers, with an h-index of 81 and more than 26,000 citations (according to Google Scholar). Moreover, he was recognized as one of the Outstanding Associate Editors 2020 of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID and one of the Outstanding Associate Editors 2021 of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. His research interests include power system operations and planning, power system economics and electricity markets, distributed renewable generation, demand response, smart grid, and multi-energy carriers.
Prof. Saad Mekhilef Swinburne University of Technology, Australia University of Malaya, Malaysia
Speech Title: EV and Battery Energy Storage System for Sustainability
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, Australia, and an Honorary Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He authored and co-authored more than 500 publications in academic journals and proceedings and five books with more than 34,000 citations, more than 70 Ph.D. students graduated under his supervision. He serves as an editorial board member for many top journals such as IEEE Transaction 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.
Prof. Mekhilef has been listed by Thomson Reuters (Clarivate Analytics) as one of the Highly Cited (World's Top 1%) engineering researchers in the world in 2018,2019, 2020, and 2021. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy for major corporations in the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy projects. His research interests include Power Conversion Techniques, Control of Power Converters, Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency.
Prof. Pierluigi Siano University of Salerno, Italy
Speech Title: IoT based Methods and Architectures for Demand Response in Smart Grids
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 21251 citations with an H-index equal to 70.
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.