Organizing Committee
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Chair in Electrical Power Engineering, Engineering
Aston University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Wenping Cao (M’05-SM’11) received the B.Eng in electrical engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical machines and drives from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, U.K., in 2004. He is currently a Chair Professor of Electrical Power Engineering with Aston University, Birmingham, U.K., and also a Marie Curie Fellow with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. His research interests include fault analysis and condition monitoring of electric machines and power electronics. Prof. Cao was the recipient of the Best Paper Award at the 2013 International Symposium on Linear Drives for Industry Applications (LDIA), the Innovator of the Year Award from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., in 2013, and the Dragon’s Den Competition Award from Queen’s University Belfast in 2014. He serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS, IEEE Industry Applications Magazine and IET Power Electronics; he is also the Chief Editor for three Special Issues and one book, an Editor for Electric Power Components and Systems Journal as well as nine other International Journals. Prof. Cao is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research Interest :

Power Electronics and Fault analysis and condition monitoring in electrical machines

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Director of the Birmingham Centre for Energy Storage, Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham , United Kingdom
Biography :

Professor Ding joined the University of Birmingham in October 2013. Prior to his appointment at the University, he was Professor and Director of Institute of Particle Science and Engineering at the University of Leeds. His previous roles have included Imperial College London [1997 – 1999], University of Birmingham [1999 – 2001], and University of Science and Technology, Beijing [1988 – 1994]. He was the founding Director of the Joint Institute for Energy Storage Research between the University of Leeds and Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Research Interest :

Energy Storage

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General Manager and Founder, Power Engineering
OLGA Company For Engineering and Military Technology , Saudi Arabia
Biography :

Dr. Mostafa M.K.Sayed works as the General manager of OLGA Company For Engineering and Military Technology. He is also the Founder of AIFET Company For Power Engineering and a Member of NSPIRES committee, NASA and holds the credit of being a Candidate For the position of Ambassador of Arab Inventors. He was also served as Adviser, Directorate of Education, scientific research, North Sinai, Egypt (2013). His area of research interests were Power Engineering and Space sciences.

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Project Manager, Energy Research Institute
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , Singapore
Biography :

Priyanka Mehta is the Project Manager at Eco Campus, Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She manages projects dealing with energy modelling and simulation. Most of these projects are with Eco Campus Industry Collaborators. Her background is in Computer modelling and simulation, Data analytics and Geographical Information Systems. Her key interests lie in urban sustainability. Priyanka also has sound interest in understanding the nexus between different sectors of an urban environment. Prior to joining research, she was involved in working with consultants where most of the projects were with Singapore government agencies.

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Senior Designer, Mechanical Engineering
DOMING , Serbia
Biography :

Marijo is a Professional Engineer (with license no. 330 I660 10) and is a member of Serbian Chamber of Engineers. He became interested in green energy technologies (with respect to renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, etc.) since his childhood. The right beginning, high motivation, and persistence brought him to the following great discoveries: 1. INJECTION POWER CYCLE (presented at the World Engineers Summit 2017 in Singapore): https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610217365335 2. EJECTOR REFRIGERATION CYCLE WITH INTERNAL COOLING (presented at the World Engineers Summit 2015 in Singapore). http://www.ajer.org/papers/Vol-7-issue-3/L0703102108.pdf

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Senior Lecturer, Electrical Engineering
Brunel University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr. Zobaa received his B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Power & Machines from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1992, 1997, and 2002, respectively. Also, he received his Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from the University of Exeter, UK in 2010. Also, he received the Doctoral of Science from Brunel University London, UK in 2017. He was an Instructor during 1992-1997, a Teaching Assistant during 1997-2002, and an Assistant Professor during 2002-2007 at Cairo University, Egypt. From 2007 to 2010, he was a Senior Lecturer in renewable energy at University of Exeter, UK. Currently, he is a Senior Lecturer in power systems, an MSc Course Director and a Full Member of the Institute of Energy Futures at Brunel University London, UK. His main areas of expertise include power quality, (marine) renewable energy, smart grids, energy efficiency, and lighting applications.

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Assistant Professor , Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
Clarkson University , USA
Biography :

Dr. Chee-Keong Tan received his B. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom in 2011. In the period between July 2011 to July 2016, he conducted research as a research assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN) at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States. From August 2016 onwards, he has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, United States. His research interests cover the theoretical and experimental aspects of semiconductor materials, nanostructures, and devices. In particular, his research work is focused on III-Nitride-based semiconductors, including the studies of efficiency improvement in III-Nitride based light emitting diodes and fundamental electronic structures in III-Nitride materials. Dr. Tan won several awards including the Dean's Assistantship Fellowship, CN-Sherman Fairchild Fellowship, and Rossin Doctoral Fellow during his time at Lehigh University. He has also been awarded the SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics and selected as a winner for the Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop Competition. He has coauthored more than 15 journal publications and 50 conference presentations. He has also served regularly as a reviewer for journals in applied physics, lighting technology, photonics, semiconductor materials and optoelectronics.

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Assistant Professor, Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Sacramento State University , USA
Biography :

Mohammad Vaziri received BS EE- 1980, MS EE -1990, and Ph.D. EE - 2000 degrees from UC, Berkeley, CSU, Sacramento, and WSU, Pullman WA, respectively. He has 24 years of professional experience at PG&E, and CA ISO, and over 14 years of academic experience teaching at CSU Sacramento, CSU San Francisco, and WSU Pullman. Mohammad has authored and presented technical papers and courses in the US, Mexico, and Europe. He is a senior member of the IEEE, has been actively involved in funded research for integration of renewable resources, and serves as member/advisor on various technical committees. Currently, he is a faculty in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering department at the CSU Sacramento and a part-time technical consultant. Dr. Vaziri is a registered professional engineer in the state of California, and his research interests in the Power Systems area are; Operation, Planning, Protection, and Integration of Distributed Generation.

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore , Singapore
Biography :

Alessandro gained the First Degree cum laude in Mechanical Engineering in 2003 from the “University of Ancona” in Italy, after which he worked for two years at Lucci Collettori Spa (Ancona, Italy) where he supervised the design and production of commutators for electric motors. In 2006 he worked for 6 months at Seagate Technology Inc. and he then began a Ph.D. at Imperial College London in the Thermo-Fluids Division focussing on the aerodynamic study of single and twin-entry mixed flow turbines under unsteady conditions. As a part of his research, he also studied heat transfer effects occurring in turbochargers. After completing his Ph.D. in 2010, Alessandro worked as Research Associate at Imperial College London. He acted as research co-investigator in projects looking at engine downsizing, waste heat recovery, and mild-hybridization of powertrain technology in passenger vehicles as well as in optimization and design of novel turbine concepts. He collaborates extensively with world-leading OEMs in powertrain R&D (Jaguar and Land Rover, Lotus, Ford, CAT, MHI, Honda, ABB, etc.) In 2013, he joined Nanyang Technological University as an Assistant Professor. His responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, run lab-tutorial, supervising Ph.D. students and FYPs.

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Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
University of Liverpool , United Kingdom
Biography :

Mohammad is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering & Electronics of the University of Liverpool. He is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (Solar Systems and Machine Learning) on sabbatical leave from Applied Science Private University, Jordan. He received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Communications and Electronics) from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, in 2005 and 2006, respectively and the PhD degree from the University of Bradford in 2009. His research interests include smart and green buildings, solar PV applications, space weather and solar energy, computer vision, brain-computer interface and digital image processing.

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Associate Professor, Electronics Engineering
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) , United Kingdom
Biography :

Michael Chai is a senior lecturer (Associate Professor) and Internet of Things Programme Lead for Joint Programme QMUL between Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), and a member in the Communication Systems Research Group at QMUL. His current research interests include dynamic resource management wireless communications, medium access control (MAC) for the machine to machine communications and networks, and sensing and prediction in distributed smart grid networks. His currently teach Telecom Systems, Internet Protocols and Networks and Protocols at QMUL and between QMUL and BUPT.

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Lecturer, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Dublin Institute of Technology , Ireland
Biography :

Dr. Robinson is a lecturer in Control Engineering in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and is a researcher in the Dublin Energy Lab. She has been researching offshore renewables for over 10 years, starting with her Ph.D. On the performance evaluation of an Open-Centre Tidal Turbine. She is a contributor to RTE Brainstorm and is interested in marine renewables, control engineering, condition monitoring and assessment of renewable energy systems.

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Lecturer, Power Electronics
Newcastle University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr. Mohamed Dahidah is Lecturer in Power Electronics, School of Engineering, Newcastle University. He completed his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2008. He has also received Newcastle teaching award in the year, 2014. His research interests include Advanced Power Electronics Conversion Systems, Low-Frequency Transmission Systems, HVDC and FACTS based Converters, and Grid-connected Inverters.

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Lecturer, School of Engineering
Newcastle University , United Kingdom
Biography :

Dr. Ahn Phan is currently working as the Lecturer in the School of Engineering, Newcastle University. Her area of research includes Process Intensification, Kinetic modelling, Biofuel processing, Biodiesel production, Cold plasma technologies.

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