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IEEE Fellow

 Prof. Fushuan Wen
Zhejiang University, China

Professor Fushuan Wen obtained his BE and ME degrees in electrical engineering from Tianjin University, China, in 1985 and 1988 respectively. He earned his PhD degree from Zhejiang University, China, in 1991. Since joining the faculty of Zhejiang University in 1991, he has held the positions of full professor and director of the Institute of Power Economics and Information since 1997. Additionally, he has been serving as the director of Zhejiang University-Insigma Joint Research Center for Smart Grids since 2010. His research interests encompass various areas including power economics and electricity markets; power system investment, planning and operation optimization; smart grids and electric vehicles; power system alarm processing, fault diagnosis and system restoration; as well as artificial intelligence applications in power and integrated energy systems. Professor Wen's academic contributions are reflected through his extensive publication record with over 200 SCI-indexed papers, more than 670 EI-indexed papers, and over 760 Scopus-indexed papers. His publications have garnered over 16,500 citations to date. Furthermore, he has successfully completed numerous grants and projects funded by governmental organizations as well as industry partners totaling more than180 projects both past and ongoing. Professor Wen is a recipient of several prestigious awards at national level along with provincial level recognition including the highly esteemed National Natural Science Award of China. Moreover,his scholarly impact is evident through being listed among "Most Cited Chinese Researchers" by Elsevier for seven consecutive years starting from2015,and one of his academic papers was recognized as one of China's 100 Most Influential Domestic Academic Papers in 2016. Prof Wen serves as the editor-in-chief of Energy Conversion and Economics (SPERI, IET, Wiley), the deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Automation of Electric Power Systems, a subject editor in power system economics for IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, associate editor for Journal of Energy Engineering and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He also sits on the editorial boards of more than 10 journals. Prof Wen held the position of General Chairman at the 2020 International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES 2020), which took place from Nov. 23-26, 2020 in Perth, Australia. Additionally, he was elected as an IEEE Fellow in recognition of his contributions to fault diagnosis in power grids.



Prof. Chong Kok Keong

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia

Prof. Dr. Chong Kok-Keong obtained a first-class B.Sc. (Hons) degree from the University of Malaya in 1998 and a Ph.D. in Optical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002. He also served as a Fulbright visiting scholar at Princeton University, USA during Sep-Dec 2015. Currently, he is a full professor at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman where he teaches courses on solar cell technology, renewable energy, optoelectronics, electronic circuitry, microsystem technology, circuit theory and electronic power conversion among others. He is registered as a chartered engineer with the engineering council of the United Kingdom and holds certification as an HRDF trainer with certificate no.TTT/14963.

For research experience, he has been actively engaged in the field of solar energy and photovoltaic systems for over 17 years. His research interests encompass concentrating solar power, high concentrator photovoltaic systems, organic solar cells, photovoltaic systems, and solar thermal systems. To date, he has authored more than 100 publications comprising journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. Furthermore, he has successfully secured a total of ten research grants (seven external and three internal) amounting to RM 3.45 Million. Notably, his largest research grant worth RM 1.988 Million was awarded by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Green Technology to facilitate the commercialization of his groundbreaking research output. As a principal investigator and project leader throughout these endeavors, he has supervised five Ph.D. graduates in engineering as well as seven Master's graduates in Engineering Science through their respective research projects.

For his outstanding achievements, he has been honored with the Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2018 award, the Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) Science & Technology Award 2017, the JCI Ten Young Outstanding Malaysian (TOYM) Award 2013, the Fulbright Scholar Award 2015-16, the Gold Award in PECIPTA’17, as well as the UTAR Research Excellence Award 2010 and UTAR Innovation Excellence Awards in 2012 and 2014. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Science Malaysia in 2019, a Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology (AAET) in 2018, an Associate Fellow of AAET in 2013, a member of Global Young Academy since 2014, a Young Affiliate Fellow for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2011, a member of Young Scientist Network-Academy of Science Malaysia since 2012 and Honorary Treasury Member for Fulbright Alumni Association Malaysia. Additionally, he was invited to showcase his research product at the main exhibition hall of Malaysia Pavilion – World Expo Astana with theme "Future Energy" in 2017 which is considered to be one of world's largest exhibitions.

For community services contributions: he serves as sub-group leader on Solar Photovoltaic System Working Group (WG/E/8-1), SIRIM; and Accreditation Committee Member for Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). In terms editorial services: he holds position as associate editor for Frontiers in Energy Research: Solar Energy journal published by Frontiers - Swiss-based open access publisher part Nature Publishing Group.




Prof. Pierluigi Siano

University of Salerno, Italy

Pierluigi Siano holds the position of Full Professor in Electrical Power Systems and serves as the Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory within the Department of Management & Innovation Systems at the University of Salerno. In recognition of his outstanding contributions, he was honored with the Highly Cited Researcher award by ISI Web of Science Group in 2019.

According to a study conducted by researchers from Stanford University, it has been included in the ranking of 100,000 international scientists across various disciplinary fields with significant scientific impact. The investigation was carried out by Stanford University researchers who utilized the SCOPUS database containing a comprehensive list of scholars worldwide classified based on their scientific production. They developed a composite indicator that considers all possible bibliometric parameters (such as h-index, number of publications, citations, journal relevance, sector relevance, etc.) to generate an extensive ranking focused on the scientific significance of scientists in relation to their activity over the past 23 years.

He is Full Professor of Electrical Energy Engineering and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno. His research activities are centered on demand response, on the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids and on planning and management of power systems. He has co-authored more than 450 papers including more than 200 international journal papers that received more than 7600 citations with an H-index equal to 44.


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Prof. I.Neethi Manickam

Renganayagi Varatharaj College of Engineering, India

Dr. I.Neethi Manickam is currently serving as the Principal at Renganayagi Varadharaj College of Engineering, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India. With a remarkable experience spanning over 34 years in teaching, administration, and research, he has held esteemed positions such as Professor, Head of the Department, and Principal. He obtained his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University in 1989 followed by an M.Tech. with Distinction in Energy Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirapalli in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2009.

He has received 8 awards and accolades from various organizations. Additionally, he has successfully organized a total of 24 workshops, seminars, conferences, Faculty Development Programs (FDPs), webinars, Entrepreneurship Development programs, and Renewable Energy Awareness Programs sponsored by TEDA, MNRE, ISRO, PCRA, SAE, DIC, AICTE and Anna University. Furthermore, he has actively participated in 21 workshops, training sessions, seminars, national & international conferences, conventions, FDPs as well as attended 43 webinars organized by esteemed institutions. Moreover, he has delivered expert lectures at 11 different educational institutions. Lastly, he is an esteemed member of professional societies such as the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Indian Association of Hydrologists (IAH) and Institution of Engineers (IE).

He has published 21 numbers of research papers in various Scopus and SCI indexed journals and 23 papers in peer reviewed different international journals. He has presented 10 papers in various international conferences and 8 papers in national conferences. He has carried out 3 demonstration projects sponsored by MNRE, New Delhi and 1 from TNSCST, Chennai. He has chaired many conferences and acting as reviewer for 5 different international journals.

He is a recognized research supervisor of Anna University, Chennai and produced 4 Ph.D. He authored five test books in the field of Thermal engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Advanced IC Engine and Engineering Graphics.


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Assoc Prof. Ranjith kumar Gatla
Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, India

Ranjith Kumar Gatla is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the EEE Department and serves as the Dean of Intellectual Property Management and Commercialization at the Institute of Aeronautical Engineering, Hyderabad, India. He obtained his M.Tech. degree in power electronics from SRM University, Chennai, India, and his Ph.D. degree in power electronics from Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China in 2008 and 2019 respectively. Dr. Ranjith Kumar Gatla possesses over 11 years of experience encompassing academia, research, teaching, and academic administration. His current research interests primarily revolve around power electronics systems' reliability, grid-connected PV systems, multilevel inverters as well as electric vehicle technologies.

Dr. Ranjith Kumar Gatla holds a prestigious membership status within IEEE as a Senior Member while also being a Life-Member of ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education), an Associate Member of IE (I) (Institution of Engineers - India), and a Member of IAENG (International Association of Engineers). Furthermore, he has successfully published more than 40 research papers along with securing over 4 patents to his name. Additionally to these accomplishments mentioned above; he actively participates as a frequent reviewer for esteemed conferences/journals by serving on their editorial board or acting as part of their TPC member panel.


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Assoc Prof. Veera Venkata Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana

KIIT University, India

Veera Venkata Subrahmanya Kumar Bhajana received his degrees B.E in Electronics and Communication engineering from Sapthagiri college of engineering Dharmapuri, Tamilnadu, India(University of Madras), in 2000, M.E from the P.S.N.A College of engineering and Technology, Dindigul, Tamilnadu,India under Anna University, Chennai in the year 2005 and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Bharath University, Chennai, India in 2011. He has 17 years of teaching experience in various engineering institutes in India. He is previously associated as a post-doc researcher at the University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic from August 2013 to June 2015. He has collaborated with the Department of Electrical Machines and Drives, Lublin University of Technology, Lublin, Poland as a Visiting Professor. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the School of Electronics Engineering at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India since December 2011. He has presented papers in many reputed IEEE international conferences and has published many international journal (SCI) papers. He was currently being a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals like IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, IET Power Electronics, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications,International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems. He has presented papers in most reputed IEEE international conferences are IECON, ISIE, ICIT, EPE-ECCE and PEDS. His areas of interest include Power Electronics Engineering, Soft-Switching DC-DC converters, AC-AC, and Multilevel converters.


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Assoc Prof. Anjali garg

The NorthCap University, India

Dr. Anjali Garg completed her undergraduate studies at Murthal College of Engineering, MD University, and obtained her postgraduate degree from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi University. She excelled in her MTech program and was honored with the gold medal by the university. During her MTech studies, she conducted research on "Rough Set Theory" and actively participated in a national conference held at DCE, Delhi. Dr. Garg further pursued a PhD in Intelligent Control on Induction Generators from NIT Kurukshetra. She is a lifetime member of ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education).

As an expert in control and instrumentation, Dr. Anjali Garg has provided guidance for numerous projects related to machinery, control systems, and fuzzy logic. Her contributions have been instrumental in the development of various laboratories including Network Theory Laboratory; Control System Laboratory; Electrical Technology and Machines Laboratory; as well as Fuzzy Logic Laboratory at the Institute. Additionally, she has supervised the preparation of several laboratory manuals under her guidance.

Prior to joining NCU Gurugram as a lecturer, Dr. Garg served as a lecturer at Dronacharya College of Engineering in Gurugram. With 15 years of teaching experience overall, her areas of expertise include control systems, network theory, electrical technology, electrical machines and fuzzy logic.



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Assoc. Prof. Ali khosravi
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Currently, Ali Khosravi holds the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Energy and Sustainability from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil. Prior to joining SDU, he served as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalto University, where his research focused on developing system-level solutions for Finland's ongoing sustainable energy transition during 2018-2022. His areas of expertise encompass energy and sustainability, energy planning, renewable energy systems, energy storage, artificial intelligence (AI), and thermodynamics. Notably, he specializes in integrating artificial intelligence into energy engineering to facilitate the development of carbon-neutral and cost-effective energy systems. Furthermore, he has been recognized as one of the top 2% scientists worldwide in the field of energy by Stanford University for both 2021 and 2022.



Assoc. Prof. Xiaomin Kang

University of South China, China

Prof. Xiaomin Kang obtained his bachelor's and Ph.D. degrees in Material Science and Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University in 2011 and 2017, respectively. Following graduation, he continued his research career as a postdoctoral researcher and research fellow in the group of Prof. Luo Jinglli (Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering), focusing on next-generation energy conversion and storage devices. His primary research interests include investigating the oxygen evolution/reduction reaction and electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion at ambient temperatures.

In 2022, he joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South China as an Associate Professor. Currently, he is leading a National Natural Science Foundation project as well as participating in the Shenzhen Postdoctoral Innovative Research Program. He is also a core member of two innovative research programs: "Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cell Electrocatalytic Materials" under Shenzhen Innovative Research Team Program, and "Development of Graphene-based Materials for Anti-corrosion and Antifouling Applications in Marine Equipment" under Shenzhen Graphene Manufacturing Innovation Center.

Furthermore, he previously received funding from China Postdoctoral Science Foundation in 2019. To date, he has published more than 15 papers in reputable journals such as Chemical Communications, Polymer Chemistry, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Alloys and Compounds etc., along with holding four patents.



Prof. Chunhua Liu

City University of Hong Kong, China

Prof. Chunhua Liu obtained his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in automatic control from Beijing Institute of Technology, China, in 2002 and 2005 respectively. He earned his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from The University of Hong Kong in 2009. From March 2010 to August 2013, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. From September 2013 to August 2014, he held the position of Assistant Professor, followed by being appointed as Honorary Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong in 2015.

Prof. Liu joined the School of CityU as an Assistant Professor in August 2015. His research interests encompass Electrical Energy and Power Technologies for intelligent energy conversion, integration, distribution, and utilization, including electric motors and drives, electric generators; electric vehicle technologies such as vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-vehicle, and vehicle-to-grid; smart grid & microgrid technologies; sustainable & renewable energy systems; wireless power transfer technologies; and smart devices for robotics. He possesses comprehensive expertise in electrical and electronic engineering which has enabled him to successfully complete over 30 projects in the aforementioned areas with a prolific publication record.

Prof. Liu is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Member of various IEEE Societies including IES, PES, IAS & RAS. He also serves as a Reviewer for more than 30 international journals. Additionally, he holds the position of Associate Editor for IET – Renewable Power Generation and serves on the Editorial Board for Wireless Power Transfer from Cambridge Journals, among others. In 2015 alone, he has published over 70 distinguished papers in reputable journals and presented over 30 papers at conferences. As of June 2015, his Google-Scholar Citations exceed 1800.



Assoc. Prof. Bowen Zhou

Northeastern University, China

Bowen Zhou obtained his PhD degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Queen's University Belfast, UK, in 2016. He joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, as an associate professor in the same year and currently serves as the vice dean of the School of Future Technologies.

His research focuses on power and energy system operation and control, vehicle-to-grid technology, virtual energy storage and demand response systems, as well as intelligent control of industrial loads. He has successfully led more than 15 government and industry sponsored projects including NSFC and National Key R&D Program of China. With over 70 SCI or EI indexed papers published to his credit along with holding 20 patents, 5 software copyrights, and contributing to a standard publication; he has been recognized for excellence with four best paper awards including IEEE TCE. Additionally, he has received four first awards for provincial level science and technology advances award along with two silver awards at the 48th Geneva Inventions.

He is a member of the Expert Committee of China Energy Society. Additionally, he holds positions as a standing director or director in various IEEE PES China committees and subcommittees. Moreover, he has contributed as a Youth Editorial Board Member, Editorial Board Member, and Special Issue Guest Editor for several international and domestic journals. Furthermore, he has served as session chairs and TC/PC members for over 10 IEEE, IET, CCDC international conferences.


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Prof. Ahmad Sedaghat

Australian University, Kuwait

Dr. Ahmad Sedaghat is currently an associate professor at the Australian College of Kuwait (ACK), where he also serves as an adjunct professor for the Central Queensland University (CQU) in Australia. Additionally, he is a fellow member of Engineers Australia. Dr. Sedaghat's expertise lies in leading and collaborating on various international research projects focused on energy-saving solutions for buildings, nanofluid systems for smart biomedical devices and water treatment networks, aeroelastic energy harvesting, wheelchair fall prevention, and the development of a patented automated viscometer. He possesses over 25 years of extensive academic and research experience worldwide, including notable postdoctoral positions such as High Performance Computing within the MMARINE European project at K.U. Leuven in Belgium (1997), Computational Non-linear Aeroelasticity with Manchester University & BAE Systems (1998), Combustion Instabilities at Leeds University (2001), and Innovative Wind Turbines at UCLan (2008). 

His previous research encompasses experimental heat transfer of nanofluids, irradiative properties of nanolayers, hermetic gas heater, wind tunnel development and testing, innovative wind turbine concepts, wind turbine optimization, hybrid renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, solar systems for water distillation systems, nanofluid for friction reduction of drilling fluids, and the development and application of project-based learning (PBL) teaching for engineering students. Dr. Sedaghat has published more than 272 refereed articles with over 1000 citations in various peer-reviewed international journals or conferences. He serves as an associate editor of the Natural Resources Conservation and Research journal and is a member of the editorial board of JEPS, IJEPE, AJEE & IJSGE. He was formerly a co-editor and head of the publishing office at JAFM and also acts as a reviewer for several Elsevier journals such as RSER Applied Energy ECM Energy International Hydrogen Energy.



Prof. Khalil El-Hami, University of Mohammed 5 of Rabat, Morocco

Prof. I.Neethi Manickam, Renganayagi Varatharaj College of Engineering, India

Prof. Ting Yang, Tianjin University, China

Prof. Kamil Arslan, Karabük University, Turkey

Prof. Ahmad Sedaghat, Australian University, Kuwait

Prof. Chunhua Liu, City University of Hong Kong, China
Assoc. Prof. Ali khosravi, 
University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Assoc. Prof. Bhupender Sharma, Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, India

Assoc. Prof. Rohit Singh Lather, The NorthCap University, India

Assoc. Prof. Tareq Manzoor, Comsats University, Lahore, Pakistan

Assoc. Prof. Hojjatollah Rokhgireh, University of Larestan, Iran

Assoc. Prof. Zafar Said, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Assoc. Prof. Muhammad Junaid, China University of Mining and Technology, China

Assoc. Prof. Jinghui Zhao, Zhengzhou University, China

Assoc. Prof. Muhyiddine Jradi, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Senior Researcher Yangyang Zhao, State Grid (Suzhou) City and Energy Research Institute, China
Senior Engineer Yizheng Xu, China Electric Power Research Institute, China

Asst. Prof. Sheeraz Iqbal, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
Asst. Prof. Zhen Jiang, Nanjing Guodian Nanzi Power Grid Automation Co., Ltd.

Dr. G K Naveen Kumar, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, India

Dr. Mehrdad Rostami, Senior Electrical Engineer at Stantec, Canada

Dr. Arman Oshnoei, Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr. S. Haddout, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco

Dr. Hengshan Xu, College of Electrical Engineering & New Energy, China Three Gorges University, China
Dr. HongFei Yang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China