2024 4th International Conference on Energy, Power and Advanced Thermodynamic Systems (EPATS 2024)
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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.


Assoc. Prof. Bowen Zhou

Northeastern University, China

Bowen Zhou received the PhD degree from Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, UK, in 2016, in electrical and electronic engineering. e joined Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 2016, where he is currently working as an associate professor. He is also the vice dean of School of Future Technologies, Northeastern University. 

His research interests include power and energy system operation and control, vehicle to grid, virtual energy storage and demand response, intelligent control of industrial loads. He is the PI of more than 15 government and industry sponsored projects, including NSFC and National Key R&D Program of China. He has published more than 70 SCI or EI indexed papers and holds 20 patents, 5 software, and 1 standard. 4 papers that he authored or co-authored have won best paper awards including IEEE TCE. He has also received 4 first awards of provincial level science and technology advances award, and 2 silver awards of the 48th Geneva Inventions.

He is a member of the Expert Committee of China Energy Society. He is also a standing director or director of several IEEE PES China committees and subcommittees. He has served as a Youth Editorial Board Member, Editorial Board Member, and Special Issue Guest Editor of several international and domestic journals, and the session chairs and TC/PC members for more than 10 IEEE, IET, CCDC international conferences.


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.