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 received the BE and ME degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the PhD degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991, all in electrical engineering. He joined the faculty of Zhejiang University in 1991, and has been a full professor and the director of the Institute of Power Economics and Information since 1997, and the director of Zhejiang University-Insigma Joint Research Center for Smart Grids since 2010. His research interests include: 1) power economics and electricity markets; 2) power system investment, planning and operation optimization; 3) smart grids and electric vehicles; 4) power system alarm processing, fault diagnosis and system restoration; 5) artificial intelligence applications in power and integrated energy systems. He has published 200+ SCI-indexed papers, 670+ EI-indexed papers, and 760+ Scopus-indexed papers. His publications have been cited for 16500+ times. He has completed and is undertaking more than 180 grants and projects from governmental organizations and industry. Prof Wen received many awards both at the national level and provincial level, including the most prestigious National Natural Science Award of China. He has been listed in "Most Cited Chinese Researchers" in seven consecutive years since 2015 by Elsevier, and is the author of one of the China's 100 Most Influential Domestic Academic Papers in 2016. Prof Wen is 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 of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, associate editor of Journal of Energy Engineering and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He is also on the editorial boards of more than 10 journals. Prof Wen was the General Chairman of 2020 International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES 2020), Nov. 23-26, 2020, Perth, Australia. Prof Wen was elected to IEEE Fellow for contributions to fault diagnosis in power grids.



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Prof. Chong Kok Keong

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia


Prof. Dr. Chong Kok-Keong received B.Sc. (Hons) 1st class degree from University of Malaya in 1998 and Ph.D. (Optical Engineering) degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2002. He is also Fulbright visiting scholar in Princeton University, USA for the period of Sep-Dec 2015. Currently, he is full professor in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman teaching the subjects of solar cell technology, renewable energy, optoelectronics, electronic circuit, microsystem technology, circuit theory, electronic power converter etc. He is a chartered engineer registered under the engineering council, United Kingdom and a certified HRDF trainer with certificate no. TTT/14963.
For research experience, he has been working in the field of solar energy and photovoltaic system for more than 17 years and his research interest including concentrating solar power, high concentrator photovoltaic system, organic solar cell, photovoltaic system, and solar thermal system. To date, he has produced more than 100 publications, including journal articles, conference proceedings and book chapters. Up to today, he has been principal investigator and project leader for seven external and three internal research grants with total amount of RM 3.45 Million, including the largest research grant with total amount of RM 1.988 Million from Ministry of Energy, Water and Green Technology to commercialize his research output. As main supervisor, he has produced five graduates in Ph.D. of engineering and seven graduates in Master of Engineering Science by research.
For recognition, he has been honored to receive Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2018, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) Science & Technology Award 2017, JCI Ten Young Outstanding Malaysian (TOYM) Award 2013, Fulbright Scholar Award 2015-16, Gold Award in PECIPTA’17, as well as UTAR Research Excellence Award 2010 and UTAR Innovation Excellence Award 2012 & 2014. He is also elected as Fellow of Academy of Science Malaysia 2019, Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology (AAET) 2018, Associate Fellow of AAET 2013, Global Young Academy 2014, Young Affiliate Fellow for The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2011, Young Scientist Network-Academy of Science Malaysia 2012, and Honorary Treasury of Fulbright Alumni Association Malaysia. In addition, he was invited to showcase research product in main exhibition hall of Malaysia Pavilion – World Expo 2017 Astana with theme “Future Energy”, which is the largest exhibition in the world.
For the community services, he is appointed as sub-group leader of Working Group on Solar Photovoltaic System (WG/E/8-1), SIRIM, and Accreditation Committee Member of Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). For editorial services, he is associate editor of Frontiers in Energy Research: Solar Energy (Frontiers: a Swiss-based open access publisher part of the Nature Publishing Group).



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Prof. Pierluigi Siano

University of Salerno, Italy


Pierluigi Siano is Full Professor of Electrical Power Systems and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno. Since 2019 he received the award as Highly cited Researcher by ISI Web of Science Group.

According to the study conducted by some Stanford University researchers, it has been included in the ranking of 100 thousand international scientists, belonging to different disciplinary fields and with greater scientific impact. The investigation was conducted by some Stanford University researchers who, starting from the SCOPUS database containing the list of scholars of the world classified by scientific production, developed a composite indicator that takes into account all possible bibliometric parameters (h index, number publications, citations, journal relevance, sector relevance, etc.), in order to generate a wider ranking, focused on the scientific relevance of scientists, in relation to the activity of the last 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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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.


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Assoc. Prof. Xiaomin Kang

University of South China, China


He achieved his bachelor and Ph.D degree in Material Sciecne and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University in 2011 and 2017, respectively. After graduation, he further served as a postdoctor and research fellow in Prof. Luo Jinglli’s group (Fellow of the Canadian Academay of Engineering) to fulfil his job in the research of next generation energy conversion and storage devices, with an emphasis on exploring the oxygen evolution/reduction reaction and electrochemical carbon dioxide conversion at room temperatures. In 2022, he worked as an Associated Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering, University of South China. Till now, He is hosting a National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shenzhen Postdoctral innovatiove research progam, respectively. As a core-participant, he is a member in Shenzhen Innovative Research Team Program:  Hydrogen energy and fuel cell electrocatalytic materials and Innovative project of Shenzhen graphene manufacturing innovation center: Development of graphene based materials for anti-corrosion and antifouling of marine equipment and facilities, respectively. Besides, he once hosted a China Postocroral Science Foundation in 2019. Till now, he has published over 15 papers and 4 patents in Chemical Communication, Polymer Chemistry, Journal of Material Chemistry A, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, etc.