University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HEPIA and HEIG-VD) from 2004 to 2018 where he initiated and led many R&D projects in the field of energy and environment, especially for biomass and waste recovery. He acts as trainer for Cenertec in Portugal and also acted as consultant and trainer in Morocco, India and China on several occasions. He has gained and extensive experience in energy processes and R&D in several internationally renowned laboratories in the Netherlands and Switzerland (IFRF, Battelle, CSEM).
He advises several companies for the energy recovery of waste and new energy technologies, and he continues to train engineers in renewable energies, bioenergy, and waste recycling at his university and abroad.
He is also:
• Solar Impulse Expert for the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions
• Founder of of the Swiss association for Project Management and member of the advisory committee, www.project-management.ch
• IPMA Level B © Certified Project Manager (2001-2020)
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Hu Song, PhD in Engineering, level-2 Professor, Huazhong Scholar, supervisor of Doctorate Candidates, Research Center Director of China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy, vice-Chairman of the Association for Science and Technology in Hongshan District in Wuhan (Part-time). Funded by Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and worked in University of Bayreuth in Germany in 2005. Winner of Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Plan and funded by Excellent Youth Foundation in Hubei Province in 2013. Selected as the Positive Contributor to the 40th Anniversary of China-EU Diplomatic Relations in 2015, was selected by Ministry of Science and Technology as China-Australia Outstanding Young Researcher in 2017. Mainly engaged in efficient and clean reaction mechanism and application technology of fossil fuel, synergistic thermal conversion among different energy resources. Prof.Hu Song was rewarded several prizes for science and technology, including: 1) Two Second Class Prizes for Scientific and Technology Process of China (in 2014 and 2019); 2) One First Class Prize for Scientific and Technology Progress of Hubei Province (in 2018); 3) One Second Class Prize for Scientific and Technology Progress of Shandong Province (in 2021). PI of one National Key Research and Development Plan for International S&T Cooperation Projects of China, one Key Fund for Regional Innovation of Natural Science Fundation of China, four General Programs of National Natural Science Foundation of China, one National High-tech R&D Program of China (863 Program), one Major Research Plan for Technology Innovation of Hubei Province. Participated in six National Key and Major Projects. Prof.Hu Song has published more than 300 SCI papers (more than 70 papers as First/Corresponding author), these papers were cited more than 3000 times, three ESI Highly Cited Papers, H-index of him is 43. Prof.Hu Song has publications of two sets (seven books), has got 35 Innovation Patents, including 4 International Patents.
Prof. Dongliang Zhong,
Chongqing University, China
Dr. Dongliang Zhong is a Full Professor working at the School of Resources and Safety Engineering, Chongqing University (CQU), China. He is a principal scientist at the State Key Laboratory of Coal Mine Disaster & Dynamics Control (Chongqing University). He completed his Post-doctoral research at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada in 2012. He performed collaborative research as a senior visiting professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2018. He has published over 30 SCI articles in international journals and authored one book. He has served as a principal investigator of 10 projects in recent 5 years. His research interests include gas hydrates, efficient exploration & utilization of unconventional natural gases, CO2 capture and sequestration, etc.
Shandong University, China
Prof. Quanrui Hao was born in China in 1984. He received the B.E. degree from Tian_x005f jin University in 2006, M.E. degree from Zhejiang University in 2008, and the Ph.D. degree from McGill University in 2013, respectively. He joined in Shandong University in 2014 and serves as full professor in Department of Electrical Engineering since 2020. He was selected as Future Young Scholar of Shandong University in 2019. He also serves as the standing director of IEEE PES DC protection and control technical com mittee and IEEE PES DC system planning and design technical committee. His research interests include flexible HVDC transmission, hybrid AC/DC grid, power system stability. He is the principle investigator of two national nature science foundation projects and two sub-projects of natural key research & development program of China. He has published more than forty papers and translated two books. The main circuit design software of multi-terminal UHVDC transmission designed by Prof. Hao has been applied for calculation of the real project.
Prof. Haochun Zhang,
Prof. Xiangning Meng,
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China
Hongtao Xu received his B.S. and M.S. from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1999, 2002 and PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005. After that, he worked in two consulting companies of Parson Brinckerhoff and AECOM for 6 years. In 2011, he joined University of Shanghai for Science and Technology. Now, he is active in many academic committee, such as Youth Working Committee of China Engineering Thermophysics Society, Boiler Technical Committee of China Boiler and Boiler Water Treatment Association et.al. He is also one drafter of the national standard of GB/T 36699-2018 Technical Conditions for Boiler Liquid and Gas Fuel Burners. Since 2013, he conducted one NSFC project, three Shanghai Fund projects and joined two National Key R&D Programs. Now, he has published more than 100 academic papers..
Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Northeastern University, China
Xiangning Meng, PhD in Engineering, Supervisor of PhD Candidates, PI of Metallurgy & Energy Network Group in Northeastern University, China. He was Funded by JSPS Fellowship and worked in Hokkaido University, Japan, 2012 – 2014, and Editorial Board Member of four international peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Xiangning Meng rewarded some prizes for science and technology as well as dissertation, including First-class Metallurgical Science and Technology Award of China and National Nomination Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations of China etc. His research interests focus on high-temperature process technology and recovery and utilization of industrial waste heat. Up to now, two invention patents of Prof. Xiangning Meng were transformed into scientific and technological achievements and applied to actual large-scale production, and one academic book was published and three NSFC projects was approved.
Prof. Haochun Zhang,
Prof. Xiangning Meng,
Prof. Yangbo Deng
Dalian Maritime University, China
Deng Yangbo is a Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering College, Dalian Maritime University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Power Machinery and Engineering from Dalian University of Technology. From September 2014 to September 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar in Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder. His main research interests include the analyze and reduce reaction mechanisms of fuel, the advanced combustion technology and the pollutant emission control of marine power plant. He conducted three NSFC projects and two Dalian Fund projects. He has published more than 40 academic papers.
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Dr. Zhen Wu, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Chief Scientist of the National Key R&D Program of China, Vice Chairman of Chinese Energy Society, Hong Kong Scholar Fellow and Vebleo Fellow. He is currently the Associate Editor of e-Prime: Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy and Frontiers in Thermal Engineering, the Academic Editor of Automotive Innovation, the editorial board member of Rare Metals, Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, and Results in Engineering, and the Topic Editor of Energies. He is also the member of review panel of European Research Council (ERC) project. He received B.A. degree from School of Material and Chemical Engineering at Zhejiang University in 2009. And then he obtained his Ph.D. degree in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics from Xi'an Jiaotong University. From Sep 2013 to Sep 2014, he made research in Kyoto University as a visiting scholar. In 2017, he was selected as Hong Kong scholar fellowship in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include hydrogen storage materials and systems based on metal hydride, hydrogen fuel cell energy system modeling and optimization, thermal analysis of hydrogen energy system, energy conversion technology, and so on. So far, he has published more than 100 scientific and conference papers in the research field of hydrogen energy system.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Dr. Wentao Huang (IEEE S’13-M’15-SM’20) is the associate professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is the Deputy Director of the Shanghai Research Center of Intelligent Ships’ Integrated Power System. His research interests focus on marine integrated power system and port integrated energy system. He received Shanghai Sailing Program in 2022 and Shanghai Youth Talent in 2016, First Prize of Technological Invention of Shanghai in 2018, First Prize of Science and Technology Progress of Shanghai in 2019, and IEEE PES Best of the Best Paper Award in 2019. In 2022, he was awarded the China Youth May Fourth Medal.
Southeast University, China
Feng Gong is working as an Associate Professor in School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University, China. He is serving as the vice-director of Key Laboratory of Energy Thermal Conversion and Control of Ministry of Education. He received his Bachelor degree in Sichuan University, China, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore, Singapore. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oklahoma for a short period. His current research interests are focused on green ammonia synthesis, low-grade energy harvesting, and multiscale modeling of energy conversion, transfer and storage. He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and 50 of them are first author or corresponding author. The total citation of his publications is more than 2600 with a H index of 28.
Assoc. Prof. Boyu Qin,
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
Boyu Qin is an Associate Professor and Doctoral Supervisor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2011 and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2016. His main research interests include power system stability analysis and control, integrated energy systems, power system planning and operation, energy policy and low carbon economy, energy storage technologies and MMC-HVDC transmission systems. He is the author of about 60 journal and conference papers indexed by SCI/EI, holds more than 10 invention patents. Dr. Qin is a recipient of the Second Prize for Outstanding Achievements in Scientific and Technological Research of Shaanxi Universities. He received the Excellent Paper Award 3 times in international academic conferences. He has served as an active reviewer for several IEEE Transactions, IET series, and other international journals. He is an assiciate editor of Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems.
Assoc. Prof. Zhen Tian,
Shanghai Maritime University, China
Zhen Tian received her B.E. from Hunan University in 2010 and Ph.D. from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2016. From 2015 to 2016, she was a joint-Ph.D. student in Department of Fluid Mechanics in the University of Nottingham, UK. She joined Shanghai Maritime University in 2016, where she is now an associate professor. In 2018, she was a visiting professor in the World Maritime University, Sweden. She has been awarded Shanghai Teaching Expert in 2020. She was granted Youth Talent Project by China Association for Science and Technology in 2022. Her research interests include the micro heat and mass transfer, electric ship thermal management, LNG cold energy utilization, and ORC. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers including Energy Conversion and Management, Energy, Applied Thermal Engineering, International Journal of Refrigeration, etc.
Assoc. Prof. Farhad
Murdoch University, Australia
A/Professor Farhad Shahnia received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, in 2012. He is currently an A/Professor at Murdoch University. Before that, he was a Lecturer at Curtin University (2012-15), a research scholar at QUT (2008-11), and an R&D engineer at the Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Iran (2005-08). He is currently a Fellow member of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of IEEE, and member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education.Farhad’s research falls under Distribution networks, Microgrid and Smart grid concepts. He has authored one book and 11 book chapters and 100+ peer-reviewed scholarly articles in international conferences and journals, as well as being an editor of 6 books.
Farhad has won 5 Best Paper Awards in various conferences and has also received the IET Premium Award for the Best Paper published in the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution journal in 2015. One of his articles was listed under the top-25 most cited articles in the Electric Power System Research Journal in 2015 while one of his 2015 journal articles has been listed under the top-5 most read articles of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the recipient of the Postgraduate Research Supervisor Award from Curtin University in 2015 and the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2016.
Farhad is currently a Subject Editor, Deputy Subject Editor, and Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Access, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Smart Grid, IET Energy Conversion and Economics, and International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems and has served 35+ conferences in various roles such as General, Technical, Program, Publication, Publicity, Award, Sponsorship, and Special Session Chairs.
Farhad has led the IEEE Western Australia Section as the 2020-2021 Chair, and was the 2019 Founding Chair of the IEEE Western Australia Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Chapter. He is currently the 2021-2022 Secretary of the IES’s Technical Committees on Smart Grids.
Prof. Yifei Wang,
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), China
Dr. Yifei Wang is currently an Associate Professor in School of Mechanical Engineering and automation, Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen. He received his B.Sc. degree from Department of Modern Mechanics, University of Science and Technology of China in 2012, and his Ph.D. degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong in 2016. Afterwards, he worked as a Postdoc in the same university. His research interest is mainly focused on microfluidic energy conversion and battery additive manufacture, including fuel cells, metal-air batteries, aqueous ion batteries and electrolyzers. Till now, he has published over 50 scientific articles in these areas and filed 5 related patents. He is also a guest editor for Energies (IF 3.0), editing a special issue on “Advances in Fuel Cells and Metal-Air Batteries” (open for submission).
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Ce Shang received his B.E. from Zhejiang University in 2011 and Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore in 2016. He joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017 as an assistant professor, where he is now an associate professor. His research interests include the operational planning and reliability evaluation of power and energy systems, using tools of operations research and machine learning.
Southeast University, China
Xiao Wu is an associate professor and doctoral supervisor at School of Energy and Environment, Southeast University. He received his B. S. degree and Ph. D. degree in Energy information and Automation in Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2008 and 2014. Since 2019, he has been a visiting professor in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in the University of Sheffield, UK.
Prof. Wu has been investigators in over 20 research grants with funding from European Union, Royal Society, NSFC, MOST and Industry. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers including Applied Energy, Energy, Fuel, IEEE Trans. Energy Conversion. He has been awarded Jiangsu Outstanding Youth Foundation, Royal Society-Sino-British Trust International Fellow, Excellent young scholar of Jiangsu Engineering Thermophysics Society, Young Science and Technology Talents of Jiangsu Province in the last three years. His main research area is in Process Systems Engineering for Energy and Environment, including Process Modelling, Simulation, Control and Optimization, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Power Plants，Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) and Integrated Energy System (IES).
Dr. Geng Qiao,
Head of Energy Storage Department / Senior Research Engineer
Global Energy Interconnection Research Institute Europe GmbH Kantstrasse 162, Germany
Xinjiang University, China
Hongchang Li (S’12-M’16-SM’21) received the B.Eng. and D.Eng. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 2011 and 2016, respectively. From August 2014 to August 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, U.S. From July 2016 to July 2019, he was a Research Fellow with the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Since 2020, He has been an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Xinjiang University, Urumqi, China. His research interests include wireless power transfer, high-frequency power conversion, and distributed energy storage systems.
Assoc. Prof. Fei Gao,
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Fei Gao is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai , China. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Power Electronics, Machines, and Control (PEMC) Research Group, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, in 2016. From Mar. 2010 to Sep. 2012, he worked in Jiangsu Electric Power Research Institute, Nanjing, State Grid Corporation of China. From 2016 to 2019, he was with Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK as a postdoctoral researcher. Since July 2019 he joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as an associate professor. His current research interests include control and stability in microgrids, more electric transportation systems, and wireless power transfer. Dr. Gao won the European Union Clean Sky Best PhD Award in 2017 and IET Control & Automation Runner Up PhD Award in 2018.
Dr. Fernando Pérez López
Fernando is the MaintenanceAI global solution leader based
in the Riyadh office. He joined McKinsey in 2016 after
working 3 years as a Reliability engineer for Maersk
Drilling and 2 years as a corrosion researcher. His main
areas of expertise are in Reliability analytics and
predictive maintenance across industries.