Prof. Yulong Ding
University of Birmingham, UK
FREng, FIChemE, FRSC
Founding Chamberlain Chair of Chemical Engineering
Professor Ding was awarded IChemE Clean Energy Medal (2021) and is a receiver of IChemE Global Awards in three categories of Energy, Research Project and Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2019; Distinguished Energy Storage Individual Award (Beijing International Energy Storage and Expo, 2018); Cryogenic Energy Storage Research Chair Award (Royal Academy of Engineering, 2014); Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Progress Award (First Prize, Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage System, 2014); Energy & Environment Award and Technology and Innovation Grand Prix Award (Liquid Air Energy Storage, ‘The Engineer’ Magazine, 2011).
He has published over 450 technical papers with ~350 in peer-reviewed journals (GS H Index of ~ 71) and filed over 70+ patents. He currently serves on UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - Molten Salts Advisory Group, UK Royal Society Net Zero Panel, IChemE Publication Medal Assessment Panel, European Technology, and Innovation Platform Working Group on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIPSNET).
Professor Ding is an associate editor of Energy Storage and Saving (KeAi) and Discovery Energy (Springer), and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Energy Storage (Wiley), Journal of Thermal Science (Springer), Particuology (Elsevier), and Energies & Applied Science (MDPI).
He has research interests in energy materials and energy processes and currently focusing on developing novel technologies for electrical and thermal energy storage at different scales. He has been a PI or Co-I of research projects with over £20M funding over the past 10 years.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Birmingham in 2013, he was Professor and Director of Institute of Particle Science & Engineering at the University of Leeds. He joined Leeds in June 2001 after previous employments with 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 University of Leeds and Institute of Process Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Wei-Jen LEE, IEEE Fellow
University of Texas at Arlington, USA
President of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS)
Vice Chair, IEEE Power Africa Steering Committee
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IAS Magazine
Professor Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas, Arlington, in 1978, 1980, and 1985, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering.
In 1986, he joined the University of Texas at Arlington, where he is currently a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department and the director of the Energy Systems Research Center.
He has been involved in the revision of IEEE Std. 141, 339, 551, 739, 1584, and 3002.8 development. He is the President Elect of the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS), a Prominent Lecturer (PL) of IEEE IAS (2019-2020), and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IAS Magazine. He is the project manager of IEEE/NFPA Collaboration on Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project.
Prof. Lee has been involved in research on Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Virtual Power Plants (VPP), AI for Load, Price, and Wind Capacity Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation, Demand Response, Power Systems Analysis, Short Circuit Analysis and Relay Coordination, Distributed Energy Resources, Energy Storage System, PEV Charging Infrastructure Design, AMI and Big Data, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection. He has served as the primary investigator (PI) or Co-PI of over one hundred funded research projects with the total amount exceed US$16 million dollars. He has published more than one hundred and seventy journal papers and two hundred eighty conference proceedings. He has provided on-site training courses for power engineers in Panama, China, Taiwan, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Singapore. He has refereed numerous technical papers for IEEE, IET, and other professional organizations.
Prof. Lee is a Fellow of IEEE and registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Utility Deregulation, Renewable Energy, Arc Flash Hazards and Electrical Safety, Smart Grid, MicroGrid, Load Forecasting, Power Quality, Distribution Automation and Demand Side Management, Power Systems Analysis, On Line Real Time Equipment Diagnostic and Prognostic System, and Microcomputer Based Instrument for Power Systems Monitoring, Measurement, Control, and Protection
Sun, Director of CFES, IEEE Fellow
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2008 to 2014
Sun received his Dr.-Ing.
degree from the University of Paderborn, Germany. Before
joining the faculty at Rensselaer in 2002, he was a
Principal Engineer at the Advanced Technology Center of
Rockwell Collins where he worked for five years. Prior to
that, he was a Post-Doc Fellow at Georgia Institute of
Technology from 1996 to 1997. He is currently a Professor of
the ECSE Department and Director of the Center for Future
Energy Systems (CFES) funded by New York State government.
Sun’s research is in the general area of power electronics, with an emphasis on modeling and control as well as applications in aerospace, IT, and power systems. His recent research focus has been on power electronics for renewable energy, high-voltage dc (HVDC) transmission and other power system applications. He is credited with developing the small-signal sequence impedance theory and solving real-world stability problems in renewable energy, HVDC transmission, and data center power systems based on his theory. His theory has also served as the basis for new grid codes and industry standards for power electronics in power systems. He collaborates with industry internationally in these areas.
As Director of CFES, Sun is responsible for all major missions of the Center, comprising of research, education, technology development, outreach, as well as collaborations with industry and other institutions. The Center supports half a dozen research and administrative staff members and works with faculty across Rensselaer on a broad scope of basic and applied research related to energy, ranging from advanced materials and devices for energy storage and energy efficiency, to renewable energy, and to power systems.
Sun is a Fellow of IEEE and is active in the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). He was the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2008 to 2014 and served in numerous other editorial boards and conference committees. He is currently the Treasurer and a Distinguished Lecture of PELS. He also received several awards from the IEEE Power Electronics Society, including the Modeling and Control Technical Achievements Award (2013) and the R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award (2017). He has more than 200 publications and holds 11 US patents and 1 European patent.
Otsuji Taiichi, IEEE Fellow
Tohoku University, Japan
Fellow of the IEEE, OPTICA, and JSAP
Taiichi Otsuji received the Ph.D degree in electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in 1994. After working at NTT Laboratories from 1984 to 1999, and Kyushu Institute of Technology from 1999 to 2005, he has been a professor at the Research Institute of Electrical Communi_x005f cation (RIEC), Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan since 2005. His current research interests include te rahertz electronic, photonic and plasmonic materials/devices and resilient energy-information-commu nication converged network infrastructure. He has authored and co-authored 270 peer-reviewed journal papers, and holds 7 US patents. He was awarded the Outstanding Paper Award of the 1997 IEEE GaAs IC Symposium in 1998, and Prizes for Science and Technology in Research Category, the Commendation for Science and Technology by the MEXT, Japan, in 2019. He has served as an IEEE Electron Device Society Distinguished Lecturer since 2013. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, OPTICA, and JSAP.
Yanping Yuan, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
Editor-in-Chief, Energy and Built Environment
Chair, International Conference for Global Chinese Academia on Energy and Built Environment
President, International Society of Energy and Built Environment
Yuan Yanping, professor,
Ph.D supervisor, secretary of the party committee of the
School of Mechanical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong
University. He received his doctoral degree in PLA
University of Science and Technology. His research interest
is renewable energy utilization and thermal environment
control in built environment. He is responsible for 27
national/ministerial/provincial research projects with a
total funding of over 20 million RMB. He is the team leader
of the Sichuan Youth Science and Technology Innovation Team
for Building Environment and Energy Efficient Utilization,
and the director of the 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center
for Building Energy Conservation and Green Building in
He was selected as National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Project award, honored as National-level Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions, and enjoyed the special government allowance of the State Council.
He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Energy and Built Environment, the subject editor of the Journal of Thermal Science, the associate editor of the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, and the editorial board member of Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Cities and Society. He is the Chairman of the International Society of Energy and Built Environment, Vice Chairman of the IAQVEC, Member of the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) E2, Member of the Chinese Society of Refrigeration, and Secretary-General of the Sichuan Refrigeration Society.