Invited Keynote Speakers
Prof. Chengxi Liu
Wuhan University, China
Chengxi Liu (S’10–M’13–SM’18) received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Aalborg University, Denmark, in 2013. Prior to his current position, he served as a System Analyst at Energinet.dk (the Danish TSO) until 2016, and later as a Research Associate at the University of Tennessee, USA. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University. Currently, he holds the position of Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Automation at Wuhan University.his research interests encompass power system stability and control, power system simulation, renewable energy integration and control, as well as the application of artificial intelligence to power systems. In recognition of his contributions, he was honored with the Chinese "Thousand Youth Talents Program" award in 2018. He is an IEEE senior member and a member of CIGRE. Additionally, he serves as an associate editor for the IET Journal of Engineering. He has authored over 80 papers, including 30 SCI papers, and has filed 10 patents in China and the United States.
Throughout his career, Professor Liu has actively participated in various significant projects. He contributed to the analysis and design of the systematic protection scheme (SPS) for the Danish national grid and played a key role in designing the core algorithm of the automatic voltage control system (AVC). Moreover, he has been involved in multiple high-voltage direct current projects in Denmark, proposing site selection and capacity determination schemes. His expertise has been acknowledged with multiple best reviewer awards from renowned international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. In the past, he has led projects including the sub-project of the Danish Strategic Research Center, the Danish State Grid Corporation, and the United States UTK Interdisciplinary Research Fund. Currently, he is leading projects funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China and the sub-project of the National Key R&D Program in China.
Speech Title: Power Decoupling Strategy for Voltage Source Converter Connected to Distribution Grids
Prof. Zhaoxi Liu
South China University of Technology, China
Prof. Zhaoxi Liu, doctoral supervisor. Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Tsinghua University, Doctor of Engineering of Danish University of Technology, Visiting scholar of University of California, Berkeley, USA, and senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), mainly engaged in power system operation and safety research. Published over 50 SCI/EI academic papers and obtained two authorized invention patents. Currently serving as a invited editor for Frontiers in Energy Research and a reviewer for several internationally renowned academic journals. Research interests include power system operation planning, new energy and distributed energy integration, power system security and risk management, etc.
Speech Title: Optimal Strategies for Defending Power Systems Against Potential Malicious Attacks
Prof. Yiming Zhang
Fuzhou University, China
Dr. Yiming Zhang is a full professor with Fuzhou University. He received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University. He has authored 1 book from Springer, authored or co-authored more than 70 technical papers in journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include wireless power transfer for electric vehicles and mobile phones, and resonant converters. He is the recipient of the National Youth Talent Program and the First-Prize Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations of Tsinghua University. He was recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for IEEE TPEL and TIE.
Speech Title: Free Positioning Wireless Charging for Consumer Electronics based on Reverse Windings
Prof. Dr. 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 and a chartered engineer registered under the engineering council, United Kingdom. For research experience, he has been working in the field of solar energy engineering for more than 20 years and his research interest including concentrating solar power, concentrator photovoltaic system, photovoltaic, daylighting and solar thermal system. For research leadership, he has been principal investigator for seven external grants with total amount of more than USD 1 Million and leading multi-disciplinary research fund. For recognition of his contribution, Dr Chong has been honoured 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. To honour his contribution in academics & research, he has been 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. 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).
Speech Title: Non-Imaging Focusing Heliostat and Its Application in the Solar Thermal Power Plant
Assoc. Prof. Zicheng Liu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Zicheng Liu (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in Hydropower Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2016. During Otc. 2014 to Mar. 2015, he was a Visiting Student at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. During Jun. 2016 to Sep. 2018, he was a postdoc researcher at Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China. He is currently an associate professor at HUST. His research interests include multiphase motor control systems and transportation electrification. Dr. Liu is the recipient of three prize paper awards in IEEE conferences and the second-place prize paper award of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He is the vice chair of IEEE Power Electronics Society Wuhan Chapter.
Speech Title: Multiphase Energy Conversion in Wind Power Generation
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jiashen Teh
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Teh demonstrates the advantages of flexible transmission line rating on high voltage (138-400kV) power grids to enhance the integration of solar and wind energies. The research is state-of-the-art because the new relationships of the flexible line rating technology with existing conditions and legacy technologies are investigated. The research enables the optimal enhancements of line ratings while preserving the life-cycle of transmission lines, and thereby improving the reliability of transmission grids. With this new discovery, electric utilities worldwide can safely increase the power capacity of their existing grids, which can enhance the integration of renewable energy and improves the delivery of clean energy to consumers at a minimal cost. Consequently, the dependency on traditional, carbon-emitting fuels is reduced. This assists electric utilities to reduce carbon emissions and, enable them to commit to higher level of ESG standard. Dr. Teh is also a Technical Director of UPE-Power in Taiwan, which he has implemented his research findings on line sensor products developed for applications in Taiwan and Japan. He has published more than 50 journal articles indexed in the globally recognized SCIE database, which he is the first/corresponding author in 34 (>70%) of them, and 30 (>65%) of the articles are ranked in the database’s first quarter. His publications have attracted 2085 citations and 28 h-index on Google Scholar. He has secured around RM800k of research funding, where more than 40% of the amount was obtained abroad (Taiwan, Saudi). He has accumulated RM30k of local consultancy projects. He has 1 pending patent filed in Malaysia. He is the main supervisor of 4 graduated PhD students, and another on-going 9 PhD students. For three consecutive years in 2019, 2020 and 2021 he was the top 2% world-most-cited-researchers according to field by Stanford University. He was the 2021 Outstanding Engineer by the IEEE Power & Energy Malaysia and the 2022 Outstanding Young Professional by the IET Malaysia.
Speech Title: Flexible Thermal Line Rating for Reliable Power Systems