Speakers

 

Udaya Madawala, University of Auckland, New Zealand

IEEE Fellow
Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronic Society

Udaya K. Madawala graduated with a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) degree from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987, and received his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993 as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar.  At the completion of his PhD, he was employed by Fisher & Paykel Ltd, New Zealand, as a Research and Development Engineer to develop new technologies for motor drives.  In 1997 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland and, at present as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to bi-directional wireless EV charging systems for V2G-H2V applications. 

Udaya is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronic Society (PELS), and has over 30 years of both industry and research experience in the fields of power electronics and energy. He has served both the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies in numerous roles, relating to editorial, advisory, conference, technical committees and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of both the Administrative Committee and Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.  He was the General Chair of the 2nd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)- 2016, held in New Zealand, and is also the Chair of SPEC Steering Committee. Udaya, who has over 300 journal and conference publications, holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer (WPT) and power converters, and is a consultant to industry.

 

Jinliang He, Tsinghua University, China

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, HPEM Fellow
Chair of High Voltage and Insulation Technology Research Institute

Prof. He received the Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1994. Now he is a Changjiang Scholar Professor of China Education Ministry, and the Chair of High Voltage Engineering Research Institute in Tsinghua University. During Jan. 2014 to Jan. 2015, Prof. He is a visiting professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University. His research interest covers advanced power transmission technology, lightning protection technology, smart sensors and big data, and smart nanodielectric materials.
He was selected as an IEEE Fellow in 2007, an IET Fellow in 2011, and HPEM Fellow, he is the recipient of the IEEE Technical Achievement Award in 2010, the Hoshino Prize from Japan in 2013, and 2018 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award. He is the recipients of three Chinese National Awards and 15 Provincial Science and Technology Awards.  
He has published 6 academic monographs, and 350 papers in international academic journals and transactions, including IEEE Transactions, Nature Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Matter. He is associate Editor-in-chiefs of CSEE Journal of Power Electrical and Energy Engineering, and High Voltage Technology, editors of IEEE Transactions on Dielectric and Electrical Insulations, IEEE PES Letters, and IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, he is also a member of IEEE PES Fellow Evaluation Committee, and Chairman of the Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific International Conference on Lightning.  

 

Dehong Xu, Zhejiang University, China

IEEE Fellow,
IEEE PELS Distinguish Lecturer
President of the China Power Supply Society


Prof. Mark Dehong Xu received Ph.D. degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Zhejiang University in China in 1989. He used to be a visiting professor in the University of Tokyo, Virginia Tech, and ETH. Since 1996, he has been with the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, as a Full Professor. His research interests include power electronics topology, control, and applications for energy efficieny, power supply for data centers and renewable energy. He has authored or coauthored nine books and more than 200 IEEE Journal or Conference papers. He owns more than 43 China or U.S. patents. He is the recipient of five IEEE journal or conference paper awards. In 2016, he received IEEE Power Electronics Society R. D. Middlebrook Achievement Award. He is the IEEE PELS Distinguish Lecturer in 2015-2018. He is IEEE Fellow from 2013.

He is At-Large Adcom Member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is Co-Editor in Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics etc. He is general chairs of IEEE international conferences such as IEEE ISIE2012, IEEE PEDG2012, IEEE PEAC2018 etc. From 2013, he is the President of the China Power Supply Society.

 

Fushuan Wen, Zhejiang University, China
IEEE Fellow

Professor Fushuan Wen received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. 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.
He has been undertaking various teaching, research and visiting appointments in National University of Singapore (NSTB Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Research Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor), University of Hong Kong (Research Assistant Professor), South China University of Technology (University Distinguished Professor), University of New South Wales in Australia (ARC Project Senior Fellow, Senior Visiting Fellow), Queensland University of Technology in Australia (CSIRO and ARC Project Visiting Fellow), Brunei University of Technology (Professor in Power Systems), Technical University of Denmark (Otto Monsted Guest Professor in Power Systems), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (Visiting Fellow), Murdoch University in Australia (Adjunct Professor), Tallinn University of Technology (Professor in Energy Systems), Hangzhou Dianzi University in China (Yusheng XUE Education Foundation Distinguished Professor), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia (Honorary Visiting Scientist).
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 650+ journal papers including 180+ SCI-indexed papers, 470+ EI-indexed papers, and 650+ Scopus-indexed papers. His publications have been cited for 13800+ times. He has completed and is undertaking more than 160 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. Prof Wen is listed in "Most Cited Chinese Researchers" in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 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 IET Energy Conversion and Economics (a recently approved IET journal), the deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Automation of Electric Power Systems, an editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, 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.