ICEEEE Speakers

Keynote Speakers (Alphabetize by Last Name)
Prof. Ali Reza Kamali
Energy and Environmental Materials Research Centre (E2MC), Northeastern University, China

Dr. Ali Kamali is a Double Hundred Distinguished Professor and Director of the Energy and Environmental Energy and Environmental Materials Research Centre (E2MC) at Northeastern University, ex-Senior Research Fellow and current Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and consultant to several leading materials companies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and has published more than 150 SCI-indexed articles and 50 patents, some of which have been transferred to industry. His research mostly focuses on the development of innovative methods for green preparation of advanced materials for various applications. He is the recipient of several awards, including the International Khwarizmi Award, the Rose Prize of Shenyang, and NSFC Excellent Young International Scientist Fellowship.

Prof. Decheng Wan
Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

Prof. Wan received his Ph.D from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China in 1994. After successively worked as a research fellow of the Royal Society at University College London, UK, a senior research fellow at National University of Singapore, and a Wissenschaftliche Angestellter at Dortmund University, Germany from 1997 to 2005, he returned to Shanghai and was appointed as a full professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006.
Prof. Wan is the Ministry of education of Yangtze River scholar Professor, the Distinguished professor of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of Shanghai outstanding academic leaders, The Shanghai East scholar ( tracks plan) professor, the Doctoral Tutor, the Shanghai Pujiang Talent Fund Winner, the Ministry of Education New century talents scheme winner, the Adjunct professor of Strathclyde university and Dalian University of Technology, the Vice dean of Science and Technology Development Institute, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Deputy Dean of advanced Technology and Equipment Research Institute (presiding) and the Director of Marine and Ocean Engineering computational hydrodynamics Center. His research interest is mainly on computational marine and coastal hydrodynamics, Computational Marine Hydrodynamics, Simulation Based Design for Offshore and Polar Structures, Renewable Energy in Deep Sea, Numerical Marine Basin, Fluid-Structure Interaction, etc.

Prof. Yifei Wu
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

Yifei Wu was born in Zhejiang, China. He is now a professor in Xi'an Jiaotong University (top young talent) and supported by the national youth talent plan. He has hosted over more than 10 scientific research projects including the NSFC, the Key R&D Program of Shaanxi Province, and the State Grid Corporation's Science and Technology Project. He also published more than 70 SCI/EI papers in high-level journals at home and abroad, including 30 SCI papers as the first/corresponding author. He is a senior member of IEEE, authorized 19 national invention patents, 10 U.S. patents, 2 European patents. He won the Second Prize of Science and Technology of Shaanxi Province.

Speech Title: Research on DC Interruption Technology-Topology and Its Key Technologies
Abstract: The DC circuit breaker is an indispensable device for constructing the DC grid and ensuring the reliability and flexibility of the DC power supply. Although the existing DC interruption technology has achieved staged research results, there are still problems such as high cost, large volume, and complicated control, which is difficult to meet the needs of large-scale application of DC grids in the future and becomes a bottleneck restricting the development DC grid. Therefore, it is necessary to fundamentally change the interruption principles of existing DC circuit breakers, and seek high-performance, low-cost, and miniaturized new technologies and methods. In view of the above problems, a novel topology of economical DC circuit breaker based on vacuum arc control is studied. The arc voltage can be rapidly increased by regulating the vacuum arc with a magnetic field, which can be used to commutate the current in the main branch fast. Firstly, the principle of arc control and the method of increasing arc voltage are introduced, and the key influencing factors affecting arc voltage and post-arc dielectric recovery are obtained. Secondly, the arc control method and its effect on commutation is analyzed, in which the specific design parameters are obtained. Finally, a series of DC circuit breaker prototypes are developed and applied to several DC power distribution demonstration projects.

Invited Speakers (Alphabetize by Last Name)
Assoc. Prof. Xueqian Fu
China Agricultural University, China

Xueqian Fu (Member, IEEE) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2015. From 2011 to 2015, he was an Electrical Engineer with Guangzhou Power Supply Co. Ltd. From 2015 to 2017, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is currently an Associate Professor with China Agricultural University, Beijing. His current research interests include statistical machine learning, agricultural energy internet, and PV system integration. He is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of Information Processing in Agriculture, an Editorial Member of the Journal of Solar Energy Research Updates, an Associate Editor for the Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems, the Lead Guest Editor of International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems, Guest Associate Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research, and Guest Editor of Applied Sciences.

Speech Title: Basic concepts and technologies of agricultural energy internet
Abstract: With the advancement of technology, the concept of agricultural energy internet has emerged as a promising approach to optimize rural energy, reduce carbon emissions, and improve agricultural efficiency. This speech will provide an overview of the basic concepts and technologies of agricultural energy internet. It will cover the integration of agricultural production with modern energy and communication technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), energy internet, artificial intelligence (AI), and renewable energy, to create a smart and interconnected agricultural energy system. The speech will also highlight the potential benefits of agricultural energy internet, including increased agricultural productivity, reduced environmental impact, enhanced energy management, and improved energy efficiency. Additionally, challenges and considerations in implementing agricultural energy internet, such as energy infrastructure development, data privacy, and policy and regulatory frameworks, will be discussed. The speech aims to raise awareness about the importance of agricultural energy internet and stimulate further research and innovation in this field to drive renewable energy development in rural areas.

Dr. Julian David Hunt
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria

Julian Hunt is a research scholar in the Sustainable Service Systems (S3) Research Group of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program where he focuses on implementing daily and seasonal storage energy technologies in MESSAGE models and analyzing the impact of these technologies on long-term energy planning. His research interests include analysis of energy systems, water-energy-land interfaces, climate change risks, energy security, and energy storage.
In addition to his position at IIASA, Hunt is also a visiting professor in the postgraduate program in mechanical engineering at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, where he teaches energy storage and supervises master's and doctoral students.
Prior to joining the S3 group, Hunt received a two-year IIASA/CAPES-Brazil research grant to map the global potential for seasonal pumped storage. He joined IIASA from the National Commission for Nuclear Energy (CNEN) in Brazil, developing hybrid nuclear and seawater desalination projects. He also previously worked at the Energy and Climate Change Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
Hunt holds a D.Phil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford and a B.Eng degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham.

Prof. Farhad Shahnia
Murdoch University, Australia

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. He is also 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 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.

Speech Title: Role of Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants in Decarbonization
Abstract: Electricity systems around the world are experiencing a radical transition as the consequence of replacing fossil fuels, used for electricity production, by sustainable and cleaner energies. The growing penetration of renewable energies requires smarter techniques capable of handling the uncertainties of these intermittent sources. Along with this change, traditionally centralised power systems are also converting into distributed self-sufficient systems, often referred to as microgrids, that can operate independently. Virtual power plants are frameworks under which microgrids can be deployed within communities and enable energy transaction amongst retailers, customers and private investors. This talk will focus on the role of microgrids and virtual power plants in decarbonisation of the energy sector.