2023 ICoPESA Speakers

Prof. Xinbo Ruan
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

IEEE Fellow

阮新波,南京航空航天大学教授,长江学者/国家杰青,IEEE Fellow

Xinbo Ruan (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanjing, China, in 1991 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, he joined the College of Automation Engineering, NUAA, where he became a Professor in 2002. From 2008 to 2011, he was also with the College of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He is the author or coauthor of 13 books and more than 300 technical papers published in journals and conferences. His main research interests include soft-switching power electronic converters, power electronic system integration, and renewable energy generation system.,Dr. Ruan is currently the Vice-President of China Power Supply Society. He is currently an Editor for IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Power Electronics and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, and IEEE Open Journal of Industrialelectronics Society.

Prof. Loi Lei Lai
Guangdong University of Technology, China

Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter
IEEE Life Fellow, IET Fellow

赖来利, 广东工业大学教授,IEEE Life Fellow, IET Fellow

Speech title: Smart Energy for Applications in Smart Cities

Loi Lei Lai is University Distinguished Professor, Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou China. He was Pao Yue Kong Chair Professor with Zhejiang University, Hangzhou China, and Chair of Electrical Engineering with City, University of London. His current research areas are in smart cities and smart energy. He was awarded an IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE/PES) UKRI Power Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award in 2000, a special award from City, University of London in 2005 and is its honorary graduate, the IEEE/PES Energy Development and Power Generation Committee Prize Paper in 2006 and 2009, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (IEEE/SMCS) Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 and 2014, Most Active Technical Committee Award in 2016, and his research team received a Best Paper Award in the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference in 2020 and the 2022 Meritorious Service Award from IEEE/SMCS for "meritorious and significant service to IEEE SMC Society technical activities and standards development". He is Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Smart Cities Newsletter, and Chair of the IEEE/SMCS Standards Committee. He was Director of Research and Development Center, State Grid Energy Research Institute, China; IEEE/SMCS Vice President for Membership and Student Activities; a Fellow Committee Evaluator for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and IEEE/PES Lifetime Achievement Award Assessment Committee Member. He is an IET Fellow and IEEE Life Fellow.

Prof. Guan-Jun Zhang
Xi'an Jiaotong University, China


Guan-Jun Zhang (M’02) was born in Shandong Province, China, in October 1970. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 1991, 1994 and 2001, respectively. From July 1994, he was a Teacher Assistant with XJTU. From October 1998 to September 1999, he was a Visiting Researcher with Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, engaged in surface electroluminescence and discharge phenomena of solid insulating materials. Since June 2004, he has been a full Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment and the School of Electrical Engineering at XJTU. From August 2006 to February 2007, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, engaged in secondary electron emission characteristic and plasma simulation. From August to October 2008, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow with Saitama University, Saitama, Japan, engaged in flashover physics phenomena in vacuum. He is currently also an Adjunct Professor with the Beijing Key Laboratory of High Voltage and EMC, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China. His current research interests include dielectric phenomena under high voltage, discharge physics and plasma technology, and condition maintenance of power equipment. He has published more than 100 journal articles and conference papers. Dr. Zhang received the 2008 Chatterton Young Investigator Award from IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV), 2006 Fok Ying Tong Research Award for University Young Teachers from China Ministry of Education (MOE), 2003 National Top 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award from China MOE, and some other awards and prizes from Chinese Government.

Prof. Soteris A. Kalogirou
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy
Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
IEEE Fellow

Speech title: Status of Renewable Energy Systems in the World and Prospects

Professor Soteris Kalogirou, D.Sc. is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He is currently the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts. For more than 35 years, he is actively involved in research in the area of solar energy and particularly in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination, photovoltaics, geothermal energy and absorption cooling. He has a large number of publications in books, book chapters, international scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, and Editorial Board Member of another twenty journals. He is the editor of the book McEvoy’s Handbook of Photovoltaics, published by Academic Press of Elsevier and author of the books Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems, and Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systems, published by Academic Press of Elsevier.

Prof. Xuzhen Huang
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


Xuzhen Huang received the B.E., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2006, 2008, and 2012, respectively. She is with the Jiangsu Key Laboratory of New Energy Generation and Power Conversion, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China, where she is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering. Her current research interests include the linear permanent magnet synchronous motors and the thermal analysis of motors.

Prof. Gianfranco Chicco
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks
IEEE Fellow, Vice-Chair of the IEEE Italy Section

Speech title: Effectiveness of the Clustering Methods for the Categorization of the Electrical Demand

Gianfranco Chicco holds a PhD in Electrotechnics Engineering and is a Full Professor of Power and Energy Systems at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO) in Torino, Italy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the vice-Chair of the IEEE Italy Section. He received the title of “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the University Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania) and from the Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He participated in the various European Projects with POLITO and the Italian Consortium ENSIEL. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks (Elsevier), a Subject Editor of Energy (Elsevier), and an Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies (MDPI). He was the Chair of the International Conferences 55th UPEC (2020), 7th IEEE PES ISGT Europe (2017) and 6th WESC (2006) and is the Chair of the 20th IEEE EUROCON (2023). His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Multi-Energy System Flexibility, Data Analytics, and Power Quality.

Prof. Fushuan Wen
Zhejiang University, China

IEEE Fellow

文福拴,浙江大学教授,IEEE Fellow

Fushuan Wen has been a full professor in Zhejiang University, China since 1997. He is listed in "Most Cited Chinese Researchers" in six consecutive years from 2015 to 2020 by Elsevier. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Energy Conversion and Economics, the deputy Editor-in-Chief of Automation of Electric Power Systems, and serves as the editor, subject editor and associate editor of several international journals. He has been undertaking various teaching, research and visiting appointments in National University of Singapore, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Hong Kong, South China University of Technology, University of New South Wales in Australia, Queensland University of Technology in Australia, Brunei University of Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Murdoch University in Australia, Tallinn University of Technology, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia, Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society. His research interests include power industry restructuring, power system alarm processing, fault diagnosis and restoration strategies, smart grids and electric vehicles, as well as artificial intelligence applications in power and integrated energy systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Haoran Zhao
Shandong University, China

赵浩然, 山东大学教授,电气工程学院副院长

Zhao Haoran is currently a National Distinguished Professor (selected in 2017), doctoral supervisor, Qilu Young Scholar (selected in 2016) and the Deputy Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering of Shandong University. Prof. Zhao received his bachelor, master and Ph.D. degrees from Shandong University (SDU), Technishe Universitaet Berlin (TUB), and Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in 2001, 2010, and 2014, respectively. He got the national scholarship for outstanding overseas students in 2014. He has worked for State Grid Shandong Electric Power Company, Younicos AG of Germany, DIgSILENT of Germany and the Power Energy Center of the Technical University of Denmark. In October 2017, he joined the School of Electrical Engineering of Shandong University full-time. 2019-2020 concurrently served as Deputy Director of the Construction Office of Shandong University Longshan Campus (Chuangxin Port).
He is currently a senior member of IEEE, member of CIGRE Working Group C6.C1.33 (Integrated Energy Systems), member of CIGRE C4.56 (Simulation Model of Large Grid Electromagnetic Transient For Large-scale Power Electronic Access), and IEC SC Expert of working Group 8A, Vice president of Shandong Energy Research Association, member of Distribution Network Control and Operation Special Committee of Electrical Engineering Society, member of Artificial Intelligence and Electrical Application Special Committee of Electrical Engineering Society, member of Digital Twin Committee of Integrated Energy of Simulation Society, member of Integrated Energy Special Committee of Renewable Energy Society.
Prof. Zhao currently serve as the Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IET Renewable Power Generation/Journal of Engineering and other international journals, as well as a youth editor for power protection and control, and invited to serve as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion special issue, the International Journal of Electrical Power& Energy Systems special issue Editor-in-chief.

Prof. Xin Dai
Chongqing University, China


He received his Ph.D. degree in control science and engineering from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2006. He is currently the Professor of the School of Automation, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, and the Associate Director of National International Research Center of Wireless Power Transfer.
Professor Dai is a leading researcher in Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) and nonlinear control in Power Electronics, significantly contributing to both Wireless Power Transfer theory methods and engineering applications. He is very active as associate editors for top IEEE journals, including IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. As a scientific leader in the field of systems and control, he has been serving on various national and international technical committees.
Prof. Dai has made original contributions in Wireless Power Transfer technology with real world applications, which can be assessed by his publications (over 100 papers) in prestigious international journals, including IEEE T-IE, IEEE T-PE. He authored/co-authored 2 books in the field of Wireless Power Transfer. He also held 50 patents, some of which have gone through technology transfer with an estimate market value of over $10 million. He has given many keynote talks and invited talks, chaired numerous conferences.

Prof. Jun Jiang
Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


Jun Jiang (Senior Member, IEEE) was born in Anqing, Anhui, China. He received the B. E. degree in electrical engineering and automation from China Agricultural University (CAU) in 2011 and Ph.D. degree in high voltage and electrical insulation from North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) in 2016. During 2019-2020, he joined High Voltage Engineering Division, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Manchester (UoM), UK as Honorary Stuff/Academic Visitor. He is now working as an Associate Professor in Department of Electric Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanjing, China. His research interests are condition monitoring of power apparatus and optical sensing application.