2023 10th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering (CPESE 2023)

CPESE 2023 Invited Speakers


Prof. Tsuyoshi FUNAKI
Osaka University, Japan

He is a principle investigator (PI) of Power System Laboratory in Division of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering in Osaka University. He is currently working on the research and development of renewable energy system and smart grid technology based on power electronics using incoming wide band gap semiconductor power devices; e.g. SiC, GaN, and also working on reliability assessment of power supply facilities.
He received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree all from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan. He was on the staff of Research Associate with Osaka University in 1994, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2001. In 2002, he was an Associate Professor with Kyoto University. Now, he has been a full Professor with Osaka University since 2008.

Speech Title: Potential of wide band gap power device for sustainable and resilient power system 

Abstract: Power electronics, which converts and manages electric power, is indispensable for energy saving and renewable energy utilization. That is power electronics is essential technology for sustainable and resilient power and energy system. Power semiconductor device is key component of power electronics. Si semiconductor technology has been supported the advancement of power electronics. However, material property of Si shows the limitations of performance improvement of power semiconductor device especially for high voltage and high power applications. The wide band gap semiconductors make it possible to overcome the limitations of Si semiconductor; e.g. SiC, GaN, Ga2O3 and diamond. However, conventional circuit design and fabrication technologies cannot maximize the high performance of wide band gap semiconductor. The cutting edge technologies especially in thermal and EMC design of power electronics for effective use of wide band gap power semiconductor device are presented in this talk. 


Prof. Mahdi Jalili
RMIT University, Australia

Mahdi Jalili received his PhD in Computer and Communication Sciences from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. He was Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and RMIT VC Research Fellow. He is currently a Professor of AI and Electrical Engineering at RMIT and also the director of RMIT EV Living Lab. He leads Intelligent Informatics and Control research group, a dynamic research group with six academic staff, 12 research fellow and more than 40 PhD students. His main research areas include complex networks, complex dynamical systems, machine learning and its applications in sustainable energy systems. He has been the organising committee and technical program committee member of many international conferences. He is associate editor or guest editor of several journals including Complexity, Frontiers of Physics, IET Smart Grid and Asian Journal of Control.


Dr. Yicheng Zhou
Visiting Professor of Waseda University, Japan
Chief Researcher, Energy and Environment and Technology Research Institute, Japan

YICHENG Zhoureceived the degrees of B.S. in civil engineering, and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Hunan University, China, in 1982, and 1986 respectively, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University, 1995. After working in TEPCO SYSTEMS and FUJITSU LIMITED, now, he is a visiting professor of Waseda University and a chief researcher of EETRI. His fields of interest include planning, operation, control, and optimization of electrical power systems. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEJ, and project leader of ISO 37153

Speech Title: Some Challenging Issues for Implementation of Grid Forming Inverter 

Abstract: Grid Forming Inverter is a new technology that utilizes distributed power sources such as renewable energy generation and storage batteries to control the operation of power systems connected to power networks. It is critical to improving the stability and reliability of power systems. GFM is a promising solution to support future low-inertia power system grid frequencies and voltages, but there are several practical issues and challenges.
This presentation will discuss recent trends and predictions for future trends, focusing on some of the following issues to be challenged:
Stability and synchronization; coping with load variations; Countermeasures against reverse currents; Integrated control with the smart grid; Technology and Policy Regulation Regulations including Grid Code and standardization.
It is hoped that technological advances and R&D results will overcome these challenges and contribute to the diffusion of renewable energy and the stabilization of power networks.