|Prof. Hassan Bevrani
University of Kurdistan, Iran
Doshisha University, Japan
|Prof. Claudio A. Cañizares
University of Waterloo, Canada
|Prof. Toshifumi Ise
Osaka University, Japan
Prof. Zhixin Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Prof. Hassan Bevrani
University of Kurdistan, Iran / Doshisha University, Japan
Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. Currently, he is a full professor and the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC) at the University of Kurdistan. Over the years, he has worked as senior research fellow and visiting professor with Osaka University, Kumamoto University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Doshisha University, Nagoya University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author/coauthor of 9 international books, 15 book chapters, and more than 500 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is a Fellow member of IEEE, and he was the gust editor of several volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia and Energy Reports. His current research interests include Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, Microgrid dynamics and control, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in http://smgrc.uok.ac.ir/.
Prof. Claudio A. Cañizares
University of Waterloo, Canada
(IEEE Fellow, Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid)
Dr. Claudio Cañizares is a University Professor and the Hydro One Endowed Chair at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE) Department, and the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE) at the University of Waterloo, where he has held various academic and administrative positions since 1993 and has received multiple recognitions, especially the 2021-2022 Awards of Excellence in Graduate Supervision at both the University and Faculty of Engineering levels. He obtained the Electrical Engineer degree from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) in Quito-Ecuador in 1984, where he held different academic and administrative positions between 1983 and 1993, and his MSc (1988) and PhD (1991) degrees in Electrical Engineering are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research activities focus on the study of stability, control, optimization, modeling, simulation, and computational issues in bulk power systems, microgrids, and energy systems in the context of competitive energy markets, smart grids, and energy access. In these areas, he has led or been an integral part of many grants and contracts from government agencies and private companies worth millions of dollars, and has collaborated with multiple industry and university researchers in Canada and abroad, supervising/co-supervising close to 180 research fellows and graduate students. He has authored/co-authored over 370 publications that have exceeded 29,000 citations at a 77 H-index, including journal and conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, disclosures and patents, and has been invited to deliver keynote speeches, seminars, tutorials, and presentations at many prestigious venues worldwide. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Transactions on Smart Grid; the 2022-2023 IEEE Division VII Director of the IEEE and Power & Energy Society (PES) Boards; and a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, where he was the Director of the Applied Science and Engineering Division of the Academy of Science from 2017 to 2020. He is also the recipient of the 2017 IEEE PES Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal, and of multiple IEEE PES Technical Council and Committee awards and recognitions, holding leadership positions in several IEEE-PES Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces.
Prof. Toshifumi Ise
Osaka University, Japan / NARAGAKUEN School Corporation, Japan
Toshifumi Ise is a professor emeritus of Osaka University and the president of the NARAGAKUEN School Corporation. He received Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering. and Doctor of Engineering degrees in electrical engineering from the Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1980, 1982 and 1986 respectively. From 1986 to 1990, he was with the Nara National College of Technology, Nara, Japan. Since 1990, he had been with the Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan and was a professor from August 2002 to March, 2018. His research interests are in the areas of power electronics and applied superconductivity for power systems. Toshifumi Ise is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) and a life member of the IEEE.
Prof. Zhixin Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Professor Zhixin Wang is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and conducts research in the areas of wind power, photovoltaic generation and control technology, distributed generations of smart grid and intelligent distribution system, motor control system and energy-saving system.
Professor Wang received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. at Zhejiang University, China in 1985, 1988 and 1994, served as deputy director of the Department of Electrical Engineering, vice President of the Shanghai Society for Hydropower Engineering, a member of the committee of experts of Shanghai New Energy Industry Association and also as a member of Renewable Energy Special Committee and Mathematical Special Committee of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering, China Instrument Society of testing instruments Branch.
Professor Wang granted 20+ invention patents, 20+ utility model patents and 1 appearance design patent, and is responsible for more than 5 scientific research projects, such as Research on Key Technologiesof VSC-HVDC Converter for Offshore Wind Farm Grid Integration supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Research and development on intermittent power sources grid-connected planning and random process analytical technology supported by National 863 Program of China, etc.
Professor Wang received much award and honor. For example, six projects, such as the key technology of distributed PV system with high permeation, etc., were awarded the Second Class Award of Shanghai Technological Invention Award.