Keynote speaker


Prof. Kai Strunz,

Technical University of Berlin, Germany


Kai Strunz received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. (summa cum laude) degrees from Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. From 1995 to 1997, he pursued research at Brunel University in London. From 1997 to 2002, he worked at the Division Recherche et Développement of Electricité de France in the Paris area. From 2002 to 2007, he was an Assistant Professor of electrical engineering with the University of Washington in Seattle. Since September 2007, he has been Professor with the Department of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy, Technische Universität Berlin. He is Guest Professor of the Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing.
Dr. Strunz is editor of the open access IET Engineering Journal launched in 2013. Further editorial board memberships include CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems since 2015, IET Renewable Power Generation 2007 to 2017, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics 2006 to 2010, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics 2013 to 2014.
Dr. Strunz is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Committee on Energy Development and Power Generation, Chair of the Subcommittee on Distributed Energy Resources, and Vice Chair of the Working Group on Dynamic Performance and Modeling of HVDC Systems and Power Electronics for Transmission Systems. In 2012, Dr. Strunz was the General and Technical Program Chair of the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) Europe 2012 in Berlin. He received the IEEE PES Prize Paper Award 2015 and the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics First Prize Paper Award 2015.




Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid, IEEE Fellow
University of Brest, France


Mohamed Benbouzid received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1994, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Amiens, Amiens, France, in 2000.
After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the University of Amiens, Amiens, France where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is a Full Professor of electrical engineering. Prof. Benbouzid is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert at the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines.
Prof. Benbouzid is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the IET. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a Subject Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation.



Prof. M. S. Muyeen,

Qatar University, Qatar


Dr. S. M. Muyeen is presently working as a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department of Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. He received his Ph.D. from the Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan, in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and worked in Japan under the versatile banner of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He holds visiting/adjunct positions with many foreign universities, e.g., Shanghai Maritime University, China, Curtin University, Australia, Shanghai University of Electric Power, China.

His research interests are industry-oriented, focusing on power electronics, electrical machines, FACTS, energy storage systems (ESSs), renewable energy, HVDC systems, power system stability and control, and smart grids. He has published more than 275 articles in different journals and international conferences, including 160+ Journal articles. He has published 7 books as an author or editor. He has been a keynote speaker and invited speaker at many international conferences, workshops, and universities. Dr. Muyeen has been the recipient of many research awards, including The Petroleum Institute ‘Research/Scholarship Award 2012’ and best paper awards from IEEE conferences many times. He has been awarded the IEEE WA Outstanding Engineering Award 2017, jointly from IEEE PES and PELS societies, for his leadership role, research, and service-related activities.

During his scientific career, he has been involved in various professional service activities, both nationally and internationally. He serves on the editorial panel for many prestigious journals from IEEE, IET, and other publishers including IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion (editor), IEEE Power Engineering Letters (editor), IET Renewable Power Generation (associate editor), and IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution (subject editor), Frontiers in Energy Research (Specialty Chief Editor of Smart Grid Section), Electroncis (Section EIC) etc. He has organized many international conferences for IEEE and other organizations in various capacities, including as General Chair, Advisory Chair, Technical Committee Chair, Special Session/Tutorial/Workshop Chair, Steering Committee member, etc. He is deeply involved with the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) University Education Sub-Committee (UESC) under the Power and Energy Education Committee (PEEC) and currently holds the Vice-Chair position of UESC.

Dr. Muyeen has secured many national and international research and infrastructure development grants as a leading investigator. He has established strong collaborations with renowned international universities and research centers worldwide. He has an intense connection with the R&D wings of leading industries like ABB, Siemens, Hitachi, Toshiba, Oztronenergy, Western Power, Horizon, ADNOC, and others. Dr. Muyeen is a senior member of the IEEE, Fellow of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) and Charted Professional Engineer (CPEng) of Engineers Australia.



Prof. Mohan Kolhe,

University of Agder, Norway


Prof. Dr. Mohan Lal Kolhe is a full professor in smart grid and renewable energy at the Faculty of Engineering and Science of the University of Agder (Norway). He is a leading renewable energy technologist with three decades of academic experience at the international level and previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities, e.g., University College London (UK / Australia), University of Dundee (UK); University of Jyvaskyla (Finland); Hydrogen Research Institute, QC (Canada); etc. In addition, he was a member of the Government of South Australia’s first Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies.

Professor Kolhe is an expert evaluator of many prestigious international research councils (e.g., European Commission: Erasmus+ Higher Education – International Capacity Building, Royal Society London (UK), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC UK), Cyprus Research Foundation, etc.). In addition, many international organizations have invited him to deliver keynote addresses, expert lectures, workshops, etc. He has also been a member of many academic promotional committees.

Professor Kolhe has successfully won competitive research funding from the prestigious research councils (e.g., Norwegian Research Council, EU, EPSRC, BBSRC, NRP, etc.) for his work on sustainable energy systems. His research works in energy systems have been recognized within the top 2% of scientists globally by Stanford University’s 2020, 2021 matrices. He is an internationally recognized pioneer in his field, whose top 10 published works have an average of over 175 citations each.


























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