Ir Emeritus Professor Tan Sri Dato' Dr Chuah Hean Teik (FIEEE, FIET, FAAET, FEMA, FIEM, FRSPSoc, FMSA, ACPE)
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Speech Title: Educating Tomorrow’s Engineers (Click for abstract)
Biography: Dr. Chuah Hean Teik graduated with a BEng (First Class Honours), MEngSc and PhD in electrical engineering, all from University of Malaya, Malaysia. He was President of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia from 2008-2019, where he is now an Emeritus Professor and a member of UTAR Council. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of TARUC Education Foundation. He is also a Consultant Professor to Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xian, China.
His research interests include microwave remote sensing and applied electromagnetics. He has authored/co-authored more than 280 papers in international journals and conferences. Dr. Chuah has received many awards locally and internationally. Among them include the inaugural Young Engineer Award by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia in 1991; 1990 Young Scientist Award at the 23rd General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) at Prague, Czechoslovakia; 1993 Young Scientist Award at the 24th General Assembly of URSI at Kyoto, Japan; 1995 Young Scientist Award (Industrial Sector) by the Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment; 1999 Malaysian Toray Science Foundation Science and Technology Award for his contributions in the area of microwave remote sensing; 2017 Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award by the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations; the IEM Engineering Hall of Fame in 2019 for his outstanding professional achievements, 2019 FEIAP Engineer of the Year, and 2019 WFEO Medal of Excellence in Engineering Education.
Dr. Chuah is an eminent technical leader. He is currently the President of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Past President of the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific (FEIAP) from 2011-2015, and current Chairman of FEIAP Standing Committee on Engineering Education. Dr. Chuah was the President of IEM (2009-2011). He is a Senior Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Malaysia (ASM); a Founding Fellow of the AAET and The Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World; Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA; and the Electromagnetics Academy, USA. He is currently a member of the Disciplinary Committee Panel under the Advocates and Solicitors’ Disciplinary Board, Malaysia, the Malaysian Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia. He also serves in Technical Committee or Advisory Committee of a few regional and international conferences and symposia.
Prof. Chen-Ching Liu (Life Fellow of the IEEE)
Virginia Tech, USA
Speech Title: Resilient Distribution Systems (Click for Abstract)
Biography: Chen-Ching Liu is American Electric Power Professor and Director, Power and Energy Center, at Virginia Tech. During 1983-2017, he was on the faculty of University of Washington, Iowa State University, University College Dublin (Ireland), and Washington State University. Professor Liu received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 and the Power and Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award in 2004. In 2013, Dr. Liu received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania. He chaired the IEEE Power and Energy Society Fellow Committee, Technical Committee on Power System Analysis, Computing and Economics, and Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award Committee. Chen-Ching is the U.S. Representative on the CIGRE Study Committee D2, Information Systems and Telecommunication. Professor Liu is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Member of Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Mo-Yuen Chow (FIEEE)
North Carolina State University, USA
Speech Title: Resilient Networked Microgrids Energy Management System (Click for abstract)
Biography: Mo-Yuen Chow earned his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., 1982); and Cornell University (M. Eng., 1983; Ph.D., 1987). Dr. Chow is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. He was a Visiting Changjiang Scholar.
Dr. Chow is the founding director of the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control (ADAC) Laboratory. He is the founding chair of Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Energy Storage Technical Committee and the past chair of IES Resilience and Security for Industrial Applications Technical Committee. Dr. Chow has published over 350 articles and is holding 8 patents related to his research works.
Dr. Chow’s recent research focuses on distributed control and management on smart grids, batteries, and mechatronics systems. He is an IEEE Fellow, Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics (2014 - 2018), Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2010 - 2012). He has received the IEEE IES Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Anthony J Hornfeck Service Award, the IEEE Region-3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE Eastern North Carolina Section (ENCS) Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Service Award. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.
Prof. Dr. Zhe Chen (FIEEE, FIET)
Aalborg University, Denmark
Speech Title: Power Grid based on Power Electronics and Renewable Power Plants (Click for Abstract)
Zhe Chen (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from the Northeast China Institute of Electric Power Engineering, Jilin, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Durham, Durham, U.K.,He is a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is the Leader of the Wind Power System Research Program, Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University and the Danish Principle Investigator for Wind Energy of Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research. He has led many research projects and has more than 400 publications in his technical field. His research areas include power systems, power electronics and electric machines; and his main current research interests are wind energy and modern power systems., Prof. Chen is an Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He is a Chartered Engineer in the U.K. He is a fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, London, U.K.