Prof. Badrul H. Chowdhury, (Life Senior Member of the IEEE)
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Title of Speech: Resilient Community Microgrids: Building a Resilient Community Using DERs
Bio - Badrul Chowdhury is a Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering with joint appointment in Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), North Carolina, USA. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA. Dr. Chowdhury’s research interests are in power system modeling, analysis, control and economics; system vulnerability and resiliency assessment; integration of renewable and distributed energy resources and microgrid control and optimization.
He is currently serving as the Assistant Director of the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNCC, and Site Director for the Center for Advanced Power Engineering Research (CAPER), an industry-university research consortium in the southeastern United States. Dr. Chowdhury is the current Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy.
Prof. Alberto Borghetti, (Fellow of the IEEE)
University of Bologna, Italy
Title of Speech: Flexible Operation of an EV Parking Lot for Voltage Control in a Distribution Network
Bio - Alberto Borghetti. Graduated (with honors) in electrical engineering in 1992 at the Univ. of Bologna. Since then, he has been working with the power system group of the same University, where is now a Professor of Electrical Power Systems. IEEE Fellow (class 2015). Resident Corresponding, Academy of Sciences of Bologna Institute (since 2022). His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, power system restoration after blackout, electromagnetic transients, optimal generation scheduling, and distribution system operation. Author or coauthor of over 170 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, books or presented at international conferences. He received the 2016 ICLP Scientific Committee Award and the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award. From 2010 to 2017 Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Smart Grid, from 2018 to 2022 Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Power Systems, from Jan 2019 to Feb 2023 he served as Editor-in-Chief of Electrical Engineering – Archiv fur Elektrotechnik.
Prof. Ir. Dr. Chong Wen Tong, (Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia 马来西亚科学院院士)
Universiti Malaya, Malaysia
Title of Speech: Innovative Wind Turbine Design for Offshore Application
Bio - Ir. Dr. Chong Wen Tong is currently a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia. He is also the Head of UM Centre for Energy Sciences. He is a Chartered Engineer registered by the Engineering Council (UK) since 2014. His research interests are Renewable Energy & Green Technology, Wind Turbine Technology, Industrial Aerodynamics and Innovative Product Design. Prof. Chong is the Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Green Energy & International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing - Green Technology. He was selected for the 2019 Top Research Scientists Malaysia by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia, and 2020, 2021 & 2022 World’s Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University. Prof. Chong won the First Prize of National-Intellectual-Property-Award 2016 and WIPO Medal for his invention, Cross-Axis-Wind-Turbine which his team is collaborating with PETRONAS to commercialize it. Prof. Chong was appointed as the Chief Juror of the International Innovation Awards (Malaysia Technology Expo 2023). Recently, he was elected as Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia.