Professor Philip Mawby holds the Chair of Power Electronics within the School of Engineering at Warwick. He is also Head of Research for the school. He has been at the University for just over 14 years, and has established a world leading research group in SiC based power electronics. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on Silicon Carbide power device technology and applications and has been working on the topic for more than 25 years. He also has an internationally recognized activity in the modelling of power devices, particularly in the area of compact modelling and fast systems modelling. Professor Mawby was the project leader for the £10m science city project on energy efficiency. This project has provided Warwick a dedicated cleanroom for silicon carbide power device research as well as vehicle integration lab consisting of two linked dynamometers capable of up to 500kW. In addition a team led by professor Mawby has been awarded a £3m EPSRC grant on Vehicle Electrical Systems Integration (VESI) to study how the vehicle motor and the power electronics can be integrated to deliver more compact designs, with higher reliability. More recently he has work on two national projects funded by EPSRC on smart grids and grid infrastructure with a team of leading universities in the sector (HUBNET and Top and Tail). The group has a well-equipped research cleanroom dedicated to the development of SiC power devices. He currently leads the Devices theme of the EPSRC Power Electronics UK national centre (EP/L007101/1). He also led the highly successful, VESI (IDP5) EPSRC funded project on automotive electrical systems (EP/I013636/1). The team at Warwick consists of 8 academics and a team of over 30 researchers. Recently, a joint laboratory with the University of Chongqing in China has been established in order to focus on exploitation of SiC technology, as it is recognised in China as a key enabling building block. The leading international conference in SiC (ECSCRM 2018) will be hosted by Warwick in Birmingham in 2018. He now heads a team of 25 researchers. He is the author of over 200 journal and international conference papers, a fellow of the IET and a fellow of the Institute of Physics as well as a senior member of the IEEE. Professor Mawby is currently running numerous research projects in the area of power electronics in the automotive, aerospace, power distribution, semiconductor materials and power electronics reliability areas. He also leads Warwick’s global research priority (GRP) in Energy across the university. He was recently the chair of the leading international conference on SiC (ECSCRM 2018), hosted by Warwick in Birmingham in September 2018.
Prof Vladimir Valentinovich Egorov has his expertise in theoretical molecular and chemical physics. Education: National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Faculty of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (1966 – 1972), Moscow, USSR. He has completed his PhD from Theoretical Department of Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences (1981), and he has completed his Dr Phys&Math Sci degree from Institute of Physical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences (2004). He is leading researcher at FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Prof Egorov is working on the development of a fundamentally new physical theory ‒ quantum-classical mechanics and its applications in physics, chemistry, biology and biomedicine.
Dr. Kazakos graduated from the National Technical University of Athens, then moved to the United States for graduate study. He received the M. A. degree from Princeton University and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, in Electrical Engineering/ Telecommunication Theory. He has been a Professor, Department Chair and Dean in several Universities in the U.S.. His seminal recognized research, published in about 165 journal and conference papers and 3 books, elevated him to the grade of IEEE Fellow and Life Fellow. IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Professor Kwanho You received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1993 and 1996, and received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Minnesota in 2000, respectively. He had worked as a faculty at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. In 2001, he joined the School of Information and Communication Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University. Currently, he is a full professor at the department of Electrical engineering.
Nonlinear optimal/robust/adaptive control problems.
Heterodyne laser interferometry nano-scale precision improvement.
CDMA wireless communication power control.
Flow control on communication networks.
Dr. Monica Alonso has been a lecture in the area of Electrical Engineering at the Carlos III University of Madrid since 2003. In the field of research, Dr. Monica Alonso has collaborated on more than 18 research projects, both with public bodies and with the main private companies in the sector, highlighting the Spanish national projects DOMOCELL and OSIRIS, as well as the European IDEAL project. In addition, she has been awarded a scholarship from the Iberdrola Foundation in the 2020 call. Special mention in the lines of research to topics related to the integration of Electric Vehicles, Storage and Integration in the electricity grid (participation in DOMOCELL project), etc. In the field of publications, Dr. Monica Alonso is co-author of numerous publications: including 1 book and 1 book chapter, 12 JCR indexed articles, as well as multiple collaborations and presentations in specialized congresses. She is also co-owner of 1 patent. Most of these contributions are in the area of research of renewable energies used in electricity generation, the operation of electrical systems and smart grids, as well as the integration of the electric vehicle into smart grids. Finally, at the teaching level, Dr. Monica Alonso has taught in more than 10 engineering degrees, as well as in two master's degrees from the Carlos III University of Madrid. The teaching taught focuses on the operation and modeling of electrical systems, as well as smart grids. She is co-director of 2 doctoral theses, both related to renewable generation systems, and is currently a member of the "REDES Research Group" of the Carlos III University of Madrid.
Peter Szolgay, professor and dean in the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics, at the Pazmany Peter Catholic University Budapest, and scientific advisor at the Computer and Automation Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Scientific Fields of Expertise and Interests: Circuit Theory and Design, Computer Architectures, Neural Networks, Cellular Neural Networks (CNN), Sensory arrays based computing, Kilo processor array computing.
Hazlie Mokhlis received the Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng. (Hons)) degree and Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng. Sc) in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He received a PhD degree from the University of Manchester in 2009. He is currently Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He held several positions; Deputy Dean Research (2013-2014), Deputy Dean Postgraduate Studies (2014-2015, 2017-2018), Deputy Dean Undergraduate Studies (2018-2019) and Head of Department (2015-2017) at the Faculty of Engineering. Dr Hazlie is actively involved in research as a principal investigator with a total amount of research grant worth more than RM 2.5 million. He is the author and co-author of more than 300 publications in international journals and proceedings in the area of Power Systems and Energy. He was listed in the top 2% scientist by Stanford university for the year 2019 in the area of energy and electrical engineering. He also involves actively as a reviewer for international journals such as IEEE transaction on Power Systems, IEEE transaction on Sustainable Energy, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Applied Soft Computing, Energy Conversion & Management, and several international conferences. Besides being involved with research, he is also active in the development of Malaysian Standard as a member of Working Group in Development of Malaysian's Power System Analysis and Studies (WG6) and Expert Representative in IEC for project TC 8/PT 62786. His research interest includes fault location, network reconfiguration, islanding operation, islanding detection, and renewable energy. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. Currently he is Chair for IEEE Power Energy Society, Malaysia Chapter.
SIQI BU(S’11-M’12-SM’17) received the Ph.D. degree from the electric power and energy research cluster, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, U.K., where he continued his postdoctoral research work before entering industry. Then he was with National Grid UK as an experienced UK National Transmission System Planner and Operator. He is an Associate Professor with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong, and also a Chartered Engineer with UK Royal Engineering Council, London, U.K. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Access and CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, a Guest Editor of IET Renewable Power Generation, Energies, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution and Shock and Vibration, and an Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems and Peer J Computer Science. His research interests are power system stability analysis and operation control, including wind/solar power generation, PEV, HVDC, FACTS, ESS and VSG.
Michela Longo obtained the Ph.D. cum laude in Mechatronic, Information, Innovative Technologies and Mathematics in 2013. Her academic career has been developed in the Electric Transportation Systems research group at Politecnico di Milano where she is now Assistant Professor since 2015. She received the national scientific qualification pursuant to article 12 of Law 240/2010 for the call sector 09/E2 Electrical energy engineering for the position of level II professor with a great evaluation in 2017. She is the Scientific Delegate for the International Exchange Programs for the outgoing and the incoming students in electrical engineering for the Politecnico di Milano. She leads international scientific collaborations with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT and Canmet ENERGY Research Centre Natural Resources Canada of Ottawa, She collaborates with the Bangladesh University and the University of Malaga. She is author of more than 160 works published in international and national journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is co-author of the book “Automation of electric transportation systems” (in Italian). She is Associate Editor of the Elsevier "Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks" Journal. She is Member of the Technical Committee CT 317 "Smart City" and CT 312 “Electrical and electronic components and systems for electric and / or hybrid vehicles for electric road traction” of CEI (Comitato Elettrotecnico Italiano). She is Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, a Member of the Italian Federation of Electro techniques, Electronics, Automation, Informatics and Telecommunications (AEIT), Member of the Italian Railway Engineers Association (CIFI) and a registered professional Engineer in the Province of Milano, Italy.
Professor Elbrous Mahmoud Jafarov received his first class Honors Degree Electro-Mechanical Engineering Diploma (M.Sc. Degree) in Faculty of Automation from Azerbaijan Industrial University (now Azerbaijan State Oil Academy) Baku, in 1969. The USSR State Certification of Candidate Eng. Sc. (Ph.D.) and D.Sc. (Eng) degrees from Research Institute NIPINefteKhim-Automat (Sumgait)-TsNIIK Automation (Moscow)-IMM and Institute of Cybernetics of Azerbaijan Science Academy; and Institute of Control Sciences (Moscow)-MIEM-LETI in Control and Systems Engineering were received in 1973 and 1982 respectively. He started as a research engineer in NIPINefteKhim-Automat and then he became Head of Variable Structure Control of the Oil-Chemical Process Laboratory from 1969 to 1984. During 1985-1996 he was Chairman of the Control Systems and Robotics Engineering Department at the Azerbaijan Technical University, Baku. Dr. Jafarov received the USSR State Certification of Professor in Control and Systems Engineering in 1987. He was visiting Professor at Beijing Aeronautical and Astronautical University (BUAA), in 1993, where he was awarded by China State BUAA Advisor Professor Certificate and Georg-Simon-Ohm-Fachhochule Nurnberg, Germany, in 2001. He has been contractual professor in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Faculty of Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, since 1996.
Dr. Omid Akbarzadeh Pivehzhani is working with Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Centre since 2016. His main research area is heterogeneous catalysis and catalytic reaction engineering. He has spent 10 years in academic-industrial projects as a research officer and post-doctoral. Dr. Omid has worked 5 years in the oil and gas industry as a chemical engineer. He developed advanced smart catalysts, especially for the oil and gas industries. Dr. Omid has contributed to two PETRONAS Research Sdn Bhd industrial catalyst projects and worked on an international Airbus R&D project in NANOCAT. Currently, he is the PI of the graphene catalyst project at Hokkaido University in Japan, project member of FRGS grant in UTP and assigned to the NANOCAT center project. Dr. Omid was the Chairman, keynote speaker and organizing committee of many international conferences. He is currently the supervisor of three Ph.D. students from different countries. He has published many ISI papers; book chapters and has two approved and granted patents. Also, he has hands-on experience and passed several pieces of training on handling different types of equipment which are being widely used for material synthesis, characterization and performance evaluation. He is in close collaboration with other departments, government agencies and universities around the world. He is visiting researcher of Jiangsu University China and Hokkaido University Japan. He is a member of the society of petroleum engineers (SPE) and Senior Member of Hong Kong Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering Society. Omid awarded a full fellowship from UTP during Ph.D. and were involved for lab demonstrator and teaching in the different courses of chemical engineering. He awarded Silver Medal in 27th International Invention & Innovation Exhibition (ITEX 2016), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in Malaysia and Silver Medal of Post Graduate Research Project in the 35th Science & Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 35).
Professor Manuela Panoiu is part of the department of Electrical Engineering and Industrial Informatics at the Polytechnic University of Timisoara. She teaches undergraduate and master's subjects to students at the Hunedoara Faculty of Engineering. Among the subjects she taught are: Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Systems in Electrical Engineering, Knowledge-Based Systems, Object-Oriented Programming, Microprocessor Systems, Computer Programming. Her research areas are focused on intelligent applications in electrical engineering, signal processing, computational intelligence, power quality.