Keynote Speakers/特邀专家



IEEE Fellow, Prof Udaya Madawala, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Udaya K. Madawala graduated with a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) degree from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987, and received his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993 as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. At the completion of his PhD, he was employed by Fisher & Paykel Ltd, New Zealand, as a Research and Development Engineer to develop new technologies for motor drives. In 1997 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland and, at present as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to wireless grid integration of EVs for V2G applications and renewable energy.
Udaya is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronic Society, and has over 30 years of both industry and research experience in the fields of power electronics and energy. He has served both the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies in numerous roles, relating to editorial, conference, technical committee and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of the Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Committee and the Oceania Liaison Chair of Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He was the General Chair of the 2nd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)- 2016, held in New Zealand, and is also the Chair of SPEC Steering Committee. Udaya holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer (WPT) and power converters, and is a consultant to industry.


Prof. Dr. Lin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Tohoku University, Japan)

Dr. L. Chen is now a Professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He obtained his B.Eng and PhD in from Peking University. He is also a granted JSPS/JST-CREST Research Fellow and Assistant Professor in Tohoku University (Japan). His current research topics include renewable and unconventional energy resources, supercritical fluids, multiscale heat/mass transfer, and advanced measurement techniques.
In recent years, he has authored more than 120 well-cited international journal papers and/or conference presentations/keynotes/invited talks, books/chapters, including the most famous one on energy conversion (“Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems”, IGI Global, 2017, 680 pages). Dr. L. Chen is a winner of the President Scholarship, National Scholarship (MOE), Elite Scholar, Young Scientist Award, and many other honors/awards. He received the Innovation Award in 2011, 2012, and 2014, Elsevier journal TOP5 most-cited paper and the Elsevier Excellent Reviewer (2013, 2017). He is also a Reviewer, an Editorial/Advisory/TPC Member/Guest Editor for many renowned international journals/conferences.


Prof. Hee-Je Kim, Pusan National University, Korea

Prof. Hee-Je Kim got PhD of Energy Conversion, Kyushu University, Fukuoka city, Japan. (1990, March) At present he is professor of Department of Electrical Engineering in Pusan National University (Busan, South Korea). And the group leader of BRL (Basic Research Lab.). He is currently working as an Associate Editor of NJC (New Journal of Chemistry)-RSC shared and Editorial Board Member of Journal [Energies], and the two permanent member of Korea Institute of Electrical Engineers [KIEE] / Renewable Energy. His main research area is dynamic, multi-objective, practical solution based research with a focus on highly efficient solar energy conversion and effective energy storage. That is related to mainly four area: i) Fabrication and commercialization of next-generation solar cells such as dye synthesized solar cells, quantum- dot, and perovskite solar cells). ii) Improving efficiency of existing solar PV and wind hybrid systems using different tools and techniques. iii) High energy and power density flexible super-capacitor for hybrid energy storage system. v) Dual active bridge (DAB), DC/DC Converter, MPPT, PV Inverter, Remote control by smart-phone with novel algorithm for Power conditioning system.

Speech Title: Solar Power Generation and Various ESS (Energy Storage System) Applications (Download Abstract)