Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers

Prof. Yuanyuan Duan
Tsinghua University, China


Yuanyuan Duan received his B. Eng. and B. Econ. degrees from Tsinghua University in 1994, and Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in 1998. He is full professor at Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Tsinghua University. Prof. Duan is working on thermodynamics, thermophysical properties of working fluids, efficient utilization of medium to low temperature thermal energy, renewable energy, wetting dynamics and heat and mass transfer.

Prof. Duan has published over 300 peer reviewed journal papers (including 151 SCI papers). He received several awards, such as The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, The National Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation Award, The State Technological Invention Award. He is a Council Member of The Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics, Vice Chairman of the Chinese Engineering Thermodynamics Society, an Editor of the Chinese Journal of Engineering Thermophysics and a deputy director of the editor board of Thermal Science and Technology.

Prof.Chul H. Jo
Inha University, South Korea


Professor Jo, Chul Hee has finished his Mater degree at Stevens Institute of Technology, USA in 1985 and Ph.D in Ocean Engineering at Texas A&M University in 1991. After working for Intec Engineering, Houston USA and Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea from 1992 to 1997, he has joined to Inha University in Korea. His main research area is tidal current energy and he has been involved in many government advisory bodies and committees in ocean energy policy, development planning and research since 1998. Being the first author in ocean energy text book written in Korea, he has published more than 2000 journal and conference papers with more than 80 patents registered and pending in tidal current energy field. Prof. Jo has been conducted numerous government and industry projects developing tidal current generation system. He is currently the director of the Ocean Energy and Environmental Research Center and the vice president for KSNRE (Korean Society for New and Renewable Energy) and the Executive committee member for AWTEC (Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference).

Prof. Saad Mekhilef (IET Fellow)
University of Malaya, Malaysia


Saad Mekhilef received the B. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Setif, in 1995, and Master of Engineering science and PhD from University of Malaya in 1998 and 2003 respectively. He is currently professor at Department of Electrical Engineering; University of Malaya. Prof. Saad is the author and co-author of more than 250 publications in international journals and proceedings. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy, for major corporations in the power electronics projects. His research interest includes power conversion techniques, control of power converters, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef is an IET Fellow and IEEE senior member. He is the associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics and Journal of Power Electronics. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He is the Director of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory-PEARL- He is the author and coauthor of more than 250 publications in international journals and proceedings (189 ISI journal papers) with more than 10000 citations and 46 H-index, 53 Ph.D. and master students have graduated under his supervision. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy for major corporations in the power electronics projects. His research interests include power conversion techniques, control of power converters, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

Prof. Hyungkee Yoon
Korean Maritime University, South Korea


Dr. Yoon has earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1986, majoring mechanical engineering.

Dr. Yoon has devoted his professional career to R&D activities at Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) from 1986 to 2016. His special R&D interests include district heating and cooling, solar thermal and geothermal energy and other renewable energy. At KIER, he has served several key positions such as Director of high efficiency department, energy system department, renewable energy department, R&D planning and management department and energy policy department.

Dr. Yoon was in charge of the National Energy and Environment R&D programs for two years from 2001 to 2002 at National Research Foundation. He was the president of Korea Society of Renewable Energy from 2015 to 2016. He is an invited professor at Korea Maritime and Ocean University and the chairperson of Green Energy Research Center.