Keynote Speakers

Prof. Danny Sutanto,
University of Wollongong, Australia


Danny Sutanto received his B.Eng. and Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia in 1978 and 1981 respectively. Following his graduation he joined GEC Projects, Australia as a Power System Analyst. In 1982 he joined the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of New South Wales. In 1996 he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Professor in Electrical Engineering. In 2006, he joined the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Wollongong as the Professor of Power Engineering.

His main areas of research are power system analysis, power system economics, voltage stability, harmonics, power electronics and computer aided education. He has published numerous papers in the areas of electromagnetic transient analysis, power system analysis, voltage instability, design of harmonic filters, FACTS, Battery Energy Storage Systems, computer aided teaching systems, power system expansion planning, electrical machines and power electronics, in total over 170 papers.

He was awarded the N. Svennson's Award for Teaching Excellence in the Faculty of Engineering in 1994. In 2000, he was awarded the HK Polytechnic University President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching. He has extensive consultancy experience both in Australia and Hong Kong covering areas such as power system planning, fault analysis and harmonic filter design. While at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he received grants from the RGC, Learning and Teaching Development Committee (LTDC), British Council, various research studentship and grants from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University totalling more than HK$15 million. He was appointed as the Regional Representative of the Power Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Electronic) for Region 10, Asia -Pacific from 2001-2004. He has been invited to be the members of International Advisory Board for several international conferences. He is also a member of the International Editorial Advisory panel of the International Journal "Electric Power Systems Research".

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.

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.