ICRED 2021 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Frede Blaabjerg

Aalborg University, Denmark

(IEEE Fellow, H-index 164, President of IEEE Power Electronics Society 2019-2020) 

He was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he got the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalborg University in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. From 2017 he became a Villum Investigator. He is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania and Tallinn Technical University (TTU) in Estonia.
His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has published more than 600 journal papers in the fields of power electronics and its applications. He is the co-author of four monographs and editor of ten books in power electronics and its applications.
He has received 30 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014 and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He has been Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011 as well as 2017 to 2018. In 2019-2020 he serves a President of IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is Vice-President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences too.
He is nominated in 2014-2018 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.



Prof. Jinyue Yan

Mälardalen University, Sweden

(Editor-in-chief of Applied Energy (IF=8.848, Elsevier), H-index 62) 

Prof. Jerry Yan, PhD: Prof. Jerry Yan is chair professor of Energy Engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden. Prof. Yan's research interests include advanced energy systems; renewable energy; advanced power generation; climate change mitigation technologies and related environment and policy etc. Prof. Yan published about 400 papers including papers in Science, Nature Energy, Nature Climate & Nature Communications and hold 10+ patents with about 15000+ citations and H-index 62. Prof. Yan is the editor-in-chief of Applied Energy journal (Impact factor 8.848), Advances in Applied Energy, & editor-in-chief of Handbook of Clean Energy Systems. He is the Chair of International Conferences on Applied Energy. He is an academician of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, and serves as the advisory expert to the UN, EU, & ADB etc. Founder of ICAE, AEii, UNiLAB, iCET, Energy Proceedings, EnerarXiv and OC:E etc. He has led research platform (Future Energy Profile) with funding of over 80 MEuro by Swedish Knowledge Foundation and industrial partners, and participated in several EU Projects (FP5, FP6, FP7, and Horizon) and other international and national projects. He was granted with several awards, such as Global Human Settlements Award of Green Technology, 2014 with supported by UNDP etc. Finalist of SWFF (Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development) award by USAID, Government of Sweden and the Netherlands, 2015; William Mong Distinguished Lecture, Hong Kong, 2017. Energy Islands’ Award conferred by the European Union with the project TILOS (2017), Highly Cited Researcher 2019 (one of the two selected in engineering in Sweden) by Web of Sciences (2020), IVA’s Research2Business Top100 (IVA=Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences).


Prof. Hassan Bevrani

University of Kurdistan, Iran

Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. He is a full professor, the Program Leader of Micro/Smart Grids Research Center (SMGRC), and Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Kurdistan. Over years, he has worked with Osaka University (Japan), Kumamoto University (Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan), Centrale Lille (France), and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author of 5 international books (including Robust power system frequency control, Springer, 2009; Intelligent automatic generation control, CRC Press, 2011; Power system monitoring and control, IEEE-Wiley, 2014; and Microgrid dynamics and control, Wiley, 2017), 15 book chapters, and more than 300 journal/conference papers. Prof. Bevrani is a senior member of IEEE and he was the gust editor of two volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia (100 and 147). His current research interests include Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, Microgrid dynamics and control, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry. More information is available in http://smgrc.uok.ac.ir/.

ICRED2020 Keynote Speakers


Prof. Carlo Alberto Nucci Fellow of IEEE

University of Bologna, Italy

Carlo Alberto Nucci graduated with honors in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1982. He is a Full Professor and Head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering “Guglielmo Marconi”, University of Bologna. He is an author or coauthor of over 370 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or in proceedings of international conferences. Prof. Nucci is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE), of which he is also an Honorary member, and has received some best paper/technical international awards, including the CIGRE Technical Committee Award and the ICLP Golde Award. From January 2006 to September 2012, he served as Chairman of the CIGRE Study Committee C4 System Technical Performance. He has served as IEEE PES Region 8 Rep in 2009 and 2010. Since January 2010, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal (Elsevier). He has served as the President of the Italian Group of the University Professors of Electrical Power Systems (GUSEE) from 2012 to 2015. He is presently serving Representative in the Horizon Europe Mission Board Sub-group “Climate-neutral and Smart cities”, and as a member of the Technical Scientific Committee of the Regional Energy Plan of Emilia Romagna Region. Italy. Prof. Nucci is Doctor Honoris Causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest and a member of the Academy of Science of the Institute of Bologna. He is also serving as vice-chair of the International Conference on Lightning Protection, ICLP.


Prof. Masakazu Kato Fellow of IEEE

Tokyo Denki University, Japan

Masakazu Kato was born in Osaka, Japan in 1954. He received the B.Eng., M.Eng. and D.Eng., all from the University of Tokyo, in 1977, 1979 and 1982, respectively. After an assistant professor at Hiroshima University, he joined Toshiba Corp. in 1984. At Heavy Apparatus Engineering Laboratory (later Power and Industrial Systems R&D Center), he had engaged in R&D of electric power systems. From 1991 to 1993, he was a visiting researcher of AIAI (Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute) of the University of Edinburgh, U.K. From 2005, he is a professor, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Tokyo Denki University. He was a Dean, Graduate School of Engineering, Tokyo Denki University from 2014 to 2017.
Dr. Kato is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of IET and a Distinguished Member of CIGRE.



Prof. Tony C.Y. Chung Fellow of IEEE

University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dr C.Y. Chung is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and a member of IEEE PES Fellow Evaluation Committee.
Dr Chung received the B.Eng. degree (with First Class Honors) and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively. His research interests include smart grid, renewable energy, power system stability/control, planning and operation, applications of advanced optimization methods, power markets and electric vehicle charging. His research work has not only generated 3 US patents, 2 book chapters and over 130 international journal papers, mostly in well-respected IEEE transactions and IET journals, but has also resulted in successful transference of two new commercial software packages developed for power system analysis. Software package “Small Signal Analysis Tool (SSAT)” developed by him is now being used by over 80 power companies and nearly 90 universities worldwide. He has provided consultancy services to both government agencies and well-known private companies.
Dr Chung was the Member-at-Large (Smart Grid) and Member-at-Large (Global Outreach) of IEEE PES Governing Board and also the IEEE PES Region 10 North Chapter Representative. He was the Past Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section, IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter of PES/IAS/PELS/IES and IET Hong Kong PES. He was the General Chair of IEEE EPEC2017 and IEEE PES APPEEC2014, Co-Chair of IEEE TENCON2015, IEEE PES APPEEC2013 and IEEE ICHQP2012, Vice-Chairman of IET APSCOM 2015 and IET APSCOM2012, Technical Chairman of IET APSCOM2009, and Honorary Secretary of IEEE DRPT2004 and IEEE IAS 2005 Annual Meeting.
Dr Chung is currently an Editor of “IEEE Transactions on Power Systems”, “IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy”, and “IEEE Power Engineering Letters”, a Subject Editor of “IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution”, and an Editorial Board Member of “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy”, and “CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems”.