2022 7th International Conference on Advances in Energy and Environment Research (ICAEER 2022)

Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Hazlie Mokhlis, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia (Chairman of IEEE PES, Malaysia Chapter for 2020-2022)

Experience: Hazlie Mokhlis is a Professor in Power & Energy Systems. He 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. Up to now, he had successfully supervised 33 PhD and more than 60 Master Studenst. He is also active as reviewer for many reputable journals and several international conferences in the area of power and energy system. His outstanding research had been recognized by Stanford University in 2020 and 2021 as one of the top 2% scientists in the world. In 2021 he was awarded Top Research Scientist Malaysia by Academic Science Malaysia. Besides 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. Prof Hazlie is a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council UK and a Professional Engineer with the Board of Engineers Malaysia. He is also an external examiner/assessor for many local universities for the Electrical Engineering programme. Currently, he is chairman of IEEE Power Energy Society, Malaysia Chapter for 2020-2022 and Associate Editor for IEEE Access journal. His research is focusing on improving the efficiency and resiliency of power system operation.

Title: Impacts of Climate Changes and Potential Solutions for Electrical Supply Systems

Abstract: Climate changes due to high pollution had triggered extreme weather events. Hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes have become common threats nowadays. Extreme weather events not only cause loss of human life and impact economics but also significantly damage various crucial infrastructures such as electrical supply, water and gas supply, healthcare, communication as well as transportation systems. Among these critical infrastructures, the electricity supply system, which is referred to as the power system, is one of the most crucial infrastructures in this modern day. Failure of this system will disrupt the functionality of every other infrastructure. For instance, failure in electricity supply at a hospital may result in loss of human life. Realizing the importance of the electricity supply system, remarkable efforts are continuously made by power utilities and researchers to achieve a resilient electrical supply system. The aim is to ensure the system can resist sudden changes and quickly recover after the occurrence of catastrophic events so that electricity can be supplied as maximum as possible. A distribution system has great potential for resiliency improvement in a power system. This talk will discuss the impacts of climate change on the world and on the performance of the electricity supply system. An overview of the current climate conditions that lead to catastrophic events will be presented to show the importance of making a reliable and resilient electrical supply system. Some examples of research in making a resilient system against extreme weather will also be presented. 


Prof. Jian Xun JIN, Tianjin University, China(IEEE Fellow)

Experience: Principal research area and interest include: Applied superconductivity, superconducting material characterization and application modelling, superconductors in strong current and electrical power applications, electromagnetic devices, electric machines, energy efficiency and green energy generation, electric cars, control and measurement technologies, where he has over two hundred sci papers published, ten books, and national research projects, etc.

Guest Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity ASEMD special issue; Chair of the IEEE China Council Council of Superconductivity Chapter; and General Chair IEEE ASEMD Conference. 

Title: Towards to Form High Efficiency Power and Energy Grids with HTS Technology

Abstract: Superconductors especially high Tc superconductors (HTSs) provide opportunities for developing new concept power devices and forming revolutionary power and energy systems in electric power and green energy fields. This talk will present principles and technical details from HTS material science to HTS power devices and then HTS power and energy systems, coving the principle, device designs, systems, and practical applications. Possibility, advantages and benefits by using the HTSs will be evaluated through the analysis both in principle and practical applications.   

There are various HTS power devices which have been developed either in theoretical designs or practical prototypes almost in the whole range of power systems, from cables, generators, current limiters, transformers, energy storages, energy pipelines, etc. HTS materials and their power devices can be utilized to form a high efficient power and energy system. Theoretical modeling, device characteristic, research status and application prospect of technology towards electrical power system stability, efficiency and energy management capability especially in forming future smart grids will be also presented and analyzed. This talk then presents the concept of future HTS smart grids, as well as the new concept of a HTS energy grid, with the design and characterization analysis of the HTS power devices and systems based on HTSs and their device application technology development.

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Prof. Hassan Bevrani, University of Kurdistan, Iran (IEEE Senior Member)

Experience: Hassan Bevrani received PhD degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University in 2004. He is a full professor and program leader at of Smart/Micro Grids Research Center (SMGRC), University of Kurdistan, Iran. Over the years, he has worked with Osaka University, Kumamoto University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Doshisha University, Nagoya University (all in Japan), Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Centrale Lille (France), , and Technical University of Berlin (Germany). He is the author of 8 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; Microgrid dynamics and control, Wiley, 2017, Optimization in Electrical Engineering, Springer, 2019, Renewable Integrated power system stability and control, IEEE-Wiley, 2021; and Grid connected converters: modeling, stability and control, Elsevier, 2022), 17 book chapters, and more than 400 journal/conference papers. He has been the guest editor of 6 volumes of Elsevier Energy Procedia and Energy Reports journals. Prof. Bevrani is senior member of IEEE and his current research interests include Microgrid dynamics and control, Smart grid operation and control, power system stability, and Intelligent/robust control applications in power electric industry.

Title: Grid-Connected Converters: Key Elements in Future Power Grids

Abstract: The capacity of installed converter-based distributed generators (DGs) and renewable energy sources (RESs) over the world is rapidly growing; and this increases the significance of grid-connected converters (GCCs) that interface the primary power sources to the grid. It is well known that the quality of control and functions of these power converters in different operation modes significantly affects the grid dynamic performance. 

Moreover, the increasing penetration of converter-interfaced RESs and the control flexibility of GCCs motivate the use of these converters to develop additional ancillary services to control undesired system dynamics in the power grids. Moreover, appropriate control of GCCs has the potential to offset the intermittent nature of distributed energy resources and provide control support to the host utility during abnormal conditions. To this end, in the present speech, some new trends in GCCs modeling, control, and new functionalities in the visualization of virtual dynamics will be discussed. 


Prof. Sheng Han, Shanghai Institute of Technology, China

Experience: Han Sheng, Ph. D., Professor, Doctoral tutor, Director of Science and Technology of Shanghai Institute of Technology. He has won more than 10 honors at the provincial and ministerial level and above, such as the National Project for Millions of Talents, “Hou Debang” Chemical Technology Innovation Award, Shanghai's leading talents, Shanghai Outstanding Technology Leader. Also, Prof. Han is the invited editor of many domestic and foreign journals, such as Fine Petrochemicals, Materials Herald, Chinese Chemical Letters.Prof. Han has presided over more than 70 horizontal and vertical projects, such as the National Natural Science Foundation Project, Shanghai Talent Development Fund, Shuguang Project. Published more than 290 research papers in Adv. Mater, Adv. Funct. Mate, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, Small, Green Chem., Appl. energy, Fuel and other domestic and foreign journals as the first or corresponding author, 13 papers with high ESI citations. For another, Prof. Han has won more than 20 awards at the provincial and ministerial level and above, such as the first prize of China's invention and entrepreneurship achievements (2018), the second prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award (2015/2017/2020), the China Industry-University-Research Innovation Award (2020)).

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Invited Speakers


Dr. Rohitha Weerasinghe, University of the West of England, England

Experience: Rohitha Weerasinghe, A member of the combustion group at Imperial College London where he obtained his PhD after reading in turbulent reacting flows in gas turbine combustion. Upon returning to Sri Lanka he conducted research in combustion in stoves and electric and hybrid vehicles. His solar assisted electric car project won the National Transport award in 2003 and was the first of the kind in Sri Lanka and was presented in Japan at the JSAE conference. He then joined University of Sussex carrying out research in hybrid powertrains and heat recovery bottoming cycles. He published his research regularly and was a member of the SAE hybrid powertrains committee. Since then he worked in the industry as an energy specialist where he devised energy strategies large commercial projects. In 2012 he joined UWE where he conducts research in heat transfer in downhole measuring equipment. He has made publications in this area and currently working on hybrid powertrain concept for river boats and marine applications.

Title: Cost of Cyber Security Breaches in Renewable Energy Power Plants and Conventional Power Plants



Prof. Jiazhong Zhang, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China


My current research focuses on:

  • Lagrangian description for unsteady flow and combustion: Lagrangian coherent structure, momentum transfer, lobe dynamics, targeted energy transfer, localization of energy, nonlinear energy sink, thermo-acoustics in combustion, resonance energy exchange, complex network of flow systems, topology and aerodynamic properties;

  • Nonlinearity and singularity of N-S equation in view of the point of mathematics and the route to turbulence, Nonlinear non-equilibrium atmospheric thermal dynamics;

  • Instability, sequence-bifurcation, the spatiotemporal pattern formation for the complex fluid mechanics and combustion, macroscopic quantum phenomena;

  • Study fluid dynamics on manifolds, dynamics and the reduction of the continuum dynamic system with infinite-dimension or large degree-of-freedom based on the Inertial Manifold theories;

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