About AEES Invited Speakers
Invited Speakers

Prof. Vijay K. Sood | (Life Fellow of IEEE)
Ontario Technical University, Canada  

Biosketch: Dr. Vijay K. Sood obtained his Ph.D. in Power Electronics from the University of Bradford, England in 1977. From 1969-76, he was employed at the Railway Technical Centre, Derby, U.K. From 1976-2007, he was a Senior Researcher at IREQ (Hydro-Québec Research Institute) in Montreal, Quebec. In 2007, he joined Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Ontario where he is now the Chair of the Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering.
He is a Member of the Professional Engineers Ontario, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and Emeritus Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). His research interests are in the monitoring, control and protection of power systems using artificial intelligence techniques. Dr. Sood has published over 200 articles, 10 book chapters and written two books on HVDC Transmission.  


Prof. Nídia Caetano
Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal 

Biosketch: Nídia Caetano is Coordinator Professor at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (P.Porto), where she is the sub-director of the MSc in Sustainable Energies (Mechanical Engineering Department). She was the director of the MSc in Sustainable Energies (March 2013-June 2018). She graduated and received Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from FEUP, 1987 and 1996, respectively. For over 25 years, she has been actively involved in the research in renewable and sustainable fuels, biomass and biowaste valorization, biological wastewater treatment, within a biorefinery approach and aiming at sustainable development. Additionally, from 2010, she has also been involved in research related to life cycle assessment of energy, biomass and biofuel processes/systems. Presently she is involved in microalgae biorefinery projects, including the whole value chain LCA. All her research activities have been linked to Higher Education in Chemical Engineering and/or Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems.
She has contributed +100 journal peer reviewed papers and +200 conference papers presentations, 14 book chapters, and was the invited lecturer of several conferences.
Technical expert for the Agência Nacional de Inovação, USDOA (SBIR program), the Israeli Dep. Agriculture, and the European Commission.  


Prof. Zhifang Yang
Chongqing University, China 

Biosketch: Zhifang Yang received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University. He currently works as an assistant professor at Chongqing University. His research interests include power system optimization and economic analysis. Zhifang Yang has published more than 50 peer reviewed papers in journals and conferences. 


Assoc. Prof. Dan Wang
Tianjin University, China 

Biosketch: 王丹,天津大学电气自动化与信息工程学院,副教授,博士生导师,科技部分布式能源与微电网国际科技合作基地副主任,IEEE Senior Member,主要从事综合能源系统、智能配用电系统、分布式能源与微网等领域研究。2021年度中国高被引学者,H指数28(他引26),发表论文160余篇(其中SCI检索论文50余篇(一区16篇)),4篇论文进入ESI高被引;2019年度中国百篇最具影响国内学术论文奖,4篇文章获中国精品科技期刊顶尖论文(F5000)奖,2022年瑞士日内瓦国际发明展银奖,2021年度IEEE PES杰出青年人才,中国产学研合作创新与促进(个人)奖。《Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems》,《电力建设》期刊编委,IEEE PES电力系统运行、规划与经济技术委员会(中国)综合能源系统运行、规划及商业模式分委会副秘书长,IEEE PES电力系统保护与控制技术委员会(中国)电网运行控制技术分委会常务理事,IEEE PES直流电力系统技术委员会(中国)直流配电网分委会常务理事。授权发明专利20项,受理发明专利33项;计算机软件著作权6项;已参与完成4本能源电力领域著作的撰写并出版;主持和参与国家重点研发计划、国家高科技发展计划(863)项目、国家重点基础研究发展计划(973)项目、国家自然科学基金在内的国家及省部级项目12余项;获省部级科技进步奖励一等奖1项、二等奖3项、三等奖2项 


Dr. Zhongbei Tian
University of Liverpool, UK 

Biosketch: Dr Zhongbei Tian is a Lecturer in Electrical Energy Systems at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Electronics, the University of Liverpool. He is also an Honorary Researcher at the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), the University of Birmingham. Dr Zhongbei Tian’s research interests include railway traction power system modelling and analysis, energy-efficient train control, energy system optimisation, and sustainable transport energy systems integration and management. He has been working on a number of projects funded by EPSRC, Royal Society, Horizon 2020, Network Rail, RSSB, and Innovate UK. His research has been implemented in projects across the world, including Network Rail, Edinburgh Tram in the UK, Madrid Metro in Spain, SMRT in Singapore, Beijing and Guangzhou Metro in China. 

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