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. Fuyuan Yang
Tsinghua University, China 

Biosketch: 杨福源,清华大学长聘教授,中国汽车工程学会理事及发动机分会主任,北京市内燃机学会理事,国家标准委员会柴油机电控组委员,全国车辆工程学科教学委员副主任委员,中国机械工业教育协会常务理事。


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: Dan Wang (M’15–SM’21) received his M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Hohai University, China in 2006 and his Ph.D. degree from Tianjin University, China in 2009. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic), University of Victoria, Canada. He is currently an associate professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tianjin University, China. His research interests include integrated energy systems, smart power distribution systems, distributed energy systems, and microgrids. He was a highly cited scholar in China in 2021, IEEE PES Outstanding Young Talent in 2021, and silver medalist in the 2022 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions. He won the 2019 China Top 100 most influential domestic academic paper awards. Four of his articles won the top paper (F5000) award of China’s top quality scientific and technological journals. He is an editorial board member of the Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems and a young editorial board member of the Electric Power Construction


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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