Vice-Chair of CIECCPA，Mingri Liu
China Industrial Energy Conservation and Cleaner Production Association
Speech Title: Enhance Motor Efficiency and Contribute to Energy Conservation and Carbon Reduction
Bio: 1988-1996: He holds a teaching position in the Department of Political Science and the Department of Political Science and Law at Liaoning Normal University. He has served as a counselor, secretary of the Youth League Committee, and deputy secretary of the Party branch.
2006 to present: In 2006, he established Dalian Tianyi Technology & Chemical Co., Ltd., which is now “Tianenlu (Dalian) Energy Conservation Service Co., Ltd.”, and cooperated with the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences to engage in research and development of high-tech petrochemical catalysts and project promotion. The main cooperation and service targets are the drilling, refining, chemical, and chemical fiber enterprises of CNPC, Sinopec, and CNOOC.
In 2008, for the evolvement in the oilfield service business, he established Tienenlu (Dalian) Shipping Co. Ltd. In addition, he also participated in the bidding of the Hainan Yue Dong Oilfield Vessel Service Project of Timeless Group Energy Limited and he won the bid in February 2009. As of now, the company has four shallow-draft, ice-breaking, and large-capacity shallow-sea oilfield service vessels, including the “Tian’en Lu 66”, the largest vessel with the strongest ice-breaking capacity independently built by China, which was featured on CCTV’s “NEWS 30'” program on January 24, 2011.
In 2012, the main business of the company shifted to the energy conservation and environmental protection industry, and deep experience has been accumulated in the field of the new energy industry and energy conservation and environmental protection. And this company has become a strategic partner and technology provider of China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group, the only central enterprise focusing on energy conservation and environmental protection. The company always takes “energy conservation, environmental protection, and green drive” as its theme, with a commitment to build a domestically first-class and internationally leading comprehensive energy conservation management system. The company is dedicated to researching energy conservation processes in various industries and forming exclusive energy conservation technologies for each industry. For example, from low-carbon routes and green ports in the field of water transportation to energy efficiency control platforms, electricity safety assurance, and intelligent monitoring of motors in the field of electric energy conservation, the company provides customized energy conservation products and services for different customers.
Since August 2019, he has served as the vice president of the China Industrial Energy Conservation and Cleaner Production Association and the director of the Association’s Green Motor System Professional Committee. He mainly organized various business activities around individualized control of motors and special motors, R&D and application of high-efficiency motors, industrial Internet big data platform, big data carbon peaking and carbon neutralization, etc.
Prof. Seán McLoone
Director, Centre for Intelligent and Autonomous Manufacturing Systems at Queen's University BelfastSpeech Title: Sometimes it is good to be LAZY and GREEDY-the story of FSCA
Bio: Seán McLoone received the M.Eng. degree (Hons.) in electrical and electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in control engineering from Queen's University Belfast (QUB), Belfast, U.K., in 1992 and 1996, respectively. Following appointments as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (1996–1997) and Lecturer at QUB (1998–2002), he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland, in 2002, where he served as Senior Lecturer (2005–2012) and Head of Department (2009–2012) before returning to QUB in 2013 to take up his current post as Professor and Director of the Energy Power and Intelligent Control Research Cluster in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. This encompasses techniques ranging from classical system identification, fault diagnosis and statistical process control to modern artificial-intelligence-inspired adaptive learning algorithms and optimization techniques. His research has a strong application focus, with many projects undertaken in collaboration with industry in areas, such as process monitoring, control and optimization, time-series prediction, and inline sensor characterization. His research interests are in the general area of data-based modelling and analysis of dynamical systems. Prof. McLoone is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is a Past Chairman of the U.K. and Republic of Ireland (UKRI) section of the IEEE.
Prof. Fushuan Wen
Speech Title: Mitigating the impacts of intermittent and uncertain output of renewable energy based generation: an energy storage solution
Bio: Professor Fushuan Wen received the BE and ME degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the PhD degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991, all in electrical engineering. He joined the faculty of Zhejiang University in 1991, and has been a full professor and the director of the Institute of Power Economics and Information since 1997, and the director of Zhejiang University-Insigma Joint Research Center for Smart Grids since 2010. He has been undertaking various teaching, research and visiting appointments in National University of Singapore (NSTB Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Research Fellow, Visiting Assistant Professor), University of Hong Kong (Research Assistant Professor), South China University of Technology (University Distinguished Professor), University of New South Wales in Australia (ARC Project Senior Fellow, Senior Visiting Fellow), Queensland University of Technology in Australia (CSIRO and ARC Project Visiting Fellow), Brunei University of Technology (Professor in Power Systems), Technical University of Denmark (Otto Monsted Guest Professor in Power Systems), Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (Visiting Fellow), Murdoch University in Australia (Adjunct Professor), Tallinn University of Technology (Professor in Energy Systems), Hangzhou Dianzi University in China (Yusheng XUE Education Foundation Distinguished Professor), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia (Honorary Visiting Scientist), Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (Visiting Principal Research Scientist). His research interests include: 1) power economics and electricity markets; 2) power system investment, planning and operation optimization; 3) smart grids and electric vehicles; 4) power system alarm processing, fault diagnosis and system restoration; 5) artificial intelligence applications in power and integrated energy systems. He has published 200+ SCI-indexed papers, 670+ EI-indexed papers, and 760+ Scopus-indexed papers. His publications have been cited for 16500+ times. He has completed and is undertaking more than 180 grants and projects from governmental organizations and industry. Prof Wen received many awards both at the national level and provincial level, including the most prestigious National Natural Science Award of China. He has been listed in "Most Cited Chinese Researchers" in seven consecutive years since 2015 by Elsevier, and is the author of one of the China's 100 Most Influential Domestic Academic Papers in 2016. Prof Wen is the editor-in-chief of Energy Conversion and Economics (SPERI, IET, Wiley), the deputy editor-in-chief of Journal of Automation of Electric Power Systems, a subject editor in power system economics of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, associate editor of Journal of Energy Engineering and Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He is also on the editorial boards of more than 10 journals. Prof Wen was the General Chairman of 2020 International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES 2020), Nov. 23-26, 2020, Perth, Australia. Prof Wen was elected to IEEE Fellow for contributions to fault diagnosis in power grids.
Prof. Kang Li
University of Leeds
Speech Title: Energy Hubs for Faster and Cost Effective Decarbonization of Railway Networks
Bio: Prof Kang Li holds the Chair of Smart Energy Systems at University of Leeds. His primary research interest lies on the development of advanced modelling, control and optimization technologies and machine learning methods with substantial applications in the areas of energy and power systems, transport decarbonization, and energy management in energy intensive manufacturing processes. His work on the development of minimal-invasive cloud-based energy and condition monitoring platform (Point Energy Technology) to support digitalization of SMEs in their transition to industry 4.0 has been successfully trialled in food processing and polymer processing industries, winning InstMC ICI prize 2015 and Northern Ireland INVENT 2016 award and was included in the finalist of the Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. He has been a strong advocator of transport decarbonization and societal transition to low carbon economy for a number of years within the international research community, leading large scale international research collaboration forums and consortiums on energy, winning Springer Nature ‘China New Development Award’ in 2019 in recognition of the ‘exceptional contributions to the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals’. He has worked closely with industries in energy and power, and manufacturing, and with key stakeholders in railway and road systems and with local communities in developing microgrids. He is strongly advocating the synergies of different sectors to achieve overall system flexibility for net zero. Prof Li has published over 200 international journal papers and edited 19 international conference proceedings in his area, winning over 20 prizes and awards.
Dean. Volker Pickert, Newcastle University
Speech Title: LIQUID METAL AS AN ENABLER FOR MULTI-OBJECTIVE APPROACHES IN POWER ELECTRONICS
Bio: Volker Pickert studied at RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, and the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K. He received the Dipl.Ing. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from RWTH Aachen University in 1994 and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., in 1997. From 1998 to 1999, he was an Application Engineer with Semikron GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany, and from 1999 to 2003, he was a Group Leader with Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg, Germany, responsible for the development of electric drives for electric vehicles. In 2003, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the Electrical Power Group, Newcastle University, where he became a Full Professor of power electronics in 2011. In 2012, he became the Head of the Electrical Power Group and, in 2020, the Director of Discipline for Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University, and he is now the Head of School. He has published more than 180 book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers in the area of power electronics and electric drives. His current research interests include power electronics for transport applications, thermal management, health monitoring techniques, and advanced nonlinear control. Prof. Pickert received the IMarEST Denny Medal for the best article in the Journal of Marine Engineering in 2011. In 2018, he received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computing Electronics & Communications Engineering (iCCECE), Essex, U.K. He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker and advises various governments on energyand transport-related issues. In 2019, he became the Director of the UK’s EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre in Power Electronics for Sustainable Electric Propulsion. He is also the Active Editor-in-Chief of the IET Power Electronics journal.