2020 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Jun Liang, Cardiff University, UK

Biography: Prof. Jun Liang, Cardiff University, has over 27 years’ experience in high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission, power electronic converter control, power system stability operation and control. He currently leads a research group in power electronics and HVDC for renewable power generation and transmission. He has obtained research funding over £10 M, including £5 M external funding in 20 projects. In particular, he is the Coordinator and Scientist-in-Charge of two EC Marie-Curie Action ITN/ETN projects: MEDOW (€3.9M) and InnoDC(€3.89M). He has published over 180 papers including 85 journal papers, 1 book in IEEE/Wiley, and 4 book chapters. He has supervised 25 PhD students with 16 of them graduated successfully. The research in DC grids for offshore wind power is at the world leading position. He is the Chair of UK&Ireland Chapter of IEEE Power Electronics Society, Vice Chair of IEEE PELS Region 8 committee promoting IEEE membership, an Organising Committee member of the IET ACDC conferences, a committee member of CIGRE Working Groups C6/B4-37, B4-58, 60, 62 and 72, the Technical Secretary of the CIGRE WG B4-60, C6/B4-37, an Editorial Board Member of CSEE JPES, a Guest Editor of IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery, a Chair of the European HVDC PhD Colloquium, and technical committee members of several international Conferences. He has been appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Changsha University of Science and Technology of China, Northeast China Electric Power University, and North China Electric Power University.



Prof. Sarath B Tennakoon, Emeritus Professor of Staffordshire University&Visiting Professor of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)Africa

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