Keynote Speakers for ICREC 2018
Prof. Tyrone Fernando, University of Western Australia, Australia
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Udaya K. Madawala, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
K. Madawala graduated with a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) degree from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987, and received his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993 as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. At the completion of his PhD, he was employed by Fisher & Paykel Ltd, New Zealand, as a Research and Development Engineer to develop new technologies for motor drives. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland as a Research Fellow. At present, as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to wireless grid integration of EVs for V2G applications and renewable energy. Udaya
Udaya is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Power Electronics Society, and has over 30 years of both industry and research experience in the fields of power electronics and energy. He has served both the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies in numerous roles, relating to conferences, technical committees and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of the Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Committee and the Oceania Liaison Chair of Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He was the General Chair of the 2nd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), held in New Zealand in 2016, and is also a member of the SPEC Steering Committee. Udaya has over 250 IEEE journal and international conference publications, and holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer and power converters. He is a keynote, plenary and tutorial speaker, and offers his service to industry as a consultant.
Prof. Dylan Lu, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dylan Dah-Chuan Lu received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 1999 and 2004 respectively.
In 2003, he joined PowereLab Ltd. as a Senior Design Engineer and worked on industrial switching power supply projects. He was a faculty member with The University of Sydney from 2006 to 2016. At present he is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. His current research interests include power electronics for renewable sources, energy storage systems and microgrids. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of Engineers Australia.
He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award in the category of Emerging Power Electronic Technique at the IEEE PEDS 2015. He presently serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II and a Subject Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation.
Plenary Speaker for ICREC 2018