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
Udaya 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 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. Since July 2016, he has been an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Systems, 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 the IET Renewable Power Generation.
Plenary Speakers for ICREC 2018
Previous Keynote Speakers
Prof. Hao Gong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Speech title: Supercapacitors with high energy density
Abstract: Supercapacitors have attracted great attention as potential energy storage devices. Comparing with batteries, supercapacitors can much more quickly be charged. However，their energy densities are much smaller. This talk will focus on the fabrication and properties of some supercapacitors with high energy densities. Such supercapacitors are composed of metal oxides and carbon based electrodes. A small prototype can light up bulb and run a small fan.
Hao GONG is a Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at
National University of Singapore. He is also the coordinator of the
transmission electron microscopy laboratory at Department of Materials
Science and Engineering. His research interests include transparent oxide
conductors and semiconductors (n-type and p-type), energy storage materials
and devices (mainly supercapacitors), energy harvest materials and devices
(mainly solar cells), gas sensors, functional thin film and nano-materials,
materials characterization (mainly on transmission electron microscopy and
Dr. Gong received his B.S. degree in Physics at Yunnan University in 1982. He passed his M.S. courses in Yunnan University, carried out his M.S. thesis research work at Glasgow University, UK, and received M.S. degree of Electron and Ion Physics at Yunnan University in 1987. He then did his PhD at Materials Laboratory at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and obtained PhD degree there in 1992. He joined National University of Singapore in 1992, and is currently full professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He has published about 200 refereed papers in major international journals and a few US patents. He has delivered several invited talks at international conferences. He has been chairman or committee member of several international conferences, and editor of special issues of some journal.
Prof. Hee-Je Kim, Pusan National University, Korea
Speech title: Recent Solar Energy and ESS (Super-capacitor/Li Polymer Battery Applications for Various Applications
Abstract: Around the world, many governments have strived to increase the share of renewable green energy in their power productions. The main interest has mainly been energy security, increasing prices of carbon based energy sources and minimizing global warming. Concerning the second, global shipping is a major contributor to GHG (global greenhouse gas) emissions, bring responsible for approximately 3% of global CO2 emissions.
The IMO (international maritime organization) is now working to start GHG regulations for global shipping, and is under pressure, e.g. from EU and UNFCCC (United Nations framework convention on climate change), to apply regulations that will have a substantial impact on emissions.
In addition, we introduce the second application of stand-alone PV system. The solar power generation and ESS will be very important in the isolated island and distant place without electrical power supply. So we demonstrate a cold storehouse for fresh fruits with a proto-type stand-alone PV system with ESS as the next generation solar power application.
Furthermore, we have been developed the eco-friendly power
supply for various applications based on our own developing
the new ESS (super-capacitor/Li polymer battery).