Keynote Speakers



(alphabetic order)

Frede Blaabjerg

University of Aalborg


Frede was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he got the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalborg University in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. From 2017 he became a Villum Investigator. He is honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania and Tallinn Technical University (TTU) in Estonia.

His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has published more than 600 journal papers in the fields of power electronics and its applications. He is the co-author of four monographs and editor of ten books in power electronics and its applications.

He has received 32 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014, the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014, the Global Energy Prize in 2019 and the 2020 IEEE Edison Medal. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He has been  Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011 as well as 2017 to 2018. In 2019-2020 he serves a President of IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is Vice-President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences too.

He is nominated in 2014-2019 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.

C.Y. is a Professor, the NSERC/SaskPower Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Technologies, and the SaskPower Chair in Power Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is a prominent leader for advancing academic activities and applied research in power systems engineering development in the province of Saskatchewan. He is now leading a research team, supported by SaskPower and NSERC of Canada, to conduct cutting-edge and long-term smart grid research for SaskPower and address critical technical issues associated with smart grid technologies and their applications to real power systems. Prof. Chung is currently a Senior Editor of “IEEE Transactions on Power Systems”, a Vice Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy” and a Subject Editor of “IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution”. He is a Fellow of IEEE, EIC, IET and HKIE. He is also an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and a member of IEEE PES Fellow Evaluation Committee.

Chi Yung Chung

University of Saskatchewan


Joe Dong

University of New South Wales


Joe is a (SHARP) Professor in Energy Systems at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. He is also Director of UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, and Director of Australian Research Council Research Hub for Integrated Energy Storage Solutions. His research expertise includes power system planning and stability, smart grid/micro-grid, load modelling, renewable energy grid connection, electricity market, data analytics, artificial intelligence and computational methods for energy systems. He served as Ausgrid chair and director of Ausgrid Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks to provide R&D support for the $100m Smart Grid, Smart City Australian national demonstration project. He has various power engineering projects in Australia, Asia, Europe and America. He is a contractor with EPRI. He has been serving as editor for several IEEE transactions and IET journals. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Clarivate Analytics 2019 Highly Cited Researcher.

Nikos Hatziargyriou

National Technical University of Athens


Nikos is full professor in Power Systems at the Electrical and Computer Engineering School of the National Technical University of Athens. From 2015 to 2019 he was Chair and until 2018, CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator. From 2007 until 2012 he was executive Vice-Chair and Deputy CEO of the Public Power Corporation, responsible for the Transmission and Distribution Divisions. He is Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee and currently Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He is honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He was chair and currently vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET). He has participated in more than 60 R&D projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and manufacturers. He is author of the book “Microgrids: Architectures and Control” and of more than 250 journal publications and 500 conference proceedings papers. He is included in the 2016, 2017 and 2019 Thomson Reuters lists of the top 1% most cited researchers.


Chongqing Kang

Tsinghua University



Chongqing is Professor and Dean of Department of Electrical Engineering in Tsinghua University, President of Tsinghua University Energy Internet Research Institute and President of Tsinghua Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute. He is also IEEE Fellow and IET Fellow. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Director of Centre for Teaching Excellence, Tsinghua University. As the recipient of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Chongqing was supported by Fok Ying Tung Foundation and enrolled in Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University by Ministry of Education awarded the Leading Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation of the "Ten Thousands Talents Plan". He has been the Principal Investigator for 10 grants supported by NSFC, in which 4 of them were supported to collaborate with the UK (Royal Society/EPSRC), South Korea(NRF-National Research Foundation) and United States(TAMU). Chongqing serves on the editorial board of 5 international journals including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and Electric Power Systems Research and 4 Chinese journals indexed by EI. He published over 300 academic papers, including 70 IEEE Transactions papers as well as 3 monographs (in Chinese) and two books in English. In Google Scholar his papers have been cited about 10,000 times. He obtained 25 authorized invention patents and 15 software copyrights.


Gerard Ledwich

Queensland University of Technology


Gerard is a professor in Electrical Power Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Fellow of IEEE and Engineers Australia.  He has held positions at University of Queensland, and in the Queensland Electricity Commission and the University of Newcastle. His research interests include control systems, power electronics, power systems, condition monitoring and distributed generation. He has published extensively, and is on the editorial panel of Modern Power and Clean Energy. Specific contributions in the area of connection of renewables have included wide area control, protection, inverter design , and stabilization of phase locking in large power systems.


Luis (Nando) Ochoa 

University of Melbourne Australia

Nando is Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at The University of Melbourne, Australia and part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester, UK. His expertise in network integration of distributed energy resources (DER) and his extensive portfolio of industrial and academic projects have led to 150+ publications, 60+ technical reports, and two patents, one filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE) and one filed by The University of Melbourne. Prof Ochoa is an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer and is also Editorial Board Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Magazine. Prof Ochoa is an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil).


Ramteen Sioshansi

The Ohio State University

United States

Ramteen is a professor in and associate department chair of the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, an associate fellow in the Center for Automotive Research, and a faculty affiliate member of the Center for Energy Research, Training, and Innovation at The Ohio State University. His research focuses on the integration of advanced energy technologies, including renewables, energy storage, and electric transportation, into energy systems. He also works in energy policy and electricity market design, especially as they pertain to advanced energy technologies. Currently, he is serving a third two-year term on the Electricity Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy and is chair of its Energy Storage Subcommittee.


Graham Town

Macquarie University


Graham is an electrical engineer with 8 years of experience in the Australian electronics industry, and 30 years of experience in engineering education and research. He received a BE (Hons 1) from NSWIT (now the University of Technology Sydney) in 1984, a PhD in medical imaging from the University of Sydney in 1992, and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management (Higher Education) from Macquarie University in 2007.

He is currently an Honorary Professor in the Department of Engineering at Macquarie University where he established the University's undergraduate engineering program, first offered in 2004.

He has published extensively in diverse areas including optical fibre communication and sensing technology and systems, engineering education, and in recent years he has been leading industry-supported research projects on power electronics for compact and efficient power conversion, and smart-grids with a focus on electric vehicle integration and management.


Yusheng Xue

State Grid Electric Power Research Institute


Yusheng has graduated from Shandong University, China in 1963, and received a PhD degree in 1987 from the University of Liege, Belgium. He has been an elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering since 1995. He is now the Honorary President of State Grid Electric Power Research Institute (SGEPRI or NARI), China. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Automation of Electric Power System and  Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. He received a National Prize on Science in 1977, a National First Prize of Achievement in the Advance of Science and Technology in 1996, National Second Prizes respectively in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012 and 2018. He also received a First Prize of National Excellent Technical Book Prize in 2001, a National Prize of Golden Patent in 2006 and an Excellence Patent in 2012.

Xinghuo is an Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor and a Distinguished Professor at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology), Melbourne, Australia.  He is also the Junior Past President of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and the Deputy Chair of Oceania Cyber Security Centre Limited.  His main research areas include control systems engineering, intelligent and complex systems, and future energy systems. He received many awards and honours for his contributions, including the 2018 MA Sargent Medal from Engineers Australia, the 2018 Australasian AI Distinguished Research Contribution Award from Australian Computer Society, and the 2013 Dr.-Ing. Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award from IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is a Fellow of IEEE, Engineers Australia, Australian Computer Society, and Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Xinghuo Yu

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology


SGES2020 is being arranged by the "Conference on Power and Energy," a not-for-profit technical association registered by the Australian Business Registrar (ABR) and Australian Taxation Office (ATO). ABN 87175393625. This technical association was first registered in 2019 and consists of 17 colleagues from 8 universities and 2 industries across Australia. The Executives of this technical association are A/Professor Farhad Shahnia, Dr GM Shafiulllah, Dr Hai Wang and Dr Muhammad Adnan Hayat. The trading address is 2/35 Nicholson rd, Cannington WA 6107. The key aim of this technical association is arranging an annual technical event (conferences, seminars and workshops) in the area of power and energy. This technical association hosted successfully the 9th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES 2019) in Perth, Australia on 10-12 December 2019. The International Conference on Smart Grids and Energy Systems (SGES2020) is the second conference being hosted by this technical association.