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Keynote & Plenary Speakers-REPE 2019

Prof. Ambrish Chandra, FIEEE, University of Quebec, Canada

Ambrish Chandra is a full professor of Electrical Engineering at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Montréal since 1999. His educational background includes B.E. degree from the University of Roorkee (presently IITR), India, M. Tech. from IIT Delhi, and Ph.D. from University of Calgary, in 1977, 1980, and 1987, respectively. Before joining as an Associate Professor at ÉTS in 1994, he worked as a faculty at IITR. From 2012-15, he was director of multidisciplinary graduate program on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at ÉTS.

The primary focus of his work is related to the advancement of new theory & control algorithms for power electronic converters for power quality improvement in distribution systems & integration of renewable energy sources. He has published more than 325 research articles in these areas. The key differentiator of his work is in its simplicity and practicality of new solutions and has had significant impact, which is now extensively used in the industry. He was instrumental in writing six review articles on power quality, which have become de-facto standards world-wide with total Google citations more than 12800, h-index 46, i10-index 144. He is coauthor of John Wiley book ‘Power Quality – Problems and Mitigation Techniques’.

Dr. Chandra is Fellow of many organizations, such as, FIEEE, FCAE, FEIC, FIET (UK), FIE (India), FIETE (India) and registered as a Professional Engineer in Quebec. He is IEEE PES/IAS Distinguished/Prominent Lecturer and has given lectures in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Xi’an, University of Toronto, many cities in India and UK, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Nepal, Bhutan, Ireland, Panama City, Ecuador, Lebanon and keynote speeches in many international conferences.  He is Chair of subcommittee on ‘Power Quality’ of IEEE IES. He was the Guest Editor for special issue of journal Energies on ‘Power Quality in Microgrids Based on Distributed Generators’ 2018. He received IEEE Montréal Best Technical Chapter Award – for PES in 2012, 2014, 2017, ‘Outstanding Contribution’ as Chair of IEEE Montréal Section’s PES Chapter, 2010. He is the recipient of highest Canadian award on electrical power engineering 2018 ‘IEEE Canada P. Ziogas Electric Power Award’.

Prof. Dr. Hossam Gaber, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Dr. Gabbar is a full Professor in the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in the Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, and cross appointed in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, where he has established both the Energy Safety and Control Lab (ESCL), Smart Energy Systems Lab, and Advanced Plasma Engineering Lab. He is the recipient of the Senior Research Excellence Aware for 2016, UOIT. He is leading national and international research in the areas of smart energy grids, energy safety and control systems, and waste to energy using advanced plasma technologies. Dr. Gabbar obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1988 with first class of honor from the Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Egypt). In 2001, he obtained his Ph.D. degree from Okayama University (Japan). From 2001 till 2004, he joined Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan), as a research associate. From 2004 till 2008, he joined Okayama University (Japan) as a tenured Associate Professor, in the Division of Industrial Innovation Sciences. From 2007 till 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of Toronto. He also worked as process control, safety, and automation specialist in energy and oil & gas industries.

Dr. Gabbar has been successful in attracting national and international funds from a number of organizations. He leads successful projects in the areas of Resilient Interconnected Micro Energy Grids, Energy Conservation in Infrastructures, Regional Planning of Gas-Power Grids for Energy and Transportation Infrastructures with different fuel options in Ontario, Canada, and internationally. His research have been widely recognized and reflected to his publications in patents, books, chapters, and journal and conference papers. He has supervised and hosted undergraduate, graduate, postdocs, visiting researchers and scholars from different countries including: Japan, KSA, India, Qatar, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia, China, Brazil, Chili, UAE, and Colombia. He has more than 210 publications, including patents, books / chapters, journal and conference papers. He has been invited and participated in world-known conferences and delivered plenary talks on number of scientific events and through invitations to international universities. Dr. Gabbar has been active in leading national and international scientific and community events and activities, including: CSA – Canadian Standard Association, IEEE Annual Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) Symposium on Real Time Measurement, Instrumentation, and Control (RTMIC), IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Symposium on Plasma and Nuclear Systems (SPANS), and other international events. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Process Systems Engineering (IJPSE), and member of IEEE Smart Grid Committees.


Prof. Mingcong Deng, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

Speech Title: Current Developments on Operator Based Nonlinear Control System Design of Wireless Power Transfer System

Biography: Prof. Mingcong Deng is a Professor of Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan. He received his PhD in Systems Science from Kumamoto University, Japan, in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he was with Kumamoto University as an Assistant Professor. From 2000 to 2001, he was with University of Exeter, UK, and then spent one year at the NTT Communication Science Laboratories. Since the end of 2002 to September of 2010, he worked at Okayama University, where he was an Assistant Professor and then an Associate Professor.

Prof. Deng is a member of SICE, ISCIE, IEICE, JSME, IEEJ and the IEEE(SM). He specializes in three complementary areas: Operator based nonlinear fault detection and fault tolerant control system design; System design on thermoelectric conversion elements; Applications on smart material actuators. Prof. Deng has over 470 publications including 170 journal papers, 15 books (or chapters), in peer reviewed journals including IEEE Transactions, IEEE Press (for books) and other top tier outlets. He serves as a chief editor for International Journal of Advanced Mechatronic Systems, The Global Journal of Technology and Optimization, and associate editors of 6 international journals, including with IEEE journals. Prof. Deng is a co-chair of agricultural robotics and automation technical committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; also a chair of the environmental sensing, networking, and decision making technical committee, IEEE SMC Society. He was the recipient of 2014 Meritorious Services Award of IEEE SMC Society.


Assoc. Prof. Xiaolin Wang, University of Tasmania, Australia

Xiaolin is Associate Professor and Associate Head (Research) at the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania. He received Ph.D. degrees from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China in 1999. He started his academic career as a Research Fellow (A) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore in 2002. In 2003, he was invited by DAAD, Germany to work as a visiting scientist at the University of Siegen, Germany. In 2005, he joined the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, University of Western Australia as a Lecturer and was promoted to Research Associate Professor in 2009. In July 2012, he joined the School of Engineering, University of Tasmania. Xiaolin enjoys a strong record in research fields including thermodynamics, cooling engineering, desalination, utilization of renewable energy and isolated power systems. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia.  He won the DAAD visiting fellowship by DAAD Germany in 2003 and Ludwig Mond Prize 2005, by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) of United Kingdom. He received “Dean’s Award” for outstanding research performance at UTAS in 2016. He was named as Field Leader in thermal science by the Australian Research Magazine in 2018.