Prof. Nikos Hatziargyriou, IEEE Fellow
National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Nikos D. Hatziargyriou is professor in Power Systems at the National Technical University of Athens. He has over 10 year industrial experience as Chairman and CEO of the Hellenic Distribution Network Operator and as executive Vice-Chair of the Public Power Corporation. He was chair and currently vice-chair of the EU Technology and Innovation Platform on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP-SNET) representing E.DSO.  He is honorary member of CIGRE and past Chair of CIGRE SC C6 “Distribution Systems and Distributed Generation”. He is Life Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee (PSDPC) and currently Editor in Chief of the IEEE Trans on Power Systems. He has participated in more than 60 RD&D projects funded by the EU Commission, electric utilities and manufacturers for both fundamental research and practical applications. 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.

Prof. Alberto Borghetti, IEEE Fellow
University of Bologna, Italy

Alberto Borghetti was born in Cesena Italy on May 29, 1967. He graduated (with honors) in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1992. Since then he has been working with the power system group of the same University, where is now a Professor of Electrical Power Systems. His research and teaching activities are in the areas of power system analysis, power system restoration after blackout, electromagnetic transients, optimal generation scheduling, and distribution system operation. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at international conferences. He has served as Technical Program Committee chairperson of the 2010 30th Int. Conf. on Lightning Protection (ICLP), chair of the 2016 Bologna CIGRE Colloquium on Lightning and Power systems, and as a special reporter for CIGRE 2018. IEEE Fellow (class 2015) for contributions to modeling of power distribution systems under transient conditions, he received the ICLP Scientific Committee Award in 2016 and the 2018 CIGRE Technical Council Award for Study Committee C4. From 2010 to 2017 he served as an editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Currently he is a member of the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and of Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy. Since the beginning of 2019, he serves as editor in chief of Electrical Engineering – Archiv fur Elektrotechnik.


Prof. Mohamed Benbouzid, 
University of Brest, France

IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversation and Applied Sciences(MDPT)
Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversation

Mohamed Benbouzid (S’92–M’94–SM’98–F’20) received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Batna, Batna, Algeria, in 1990, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches degree from the University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” Amiens, France, in 2000.

After receiving the Ph.D. degree, he joined the Professional Institute of Amiens, University of Picardie “Jules Verne,” where he was an Associate Professor of electrical and computer engineering. Since September 2004, he has been with the University of Brest, Brest, France, where he is a Full Professor of electrical engineering. Prof. Benbouzid is also a Distinguished Professor and a 1000 Talent Expert at the Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. His main research interests and experience include analysis, design, and control of electric machines, variable-speed drives for traction, propulsion, and renewable energy applications, and fault diagnosis of electric machines.

Prof. Benbouzid has been elevated as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions to diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of electric machines and drives. He is also a Fellow of the IET. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal on Energy Conversion and the Applied Sciences (MDPI) Section on Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering. He is a Subject Editor for the IET Renewable Power Generation. He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

Prof. Vladimiro Miranda, IEEE Fellow
INESC TEC and University of Porto, Portugal

Vladimiro Miranda was born in Porto, Portugal. He graduated in Electrical Engineering in 1977 and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from FEUP, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1982. He joined FEUPin 1981 and joined INESC in 1985, a top R&D institute in Portugal where he came to be coordinator of the area of Power Systems during the 90’s.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of INESC TEC, Portugal - an R&D private non-profit organization recognized by the Ministry of Science and with the University of Porto as the main associate - for 18 years until June 2018, and holds presently the following responsibilities:

  • Full Professor (Professor Catedrático) at FEUP.

  • Director-President of INESC P&D Brasil, an R&D private non-profit organization with headquarters in São Paulo, Brazil.

  • Associate Director at INESC TEC, International Affairs.

  • Member of the Doctoral Council of UTAD (University of Trás os Montes e Alto Douro), Portugal,

  • Member of the Strategic Council of Forum OCEANO, an Association of Companies devoted to the Blue Economy.

He is International Scientific Advisor for:

  • IRESEN, Agency associated to the Ministry of Energy, Morocco

  • Instituto de Investigación Tecnológica (Madrid), Spain

  • Instituto de Energía Eléctrica (San Juan), Argentina

  • Laboratory for Biologic and Chemical Defense of the Portuguese Army

  • Hydrographic Institute, Portuguese Navy

In the period 2014-2019, he was International Academic Advisor for the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.
He was invited as Honorary Professor of the Novi Sad University, Serbia, and was President of INESC Macau, China. In 1996 and 1997 he stayed as Visiting Full Professor in the University of Macau, China. In 2005 he was Visiting Professor at the Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil, and in 2015-2018 he was visiting researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil.
Prof. Miranda has been serving in the Administration Board of spin-off companies created within the INESC system. He has also served as research project evaluator for the governmental science organizations of Portugal, Norway, Croatia, South Africa, Chile, Brazil and Argentina. For the Government of this latter country, he acted as external auditor in the process of evaluation of research institutions.

 He has been responsible for many research projects at international level, in the European Union, United States and Brazil, and has authored or co-authored over 200 publications, especially in areas related with the application of Computational Intelligence to Power Systems.

Prof. Miranda is an IEEE Fellow.He is the recipient in 2013 of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award. He is a member of the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program.

Prof. Chan Siew Hwa
Co-Director, Energy Research Institute @ NTU
Vice-Director, Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute @ Guangzhou

Dr. Chan joined NTU as a Lecturer in 1991 after obtaining his PhD and subsequently working as a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. He is now a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prof. Chan is a Director of Maz Energy Pte Ltd, where he provides technical advices to the Board since 2004. He is an advisor to Total SA (France), Horizon Energy Systems (SGP) and Wuhan Koleal (China). Prof. Chan’s research is inclined Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology. He was the conference chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) in 2005 and HYPOTHESIS XIII in 2018. His research has gained him several recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy (USA), “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014” (Thomson-Reuters), Nanyang Award (Research Excellence), Nanyang Award (Innovation and Entrepreneurship), Nanyang Award (Teaching Excellence), etc. Prof. Chan has published more than 250 refereed journal papers. He is the editorial board member of “Fuel Cells – from fundamentals to systems”, “Journal of Power Technologies”, “Energy Conversion and Management” “International Journal of Energy Research”. He is very active in commercializing technologies developed from his laboratories.