Prof. Chan Siew Hwa
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Chan joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 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 a member of the Management Board of Energy Studies Institute (SGP); Advisor to Total SA, Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies and Wuhan Koleal (China). He was appointed by Ministry of Education (China) as an International Member of External Review Panel for the Institutional Quality Audit to South China University of Technology. Prof. Chan’s research is inclined to Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology. His research has gained him a number of recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK), “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014” from Thomson-Reuters, Nanyang Award (Research Excellence), Nanyang Award (Teaching Excellence), etc. Prof. Chan has published more than 240 refereed journal papers with total citations of ~9000 and h-index of 50 (WOS). He is the editorial board member of “Fuel Cells – from fundamentals to systems”, “Journal of Power Technologies” and “Energy Conversion and Management”. He is very active in commercializing technologies developed at his laboratories.

Prof. Christopher Chao
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Prof. Christopher Chao is a Head and Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is also Director of the Building Energy Research Center. He served as Associate Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from July of 2009 to July of 2011 and was appointed as Acting Head from Feb to Oct of 2010. He was Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) from Sept of 2011 to June of 2014 and has been Head of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since July of 2014. Prof. Chao has a wide range of research interests in the areas of Built Environment, Energy and Environmental Engineering. He has published over 100 journal papers and serves as a Regional Editor of Journal of Indoor and Built Environment and is on the editorial board of a number of other International Journals including Indoor Air, and Building Simulation, etc. Prof. Chao is currently supervising over 25 research students and staff members with proven track record of external funding. He received a number of international research and best paper awards in the area of Built Environment. Prof.Chao is a fellow of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME), The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE), The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (FHKIE) and is also a member of The Academy of Fellows of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (FISIAQ). He has been an elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) since 2012 and was the Vice President of the Indoor Air 2014 conference. He was elected to Vice President (Policy) of ISIAQ in July of 2014. Professor Chao also serves on the Fellowship Commitee of HKIE and is a member of the Engineering Panel of the Reseach Grant Council (RGC), and a vetting member of the Innovation and Technology Fund (Foundation Industry). Prof. Chao graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a first class honors in Mechanical Engineering in 1988. He obtained his Master's and Doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in Thermosciences in 1992 and 1994 respectively.

Prof. Peng Wang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr Peng Wang received his B.Sc. degree from Xian Jiaotong University, China, in 1978, and M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1995 and 1998 respectively. He has being served as committee member, deputy chair and chair of IEEE PES Singapore Chapter for more than 10 years. Currently he is a professor in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and honorary professor in Taiyuan University of Technology. His research areas include power system planning, operation and reliability analysis; power market analysis; renewable sources integration; AC, DC and hybrid AC/DC microgrids; and smart grid operation and control. He is PIs and Co-PIs of the over S$20m projects from different companies such as Rolls-Royce, Schneider Electric Singapore, Alstom, ST-Electronics, and different government organizations in Singapore and USA. He is also an international adviser for two largest projects with over RMBұ50m from Chinese Government. He has published over 250 papers in prestigious journals and international conferences with over 4000 citations and H index 32 and received two best paper awards in two international conferences and the outstanding power engineer award from IEEE PES. He has been invited to give talks in many universities and conferences. He is an associate editor of IEEE Trans on Smart Grid.

Prof. Dipti Srinivasan,
National University of Singapore, Singapore

Dipti Srinivasan is a Professor in the Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where she also heads the Centre for Green Energy Management & Smart Grid (GEMS). She is an adjunct researcher with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS). She obtained her M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. She worked at the University of California at Berkeley’s Computer Science Division as a postdoctoral researcher from 1994 to 1995, and as a visiting professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from 1998-1999.
Professor Srinivasan has extensive industry experience, having worked as a design engineer with an Indian utility for three years, and through several projects with Singapore utilities. Her recent research projects have focused on power system optimization and control, wind and solar power prediction, electricity price prediction, generation unit commitment and dispatch, and development of multi-agent systems for micro-grid operation and control. She has secured over S$11 Million in external funding for research projects in these areas. She has published more than 300 publications which have been highly cited. Dipti is an active member in IEEE CIS and PES societies, and was awarded the IEEE PES Outstanding Engineer award in 2010. She is currently serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Computational Intelligence magazine, and Area Editor of International Journal of Uncertainty, Fuzziness and Knowledge-based Systems.
Professor Srinivasan has taught courses on a range of subjects such as advanced power system analysis, power system management & protection, computational intelligence, and sustainable energy systems among others. She was the winner of NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award in years 2007, 2008 and 2009, and was placed on the 2011-2015 Annual Teaching Excellence Award Honour Roll. She is the recipient of Engineering Educator Award from the Faculty of Engineering, NUS in 2011 and 2012.
 

Prof. Takemi Chikahisa
Hokkaido University, Japan

Prof. Dr. Takemi Chikahisa obtained his M.S. in the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and Ph.D. in Hokkaido University Japan in 1982. He is currently a professor of Energy and Environmental Systems Division at Hokkaido University in Japan. His research interests include transport phenomena in fuel cell, combustion control in engines, and analysis of optimal energy system in the future. His research interests include Mechanical engineering, thermal engineering, integrated engineering, and energy engineering. Know more about Prof. Takemi Chikahisa here

Speech Title: Potential of renewable energy for the balance of CO2 reduction and local economy

Abstract--Many people may think that renewable energy is tiny and expensive, so that it is impossible to establish a society relying on such energy. But it is not correct. The necessary area for the renewable energy is much smaller than the area for food production, and the cost itself is almost comparable with the conventional energy system. Additionally, it may have a potential to increase local economy.
The speech presents an example of the analysis on the cost and CO2 reduction rate for the increased renewable energy in Hokkaido Island in Japan. In the analysis percentage of renewable energy in the total electric supply is increased with keeping the energy system structure optimum for each condition. The result indicates that renewable energy can be introduced until 50% of the total electric supply without apparent increase of cost, over which wasted energy increases due to the fluctuating supply of the renewable energy. Hydrogen production is suitable to use the wasted energy efficiently.
The speech also explains limit of the economic growth with the conventional economic concept, because fewer employees are necessary in the developing automation technology. Based on this fact, this speech shows that the increasing renewable energy also contributes to the growth of the local economy. To realize the promotion of renewable energy, appropriate leadership of policy is necessary.