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. Gianfranco Chicco (IEEE Fellow)
Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Editor-in-Chief, Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks

Gianfranco Chicco holds a Ph.D. in Electrotechnics Engineering and is a Full Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universities Politehnica of Bucharest and Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

He is the Scientific Responsible of the research group on Power and Energy Systems at POLITO, and the Responsible of the Torino unit of the Italian Consortium ENSIEL. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks, a Subject Editor of Energy, and an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies (MDPI).

He was the Conference Chair of WESC 2006, IEEE ISGT Europe 2017, and UPEC 2020. Within POLITO, he participated in the European projects FP7 DIGENAS, FP7 SiNGULAR, H2020 FLEXMETER, H2020 PLANET, H2020 STORE&GO, and Erasmus+ EU-MONG. Within ENSIEL, he was the Scientific Coordinator for the European project H2020 MIGRATE, and participated in the European projects FP7 eHighway2050 and H2020 OSMOSE.

His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Multi-Energy Systems, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power and Energy Systems, Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation, and Power Quality. His International scientific production includes one book, five book chapters, over 100 journal publications, and over 150 publications in conference proceedings.


Prof. Claudio Cañizares (IEEE Fellow)
University of Waterloo, Canada
Editor-in-chief, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Dr. Claudio Cañizares is a University Professor and the Hydro One Endowed Chair at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (E&CE) Department of the University of Waterloo, where he has held various academic and administrative positions since 1993. He received the Electrical Engineer degree from the Escuela Politécnica Nacional (EPN) in Quito-Ecuador in 1984, where he held different academic and administrative positions between 1983 and 1993, and his MSc (1988) and PhD (1991) degrees in Electrical Engineering are from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research activities focus on the study of stability, control, optimization, modeling, simulation, and computational issues in bulk power systems, microgrids, and energy systems in the context of competitive energy markets and smart grids. In these areas, he has led or been an integral part of many grants and contracts from government agencies and private companies worth millions of dollars, and has collaborated with multiple industry and university researchers in Canada and abroad, supervising/co-supervising dozens of research fellows and graduate students. He has authored/co-authored a few hundred publications with large citation indices, including journal and conference papers, technical reports, book chapters, disclosures and patents, and has been invited to deliver many keynote speeches, seminars, tutorials, and presentations at numerous institutions and conferences worldwide. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, the 2021-2022 IEEE Division VII Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect to the IEEE Board of Directors, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (IEEE), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, where he is currently the Director of the Applied Science and Engineering Division of the Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is also the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award, the 2016 IEEE Canada Electric Power Medal, and of multiple IEEE PES Technical Council and Committee awards and recognitions, holding leadership positions in several IEEE-PES Committees, Working Groups, and Task Forces.

Prof. Prof. Arturo Bretas
University of Florida, United States


Prof. Igor Kuzle
University of Zagreb, Croatia
2021-2022 IEEE Region 8 Director-Elect Candidate

I was born in 1967. I completed elementary and middle school in Požega, Croatia. I obtained my M.Eng., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1991, 1997 and 2002, respectively all from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in the field of electrical power engineering. For my success during my final year of bachelor’s degree, I received a faculty award.
In 1992, after graduating, I started working at the Department of Energy and Power Systems of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Currently, I am a Full Professor and the Head of the Department of Energy and Power Systems at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. My scientific interests include problems in electric power system dynamics and control, unit commitment, maintenance of electrical equipment, as well as power system analysis, smart grids and integration of renewable energy sources.
I serve in 10 international journals as an associate editor or a member of editorial board. I published three books and more than 200 journal and conference papers including technical studies for utilities and private companies. I was the project leader on more than 60 technical projects for industry and electric power companies. I received several scientific awards.
I am a member of IEEE Power & Energy Society since 1994 and a senior member since 2004. I organized several conferences and participated in many IEEE activities, both on regional and local level. For my work in IEEE, I received several awards.


Invited Speakers

Prof. Ya-Xiong Wang,
Fuzhou University, China



Assoc. Prof. Man Pun Wan,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Assoc Prof. Wan Man Pun is currently in the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (Thermal & Fluids Division) since August 2009. Before joining NTU, Prof Wan was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Kyungpook National University, South Korea. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master and PhD degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His research interests include aerosol sciences, building environmental quality, building energy efficiency, urban heat island (UHI) effect mitigation, and catalytic combustion.
He has done significant research work his research areas and published over 100 top quality international conference and journal papers. He has been often invited as a reviewer for a number of premier conferences and journals, including Atmospheric Environment, Indoor Air, Building and Environment, etc. Prof Wan is a member of ASME and ASHRAE. Some of his recent projects include but are not limited to: model predictive control for building energy management, cool coating for green buildings and UHI effect mitigation, acoustic based air treatment, etc.


Dr. Jingze Yang,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Dr. Jingze Yang is a postdoctoral researcher at Energy and Power Engineering School, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 2022. Her research interests include Solar-Wind Renewable Energy System, Concentrated Solar Power System, Thermal Energy Storage, Supercritical CO2 Brayton Cycle, Hydrogen production from renewable energy, etc. She has published more than 20 academic papers, more than 10 of which have been published in peer-reviewed SCI journals. She also serves as a reviewer for several international journals.