Keynote Speakers

Soteris A. Kalogirou
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts
Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Prof. Soteris Kalogirou is at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He is currently the Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology. In addition to his Ph.D., he holds the title of D.Sc. He is a Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and Founding Member of the Cyprus Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts. For more than 35 years, he is actively involved in research in the area of solar energy and particularly in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination, photovoltaics, geothermal energy and absorption cooling. He has a large number of publications in books, book chapters, international scientific journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is Editor-in-Chief of Renewable Energy and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Energy, and Editorial Board Member of another twenty journals. He is the editor of the book Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Renewable Energy Systems, published by Nova Science Inc., co-editor of the book Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems, published by Springer, editor of the book McEvoy’s Handbook of Photovoltaics, published by Academic Press of Elsevier and author of the books Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems, and Thermal Solar Desalination: Methods and Systems, published by Academic Press of Elsevier.

Deepak L. Waikar
Managing Partner, EduEnergy, Singapore
Chair, The IEEE Education Society Chapter, Singapore

Speech title: Energy Transition Strategies for the Sustainable Future

Biography: Dr. Deepak L. Waikar, Founder and Managing Partner of EduEnergy Singapore, has been involved in education, training, research, and management fields for more than three decades. He started his professional career as an Assistant Director at the National Power Engineers Training Institute in India after his post-graduation from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in India. He has been associated with the premier institutions, polytechnics, colleges, and academies in India and Singapore as well as with British and Australian Universities offering courses in Singapore. He has authored/co-authored books, book chapters, research articles, and policy papers on power, energy, management, sustainable development, leadership, and education-related topics. He has served on various committees in professional bodies such as Chair of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Power & Energy Society (PES) Chapter, Singapore, and Chair of the IEEE Education Society Chapter Singapore. He is a recipient of the IEEE-PES Outstanding Power Engineers' Award 2003 and SP Green Buddy Award 2004. Dr. Waikar has been associated with Singapore Certified Energy Manager’s programme for more than a decade. He has also been an advisory committee member of the Indo-Universal Centre for Engineering Education (IUCEE). He has served as Editors and Reviewers for the conferences and journals. He has also been invited as an external examiner for assessing Master and Doctoral Thesis. He has delivered hundreds of invited keynotes, plenary, panel session presentations on power, sustainable and clean energy, education, management, sustainable development, and leadership related topics at the international conferences, seminars and forums in North & South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He has also been invited to give captivating & impactful inaugural, valedictory, and guest speeches for conferences, seminars, graduation ceremonies, and similar events of colleges, institutions, and universities. He founded EduEnergy, Singapore in January 2014 for providing a range of advisory, training, coaching, mentoring, and consultancy services for colleges, institutes, organisations, and individuals. Dr. Waikar has conducted hundreds of students, faculty, and management development programmes on various topics such as Sustainable & Clean Energy, Designing & Managing Innovative Research and Development projects, Strategies for Infusing Blended Learning, Rethinking Teaching and Learning, Trainopreneurship, Problem/Project-based Learning, Design Thinking, and Transforming Higher Education. Since July 2020, he is continuing to offer such programmes through online mode. He is a Senior Member of IEEE USA and a Life Member of the Institution of Engineers, India with Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, M.S. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, M.Tech. from the Banaras Hindu University, India, and PD Certificate in University Teaching from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He obtained PG-DBM and B.E. degrees from the Nagpur University, and the Government Engineering College Aurangabad in India, respectively. His research interests include Sustainable Energy Development, Rethinking Teaching, Learning and Academic Leadership, Re-inventing and Transforming Tertiary Education, SMART Model for Talent and Leadership Development, Innovative Project Design and Management, Smart and Micro Grid. His hobbies include cricket, chess, and poetry. (e-mail: dlwaikar@gmail.com). https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-deepak-waikar-640a6521/

Fushuan Wen
Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
IEEE Fellow

Biography: Prof. Fushuan Wen received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991, all in electrical engineering. He joined the faculty of Zhejiang University in 1991 and has been a full professor and the director of the Institute of Power Economics and Information since 1997, and the director of Zhejiang University-Insigma Joint Research Center for Smart Grids since 2010. He is currently a professor in energy systems at Tallinn University of Technology, taking leaves from Zhejiang University. He is also on the editorial boards of more than 10 journals. Prof Wen is the General Chairman of 2020 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Asia (ISGT Asia 2020), Nov. 23-27, 2020, Perth, Australia. He has published 650+ journal papers including 180+ SCI-indexed papers, 470+ EI-indexed papers, and 650+ Scopus-indexed papers. His publications have been cited for 13000+ times. He has completed and is undertaking more than 160 grants and projects from governmental organizations and industry. His research interests include: 1) power economics and electricity markets; 2) power system investment, planning and operation optimization; 3) smart grids and electric vehicles; 4) power system alarm processing, fault diagnosis, and system restoration.

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