Keynote Speakers

Josep M. Guerrero (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineer- ing, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1997, 2000, and 2003, respectively. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program. In 2014, he was the Chair Professor with Shandong University. In 2015, he was a Distinguished Guest Professor with Hunan University. In 2016, he was a Visiting Professor Fellow with Aston University, U.K., and a Guest Professor with the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications. In 2019, he became a Villum Investigator by The Villum Fonden, which supports the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM) at Aalborg University, being the Founder and the Director of the same centre. He is currently with the Center for Research on Microgrids (CROM), Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University. He has published more than 600 journal articles in the fields of microgrids and renewable energy systems, which are cited more than 50 000 times. His research interests include different microgrid aspects, including power electronics, distributed energy-storage systems, hierarchical and cooperative control, energy management systems, smart metering, and the Internet of Things for AC/DC microgrid clusters and islanded minigrids. Specially focused on microgrid technologies applied to offshore wind, maritime microgrids for electrical ships, vessels, ferries and seaports, and space microgrids applied to nanosatellites and spacecrafts. In 2015, he was elevated as an IEEE Fellow for his contributions on “distributed power systems and microgrids.” He received the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion for the period 2014–2015, and the Best Paper Prize of IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES), in 2015. He also received the Best Paper Award of the Journal of Power Electronics, in 2016. From 2014 to 2020, he was awarded by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters) as a Highly Cited Researcher with 50 highly cited articles. He is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE Transactions.(Based on document published on 3 June 2021).

Josep M. Guerrero

Professor, Villum Investigator

Center for Research on Microgrids - CROM

Department of Energy Technology

Pontoppidanstraede 111, Room 25 | 9220 Aalborg East | Denmark

Phone: (+45) 2037 8262 | Email: joz@et.aau.dk

Read about our research activities at crom.et.aau.dk 

Prof. C. K. Michael Tse 

BEng(Hons), PhD (Melbourne), FIEEE, FIEAust

Associate Vice-President (Strategic Research) and Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering

Chi K. Michael Tse received the BEng degree with first class honors and the PhD degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. He is presently Associate Vice-President (Strategic Research) and Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong. Prior to joining City University in October 2019, he was with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he assumed Head of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering in 2005-2012 and was a member of the University Council in 2013-2015. His research interests include complex network applications, power electronics and nonlinear systems. He serves and has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEICE Nonlinear Theory and Applications; as Editor of International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, and associate editor of a few other IEEE journals. He has been appointed to honorary professorship and distinguished fellowship by a few Australian, Canadian and Chinese universities, including the Chang Jiang Scholar Chair Professor with Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Honorary Professor of Melbourne University, Distinguished International Research Fellow with the University of Calgary, and Distinguished Professor-at-Large with the University of Western Australia.

David Edwards

Future Technology & Innovation Manager at Horizon Power

David Edwards is the Future Technology and Innovation Manager in the Future Energy Systems Team at Horizon Power in Western Australia. David has pioneered change in fields as diverse as the television and music industry, renewable energy generation, regional service delivery and science mega-projects such as the Square Kilometre Array. Currently, at the forefront of energy sector transformation, David uses a problem focussed style of leadership to identify value add solutions and demonstrate the art of the possible. David contributes to several national working groups on Distributed Energy Resources while leading research and development into future smart energy networks. He displays a rare combination of sharp intellect, boundless curiosity and practical creativity. He has a neat habit of asking probing questions in a non-threatening spirit of solidarity and then following up the answer with another one. David is an international speaker, ardent swimmer, a music lover, published author and father of three.