Prof. Chenghui Zhang, Shandong University, China
Chenghui Zhang received the Ph.D. degree in control theory and operation research from Shandong University, China, in 2001. He is currently a Professor and the Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering, Shandong University. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Cheung Kong Scholars awarded by China Ministry of Education and a Taishan-Scholar Climbing Plan Expert (the most competitive talent plan supporting top industry and academic experts in Shandong province). He is the Director of the National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Renewable Energy and High-efficient Energy Conservation Technology, and the Director of the Ministry of Education Engineering Research Center of Power Electronic Technology and Equipment for Energy Saving.
Prof. Zhang’s research interests include power electronics, renewable energy generation, energy storage battery management, power system control and optimization. Many of his research outcomes have been commercialized and widely used in industry. He was the recipient of the Science and Technology Innovation Award of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation. He was also the recipient of two National Science and Technology Progress Awards, two National Teaching Awards, and more than 7 provincial and ministerial-level Science and Technology Awards. He is a member of the 8th Science and Technology Committee in the Information Division of the Ministry of Education, a member of the Teaching Committee of Higher Education of Ministry of Education of China. He is a Fellow of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), the Director of CAA Renewable Energy and Energy Storage System Control Committee, the Deputy Director of CAA Electrical Automation Committee, the Executive Director of China Electrotechnical Society, and the Executive Director of China Power Supply Society.
Prof. Shengwei Mei, Tsinghua University, China
Shengwei Mei, Professor of Tsinghua University, Vice President of Qinghai University, Changjiang Scholars Distinguished Professor, Winner of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, CSEE Fellow, CAA Fellow. Researches mainly focus on the security control and efficient utilization of energy-power systems, including robust control of power systems, disaster prevention of large-scale grid, new energy power systems and large-scale energy storage.
He proposed the principle of nonlinear robust control design for power systems, and solved two major problems which have plagued the power control industry for decades. He established the theory of self-organized criticality of power systems, revealed the propagation mechanism of cascading failures and efficiently identified weaknesses. He initiated a new direction of engineering game theory and developed the advanced adiabatic compressed air energy storage system, which provided new theories and technologies for the efficient consumption of renewable energy. He has published 476 journal papers, 10 books and 118 authorized patents. He has won 1 second prize of the National Natural Science Award，1 second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and 12 first prizes of Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Award.
Prof. Hua Geng, Tsinghua University, China
Hua Geng received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and application from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. He joined Tsinghua University in June 2010 and is currently a full professor. He is also a Distinguished Professor of Changjiang Scholars, China Ministry of Education.
His current research interests include advanced control on power electronics and renewable energy conversion systems. He has authored more than 170 technical publications and holds more than 30 issued Chinese/US patents. He is the editors of IEEE Trans. on Energy Conversion and IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy, associate editors of IEEE Trans. on Industry Applications, IET Renewable Power Generation, Control Engineering Practice. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IET Fellow, convener of the modeling working group in IEC SC 8A. He has won 1 second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and 3 first prizes of Provincial and Ministerial Science and Technology Award.