KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Prof. Soteris Kalogirou

Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus

Speech Title: Renewable Energy Systems: Current Staus in the World and Prospects
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 Vice Rector on Economics, Personnel and Development of the university. 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. He is a member of World Renewable Energy Network (WREN), American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Institute of Refrigeration (IoR) and International Solar Energy Society (ISES).





Prof. Jiashen Teh

Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Speech Title: Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) for Enhanced Grid Reliability

Prof. Jiashen Teh graduated with a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK in 2016, and is currently an Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He is also a Technical Director at UPE-Power in Taiwan. He mainly explores the benefits of using flexible transmission power line ratings to enhance grid reliability. To date, he has published more than 60 journal articles published in the SCIE database, with most of them ranked in the top two quarters of the ranking, garnering more than 2900 citations and 31 h-index on Google Scholar. He was the top 2% of the world's most-cited researchers by field in 2019, 2020, and 2021, according to Stanford University. In 2021 and 2022, he received the Outstanding Engineer Award by the IEEE Power & Energy Malaysia and, the IET Malaysia Outstanding Young Professional Award, respectively.





Prof. Dr. Jinlong Zhang

East China University of Science and Technology, China

Speech Title: Rational Synthesis of Au-CdS Composite Photocatalysts for Broad-Spectrum Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution
Prof. Dr. Jinlong Zhang studied Fine Chemicals at East China University of Science and Technology(ECUST), where he received a PhD in Applied Chemistry in 1993. In 1996 he received the Award of the JSPS and then studied in Osaka Prefecture University, Japan, as a postdoctoral. He became a full professor in 2000. He was selected as the Member of Academia Europaea and Distinguished Professor of Huixian in ECUST in 2019. He has published over than 600 original papers and reviews in “Nat. Comm.; Chem. Rev.; Chem. Soc. Rev., J. Am. Chem. Soc.; Angew Chem Int Ed; Chem.,ACS Nano,Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, et al , which were cited more than 40000 times (H-index: 105), serves on the editor of ‘‘Research on Chemical Intermediates’’ and the editorial boards of several international journals, for example, “Scientific Reports”, ‘‘Applied Catalysis B: Enviromental’’, ‘‘Dyes and Pigments’’ (2004-2015) and ‘‘Photographic Science and Photochemistry’’. His research interests include photocatalysis, mesoporous materials, environmental and energy science and materials science. He has been selected as the “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” in China by “Elsevier” from 2014 to 2023. Dr. Jinlong Zhang also was awarded as "Highly Cited Scientists" by Clarivate Analytics from 2018 to 2023.





Assoc. Prof. Farhad Shahnia

Murdoch University, Australia

Speech Title: Microgrids and Virtual Power Plants – Overview of their Technical, Economic and Regulatory Aspects
Assoc. Prof. Farhad Shahnia received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, in 2012. He is currently an A/Professor at Murdoch University. Before that, he was a Lecturer at Curtin University (2012-15), a research scholar at QUT (2008-11), and an R&D engineer at the Eastern Azarbayjan Electric Power Distribution Company, Iran (2005-08). He is currently a Fellow member of Engineers Australia, Senior Member of IEEE, and member of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education. Farhad’s research falls under Distribution networks, Microgrid and Smart grid concepts. He has authored one book and 11 book chapters and 250+ peer-reviewed scholarly articles in international conferences and journals, as well as being an editor of 6 books. Farhad has won 5 Best Paper Awards in various conferences and has also received the IET Premium Award for the Best Paper published in the IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution journal in 2015. One of his articles was listed under the top-25 most cited articles in the Electric Power System Research Journal in 2015 while one of his 2015 journal articles has been listed under the top-5 most read articles of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He was the recipient of the Postgraduate Research Supervisor Award from Curtin University in 2015 and the Australia-China Young Scientist Exchange Award from the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in 2016. Farhad is currently a Subject Editor, Deputy Subject Editor, and Associate Editor of several journals including IEEE Access, IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Smart Grid, IET Energy Conversion and Economics, and International Transaction on Electrical Energy Systems and has served 40+ conferences in various roles such as General, Technical, Program, Publication, Publicity, Award, Sponsorship, and Special Session Chairs. Farhad has led the IEEE Western Australia Section as the 2020-2021 Chair, and was the 2019 Founding Chair of the IEEE Western Australia Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Chapter. He was the 2023 Vice-chair of the IES’s Technical Committees on Smart Grids.





Prof. MOHAN KOLHE

Smart Grid & Renewable Energy, University of Agder, Norway

Speech Title: Green Hydrogen Revolution: A Case Study in Sustainable Energy Transformation
Prof. MOHAN KOLHE is with the University of Agder (Norway) as full professor in electrical power engineering with focus in smart grid and renewable energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He has also received the offer of full professorship in smart grid from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has more than twenty-five-years' academic experience at international level on electrical and renewable energy systems. He is a leading renewable energy technologist and has previously held academic positions at the world's prestigious universities. He was also a member of the Government of South Australia's Renewable Energy Board (2009-2011) and worked on developing renewable energy policies. He was also leading the EU FP7 Smart Grid-ICT project 'Scalable Energy Management Infrastructure for Household' as Technical Manager (2014-2017). His academic work ranges from the smart grid, grid integration of renewable energy systems, home energy management system, integrated renewable energy systems for hydrogen production, techno-economics of energy systems, solar and wind energy engineering, development of business models for distributed generation etc. He also did extensive teaching in renewable and electrical energy systems engineering as well as in energy economics. He has published extensively in the energy systems engineering. He has been invited by many international organizations for delivering expert lectures/ courses/ key note addresses/ workshops.






Prof. Henry Hu

University of Windsor, Canada

Speech Title: Light Alloy for Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles
Dr. Hongfa (Henry) Hu is a tenured full Professor at Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering, University of Windsor. He was a senior research engineer at Ryobi Die Casting (USA), and a Chief Metallurgist at Meridian Technologies, and a Research Scientist at Institute of Magnesium Technology. He received degrees from University of Toronto (Ph.D., 1996), University of Windsor (M.A.Sc., 1991), and Shanghai University of Technology (B.A.Sc., 1985). He was a NSERC Industrial Research Fellow (1995-1997). His publications (over 200 papers) are in the area of magnesium alloys, composites, metal casting, computer modelling, and physical metallurgy. He was a Key Reader of the Board of Review of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, a Committee Member of the Grant Evaluation Group for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, National Science Foundation (USA) and Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly. He has served as a member or chairman of various committees for CIM-METSOC, AFS, and USCAR. The applicant’s current research is on materials processing and evaluation of light alloys and composites. His recent fundamental research is focussed on transport phenomena and mechanisms of solidification, phase transformation and dissolution kinetics. His applied research has included development of magnesium automotive applications, cost-effective casting processes for novel composites, and control systems for casting processes. His work on light alloys and composites has attracted the attention of several automotive companies.






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The 10th International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials (HEREM 2024) will be held as an on-site conference during October 17-18, 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. If you are interested in delivering a keynote speech in HEREM conference, you could apply to be a keynote speaker at HEREM 2024. Look forward to your participation!

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