Prof. Chris Marnay
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
"Microgrids: The Revolution is Here"

Prof. Chris Marnay is a retired Staff Scientist from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he worked for 29 years. He currently leads an independent consultancy, and remains an Affiliate with Berkeley Lab’s China Energy Group. During the winter of 2016-17, he served as a Visiting Scholar in Residence at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill University. He has worked for 15 years in the microgrid area, and has been one of its most influential researchers, publishing a large body of research on microgrid principles, economics, and applications. In 2001, he proposed the the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM), and led its development for over a decade. He also led the Benefits Subgroup under the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group Smart Grid collaboration, is the Convenor of CIGRÉ Working Group C6.22, and chaired the first 10 International Microgrid Symposiums.

Prof. Qinghua Wu
University of Liverpool, UK
"Large-scale Interconnected Energy Systems"

Prof. Wu obtained an MEng degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), majoring in Power System and Its Automation, in 1981, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from The Queen’s University Belfast in 1987. Professor Wu was the first scholar from mainland China who has been appointed Chair Professor in the UK since the Reform and Opening of China. He has been a Chair Professor in The University of Liverpool and Director of National Instruments e-Automation Laboratory since 1995. He is now a Distinguished Professor of the Thousand Talents Plan Project, and Director of Energy Research Institute of South China University of Technology, China.
Professor Wu has been long engaged in research on power systems and intelligence engineering. He has undertaken creative work in artificial intelligence, computational intelligence, machine learning, multi-agent system, mathematical morphology, nonlinear adaptive control, system on chip, power electronics, simulation and optimization of complex systems, and applications of the subjects mentioned above in power engineering and energy systems. He has published more than 240 journal papers including 190 SCI papers and over 250 papers of international conferences. He has also contributed over 20 book chapters and published 3 research monographs issued by Springer, and he has 15 registered international and national patents and more are under inspection.
Professor Wu is a Fellow of IEEE, Chartered Engineer, Fellow of IET, and Fellow of InstMC. He is a Visiting Professor and Overseas Academic Expert Reviewer of Chinese Academy of Science, Expert Reviewer of China Science and Technology Award, Guangbiao Professor of Zhejiang University, Adviser of National Smart Grid Research Center of Shanghai Jiaotong University. In addition, Professor Wu has also been appointed as Guest Professor of a number of universities and Senior Technical Adviser in several power companies, and has served as the committee member of a number of international academic conferences.
Prof. Guohong Wu
Tohoku Gakuin University, Japan
"R&D of Distributed Power Generation, Energy Storage and Microgrid Technologies in Japan"

Guohong Wu, is working as a tenured professor and director of the Advance Power Engineering Lab. and Renewable Energy and Hybrid Mirogrid Lab. at Dept. of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Tohoku Gakuin Univ. Japan. He received his joint-supervised Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Univ. of Tokyo, Japan and Tianjin Univ., China in 1998, and his M.S. and B.S. degree from Tianjin Univ. in 1994 and 1989, respectively. He was with the Univ. of Tokyo and Tohoku Univ., Japan from 1995 to 2005. Since 2005, he has been working with the Tohoku Gakuin Univ. From April 2014 to Mar. 2015, He was a visiting researcher at UCLA, USA. Professor Wu’s research interests include renewable power generation system, microgrid, FACTS devices, HVDC systems, power system stability analysis, superconductivity application to power systems, etc. He is also the author of 4 books, 157 technical papers and representatives or research member of more than ten research projects, as well as many academic and social committee members related electrical engineering field in Japan. He is the Senior Members of both IEEE and IEEJ.

Prof. Phil Jones
Cardiff University, UK
"Energy Positive Buildings"

Phil Jones is Professor of Architectural Science at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and he co-directs the Energy Systems University Research Institute (URI). Prof. Phil Jones's research area is in low energy, low carbon, and sustainable design in the built environment. He chairs the Welsh Building Regulation Advisory Committee and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Warm Wales, a community interest company formed to install energy efficiency measures to existing fuel poor housing in Wales. He is a Distinguished Visiting Research Professor at University of Hong Kong and a Master Academic advisor at Tianjin University.



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