Invited Speakers of 2023



Prof. Songgang Qiu,
West Virginia University, USA


Dr. Qiu has extensive experiences in the analysis and design of power generator, gas and liquid fuel burners, and heat exchangers. He is currently working on the development of a SOLID FUEL BURNER. This burner is to be used to gasify supplied charcoal, combusts and transfers heat to a Stirling engine for power generation. He is also developing an advanced Stirling generator for combined heating and power generation under a DOE ARPA-E grant.  Dr. Qiu has served as PI for numerous research projects funded by DOE, DoD (Army, Navy, Air Force) and NASA. He was the prime designer of an Advanced Radioisotope Stirling Generator (ARSG) for NASA/DOE. He is the lead inventor of 9 issued US patents.



Prof. Pierluigi Siano,
University of Salerno, Italy


Prof. Pierluigi Siano (M’09, SM’14) received the M.Sc. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in information and electrical engineering from the University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy, in 2001 and 2006, respectively.

He received the award as 2019 Highly cited Researcher by ISI Web of Science Group.

According to the study conducted by some Stanford University researchers, it has been included in the ranking of 100 thousand international scientists, belonging to different disciplinary fields and with greater scientific impact. The investigation was conducted by some Stanford University researchers who, starting from the SCOPUS database containing the list of scholars of the world classified by scientific production, developed a composite indicator that takes into account all possible bibliometric parameters (h index, number publications, citations, journal relevance, sector relevance, etc.), in order to generate a wider ranking, focused on the scientific relevance of scientists, in relation to the activity of the last 23 years.

He is a Professor and Scientific Director of the Smart Grids and Smart Cities Laboratory with the Department of Management & Innovation Systems, University of Salerno.
His research activities are centered on demand response, on the integration of distributed energy resources in smart grids and on planning and management of power systems.
He has co-authored more than 450 papers including more than 200 international journal papers that received more than 7600 citations with an H-index equal to 44.
He has been the Chair of the IES TC on Smart Grids.

He is Editor for the Power & Energy Society Section of IEEE Access, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, Open Journal of the IEEE IES and of IET Renewable Power Generation.

Editor of the journal Smart Cities, MDPI Publisher since 2018

Editor of Intelligent Industrial Systems, Springer 2014-2017

Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics or Informatics for the following Special Sections:

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, SS on Methods and Systems for a Smart Energy City 2017

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, SS on Industrial and Commercial Demand Response 2017

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and Transactions on Industrial Electronics, SS on New Trends in Intelligent Energy Systems 2013

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, SS on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems 2013

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, SS on Information Technologies in Smart Grids 2011

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, SS on Smart Devices for Renewable Energy Systems 2010

  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, SS on Methods and Systems for Smart Grids Optimization 2009

  • Journal of Internet Technology – SS on Industrial Applications of Big Data and Internet of Things 2015


Italian national financial support from Fund for the financing of basic research activities (FFARB) 2017 received due to the competitive evaluation of authored journals in the period 2012-2016




Prof. Kei Eguchi
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan


Kei Eguchi received the B.Eng., the M.Eng., and the D.Eng. degree from Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan in 1994, 1996, and 1999, respectively. His research interests include circuits and systems, and low-voltage analog integrated circuits.
From 1999 to 2006, he was an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in Kumamoto National College of Technology. From 2006 to 2012, he was an Associate Professor in Shizuoka University. In 2012, he joined the faculty of Fukuoka Institute of Technology, where he is now a Professor and dean of the Graduate School of Engineering.
Prof. Dr. Eguchi received CPESE2021 Best presentation Award, ICIC International Outstanding Contribution Award, AEES2021 Best Presenter Award, ICPEA2021 Best Presentation Award, CEEGE2021 Best Presentation Award, ICPE2020 Best Oral Presentation Award, ICIEE2020 Award of Contribution, Top Peer Reviewer Award2019 (Web of Science), ICEAST2019 Best Paper Award, CPESE2019 Best Presentation Award, ICICIC2018 Best Paper Award, ICICIC2017 Best Paper Award, 2016 Institute of Industrial Applications Engineers Award, 2016 Contribution Award of Japan Society of Technology Education, ICICIC2016 Best Paper Award, ICEEI2016 Excellent Oral Presentation Award, ICEESE2016 Best Presenter Award, Best Presentation Award in ICIAE2016, ICSGC2015 Excellent Oral Presentation Award, ICACTE2015 Excellent Paper Award, ICIC International Contribution Award, ICIAE2015 Best Presentation Award, Session Best Paper in IPECE15, Session Best Paper in ICEECE2015, ICPEE2014 Excellent Oral Presentation Award, iCABSE2014 Excellent Paper Award, KKU-IENC2014 Outstanding Paper Award, ICEEN2014 Excellent Paper Award, JTL-AEME2013 Best Paper Award, ICTEEP2013 Best Session Paper Award, 2010 Takayanagi Research Encourage Award, 2010 Paper Award of Japan Society of Technology Education, ICICIC2009 Best Paper Award, and ICINIS2009 Outstanding Contribution Award.
He is a president of the Intelligent Networks and Systems Society and a senior member of IEEJ.





Prof. Jaroslaw Milewski
Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Prof. Jaroslaw Milewski is is employed by Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, Institute of Heat Engineering.
He is a Head of Power Division at the Institute of Heat Engineering, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Power Technologies, and a Member of the Editorial Board of Applied Energy.
He has experience in fuel cell research (Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells–-MCFC and Solid Oxide Fuel Cell–-SOFC) and other power sources, hybrid systems, advanced power systems (hydrogen-based), and steam/gas turbine power generation systems.
He has substantial experience with cooperation with the power engineering industry.
He is an author and a co-author of 300+ publications and 5+ patents.
He teaches students in turbomachinery, theory of fluid flow machinery, environment protection, numerical tools in power plant simulations, hybrid systems, and others.



Prof. Yutian Liu,
Shandong University, China


Prof. Yutian Liu received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. Currently, he is a chair professor in the School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University, China. Prof. Liu was the dean of the School of Electrical Engineering, Shandong University from the year 2008 to 2018. He established the Key Laboratory of Power System Intelligent Dispatch and Control of Ministry of Education and was the director from 2010 to 2020. His main research interests include power system analysis and control, renewable energy integration to smart grids and artificial intelligence application to power systems. Prof. Liu has been a senior member of the IEEE since 1996. He is the IEEE PES Jinan chapter chair and the chair of the power system dynamic subcommittee of the IEEE PES China Council since 2018.



Prof. Yang Han,
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China


Yang Han (S’08-M’10-SM’17) received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), Shanghai, China, in 2010. In 2010, he joined the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, where he has been an Associate Professor in 2013, and Full professor in 2021. From March 2014 to March 2015, he was a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark. He is currently with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, UESTC. His research interests include the ac/dc microgrids, active distribution networks, power quality, grid-connected converters for renewable energy systems, active power filters, multilevel converters, and static synchronous compensators (STATCOMs). Dr. Han was listed as “World Top 2% Scientist 2020” by Stanford University in 2020, and the recipient of the Young Scientist Award in CPESE 2021, the Provincial Science and Technology Award in 2020, Science and Technology Award from Sichuan Electric Power Company in 2019, Academic Talent Award by UESTC, in 2017, Baekhyun Award by the Korean Institute of Power Electronics, in 2016. He has published a book “Modeling and Control of Power Electronic Converters for Microgrid Applications”, ISBN: 978-3-030-74512-7, Springer. He served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Power Electronics (2019.01-2020.12) and IEEE ACCESS.



Assoc.Prof. Meijie Chen,
Central South University, China


Meijie Chen is an Associate Professor in the School of Energy Science and Engineering at Central South University. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Energy Science and Engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology in 2014, 2016, and 2019, respectively. He has published more than 40 papers with a citation of over 1300. His research interests are in photothermal conversion, transport, storage, and applications.