2024 International Conference on Sustainable Development and Energy Resources (SDER 2024)
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Prof. Udaya K. Madawala

IEEE Fellow

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Udaya K. Madawala graduated with a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) degree from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987, and received his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993 as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. At the completion of his PhD, he was employed by Fisher & Paykel Ltd, New Zealand, as a Research and Development Engineer to develop new technologies for motor drives. In 1997 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland and, at present as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to wireless EV charging systems for V2G applications. Udaya is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronic Society (PELS), and has over 32 years of both industry and research experience in the fields of power electronics and energy. He has served both the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies in numerous roles, relating to editorial, advisory, conference, technical committees and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of both the Administrative Committee and Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is also the Chair of IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC) Steering Committee. Udaya, who has over 300 IEEE and IET journal and conference publications, holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer (WPT) and power converters, and is a consultant to industry


Prof. Baojie He

Chongqing University, China

Dr. Baojie He, Ph.D., is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University. He holds the prestigious Bayu Scholar title and is recognized as a doctoral scholar. Dr. He serves as the head of the Center for Climate Resilience and Low-Carbon Cities and conducts research at Hiroshima University's Institute for Sustainability and Peace Education in Japan. Furthermore, he has been acknowledged as a globally highly cited scientist for two consecutive years, in 2022 and 2023 (Coretronic). Dr. Baojie He specializes in urban heat mitigation adaptation under global/local climate change, zero-energy buildings, and passive house design. His expertise is reflected in his extensive publication record of over 140 peer-reviewed papers in SCI and SSCI journals, with an impressive H-index of 44. Recognized for his contributions to academia, Dr. He frequently receives invitations to serve as a feature editor, chief guest editor, associate editor, editorial board member, conference chairperson, session chairperson, scientific committee member, or guest reviewer for internationally renowned journals. In recognition of his outstanding achievements in the sustainability research field, Dr. Baojie received the Sustainable Young Scientist Award in 2022; the Green Talent Award in 2021 (Germany); and the National Outstanding International Student Scholarship in 2019 (China). Additionally, he was consecutively shortlisted among the top 2% of scientists worldwide from 2020 to 2023.


Prof. Dimitrios Karamanis

University of Patras, Greece

Dimitrios Karamanis, Professor of Alternative Energy Sources at the University of Patras, leads the group of Renewable Energy Sources and Cool Environment. He studied Physics at the University of Ioannina (1986-1990) and submitted his doctoral thesis there (1990-1997). With Postdoctoral Fellowships at CEN Bordeaux (Marie Curie 1999-2001) and the University of Ioannina (Marie Curie 2001-2002 and continuing until 2008), Professor Karamanis has thirty-four years of research experience in the field of alternative energy sources, with a special emphasis on wind and solar energy utilization technologies in the last fifteen years. Participating in competitive National and International research programs as a scientific coordinator and researcher, he has published over 110 scientific papers in scientific journals, patents, and chapters in books, with over 3600 citations and an h-index of 37 (Scopus). He serves as an Associate Editor of Green Technologies and Sustainability (Elsevier/KeAi). Professor Karamanis has been teaching courses on renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, and RES applications in the Departments of the Universities of Ioannina and Patras since 2006.


Assoc. Prof. Qiushi Cui

Chongqing University, China

Qiusi Cui, Associate Professor of School of Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing Talent Young Top Talent, Selected as Special Expert of Zhejiang Province Youth Thousand Plan, Special Professor of Shanghai University (Oriental Scholar), and Young Key Member of Academician Wenyuan Li's Team. He serves as the Vice Chair of the Web Forum Task Force of the Big Data Analytics Committee of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, and the Founding Chair of the Big Data Mentoring Series. He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and McGill University (McGill), Canada, with Masters and PhD degrees, respectively, and has worked as an R&D engineer and postdoctoral researcher at Opal Real-Time Simulation (OPAL-RT), Canada, and Arizona State University (ASU), USA. His research closely integrates artificial intelligence, big data, power system and new energy grid integration, and his main research interests include power system artificial intelligence, medical-industrial integration, power system protection and control, integrated energy system, new energy grid integration testing, real-time simulation of power grids and digital twins.


Assoc. Prof. Riyang Shu

Guangdong University of Technology, China

Riyang Shu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, M.S. Supervisor, selected by Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) as one of the "Young Hundred", received his B.S. degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from Dalian University of Technology in 2012, and then went to Guangzhou Energy Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (GERI) for his M.S.E.E. degree, and received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering in June 2017, with a focus on biomass energy utilization. He has accumulated rich knowledge and experience in the preparation and characterization of catalytic materials and the catalytic conversion of biomass. He started to work in the School of Materials and Energy of Guangdong University of Technology in July 2017, and from June to December 2018, he studied in the group of Prof. Ning Yan of the National University of Singapore as a visiting scholar on an exchange basis. Now he has published more than 40 SCI papers, more than 20 SCI/EI papers as the first author/corresponding author, and applied for 7 invention patents, 3 have been authorized. He is the chair of 1 youth fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 sub-theme of the National Key Research and Development Program of China, 1 Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province, and 1 open fund of the Key Laboratory of Renewable Energy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.