Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Marco Liserre
Fellow IEEE & SAE, H-index 63
Kiel University, Germany
Marco Liserre received the MSc and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bari Polytechnic, respectively in 1998 and 2002. He has been Associate Professor at Bari Polytechnic and from 2012 Professor in reliable power electronics at Aalborg University (Denmark). From 2013 he is Full Professor and he holds the Chair of Power Electronics at Kiel University (Germany). At Kiel University he is leading a team of 25 researchers with a 2 Million Euro annual budget through third-party funded projects, with a Power Electronics Laboratory, a Medium Voltage Laboratory and a Laboratory on Batteries and Energy Conversion, in cooperation with colleagues in material science, approved for 2 Million Euro. He has been leading in the last 7 years’ third-party projects for more than 13 Million Euro (of which 5 % direct company assignment) having responsibility role, among the other, within the strategic governmental 10 years’ initiative “Copernicus” in Germany for the Energy Change towards 80 % renewable based energy society and in a priority program of the German research Foundation DFG within a cooperative project with EPFL.
Notably he has been awarded in 2013 with an ERC Consolidator Grant (European Excellence Grants) for the project “The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART), a new Heart for the Electric Distribution System”.
He has published 500 technical papers (1/3 of them in international peer-reviewed journals) and a book. These works have received more than 35000 citations. Marco Liserre is listed in ISI Thomson report “The world’s most influential scientific minds” from 2014.
He is fellow of IEEE (achieved at the age of 38) and member of IAS, PELS, PES and IES. He has been serving all these societies in different capacities. He has received the IES 2009 Early Career Award, the IES 2011 Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award, the 2014 Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award, the 2011 Industrial Electronics Magazine best paper award and the Third Prize paper award by the Industrial Power Converter Committee at ECCE 2012, 2012, 2017 IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award and the 2018 IEEE-IES Mittelmann Achievement Award, which is the highest award of the IEEE-IES.
Keynote Speaker II
Prof. Chris Mi
Fellow IEEE & SAE, H-index 63
San Diego State University, USA
Chris Mi is a
fellow of IEEE and SAE, Professor and Chair of
the Department of Electrical and Computer
Engineering, and the Director of the US
DOE-funded GATE Center for Electric Drive
Transportation at San Diego State University,
San Diego, California, USA. He was previously a
professor at the University of Michigan,
Dearborn from 2001 to 2015. He received the B.S.
and M.S. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical
University, Xi’an, China, and the Ph.D. degree
from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada,
all in electrical engineering. Previously he was
an Electrical Engineer with General Electric
Canada Inc. He was the President and the Chief
Technical Officer of 1Power Solutions, Inc. from
2008 to 2011.
His research interests are in electric and
hybrid vehicles. He has taught tutorials and
seminars on the subject of HEVs/PHEVs for the
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the IEEE,
workshops sponsored by the National Science
Foundation (NSF), and the National Society of
Professional Engineers. He has delivered courses
to major automotive OEMs and suppliers,
including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Hyundai,
Tyco Electronics, A&D Technology, Johnson
Controls, Quantum Technology, Delphi, and the
European Ph.D School. He has offered tutorials
in many countries, including the U.S., China,
Korea, Singapore, Italy, France, and Mexico. He
has published more than 300 articles and
delivered more than 100 invited talks and
keynote speeches and as a panelist in major IEEE
and SAE conferences.
Dr. Mi is the recipient of the “Distinguished
Teaching Award” and “Distinguished Research
Award” of the University of Michigan Dearborn.
He is a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Region 4
“Outstanding Engineer Award,” “IEEE Southeastern
Michigan Section Outstanding Professional
Award.” and the “SAE Environmental Excellence in
Transportation (E2T) Award.” He was also a
recipient of the National Innovation Award and
the Government Special Allowance Award from the
China Central Government. He received three Best
Paper Awards from IEEE Transactions on Power
Electronics and two Power Electronics Prize
Letter Awards. In 2019, he received the IEEE
Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award.
Dr. Mi was the Chair (2008-2009) and Vice-Chair
(2006-2007) of the IEEE Southeastern Michigan
Section. Dr. Mi was the General Chair of the 5th
IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference
held in Dearborn, Michigan, USA on September
6-11, 2009. Dr. Mi was the Area Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Vehicular Technology, associate
editor of IEEE Transactions on Power
Electronics, Associate Editor of IEEE
Transactions on Industry Applications. He served
on the review panel for the NSF, the U.S.
Department of Energy (2007–2010), the Natural
Sciences and Engineering Research Council of
Canada (2010), Hong Kong Research Grants
Council, French Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique, Agency for Innovation by Science
and Technology in Flanders (Belgium), and the
Danish Research Council. He is the topic chair
for the 2011 IEEE International Future Energy
Challenge and the General Chair for the 2013
IEEE International Future Energy Challenge. Dr.
Chris Mi is a Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of the
IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.
He is Guest Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Journal of
Emerging and Selected Topics in Power
Electronics – Special Issue on WPT, Guest
Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Power
Electronics Special Issue on WPT, Guest Editor
of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics –
Special Issue on dynamic wireless power
transfer, and steering committee member of the
IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference
(ITEC- Asian). He is Program Chair or General
Chair of a number of international conferences,
including Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer (WoW),
IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference
(IEVC), and IEEE International Transportation
Electrification Conference – Asia-Pacific. He is
also the chair of the IEEE Future Direction’s
Transportation Electrification Initiative (TEI)
e-Learning Committee and developed an e-learning
module on wireless power transfer.