Keynote & Plenary Lectures

The Keynote Lecture " Sustainability and  Electric Vehicles - Myths and Reality  " will be given by Dr. Stathis Michaelides .

Professor Stathis Michaelides is currently the Tex Moncrief Chair of Engineering at Texas Christian University (TCU). Prior to this he was chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he also held the Robert F. McDermott Chair in Engineering and was the Founder and Director of the NSF-supported Center on Simulation, Visualization and Real Time Computing (SiViRT).  In the past he was the Founding Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas (2006-2007); the Leo S.Weil Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tulane University (1998-2007); Director of the South-Central Center of the National Institute for Global Environmental Change (2002-2007); Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Engineering at Tulane University (1992-2003); Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tulane (1990-1992).  Between 1980 and 1989 he was on the faculty of the University of Delaware, where he also served as Acting Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department (1985-1987).
Professor Michaelides holds a B.A. degree (honors) from Oxford University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University. He was awarded an honorary M.A. degree from Oxford University (1983); the Casberg and Schillizzi Scholarships at St. Johns College, Oxford; the student chapter ASME/Phi,Beta,Tau excellence in teaching award (1991 and 2001); the Lee H. Johnson award for teaching excellence (1995); a Senior Fulbright Fellowship (1997); the ASME Freeman Scholar award (2002); the Outstanding Researcher award at Tulane (2003); the ASME Outstanding Service award (2007); the ASME Fluids engineering award (2014); and the ASME 90th Anniversary of FED Medal, 2016.
Professor Michaelides has authored six books. His last book on Energy, the Environment and Sustainability, (CRC Press 2018) has already been adopted by several Universities as textbook in energy courses.

The Keynote Lecture "  New Visions on Renewable Energy Plant and Grid Integration    " will be given by Dr.  Shuhui Li   .

Dr. Shuhui Li received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China, in 1983 and 1988, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, in 1999.

He was with the School of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, from 1988 to 1995, where his fields of research interest included electrified railways, power electronics, power systems, and power system harmonics. From 1995 to 1999, he was engaged in research on wind power, artificial neural networks, and applications of massively parallel processing. He joined Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX, USA, as an Assistant Professor, in 1999, and an Associate Professor in 2003. He joined the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA, as an Associate Professor, in 2006.

He is a Voting Member of the IEEE 2800, P2030, 2418.5, and P2030.12 working groups, involving the IEEE standardization work on Interconnection and Interoperability of Inverter-Based Resources, Smart Grid Interoperability, Blockchain in Energy, and Microgrid Protection Systems. He is an editor and associate editor of 13 international journals. Currently, he is the vice-chair of the Renewable Technologies Subcommittee of IEEE Power and Energy Society. 

His current research interests include renewable energy systems, power electronics, power systems, electric machines and drives, and applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in power and energy systems. He has published about 100 Science Citation Index (SCI)-indexed journal papers (including over 30 IEEE Transactions) and 100 Engineering Index (EI)-indexed refereed conference papers and book chapters related to these research areas. He is an inventor of about 20 granted and pending U.S. patents and a senior member of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)