The keynote speakers of the 11th Mediterranean Conference on Power Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Energy Conversion (MEDPOWER 2018) are:
- Carlo Alberto Nucci, University of Bologna, Italy
- Chongqing Kang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- Yury Dvorkin, New York University, USA
- Liu Yongqian, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China
Full professor and head of the Power Systems Laboratory of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering ‘Guglielmo Marconi’ of the University of Bologna. Author/co-author of over 300 scientific papers, of six book chapters edited by IEEE, IET etc. IEEE and IET Fellow, CIGRE honorary member. Chairman of Cigré Study Committee C4 ‘System Technical Performance’ (2006-2012). Editor in Chief of the Electric Power Systems Research journal, Elsevier. Doctor honoris causa of the University Politehnica of Bucharest, corresponding member of the Bologna Science Academy. President of the Italian Group of University Professors of Electrical Power Systems. Member of the EU Smart City Stakeholder Platform, PES representative in the IEEE Smart City Initiatives Program.
Chongqing Kang is full professor of electrical engineering in Tsinghua University. He is Chairman of Executive Committee of Department of Electrical Engineering. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Director of Centre for Teaching Excellence, Tsinghua Univ. His research interest are focused on power system planning, operation, renewable energy, low carbon technologies and load forecasting. He is Fellow of IEEE and IET, senior member of CSEE. He has been on the editorial board of 5 international journals including IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and Electric Power Systems Research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Transactions on Electrical Energy Systems (Wiley). He has published 3 monographs in Chinese and one book in English. He published over 300 academic papers, including over 60 IEEE Transactions papers. He has been a member of IEEE PES Long Range Planning Committee.
Yongqian Liu got his PhD on Production Automation at Nancy 1 University in France and PhD on Hydropower Engineering and at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China in 2002. He has 32 years of professional experience on Wind Power and Hydro Power Engineering. He is one of the founders of the Bachelor’s programme “Wind Energy and Power Engineering” in China, and his achievements include strong record of numerous academic and industrial R&D projects, technological consulting projects, and 132 research papers. Currently his main research, teaching, and consulting interests are the theory and technologies on Wind Power Plant Design, and Operation and Maintenance.
Yury Dvorkin (S’11-M’16) received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2016. Dvorkin is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University, New York, NY, USA. Dvorkin was awarded the 2016 Scientific Achievement Award by Clean Energy Institute (University of Washington) for his doctoral dissertation “Operations and Planning in Sustainable Power Systems”. His research interests include power system operations, planning, and economics.