The 3rd International Conference on New Energy and Power Engineering (ICNEPE 2023)

Speakers of ICNEPE 2023



Prof. Akhtar Kalam

IEEE Life Member

Victoria University, Australia


Biography: Professor Akhtar Kalam has been at Victoria University (VU) since 1985. He is a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science and Head of Engineering of the College of Engineering and Science.Currently, he is the Head of External Engagement. He is also the current Chair of the Academic Board in the Engineering Institute of Technology, Perth, Australia, and the Editor in Chief of Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Further, he has a Distinguished Professorship position at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, three Indian and five Malaysian universities. He has also been appointed as the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Professor Kalam has wide experience in educational institutions and industry across four continents. He received his B.Sc. and B.Sc. Engineering from Calcutta University and Aligarh Muslim University, India. He completed his MS and PhD at the University of Oklahoma, USA and the University of Bath, UK. He has worked with Ingersoll Rand and other electrical manufacturers. Other teaching appointments include the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq and Capricornia Institute of Advanced Education, Rockhampton, Queensland.

Professor Kalam is regularly invited to deliver lectures, work on industrial projects and examine external thesis overseas. His major areas of interests are power system analysis, communication, control, protection, renewable energy, smart grid, IEC61850 implementation and cogeneration systems. He has been actively engaged in the teaching of Energy Systems to undergraduates and postgraduates, and has provided professional courses to the industry both in Australia and overseas.He regularly offers Continuing Professional Development and Masterclasses on Power System Protection, Renewable Energy, IEC61850, Cogeneration & Gas Turbine Operation and PBL in engineering education to practising engineers, the Energy Supply Association of Australia (ESAA) and Australian Power Institute (API). He also runs a postgraduate distance education program on Power System Protection for the ESAA. Professor Kalam has conducted research, provided industrial consultancy and published more than 542 publications on his area of expertise. He has written 26-plus books in the area. More than 35 PhD students have graduated under his supervision and he is an external examiner of many external doctoral students in Australia and overseas. Professor Kalam provides consultancy for major electrical utilities, manufacturers and other industry bodies in his field of expertise. He is a Fellow of EA, IET, AIE, a life member of IEEE and a member CIGRE AP B5 Study Committee.


Prof. Qian Xu

Deputy Director

Jiangsu University, China


Biography: Qian Xu, Professor and doctoral supervisor, obtained a doctoral degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2013, and is a visiting scholar at the University of Science and Technology of Hong Kong and the University of Waterloo in Canada. Currently, he is the Deputy Director of the Fuel Cell Research Institute of Jiangsu University and the Director of the Experimental Center of the Energy Research Institute of Jiangsu University. Mainly engaged in research on micro nano structure heat and mass transfer, fuel cell technology, and liquid flow battery technology. Has been selected for awards such as the "Six Talent Peaks" program in Jiangsu Province, the "Scientific Chinese" Annual Person Nomination Award, and the Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker of the Jiangsu Society of Engineering Thermophysics. In recent years, I have hosted over 10 projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China and provincial and ministerial level funds. More than 60 SCI/EI papers have been published as the first/corresponding author, of which 5 papers with IF greater than 10 have been cited for more than 3100 times, and the H-index is 26. Four papers have been selected as highly cited papers by ESI. Published 3 Chinese and English monographs/textbooks, wrote 2 English chapters, and applied for 23 invention patents (6 authorized). Served as a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Green Energy, Processes, an international SCI journal.


Prof. Jinghong Zhou

Changchun Institute of Technology, China


Biography: Prof. Zhou, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Professor of Changchun Institute of Technology, the seventh batch of experts with outstanding contributions in Changchun City, review expert of National key R & D plan "Smart Grid Technology and Equipment" key special evaluation, member of China Electrical Engineering Society Kinetic Energy Special Committee, Northeast Electric Power University part-time master tutor in electrical engineering, the review experts of State Grid Corporation science and technology project. He mainly engaged in production and scientific research in the field of power system planning and power economic analysis.


Assoc. Prof. Sohrab Mirsaeidi

IEEE Senior Member

Beijing Jiaotong University, China


Biography: Sohrab Mirsaeidi received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia in 2016. Subsequently, he furthered his studies as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China from 2016 to 2019. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China. Sohrab Mirsaeidi has published 90+ papers and 2 books in the field of Microgrids and Large-Scale Power Systems. He is a Member of the National Technical Committee of Measuring Relays and Protection Equipment Standardization of China, and has presided over and participated in several national research projects in China. He is an Editorial Board Member for several international journals and a Regular Reviewer for IEEE Transactions journals. He has also served as Chair, Keynote/Invited Speaker, and Committee Member in 100+ international conferences. His main research interests include Control and Protection of Large-Scale Hybrid AC/DC Grids and Microgrids, Application of Power Electronics in Power Systems, and Deployment of Artificial Intelligence in Power System Analysis. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE), and a Member of IET and CIGRE.