Keynote & Plenary Speakers
IEEE Fellow, Prof. Joe Dong, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Biography: Professor Z.Y. Dong obtained Ph.D. from the University of Sydney in 1999. He is a Professor at the University of NSW, Sydney, Australia. He is previously Professor and Head of School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, and Ausgrid Chair and Director of Centre for Intelligent Electricity Networks, the University of Newcastle. He also worked with Transend Networks (TASNetworks). His research interest includes microgrid/smart grid, power system planning and stability, renewable energy grid connection, and electricity market. He is Fellow of the IEEE and an editor of a number of IEEE transactions.
Prof. Muhammad Arfin Khan Lodhi, Texas Tech University, USA
Biography: Professor M. A. K. Lodhi received his Ph. D in nuclear Physics (University of London) in 1963. He is presently research professor of physics at Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX USA. His research interests include Nuclear and Particle Physics, New and Renewable Energy Sources, Space Science in particular, advanced space power generation and distribution in simulating and modeling AMTEC Cells, modeling trapped radiation thus predicting the most needed radiation (proton) flux at and between the solar maximum and minimum activities, and the space debris modeling.
Professor M. A. K. Lodhi received more than 100 intra and- extramural grants for research and research related activities. He has more than 250 papers and 4 books published. He gave more than 200 oral presentations in regional, national, and international conferences; including 20 keynote speeches, 70 invited talks and 120 contributed presentations. He also participated in about 150 regional, national, and international conferences. Organized and chaired many conferences, Chaired various technical sessions. Among the many awards, one of the recent one is The “Symposium on 50 years of research of M. A. K. Lodhi” held to honor Dr. Lodhi’s research at Texas Tech, where the USA Flag, specially flown on the US Capitol in his name, folded, brought to the Symposium and presented to him at the Symposium.