IEEE Fellow, Prof. Udaya K. Madawala, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
K. Madawala graduated with a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) degree from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987, and received his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993 as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. At the completion of his PhD, he was employed by Fisher & Paykel Ltd, New Zealand, as a Research and Development Engineer to develop new technologies for motor drives. In 1997, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland as a Research Fellow. At present, as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to wireless grid integration of EVs for V2G applications and renewable energy. Udaya
Udaya is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Power Electronics Society, and has over 30 years of both industry and research experience in the fields of power electronics and energy. He has served both the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies in numerous roles, relating to conferences, technical committees and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of the Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Committee and the Oceania Liaison Chair of Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He was the General Chair of the 2nd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC), held in New Zealand in 2016, and is also a member of the SPEC Steering Committee. Udaya has over 250 IEEE journal and international conference publications, and holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer and power converters. He is a keynote, plenary and tutorial speaker, and offers his service to industry as a consultant.
Prof. Dr. Lin Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (Tohoku University, Japan)
L. Chen is now a Professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He
obtained his B.Eng and PhD in from Peking University. He is also a granted
JSPS/JST-CREST Research Fellow and Assistant Professor in Tohoku University
(Japan). His current research topics include renewable and unconventional
energy resources, supercritical fluids, multiscale heat/mass transfer, and
advanced measurement techniques.
In recent years, he has authored more than 120 well-cited international journal papers and/or conference presentations/keynotes/invited talks, books/chapters, including the most famous one on energy conversion (“Advanced Applications of Supercritical Fluids in Energy Systems”, IGI Global, 2017, 680 pages). Dr. L. Chen is a winner of the President Scholarship, National Scholarship (MOE), Elite Scholar, Young Scientist Award, and many other honors/awards. He received the Innovation Award in 2011, 2012, and 2014, Elsevier journal TOP5 most-cited paper and the Elsevier Excellent Reviewer (2013, 2017). He is also a Reviewer, an Editorial/Advisory/TPC Member/Guest Editor for many renowned international journals/conferences.
Prof. Hee-Je Kim, Pusan National University, Korea