Keynote Speakers

Keynote Address 1

Prof. Dr. Pekik Argo Dahono
Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Keynote Address 2

Prof. Dr. Kyo-Beum Lee
Ajou University, South Korea

Title: Overview of power electronics technology for DC transmission and distributions
Abstract: The growing need for highly reliable and efficient power supply of renewable energy resources and new sizeable loads necessitated novel ways to transfer electric power between them. In the current configuration, transformers are passive devices that do not enable dc systems to connect of interface the electric grid with other energy grids. With the growth of power devices and power electronic converters, direct current transmission and distribution systems using medium or high voltage provide power flow control between various energy networks.
This talk would highlight power electronics technologies for the highly reliable dc transmission and distribution systems. Various configurations of solid-state transformer (SST) would be introduced especially modular multi-cell power converters among the configurations. Special focuses are paid on two different modulation strategies for reducing power losses and providing tolerant ability of switching device failures in modular multilevel converters.

Keynote Address 3

Prof. Dr. Atif Iqbal
Qatar University, Qatar