Prof. Masayuki Hikita. Kyusu Institute of Technology, Japan
received the B.S., M.S. and Dr. degrees in electrical engineering from Nagoya University, Japan, in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor, a Lecturer and an Associate Professor at Nagoya University in 1982, 1989, and 1992, respectively. Since 1996, he has been a professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology.
He was a Visiting Scientist at the High Voltage Laboratory in MIT, USA, from 1985 to 1987. Dr. Hikita has recently been interested in research on development of diagnostic techniques of electric power apparatus, and insulation technology development of power electronics device and apparatus such as inverter and semiconductor power module. He is a member of the IEEE (Senior member), the Japan Society of Applied Physics and the IEE of Japan.
Ir. Haryanto W.S, PT PLN (Persero), received his B.Sc. degree from Institut Teknologi Bandung. He joined PT PLN in 1983 as an engineer. He was the PLN Director of Regional Maluku and Papua. Currently, he is a Director of Regional Business –West Java.
Prof. Guan-Jun Zhang (M’02) was born in Shandong Province, China, in October 1970. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), Xi’an, China, in 1991, 1994 and 2001, respectively.From July 1994, he worked as a Teacher Assistant with the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment and the School of Electrical Engineering at XJTU, and since June 2004, he has been a full Professor with XJTU. From October 1998 to September 1999, he was a Visiting Researcher with Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, engaged in electroluminescence and discharge phenomena of solid insulating materials. From August 2006 to February 2007, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow with Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, engaged in secondary electron emission characteristic and plasma simulation. From August to October 2008, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow with Saitama University, Japan, engaged in flashover physics in vacuum. His current research interests concentrate on high voltage insulation and discharge phenomena, especially dielectric response phenomena and condition maintenance of oil-paper insulation system, surface discharge and flashover across solid insulation, low temperature plasma and biomedical applications.
He has published more than 150 journal articles and conference papers and 12 Chinese patents. He received 2003 China National Top 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2004 China New Century Excellent Talents in University, 2006 China Fok Ying Tong Research Award for University Young Teachers, 2008 IEEE Chatterton Young Investigator Award of 23rd International Symposium on Discharges and Electrical Insulation in Vacuum (ISDEIV), 2011 Distinguished Young Scholar of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and other awards and prizes from Chinese Government.
He has served as the international advisory committee member, program committee member, secretary, section chair/co-chair for IEEE DEIS and other conferences for more than ten times, such as CMD, ISEIM, ICPADM and ACED, etc.
Dr. Nanang Hariyanto, Institut Teknologi Bandung, He received bachelor, master, and doctor from Institut Teknologi Bandung. His research interest are power system analysis, power system planning and modern power system.
Prof. Ahmed Abu Siada, Curtin University Australia received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Ain Shams University, Egypt and his PhD degree from Curtin University, Australia, all in Electrical Engineering. Currently he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Curtin University. His research interests include power system stability, condition monitoring, power electronics and power quality. He has published over 170 research paper, mostly in the area of condition monitoring and asset management. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Electrical and Electronic Engineering, regular reviewer for various IEEE Transactions. He is vice-chair of the IEEE Computation
Evy Hariyadi, S.T., M.Sc., PT PLN – Research Institute, received his B.Sc from Institut Teknologi Bandung and M.Sc. degree from Waseda University. He was the General Manager of Jawa-Bali Control Center. Now, he is a General Manager in PT PLN Research Institute.
Prof. Andrea Cavallini got the master and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Bologna. From 1995 to 1998 he was assistant professor at the University of Ferrara. Since 1998 he is associate professor at the University of Bologna. He teaches the course of Predictive Maintenance and Diagnostics of Electrical Systems. At the beginning, he worked in power quality, with an emphasis on harmonic distortion. He developed tools to predict harmonic currents injected by AC/DC converters, and models for probabilistic harmonic flow. Besides, he investigated flicker due to arc furnaces, active and passive filters, non-parametric load forecasting tools.
Since 1998 he works on endurance modelling and diagnostics of insulation systems. His research focuses on partial discharges detection and identification in diverse types of apparatus (cables, rotating machines, transformers, GIS) through innovative detection system. Artificial intelligence techniques are used to achieve PD source identification.
Currently, the physics of partial discharge phenomena and the degradation rate of electrical insulation systems subjected to PWM voltage waveforms is his principal line of investigation. Insulation systems of low voltage rotating machines, resin-cast/oil-filled
transformers, and silicone gels are considered. In particular, the impact of thermal aging, temperature and pressure on inception of and endurance under partial discharge under repetitive surges is dealt with in depth due to its strong impact in the automotive and aerospace industry.
Other topics are the influence of VLF voltage waveforms on PD activity and treeing inception in cables, the behaviour of PD in paper-oil insulation subjected to mixed AC+DC waveforms, PD detection in HVDC cables.
He is co-author of about 250 scientific papers and 15 international patents, co-founder of the University spin-off Techimp and is active in IEEE (DEIS Adcom member 2010-2016, DEIS Education c.tte chair from 2010, DEIS Italy Chapter President, member of insulating materials endurance WG), CIGRE (Italian national representative 2004-2008, convener of WG D1.43 and D1.74 both regarding electrical insulation under repetitive voltage surges), and IEC TC 2 MT 10.
Zulkurnain Abdul-Malek (M’03) received the B.E. degree in electrical and computer systems from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, in 1989, the M.Sc. degree in electrical and electromagnetic engineering with industrial applications from the University of Wales Cardiff, U.K., in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree in high voltage engineering from Cardiff University, U.K., in 1999. He has been with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for 30 years, and he is currently a Professor of High Voltage Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering, and the Director of the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), UTM. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 papers in various technical journals and conference proceedings. His research interests include high-voltage instrumentation, lightning protection, detection and warning systems, partial discharges, nanodielectrics, and condition monitoring of power equipment. Prof. Abdul-Malek is actively involved in many international and national committees. He is a member of MT 03 IEC 60060-2 High voltage test techniques – Part 2: Measuring systems, and Chairman for ICPADM 2021 Organising Committee, Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVNet) (2015-2016), and Malaysian Working Group on High-Voltage and High-Current Test Techniques. He is also a member of Malaysian IEC Certification Body Management Committee and Malaysian Technical Committee on High Voltage Power Transmission. He is a member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society, IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society, and IET.
Franco D’Alessandro,Phd received his Ph.D. in experimental physics from the University of Tasmania, Australia, in 1996. Franco has been with LPI as Chief Technology officer since 2013 and has spent more than 20 years working on many aspects of lightning protection and earthing systems. He has delivered many seminars and presentation on lightning protection and earthing within Australia and overseas and has published more than 90 technical papers. He is a member of IEEE and IEAust.