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.

***

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.
***

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. 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.

 

***

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.

***

Prof. R. Sarathi, IIT Madras, India. Dr. R. Sarathi is a Professor of High voltage engineering with IIT Madras. He obtained his PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1994. His research area includes condition monitoring of power apparatus and Nano materials. He has rich and varied experience of over 20 years in research, teaching and consulting. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing the state-of-the-art High Voltage Laboratory at IIT Madras. Ramanujam Sarathi is currently Professor and Head of High Voltage Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Madras, Chennai, India.

 

***

Prof. Udaya 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 and, at present as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to bi-directional wireless EV charging systems for V2X applications. 

Udaya is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronic Society (PELS), 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 editorial, advisory, conference, technical committees and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of both the Administrative Committee and Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society.  He was the General Chair of the 2nd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)- 2016, held in New Zealand, and is also the Chair of SPEC Steering Committee. Udaya, who has over 300 journal and conference publications, holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer (WPT) and power converters, and is a consultant to industry.
***

Doctor Gilbert Teyssèdre,LAPLACE, Université de Toulouse and CNRS, France. Gilbert Teyssèdre, born in 1966, received his Engineer degree in materials physics and graduated in solid state physics in 1989 at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), Toulouse, France. Then he joined the Solid State Physics Lab in Toulouse and obtained the Ph.D. degree from Paul Sabatier University in 1993 for work on ferroelectric polymers. He entered the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique -CNRS in 1995 and has been working since then at the Electrical Engineering Lab (now Laplace – Laboratory on Plasma and Energy Conversion), a joint research unit between CNRS and University of Toulouse. His research activities concern the development of luminescence techniques in insulating polymers with focus on chemical and physical structure, degradation phenomena, space charge and transport properties. He is currently Senior Researcher at CNRS. He has been head of the Solid Dielectrics and Reliability group at Laplace from 2004 to 2015. He has held numerous governmental and industrial research grants in the field of electrical insulation and has co-authored over 160 contributions to scientific journals and book chapters and 230 conference proceedings. He is member of the scientific committee of several conference series as CEIDP since 2016, ICD, ICEMPE, and JiCable.

***

Prof. Norasage Pattanadech, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand. Norasage Pattanadech received B.Eng and M.Eng degree in electrical engineering from King mongkut’s institute of technology ladkrabang (KMITL) in 1998 and Chulalongkorn university in 2002 respectively. He received Dr. techn. Degree from the Institute of High Voltage Engineering and System Management, Graz University of Technology, Austria in 2013. He was a Guest Professor, The Institute for Power Engineering and High Voltage Technology (IEHT), University of Applied Science Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany, November, 2019. He has published more than 100 publications. He has a patent registered in Japan. He is a member of IEC TC 42 MT 23 and IEEE PES Thailand Chapter. Now, he works as an associate professor at King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. His research activities have been mainly involved partial discharge testing, high voltage testing and high voltage measurement techniques, high voltage equipment monitoring and diagnostic including material applied in high voltage field.

***

Prof. Eduard Mulyadi, Auburn University, US. Eduard Muljadi received his Engineer degree from the Sepeluh-November Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya, M.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA. His educational background is in electrical engineering. He is on the teaching staff at California State University, Fresno (1988-1992). From 1992-2017, he worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, USA. And, in January 2018, he joined Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, as James J. Danaher Distinguished Professor. His research areas include electrical machinery, power electronics, power systems, and renewable energy. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, IEEE Fellow, and editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

***

 

Dr. Tumiran, Universitas Gajah Mada, Indonesia. He got his first degree in Electrical Engineering from Electrical Engineering Dept. Gadjah Mada University, (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia(1985), Master of Engineering in lectrical Power System from Saitama University, Japan 1993 and got his Ph.D in Production and Information sciences from the same University, Japan in 1996. He worked at the department of Electrical Engineering as junior lecture in 1987 and He served as a chairman of Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering School, Gadjah Mada University, from 2000-2003, and was elected as Electrical Engineering Dept. Chairman from 2003-2008 at the same University. He was the Dean of Engineering Faculty, Gadjah Mada University from 1998-2012. This Faculty Consist of Eight Dept. and 11 study program and 12 Graduated Study Program, with total student of 7.500 students. As the Dean of Engineering Faculty, he was worked as the AUNSEEDNET (Asean University Network-South East Engineering Education Development Network) steering committee under JICA program. He was also as one of founders of Excellent Energy Centre, Gadjah Mada University in 1998. He was the Dean of Engineering Faculty, Gadjah Mada University from 1998-2012. In national level, He was also one of the founders of The National Electrical Engineering Chairman Forum that created in 2004, and he was appointed as the General Chairman from 2006-2008 to this society. In March 2009, he was appointed by the Parliament of Republic Indonesia to be the Board Member of the National Energy Council of the Republic of Indonesia (NEC) as Academician/University representative for period of 2009-2014, after released from the president selection. And now, has been extended for the second term as the board Member of the National Energy Council in the second period for 2004-2019. He is very active in International collaboration, especially in energy and climate change. Related to the Climate, Ecosystem change and adaptation, he was very active participating in curriculum development of adaptation and mitigation since 2009-2013, coordinated by United Nation University (UNU), Tokyo. A few times has given courses at UNU related to disaster, Energy, Energy Policy and Climate Change. In 2012 he was asked by UNU to participate working as chair committee in developing new and renewable energy curriculum for post graduate program, at UNU, Tokyo. Between 2011-2014 he was giving lecture at UNU Tokyo in the subject of New and Renewable Energy Policy for post graduate course. Starting in year 2000, he has many experiences working as professional to evaluate and analysis of Indonesia electricity policy, electricity pricing, electricity reliability, electricity energy losses, and energy management. In 2008, he got special award from the National Electricity State Company as his contribution for National Electricity Development and 2010 he got special awarded from the President of the Republic Indonesia for his commitment and Contribution for more than 25 years. In 2016, he appointed by Gadjah Mada Energy Study Center to Lead a group to evaluate the beneficial of the present electric energy supply in Java Island, 2000-2016. He also invited as key note speaker in many International Conference, Ha long bay, Vietnam, by UNU, 2009, ICLCT, Jeju Island, South Korea, 2010 APSOWET, Mokpo, South Korea, 2010, Indonesia-China Coal Summit, Bali 2012, Energy Charter, Bali 2013, Asean Energy Bussines Forum, Bali 2013, Asia Pacific Nuclear Energy Congress, Bali 2013, Asia Energy Risk Market, Singapore 2015, The Prospect of Implementing Nuclear Power Plant in the Asia Pacific Region, Manila 2016, Asia Energy Transition, Singapore Energy Assembly 2017 and International Renewable Energy Conference, Singapore 2017, 2018 and 2019. The two of his papers has been published in 2020, with the title of; “Generation expansion planning for high-potential hydropower resources: The case of the sulawesi electricity system (2020)”, and “Maximum penetration determination of variable renewable energy generation: A case in Java–Bali power systems (2020).

***

Dr. Andreas Purnomoadi , Andreas received his Bachelor’s degree from the Electrical Engineering Department of Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2004. He also received his Master (2012) & Doctoral (2020) degrees from the Electrical Sustainable Energy Department of TU Delft, within the (formerly) High Voltage and Asset Management Group, the Netherlands. He has been working in Perusahaan Listrik Negara, PT. PLN (Persero), the Indonesian State-Owned Electricity Company, since 2005. From 2006 to 2010, he was actively involved in the maintenance, power failure investigation, and condition assessment of the Java and Bali transmission network apparatus. He has also been assigned to the Asset Management Department of the Transmission and Load Dispatch Center of Java and Bali (P3B Jawa Bali) until 2015, and then to the Central Java Transmission Service Unit (PLN TJBT) from 2015 to 2018. From August 2018 to March 2020, he was a researcher at the PLN Research Institute. Currently, Andreas is an Analyst for Strategy & Policy for the Transmission & Distribution Division at the Center of Excellence of PLN. He is also a CIGRE B3.48 Working Group member, focusing on the HV Substation apparatus’s asset health indexing.

***

Prof. Suwarno, received BSc and MSc from The Department of Electrical Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia in 1988 and 1991 respectively and PhD from Nagoya University, Japan in 1996. His research interests are High Voltage Insulating Materials and Technology and Diagnostics of HV Equipments. Suwarno is  a Professor  and Emeritus Dean of  The School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia.  He was the General Chairman of several international conferences such as ICPADM 2006, ICEEI 2007, CMD 2012, ICHVEPS 2017 and ICHVEPS 2019. He has published over 200 international journal or conference papers. He is an IEEE Senior member. Currently  serves as the Head of Electrical Power Engineering Research Group in the institute  and Editor in Chief of International Journal on Electrical Engineering and Informatics. Prof. Suwarno can be reached at suwarno@stei.itb.ac.id.

***

Prof. Pekik Argo Dahono, finished S1 program at Department of Electrical Engineering,  Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, in 1985. He received the Master and Doctor of Engineering degrees from  the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. He is with the School of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Institute of Technology Bandung, since 1986, where he is a professor. He was a visiting professor in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 1997 and 1998, in  Science University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2002, in Tokyo Denki University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, and in Institute National Polytechnic Toulouse, France, in 2008. His fields of interest are power electronics, electrical machinery, power quality, and renewable energy system. He has published more than one hundred both national and international papers. He has received the Conference Paper Award from IEE Japan, in 1992,  Japan Society for Promotion of Science Research Awards, in 1997, Hitachi Kimmai Fellowship awards, in 1997, Toray Research Fellowships Awards, in1998, Asahi Glass Research Awards, in 1998 and 2009, PII Engineering Award, in 2006, ASEAN Engineering Outstanding Achievement Award, in 2006, and STEI Award, in 2010. He was elected as best researchers of ITB in 2014 and 2017. He is a Senior member of IEEE, a member of IEE Japan, a member of  Institution of Engineers Indonesia (PII), an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer, and an ASEAN Engineer Registrar. He is a founder of Indonesia Power Quality Initiative (IPQI) and also Indonesia Smart Grids Initiative (PJCI).

***

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.