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.
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. 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.
Dr. Andreas Purnomoadi , PT PLN, Indonesia. He received his B.Sc from Institut Teknologi Bandung, and M.Sc and doctorate from Technische Universiteit Delft. Currently, He is a research manager of transmission and distribution in PT PLN Indonesia.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.