2024 8th International Conference on Hydrodynamics, Energy and Electric Power System (HEEPS 2024)



Prof. Jizhong Zhu

South China University of Technology, China


Jizhong Zhu is a professor at South China University of Technology (IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, CSEE Fellow) and a “National Distinguished Expert”. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University in February 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively. He is currently the director and professor of the ISESOOC Center of the South China University of Technology, serving as a high-level talent introduced by China. Since 2018, he has acted as the Chairman of the IEEE P2781 and P2783 international standards working groups, a Member of the IEEE SMC Smart Power and Energy Systems Technical Committee, and a Member of the IEEE SMC Standards Committee; he held the Chair of IEEE PES SBLC Loads Sub-Committee, served as Senior Principal Power Systems Engineer at Alstom Grid from 2000-2015, and became an academician-level expert of the Alstom Global Expert Committee in 2013.



Prof. Dr.  Ishak Bin Aris

Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia , Malaysia


Currently, Dr Ishak bin Aris is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and was the Deputy Director of the Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (2007-2010). He was also an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (15 August 2017 – 14 August 2020). He received an Honorary Professor from the School of Engineering & Technology Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, India on 26th Oct. 2017. Before this appointment, he was a Malaysian Army officer and a lecturer at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia. He graduated from the George Washington University, USA, in Electrical Engineering (1988). He obtained his MSc in Power Electronics Engineering from the University of Bradford/ Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom (1991) and PhD from University of Bradford, United Kingdom (1995), respectively. 

His areas of research interest include renewable energy systems, automotive power train system, vehicle communication and network, power electronics and drive systems, Electric Vehicle power trains, Wireless EV charging systems, BMS, battery pack systems, intelligent energy-efficient vehicles, artificial intelligence, image processing, avionics, UAV, sensor system, robotic system, and IoT system. 

He has more than 28 years of experience in teaching electrical and electronics engineering courses, developing electrical engineering laboratories, developing curricula for bachelor’s and master’s programs in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and supervising more than 74 undergraduates and more than 100 post-graduate students (13 Ph.D. and 31 Master’s students have graduated under him as the main supervisor and 20 Ph.D. and 34 Master’s students have graduated under him as the co-supervisor). Currently, he is supervising 4 PhD and 3 Master's students as the main supervisor. He also has served as an independent thesis examiner for UPM and an external examiner for many local and international universities.



Prof. Ghanim Putrus

University of Northumbria, United Kingdom


Ghanim Putrus is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering at the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and an Emeritus Professor from January 2023. He has over 30 years of research experience with over 200 publications, including one patent and four book chapters. He has given over 70 invited keynotes, plenary addresses, and talks at national and international events. He has led several research projects (funded by the EU, EPSRC, Innovate UK, and industry) and has often provided consultancy for the industry in the area of energy and electrical power engineering. He has supervised over 23 PhD students to successful completion.

Prof. Putrus is Associate Editor for Elsevier Renewable Energy journal and serves on the editorial board for the World Electric Vehicle Journal and the technical/steering committees for several international conferences. He has organized several conferences and professional events, such as the UPEC2006 conference, IET/EU colloquiums/seminars, etc.

He has been actively involved in the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET), served as the Chairman of the IET Northumbria Network (2004/2005), and served on the executive committee of the Power Trading and Control Professional Network (2001-2010). His main research interests are the application of power electronics in power systems, power quality, integration of electric vehicles and renewable energy sources into power distribution networks (smart grids).



Prof. Lin Chen

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China


Dr. Lin Chen is now a full professor at the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and jointly at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He is currently a Board member of the Experts Commission of China Energy Society. He obtained his B.E. and Ph.D. in Mechanics (Energy and Resources Engineering) from Peking University. He was previously an Assistant Professor at Tohoku University, Japan. His current research topics include new energy and power engineering, CCUS (geological flow), energy resources (gas hydrate, hydrogen), supercritical fluids, etc. In recent years, he has authored over 200 well-cited international journal papers and/or conference presentations, 20 patents and 7 chapters, 3 books, including the most famous one on energy conversion (“Handbook of Research on Advancements in Supercritical Fluids Applications for Sustainable Energy Systems”, IGI Global, 2021, 821 pages). He revealed the heat transfer laws and stability conditions of supercritical fluid-based natural circulation, which is in the TOP5 most-cited list of Elsevier. Recently, he has focused on CO2-based energy systems and utilization processes. He was the winner of the Young Scholar Award of the Asian Union of Thermal Science and Engineering (AUTSE) in 2018 due to his contribution to supercritical fluid thermodynamics and the Paper Award of the Visualization Society of Japan (2022). He is the general Chair and/or committee member of more than 10 international conferences and also a major member of the Editorialship of 8 international journals, including Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids (Elsevier).



Asst. Prof. Jianxiao Wang

Peking University, China


Jianxiao Wang (Member IEEE) received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2014 and 2019, respectively. He was a Visiting Student Researcher at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Peking University, Beijing. He has authored or coauthored in top journals including Nature Communications and Energy & Environmental Science. His research interests include smart grid operation and planning, hydrogen and storage technology, transportation and energy systems integration, electricity market, and data analytics. He was the recipient of the IEEE PES China Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2021 and the Beijing Young Talent Award in 2020. He is the Editor of IET Renewable Power Generation, IET Energy Conversion and Economics, and Protection and Control of Modern Power Systems.