Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hee-Je Kim
Pusan National University, Korea

Prof. Hee-Je Kim got PhD of Energy Conversion, Kyushu University, Fukuoka city, Japan. (1990, March) At present he is professor of Department of Electrical Engineering in Pusan National University (Busan, South Korea). And the group leader of BRL (Basic Research Lab.). He is currently working as an Associate Editor of NJC (New Journal of Chemistry)-RSC shared and Editorial Board Member of Journal [Energies], and the two permanent member of Korea Institute of Electrical Engineers [KIEE] / Renewable Energy. His main research area is dynamic, multi-objective, practical solution based research with a focus on highly efficient solar energy conversion and effective energy storage. That is related to mainly four area: i) Fabrication and commercialization of next-generation solar cells such as dye synthesized solar cells, quantum- dot, and perovskite solar cells). ii) Improving efficiency of existing solar PV and wind hybrid systems using different tools and techniques. iii) High energy and power density flexible super-capacitor for hybrid energy storage system. v) Dual active bridge (DAB), DC/DC Converter, MPPT, PV Inverter, Remote control by smart-phone with novel algorithm for Power conditioning system.


Prof. Hyungkee Yoon
Korean Maritime University, South Korea

Dr. Yoon has earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in 1986, majoring mechanical engineering.

Dr. Yoon has devoted his professional career to R&D activities at Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) from 1986 to 2016. His special R&D interests include district heating and cooling, solar thermal and geothermal energy and other renewable energy. At KIER, he has served several key positions such as Director of high efficiency department, energy system department, renewable energy departm
ent, R&D planning and management department and energy policy department.

Dr. Yoon was in charge of the National Energy and Environment R&D programs for two years from 2001 to 2002 at National Research Foundation. He was the president of Korea Society of Renewable Energy from 2015 to 2016. He is an invited professor at Korea Maritime and Ocean University and the chairperson of Green Energy Research Center.

Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Saad Mekhilef received the B. Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Setif, in 1995, and Master of Engineering science and PhD from University of Malaya in 1998 and 2003 respectively. He is currently professor at Department of Electrical Engineering; University of Malaya. Prof. Saad is the author and co-author of more than 250 publications in international journals and proceedings. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy, for major corporations in the power electronics projects. His research interest includes power conversion techniques, control of power converters, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef is an IET Fellow and IEEE senior member. He is the associate editor of IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics and Journal of Power Electronics. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Malaya. He is the Director of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory-PEARL- He is the author and coauthor of more than 250 publications in international journals and proceedings (189 ISI journal papers) with more than 10000 citations and 46 H-index, 53 Ph.D. and master students have graduated under his supervision. He is actively involved in industrial consultancy for major corporations in the power electronics projects. His research interests include power conversion techniques, control of power converters, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.