Leopoldo G. Franquelo (M’84–SM’96–F’05– LF’20) was born in Malaga, Spain. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain, in 1977 and 1980, respectively. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electronics Engineering, US. His current research interests focus on modulation techniques for multilevel inverters and applications to power electronic systems for renewable energy systems.
Prof. Franquelo has been an Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Distinguished Lecturer since 2006, he became an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS in 2007, a Co-Editor-in-Chief in 2014, and has been Editor-in-Chief (2015-2018) and founder Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society since 2019. He was a Member-at-Large of the IES AdCom (2002–2003), the Vice President for Conferences (2004–2007), and the President-Elect of the IES (2008–2009). He was the President of the IES (2010–2011) and currently is an IES AdCom Life Member. He has received a number of best paper awards from IEEE journals. In 2012 and 2015, he received the Eugene Mittelmann Award and the Antohny J. Hornfeck Service Award from the IES, respectively.
Prof. Jizhong Zhu received the B.S. degree, M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Chongqing University in 1985, 1987, and Feb. 1990, respectively. Dr. Zhu was a professor in Chongqing University. He won seven provincial and ministerial awards for scientific and technological progress, and was selected as one of four outstanding young scientists working in China by The Royal Society of UK and China Science & Technology Association and awarded Royal Society Fellowship in 1994, as well as the national research prize "Fok Ying-Tung Excellent Young Teacher Medal" in 1996. He worked in a variety of places all over the world, including Chongqing University in China, Brunel University in UK, National University of Singapore, Howard University in USA, and ALSTOM Grid Inc., China Southern Power Grid and South China University of Technology (SCUT).
He is currently a Professor and director of ISESOOC center in SCUT and National Distinguished Expert in China. He is Chair of IEEE P2781 and P2783 Standard working groups since 2018, core member of IEEE PES SBLC Technical Committee, member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on intelligent power and energy systems, and member of IEEE SMC Standard Committee, as well as was Chair of IEEE PES SBLC Loads Subcommittee during 2017-2019. He worked at ALSTOM Grid as a Senior Principal Power Systems Engineer and Senior Expert during 2000-2015, and became a Fellow of Alstom Expert Committee in 2013.
His research interest is integrated smart energy system optimal operation and control (ISESOOC), as well as smart grid and renewable energy applications. He has published six books as a sole author, and published over 200 papers in the international journals and conferences.
Professor Qiaozhu Zhai received the B.S. degree in applied mathematics, M.S. degree in computational mathematics and Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1993, 1996, and 2005 respectively. He has long been a teacher of mathematics and researcher in Applied Operations Research. His research interests include formulation and algorithms for optimization-based scheduling of production and manufacturing systems, smart grid and optimization-based scheduling of power systems. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Second Prize of National Award for Natural Science of China in 2005, 2018, and 2008 National 100 Outstanding PhD Dissertations of China.
Yu Juan (1980-), IEEE Senior member, professor and doctoral supervisor, serves as deputy director of the Center for Electric Power and Energy Reliability Research, Chongqing University. She is mainly engaged in risk assessment and control of electric power and energy systems, deep learning and big data technology theory. She hosted and participated in more than 40 scientific research projects, and published more than 80 high-level papers. 29 national invention patents were granted, including 2 American patents. She won the first prize of China Electric Power Science and Technology Award, the first prize of Chongqing Science and Technology Award, the second prize of Science and Technology Award of the Ministry of Education, and the nomination prize of 100 Excellent Doctoral Dissertations in China. She served as Chairman of the Working Group on Reliability Assessment of IEEE PES, Chairman of IEEE PES Chongqing chapter and other international academic organizations and conferences.