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.
She graduated and got her Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, in 1987 and 1996, respectively.
She started the teaching activity in 1992, as Assistant Professor and is today Coordinator Professor with the Chemical Engineering Department, School of Engineering (ISEP), Polytechnic of Porto (P.Porto), Portugal. From March 2013 to June 2018 she was the Director and is presently the Sub-Director of the Master Course in Sustainable Energies of the Mechanical Engineering Department of ISEP. Member of the Portuguese Engineers Association (OE), and also of the Portuguese Association of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (APESB) where she is involved in the solid waste section (GRAPESB).
Her research interests include collaborative research activities; biofuels (waste to energy: biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas, combustion) either from waste biomass, oil or microalgae; efficient use of solar energy for microalgae production; microalgae biorefineries; solid waste valorization and wastewater treatment, always using a sustainability-based approach, having participated in several projects with the industry.
She has supervised over 40 Master and PhD students, is the co-author of 13 book chapters and over 80 papers in international journals and over 200 papers in conferences. She has also participated in several organizing and scientific committees of conferences, having presented more than 150 communications. She has been the Guest Editor of several Special Issues of Energies, Sustainability, Waste and Biomass Valorization, Energy Procedia, and the reviewer of numerous scientific publications in international indexed journals and conferences and project evaluator for national and international agencies.
Takeyoshi Kato was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1968. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees all in Electrical Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 1991, 1993, and 1996, respectively. He became an assistant professor of Center for Integrated Research in Science and Engineering in 1996, an assistant professor in 2000 and an associate professor in 2005 of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a professor of Institute of Materials and Systems for Sustainability (former Ecotopia Science Institute) in 2015, Nagoya University. From Oct/2001 to Sep/2002, he was a researcher at International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. His research interests include modeling/forecasting of electricity demand/renewable power output, control and planning of electric power system, integration of renewable energy with urban design, etc. Dr. Kato is a member of IEEE, IEE of Japan, Japan Society of Energy and Resources, Japan Solar Energy Society.
Kien Wen Sun was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey, United States. From 1995-2000, he was on the faculty of the Electronic Engineering at Feng Chia University, Taiwan. He jointed the faculty of Department of Physics as a professor at National Dong Hwa University, Hualien, Taiwan, from 2000-2005. Since year 2005, he became a professor of Department of Applied Chemistry at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. During his sabbatical in 2012, he was a visiting professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Waterloo, Canada. Dr. Sun was appointed as the Department Chair of Applied Chemistry at NCTU from 2012-2014. He is also currently a Joint Appointment Professor at Department of Elecronics Engineering and the Director of the Center of Nano Science and Technology at National Chiao Tung University. His research interests include femtosecond laser and laser spectroscopy in III-V compound semiconductors, spintronics, nanoimprint, nanolithography, nanoelectronics, solar cells, biochip and biosensing technology. He has published more than 60 journal papers in above research fields. He has served as reviewers and editorial board members for numerous international journals. He is now an associate editor of Journal of Nanoscience Letters.