IPEE Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ayman EL-Refaie
Marquette University, USA

IEEE Fellow, IAS President-elect
Speech Title: High Power Density Motor Equipped with Additively Manufactured Windings Integrated with Advanced Cooling and Modular Integrated Power Electronics

Ayman M. El-Refaie received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin Madison on 2002, and 2005 respectively. Between 2005 and 2016 he has been a principal engineer and a project leader at the Electrical Machines and Drives Lab at General Electric Global Research Center. His interests include electrical machines and drives. Since January 2017 he joined Marquette University as the Werner Endowed Chair for Energy Sustainability. He has over 200 journal and conference publications. He has 48 issued US patents.
At GE, he worked on several projects that involve the development of advanced electrical machines for various applications including, aerospace, traction, wind, and water desalination. He was the chair for the IEEE IAS Transportation Systems committee and an associate editor for the Electric Machines committee. He was a technical program chair for the IEEE 2011 Energy Conversion Conference and Exposition (ECCE). He was the general chair for ECCE 2014 and 2015 ECCE steering committee chair. He was the general chair of IEMDC 2019. He was the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department. He was the IAS Publications Department Chair He is currently serving as IAS president-elect . He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of Sigma Xi He received several prestigious awards including the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award and the 2022 ICEM Arthur Ellison Achievement Award. He is the recipient of three paper awards.

Prof. Kashem Muttaqi
University of Wollongong, Australia

Fellow of IEEE, IET, IEAust, AAIA

Prof. Kashem Muttaqi is the Director of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids (ARC Future Grids ITTC), sponsored by Australian Government, and several industries and Universities in Australia. He is also the Director of the Australian Power and Energy Research Institute (APERI) at the University of Wollongong (UOW), New South Wales, Australia. He is a Senior Professor and the Discipline Leader – Electrical Engineering at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong.
Professor Muttaqi received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1993, the M.Eng.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Malaya (UM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Multimedia University (MMU), Selangor, Malaysia in 2001. Professor Muttaqi has 25 years of academic experience and authored or coauthored more than 500 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He has supervised more than 29 higher degree research students to completion.
Professor Muttaqi served as the Postgraduate Coursework Degree Coordinator at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong from 2008 to 2010, and the Cluster Head for 09 Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) at the University of Wollongong from 2019 to 2021. He was associated with the University of Tasmania, Australia as a Research Fellow/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from 2002 to 2007, and with the Queensland University of Technology, Australia as a Research Fellow from 2000 to 2002. Previously, he worked for Multimedia University, Malaysia as a Lecturer from 1997 to 2000. He also worked as an Electrical Executive for KTA Tenaga (Consulting Engineers) in Malaysia from 1996 to 1997. Dr. Muttaqi worked as the Deputy-Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power systems (CREPS) at the University of Tasmania before he joined the University of Wollongong. In recognition of his skills in the sphere of teaching and learning, he was awarded a 'Teaching Merit Certificate' in 2004 from the University of Tasmania.
Currently, Professor Muttaqi is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. He is also the Chair of Industrial Automation and Control Committee (IACC) for IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). He has served as an Associate Editor for several journals, including IEEE Trans on Industry Applications, IEEE Trans on Sustainable Energy, and IET Generation, Transmission & distribution. He is the General Chair for IEEE International Conference in energy Technologies for Future Grids (IEEE ETFG 2023) to be held on 3–6 December 2023 at Wollongong, Australia. He is a Member of EEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power & Energy Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, and IEEE Power Electronics Society.
Professor Muttaqi is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK (FIET). Professor Muttaqi is a Fellow of the Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (FAAIA). Recently, he has become a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE) for contribution to modeling and control of renewable and distributed energy resources.

Prof. Ronghai Qu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Fellow IEEE, Fellow of China Electrotechnical Society

Ronghai Qu, Fellow IEEE, Fellow of China Electrotechnical Society, received his B.E. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1993 and 1996, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002. He had been with the General Electric (GE) Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY as a Senior Electrical Engineer with the Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory from 2003 to 2010. He was the recipient of 11 GE GRC awards including EPST Technical Achievement Award, Outstanding Teamwork and Management Award. In 2010 he joined Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China. He is currently director of State and Province Joint Engineering Research Center of Novel Electrical Machines, and director of Center for Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives (CAEMD). From 2012 to 2016, he served as deputy dean of school of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He is currently a member of ICEM NPO AdCom and the chair of IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Wuhan Chapter. His research interests include Design and Drive of Electrical Machines. He has published over 400 technical papers including 14 IEEE award papers and holds over 170 patents. Dr. Qu is also a winner of several other awards including 2020 Science and Technology Invention Award (1st prize) from China Electrotechnical Society, the 7th Nagamori Awards from Nagamori Foundation, Japan, 2021, and 2 gold Medals from the 47th Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 2019, the 12th Innovation and Entrepreneurial Figure Award, China Association of Inventions,2022.

More speakers to be announced.