Prof. Mariusz Malinowski

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

(Fellow of IEEE)

Speech Title: Power electronics and hybrid transformers in distributed energy system - opportunities and challenges

Short biography: Professor Mariusz Malinowski received the Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Warsaw, Poland, in 2001 and 2012, respectively. He is currently with the Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, WUT. He has co-authored more than 150 technical papers and seven books. His current research interests include the control and the modulation of grid-side converters, multilevel converters, smart grids, and power-generation systems based on renewable energies. Prof. Malinowski was a recipient of the IEEE IES David Irwin Early Career Award, IEEE IES Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award, Polish Prime Minister Award and the Polish Ministry of Science and High Education Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE. He is a corresponding member of the Division of Engineering Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Tobias Geyer

ABB System Drives, Switzerland

(Fellow of IEEE)

Speech Title: Controlling Megawatts with Power Electronics

Short biography: Tobias Geyer (Fellow, IEEE, 2022) received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering, the Ph.D. in control engineering and the Habilitation degree in power electronics from ETH Zurich in the years 2000, 2005 and 2017, respectively. After his Ph.D., he spent three years at GE Global Research, Munich, Germany, three years at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, and eight years at ABB’s Corporate Research Centre, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland. In 2020, he joined ABB’s Medium-Voltage Drive division as R&D platform manager of the ACS6080. In 2022, he became a Corporate Executive Engineer. Working at the intersection of industry and academia he is also an extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, from the year 2017 until 2023. He is the author of more than 35 patent families, 150 publications and the book “Model predictive control of high power converters and industrial drives” (Wiley, 2016). He teaches a regular course on model predictive control at ETH Zurich. His research interests include medium-voltage and low-voltage drives, utility-scale power converters, optimized pulse patterns and model predictive control. Dr. Geyer received the PELS Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award in 2022, the Semikron Innovation Award in 2021, and the Nagamori Award in 2021. He also received two Prize Paper Awards of IEEE Transactions and two Prize Paper Awards at IEEE conferences. He is a former Associate Editor of the Transactions on Industry Applications (from 2011 until 2014) and the Transactions on Power Electronics (from 2013 until 2019). He was an International Program Committee Vice Chair of the IFAC conference on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control in Madison, WI, USA, in 2018. Dr. Geyer is a Distinguished Lecturer of the Power Electronics Society from the year 2020 until 2023.

Prof. Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam

Aalborg University, Denmark

Speech Title: The Energy Shift: Towards A Renewable Future

Short biography: Amjad Anvari-Moghaddam is an Associate Professor and Leader of Intelligent Energy Systems and Flexible Markets (iGRIDS) Research Group at the Department of Energy (AAU Energy), Aalborg University where he is also acting as the Vice-Leader of Power Electronic Control, Reliability and System Optimization (PESYS) and the coordinator of Integrated Energy Systems Laboratory (IES-Lab). His research interests include planning, control and operation management of microgrids, renewable/hybrid power systems and integrated energy systems with appropriate market mechanisms. He has (co)authored more than 270 technical articles, 7 books and 17 book chapters in the field. Prof. Anvari-Moghaddam serves as the Associate Editor of several leading journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Access, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, and IET Renewable Power Generation. He is the Vice-Chair of IEEE Denmark and serves as a Technical Committee Member of several IEEE PES/IES/PELS and CIGRE working groups. He was the recipient of 2020 DUO – India Fellowship Award, DANIDA Research Fellowship grant from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in 2018 and 2021, IEEE-CS Outstanding Leadership Award 2018 (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), and the 2017 IEEE-CS Outstanding Service Award (Exeter-UK).