Keynote Speaker

Prof. Siew Hwa Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
☆ Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore
☆ Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology

Professor Chan leads hydrogen and fuel cell research in NTU. He is currently the Co-Director of Energy Research Institute @ NTU and the Senior Vice President of China-Singapore International Joint Research Institute in Guangzhou Knowledge City, China.
Prof Chan obtained his PhD from Imperial College London and is a Professor in the School of MAE and President’s Chair in Energy. He is a Fellow of Academy of Engineering, Singapore and a Fellow of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology. He has served as a non-executive director of Maz Energy since 2014 and spun out Xin Xiang (Guangzhou) Hydrogen Technologies in 2018. He also serves as a Technology and Technical Advisor to Sydrogen Energy, a local fuel cell company.
His research has gained him several recognitions, which include George-Stephenson Medal from UK IMechE in 2000, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, USA in 2007, “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” award from Thomson Reuters in 2014, Nanyang Award (Research Excellence) in 2014, Nanyang Award (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) in 2017, “Star of Innovation Talent” in 2018 from Guangzhou Government. He is the recipient of two National Day Awards in 2017 and 2018. He is the editorial board member of Fuel Cells, Journal of Power Technologies, Energy Conversion and Management and International Journal of Energy Research.
Prof Chan has been teaching Thermodynamics course since 1991 and awarded “Teacher-of-the-Year” in 2000. Prof Chan has published 279 refereed journal papers with a total citation count of ~15,000 and h-index of 62. Prof. Chan is an ardent hydrogen economy advocate for over 20 years and he was the organizer / conference chair of the 1st World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC) held in Singapore in 2005.


Prof. Gianfranco Chicco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
☆ IEEE Fellow
☆ Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks
☆ Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy

Gianfranco Chicco holds a Ph.D. in Electrotechnics Engineering and is a Full Professor of Electrical Energy Systems at Politecnico di Torino (POLITO), Italy. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the Universities Politehnica of Bucharest and Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” of Iasi (Romania) in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
He is the Scientific Responsible of the research group on Power and Energy Systems at POLITO, and the Responsible of the Torino unit of the Italian Consortium ENSIEL.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Energy Grids and Networks, a Subject Editor of Energy, and an Editor of IEEE Open Access Journal of Power and Energy, IET Renewable Power Generation, and Energies (MDPI).
He was the Conference Chair of WESC 2006, IEEE ISGT Europe 2017, and UPEC 2020. Within POLITO, he participated in the European projects FP7 DIGENAS, FP7 SiNGULAR, H2020 FLEXMETER, H2020 PLANET, H2020 STORE&GO, and Erasmus+ EU-MONG. Within ENSIEL, he was the Scientific Coordinator for the European project H2020 MIGRATE, and participated in the European projects FP7 eHighway2050 and H2020 OSMOSE.
His research activities include Power System Analysis, Distribution System Analysis and Optimization, Electrical Load Management, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact of Multi-Energy Systems, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence Applications to Power and Energy Systems, Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Generation, and Power Quality.
His International scientific production includes one book, five book chapters, over 100 journal publications, and over 150 publications in conference proceedings.