Invited Talk

Title of the talk:

Prof. M. Rezwan Khan
United International University
Badda, Satarkul, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Tel: +880 1716 048 946
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Historical background of AC and DC are presented and the changing scenario with the development of power electronics are pointed out. Advantages of DC systems in generation, transmission-distribution and consumption are discussed in the context of the existing AC system. A DC power system schematic is proposed and the main challenges with possible solutions in this regard are discussed.

Prof. M. Rezwan Khan completed his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the leading technical university in Bangladesh, in 1980. He then obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from University College London in 1982 and 1986 respectively. Prof. Khan started his career as a faculty member in the Department of EEE, BUET in 1980 and became a professor in 1996. He served BUET till 2004 and then joined United International University (UIU), Bangladesh as the Dean of School of Science and Engineering. He became the Vice Chancellor of UIU in 2005 and served till November 2017. Presently he is a professor in the Dept. of EEE, United International University.

Prof. Khan has research interest in diverse fields like thin film nano-devices, power electronics, DSP, renewable energy and energy systems. He has been serving as the Chairman of the Technical Standard Committee of Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), the largest microfinance organization in Bangladesh in Renewable energy sector, since the inception of the micro financing program of Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Bangladesh. He received the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences Gold Medal in 2005 for his outstanding contribution in the field of science and technology in Bangladesh. Prof. Khan is a Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He has been selected as the Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE-IAS for 2017-2018.