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Keynote Session

Title of the talk:

Professor Tapan Saha
IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer,
Leader, Power & Energy Systems Research Division,
School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering,
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Qld-4072, Australia
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Many countries around the world are promoting renewable energy generations to address climate change and to reduce carbon emissions. Among them, solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power are making significant proliferations in distribution and transmission networks. Solar PV generation is variable and wind power generation is intermittent and hence they bring many challenges for network and overall energy management. University of Queensland Power & Energy Systems research group are involved in a number of solar PV and wind projects, which are progressing towards addressing some of the major challenges the electricity industry is currently facing. This seminar will outline some key outcomes from our research projects to address the challenges and opportunities from renewable energy integrations.

Professor Tapan Saha was born and brought up in Bangladesh. Tapan received his PhD from the University of Queensland (UQ) in 1994. Previously, Tapan obtained a B. SC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka in 1982 and a Master of Technology in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi in 1985. He has been with the University of Queensland since 1996, where he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering since 2005. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor of Xi'an Jiao Tong University and Hunan University in China. Previously he worked in James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville for two and a half years and in BUET for three and a half years. Currently he is the Leader of the Power & Energy Systems Research Group, Director of Australasian Transformer Innovation Centre & Leader of UQ Solar. He is a Fellow and CPEng of Institution of Engineers Australia, and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is an IEEE Power & Energy Society Distinguished Lecturer. Tapan has successfully supervised 40 PhD students as the principal supervisor. He has received extensive funding from Australian competitive agencies, state and federal governments and electricity industry. He has published more than 500 papers in IEEE, IET & Elsevier Journals and peer reviewed conferences.