For the Term 1 January 2021-December 31, 2022

Juan balda


Juan Carlos Balda
University of Arkansas


Vice Chair

Adel Nasiri
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Vice Chair

Ke Ma
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China 


Yongheng Yang
Aalborg University


Thrust Chairs

Thurst 1: Reliable power electronics and systems for sustainable energy systems (SES)
Senior Researcher: Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, Denmark 
Junior Researcher: Liming Liu, ABB, USA

Thurst 2: Wide- and narrow-bandgap technologies for SES
Senior Researcher: Sudip K. Mazumder, University of Illinois, USA 
Industry Expert: Tirthajyoti Sarkar, On Semiconductor, USA
Thurst 3: Smart cities, sustainable interdependencies, internet of things (IoT) and energy cyber-physical systems
Senior Researcher: Juan Balda, University of Arkansas, USA 
Industry Expert: Hendrik F. Hamann , IBM
Junior Researcher: Kaushik Basu, Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore, India
Thurst 4: Smart and micro grids, rural and off-grid electrification
Senior Researcher: Liuchen Chang, University of New Brunswick, Canada 
Junior Researcher: Marcelo Lobo Heldwein, University of Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Thurst 5: SES modeling and control issues and solutions, predictive analytics, data mining
Senior Researcher: Dehong Xu, Zhejiang University, China
Junior Researcher: Martin Ordonez, University of British Columbia, Canada
Thurst 6: SE sources, distributed generation (DG), energy storage (including vehicle-to-grid)
Senior Researcher: Gerard Hurley, NUI Galway, Ireland
Junior Researcher: Madhav Manjrekar, University of North Carolina, USA