PREE 2023
2024 2nd International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy Engineering
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan October 25-28, 2024

Dr. Farzin Asadi
Maltepe University, Turkey

Farzin Asadi received his BSc in Electronics Engineering, MSc in Control Engineering, and PhD in Mechatronics Engineering. Currently, he is with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Asadi has published more than 40 papers in ISI/Scopus indexed journals. He wrote 25 books as well. His research interests include switching converters, control theory, robust control of power electronics converters, and robotics.


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2023 Invited Speaker

Dr. Hakim Nesreddine
Hydro-Quebec, Canada

Hakim Nesreddine is currently an R&D project leader at Hydro-Quebec, a major Canadian electric utility. He is a holder of a BSc in climate control engineering and a PhD in mechanical engineering. He also earned a Master of Business administration (MBA) with a concentration in project management. Over the course of his career, he has acquired extensive experience in energy industry, both from a technical and business perspective. His expertise includes distributed power generation, waste heat recovery and energy conversion. During the last decade, Dr. Nesreddine led multidisciplinary teams dedicated to developing cutting-edge technologies and applications in partnership with leading companies. His current projects focus on integrating sustainable solutions and implementing advanced control logic for demand flexibility to decarbonize buildings and industrial processes. He has made numerous scientific and technical contributions, including peer-reviewed research papers, chapter books and patents. During his career, he was appointed adjunct professor at the University of Sherbrooke where he has taught undergraduate courses in science/engineering and acted as an adviser to PhD candidates. He has given several plenary lectures at international conferences and has been a member of expert panels on green energy and energy efficiency. In addition, Dr. Nesreddine has served on the steering Committee of the Canada Green Building Council and has participated in numerous technical committees and working groups of the Canadian Standard Association (CSA). Dr. Nesreddine is involved in international research collaborations with universities and public R&D laboratories to promote open innovation and professional/student exchanges. He is a member of the scientific and R&D committee of Institut Nordique du Québec and member of the advisory committee of NSERC Chair on energy efficiency in industry.


Dr. Kiamran Radjabli
Utilicast, USA

Kiamran Radjabli earned his Doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering from Moscow Power Engineering Institute. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario, Canada. He provided energy management consulting services to a number of electrical utilities in North America and abroad. Kiamran has over 25 years of experience in EMS/SCADA and real time applications, generation and transmission, power network analysis, power system modeling, and system simulation.





Assoc. Prof. Wongkot Wongsapai
Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Wongkot Wongsapai works as an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Chiang Mai University, where he is Deputy Director of Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) and he’s also head of the Energy Technology for Environment Research Center (ETE).
From his more than twenty five years of experience, he manages in more than 125 energy projects from various organizations, e.g. IEA, the World Bank, Giz, JICA, ERIA, Ministry of Energy, in four main types; i.e. (i) energy efficiency improvement in industrial, service, and household sector, including developing the database system for designated factories and buildings of the country (ii) renewable energy technologies in biogas and biomass, (iii) energy policy and planning and (iv) greenhouse gas management particularly in NDC and MRV and marginal abatement cost (MAC) of the country.
He also serves as the expert position in climate change working group under Thailand’s Ministry of Energy for Thailand since 2018. He also was a committee in the renewable energy development plan (in bioenergy) and as expert in the national sub-committee in Thailand GHG reductions in energy and waste Sector which have task to approve the methodology and the results of Thailand GHG mitigation projects.
He was also a project manager of the Thailand Small-scale Livestock Waste Management Program, the first Clean Development Mechanism-Programme of Activities (CDM-PoA) in Thailand. He was also project director under the World Bank’s Partnership for Market (PMR) Thailand, covering developing the baseline and target setting for energy efficiency performance in Thailand 11 major industrial and commercial sectors; e.g. thermal power plant, oil refinery, cement, iron, and steel, etc. He was the project manager of the national climate change technology needs assessment (TNA) in the energy sector. His expertise also includes developing the capacity building program in energy and climate change issues.
For the Engineering Institute of Thailand under H.M. the King’s Patronage (EIT), he acts as Member: Foreign Affairs Committee Member. He also serves ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations (AFEO) as AEI Boiler Committee and Member of AFEO Energy Working Group since 2017.
From an academic perspective, he has many international papers, including the ISI and Scopus indexed Energy Reports, Energy Policy, Energy for Sustainable Development, Energies, Sustainability, Chemical Engineering Transactions, etc.


Michael Pesin
Department of Energy's Office of Electricity, USA

Michael Pesin is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Advanced Grid Research and Development Division at the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Electricity. His organization is responsible for the development and management of projects for next-generation electricity delivery technologies and supporting activities to accelerate their introduction to the marketplace.
Mr. Pesin has over 35 years of experience in the electric utility industry. He is a licensed professional engineer and spent the majority of his career at electric utility companies leading engineering and technology organizations and directing the development and execution of advanced technology programs.
Prior to joining the DOE, Mr. Pesin was also the founder and president of a management consulting company working with utilities, technology companies, and investors and served as a board member at several technology organizations. Mr. Pesin is actively involved with a number of electric power industry groups and is a frequent speaker at industry events.