Keynote Speakers

Frede Blaabjerg

Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University
Aalborg, Denmark

Prof. Frede Blaabjerg (Fellow, IEEE) From 2017, he became a Villum Investigator. He has published more than 600 journal articles in the fields of power electronics and its applications. His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives.He has received 31 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the Global Energy Prize, in 2019. He received an honoris causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania, and Tallinn Technical University (TTU), Estonia. From 2019 to 2020, he serves as the President for the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is the Vice President of the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences too. He is nominated in 2014–2018 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world.

Mariusz Malinowski

Institute of Control and Industrial Electronics, Warsaw University of Technology
Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Mariusz Malinowski is has coauthored more than 130 technical papers and six books. He holds two implemented patents. His current research interests include the control and the modulation of grid-side converters, multilevel converters, smart grids, and power-generation systems based on renewable energies. Prof. Malinowski has received a number of prizes from different institutions including the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, David Irwin Early Career Award, Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award, and the Polish Ministry of Science Award.


Vadim Utkin

The Ohio State University
Ohio, USA
Professor Vadim I. Utkin received the D.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, Russia, in 1964 and 1971, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain, in 1978 and 2011, respectively.,He is currently a Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. He has been active in the field of Control Systems Engineering for almost 40 years. He has held visiting positions at universities in USA, U.K., Japan, Italy, Spain, and Germany. He is considered one of the originators of the concepts of variable structure systems and sliding mode control. His current research interests include the control of infinite-dimensional plants, including flexible manipulators, sliding modes in discrete time systems and microprocessor implementation of sliding mode control, control of energy conversion systems, electric drives, robotics, and automotive applications.

Viktor Bondarenko

State Research Center of the Russian Federation –
Concern CSRI Elektropribor, JSC
Viktor Bondarenko more than 15 years testing, designing and operating unique testing equipment in Concern CSRI Elektropribor.
Since 2018, he has been leading the team that implements the project to create the first native stereotactic robotic complex for high-precision neurosurgical interventions. This project is created with the RAN Bekhterev Federal State Institute of Human Brain.
He has acknowledgement by the Committee on Industrial Policy and Innovation of St. Petersburg. He is a winner of presidential grands for his significant contribution and outstanding achievements in creating breakthrough technologies in 2014 and 2018.

Valentin Khomyak

Krylov State Research Centre