Er-Ping Li is currently a Changjiang Distinguished Professor, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology, and Director for RF and Nanoelectronic Research Center at Zhejiang University, China.He received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, U.K, in 1992 as a Scholar of the Chinese Ministry of Education. From 1989 to 1992, he was a Research Associate in the School of Electronic and Information Technology at Sheffield Hallam University. In 1992, he started work in Singapore under the Singapore Government Talent Plan, and served as a Senior Research Fellow and Principal Research Engineer at the Singapore Research Institute and Industry. In 2000, he joined the Singapore A*STAR National Research Institute of High Performance Computing as a Principal Scientist and Director of the Electronic and Photonics Department, and then as Senior Director for Research of the Institute. Concurrently, he worked as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National University of Singapore from 2002-2007. In 2010, he joined Zhejiang University as a Distinguished Professor under the One Thousand Talent Program. In 2014, he became Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology at Zhejiang University. He has served as an External Academic Advisor for the City University of Hong Kong since 2008 and Global Advisor to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) since 2011. He has served as Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, and Guest Professor at Peking University, North China Electric Power University and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
Dr. Li has authored or co-authored over 400 papers published in referred international journals and conferences, and authored two books published by Wiley-IEEE Press (2012) and Cambridge University Press (2014). He holds and has filed a number of patents at the US, Singapore and China patent offices. His research interests include applied electromagnetics, RF engineering, EMC, micro/nanoelectronic eleomagnetics, signal integrity, 3D electronic package integration and nano-plasmonic technology.
Dr. Li is a Fellow of the IEEE (2008), and a Fellow of the MIT Electromagnetics Academy, USA. He has received several awards, including the IEEE Richard Stoddard Award for Outstanding Performance in EMC in 2015 which is the highest award of the IEEE EMC Society, the IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award in 2006, the Changjiang Chair Professorship Award from the Ministry of Education in China in 2006, the Singapore IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award in 2007, the IEEE EMC Sustainable Award in 2011, the Australia Institution of Engineers Outstanding Achievement Award in 2013, and several best paper awards . He was elected as an IEEE EMC Distinguished Lecturer in 2007. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters from 2006-2008, Guest Editor for 2006 and 2010 IEEE Transactions on EMC Special Issues, Guest Editor for the 2010 IEEE Transactions on MTT. He is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on EMC and for the IEEE Transactions on CPMT. He is a Founding Member of the IEEE MTT-RF Nanotechnology Committee. He has been a general chair and technical program chair for many international conferences. He was the first non-European President of the International Symposium on EMC in Zurich in 2006, and the Founding General Chair for the Asia-Pacific International EMC Symposium(APEMC). He served as General Chair for the 2008, 2012 and 2016 APEMC events, and General Chair for the 2010 IEEE Symposium on Electrical Design for Advanced Packaging Systems. He was Chairman of the IEEE EMC Singapore Chapter in 2005-2006. He has been invited to give nine keynote talks and over 80 invited talks and plenary speeches at various international conferences and forums.
Philip T. Krein
Philip T.Krein received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and the A.B. degree in economics and business from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He was an engineer with Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon, and then returned to the University of Illinois. At present, he holds the Grainger Endowed Emeritus Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics and is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics. His research interests address all aspects of power electronics, machines, drives, electric transportation, and electrical energy, with emphasis on nonlinear control approaches. He published an undergraduate textbook, Elements of Power Electronics (Oxford University Press, second edition 2015). In 2001, he helped initiate the International Future Energy Challenge, a major student competition involving fuel cell power conversion and energy efficiency. He holds thirty-four U.S. patents with additional patents pending.
Dr. Krein is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and in Oregon. He was a senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom in 1997-98, and was recognized as a University Scholar in 1999, the highest research award at the University of Illinois. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and in 2003 received the IEEE William E. Newell Award in Power Electronics. From 2003 to 2014, he was a founder and member of the Board of Directors of SolarBridge Technologies, Inc., a developer of long-life integrated inverters for solar energy. The company was sold to SunPower in 2014. He served as Academic Advisor for the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2010 to 2015. He is a past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, and served as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors. He is Editor-at-Large of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. In 2015-2016, he is Chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. He was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2016.