Bikash Pal obtained the B.Eng. degree from Jadavpur University, India, in July 1990, the M.Eng. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, India, in January 1992, and the Ph.D. degree and the DIC from Imperial College London, UK, in July 1999. He joined Imperial College London as a Lecturer in 2001, then became a Senior Lecturer in October 2005, and was subsequently promoted to the position of Reader in October 2007. He taught at the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India) for two years (1999-2001) and in Jadavpur University (India) for three years (1993-1996). He also worked as a design engineer with Tata Consulting Engineers for nearly two years (1992-1993).
 His teaching at Imperial covers all technological and commercial aspects of the electricity supply industry. His research interest covers power transmission control, FACTS controller design, modeling and analysis of wave and wind energy generation, and state estimation and risk assessment in distribution systems operation. He has led strategic research projects in collaboration with EDF Energy Networks and ABB Corporate Research in power network control and analysis. He has supervised several PhD students and post doctoral research associates in these projects. He collaborates with researchers from the USA, Mexico, Lebanon and Brazil.
Bikash Pal is one of the two Editors-in-Chief of IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems. He is also the author / co-author of two research monographs: Robust Control in Power Systems (Springer-Verlag, USA, 2005) and Flexible AC Transmission Systems: modelling and control (Springer-Verlag, Germany, 2006).
As a Fellow of the IET and a senior member of the IEEE, he plays an active role both nationally and internationally for the IET and the Power and Energy Society (PES) of the IEEE. He serves as a permanent member of the Power System Dynamic Performance (PSDP) Committee at the IEEE and a contributing author for the Task Force on Blackouts Investigation, Analysis and Mitigation which was initiated by the IEEE PES. He is also a member of the Task Force on Advanced Power System Security under the auspices of Study Committee C4 of CIGRE (Paris). As an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, he has visited many countries to deliver invited lectures in power transmission control.  

Joe Majdalani, Ph.D., P.E., H.H. Arnold Chair of Excellence, Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, The University of Tennessee.
Dr. Majdalani received his PhD degree from the University of Utah, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in 1995.  Between 1997 and 2003 he served as an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University, Milwaukee. He then joined the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee (UTSI), serving as the Jack D. Whitfield Professor of High Speed Flows.  He presently holds the Arnold Chair of Excellence in Advanced Propulsion at UTSI.
Dr. Majdalani’s research devotes itself to the theoretical and numerical modeling of injection and swirl induced flow fields. He is a strong proponent of sound physical and mathematical modeling at the foundation of investigative analysis. His interests span several disciplines that entail unsteady fluid dynamics, thermo-acoustic instability theory, engine core flow modeling, singular perturbations, electronics cooling, and swirl induced heat transfer. He is also keen on problems connected with peristaltic and bifurcating biological flows.
Dr. Majdalani received the 1998 College of Engineering Research Award in addition to the 1999 and 2000 Outstanding Teaching Awards from Marquette University.  Subsequently, he received NASA’s 2002 and 2003 Faculty Research Infrastructure Awards, the 2002 Higher Education Incentive Award and, from the National Science Foundation, the CAREER Award in 2003.  In the Aerospace category, he received the 2007 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from SAE International, and the General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold Award administered by the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Air Force for “outstanding personal contributions to the advancement of compressible flow theory and rocket internal ballistics.” He is presently a Fellow of ASME, appointed Member of the External Advisory Board, Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets, University of Illinois, and designated AIAA Chair of Education and Technical Expert in Analytic Approaches to Hybrid Rocket Flowfields.

Kamal Al-Haddad received the B.Sc.A. and the M.Sc.A. degrees from the University of Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada, and the Ph.D. degree from the Institut National Polythechnique, Toulouse, France. From June 1987 to June 1990, he has been a professor at the Engineering Department, Université du Québec à Trois Rivières. In June 1990, he joined the teaching staff as a professor of the Electrical Engineering Department of the École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada.
Since 2002, he has been the holder of Canada Research Chair In Electric Energy Conversion and Power Electronics CRC-EECPE. He coauthored more than 300 Transactions and conference papers, and supervised more than 70 Ph.D. and M. Sc.A.  students working in the field of power electronics and  has been the director of graduate study programs at the ETS from 1992 till 2003. His research work include development of high efficient static power converters, harmonics and reactive power control using hybrid filters, switch mode and resonant converters including the modeling, control, and development of prototypes for various industrial applications in electric traction, power supply for drives, telecommunication, sustainable energy, etc.  He is a co-author of the Power System Blockset software of Matlab. He is a consultant and has established very solid link with many Canadian industries working in the field of power electronics, electric transportation, aeronautics, and telecommunications. He is the chief of ETS-Bombardier Transportation North America division, a joint industrial research laboratory on electric traction system and power electronics.
Prof. Al-Haddad is a fellow member of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a life member of the Circle of Excellence of the University of Quebec, and received the outstanding researcher award from ETS in 2000.  He is Vice President Publications, an Adcom member and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on industrial Electronics. The talk will be focused on development of industrial electronics technology based on advanced modeling and simulation tools

Mat Santamouris is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens. He is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances Building Energy  Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy , Journal of Energy and Buildings, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, and of the Journal of Ventilation.
He is Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by James and James Science Publishers in London. He has published 12 international books on topics related to solar energy and energy conservation in buildings.
He is guest editor of ten special issues of various scientific journals.
He has coordinated many international research programs and he is author of almost 135 scientific papers published in international scientific journals. He is visiting professor at the Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University and Boltzano University.