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Kai Strunz

TU Berlin, Germany

Kai Strunz has been Professor and Chair of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (SENSE) at TU Berlin since 2007. He obtained the Dr.-Ing. degree with summa cum laude from Saarland University in 2001. From 1995 to 2007, he was research assistant at Brunel University in London, research engineer at Electricité de France (EDF) and Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Strunz received the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2003.

Dr. Strunz is Chair of IEEE PES Subcommittee on Distributed Generation & Energy Storage and Vice Chair of IEEE PES Subcommittee on Research in Power & Energy Education. He is Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Strunz has been active on editorial boards and co-manages the operation of the Power Globe email forum. He was Review Editor for the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) from 2009 to 2011.  

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Noel Schulz

IEEE PES President and Kansas State University, USA

Noel Schulz is IEEE PES President (2012-2013), Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Programs and Paslay Professor at Kansas State University, USA. She received her B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Virginia Tech in 1988 and 1990, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in EE from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 1995. Dr. Schulz spent eight years at Mississippi State University (MSU) and has of over 19 years of teaching experience including other schools such as Michigan Technological University, University of North Dakota and Virginia Tech. She received the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award.

Dr. Schulz is a member of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering Honorary Society), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Society of Women Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers. She served on the Board of Directors for ASEE from 2008-2010.


Jacob Østergaard

Conference Chair IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2013 in Kopenhagen and Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Since 2005 Jacob Østergaard has been Professor in Electric Power Engineering and head of Center for Electric Power and Energy (former CET) at Department of Electrical Engineering at Technical University of Denmark. Earlier he has been employed 10 years in industry at Research Institute of Danish Electric Utilities, DEFU. His research focuses on intelligent electric power systems especially new network and control architectures, integration of distributed generation and renewable energy sources and increased flexibility via active demand. He is responsible for leading the center to its present state with 85 staff members and development of PowerLabDK – including the Bornholm power system and the experimental facilities at DTU – into an world-class experimental platform.

Professor Østergaard serves in several boards and organizations, including chair of the Danish experimental platform, chair of the IEEE PES Danish chapter, member of the Advisory Council for the European technology platform SmartGrids and member of the Smart Grid advisory network of the Danish Minister of Climate and Energy. He has published more than 180 papers and technical reports.

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