Assoc. Prof. Qian Xiao, Tianjin University, China
Qian Xiao received the Ph.D. degree and worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Tianjin University, where he is currently an associate professor (exceptional promotion) and Ph.D. supervisor. He has been awarded 2020 (the First Session) Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award of China Power Supply Society, 2022 Selective Introduction of Postdoctoral Science Funding Winners, Fan-Ke Outstanding Review Experts for Postgraduate Dissertations, long-term visiting scholar of Aalborg University, Denmark (2018.10-2019.11). His research interests include distributed energy and distribution network/microgrid, power electronics technology (multilevel converter, etc.) and its application in integrated energy system and BESSs, and other power electronics-based power systems. He is the principal investigator of 11 items of representative longitudinal funding, including the Youth Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Joint Funds of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and State Grid Corporation of China (Key Program), Subproject of National Key Research and Development Program of China, Joint Funds of Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Foundation (General Program), China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Special Foundation Program and General Program), the Key Program of Open Project of State Key Laboratory of Power System Operation and Control of Tsinghua University, Program of Education and Teaching Reform, and etc. As the first author or corresponding author, he has published more than 20 papers in top SCI journals (top 20%), including more than 10 papers in first-class journals (top 5%) on Journal Citation Ranking from the Chinese Academic of Science. As the first inventor, he holds more than 10 granted invention patents (including an international invention patent), 3 national software copyrights, and 1 licensed patent. He has been awarded 1 First Prize and 3 items of Second Prize of the ministerial and provincial-level awards (including the Second Prize of Tianjin Science and Technology Progress Award in 2022, ranking 2nd). In addition, he received the Excellent Supervisor Award of the 2022 China International Solar Decathlon Competition (Final Champion), Excellent Supervisor Award of Tianjin University, Best Paper/Presentation/Poster Awards of international conferences, 2022 Top Ten Associate Editor Award of the first-class SCI journal, and Excellent Reviewer Awards of EI authoritative journals, such as Proceedings of the CSEE, Transactions of China Electrotechnical Society, and Automation of Electric Power Systems.