Discover the newly elevated IEEE Fellows Class of 2023 from the Industrial Electronics Society!

Our society is truly blessed with such talented people. Congratulations to them!


Concettina Buccella

for contributions to the modeling of electric systems and the modulation of multilevel converters

Concettina Buccella received her M.Sc. degree in Electrotechnics Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy, in 1988, and her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1995. From 1988 to 1989, she has been a R&D Engineer with Italtel SpA, a telecommunication company. Since 1991 she has been with the University of L’Aquila, where she is a Professor of Power Converters, Electric Machines, and Drives and the Chair of the B.Sc. in ICT Engineering. Her research contributions have been in a number of distinct directions including modeling of electrostatic precipitators, impact of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic compatibility, composite materials, modeling of power converters, control and modulation techniques for power converters, renewable energy, smart grids, analytical and numerical modeling of electric systems. Prof. Buccella was a corecipient of the 2012 and of the 2013 Best Paper Award for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS. She has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, and for the IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL. From 2017 to 2018, she was the Chair of the IEEE-IES Technical Committee on Renewable Energy Systems. In 2007, she was a founder of DigiPower Ltd., L’Aquila, Italy, a R&D company active in the field of power electronics where she has been C.E.O. for many years and since 2017 is the Chief Scientific Officer.


Fei Gao

for contributions to real-time simulation and control techniques for fuel cells and power converters

Fei Gao is currently the Deputy Director of the French CNRS research institute FEMTO-ST and a Full Professor at the School of Energy and Computer science of the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM) in France. He received from UTBM the PhD degree in renewable energy with distinguished Youth Doctor Award in 2010. His main research fields include fuel cells for transportation and real-time simulation technology for modern power electronics and energy systems. Prof. Gao is a Fellow of IEEE and IET. He is the recipient of 2020 “IEEE J. David Irwin Early Career Award” from IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2022 “Leon-Nicolas Brillouin Award” from SEE France, and 2022 industrial “Sustainable Future Visionary Award” from Typhoon HIL. Prof. Gao is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Industry Applications Society. He is the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology News, the Assistant Deputy Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, and an Associate Editor of 4 IEEE Transactions. He currently serves as the Strategic Planning Committee Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Community, the Vice-Chair of the Technical Committee on Electrified Transportation Systems of IEEE Power Electronics Society and the Secretary of Industrial Automation and Control Committee of IEEE Industry Application Society.


Zhiwei Gao

for contributions to real-time diagnosis and control of wind turbine systems

Zhiwei Gao received the BEng degree in industrial automation and MEng and PhD degrees in systems engineering from Tianjin University respectively in 1987, 1993, and 1996. From 1987 to1990, he worked with Institute of Tianjin Electric Drive and Design, contributing to industrial projects. From 1996 to 1998, he worked with School of Mathematical Science at Nankai University as Postdoctoral Researcher. In 1998, he joined School of Electrical Engineering and Automation at Tianjin University as Associate Professor and was promoted to Full Professor in 2001. He received the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship in 2004 and worked with the University of Duisburg-Essen. From 2006 to 2011, he held research and academic positions in the University of Manchester, University of Leicester, Liverpool University, and Newcastle University. In September 2011, he joined Northumbria University as Senior Lecturer, and was promoted to Reader in 2015. His research interests include estimation and filtering, diagnosis and control, digital twins, power electronics, wind energy systems, electric vehicles, and offshore energy. He is the associate editor/leading guest editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, and Renewable Energy.


Hoay Gooi

for contributions to energy storage in microgrids

Hoay Beng Gooi received his Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio in 1983. He worked as Assistant Professor at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, and Senior Engineer at Control Data – Energy Management System Division, Plymouth, Minnesota before joining Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore in 1991. He is Associate Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), NTU. During 2008-14, he was Deputy Head of Power Engineering Division, EEE, NTU. Since 2020, he has been Co-Director of Singapore Power Group-NTU Joint Lab. He was founding Chairman, IEEE Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG), Singapore in 2021-22 and serves presently as its Secretary and Treasurer. During 2016-2021, he was Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Power Engineering Letters. He received Outstanding Associate Editor Award in 2021 for his contribution towards IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, USA, and Singapore. During 2015-2021, he was Chairman of the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination (Electrical) sub-committee, Professional Engineers Board Singapore and serves currently as its sub-committee member. His research interests include microgrid energy management systems, energy storage, condition monitoring, electricity market, and scheduling applications. See for details.


Lei Guo

For contributions to composite anti-disturbance control systems

Lei GUO was born in Qufu, China. He received his BS and MS degree both from Qufu Normal University, in 1988 and 1991, respectively, and the PhD degree from Southeast University, Nanjing, in 1997. From 1999 to 2003, he was a research associate/fellow with the IRCCyN, France, Loughborough University, and University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK. Currently, he is a distinguished professor with the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), China. He is an awardee of National Natural Science Award, National Technological Invention Award, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China, and the Changjiang Distinguished Professor of the Ministry of Education of China. He is the director of the Technical Committee on Navigation, Guidance and Control, and the deputy director of the Technical Committee on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning, of Chinese Association of Automation. He has published more than 220 papers and 5 monographs and has authorized more than 90 patents. His research interests include anti-disturbance control and its applications in aerospace systems.


Juan Rodriguez-Andina

for contributions to embedded systems in industrial electronics

Juan J. Rodriguez-Andina received the M.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Madrid, Spain, in 1990, and the Ph.D. from University of Vigo, Spain, in 1996, both in electrical engineering. Since 1992 he has been with the Department of Electronic Technology, University of Vigo. In 2010-2011, he was on sabbatical leave as a Visiting Professor at the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Raleigh. From 2015 to 2017 he delivered summer courses at Harbin Institute of Technology. He has authored over 170 journal and conference articles, and holds several Spanish, European, and US patents. His current research interests include the implementation of complex control and processing algorithms and intelligent sensors in embedded platforms. He is co-author of the article awarded the 2017 IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine Best Paper Award. He received the 2020 Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award from the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES). From 2016 to 2021 he was IES vice president for Conference Activities. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine (2013-2015) and as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2008-2018). He is currently serving as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics and the IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society.


Dmitri Vinnikov

for contributions to impedance-source converter design

Dmitri Vinnikov earned his Dipl.Eng., M.Sc., and Dr.Sc.techn. degrees in electrical engineering from Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively. He is currently the Head of the Power Electronics Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Tech­nology. Since 2021 he is a member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences. He was one of the founders of ZEBE—Estonian Centre of Excel­lence for zero energy and resource efficient smart build­ings and districts. He has authored or coauthored three books, five monographs and several book chapters as well as more than 400 published papers on power converter design and development, and is the holder of numerous patents and utility models in this field. His research inter­ests include applied design of power electronic systems, implementation of wide-bandgap semiconductors, renewable energy conversion systems, energy-efficient buildings, reliability and fault-tolerance of power electronic converters. He is an associate editor of several IEEE journals (IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics). In 2016 he founded the joint IES/PELS Chapter of the IEEE Estonia Section and served as a Chapter Chair with the view to promote the discipline and profession in Estonia and Baltic countries through a variety of activities. In 2020 he was elected as a Chair of the IEEE Estonia Section.


Jun Yang

for contributions to disturbance observer-based control

Jun Yang is a Senior Lecturer in Electric and Autonomous Vehicles at Loughborough University. He has been engaged in nonlinear and intelligent disturbance rejection control theory, and autonomous system theory with applications to intelligent mechatronic and robotic systems. He was elevated as an IEEE Fellow in 2022 and an IET Fellow in 2020. He is the recipient of EPSRC New Investigator Award in 2022, the Winner of Gold Medal of International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in 2022, Premium Award for best paper of IET Control Theory and Applications in 2017, ICI Prize for best paper of Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 2016. He has published a monograph and more than 100 journal papers, which have gained over 11,000 citations on Google Scholars. He serves as Associate/Technical Editors of prestigious international journals like IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Open Journal of Industrial Electronics Society, etc.


Shen Yin

for contributions to fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control of complex systems

Shen YIN is a DNV Endowment Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His research interests include Fault diagnosis/prognosis and fault-tolerance, Reliability, safety, and security, Data-driven monitoring and optimization, System and control theory, and Applications on health diagnosis and cyber-physical systems. He currently serves as Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Discover Artificial Intelligence, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, etc. He served as Technical Program Chair for IES flagship conferences like IEEE ISIE 2014 and IEEE IECON 2017 and as Track Chair for a series of IES conferences.

He was the Founder-Chair of the IEEE IES Technical Committee on Data-Driven Control and Monitoring. He received the NAMUR Award for “Process Automation” from the User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries (2012), the Best Paper Award from the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics (2015), and the China Youth Science and Technology Award (2020), etc. He was consecutively named a Highly Cited Researcher in the Engineering field by Clarivate from 2016-2022.


Chenghui Zhang

for contributions to control of renewable energy systems

Chenghui Zhang earned his Ph.D. degree in operational research and cybernetics from Shandong University, China, in 2001, where he is currently a Chair Professor and Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering. He is the founding director of the National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of Renewable Energy and Efficient Energy Conversion Technology. His research interests include advanced control of renewable energy systems, grid-tied power converters, and intelligent management of battery energy storage systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and holds more than 50 Chinese and U.S. patents.

He is a Changjiang-Scholar Distinguished Professor granted by Ministry of Education, China. He was awarded the National Science & Technology Progress Award of China twice in 2016 and 2020, for significant contributions in advanced control of photovoltaic power generation systems and power quality control technology for renewable energy stations, respectively. He is the principle investigators of more than 10 national and industrial projects in the area of renewable generation control. He is an Executive Director of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA) and a CAA Fellow. He has also contributed to international conferences as organizing cochair, honorary chair, or tutorials cochairs.


Youmin Zhang

for contributions to fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control systems

Youmin Zhang is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering and the Concordia Institute of Aerospace Design and Innovation, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in automatic control from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1995, respectively. His main research interests are in the areas of condition monitoring, fault detection and diagnosis, fault-tolerant control, and remote sensing with applications to single and multiple unmanned aerial/space/ground/marine vehicles, smart grids, smart cities, and cyber-physical systems. He has published 8 books, over 550 journal and conference papers with high citations. He has been selected in World’s Top 2% Scientists list. He has been elevated to IEEE Fellow “for contributions to fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control systems”. Dr. Zhang is also a Fellow of Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME), an Editorial (Advisory) Board Member, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor of several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, etc. He has served as (Honorary) General Chair, Program Chair of several unmanned systems and renewable energies relevant international conferences. He was the President of International Society of Intelligent Unmanned Systems during 2019-2022.