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2024 organising committee


Abraham Varghese

Global Utility Applications Leader, GE Grid Solutions


Bogdan Kasztenny

Power System Protection Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)


Rannveig Loken

Head of Team Protection, Statnett SF


Dr Dave Hewings

Head of Engineering and Asset Management, Network Rail


Professor Campbell Booth

Vice Dean - Research, Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde


Richard Adams

Principal Engineer, PSC - Power Systems Consultants


John Wright

Europe and Africa Technical Application Engineering Leader & Product Growth Leader, GE Grid Solutions


Jennifer Mackenzie

Lead P & C Design Engineer, Scottish Power Energy Networks

Technical programme committee

A list of people involved in the Technical Programme Committee.

  • Adam Dyśko, Reader, University of Strathclyde
  • Akshat Joshi, Senior Electrical Engineer, Tecnicas Reunidas
  • Alexander Tsylin, Lead Protection Specialist, Ørsted
  • Armando Guzman, Distinguished Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
  • Benjamin Haines, Principal Engineer (Protection and Substation Control Systems), Capula
  • Christine Liu, Lead Transmission Engineer, National Grid
  • Chul-Hwan Kim, Professor, Sungkyunkwan University
  • Colin Ray, Director - Colin Ray Consulting, CIGRE
  • Craig McTaggart, Transmission Asset Strategy Manager, SP Energy Networks
  • Dale Geach, Head of Digitalisation, IOT and Cybersecurity, Siemens
  • Daniel Randles, Senior Protection Engineer, Ørsted
  • Deepa Shaji Kumar, R&D Engineer, University of Strathclyde
  • Felipe Lopes, Professor / Researcher, Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB)
  • Fred Steinhauser, Digital Substation Evangelist, OMICRON electronics
  • George Andreakos, Director of Network Operations, Hellenic Distribution Network Operator
  • Graeme Topham, Corporate Protection Specialist, Private
  • Guangya Yang, Senior Researcher, DTU
  • Harish Kumar Sahoo, Professor, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology
  • Hugh Borland, Chief Technical Officer, Anseris IQ
  • Iony Siqueira, Director, Tecnix Engineering and Architecture Ltd
  • Jianping Wang, Senior Principal Scientist, Hitachi Energy Research Centre, Hitachi Energy AB Sweden
  • Joerg Blumschein, Principal Key Expert Protection, Siemens
  • Karl Gerhardt, Portfolio Manager, Siemens
  • Liam Beard, Business Development Manager - Energy and Utilities, Vodafone Group
  • Luc Uyttersprot, Expert, CIGRE
  • Mark Stockton, Lead Subject Matter Expert (Secondary), SSEN Transmission
  • Md. Rokonuzzaman, Research Fellow/Lecturer, Monash University Malaysia
  • Mohamed Azab, Associate Professor, Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, EEET Department, Yanbu Industrial College, Royal Commission of Yanbu
  • Mohammad Mousavi, Principal Power Systems Engineer, Renewable Power Generation Ltd
  • Murari Mohan Saha, Retired
  • Philip Newman, Principal Applications Engineer, CEng MIET
  • Qiteng Hong, Senior Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
  • Ramakrishna (Rama) Gokaraju, Professor, University of Saskatchewan
  • Simon Hussey, Senior Protection Specialist, ESB
  • Tawanda Chitifa, Asset Manager, Diamond Transmission Corporation Limited
  • Tony Yip, Technical Director, Kehui International Ltd
  • Vishnu Charan Thippana, Lead Electrical Engineer, Worley India Ltd
  • Volker Leitloff, Senior Engineer, Rte
  • Olusiji BANJO, Consultant & Trainer, VERTEX110Technologies
  • Hemlal Bhattarai, Assistant Professor & Dean of Academic Affairs, Jigme Namgyel Engineering College, Royal University of Bhutan
  • Michael Crowe, Technical Services Manager, Northern Powergrid
  • Subash Pokharel, Project Engineer - Protection, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory (SEL)
  • Venkatesh Chakrapani, Sr. Lead Design Engineer R&D, GE Grid Solutions
  • Ben Marshall, Technology Manager, National HVDC Centre, SSEN-Transmission
  • Arturo Bretas, Senior Power Systems Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Bhavesh R Bhalja, Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee
  • Junpeng Zhan, Assistant Professor, Alfred University
  • Athula Rajapakse, Professor, University of Manitoba
  • Sarasij Das, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science
  • Mahdi Rahnamaei Hashjin, Scientific Board, Journal of Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Om Malik, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary
  • Saikat Chakrabarti, Professor, University of New Brunswick