Keynote Speakers

Prof. Akira Chiba, Ph.D, FIEEE
Department of Electrial and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Techonology

Akira Chiba received the BS., MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 1983, 1985 and 1988, respectively. In 1988, he joined the Tokyo University of Science as a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Since 2010, he has been a Professor in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering in the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Rachmat Kaimuddin, MBA
Coordinating Ministry of Maritime and Investments

Rachmat Kaimuddin is the Special Advisor in Technology and Sustainable Development at the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime and Investments. In his role, he provides strategic advice on government initiatives that span from energy transition mechanism, to sustainable infrastructure and transportation, to foreign investment opportunities into Indonesia. Most recently, as Chief Executive Officer, he led the fundraising for Indonesia's very own e-commerce Bukalapak through the largest IPO in the country to date. Mr. Kaimuddin received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MBA from Stanford University.

Prof. Dr. Eng. Agus Purwanto, S.T., M.T.
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sebelas Maret, Indonesia

Prof. Purwanto currently serves as a lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department, University of Sebelas Maret, Indonesia and as a Principal Investigator in RESS Battery Characterization and Technology Development research cluster at National Center for Sustainable Transportation Technology.

Prof. Dr.Ir.Dipl.-Ing. Berkah Fajar Tamtomo Kiono
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Diponegoro, Indonesia

Prof. Kiono currently serves as the lecturer in the University of Diponegoro, Semarang. He obtained his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering department, Institut Teknologi Bandung on 1985. Furthermore, he get the Diplom-Inginieur degree from Technische Universit채t Braunschweig, Germany, and his doctoral degree from ITB-University of Valenciennes in France. His expertise included cooling system performance, refrigeration technique, and energy conversion.

A.P Ir. Dr. Mokhtar Awang
Department of Mechanical Engineering , Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

A.P Ir. Dr. Mokhtar Awang obtained his bachelor degree until PhD degree in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University USA. His expertise included Friction Stir Welding, Finite Element Analysis, and Hydrodynamics Study. He also interested on Friction Stir Welding and Finite Element Modeling using ANSYS, ABAQUS, and Altair Hyperworks.

Dr. Sigit P. Santosa
PT PINDAD (Persero)

Dr. Sigit P. Santosa has more than 30 years experiences in the product development, research, and teaching in the field of automotive and transportation engineering. After completing his Sc.D degree in the field of transportation safety from MIT, he joined North America Product Development at General Motors Company, USA. During his tenure at GM (1999-2012), he has led and managed 7 product architectures and launched 14 brand vehicles, among others Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Dr. M. V. Reddy
Nouveau Monde Graphite, Canada

Dr. M.V. Reddy obtained his Ph. D (2003) in the area of Materials Science and Engineering (with highest distinction) from the University of Bordeaux, France. Over the past 21 years, he has conducted leading research on Materials for Energy Storage, Materials processing & characterization, and the development of in situ techniques for Energy storage renewable technologies. Recently, he was awarded as top 2% highly cited researchers in Energy (Ranking the 1002nd out of 186,500 researchers in 2020).

Paul Schiffbänker, M.Sc.
AVL List GmbH, Austria

Paul Schiffbänker earned his Master of Science degree at University of Technology Graz, Austria in mechanical engineering and business economics. After working in the field of supplier management at BMW, Munich and in stationary battery system development at the Austrian company FRONIUS, Paul Schiffbänker joined the AVL Group in March 2016. In February 2021 Paul Schiffbänker took over the role as Skill Team Leader Battery Verification and Validation. He is the responsible manager for battery V&V activities within the AVL group, as well as department leader for battery module and pack test management and engineering activities.

Kunihisa Kubota
Hioki E.E Corporation, Japan

Kunihisa Kubota joined HIOKI E.E. Corporation in 1990. He was engaged in the development of Power Quality Analyzers for electric power companies and Power Analyzers for motors and inverters for HEV/EV. After serving as Director, Executive Officer, and General Manager of Innovation Center in 2018, he was appointed Director, Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Sustainability Promotion in 2022, where he remains to this day.

Yusuke Hiramitsu
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Japan

Yusuke Hiramitsu participated in national project for fuel cell development by New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization also known as NEDO at Daido University in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan from 2006. Then, joining Nachi-Fujikoshi Corporation in 2011, Mr. Hiramitsu leaded development of hydrogen production catalysts. After joining Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in 2015, Mr. Hiramitsu leaded the advanced development of fuel cell vehicles, and from 2019, in charge of the future powertrain strategy.