Syed Mofizul Islam is the Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University Australia. He was previously, the John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Electrical Power Engineering and Director of the Centre for Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems at Curtin University, Australia. He has been a keynote speaker and invited speaker at many international workshops and conferences. He has been a Visiting Professor at Shanghai University of Electrical Power and Xian Jiatong University in China.
He received the Sir John Madsen medal in 2011 and 2014 for best electrical engineering paper in Australia. He has published over 300 technical papers in his area of expertise. His research interests are in Smart Power and Energy, Condition Monitoring of Transformers, and Wind Energy Conversion Systems. He was a founding Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Sustainable Energy and is an Associate Editor of the IET Renewable Power Generation. He contributed to the development of the Smart Grid Roadmap for Australia led by CSIRO and ENA. He was a consultant for the Research Council of Oman and Sultan Qaboos University for the development of a Smart Grid Roadmap precursor.
Professor Islam has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from BUET, Bangladesh in 1979 and Master and PhD in Electrical Engineering from King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia in 1983 and 1988 respectively. He has been a keynote speaker in international conferences and workshops held in Brazil, Germany, Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, China, Oman and Australia. He is a Fellow of the Engineers Australia, a Senior Member of the IEEE PES and DEIS, a Fellow of the IET and a chartered professional engineer in Australia and the United Kingdom.