Keynote Speakers

Hui Ming Wee
Hui Ming Wee
Honorable Chair Professor
Chung Yuan Christian University
Speech Title: Sustainable/Renewable Energy Supply Chains, Performance, Application Barriers, and Strategies for Development

Abstract: Increasing awareness of the environmental impact of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions and consequent climate change has triggered a renewed interest in environmental friendly renewable energy sources. Renewable energy (RE) is a driving force in the effort to sustain the earth’s natural resources and to improve the quality of life. The United Nation Paris Agreement (2015) has stated that Renewable energy has the potential to play an important role in providing sustainable energy for the world community. The World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 has committed itself to “encourage and promote the development of renewable energy sources to accelerate shift towards sustainable consumption and production”. Recent eco-consciousness agendas in many countries have set goals for the development of RE, specifically for its efficient generation and conversion to a consumable form of energy and its commercialization in the market. With the European Union 2030 renewables target of 42.5% (compared with 22% in 2021), this decade will see an accelerated use of sustainable energy supply. In this talk, we discuss the renewable energy sources from a supply chain perspective and investigate renewable energies focusing on four main components: renewable energy supply chain, renewable energy performance, and barriers and strategies to its development. The talk provides managerial insights to governments, researchers, and stakeholders for the initiation of renewable energy use, and suggestions for overcoming the barriers to its development.

Short Biography:Professor Wee is an Honorable Chair Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has received his B.S. degree (honors) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Strathclyde University (UK), M. Eng. from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University, Ohio (USA). He has received an excellent research award from the Ministry of Science & Technology, excellent life researcher award and the Medal for Distinguished Industrial Engineer Award. He has published more than 500 papers in refereed journals, international conferences and book chapters, of which, more than 300 papers are SCI & SSCI index. His papers were cited over 14,169 times in Google scholar with h-index: 61. Professor Hui-Ming Wee is ranked among the top 2.5% of world-wide ResearchGate members in the world. In 2022, he was listed top 2% scientists of the world in Operations Research discipline. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Technologies, Special issue Editor, Annual of Operations Research Journal, on “Emerging Trends in Inventory, Supply Chain & Reliability Modelling" and former Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO).

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