Dr. Gu received a PhD in High Voltage Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2007. Currently, he is Executive Deputy Director of the Lightning Monitoring and Warning Center of the State Grid Corporation of China. His research interests include lightning monitoring, lightning warning, lightning and overvoltage protection technology and advanced operation of power transmission lines. He is a member of IEC/TC 81 and CIGRE, member of Asia-Pacific Int. Conf. Lightning Steering Committee and Senior Member of IEEE.