The IEEE Distinguished Lecturers (DL) Program is one of the most exciting offerings available to the IEEE Society Chapters. Each year, the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) selects a few distinguished members of our profession as Distinguished Lecturers, not only to celebrate and honor their high achievements in the field of power electronics but also to support PELS chapter activities by providing high profile speakers for local chapter/section events.
How to Arrange a DL Visit
- The request for a DL presentation should be initiated by a chapter or student chapter of PELS, approved by the the Regional Chair/Country Liaison, VP of Membership, and the Treasurer of PELS, pending on the availability of funds to support such activities.
- PELS will support DL’s volunteer work by covering transportation expense consistent with the PELS travel reimbursement policy while the local PELS chapter is encouraged to cover the local expenses (lodging, foods, local transportation, etc.). The local chapters and the DLs should make every effort to keep the cost down when making DL lecture arrangement.
- Alternatively the DLs may be requested to give a live or recorded webinar lecture. If a long distance international travel is required, it is recommended that the DL give more than one lecture in the traveled region (or country) during the trip.
- The DL program usually does not support a DL to give a presentation or tutorial at a regular IEEE conference unless it is solely sponsored by a local section or chapter. A DL should acknowledge and publicize the support of PELS during his or her lecture.
- Chapters from other IEEE Societies or non-IEEE entities may request a DL presentation from PELS. PELS chapters may request a particular lecture offered by a DL who has finished his or her term within the past two years. The decision to support such interests or engagements shall be made at the discretion of the VP of Membership on a case-by-case basis, and shall be contingent upon the availability of funds to support such activities.
To request a DL talk, please submit your request by completing this form.
Promoting PELS During the Visit - PELS Overview Presentation
- For PELS DL's and DL Organizers: Please click here to download an overview presentation for the Power Electronics Society member benefits. This presentation can be shown to lecture attendees.
Distinguished Lecturers 2017-2018
|High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Technologies||Read Abstract|
|Large-Scale Solar PV Electricity Grid Integration: Technologies, Issues, Market Integration and Impact||Read Abstract|
|Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) Technologies||Read Abstract|
|Power Electronics Technologies for Utility Scale Battery Energy Storage||Read Abstract|
|Digital Control in Power Electronics||Read Abstract|
|Dynamic Interactions and stability issues in electronic power distribution systems||Read Abstract|
|Power Converters in Renewable Energy Systems and Intelligent Microgrids||Read Abstract|
|Recent research issues related to the large penetration of renewable energy sources in distribution grids||Read Abstract|
Mark Dehong Xu (F’13) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University in China, Since 1989. He became a faculty member in Zhejiang University. Now Mark is a professor and director of power electronics research institute of Zhejiang University.
The focus of his current researches are Power Electronics for renewable energies and energy efficiency, Modeling and control of power converters, soft switching power conversion for data centers, grid inverters and high speed drives etc.
He has proposed several novel converter topologies and modulation/control concepts, e.g., Phase-shift plus PWM control for bidirectional DC/DC converters, Zero-Voltage-Switching SVM for three-phase Converters, weighted current damping control of the Grid inverter with LCL-filter.
Dr. Xu is a Fellow of the IEEE and received three Best Paper Awards of IEEE Conferences. He was at-large Adcom member of IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2006-2008. He serves as an associate editor of both IEEE transaction on power electronics and IEEE transaction on Sustainable Energy. He was General Chair of IEEE ISIE2012 at Hangzhou, IEEE PEDG2013 at Arkansas, and IEEE PEAC2014 at Shanghai.
Distinguished Lecturers 2016-2017
Po-Tai Cheng received his BS degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1990, and PhD degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA in 1999. Since then, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, where he currently holds the position of Professor. His research interest includes renewable energy systems, smart grid, and high power converters. Dr. Cheng is an active member of IEEE Power Electronics Society and Industry Applications Society. He served as an associate editor for transactions of both societies. He was also involved in the the Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) as Technical Program Vice co-Chair in 2009-2011, and Technical Program co-Chair in 2012. He received of the IEEE Industry Applications Society Transactions Prize Paper Award in 2009, and the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Converter Committee Prize Paper Award in 2012.
William Gerard Hurley received the B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Ireland, Cork in 1974, the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, in 1976 and the PhD degree at the National University of Ireland, Galway in 1988.
He worked for Honeywell Controls in Canada from 1977 to 1979. He worked for Ontario Hydro from 1979 to 1983. He lectured in electronic engineering at the University of Limerick, Ireland from 1983 to 1991 and is currently professor of Electrical Engineering at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the Director of the Power Electronics Research Centre there. He served on the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1997/1998. Prof. Hurley has given invited presentations on magnetics in Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, China, Australia and USA.
Research interests include high frequency magnetics, power quality, and renewable energy systems. Prof. Hurley is a Fellow of the IEEE. He was General Chair of the Power Electronics Specialists Conference in 2000. He is the 2013 recipient of the IEEE PELS Middlebrook Award for Technical Achievement. He was appointed Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE for 2014/15. He has authored a textbook on magnetics and it was translated into Chinese.
Sudip K. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. He is a Professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago and is the President of NextWatt LLC. He has over 24 years of professional experience and has held R&D and design positions in leading industrial organizations and has served as a Technical Consultant for several industries. He has published about 200 refereed papers and delivered 75 invited presentations. He is an IEEE Fellow (2016) and the recipient of University of Illinois, Chicago’s Inventor of the Year Award (2014), University of Illinois’ University Scholar Award (2013), ONR Young Investigator Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2003), and IEEE PELS Transaction Paper Award (2002). Currently, he serves as the Chair for IEEE PELS TC on Sustainable Energy Systems.
Prof Pat Wheeler received his BEng [Hons] degree in 1990 from the University of Bristol, UK. He received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering for his work on Matrix Converters from the University of Bristol, UK in 1994. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham, since January 2008 he has been a Full Professor. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IET. He was the Chairman of the EPE-ECCE 2011 conference in Birmingham, UK in 2011. He is Director of the University of Nottingham Institute for Aerospace Technology, Deputy Head of the Power Electronics, Machines and Controls Research Group and Director of the Clean Sky JTI Project at the University of Nottingham. His research interests include Power Converters for industrial, aerospace and energy applications as well as More Electric Aircraft technology. He has published over 300 academic publications in leading international conferences and journals.
|Electric Superbike Racing – the Design and Construction of a winning Electric Motorbike||Read Abstract|
|Matrix Converters – Technology and Applications||Read Abstract|
|Why Power Electronics is the Enabling Technology for the Future Electrical Energy Supply Grid||Read Abstract|
|Why the More Electric Aircraft Needs Power Electronics||Read Abstract|
His current research focuses on advanced control theory, power electronics, and the seamless integration of both to address fundamental challenges in energy and power systems.
|Enabling Technologies in Control and Power Electronics for Power and Energy Systems||Read Abstract|
|Next-Generation Smart Grid: Completely Autonomous Power Systems (CAPS)||Read Abstract|
|Parallel Operation of Inverters||Read Abstract|
|Power Converters without Electrolytic Capacitors||Read Abstract|