President's Message: March 2021

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By Liuchen Chang

First, let me start off by wishing all PELS members and the families a happy, healthy, and successful 2021! I feel humbled and honoured to serve as the President of our society, picking up the baton handed over by Prof. Frede Blaabjerg. Please allow me to introduce myself. My wife Grace and I have been living in a small city called Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada for the last 29 years, where I worked as a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Brunswick (UNB). Read More...


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Power Electronics for Precision Farming with Substantiable and Cleaner Environment

This webinar is jointly sponsored by the IEEE TEC and the IEEE PELS Technical Committee on 
Electrical Machines, Drives and Automation and IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Emerging Power Electronic Technologies

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 11:00 AM  ET

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Brij picture b wPresenter: Brij N. Singh, John Deere, USA

Abstract: In this lecture, a broad review of vehicles for farming operation will be given starting from tillage to crop harvesting. Vehicles that have significant use of power electronics will be covered such as Exact-Emerge Planter for seeding operation followed mention of Exact-Apply for crop care and management of plants (corns etc.) that are nutrient deficient. This will lead discussions towards how power electronics supports crop-care system to exactly apply prescription such as fertilizers, pesticides, fungicide, etc. Discussions of this lecture are targeted to create awareness among power electronics and engineering professionals that how your vocation could enable putting food on plate of 9 billion people by 2050 and provide them shelter and transportation infrastructure. This lecture would also cover how electrification is becoming enabling technology in off-road heavy-duty vehicle space. Discussions of this lecture will cover that how wide bandgap (WBG) power electronics could enable many functions, forms, and features in heavy-duty off-road vehicles such as equipment required for agriculture, construction, and mining operations. The Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Gallium Nitride (GaN) based power electronics indeed could offer system level solution that are performance-superior and cost-competitive compared to state-of-art silicon semiconductor-based power electronics. These system approaches will be mentioned in midst of this presentation.  

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Catch up on:

A Conversation with Dr. Alan Mantooth, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics

How to publish research in the IEEE Transactions and Journals

Integrated Power Delivery and Management for High Performance Digital Systems

International Technology Roadmap for Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors

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