Distinguished Lecturers 2023-2024
Sanjib Kumar Panda (S’86-M’91-SM’01-F’2021) received B. Eng. Degree from the South Gujarat University, India, in 1983, M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, U.K., in 1991, all in electrical engineering. He was the recipient of the Cambridge-Nehru Scholarship and M. T. Mayer Graduate Scholarship during his PhD study (1987-1991). Since 1992, he has been holding a faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore and currently serving as an Associate Professor and Director of the Power & Energy Research Area. Dr. Panda has published more than 450 peer-reviewed research papers, co-authored one book and contributed to several book chapters, holds six patents and co-founder of three start-up companies. His research interests include high-performance control of motor drives and power electronic converters, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, building energy efficiency enhancement etc. He is serving as an Associate Editor of several IEEE Transactions e.g. Power Electronics, Industry Applications, Energy Conversion, Access and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He is the Chair of the IEEE PELS Technical Committee -12 (TC-12): Energy Access and Off-grid Systems.
|A Futuristic Medium-Voltage Grid-Connected Multi-Port Public Electric-Vehicle Ultra-Fast Charging-Station with G2V and V2G capability||Read Abstract|
|A Plug and Play Operational Approach for Implementation of an Autonomous-Micro-Grid System||Read Abstract|
|Design Optimization Framework for Solid-State-Transformers: A Novel Approach for an Emerging Technology||Read Abstract|
|Single-phase inverter control techniques for interfacing renewable energy sources with micro-grid – Parallel connected inverter topologies with active and reactive power flow control along with grid current shaping||Read Abstract|
|Single-phase inverter control techniques for interfacing renewable energy sources with micro-grid: Series connected inverter topologies with active and reactive power flow control along with grid current shaping||Read Abstract|
From 2007 to 2008, she was with ABB Corporate Research Center, Dattwil-Baden, Switzerland, working in the power electronic systems group. She joined Purdue University in January 2010, where she served as an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since January 2014, she has been on the ECE faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Her main research focus has been in the area of Power Electronics and Applications of Power Electronics in Power Systems and Transportation Systems. She has served on the technical program committees of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), and IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference (IECON). She is an editor for IEEE Trans. on Sustainable Energy, IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery, and IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics.
Biography: Dr. Brij Singh is a Region 4 Manager External Relationships and Power Electronics Technical Fellow in John Deere Inc., USA. He has earned engineering degrees in electrical engineering from various schools in India.
In 1996, he joined the École de Technology Supérieure, Université du Québec, Montreal, Canada, as a PDF. In 1999, he joined Concordia University, Montreal, as a Research Fellow.
In 2000, he joined the Department of EECS, Tulane University, New Orleans USA as an Assistant Professor.
In 2007, he joined John Deere, where he is the Region 4 Manager External Relationships.
Dr. Singh has published over 96 research papers. He has 34 granted US patents, one trade secret, and over a dozen pending patents.
In Tulane, Dr. Singh has received four teaching awards. In John Deere, he has receivedthree innovation and one collaboration awards. He is the winner of the 2020 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award. In Feb 2020, he was awarded the “Title of John Deere Technical Fellow”.
Dr. Singh was elevated as an IEEE Fellow in the class of 2022 Fellows and lives with his family in West Fargo, North Dakota, USA.
|Careers in Power Electronics and Energy Systems and Mastering a Craft in a Core Engineering Field||Read Abstract|
|Improved Control Algorithm for Power Quality Controlled Converters||Read Abstract|
|Power Electronics for Precision Farming with Substantiable and Cleaner Environment||Read Abstract|
|Wide Bandgap (WBG) Power Electronics Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicles||Read Abstract|
|Breaking the Barrier of Bulky Magnetics in Power Conversion: Advances in Resonant Switched-Capacitor Converters||Read Abstract|
|Exploration at the Confluence of Three Major Power Electronics Branches||Read Abstract|
|One-Cycle Control and Its Application for Stabilizing Power Grids with High Renewable Penetration||Read Abstract|
|Advanced Bi-directional DC-DC Converters in Battery Energy Storage Systems||Read Abstract|
|Hybrid AC/DC Microgrids: Configuration, Control and Future Development||Read Abstract|
|Power Conversion Technology for Renewable Energy Systems Integrated into Medium Voltage DC Grids||Read Abstract|
Xibo Yuan (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree from China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou, China, and the Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2005 and 2010, respectively, both in electrical engineering. He has been a Professor since 2017 in the Electrical Energy Management Group, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K., where he became Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader in 2011, 2015 and 2016, respectively. He also holds the UK Royal Academy of Engineering/Safran Chair in Advanced Aircraft Power Generation Systems. He is the Director of the UK Centre for Power Electronics and an executive committee member of the IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD) network. He is the Co-director of the Safran-Bristol University Research Centre. He has proposed converter topologies and control for various applications and has worked closely with industrial partners with technologies transferred to their products. His research areas include power electronics and motor drives, wind power generation, multilevel converters, application of wide-bandgap devices and more electric aircraft technologies. Professor Yuan is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics. He is a Fellow of IET and received The Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award in 2018.
|Accurate Core Loss and Winding Loss Characterisation and Prediction for High-frequency Magnetic Components||Read Abstract|
|Capacitor Voltage Control in Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) and Hybrid Multilevel Converters: Where are we now?||Read Abstract|
|Medium-Voltage High-Power Converters for 10MW+ Wind Turbines||Read Abstract|
|Opportunities, Challenges and Potential Solutions in the Application of Silicon-Carbide (SiC) Power Devices, Converters and Motor Drives||Read Abstract|
Professor Firuz Zare is a Fellow of IEEE and the Head of School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics at Queensland University of Technology in Australia. He received his PhD in Power Electronics from Queensland University of Technology in Australia in 2002.
He has over 20 years of experience in academia, industry and international standardisation committees, including eight years in two large R&D centres working on Grid Connected Inverters, Energy Conversion Systems and Power Quality Projects.
He has been very active in IEC, Danish and Australian standardisation committees and is a Task Force Leader (International Project Manager) of Active Infeed Converters to develop the first international standard IEC 61000-3-16 within the IEC standardisation SC77A.
Prof. Zare has received several awards such as an Australian Future Fellowship, John Madsen Medal, Symposium Fellowship and early career excellence research award. He has published four books, over 280 journal and conference papers, five patents and over 40 technical reports. He was awarded a technology leadership program by the Danish Innovation Council, to attend one year leadership program delivered by Harvard Business School in Boston USA in 2015.
Prof Zare is a Senior Editor of IEEE Access journal, a Guest Editor and Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics and an Editorial board member of several international journals. His main research areas are a) Power Electronics Topology, Control and Applications, b) Power Quality and Regulations and c) Pulsed Power Applications.