Upcoming Webinars

We continue to maintain a listing of technical experts in our fields who are available to Chapters and conferences.  In addition to we invite authors of outstanding technical papers to present webinars. The objective of these webinars is to educate IEEE PELS members about our general area. 

The IEEE Power Electronics Society is pleased to honor one hour of Professional Development training for attending this webinar.  Upon completion of this session, you may request a certificate via the link: http://innovationatwork.ieee.org/pels/

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Please check out the PELS Webinar Listings:

Modeling Power Electronics for Electric Powertrain Applications

This webinar is being sponsored by the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 10:00 AM  ET

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Presenter: Sabin Carpiuc, MathWorks, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Abstract: The need to minimize environmental impact of the transportation sector has fueled the electrification trend. A key factor that enables the electrification is the development of power electronics and embedded systems. However, with progress comes challenges that need to be addressed by the research and development community in a very short timeframe. These challenges include optimizing the performance indices such as power density, costs, losses, and failure rate. Understanding the system and translating it into mathematical models with different levels of fidelity that suits a particular problem is critical. This will speed up the development cycle. Moreover, a good model can be easily reused in follow-up projects.

The goal of this presentation is to show how modeling of power electronics components with a variety of different levels of fidelity can help solve these challenges. The talk will cover case studies going from simple system level models that run fast in simulation and are suitable for real-time evaluation to detailed models used for device analysis.

Biography: Dr. Sabin Carpiuc (M'11, SM’21) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in systems engineering from the ''Gheorghe Asachi'' Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in 2012, and 2015, respectively.

From March 2010 to June 2016, he was with the Powertrain Division, Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Continental Automotive Romania, Iasi R&D Center, Romania. From October 2010 to June 2016, he has been also an Associate Teaching Assistant with the Department of Automatic Control and Applied Informatics, the ''Gheorghe Asachi'' Technical University of Iasi. In June 2016, he joined the Physical Modeling group at MathWorks in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

His research interests include physical modeling, electric machines and power electronics, automotive electric traction drives, model predictive control and optimization, constrained control, and automotive control systems.

Sparse Electromagnetic Measurement to Recover High Fidelity Information for Wireless Power Transfer

Friday, 5 November 2021 10:00 AM  ET 

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Sung Yul ChuPresenter: Sung Yul Chu, University of Michigan, United States

Abstract: Trust in technology is essential for its adoption. We accept what is efficient, fair, safe, and secured, where accurate measurement, detection, and sensing technologies provide the discernment of those values. This webinar will present the research vision of creating ‘Sentinels’ using a Sparse Electromagnetic Measurement to Recover High Fidelity Information. A small number of sensors sample the electromagnetic field to reconstruct the information for the diagnostics and prognostics of electromagnetic energy systems. In this webinar, a particular example of the energy system is wireless power transfer, an emerging technology for charging electric vehicles, which needs to be reasonable and safe to use. First, Faraday coil transfer-power measurement (FC-TPM) will be presented which is to measure transfer-power, which imposes the cost for electrical losses to a transmitter (Tx) and receiver (Rx) based on physical heat dissipation, resulting in fair metering. FC-TPM was demonstrated with six sense coils in hardware accurately within 0.1% errors despite an Rx coil misalignment of up to 10 cm using a 1 kW wireless power transfer system. Second, Electromagnetic model-based foreign object detection (EM-FOD) for safe wireless charging will be presented. Hardware demonstrations show that a U.S. nickel coin can be detected using only 7 W level, allowing less risky pre-startup low-power detection regardless of an Rx coil misalignment of up to 10 cm.  This webinar will be concluded by introducing a future research path, highlighting the advantages and uniqueness of the solution. 

Biography: Dr. Sung Yul Chu received the B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA in 2021. In 2013, he was an Assistant Hardware Engineer at Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea. From 2014 to 2016, he was a Junior Research Engineer at Hyundai Kefico (Hyundai Motor Group), Gunpo, South Korea. His research interests include power electronics, wireless power transfer, electromagnetic modeling, sensing and detection applications for energy, automotive, and consumer electronics. He was selected as a finalist for the 2020 Lemelson-MIT "Move it!" Graduate Student Prize in recognition of the invention of Foreign Object Detection for safety and Transfer-Power Measurement for fair metering of wireless charging in electric vehicles. He was the recipient of 2021 IEEE PELS Ph.D. Thesis Talk Award.


Breaking the Barrier for High-Speed in the Interior Permanent Magnet Machine

This webinar is being sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Electrified Transportation Systems

Monday, 15 November 2021 5:00 PM  ET 

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Presenter: Rukmi Dutta, UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Abstract: The permanent magnet machines are increasingly used in many emerging applications because of high efficiency and better dynamics, which is pushing the boundary and power of such machines. The applications such as more electric aircraft and ships, flywheel energy storage, turbo-compressors in automotive applications, and numerous other direct-drive, high-speed industrial applications require simultaneously achieving both high-speed and high-power. Two performance indices rpm and tip speed – are often used to quantify the challenges of designing a rotating machine with high speed and power. The interior permanent magnet machine has the lowest rpm index indicating greater challenges for this type of machine when designed for high-speed applications. The talk will critically examine the barrier to achieve high-speed in the Interior-type PM machine and the methods to overcome them.

Biography: Rukmi Dutta (S’03-M’08-SM’16)  has received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the UNSW Sydney, Australia, 2007 and the Bachelor of Engineering degree also in Electrical Engineering from Assam Engineering College of Guwahati University, India, 1996. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Before joining UNSW, A/Prof Dutta worked as an Electrical Engineer at CMG Pty Ltd (now Regal Beloit Australia) as a Research Associate at the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of Tokyo University, Japan, and as an Assistant Manager at Reliance Industry Ltd, India. She is the current secretary of the Electric Machine Committee of IEEE IAS. Recently, she was nominated as the IEEE PELS Region-10 Distinguished Lecturer.   Her research interests are the Design and Control of Permanent Magnet Machines, Electrical Drive Systems, Renewable Energy generation and distribution.

 Multi-scale Control for Power Electronics

This webinar is being sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Wireless Power Transfer Systems

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 12:00 PM  ET 

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Sudip MazumderPresenter: Sudip Mazumder, University of Illinois Chicago, USA

Abstract: This webinar presentation will begin with an outline on the role of control in traditional power-electronic systems and networks and how they shape the behavior of such hybrid dynamical systems. Subsequently, an overview of the traditional power-electronic control, analysis, and modeling approaches will be provided along with brief discussions on their strengths and limitations. That leads to the future of controls in power electronics (and what should and could be done beyond traditional power-electronic control) that address existing, evolving, and future applications needs and encompassing wide variation in temporal and spatial scales? This webinar will provide some insights on how and what radically new ideas may need to be synthesized that reach far beyond historical and conventional power-electronic control needs with applications including but not limited to sustainable energy systems.

Biography: Sudip K. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. Since 2001, he serves as a Professor and the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He also serves as the President of the small business NextWatt LLC since 2008. He has ~30 years of professional experience in academia and industry. He was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2020 for distinguished contributions to the field of multi-scale control and analysis of power-electronic systems and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2016 for his contributions to the analysis and control of power-electronic systems. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer for PELS between 2016-2019 and currently serves as a Regional DL of PELS for the US region. He also serves as the EiC-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. At UIC, he is the recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award (2020), Inventor of the Year Award (2014), and University Scholar Award (2013). Earlier, he received the Prize Paper Award from IEEE TPEL, the IEEE IFEC Award, U.S. ONR Young Investigator Award and the U.S. NSF CAREER Award. Since 2015 and 2020, respectively, he has been serving as an AdCom Member and as a Member-at-Large for IEEE PELS. He is also a Chair for the 2021 IEEE PEDG Conference. He served as the Chair for the IEEE PELS TC on Sustainable Energy Systems between 2015-2020.

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