Webinars

Attendees of IEEE Transportation Electrification Community webinars will receive a Certificate of Attendance and will have the opportunity to earn one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificate! Once the webinar is complete, a link will be provided for you to complete a form to receive a certificate.

For live webinars, you do not need to be a member of the IEEE TEC.   Please note to access past webinars you will need to be a member of TEC.

 

 

Upcoming Webinars

 

Electrolytic Capacitorless Pulsating DC Link Three-Phase Inverter for Low Voltage Battery EVs

Presenter: Akshay Kumar Rathore, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Date:  Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Abstract: Sinusoidal Pulse Width Modulation (SPWM) and space vector modulation (SVM) have been widely adopted for three-phase sine AC output from a fixed dc-link if the dc-link voltage is much higher than desired three-phase output. However, if the source/dc-link voltage is lower than the load voltage, then frond-end dc/dc converters becomes necessary leading to the design of the multistage power conversion system. This is the case with the 48 V electrical vehicles (EVs). To implement the propulsion drive system with existing SVM or carrier-based modulation, a large costly unreliable electrolytic capacitor is employed to develop a high voltage intermediate dc link. Novel Single-reference-Six-Pulse Modulation (SRSPM) eliminates the dc-link electrolytic capacitor allowing pulsating dc-link voltage waveform at the inverter input. It substantially reduces the cost, size, and weight and improves the reliability of the system. This novel SRSPM is simple and results in a saving of 87% switching losses. The concept has been experimentally demonstrated with closed-loop control to achieve 97% efficiency in the lab.

Biography:

Akshay Kumar Rathore, IEEE Fellow, is a Full Professor at the Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore. From November 2010 to February 2016, he served as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and   Computer   Engineering, National   University of Singapore. From March 2016-Dec 2021, he served as an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and   Computer   Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada where he was listed in the Provost Circle of Distinction in 2021. He served as Graduate Program Director and Chair of Graduate Awards during 2020-21. He received his Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the University of  Victoria,  British Columbia,  Canada in 2008. He had two subsequent postdoctoral appointments with the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.  

Dr. Rathore is an IEEE Fellow and is a recipient of the   2013   IEEE   IAS   Andrew   W.   Smith Outstanding Young Member  Achievement  Award,  2014  Isao Takahashi  Power  Electronics  Award, 2017  IEEE IES  David Irwin Early  Career  Award,  2019 IEEE IES Publications Service Recognition Award, 2020  IEEE  IAS  Outstanding  Area  Chair Award, 2020   IEEE   Bimal   Bose   Award for   Industrial Electronics  Applications in  Energy  Systems and 2021 Nagamori Award. He published about  285 research papers in international journals and conferences, including 96 IEEE  Transactions. He published about  280 research papers in international journals and conferences,  including 96 IEEE  Transactions.  His research is mainly focused on the design of current-fed converters, pulsating DC link (electrolytic capacitorless) inverters, and control of multilevel inverters. He supervised 11 Ph.D. theses and 14 MASc (research) theses. 


Wireless Charging of EVs

Presenter:  Dr. Suvendu Samanta, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP, India
Date:  Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 10:00 AM EDT

Abstract: Wireless power transfer (WPT) technology promises a very convenient, reliable, and safe way of transferring power wirelessly. The applications of this technology are charging electric vehicles (EV), electronic gadgets, implants, and powering LED lighting and data centers. This seminar's first part will address WPT technology's basics, including classification, design, and control. The later part of this seminar will focus on WPT topologies with the current-source inverter (CSI). The existing research on WPT is mainly based on power converters derived from voltage-source inverter (VSI) topologies. In contrast, the feasibility of the CSI has received limited attention. Considering certain limitations of WPT with voltage-fed converters, a concept study and feasibility analysis of different current-fed power electronic converters for WPT systems will be presented.

Biography:

Suvendu Samanta (M'16) received his B.E. degree from IIEST Shibpur, Howrah, India, in 2009, the M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in 2013, and the Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in 2018, all in Electrical Engineering. He was with Coal India Ltd. from 2009 to 2011. From 2014 to 2016, he worked as a Research Engineer in the ECE department, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He also worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in FREEDM Research Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, from 2018 to 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, UP, India. His research interests include modeling and controlling power converter topologies, wireless power transfer, and transportation electrification. 

He received the Gold Medal from The Governor-General of Canada for academic excellence.


 

Power Electronics for NetZero Aviation

Presenter:  Dr. Pat Wheeler, University of Nottingham, UK
Date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 9:00 AM EDT

This webinar is sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Aerospace Power.

Abstract: Wireless power transfer (WPT) technology promises a very convenient, reliable, and safe way of transferring power wirelessly. The applications of this technology are charging electric vehicles (EV), electronic gadgets, implants, and powering LED lighting and data centers. This seminar's first part will address WPT technology's basics, including classification, design, and control. The later part of this seminar will focus on WPT topologies with the current-source inverter (CSI). The existing research on WPT is mainly based on power converters derived from voltage-source inverter (VSI) topologies. In contrast, the feasibility of the CSI has received limited attention. Considering certain limitations of WPT with voltage-fed converters, a concept study and feasibility analysis of different current-fed power electronic converters for WPT systems will be presented.

Biography:

Prof. Pat Wheeler received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering for his work on Matrix Converters at the University of Bristol, England in 1993. In 1993 he moved to the University of Nottingham and worked as a research assistant in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

In 1996 he became a lecturer in Power Electronic Systems with the Power Electronics, Machines and Control Group at the University of Nottingham, UK, becoming a Senior Lecturer in 2003, and a Professor in January 2008.

He is a member of the Power Electronics, Machines and Control research group.


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Eric Cheng
Education Committee Chair

 

TEC is currently looking for webinar presenters for 2022.  A webinar is typically 45 minutes long with approximately 15 additional minutes for Q&A.  

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