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Upcoming Webinars

Wireless Power Transfer - The Invisible Truth

This webinar is a panel session that will be Moderated by Dr. Sheldon Williamson
Panelists Include:  Grant Covic, Andy Daga, Mauricio Esguerra, and Burak Ozpineci
Date:  Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 4:00 pm New York Time

Abstract: Recently, the application of wireless power transfer (WPT) technology in electric transportation, smart e-mobility, and future smart cities has gained wider attention. This is evident from the use of WPT technology in electric cars and heavy-duty mass transit, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/Drones), sea/undersea vehicles (ships/submarines), utility vehicles (forklifts/golf carts), micro-mobility devices (scooters/e-bikes), and smart cities, offices, and buildings. The panelists in this session will focus on the latest advances in WPT technology in the above or any other applications and beyond. The panelist will include:  Grant Covic, Andy Daga, Mauricio Esguerra, and Burak Ozpineci.  Sheldon Williamson will serve as moderator for this event.

Biographies of Moderator and Panelists:

Sheldon S. Williamson (S’01–M’06–SM’13–F’20) received his Bachelor of  Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electrical Engineering with high distinction from the University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, in 1999. He received the Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in 2002, and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree (with Honors) in 2006, both in Electrical Engineering, from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, specializing in automotive power electronics and motor drives, at the Grainger Power Electronics and Motor Drives Laboratory.  Currently, Dr. Williamson is a Professor at the Smart Transportation Electrification and Energy Research (STEER) group, within the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering, at Ontario Tech University, in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. He also holds the prestigious NSERC Canada Research Chair position in Electric Energy Storage Systems for Transportation Electrification. His main research interests include advanced power electronics and motor drives for transportation electrification, electric energy storage systems, and electric propulsion. Prof. Williamson is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Grant Covic is a full professor with the Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering Department at The University of Auckland. He began working on inductive power transfer in the mid-’90s, and by the early 2000s was jointly leading a team focused on AGV and EV charging solutions. He has published more than 200 international refereed papers in this field, worked with over 30 PhDs, and filed over 40 patent families, all of which are licensed to various global companies in specialized application fields. Together with John Boys he co-foundered HaloIPT and was awarded the NZ Prime Minister’s Science Prize, amongst others for the successful scientific and commercialization of this research. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a fellow of both Engineering New Zealand, and the Royal Society of New Zealand.  Presently he heads inductive power research at the UoA, is directing a government-funded research program on stationary and dynamic wireless charging of EVs within the road, while also co-leading the interoperability sub-team within the SAE J2954 wireless charging standard for EVs.
Andy Daga is the founder, President, and CEO of Momentum Dynamics.

Andy’s fascinating story takes him from his birthplace of Brooklyn, NY, through Ithaca NY where his family developed the best Italian Restaurant in town through Hawaii, degrees in structural and civil engineering, architecture and space science and technology, ground-breaking work at NASA and his current role at Momentum Dynamics. Prior to founding Momentum Dynamics, Andy was a leading consultant to the aerospace industry and contributed to the design of the International Space Station solar power array system, the Mars Pathfinder program, and future mission planning studies with NASA and the US Department of Defense.

Andy will admit that this layered journey wasn’t fully planned, but nor did it happen by accident: as a child, Andy would travel with his family from his home in Brooklyn to visit their extended family in Philadelphia, PA (hence our home today in Malvern PA). This route took him through New Jersey and past the bleak refineries of Route 95. As a lover of architectural beauty, the outdoors, and being obsessive about ‘all things efficiency’, the New Jersey oil refineries were the antithesis of everything Andy wanted the world to be.

Fast forward to Andy’s time at NASA. He came upon the idea of inductive charging while mulling on ways to save cable weight on the International Space Station and future Mars missions. Why employ heavy cabling to carry electrons when it could be done efficiently through a vacuum or even the air itself? Out of this thought was born Momentum Dynamics.

Through his varied experiences, Andy has developed a strong capacity to identify engineering talent and manage multidisciplinary engineering and business teams. Andy is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) where he serves on a number of standards committees. He believes that every precious piece of our finite resources should be fully valued and carefully spent. He envisions a world of zero emissions, zero cables, and zero wasted miles doing anything but making our lives better.

He is a devoted husband, family man, polymath, and entrepreneur. He is passionate about his dogs and his team at MD – perhaps in that order.

He is still working to make the world a better place, one electron at a time.
Mauricio Esguerra is Co-Founder & CEO of MAGMENT GmbH. He was born in Bogotá and holds a degree in physics from TU München and Ohio State University. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of magnetic materials and applications, modeling, testing, inductive components, power electronics and LED lighting and held executive positions at various international companies including Siemens, EPCOS, Dialight, Pulse, Falco, and Eglo. Mauricio is an active member of IEC and SAE standard committees, holds many patents, and has published well over 100 papers.

Burak Ozpineci received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Orta Dogu Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In 2001, he joined the Post-Master's Program with Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Knoxville, TN, USA. He became a Full-Time Research and Development Staff Member in 2002, the Group Leader of the Power and Energy Systems Group in 2008, and Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group in 2011. Presently, he is serving as the Section Head for the Vehicle and Mobility System Research Section. He also serves as a Joint Faculty with The University of Tennessee.

Modeling Power Electronics for Electric Powertrain Applications

Presenter:  Sabin Carpiuc, MathWorks, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Date:  Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 10:00 am New York Time

Abstract: The need to minimize the environmental impact of the transportation sector has fueled the electrification trend. A key factor that enables 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 the 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. 


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.

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

Presenter:  Rukmi Dutta, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
Date:  Monday, November 15, 2021, 5:00 pm New York Time
This webinar is being sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Electrified Transportation Systems

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.


Rukmi Dutta (S’03-M’08-SM’16)  has received the PhD 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.


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