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Conductive Charging of Electrified Vehicles: Challenges and Opportunities

Webinar - Online
Alicia Tomaszewski – tec@ieee.org
Dr. Haoyu Wang, Shanghai Tech University

Abstract: The transportation sector consumes approximately 28% of the total energy consumption. The most prominent sustainable solution to profoundly reduce both oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions lies in grid-enabled electric vehicles (EVs). These vehicles are propelled either partially or fully by electricity through energy storage systems such as electrochemical batteries, which need to be charged from the grid. One of the most important realities that will facilitate the adoption of grid-enabled plug-in EVs (PEVs) is the method by which these vehicles will be charged. Currently, conductive charging is the dominant charging technology in commercially available PEVs. 

In this webinar, I will give an extensive overview of the conductive charging technology of PEV from the perspective of a power electronics professional.  The background review covers the charging power levels, PEV charger architectures, charging profiles of Lithium-ion batteries, as well as the challenges and opportunities. Followed by is a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art emerging solutions to those technological challenges. The advanced topics include innovative circuit topologies, advanced control strategies, integrated architectures wide bandgap devices, and boosted power density with high switching frequency. Furthermore, I will give an introduction to our recent related research works. Finally, the webinar concludes with an outlook on future technology trends. 

Biography:  Dr. Haoyu Wang is an assistant professor and the director of Power Electronics And Renewable Energies Lab (PEARL) at Shanghai Tech University.

Dr. Wang received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and distinguished honor degree in Mixed Class at Chu Kochen Honors College, from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. He received his master's and Ph.D. degrees both in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. He joined the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University as a tenure-track assistant professor in September 2014. He received the Outstanding Bachelor's Thesis Award from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and the Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

His research interests include power electronics, plug-in electric and hybrid electric vehicles, the applications of wide band-gap semiconductors, renewable energy harvesting, and power management integrated circuits.

Dr. Wang is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Senior Member of China Power Supply Society. He serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, and an Associate Editor of CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications. He also serves as the Track Chair for IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC).

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