Message from the Publications Committee Chair - Jason Lai
The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) is pleased to announce the new Editor- and Co-Editor-in-Chief for its quarterly newsletters. As transportation electrification has expanded to a wide spectrum of technologies and applications, we need more volunteers in different areas to help solicit and edit articles that showcase the latest development of electrification in respected applications. With the approval from the TEC steering committee, I would like to announce our new TEC Newsletter Editor Jin-Woo Ahn and Co-Editor Sheldon Williamson.
Jin-Woo Ahn who received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Pusan National University, Korea, in 1992. He has been with Kyungsung University, Busan, Korea, as a professor in the School of Automotive & Mechatronics Engineering since 1992. Prof. Ahn was Vice President of Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers(KIEE), the director of the Smart Mechatronics Advanced Research and Technology(SMART) Institute and Senior Easy Life RIS(SeLRIS) Center. He is the author of five books, more than 300 papers and has more than 60 patents. His current research interests are advanced motor drive and electric vehicle. He received Order of Science and Technology Merit from the President of the Republic of Korea, 2016 for his numerous contributions for the electrical engineering. He served as a Conference Chair including IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo Asia-Pacific 2016 Busan (ITEC-AP2016). He served as an Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Conference on Electric Machines and Systems (JICEMS). He is a Senior member of the IEEE.
Sheldon S. Williamson received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL in 2002 and 2006, respectively. His research at IIT was 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.