Update from International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems Applications (PESA) 2020

The International Conference on Power Electronics and Systems Applications (PESA) 2020, is technically sponsored by TEC.  PESA 2020 was successfully organized and held in Hong Kong on 7-11 December.  This four-day conference focused on recent research and industrial projects concerning power electronics and related technology, which focuses on Future Mobility and Future Power Transfer.  The conference aims to be a key international forum for the exchange and dissemination of technical information on power electronics among academics and practicing engineers in the field. 


The conference consists of tutorials, keynote speeches, oral paper presentations, and a student competition organized with TEC.  Ten tutorials were delivered by renowned speakers in power electronics and electric mobility, along with seven keynote speeches from by experts in the field. 

A total of 105 papers were accepted for the conference with the participants coming from the United Kingdom, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, and Australia.  The accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore in the near future.

In conjunction with PESA 2020, there was a Student Competition on Electric Transportation Design – Automotive, Vessel and Aircraft which was organized on the second day of the conference with the winners announced on the third day.  

For the competition, there were 42 papers submitted from all over the world.  We would like to announce and congratulate the winners of the competition:

The winners:

1st     Kaiwen CHEN, “Coupling Tracking and Control in the Dynamic Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles” (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

2nd    Anna CHANG, Slip Coach Return Potential - Smart Car Attachment Train (Loughborough University)

3rd     Kin Lung Jerry KAN, Electrification of a Small Waterjet Engine Vessel (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)


Merit Award with Mention: 

Heshou WANG, A Compact Design for a Switchable Wireless Charger (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Tianxu FENG, Design and Optimization of a Bilayer Quadrature Double-D Coil for Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging System (Chongqing University)

Ruijie SUN, A Novel Five-Level Boosting Inverter with Self-Balancing Switched-Capacitor for Electric Vehicles (Guangdong University of Technology)


Merit Award:

Jinhong SUN, Four-wheel Anti-lock Braking System with Road Detection Module (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Guoxin ZHANG, A Novel Seven-Level Active-Neutral-Point-Clamped Inverter based on Switched-Capacitor for Electric Vehicle Applications (Guangdong University of Technology)

Minhao CHEN, “A Boost-Type 3-Level Inverter Based on Switched-Capacitor and PWM Algorithm for Electric Vehicle Applications (Guangdong University of Technology)


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