2021 Seminars

The ECE 590 I Seminars are held every Monday during the semester from 3 – 3:50 pm via Zoom. Click here to sign up for seminar email notifications!

Seminar Archives

FALL 2021 Schedule

SEPTEMBER 13: Isaac Lawanson, Reliability of Proposed Offshore Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Daniel Mulas Hernando, Economic Analysis of an Offshore Wind Farm Deploying the Proposed Direct-Drive Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generator / Video
SEPTEMBER 20: Joshua Feldman, CHEETA Year 2 Review, Thanatheepan Balachandran, Multiphysics Optimization of Rotating Cryogenic Machine Topologies for a Hydrogen-Powered, Electric Propulsion Commercial Aircraft / Video
SEPTEMBER 27: Shivang Agrawal, Modeling of Rotor Flux Barriers in a Brushless Doubly-Fed Reluctance Machine, Adriano Lima Abrantes, BESS Operational Flexibility Impacts in Grids with Integrated Renewable Resources / Video
OCTOBER 4: Jessica Boles, PhD candidate in the Power Electronics Research Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Exploring Power Conversion Based on Piezoelectrics: Converters, Components, and Capabilities / Video
OCTOBER 11: Peter Xiao, A Spoke-Supported Superconducting Rotor for Aircraft Propulsion, Abhiroop Chattopadhyay, Challenges in DER Deployment in Remote Electrification / Video
OCTOBER 25: Theodore Bohn, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Lab, Power Electronics and Power Systems State of the Industry for Megawatt Level Commercial Vehicle Charging / Video
NOVEMBER 1: Elie Libbos, Inverter Design Considerations in a Variable-Pole Induction Motor in Electric Vehicles, Debranjan Mukherjee, A Reduced-switch Multilevel Rectifier / Video
NOVEMBER 8: Dr. Dev Millstein, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Solar and Wind Grid System Value in the United States: The Effect of Transmission Congestion, Generation Profiles, and Curtailment / Video
NOVEMBER 15: Dr. Steven Pekarek, Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, The Use of Thevenin Equivalent Circuits to Model Coupled Common/Differential-Mode Behavior in Power Electronic Systems / Video
NOVEMBER 29: Wentao Jiang, Four-level Dual Active Bridge Converter for Data Center Applications, Niraja Swaminathan, High-Step-up-Ratio, High-Power DC-DC Converter and Its Control / Video
DECEMBER 6: T.G. Roberts, Voltage and Frequency Control for Grid-Forming Inverter-Based Microgrids / Video

SPRING 2021 Schedule

FEBRUARY 1: Prof. Peter Sauer
FEBRUARY 8: Prof. Arturo Suman Bretas, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, Smart Grid Cyber-Physical Security: Challenges in Real-Time System Monitoring
FEBRUARY 15: Asst. Prof. Richard Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Nonconvexity in Power System Optimization: Are Local Minima Really So Bad?
FEBRUARY 22: Assoc. Prof. Caleb Brooks, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Rethinking Nuclear Power: Small Systems, Big Potential
MARCH 1: Howard Learner, Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center, The Quiet Revolution in Clean Energy Technologies and Policy Drivers: Electricity Market Game-Changers and Climate
MARCH 8: Shivang Agrawal, Modeling of Rotor Flux-barriers in a Brushless Doubly-fed Reluctance Machine
MARCH 15: Dr. Baoyun Ge, Research Electrical Engineer at C-Motive Technologies, Inc., Towards High Torque Density Macro-Scale Electrostatic Machines: The Manufacturing, Modeling and Design Aspects
MARCH 22: Charles Murray, President and Co-Founder of Switched Source, Commercializing in Cleantech: Technical and Business Challenges Encountered in Bringing a New Hardware Technology out of the Lab and into the Field
MARCH 29: PECI Meeting
APRIL 5: Megan Culler, Security for Grid-Integrated Distributed Energy Resources
APRIL 19: John Reband, Power System Sizing and Analysis for Electric Aircraft Conceptual Design
APRIL 26: Wentao Jiang, Dual Active Bridge Converter with 4-level Flying Capacitor Inverter