Session Index

Lecture Sessions
Tuesday March 28, 2017 (08:30-12:00)

Soft-switching DC-DC Converters  Chair: Khurram Afridi - University of Colorado Boulder; Pradeep Shenoy - Texas Instruments;

AC-DC Converters I  Chair: Gerry Moschopoulos - Western University;

Multilevel Converters for Utility Applications  Chair: Yunwei Li - University of Alberta;

Control of Motor Drives I  Chair: Julia Zhang - Oregon State University;

Power Device Performance & Gate Drivers  Chair: Arun Kadavelugu - ABB Inc.; Qiang Li - Virginia Tech;

Control of DC-DC Converters  Chair: Jaber Abu Qahouq - The University of Alabama; Hrishikesh Nene - Texas Isntruments;

Converters for Renewable Energy  Chair: Xiong Li - Texas Instruments;

Lower Power Applications  Chair: Olivier Trescases - University of Toronto; Jeff Nilles - Texas Instruments;

Wednesday March 29, 2017 (08:30-10:10)

High Power AC-DC Converters  Chair: Davide Giacomini - Infineon Technologies; Xin Zhang - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center;

Non-isolated DC-DC Converters  Chair: Cahit Gezgin - Infineon Technologies; Ayman Fayed - The Ohio State University;

Power Converter Topologies  Chair: Liming Liu - ABB USCRC; Frede Blaabjerg - Aalborg University;

Power Device Reliability  Chair: Tim McDonald - Infineon; Rolando Burgos - Virginia Tech;

Design Optimization for High Reliability  Chair: John Vigars - Allegro Microsystems; Ernie Parker - Crane Aerospace & Electronics;

Reliability  Chair: Jim Marinos - Payton America Inc.;

Batteries for Renewable Energy  Chair: Haoyu Wang - ShanghaiTech University;

LED Applications  Chair: Jim Spangler; Sombuddha Chakraborty - Texas Instruments;

Wednesday March 29, 2017 (14:00-17:30)

High Frequency DC-DC Converters  Chair: Olivier Trescases - University of Toronto; Xin Zhang - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center;

Magnetics  Chair: Stephan Carlsen - Raytheon Co; Matt Wilkowski - Altera;

Multilevel Converters  Chair: Suman Debnath - Oak Ridge national Lab;

Grid-Connected Inverter Control  Chair: Ali Khajehoddin - University of Alberta; Babak Parkhideh - University of North Carolina Charlotte;

Device Modeling & Simulation  Chair: Marco Meola - Integrated Device Technology; Hadi Malek - Ford Motor;

Control Strategies for Inverters & Motor Drives  Chair: Bilal Akin - University of Texas at Dallas; Serkan Dusmez - Texas Instruments Inc.;

Renewable Energy System Considerations  Chair: Xiong Li - Texas Instruments;

Medium/High Power Applications  Chair: Kent Wanner - John Deere; Serkan Dusmez - Texas Instruments Inc.;

Thursday March 30, 2017 (08:30-11:20)

DC-DC Converter Applications  Chair: Hoi Lee - UT Dallas; Lingxiao Xue - Navitas Semi;

Renewable Energy Using Advanced Devices  Chair: Laszlo Balogh - On Semi;

Power Modules  Chair: Douglas Hopkins - north carolina state university; Jared Hornberger - Wolfspeed;

Packaging Innovation for High Reliability  Chair: John Vigars - Allegro Microsystems; Ernie Parker - Crane Aerospace & Electronics;

Systems & Components Modeling & Simulation  Chair: Martin Ordonez - University of British Columbia; Marco Meola - Integrated Device Technology;

Control of Motor Drives II  Chair: Bulent Sarlioglu - University of Wisconsin-Madison; Ali Bazzi - University of Connecticut;

DC-DC Conversion & Other Transportation Applications  Chair: Kent Wanner - John Deere;

Power Electronic Applications  Chair: Mike Seeman - Eta One Power; Hanh-Phuc Le - CU Boulder;

Thursday March 30, 2017 (14:00-17:30)

Active Var & Harmonic Compensation  Chair: Yunwei Li - University of Alberta; Martin Ordonez - University of British Columbia;

DC-DC Converter Control Methods  Chair: Jason Stauth - Dartmouth; David Reusch - EPC;

Control Strategies for Power Converters  Chair: Hui Li - Florida State University;

Converter Modeling & Analysis  Chair: Chris Bridge - SIMPLIS Technologies, Inc.; Sheldon Williamson - UOIT;

Control Applications  Chair: Bilal Akin - University of Texas at Dallas; Jaber Abu Qahouq - The University of Alabama;

Grid-Tied Renewable Energy  Chair: Xiaoqiang Guo - Yanshan University;

High Power Charging & Control Technology for Vehicular Power Systems  Chair: John Vigars - Allegro Microsystems; Yingying Kuai - Caterpillar Inc.;

Wireless Power Applications  Chair: Indumini Ranmuthu - Texas Instruments; Olivier Trescases - University of Toronto;

Poster Sessions
Thursday March 30, 2017 (11:30-14:00)

AC-DC Converters II  Chair: Haihua Zhou - Infineon;

Miscellaneous Topics in DC-DC Converters I  Chair: Liming Liu - ABB USCRC;

Miscellaneous Topics in DC-DC Converters II  Chair: Khurram Afridi - University of Colorado Boulder;

Power Electronics for Utility Interface  Chair: Ali Khajehoddin - University of Alberta;

Operation & Control of Motor Drives  Chair: Yilmaz Sozer - University of Akron;

Converter Topologies & Control  Chair: Zheyu Zhang - UTK; Robert Balog - Texas A&M University;

Devices & Reliability  Chair: Yvan Avenas - Univ Grenoble Alps; Christina Dimarino - Virginia Tech;

Devices & Components  Chair: Jean-Luc Schanen - Univ Grenoble Alps; Dong Cao - North Dakota State University;

Magnetic Components  Chair: Stephan Carlsen - Raytheon Co; Edward Herbert - PSMA;

Packaging & Design Optimization  Chair: Ernie Parker - Crane Aerospace & Electronics; John Vigars - Allegro Microsystems;

Component Modeling & Simulation  Chair: Fei Gao - UTBM;

Modeling and Analysis of Circuits & Systems  Chair: None

Control for Power Electronics & Energy Systems  Chair: Hrishikesh Nene - Texas Isntruments; Indumini Ranmuthu - Texas Instruments;

DC Renewable Energy  Chair: Xiaoqiang Guo - Yanshan University;

AC Renewable Energy  Chair: Haoyu Wang - ShanghaiTech University;

Transportation Power Electronics  Chair: Hadi Malek - Ford Motor;

AC-DC, DC-AC, Grid and LED Applications  Chair: Jim Moss - Texas Instruments;

Power Electronics Applications  Chair: Hoi Lee - UT Dallas; Yingying Kuai - Caterpillar Inc.;