Session Index

Lecture Sessions
Tuesday March 06, 2018 (08:30-12:00)

Three-Phase AC-DC Converters  Chair: Haoyu Wang - ShanghaiTech University; Ruoyu Hou - GaN Systems Inc.;

Hybrid DC-DC Converters  Chair: Cahit Gezgin - Infineon; Pradeep Shenoy - TI;

Power Electronics for Utility Interface - Structures & Topologies  Chair: Tiefu Zhao - UNC Charlotte; Praveen Jain - Queen's University;

Faults in Electric Machines And Drives  Chair: Joshua Hawke - Naval Surface Warfare Center ; Siavash Pakdelian - University of Massachusetts at Lowell ;

Power Devices Modeling  Chair: Jin Wang - Ohio State University; Sara Ahmed - University of Texas at San Antonio;

Control of DC-DC Converters  Chair: Jaber Abu Qahouq - The University of Alabama; Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia;

Inverters for PV Systems  Chair: Afridi Khurram - University of Colorado Boulder; Hadi Marlek - Utah State University;

SMP Audio and Battery  Chair: Johan Strydom - TI;

Wednesday March 07, 2018 (08:30-10:10)

Resonant Converters  Chair: Jason Neely - Sandia National Laboratories; Veda Galigekere - Oak Ridge National Laboratory;

Power Electronics for Utility Interface - Power Quality & Harmonics  Chair: Davide Giacomini - Infineon Technologies; Alireza Bakhshai - Queen's University;

Control of Inverters and Drives II  Chair: Bulent Sarlioglu - University of Wisconsin at Madison; Omer Onar - Oak Ridge National Laboratory;

Magnetics  Chair: Matt Wilkowski - Intel; Jason Pries - Oak Ridge National Laboratory;

EMI Detection and Mitigation Methods  Chair: Lei Wang - Dell EMC; Jim Marinos - Payton;

Battery Systems  Chair: Robert Balog - Texas A&M University at Qatar; Reza Sharifi - TI;

Charging and Energy Storage Topics  Chair: Omer Onar - Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Yingying Kuai - Caterpillar Inc.;

New Technology  Chair: Indumini Ranmuthu - TI; Jeff Nilles - TI;

Wednesday March 07, 2018 (14:00-17:30)

Single-Phase AC-DC Converters  Chair: Gerry Moschopoulos - Western University;

Soft Switching Converters  Chair: Luke Jenkins - IBM; Aleksandar Prodic - University of Toronto;

Control of Inverters and Drives I  Chair: Thomas Gietzold - United Technologies Aerospace Systems; Ali Bazzi - UCONN;

GaN Device Opportunities and Challenges  Chair: Tim McDonald - Infineon Technologies; Xin Zhang - IBM;

Power Converter Modeling & Control  Chair: Sara Ahmed - University of Texas at San Antonio; Liming Liu - ABB Inc.;

Control Strategies for Inverters & Motor Drives  Chair: Jaber Abu Qahouq - The University of Alabama; Xiong Li - Texas Instrument;

Wireless Power Transfer Applications  Chair: Afridi Khurram - University of Colorado Boulder; Michael de Rooij - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation;

Photovotlaic & Grid Tie Systems  Chair: Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia; Veda Galigekere - Oak Ridge National Laboratory;

Thursday March 08, 2018 (08:30-11:20)

DC-DC Converter Applications  Chair: Olivier Trescases - University of Toronto; David Reusch - Efficient Power Conversion Corporation;

Switched And Synchronous Reluctance Motor Drives  Chair: Prerit Pramod - Nexteer Automotive; Rakib Islam - Nexteer Automotive;

Power Module Integration & Prognostics  Chair: Liming Liu - ABB Inc.; Zach Pan - ABB USCRC;

Power Quality Oriented Control  Chair: Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia; Serkan Dusmez - Texas Instruments;

Wireless Power Transfer for EV Applications  Chair: Raghav Khanna - University of Toledo; Sheldon Williamson - University of Ontario Institute of Technology;

Renewable Energy Topics  Chair: Katherine Kim - Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology; Haoyu Wang - ShanghaiTech University;

Conversion Systems for Electric Vehicles  Chair: Serkan Dusmez - Texas Instruments; Yongheng Yang - Aalborg University;

Grid applications  Chair: Mike Seeman - ETA power; Zhong Nie - SF Motors;

Thursday March 08, 2018 (14:00-17:30)

High Conversion Ratio Converters  Chair: Xin Zhang - IBM; Robert Pilawa - UC Berkeley;

Power Electronics for Utility Interface - Control  Chair: Yongheng Yang - Aalborg University; Majid Pahlevani - University of Calgary;

Multi-level Inverters and Converters  Chair: Scott Ramsay - DRS Consolidated Controls; Jeff Czapor - DRS Consolidated Controls;

Opportunities and Challenges of SiC & Si Devices  Chair: Douglas Hopkins - North Carolina State University; Jean-Luc Schanen - Grenoble Institute of Technology;

Magnetics Modeling Design & Applications  Chair: Rolando Burgos - Virginia Tech; Sandeep Bala - ABB Inc. USCRC;

Control Application  Chair: Seungdeog Choi - The University of Akron; Shamim Choudhury - Texas Instrument;

Renewable Energy Converter Topologies  Chair: Jin Wang - Ohio State University; Akshay Rathore - Concordia University;

Industrial Applications  Chair: Jim Moss - TI; Lanhua Zhang - Texas Instruments;

Poster Sessions
Thursday March 08, 2018 (11:30-14:00)

AC-DC Converters  Chair: Davide Giacomini - Infineon Technologies;

Miscellaneous Topics in DC-DC Converters I  Chair: Chenhao Nan - Google; Robert Pilawa - UC Berkeley;

Miscellaneous Topics in DC-DC Converters II  Chair: Abhijit Pathak - Infineon HiRel;

Power Electronics for Utility Interface I  Chair: Majid Pahlevani - University of Calgary; Ali Khajehoddin - University of Alberta;

Power Electronics for Utility Interface II  Chair: Alireza Bakhshai - Queen's University; Xiong Li - Texas Instrument;

Controls & Diagnostics of Inverters & Drives  Chair: Ali Bazzi - UCONN; Rakib Islam - Nexteer Automotive;

Inverter Topologies  Chair: Ali Khajehoddin - University of Alberta; Mahshid Amirabadi - Northeastern University ;

Magnetics and Capacitors  Chair: Edward Herbert - PSMA; Stephan Carlsen - Raytheon Co;

Power Devices  Chair: Hui Li - Florida State University;

Device Reliability  Chair: Dong Cao - North Dakota State University; Christina Dimarino - Virginia Tech;

Power Module Packaging, Thermal & Application  Chair: John Vigars - Allegro Microsystems; Yuxiang Shi - ABB USCRC;

Power Devices Modeling & Simulation  Chair: Marco Meola - Integrated Device Technology;

Modeling and Simulation of Power Converters  Chair: Babak Parkhideh - University of North Carolina Charlotte; Hui Li - Florida State University;

Control I  Chair: Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia; Fang Luo - University of Arkansas;

Control II  Chair: Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia;

Wireless Power Transfer  Chair: Brian Zahnstecher - PowerRox; Sheldon Williamson - University of Ontario Institute of Technology;

Wind And Solar Power  Chair: Jason Pries - Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Sara Ahmed - University of Texas at San Antonio;

Microgrids and Grid Connect  Chair: Yingying Kuai - Caterpillar Inc.; Alexis Kwasinski - University of Pittsburgh;

Renewable Energy Systems  Chair: Seungdeog Choi - The University of Akron; Ruoyu Hou - GaN Systems Inc.;

Transportation Power Electronics  Chair: Somasundaram Essakiappan - The University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Ralph Taylor - Delphi Automotive;

LED Applications  Chair: Jim Spangler - Spangler Protype Inc;

Industrial and Grid Applications  Chair: Yogesh Ramadass - TI;

Switchmode Power Supply & Battery Applications  Chair: Sombuddha Chakraboty - TI;