Session Index

Lecture Sessions
Tuesday March 19, 2019 (08:30-12:00)

Hybrid DC-DC Converters  Chair: Pradeep Shenoy - Texas Instruments; Yan-Fei Liu - Queens University;

Power Converter Modeling and Simulation  Chair: Sara Ahmed - University of Texas at San Antonio; Jing Xu - ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center;

Photovoltaic Power Conversion Systems  Chair: Yongheng Yang - Aalborg University; Jian Sun - RPI;

Control of DC-DC Converters  Chair: Lucas Lu - GaN Systems; Chao Fei - Google;

Drives & Inverters: Topologies & Control  Chair: Arijit Banerjee - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Karthik Jayaraman - Dialog Semiconductor;

Devices and Components I  Chair: Alex Huang - Univ of Texas at Austin; Pete Losee - UnitedSiC;

Topologies for Grid-Tied Converters  Chair: Majid Pahlevani - University of Calgary; Suzan Eren - Queen's University;

WideBand Gap Applications  Chair: Pedro Alou - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid; Doug Osterhout - Google Power group;

Wednesday March 20, 2019 (08:30-10:10)

Converters for Data Centers  Chair: Xin Zhang - IBM; Robert Pilawa-Podgurski - University of California, Berkeley;

Power Device and Module Modeling  Chair: Sandeep Bala - ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center; Rolando Burgos - Virginia Tech;

Microgrids Applications  Chair: Zeng Liu - Xi’an Jiaotong University; Haoyu Wang - ShanghaiTech University;

Rectifiers for EV Charging  Chair: Yingying Kuai - Caterpillar Inc.; Arun K. Kadavelugu - ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center;

Inverter Modulation & Control Strategies  Chair: Poria Fajri - University of Nevada, Reno; Ali Bazzi - American University of Beirut/University of Connecticut;

Integration & EMI Considerations of Power Converters  Chair: Yu Du - ABB Inc.; Fred Weber - FTW, LLC;

Optimization of Wireless Power Transfer Systems  Chair: Khurram Afridi - Cornell University; Raghav Khanna - University of Toledo;

Medical/Computing/Lighting Applications  Chair: Ed Massey - Methode; Jeff L. Nilles - -;

Wednesday March 20, 2019 (14:00-17:30)

Single-Phase AC-DC Converters  Chair: Gerry Moschopoulos - Western University; Qiang Li - Virginia Tech;

Resonant DC-DC Converters  Chair: Cahit Gezgin - Infineon; Abey Mathew - IBM;

Wireless Power Transfer Applications  Chair: Sheldon Williamson - University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Faisal Khan - University of Missouri at Kansas City;

Control Strategies for Inverters and Motor Drives  Chair: Jaber Abu Qahouq - The University of Alabama;

Driving WBG devices  Chair: Alireza Dayerizadeh - NC State University; Dong Dong - Virginia Tech;

Drives & Inverters: Parameter Identification, Measurement & Diagnostics  Chair: Mehdi Farasat - Louisiana State University; Mithat Kisacikoglu - University of Alabama;

Diagnostic and Fault-Tolerant Control of Renewable Energy Systems  Chair: Fei Lu - Drexel University; Minjie Chen - Princeton University;

Transportation/Storage/Grid  Chair: Petar Grbović - University of Innsbruck; Tae Hong Kim - Huawei;

Thursday March 21, 2019 (08:30-11:15)

Multilevel and Multi-Phase AC-DC Converters  Chair: Daniel Costinett - University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Michael A. E. Andersen - Technical University of Denmark;

Magnetics Modeling, Design & Applications  Chair: Fang Luo - University of Arkansas; Shuo Wang - University of Florida;

Step-up DC-DC Converters  Chair: Gab-Su Seo - National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Wisam Moussa - Infineon;

Control Strategies for Improving Quality and Performance  Chair: Seungdeog Choi - Mississippi State University; Panagiotis Kakosimos - ABB AB Corporate Research;

SiC & GaN based Power Converters  Chair: Victor Veliadis - North Carolina State University; Qing Ye - Toshiba International corporation;

Magnetics optimization  Chair: Seungryul Moon - Nat'l Energy Technology Laboratory; Matthew Wilkowski - TBD;

Control Algorithms for Utility Interactive Systems  Chair: Praveen Jain - Queen's University; Xiongfei Wang - Aalborg University;

Wireless Power Transfer Design Techniques  Chair: Faisal Khan - University of Missouri at Kansas City; Wisam Alhoor - Dialog Semiconductor;

Thursday March 21, 2019 (13:45-17:00)

DC-DC Converter Applications  Chair: Olivier Trescases - University of Toronto; Zach Pan - ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center;

Soft Switching DC-DC Converters  Chair: Hanh-Phuc Le - University of Colorado at Boulder; Chenhao Nan - Google;

Power Electronics for Transportation  Chair: Omer Onar - Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Behrooz Mirafzal - Kansas State University;

Control Applications  Chair: Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia ; Weiming Zhang - SF Motors;

Faults and Dynamics in Grid-Tied Systems  Chair: Majid Pahlevani - University of Calgary; Xiaoqing Song - ABB;

Motor Drive Modulation & Control Strategies  Chair: Rakib Islam - Dura Automotive Systems; Zhe Zhang - Nexteer Automotive;

Power Converter Design for Renewable Energy Applications  Chair: Yinglai Xia - Texas Instruments; Ashish Kumar - Texas Instruments;

Industrial Applications  Chair: Aaron Xu - Google; Jesus Acero - Universidad de Zaragoza;

Poster Sessions
Thursday March 21, 2019 (11:15-13:45)

AC-DC Converters  Chair: Suzan Eren - Queen's University; Srdjan Lukic - NC State University;

DC-DC Converters I  Chair: Brad Lehman - Northeastern University; Tirthajyoti Sarkar - Onsemi;

DC-DC Converters II  Chair: Yuxiang Shi - ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center; Jaehoon Baek - Korea University of Technology & Education;

Utility Interactive Converters I  Chair: Ali Khajehoddin - University of Alberta; Po-Tai Cheng - National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan);

Utility Interactive Converters II  Chair: Jonathan Kimball - Missouri University of Science and Technology; Pritam Das - Binghamton University;

Inverters  Chair: Mehdi Farasat - Louisiana State University; Poria Fajri - University of Nevada, Reno;

Motor Drives  Chair: Rashmi Prasad - General Motors; Sangshin Kwak - Chung-Ang University;

Devices and Components II  Chair: Yam Siwakoti - University of Technology Sydney; Christina Dimarino - Virginia Tech;

Magnetic Components  Chair: Edward Herbert - Inventor; Sewan Choi - Seoul National Unversity of Science and Technology;

Power Converter Packaging and Reliability  Chair: Yuzhi Zhang - ABB U.S. Corporate Research Center; Yu Du - ABB Inc.;

Power Device and Magnetics Modeling  Chair: Hui Li - Florida State University; Ruxi Wang - GE Global Research;

Modeling and Simulation of Power Converters  Chair: Shilpa Marti - University of Texas at San Antonio; Babak Parkhideh - University of North Carolina - Charlotte;

Control  Chair: Martin Ordonez - The University of British Columbia ; Lucas Lu - GaN Systems;

Applications for Wireless Power Transfer  Chair: Brian Zahnstecher - Powerrox LLC; Sheldon Williamson - University of Ontario Institute of Technology;

Renewable Energy System  Chair: Serkan Dusmez - Texas Instruments; Saad Pervaiz - Texas Instruments;

Transportation Power Electronics  Chair: Hengzhao Yang - California State University Long Beach; John Vigars - Allegro MicroSystems;

Grid Applications  Chair: Lanhua Zhang - TI; Ko-Tae Lee - IBM;

Misc Application  Chair: Liang Jia - Google Power group; Yichao Tang - TI;