IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference
Long Beach, CA

2012 IEEE Green Energy Conference

The IEEE Systems Council, Coastal Los Angeles Section, is committed to fostering idea exchanges for green energy production, smart power transmission, distribution, and usages in homes, businesses, and vehicles.

This year’s theme:

“IEEE 2012 Green Energy Forum/Workshop: Renewable Energy and Micro-Grid Applications”

Monday, November 19th, 2012

8:30AM – 4:30PM

The Pointe (Pyramid) @ California State University, Long Beach

 If you would like to participate, suggest a speaker, or become part of the Steering Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Speakers from academia and industry will address these topics in terms of fundamental/applied research and applications for products.  Please take a look at the left column to see overviews of our previous symposiums.

-2012 Steering Committee


*Agenda is subject to changes

Morning Session: Renewable Energy Production
8:30 – 9:00      Registration
9:00 – 10:00    Keynote Speaker: Mr. John Geesman, Presiding Member of California   Energy Commission Renewables Committee, 2002 to 2008, 「Southern California’s   Electricity System:  One Tough Decade Coming At Us」
10:00 – 10:30  Dr. Abas Goodarzi, President of US Hybrid Corporation, “Green and Efficient Transportation Planning”
10:30 – 11:00   Break
11:00 – 11: 30   Mr. Behzad Eghtesady, Chief Electrical Engineer, City of Los Angeles, Department    Building and Safety, 「What are the basic electrical safety issues and remedies in   solar photovoltaic installations?」
11:30 – 12:00   Dr. Greg Smedley, 「Power Converters that Enable Buildings to Support the Grid」
12:00 – 12:30      Lunch
12:30 – 1:00  Lunch Panel Discussion (Mr. Behzad Eghtesady, Dr. Greg Smedley, Dr. Charlie Chu)
Afternoon Workshop:  Solar Power and Application
1:00 – 2:20     Dr. Charlie Chu, 「Solar Power and Its Applications, Part I」
2:20 – 2:40     Break
2:40 – 4:00     Dr. Charlie Chu, 「Solar Power and Its Applications, Part II」
4:00 – 4:10     Award for Student Post Session Closing Remark
4:00 – 5:00    IEEE Women In Engineering: Ice Cream Social

* Poster Session will be open all day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)



  • Conference Chair: Henry Yeh
  • Program: Henry Yeh
  • Secretary: Duc Tran and Sandra Hernandez
  • Finance/Treasurer: I-Hung Khoo
  • Website/Registration/Publicity Flyer: Roger C. LoI-Hung Khoo, and Sandra Hernandez
  • On-site Registration: Carlos Agustin, Peter Flores, Sandra Hernandez
  • Advertising Committee: Sepideh Faraji
  • Flyer/Certificate Preparation: Roger C. Lo
  • Student Poster Session: Sergio Mendez and Gregory W. Smith
  • Publications (Program) and Exhibitions: Henry Yeh
  • Conference Center Reservation and Food: Sergio Mendez, Mohammad Mozumdar
  • Fund Raising: Henry Yeh
  • Speakers Invitation: Henry Yeh
  • Ad Hoc Committee: Gregory W. Smith, C.S. Tsang, Hassan Mohamed-Nour, and Mohammad Mozumdar


All students are encouraged to participate in the Student Poster Session !!! 

Submit a poster of your project related to renewable energy or electrical vehicles to win.  There are multiple awards. The PowerPoint slide for poster presentation should be uploaded (or provided) as a record one day before the Workshop.

Date: November 19th, 2012

Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Location: The Pointe at Walter Pyramid, California State University, Long Beach

To submit an abstract please fill out the form here: Student Poster Submission Form.
To submit your poster slide, please upload it here: Google Drive
Corporate Sponsorship (Gold):
• Boeing
• US Hybrid Corporation
Professional Society Sponsorship:
• IEEE Coast LA Section
• AIChE LA Section
• ASME LA Section
• College of Engineering, CSULB
• IEEE and AIChe CSULB Student Branches
• Student Career and Development Center, CSULBPRESENTATION SLIDES

Mr. John Geesman

Dr. Abas Goodarzi

Mr. Behzad Eghtesady

Dr. Greg Smedley

Dr. Charlie Ch




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