Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, USA
June 28, 9:20 am, Auditorium EL5
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Dr. Tan is Fellow and Power Products Manager with NGAS. He earned his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology and is IEEE Fellow.
“A renowned world expert” in power electronics and energy systems, he is also known for his dual industry and academia careers as a chief technologist and a guest professor. He, together with his colleagues, has achieved many high-impact industry firsts with unparalleled performances, including resilient dc macro-grid, adiabatic power with record efficiency, highest precision pointing accuracy, lowest temperature cryogenic cooling for ultra low noise instrument, and highest beam quality in laser. He is a frequent keynote speaker and the principal author for more than 100 papers and presentations. His research has attracted more than $30M funding.
His recent recognitions include NGAS Engineering Choice Award for Innovation (2013, second place), NGAS Distinguished Engineer (2011), CIE USA Asian American Engineer of the Year Award (2010), AIAA Space System Award (2008), JANNAF Outstanding Achievement Award in Spacecraft Propulsion (2007), and NGST Distinguished Patent Award and President’s Award for Innovation (both in 2002). His double forward technology was licensed to a major telecommunications company.
He has been providing many IEEE and PELS leadership and services, including Member of the IEEE Board of Directors (2017 – 2018), Division II Director-Elect (2016), PELS Nomination Committee Chair (2015 – 2016), EiC (founding) of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (2013 – present), PELS President (2013 – 2014), PELS Vice President for Operations (2009 – 2012), Guest EiC, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (2011), Guest EiC IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (2012), Member of IEE PELS Fellow Committee (2010 – 2013), PELS AdCom Member at Large (2005 – 2009), PELS Vice President for Meetings (2001 – 2004), and Associated Editor for IEEE Transactions on power Electronics (1996-2000)
Huntington Ingalls Industries, USA
June 28, 10:20 am, Auditorium EL5
Dr. Mohamed Belkhayat is currently a principal scientist with Huntington Ingalls Industries serving as a power and energy subject matter expert. He has been working in the field for over 25 years. He obtained his EE and Energy Systems Ph. D. from Purdue University in 1997. Dr. Belkhayat developed novel stability criteria and analysis techniques that have been actively studied and utilized in the power electronics research community and industry. He also holds several patents in the field and has published numerous papers on the stability of integrated DC and AC power systems. His research spans a wide range of energy sources, including nuclear, hydrocarbon, wind, solar, and sea waves. He also researched various conversion processes including thermo-photovoltaics, high voltage power electronics, and rotating machinery. He developed models for advanced multiphase rotating machinery as well as static multilevel power converters. Dr. Belkhayat also taught for over six years, energy conversion, controls, and modeling and simulation of power electronics systems at George Washington University, the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey California, and at Qatar University.
SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
June 29, 8:30 am, Auditorium EL5
- Parameters for behavioral characterization of components: admittance parameters, scattering parameters, voltage transfers.
- Obtaining behavioral descriptions by calculations or measurements.
- Methods for extracting rational function-based models from behavioral descriptions, on pole-residue and state-space forms. Vector fitting, passivity assessment/enforcement. Interacting and non-interacting models.
- Methods for inclusion of models in circuit simulators.
- Application to modeling of transformers, sub-systems and cables.
- Application to power electronics components.
The University of Toronto, Canada
June 30, 8:30 am, Auditorium EL5
Prof. Prodic obtained his Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Novi Sad (Serbia) in 1994 and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Colorado Power Electronics Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 2003 he joined the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where, in 2004, he formed Laboratory for Power Management and Integrated Switch-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS). Prof. Prodic’s general research interest is Power Electronics. Specific research interests include practical advanced control methods for power electronics, converter topologies, mixed-signal IC design for power electronics, low-power high-frequency switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) and power management systems. The applications of interest range from on-chip power supplies for portable devices to power management systems in vehicles. His research also covers use of power electronics in biomedical applications. In this area he has published more than 80 research papers. His research also resulted in more than 20 patents and patent applications, many of them have become commercial products.
Abstract: The lecture will start with a brief review of mixed-signal (digital) controllers that have pushed performance of switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) to their limit. Then, several new hybrid topologies (combining switched-capacitive SC and inductive energy processing will be presented. In this part, new control challenges related to regulation of the hybrid topologies will also be addressed. In the last part, several controllers offering possible solutions for the design challenges will be shown.