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2017 IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research Technology Conference

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

July 31st, 2017 is the last day for paper submission.


IEEE Industry Application Society Distinguished Lecture

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Speaker: Prof. Akshay Kumar Rathore, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Lecturer Topic: Snubberless Naturally Clamped Soft-switching Bidirectional Current-fed Converters
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM, June 30, 2017
Venue: Niskayuna Public Library
Abstract: Current-fed power electronic systems have been demonstrated and justified for high voltage gain and high current applications. Current-fed converters offer inherent short circuit protection and voltage amplification. The major challenge in current-fed is high voltage spike/overshoot across the semiconductor devices at turn-off. It needs additional snubber circuits reducing power density, efficiency, as well as boost capacity. A new class of advanced current-fed converters is introduced with novel modulation technique to achieve soft-commutation and natural voltage clamping of the devices without external snubber circuit making it snubberless. Soft-switching of all semiconductor devices is achieved and maintained over wide variation in source voltage and power inherently. Similarly, the attributes of natural device voltage clamping and soft-commutation are also maintained. As additional measures, proposed topologies report negligible circulating current that results in higher efficiency with source variability, reduced peak current stress across the components and requires low kVA rating devices and magnetics. Major applications include interfacing low voltage dc and high voltage dc grids in a microgrid, renewable energy integration, energy storage, and electric transportation.

LEED Green Associate Training – 5 PDHs

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

February 21, 2017 11:30am-5:00pm

NYSSPE/ECA Building, 6 Airline Dr., Albany, NY 12205

See details here.

February 8-9, 2017 – Smart Lighting Event, Troy, NY

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: February 8-9, 2017

 8th Annual Industry – Academia Days

Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications Research

Hilton Garden Inn & RPI  Campus, Troy, NY

Come meet the global leaders in Advanced Lighting Systems and Research.  Listen and learn about the latest trends and technological advancements and developments in reimagining lighting systems for:

  • Immersive Environments
  • Lighting & Building Management Integration
  • Human Centric Lighting
  • Controlled Environment Agriculture
  • LiFi (aka Visible Light Communications)

This is the future of lighting and it will change the way you live, work, eat and communicate.

To learn more about the full range of research activities at the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications, please visit our website at For conference information contact Silvia Mioc, Director of Industrial Collaborations & Innovation,

The sponsor is offering $100 off to IEEE members. To receive a $100 discount code, email Dr. Mioc ( and mention you are an IEEE member.

Visit LESA 8th-annual-industry-academia-days web for updates.