Sustainable Energy Systems and Opportunities for Power Electronics
Session A & B

Organizer: Sudip K. Mazumer 

Energy sustainability and sustainable energy systems are the basis of long-term sustenance of human existence, advancement, and prosperity, social equity and mobility, energy security and surety, and environmental sustenance. It is, therefore, incumbent on us – the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) – to play its part in making an attempt to explore, propose, pursue, and validate ideas that attempt to at least partly address and resolve these grand challenges using plurality of pathways that address plurality of issues ranging from economy of scale, universality, environmental compatibility, compactness and portability, energy surety and security to enhanced energy-conversion efficiency and efficacy. Overall, the main objective of this Special Session, championed by IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems (TC5), is to bring together the latest developments in inventions, innovations, and applications of power electronics for sustainable energy systems and energy sustainability. In that context, a further goal is to bring together leaders and experts in related areas to share their vision and expertise with the broad ECCE’20 audience. The goal is to have a series of invited presentations throughout a half-day event and intersperse them at regular intervals with questions from the target audience to create an engaging and exciting session.

Short Bio of Organizers:
Dr. Sudip K Mazumder is a Professor and the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems (LESES) at The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is a Fellow of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief at large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and also served as a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE. He also serves as the Chair for TC5 (IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems) and as a Member-at-Large and AdCoM Member for IEEE PELS. At UIC, he is also a University Scholar and a Distinguished Researcher. He also serves as the President of NextWatt LLC since 2008.

 Speakers and presentations:

  1. Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University, Denmark
    Design for Reliability in Renewable Energy Systems
  1. Liuchen Chang, University of New Brunswick, Canada
    Technology Roadmap of Power Electronics for Distributed Energy Resources
  1. Isik Kizilyalli, ARPA-E, USA
    Electrifying Innovations: Materials to Systems
  1. Feng Qui, Argonne National Lab, USA
    Resilient Power Systems with High Penetrations of Power Electronics Interfaced Renewable Generation
  1. Johann Kolar, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
    Experimental Analysis of 166 kW Medium-Frequency Medium-Voltage Air-Core Transformer
  1. Sudip K Mazumder, University of Illinois, USA
    Differential-Mode Converters
  1. Juan Balda, University of Arkansas, USA
    Design of High-Frequency Transformers for Power Electronic Converters
  1. Prasad Enjeti, Texas A&M University, USA
    Power Electronics Intelligence at the Network Edge (PINE) – to enable near 100% Solar Penetration in Distribution Grid