Luminaries Special Sessions

Attention all Alumni, Students and Industry! You are invited to a momentous occasion at IEEE ECCE 2023! Join us for an exclusive series of special sessions dedicated to honoring the contributions of two esteemed scholars in the field of power electronics:

  • Professor Fred C. Lee, Founder of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech.
  • Professor Thomas M. Jahns, previous Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Save the date for this extraordinary gathering of distinguished scholars, researchers, and industry leaders from around the globe as we come together to acknowledge the profound legacy of Prof. Lee and Prof. Jahns. This unique opportunity offers a chance to learn from their experiences, celebrate their remarkable achievements, and engage in discussions about future trends in this dynamic domain. Your presence will be highly valued as we commemorate the outstanding contributions of these esteemed scholars.

We invite companies whose work has been influenced by these two luminaires to showcase their work at the ECCE expo. The expo will be open all day on Tuesday with opportunities to network, leading directly into these special sessions upon the closure of the expo. Contact if you are interested in reserving a booth or bringing in equipment.

These two special sessions will be held concurrently on Tuesday evening October 31st, following the closure of the expo. The sessions will open with a light networking reception to be followed by the opportunity to enjoy the special session.
Read below for the full list of special sessions planned for ECCE 2023.

Prof. Fred C. Lee’s Session Information

  • Event Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET
  • Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Venue: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Room: 209

Prof. Thomas M. Jahns Session Information

  • Event Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET
  • Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
  • Venue: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Room: 207

Prof. Fred C. Lee

Founder of Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Tech

Prof. Thomas M. Jahns

Previous Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Working Draft Version: 10/13/2023. The next version will be released around 10/20/2023.

Special Sessions List

Special sessions are planned throughout the conference program. These 100 minute sessions are organized by industry experts in industry and academia and focus on specific trending topics. The format is often in a panel or individual presentation style with a moderator.

  • Bidirectional Switches are Coming. Are You Ready?
  • Specific Electrification Challenges and Potential Solutions for Various Transportation Industries
  • Battery Tech vs. Charging Infrastructure: Driving towards a sustainable e-mobility future
  • Transient and Dynamic Modeling and Control of Large-Scale, Resilient Distribution Systems with High Penetration of Inverter-based Distributed Energy Resources and Loads
  • Smart Inverter Security and Resilience by Design: Industry Best Practices, Standard and Security Certification, and Research
  • Introduction to Futuristic Grid Architectures: Solid State Power Substation (SSPS)
  • Grid-Interactive Power Converters – Technological Advancements and Opportunities
  • The Role of Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation in the Successful Rollout of New Power Electronics Solutions
  • Unlocking the Potential of HVDC Technology for Future Grids
  • All-DC Wind Generation Systems: High-Voltage Wind Turbine Conversion, MVDC Collector and HVDC Transmission Grid Technologies
  • Emerging Applications of Inductive Power Transfer Technology
  • Powering the Blue Economy: An Emerging Time for Wave, Hydro, and Current Energy
  • Intelligence and Digitalization in Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Transmission Expansion Planning Models for Offshore Wind Energy in the U.S.
  • Wide-Bandgap Technologies: Reliability, Developments and Next Challenges
  • Ultra Wide Band Gap (UWBG) semiconductors: status and potentialities for power electronics
  • Future of Electric Machines Design Materials Advancement
  • Future of Electric Machines Design-Computational Advancements
  • Future of EM Design-Manufacturing Advancements
  • Advancements in wide band gap technolgies
  • Design Automation for Power Electronics – from Device to Systems Design, Verification and Certification
  • High-Performance Electric Motors and Power Electronics for On- and Off-Road Electric Vehicles
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Aviation Electrification and ARPA-E Aviation-class Synergistically Cooled Electric-Motors with Integrated Drives program (ASCEND)
  • Finger on the Pulse: Sustainable & Robust Data Centers

Conference Program
Nashville, TN | Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2023

IEEE Power Electronics Society
IEEE Induståçry Applications Society