Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer, kVA
Bio: Agish George is a Functional Safety Certified Automotive Engineer and has a Computer Science and Engineering background. At kVA he works with clients to support their needs in functional safety for various products. Prior to joining kVA in early 2015, he worked at Bosch for almost 14 years in the area of Engine Management systems. Agish George is a member of SAE and has authored a paper on “Writing Good Technical Safety requirements” for ISO26262.
Market Development Manager for Real-Time Test of Power Electronics and Power Systems , National Instruments
Bio: Ben Black is Market Development Manager for Real-Time Test of Power Electronics and Power Systems at National Instruments and a Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his Ph.D. in 2007 from the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. From 2007 through 2012, he worked as a System Engineer at National Instruments focusing on advanced control and advanced simulation projects. He has worked on interesting projects that have been as mission critical as a three-phase inverter controller for generating a micro-grid or an FPGA-based simulation of a PMSM. He also dedicates a significant amount of time to volunteer as an Executive Committee Member of the Central Texas First Lego League.
Application Engineer, MathWorks
Bio: Dakai Hu is an Application Engineer at MathWorks supporting customers adopting Model-Based Design related to motor and power controls. Prior to joining the MathWorks, Dakai worked for Emerson Network Power on the controller design of 400KVA to 1600 KVA Uninterruptible Power Supplies. Dakai received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Ohio State University. While studying at OSU, he published 5 first-author conference and journal papers, with topics related to motor control and Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation designs.
Director, Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory, University of Maryland
Bio: Alireza Khaligh is the Director of Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) in the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). He is an author/coauthor of over 130 refereed journal and conference papers mainly focused on integrated and highly efficient power electronics interfaces for transportation electrification. Dr. Khaligh is the recipient of various awards and recognitions including the 2015 Inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from ISR at UMCP, the 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the ECE Department of UMCP, three (2015, 2013, 2012) Best Vehicular Electronics Paper Awards from the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, and 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Dr. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC). He is the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC).
Vice President, PCKA
Bio: Jason R. Wells (S’00–M’06–SM’11) received the B.S. degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000 and the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 2000, 2003, and 2006, respectively. He is currently the Vice President of PC Krause and Associates, Inc. (PCKA), where he has worked since 2005. In this position, he serves as principal investigator and technical lead of numerous research and development efforts including both simulation software development and modeling, simulation, analysis, and design (MSA&D) related to More Electric Aircraft (MEA) power and distribution systems (PDS), with emphasis on power electronics and machines. In the software development role, he was a primary contributor to the next generation Automated State Model Generation for Simulink toolbox for the simulation of power electronic switched systems. In the MSA&D role, he has worked on projects spanning energy storage (batteries, capacitors, etc.), energy management (bidirectional dc-dc converters, inverters, electrical accumulators, etc.), sources (many types of electrical generators) and loads (electromechanical actuators, electro-hydraulic actuators, test load banks, etc.). His work on electrical accumulator technology was recognized as a U.S. Air Force Technology Milestone in 2010.
Dr. Joachim Kupe
Director, Advanced Systems Engineering, Cummins
Bio: Dr. Joachim Kupe has over 25 years of experience in engine management systems, exhaust aftertreatment, sensors, valvetrain products, electric motors, power electronics, energy storage systems, hybrid powertrains, and automotive component and systems development. He started his career in 1988 at the GM Technical Center in Luxembourg (Europe), where he worked for almost 10 years prior to moving to the US in 1997. He has held multiple leadership positions both at GM and later at Delphi, after the Delphi spin off from GM. He was Chief Engineer-Advanced Powertrain Technology at Delphi when he joined Cummins Inc. in October 2011 as Director – Advanced Systems Engineering. He is leading the efforts in advanced hybrid and electrification technologies, focusing lately on Energy Storage Systems. Dr. Kupe has a Doctorate Degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Technical University Aachen, Germany. He has been invited more than 10 times as key notes lecturer on powertrain, exhaust aftertreatment and vehicle electrification. He has more than 20 papers published, 23 patents awarded, with several pending, and one defensive publication. He is an inductee of the Delphi Hall of Fame and received the “National Black Engineer of the Year Award for Outstanding Technical Contribution” in 2009. He is fluent in English, German and French.
Dr. John Miller
Sr. Scientist and Technical Advisor, Momentum Dynamics, INC
Bio: Dr. John M. Miller is owner and founder of J-N-J Miller Design Services PLLC, which was established in 2002 to provide professional consulting in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion systems, electrochemical energy storage systems, vehicle electrification, and wireless charging. He has over 39 years of experience in electrical engineering across various industries that include automotive electrical systems, electric traction drive systems, aerospace/military guidance systems, white goods microprocessor control, and electrical practice in residential/commercial/industrial installations. In 2014, he joined Momentum Dynamics Technical Advisory Board as senior scientist working on wireless power transfer for heavy duty vehicles. His previous work experience includes Distinguished R&D Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he held positions as Director of the Power Electronics and Electric Power Systems Research Center, and served as Program Manager of the DoE Vehicular Technologies subprogram APEEM. Prior to ORNL, Dr. Miller held various engineering and senior management positions at Maxwell Technologies, Ford Motor Company, and Texas Instruments. He has published several books and over 150 technical papers. He holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, M.S.E.E. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the IEEE and Fellow of the SAE and a registered professional engineer in Michigan and in Texas.
Dr. Konstantinos Laskaris
Traction Motor System Architect, Tesla Motors
Bio: Dr. Konstantinos Laskaris was born in Athens, Greece in 1978. He received his diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technological University of Athens (NTUA), Greece, in 2002, his master’s degree in Signal Processing from the Imperial College London, UK, in 2002, and his PhD in “Electric motor geometry optimization for variable speed drives” from the NTUA, Greece in 2011. Since 2012, Dr. Konstantinos Laskaris is the Principal Motor Designer at Tesla Motors, located in Silicon Valley, California, where he leads a team of motor design engineers. His research interests include parametric design and loss modeling of synchronous and asynchronous machines using finite element analysis, as well as development of multi-objective optimization methods using supercomputers. Dr. Laskaris has also worked in education, as a laboratory partner in NTUA, teaching the science of electric machines and has been co-founder of the “Prometheus” team in NTUA, which participates in fuel economy contests and holds the Panhellenic fuel consumption record today.
General Chair ITEC’17, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bio: Omer C. Onar is an R&D staff and Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow at the Power Electronics Team at the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, in July 2010. He received the Alvin M. Weinberg Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he joined the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, he has been working on advanced power electronics and electric drives, renewable energies, energy storage systems, wireless power transfer systems, and grid applications. He is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.
Dr. Peter Friedrichs
Senior Director Wide band gap, Infineon Technologies
Bio: Dr. Peter Friedrichs was born in 1968 in Aschersleben, Germany. After achieving his Dipl.-Ing. in microelectronics from the Technical University of Bratislava in 1993, he started a Ph.D work at the Fraunhofer Institut FhG-IIS-B in Erlangen. In 1996 he joined the Corporate Research of the Siemens AG and was involved in the development of power switching devices on SiC, mainly power MOSFETs and vertical junction FETs. Peter Friedrichs joined SiCED GmbH & Co. KG, a company being a joint venture of Siemens and Infineon and originated from the former Siemens research group, on March the 1st, 2000. Since July 2004 he was the managing director of SiCED, responsible for all technical issues. After the integration of SiCED’s activities into Infineon he joined Infineon as Senior Director Silicon Carbide from April 1st, 2011.
Dr. Seung-Ki Sul
Professor at Seul University, Acting Technical Consultant for Vehicle Division, LG Electronics Co., Seul University
Bio: Dr. Seung-Ki Sul received the B.S., M.S., and Ph D. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul Korea, in 1980, 1983, and 1986, respectively. From 1986 to 1988, he was an Associate Researcher with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Principal Research Engineer with LG Industrial Systems Company, Korea. Since 1991, he as been a member of faculty in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, where he is currently a Professor. He has been an IEEE fellow since 2000. He published more than 140 most IEEE reviewed journal papers and a total of more than 330 international conference papers in the area of power electronics. He was the program chair of IEEE PESC '06 and general chair of IEEE ECCE-Asia, ICPE, 2011. He holds 14 U.S. Patents, 7 Japanese Patents, 11 Korean patents, and granted 38 Ph. Ds under his supervision. Some of his former Ph.D. students are working in worldwide major automotive industry. For 2015 he served as the president of Korea Institue of Power Electronics. On his sabbatical leave, his now working for LG Electronics (LGE) at Michigan Troy office as technical expert for vehicle business unit of LGE. His current research interests include control of electrical machines, electric power train of electric/hybrid vehicles and ships.
Dr. Silva Hiti
Senior Director, Powertrain Engineering, Faraday Future, INC
Bio: Silva Hiti holds a PhD degree in Power Electronics from Virginia Tech. From 1995 to 2014, she was with Hughes and General Motors Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Torrance, California where she worked on electrification of GM’s vehicles. She was a Technical Fellow of GM, and led development of power conversion control algorithms for electric drives used in GM’s electric and hybrid-electric vehicles including EV1 and Chevy Volt. She is the co-author of more than 80 US patents. Since September 2014, she has been with Faraday & Future, Inc., a start-up company aimed at developing fully-electric vehicles offering smart and seamless connectivity to the outside world. She is currently Senior Director for Powertrain Engineering, and is leading the development of electric powertrain components and powertrain controls.
Dr. Voiko Loukanov
Founder and CEO, D&V Electronics
Bio: Dr. Voiko Loukanov is an innovative and successful entrepreneur with broad technical expertise resulting from over 30 years of in-depth experience in research, development and engineering. He is the founder and president of D&V Electronics, the first company to develop rotating electrical test equipment utilizing signature analysis combined with non-supervised learning capability. D&V Electronics designs and manufactures leading edge test systems for laboratory, endurance and production. These systems are utilized for EV/HEV motors, EV/HEV inverters, battery packs, integrated and belted start/stop starter/generators, as well as starters, alternators and their components. Since the founding in 1997, Dr. Loukanov has led D&V Electronics to continuously pioneer innovation and development of scientific testing technologies and expanded D&V Electronics to a test equipment company servicing thousands of customers in over 90 countries. Before founding D&V Electronics, Dr. Loukanov worked at Dixie Electric. He was also an associate professor at the Technical University Sofia in Bulgaria. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technical University Sofia in 1983 and 1993, respectively. He has over 30 publications in the field of signal processing, testing methods and modeling.
Dr. Waleed M. Said
Sr. Fellow and Power Electronics Discipline Lead, UTC Aerospace Systems Corporation
Bio: Waleed is a Sr. Fellow and the Power Electronics Discipline Lead at UTC Aerospace Systems Corporation. Waleed worked in the aerospace industry for almost all his career starting in the mid 80’s leading to the successful development, qualification and certification of power electronics based systems on a number of commercial and military More Electric Airplanes. In recent years Waleed has been the technical reviewer and approver for all UTC Aerospace Systems power electronics products targeted for airplanes with advanced electrical systems such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the Airbus A350 and the Bombardier CSeries. Further, Waleed is currently setting up the design and reliability standards and practices for the next generation of products slated for future aircraft with advanced electrical technologies.
Director of Power-train Systems, Cummins
Bio: Gary Parker serves as the Director of Powertrain Systems inside the corporate Research and Technology area of Cummins Inc. He is responsible for developing and advancing the electrification initiatives in the markets that Cummins serves. These initiatives include a range of architectures from start stop, to on-board and off-board power generation, mild, full, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicle powertrains. As the director of Powertrain Systems, Gary is responsible for system and component exploratory, development, and integration electrification initiatives. Gary has been an employee for Cummins Inc. for over 19 years and has served in various roles in systems including simulation development, controls, integration, performance calibration development, NVH, diagnostics, OBD, and program technical leadership in the organization. The simulation technologies developed through Gary’s efforts have been in use at Cummins for over 15 years at all levels of the hardware-in-the-loop simulation spectrum. His product development efforts in Heavy Duty spanned across 4 product launches of the ISX15 and ISM11 platforms from 2002 thru 2010 that introduced EGR, VGT, DOC, DPF, SCR, and OBD technologies into the market to meet the stringent on-highway criteria emissions targets. Since 2010, Gary has been focused on powertrain electrification initiatives. Prior to joining Cummins, Gary received a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University with an emphasis on Systems and Mechatronics. He currently serves on the Engineering Advisory Board to the University’s Center of Automotive Research. He also has received an MBA from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Director Business Unit Power Electronics, EGSTON System Electronics Eggenburg GmbH
Bio: Gernot Pammer is Director of the Business Unit Power Electronics at Egston – Austria. In 1988 he founded his first company that developed sound reinforcement systems. In 1995 he received his Dipl. Ing. degree in Electrical engineering from Technische Universität Graz. After several years in education field, he founded a high tech venture company that developed high speed real time fibre-optics switching networks. In 2006 he started to work as a technology consultant for high technology companies. In 2009 he joined EGSTON and started to develop the new business unit Power Electronics. With the Compiso Power Amplifier Technology he won several industry and innovation awards.
Bio: Jean Bélanger, as President and R&D Director, defines the vision and corporate direction of Opal-RT technologies and steers its efforts in research and development. Prior to co-founding Opal-RT in 1997, he worked at Hydro Quebec for 25 years, where he was one of the main design engineers of the 765-kV James Bay transmission system. From 1993 to 1996, he designed and delivered several large-scale simulators to a number of leading companies worldwide, including Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Toshiba and EPRI (China). Subsequently, he co-founded TEQSIM, the Hydro-Quebec subsidiary dedicated to the commercialization of real-time simulation technologies. Mr. Bélanger is an electrical engineer (Laval University, Quebec) with a Masters degree in Power Systems from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal.
Managing Partner, KVA USA
Bio: Jody Nelson received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. His emphasis was on power electronics and was a member of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). From 2002 until 2009 he worked for Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany and Troy, Michigan. At Daimler he began his career in the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) research department and later in the EMC development department working on production hybrid and electric vehicles. He later moved to the electric motor control department where he focused on software development, diagnostics, high voltage safety, torque security and control board development for electric powertrains. In 2010 he co-founded kVA, a U.S. based company dedicated to improving functional safety in the automotive and industrial segments through consulting, assessments and training on ISO 26262 and IEC 61508.
Director of Electrified Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor
Bio: Kevin Layden is the Director of Electrified Powertrain Engineering at Ford Motor Company. He is responsible for the development and implementation of electrified powertrains and associated advanced technologies. This includes hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, mild hybrids and start stop technology. As a Chief Engineer of Powertrain Calibration and NVH – North America, Kevin was responsible for the emissions, OBD, drivability and NVH development diesel and gas engines in North America from 2006 through 2009. During this period, his team delivered best in class TGW performance while introducing the revolutionary technology of the Ecoboost 3.5L engine and the 6.7L Powerstroke Diesel. In 2009, Kevin was the Chief Engineer of Calibration and NVH – Ford of Europe. Based in the UK for 3 years, he ensured global alignment of powertrain calibration and NVH processes while delivering highly fuel efficient diesel and gas engines for European and Global markets. Key deliveries in this time included the Fox I3 gasoline engine and the 88g/km DV6 diesel engine. Kevin joined Ford Motor Company in 1986 as an engine test engineer. In 1988, he moved into Powertrain Systems Engineering and was responsible for the calibration and certification of the 7.5L gasoline engines on the F250 and F350 trucks. He also had assignments in powertrain project management for the Transit Van based in the UK, powertrain planning analyst, vehicle project management and powertrain design and release. Prior to joining Ford Motor Company, Kevin graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSME. He also received an MBA from the University of Michigan.
Functional Safety Consultant, kVA
Bio: Michael Woon received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During his studies he worked on several hybrid vehicle development projects, focusing on architecture and control design. Before coming to kVA Michael worked for GM in hybrid controls development for Spark EV, Bolt EV, Volt Gen2, and eAssist powertrains. He is currently a functional safety consultant at kVA with a focus on dynamics and controls applications.
General Director, Global Electrification, General Motors
Bio: Tim is the Electrification General Director for General Motors. His responsibilities include the design, development, and certification of multiple Hybrid and Electric products including the Chevy VOLT, Chevy Malibu, Buick Excelle, and the Cadillac CT6. Tim’s education includes a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MSEE from Syracuse University. He started his career with General Electric developing distributed power systems for aircraft and locomotive transportation products. Tim is the holder of numerous patents and is active in the hybrid electric development industry.
JMAG Technical Sales, Powersys Solutions
Bio: David Farnia is the head of Technical Sales in North America for JMAG. He received a Master’s Degree in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and has spent more than 10 years designing/analyzing electric machines. In this time, David has worked on designs ranging from a 3 Watt computer cooling fan all the way up to a Megawatt hydro-electric generator. David started using JMAG at the University of Wisconsin and started working directly for JMAG team 5 years ago. In this time he has worked with customers to improve their
Dr. Bulent Sarlioglu
Associate Director, Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)
Bio: Dr. Bulent Sarlioglu is an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is also one of the associate directors of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC). Dr. Sarlioglu previously worked at Honeywell International Inc.’s aerospace division in California for 11 years, most recently as a staff systems engineer, earning Honeywell’s technical achievement award in 2003 and an outstanding engineer award in 2011. Dr. Sarlioglu’s expertise includes electrical machines, drives, and power electronics with a focus on renewable energy, electric vehicles and aerospace applications. He is the inventor or co-inventor of 16 US patents as well as many international patents. He received his PhD from University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1999. He was the general co-chair of IEEE ITEC in 2013. Currently, he serves in two IEEE committees regarding transportation electrification. He is also the editor of the IEEE Electrification Magazine responsible for electric airplane section.
Dr. Debbie Reeves
Senior Applications Engineer, MSC
Bio: Dr. Debbie Reeves is a Senior Application Engineer at MSC Software Company. She received her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Acoustics at the Pennsylvania State University. She has been actively involved in the acoustic field for more than twenty years. Dr. Reeves’ specialty is in the area of computational acoustics. Her experience in the acoustic field encompasses a broad range of applications from consumer electronics to wind turbine.
Dr. Madhu Sudhan Chinthavali
Director of Power Electronics Team, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Bio: Madhu Sudhan Chinthavali received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Tennessee in 2015 and 2003, respectively. He is presently leading the Power Electronics Team in the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Group of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research experience and interests covers power electronics applications in transportation electrification, renewables, building energy integrations, and energy storage systems, wireless and wired charging systems, integrated power electronics architectures, and high power applications. He is also the principal investigator for ORNL’s wide bandgap device program, including the testing, packaging, designing, and integration activities.
Dr. Wei Tong
Chief Engineer and Patent Review Board Chairman, Kollmorgen Corp.
Bio: Instructor’s Short Biography: Dr. Tong is an internationally recognized expert in power and motion control systems and has over 28 years hands-on experience with electric machine applications. Since awarded his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in 1989, he has worked across a variety of industry sectors such as power generation, superconducting magnetic energy storage, servo control, and robot at GE, Babcock & Wilcox, and Danaher. He is currently a Chief Engineer and Patent Review Board Chairman at Kollmorgen Corporation, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, responsible for the development, design, analysis and implementation of motion control systems. He has made significant contributions to the development of modern electric machines.
As an IEEE senior member and ASME Fellow, Dr. Tong was served as an Associate Editor of Journal of Heat Transfer (2009-2015) and an Associate Editor of International Journal of Rotating Machinery (2008 - 2016). Currently, he holds 28 U.S. patents and 16 foreign patents. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia. He has authored or co-authored numerous journal articles and books. Among them, the book “Mechanical Design of Electric Motors” was published by CRC Press in 2014 and the book “Wind Power Generation and Wind Turbine Design” by WIT Press in 2010.
Executive Director, Aam
Bio: Short Biography: Dr. Steyer received his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering. He was employed in engineering consulting for 21 years with SDRC serving in numerous industries including automotive and aerospace. His professional activities have centered on system dynamics and noise and vibration. Glen has been employed by AAM for 16 years. He is currently serving as Executive Director with AAM with responsibilities in Engineering Systems and has overseen NVH, Gear Engineering, CAE and Product Validation. Dr. Steyer is actively engaged in product design and development for driveline products, including electric drive axles. Dr. Steyer has published over 50 technical papers on the topics of testing and simulation for noise and vibration concerns and is the holder of 2 patents.
Quality Manager Automotive Modules, Infineon Technologies AG
Bio: Instructor’s Short Biography: Marc Tüllmann has 16 years of experience in reliability testing of power semiconductor devices. He started his career in 1999 as a technical assistant in the Quality Management (QM) – reliability test department of Eupec GmbH and Infineon AG. After some practical working years, he started studying electrical engineering at the College and Business School of Paderborn/Germany. In 2006, he finished his study by receiving the Bachelor of engineering degree. Since 2006, he has been working for Infineon AG in the QM department as a QM engineer focusing on reliability testing. Later on he took the lead and responsibility as a quality manager for Infineon industrial high power modules. One of his main projects in the past was the electrification and qualification of Infineon power semiconductor components for Electric Drive Commercial, Construction, and Agricultural Vehicle (CAV) applications. Since 2014, Mr. Tüllmann is the quality manager for Infineon HybridPACK2 modules and he is responsible for product qualification strategy and testing for worldwide leading automotive manufacturer. Mr. Tüllmann is also a member of Infineon’s robustness validation work group.
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Bio: Mr. Chapman has over 30 years of experience developing and testing power equipment and propulsion systems for marine vehicles and other commercial applications. He has over 20 U.S. and international patents on power conversion systems for applications ranging from shipboard propulsion to magnetic bearings and artificial hearts. His current focus is on development of advanced power systems and rotating machinery that include propulsion motors, generators, lithium Ion batteries, circuit protection, system safety, power semiconductors and controls for integrated power conversion systems.
ITEC Steering Committee Chair, McMaster University