IEEE IAS SBC IIST in association with IA/IE/PEL Jt.Chapter Kerala organized an expert talk on the topic “Power electronics applications- from electrified transportation to high energy physics” on 17 December 2018 from 11.30 AM to 1 PM at C106, Aerospace block, IIST Campus. The talk was delivered by Dr. Lalit Patnaik, a senior fellow at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva.
The talk summarized ideas and results from four different projects covering diverse application areas of power electronic systems. (1) Low-power (10W mechanical) low-speed (0.6 m/s) transport using rimless-wheel based mobile robotic system (50 kg) driven by brushless DC motors. (2) Constant-Temperature Constant-Voltage (CT-CV) charging scheme for reducing charge time of Li-ion batteries by 20%. (3) Analysis of battery size reduction and range extension enabled by wireless opportunity charging of electric vehicles. (4) Design of radiation tolerant power supplies for use inside the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) tunnel. The talk was followed by an interactive session with the audience. 12 IEEE members and 14 guest participants attended the program. IIST IAS SBC chair Mr. Prasoon Chandran Mavila delivered a vote of thanks and the program was concluded.