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JOINT IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SBC HOSTS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

The Joint IEEE Industry Applications Society/Power Electronics Society (IAS/PELS) Student Branch Chapter at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted Professor Kaushik Rajashekara, IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecturer on 9th May 2018.  Prof. Kaushik Rajashekara is a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Houston, Texas. Prior to this, he worked at UT Dallas as a Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Chief Technologist at Rolls-Royce Corporation, and Chief Scientist at Delphi/General Motors. He has published more than 160 papers in international journals and conferences and has 44 patents. He has given over 150 invited presentations at international conferences and universities. He was elected as Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering for contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. He was also elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is the recipient of the IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann award, IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Achievement Award, and IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman award for contributions to electric power conversion systems in transportation. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of SAE International. Continue reading JOINT IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SBC HOSTS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Research-sharing session

The Joint IAS/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 19th May 2018. Dr Amit Kumar Singh presented his conference paper in ISGT2018. The presentation topic is “reactive power control of bidirectional matrix rectifier”. Continue reading Research-sharing session

Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS Student Branch Chapter hosts PLECS Workshop

The Joint IEEE Industry Applications Society/Power Electronics Society (IAS/PELS) Student Branch Chapter at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted Plexim GmbH, for a hands-on training event on 9th November 2017. Plexim is a global leader in simulation software, PLECS, for power electronic systems. Mr. Min Luo, Field Application Engineer at Plexim GmbH, Zurich and Mr. Olivier Wu, Managing Director of INFOMATIC Pte Ltd, Singapore has conducted the hands-on training. During the day-long workshop attendees have been introduced to PLECS simulation platform, an autonomous software package for time-domain simulation of power electronic systems and RT Box, a state of the art real-time simulator for power electronics.

During the morning session, attendees have learned the modeling techniques for simulation of power electronics converters including thermal design aspects using PLECS.  In the afternoon session, Mr. Min Luo has demonstrated the versatile capabilities of RT Box to the attendees, which can be used for both real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing and rapid control prototyping.

Sixteen participants attended this day-long workshop, all of whom provided positive feedback, noting how the PLECS simulation platform and RT Box can be used to speed up the power electronic converter development by reducing design time. The hands-on training has provided many insightful tips and techniques to the attendees. In addition to the technical aspects, the workshop has offered an opportunity for attendees to connect with the developers of PLECS.

The Student Branch Chapter plans to organize similar events on a regular basis.


Fig. 1. PLECS Team with event participants (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)


Fig. 2. Mr. Min Luo giving hands-on training to event participants (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)

 

Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS Student Branch Chapter hosts Distinguished Lecturer


Fig.1. Prof. Mohammad Rezwan Khan with attendees at IAS/PELS NUS SB Chapter DL program (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)

The Joint IEEE Industry Applications Society/Power Electronics Society (IAS/PELS) Student Branch Chapter at the National University of Singapore (NUS) hosted Professor Mohammad Rezwan Khan, IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecturer on 8th November 2017.  Prof. Khan is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and the vice chancellor of the United International University (UIU), Dhaka, Bangladesh.  

Prof. Khan delivered two technical seminars on the following topics:  “Solar PV based stand-alone grid systems for developing countries: Advantages of DC systems” and “Future of power system: A comparison between DC and AC”. The presentation threw light on the recent progress in the area of Solar PV Home Systems. During the presentation, Prof. Khan gave a description of a small sized PV based stand-alone system, its main components and its mode of operation with specific reference to a developing country like Bangladesh. Prof. Khan also presented few details about the on-going research projects at UIU, aiming at the diversification of solar PV applications. Innovative applications like solar mini-cold storage, solar e-cooker and solar ferry boat, developed by Prof. Kahn and the team caught the attention of the participants.  

In the later session, Prof. Khan discussed the recent paradigm shifts in the area of power systems towards DC transmission and distribution. He shed some light on the development of power electronics and explained how it helps in the resurrection of DC power systems. He elaborated on the advantages of DC over AC systems as DC systems can be more efficient and cost-effective. He concluded the presentation by proposing steps for migration from AC system to DC system and how to solve challenges in DC systems.

Twenty-five participants have attended this technical seminar, all of whom provided positive feedback, noting how the development of electronics has changed the technological base of the power system. Participants have actively interacted with Prof. Khan and discussed his ideas on solar home systems and DC grids.

The Student Branch Chapter plans to organize similar events on a regular basis.


Fig.2. Prof. Khan giving lecture on
“Future of power system: A comparison between DC and AC” (photo courtesy: Sandeep Kolluri)

Research Sharing Session – November

The Joint IA/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 14th and 20th of November 2017. Ms. Jayantika Soni and Mr. Subash Chandar Athikessavan gave a mock defense to practice for their upcoming Ph.D. defense.

The presentation topics were as follows:

Ms. Jayantika Soni

Ms. Jayantika Soni: Analysis And Evaluation of Electric Spring as a Technology for Development of Smart Loads

Mr. Subash Chandar Athikessavan

Mr. Subash Chandar Athikessavan: Condition Monitoring of Harmonic Filter Inductors and Induction Machines Used in Marine Vessels

30 participants attended the sessions.

Submitted By:
Binita Sen,
Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter

Research Sharing Session – October

The Joint IAS/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 24th October 2017. Dr. Amit Kumar Singh and Ms. Palak Jain presented their work accepted for IECON 2017.

The presentation topics were as follows:

Dr. Amit Kumar Singh

Dr. Amit Kumar Singh: A Single-Stage Isolated Bidirectional Matrix Based AC-DC Converter for Energy Storage


Ms. Palak Jain

Ms. Palak Jain: A Luenberger observer-based fault detection and identification scheme for Photovoltaic dc-dc converter

30 participants attended the session.

Submitted By:
Binita Sen,
Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter

Research Sharing Session – June


Dr. Priyesh Jagdishchandra Chauhan

The Joint IAS/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 20th June 2017. Dr. Priyesh Jagdishchandra Chauhan, a research fellow from Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory (EMDL), NUS, presented his work accepted to be published at COMPEL 2017. His presentation topic was “Seamless Transitions of Distributed Generators in Standalone Microgrid”.

 30 participants attended the session.

Submitted By:
Binita Sen,
Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter

Research Sharing Session – May

The Joint IA/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 26th May 2017. Mr. Kanakesh V.K. and Mr. Elango Jeyasankar presented their work accepted for ECCE Asia 2017.

Their presentation topics were as follows:


Mr. Kanakesh Vatta Kkuni

Mr. Kanakesh Vatta Kkuni: Control Strategies for Electric Spring in an Islanded Microgrid: A Comparative Evaluation


Mr. Elango Jeyasankar

Mr. Elango Jeyasankar: Local Demagnetization Fault Diagnosis for Surface Permanent Magnet based Marine Propulsion Mo

 30 participants attended the session.

Submitted By:
Binita Sen,
Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter

Research Sharing Session-April

 


Mr. Balaji Kalluri Mallikarju

The Joint IAS/PELS NUS student branch chapter organized a research-sharing session for the students and staff of the Power and Energy Systems area of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), NUS on 27th April 2017. Mr. Balaji Kalluri Mallikarju, a research fellow from Electrical Machines and Drives Laboratory (EMDL), NUS, presented his Ph.D. thesis work titled as “Algorithms for Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring in Office Buildings”.

 30 participants attended the session.

Submitted By:
Binita Sen,
Chair, Joint IEEE IAS/PELS NUS SB chapter