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Grid Modernization – Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Grid Modernization - Technological Advancements Beyond Smart Grid

Dr. Alwan will present an overview on ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems including ultrawideband arrays, reduced hardware and power efficient communication back-ends, and millimeter-wave technologies for 5G applications.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Abstract

Dr. Alwan will present an overview on ultra-wideband (UWB) communication systems including ultrawideband arrays, reduced hardware and power efficient communication back-ends, and millimeter-wave technologies for 5G applications.  Since 2009, Dr. Alwan has been involved in a number of projects related to the design, fabrication, and measurement of antennas and RF systems, with emphasis on UWB applications. Specifically, focus of his current research is on developing a new class of transceivers for high data rate secure communications with interference suppression capabilities. Such systems enables instantaneous transmission and reception over a wide frequency bands using UWB arrays. Concurrently, coding techniques are applied to achieve significant hardware, cost, and power reduction. Simultaneous transmit and receive capabilities are also part of his research to achieve multipath and self-interference cancellation. Also, channel coding and code division multiplexing are used for interference mitigation and multi-user detection. Alongside, Dr. Alwan am pursuing intensive research in millimeter wave systems which involves antenna arrays and RF front-ends design, fabrication, and packaging using latest state-of-the-art technologies.

 

SHORT BIO

Elias A. Alwan has recently joined FIU as Assistant Professor. Before that, he was a senior Research Associate at the ElectroScience laboratory at the Ohio State University. Dr. Alwan received his Bachelor of engineering (BE) degree in computer and communication engineering (summa cum laude) from Notre Dame University–Lebanon, in 2007, his Master of Engineering (ME) in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut, in 2009, and his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Ohio State University, in January 2014. He is an IEEE member since 2008 and a Phi Kappa Phi member since 2010. His current research interests include electromagnetic theory, ultra wideband antenna design, and RF and millimeter wave systems.

Outstanding Achievement for the 2017 Membership Year

Monday, September 11th, 2017

 

Dear  Juan L Farah,  Miami Section Chair, and

Dear  Osama A Mohammed,  Miami Section Membership Development,

 

I am pleased to recognize the Miami Section for meeting both its recruitment and retention goals for the 2017 membership year. Congratulations!

The membership development goals were developed based on your Section’s three year performance. You are to be commended for continuing to grow IEEE membership in the Miami Section. Your effort in both recruiting and retaining your members is truly making a difference both locally and in the overall growth of IEEE.

In recognition of this achievement, I have attached an image that you can place in your e-mail signature and on your Section website or newsletters, which signifies your outstanding achievement for the 2017 membership year.

Please feel free to share this with other leaders in your Section to recognize the good work you are doing, and to let your members know you are working hard to provide them the best member experience possible.

 

Regards,

Takako Hashimoto
2017 Chair, IEEE Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee

IEEE Miami Section receives the Award for 2017 Outstanding Section Membership Retention Performance

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

2017_Recognition_Award

Dear Osama A Mohammed, Miami Section Membership Development,

I am pleased to recognize the Miami Section for meeting its retention goal for the 2017 membership year. Congratulations!

The membership development goals were developed based on your Section’s three year performance. You are to be commended for continuing to grow IEEE membership in the Miami Section.

In recognition of this achievement, I have attached an image that you can place in your e-mail signature and on your Section website or newsletters, which signifies your outstanding achievement for the 2017 membership year.

Please feel free to share this with other leaders in your Section to recognize the good work you are doing, and to let your members know you are working hard to provide them the best member experience possible.

Regards,

Takako Hashimoto
2017 Chair, IEEE Membership Recruitment and Recovery Committee

FREEDM Concept: Power Distribution System Modernization with Solid State Electronics and Integrated Renewables

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Dr. Iqbal Husain, Ph.D.

Director of NSF FREEDM Systems Center

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NC State University

Date:                                   Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time:                                  10:30 PM to 11:30 PM

                                Place:         Room No. EC 2186 Applied Research Center, FIU 10555, West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174

 

ABSTRACT

This FREEDM concept provides an architecture for a future electric power distribution system that is suitable for plug-and-play of distributed renewable energy and distributed energy storage devices. Motivated by the success of the (information) Internet, the FREEDM concept envisions the “Energy Internet,” a system that enables flexible energy sharing for consumers in a residential distribution system. One of the core technologies for the FREEDM system is the solid-state transformer (SST) which is a power electronic device, but makes use of high frequency transformer for isolated AC-AC power conversion. The regulated low voltage DC/AC bus of SST could be used as an interface to distributed renewable resources and storage devices such as wind, solar, charging stations, and DC micro-grid. The SST is an “Energy Router” proposed to provide a compatible and flexible interface for power flow control, reactive power compensation capability, and potential fault current limitation. In addition to the role of a traditional ac transformer, the SST can also provide a low voltage (LV) DC bus. The bi-directional power flow capability of the SST provides possibilities to feed locally generated power back to the grid. Islanding can also be achieved when the HV side is disconnected from grid. This talk will present the research activities and results aimed at demonstrating the FREEDM concept followed by the power electronic controls for the SST. The experimental paltofrm of the developed DC/AC hybrid microgrid built to demonstrate the SST’s ability to integrate different renewable energy sources and to improve grid quality will also be discussed.

 

SHORT BIO

Dr. Iqbal Husain joined the ECE department at North Carolina State University as the ABB Distinguished Professor after serving as a faculty member at the University of Akron. He was also a visiting Professor at Oregon State University. He received the B.Sc. degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.  Prof. Husain’s research interests are in the areas of control and modeling of electrical drives, design of electric machines, and development of power conditioning circuits, microinverters for distributed power generation, inverter controls for grid synchronization, and modeling and control of electric and hybrid vehicle systems. He has also published the textbook Electric and Hybrid Vehicles: Design Fundamentals.

Prof. Husain is a Fellow of the IEEE, and also, is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Electrification Magazine. Prof. Husain received the 2006 SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award, the 2004 College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award, the 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal, the 1998 IEEE-IAS Outstanding Young Member award, and several IEEE-IAS prize paper awards.

 

CONTACT:

Dr. Iqbal Husain                                                                                                          Tel: (919) 513-5927

Director of NSF FREEDM Systems Center                                                              Email:iqbal_husain@ncsu.edu Professor, NC State University

100-24 Keystone, Campus Box 7911, NC State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-7911

IEEE Miami section is hosting an Informational Session on April 13th 2017

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Date: April 13, 2017
Time: 04:00 PM
Address: Engineering Center, Florida International University, 10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33174
Room: Panther Pit

IEEE Miami Section together with FIU online are organizing an informational session on Engineering Management and Network Security online courses at FIU. The informational session will be on April 13th 2017 at 4 – 7 PM. Please check the flyer below for more details. We will be happy to see you there. If you plan to attend, please RSVP