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WEMPEC Annual Review

May 17th to May 18th, 2023

1415 Engineering Hall

Madison, WI

Join us for in-person technical presentations presented by our faculty and students followed by our “open lab” research project discussion session.

All member companies are invited to attend.

Registration for our 2023 event is now open for all active WEMPEC members.

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Registration limited to 5 attendees per membership.

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2022 AGENDA - 2023 coming soon!

Tuesday, May 17th

8:00 Welcome – WEMPEC Director Prof. Giri Venkataramanan
8:05 Prof. Susan Hagness – Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
8:10 WEMPEC: Future Initiatives – Prof. Giri Venkataramanan


8:30 Magical Multiharmonic Multiphase Machines – Prof. Eric Severson
9:00 Design of Multiphase Windings – Anvar Khamitov & Nishanth
9:20 State Observers and Run-Out Reduction in Rotary Maglev Systems – Nathan Petersen


10:00 Research Reflection: My past decade and my next decade – Prof. Dan Ludois
10:30 Non-contact voltage sensing techniques – Blake Rose
10:50 Rotating Double Layer Capacitors – Sarah Behringer
11:10 Challenges and Opportunities for Wide Bandgap Device Power Electronics – Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu
11:40 Pushing the Limits of Integrated Motor Drive Technology using WBG-Based Current Source Inverters – Renato A. Torres


1:00 Distributed Control and Self-Sensing of PM Modular Motor Drives for Electric Aircraft Propulsion – Hao Zeng
1:20 Modeling and Control Advances in Power Conversion – Prof. Giri Venkataramanan
1:40 DC Bus Regulation in Modular Multilevel Matrix Converters – Rafael Castillo Sierra
2:00 Adaptive State Feedback Control of Active Rectifiers – Aidar Zhetessov
2:20 Distributed Synchronized Three Phase Waveform Generation – Thomas Nguyen
2:30 – 5:00 On-Campus Poster Session

Wednesday, May 18th

8:00 Opening Remarks – Prof. Emeritus Tom Jahns
8:05 Dean Ian Robertson – College of Engineering Welcome
8:10 WEMPEC Affiliate Faculty Introductions – Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu
8:25 InterPro Continuing Education Opportunities – Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu


8:30 Dr. Phil Krein – Electric Cars: How do we set up massive infrastructure to charge them up? Do they really bring benefits?


9:45 Prof. Johann Kolar – Power Electronics 4.0
10:45 Prof. Scott Sudhoff – Introduction to the Dual Rotor Homopolar AC Machine (DHAM)
11:45 Guest Speaker Panel – Moderated by Prof. Emeritus Thomas Jahns


1:00 – 3:00 On-Campus Poster Session
3:00  Alumni Gathering @ Union South
UW–Madison College of Engineering WEMPEC Annual Review 2022