May 11th to May 12th, 2021
University of Wisconsin - Madison

WEMPEC Annual Review Meeting

May 11th to May 12th, 2021

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Join us for technical presentations presented by our faculty and students followed by our “open lab” research project discussion session. All sponsoring companies are invited to attend.

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2021 AGENDA

Tuesday, May 11th

8:00 Co-Director Tom Jahns – Welcome
8:05 CoE Dean Ian Robertson – College of Engineering Update
8:10 Co-Director Tom Jahns – WEMPEC: Looking Back and Looking Forward

TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

8:30 Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu – Advancements in Electric Machines: From Advanced Materials to 3-D Printing
9:30 Hao Ding – Novel Integrated Motor-Compressor Using Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Machine
9:50 Feida Chen & Sangwhee Lee – Current Source Inverters for Traction Drives Using WBG Devices

BREAK 10MIN

10:20 Prof. Thomas Jahns– Integrated Motor Drives, Modularity, and Opportunities for Enhanced Fault Tolerance
11:20 James Swanke – Meeting the Challenging Reliability Requirements of Future Aircraft Propulsion Machines Drives
11:40 Renato Amorim Torres – Advanced Control Techniques for CSI-based Motor Drives

LUNCH BREAK – 35MIN

12:35 Daryl Harrison  Graduate Programs Coordinator, Engineering Professional Development 
12:50 Prof. Eric Severson – Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: the Pole-Specific Induction Machine
1:50 Nathan Petersen – Bearingless Motor System Identification
2:10 Nishanth – Axial Flux Machine Design to Electrify Off-highway Vehicles

2:30 – 5:00 VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION

Wednesday, May 12th

8:00 Co-Director Giri Venkataramanan – Welcome
8:05 ECE Dept. Chair Susan Hagness – Electrical Computer Engineering Dept. Update
8:10 Co-Director Giri Venkataramanan – WEMPEC: Future Initiatives
8:20 Emeritus Prof. Don Novotny – WEG

TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

8:25 Prof. Dan Ludois – Searle’s Problem & Lorentz Force Transfer in Machines
9:25 Marisa Tisler – Power Electronics Best Practices for ISM Band Wireless Power Transfer
9:45 Michael Mayberry – Towards Electrostatic Levitation in Machines

BREAK – 10MIN

10:15 Prof. Giri Venkataramanan – Control Options for Active Front End Three Phase Conversion
11:20 Lav Thyagarajan – Dynamic Modeling of Electromechanical Systems
11:40 Rafael Castillo Sierra – Power Converters for Low Frequency AC Transmission Systems

12:00 – 2:00 VIRTUAL POSTER SESSION