May 17th to May 18th, 2023

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 sponsoring companies are invited to attend.


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
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