Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Hamid Toliyat, Texas A&M University
Talk Title: Recent Advances in Electric Machines and Power Electronics for Renewable Energy - Offshore Electric Power Grid
Abstract: Power electronics is an innovative and expanding area in electrical engineering. Recent advances in high-power devices permit the control and flow of electric energy efficiently. The digital nature of power switching devices makes the control of electric power switching circuits convenient with the use of digital signal processors. Power electronics has widespread applications in today’s industries, such as in power supplies, variable speed drives, automotive, marine, etc. Implementation of adjustable speed motor drives in high impact automotive, aerospace, and electric energy applications requires a new generation of design and control strategies known as “fault tolerant design”. In fact, fault tolerance and durability play a central role in the design and development of advanced power electronic systems in such applications. This in turn calls for a modular configuration in respective magnetic and electronic architectures of modern power systems. Our progress on the design of various electric machines and power electronic converters for a variety of applications such as wave and solar energies, hybrid electric vehicles, flywheel energy storage systems, appliances etc. will be briefly presented. More specifically, our recent development on offshore power electronic system will be discussed.
Biography: Dr. Toliyat is currently Raytheon endowed professor of electrical engineering. He received the prestigious Cyrill Veinott Award in Electromechanical Energy Conversion from the IEEE Power Engineering Society in 2004, Patent and Innovation Award from Texas A&M University System Office of Technology Commercialization’s in 2007, TEES Faculty Fellow Award in 2006, Distinguished Teaching Award in 2003, E.D. Brockett Professorship Award in 2002, Eugene Webb Faculty Fellow Award in 2000, and Texas A&M Select Young Investigator Award in 1999. He also received the Space Act Award from NASA in 1999, and the Schlumberger Foundation Technical Awards in 2001 and 2000.Dr. Toliyat was an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and was Chair of the IEEE-IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department, and is a member of Sigma Xi. He is a fellow of the IEEE, the recipient of the 2008 Industrial Electronics Society Electric Machines Committee Second Best Paper Award, the recipient of the IEEE Power Engineering Society Prize Paper Awards in 1996 and 2006, and the recipient of the 2006 IEEE Industry Applications Society Transactions Third Prize Paper Award. His main research interests and experience include the analysis and design of electrical machines, variable speed drives for traction and propulsion applications, fault diagnosis of electric machinery, and sensorless variable speed drives. Dr. Toliyat has supervised more than 50 graduate students, published over 385 technical papers (over 115 papers are in IEEE Transactions), presented more than 80 invited lectures all over the world, and has 13 issued and pending US patents. He is the author of DSP-Based Electromechanical Motion Control, CRC Press, 2003, the co-editor of Handbook of Electric Motors - 2nd Edition, Marcel Dekker, 2004, and the co-author of Electric Machines – Modeling, Condition Monitoring, and Fault Diagnosis, CRC Press, Florida, 2013.
He was the General Chair of the 2005 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Toliyat is a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Posted By: Marilyn Poplawski