2022 Research Symposium

Please join FREEDM faculty, students and our Industry Members for this virtual event. Register here through Eventbrite. The meeting zoom link will be shared via email the day before the event. For more information on our research, you can download our 2021 Annual Report here.

Symposium Agenda

Wednesday, March 30
1:00 pmUniversity WelcomeLouis Martin-Vega, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Engineering
North Carolina State University
FREEDM UpdateIqbal Husain, Ph.D.
Professor, Director of FREEDM
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University

Srdjan Lukic, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Director of FREEDM
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University

Subhashish Bhattacharya, Ph.D.
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
1:45 pmTechnical SessionsSpeakerPresentation Title
WBG DevicesDoug Hopkins, Ph.D.
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Highly Thermally Conductive
Epoxy Substrates as Ceramic
Replacement in High Volume
Manufacturing
Spyros Pavlidis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Exploring the Limits of III-Nitride
Power Devices
Power SystemsMesut Baran, Ph.D.
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Moderator
Kat Sico, PE
Senior Engineer
System Operations Engineering
Duke Energy Progress
Transmission and Distribution
Connected IBR
Debrup Das, Ph.D.
Head of Research Center, North America
Hitachi Energy
Improving Grid Resilience through
Advanced Controls
Nate Finucane
Director of Renewable Integration Strategy and Compliance
Duke Energy
Update on Generation Interconnection
in the Carolinas
James Stoupis
Electrical Systems Department Manager
ABB
Applying IoT Technologies to
Distribution Automation
2:45 pmNetworking Breakout
3:00 pmTechnical SessionsSpeakerPresentation Title
Emerging Electric
and Hybrid Transportation
Systems
Zeljko Pantic, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Moderator
Sheldon Williamson, Ph.D.
Professor
Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering
Ontario Tech University
Autonomous Wireless Charging
for Smart Electrified Micromobility
Hao Huang, Ph.D.
Distinguished Adjunct Professor
University of Houston
Roadmap to Overcome Challenges
of Green and Efficient Aviation
John Hildreth, Ph.D.
Kimmel Distinguished Professor
Kimmel School of Construction Management
Western Carolina University
Renewable EnergyNing Lu, Ph.D.
Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Moderator
Xinda Ke, Ph.D.
Senior Power System Research Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ahmad Tbaileh, Ph.D.
Research And Development Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Quan Nguyen, Ph.D.
Power System Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
4:00 pmAdjourn
Thursday, March 31
1:00 pmTechnical SessionsSpeakerPresentation Title
Interactions between
Power Systems and
Power Electronics
Wenyuan Tang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Moderator
Xiaofan Wu, Ph.D.
Head of Research Group
Autonomous Systems & Control
Siemens Technology
Princeton Island Grid – Defining the Future
of Energy with a Resilient, Carbon
Neutral Campus
Xiaonan Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Temple University
Quo Vadis: Power System Modernization
through Versatile Power Electronics
2:00 pmNetworking Breakout
2:15 pmElectric Vehicle Fast Charging Srdjan Lukic, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Director of FREEDM
Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University
Moderator
Filippo Chimento, Ph.D.
R&D Technology Manager
ABB E-mobility
Introduction to ABB E-mobility
Chi Zhang, Ph.D.
R&D Engineer
Delta Electronics Americas
Deepak Tiwari, Ph.D.
Engineer
ComEd
Enabling Secure and Resilient
XFC through Co-Design
Greg Pedrick
Project Manager
New York Power Authority
EV Charging and NYPA's 2030 Vision
3:15 pmAdjourn