2021 Research Symposium

Welcome to the registration area for the 2021 FREEDM Research Symposium! We're glad you're planning to join us. This two-day VIRTUAL event, from 1:00-3:30 p.m. EST each day, is packed full of information about the research we're doing to lead the electrification revolution.

FREEDM members, faculty, staff & students should contact Terri Kallal (tlkallal@ncsu.edu) for discounted rates.

Non-FREEDM members and the general public may REGISTER HERE. Receive 50% off if you register before March 4, 2021.

2021 Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, March 17
1:00 p.m.WelcomeLouis Martin-Vega, PhD
Dean of the College of Engineering
NC State University
Director's MessageIqbal Husain, PhD
Professor, Director of FREEDM
NC State University
1:20 p.m.Federal Program Manager
Plenary
Aranya Chakrabortty, PhD
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Guohui Yuan, PhD
Program Manager
DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office
2:00 p.m.Technical Sessions
Energy StorageLee Ragsdale
Senior Vice President, Energy Delivery
North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives
Bharat Balagopal, PhD
Post Doctoral Research Scholar
NC State University
Power System EconomicsWenyuan Tang, PhD
Assistant Professor
NC State University
Hao Zhu, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin
2:45 p.m.Technical Sessions
Solid State TransformersIqbal Husain, PhD
Professor, Director of FREEDM
NC State University
Troy Beechner
Vice President, Engineering
Power Systems Division
RCT Systems
Raja Ayyanar, PhD
Professor
Arizona State University
High Density Power
Electronics
Doug Hopkins, PhD
Research Professor
NC State University
3:30 p.m.Adjourn
Thursday, March 18
1:00 p.mWelcome
Keynote AddressMike Rowand
Director of Technical Services
eTransEnergy
Keynote AddressDeepak Divan, PhD
Professor, Director of the
Center for Distributed Energy
Georgia Institute of Technology
2:00 p.m.Technical Sessions
EV ChargingZeljko Pantic, PhD
Associate Professor
NC State University
Power Electronic DevicesJohn Palmour, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Wolfspeed
Ranbir Singh, PhD
President
GeneSiC Semiconductor
2:45 p.m.Student Research
Presentations/Networking
3:30 p.m.Adjourn