Director's Message

Welcome to the 2017 CPES Annual Conference!


Fred C. Lee, CPES Director

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2017 CPES Annual Power Electronics Conference at Virginia Tech, sponsored by the CPES industry consortium. The purpose of this annual event is to provide a comprehensive overview of the Center's research conducted over the past year. I would like to express our personal gratitude to all industry members, research sponsors, alumni and friends for the continuing support, as well as to our students, faculty and staff, whose work and dedication have provided significant contributions to the Center's ongoing growth and success.

The program will begin on Sunday morning with a Special Session on Wide Bandgap High-Power Converters and Systems to highlight CPES research in this focus area. In the afternoon, CPES faculty will present 2 Tutorials, followed by the Industry-Student Forum Reception that fosters mingling among conference participants and CPES researchers, and provides the opportunity for industry members to showcase company products.

The Annual Conference will kick off on Monday morning with a Welcome Address by Dr. Thanassis Rikakis, Executive Vice President and Provost at Virginia Tech, followed by three invited presentations and four presentations on CPES Future Directions. This year, we will initiate an important conversation on establishing a major international initiative for research and education on electronic power systems.

On Monday afternoon, we will transfer to our Labs where CPES researchers will showcase all the hardware and research performed at the Center over the past year in the Lab Dialogue Session that includes over 70 dialogue poster displays. Conference participants are welcome to review and discuss any research topics of interest at their own pace.

On Day 3, CPES researchers will give 13 oral presentations in 4 Technical Sessions. We will conclude our annual conference with an Awards Dinner to recognize the best student presenters from this year’s Dialogue and Technical Sessions. We encourage all attendees to vote and support your future colleagues in the field!

We appreciate your support and look forward to your participation!

Fred. C. Lee
Director,
Center for Power Electronics Systems

Agenda

The full CPES Conference agenda, as well as maps, documents, and networking features, will be available on the CPES Conference app. Please check back for more information about the app and when it will be available for download.

Agenda at a Glance (Preliminary)

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-8000
www.innatvirginiatech.vt.edu


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Conference registration will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hotel Lobby/Latham Foyer.

07:45 - 12:45

CPES WBG-HPCS Special Session
(Wide Band Gap High-Power Converters & Systems)
Includes working lunch.
Will provide an overview of work since the inception of this consortium and report progress and latest research findings. We will formulate a roadmap for the consortium with input from our attendees.
Alumni Assembly Hall


13:15 - 14:30

Tutorial I »
High Efficiency High Density Bi-Directional Battery Charger with Integrated Magnetic Components

Qiang Li
Alumni Assembly Hall


14:30 - 15:00

BREAK


15:00 - 16:15

Tutorial II »
Grid Transformation Through Power Electronics: Outlook and Technology Challenges

Rolando Burgos and Dushan Boroyevich
Alumni Assembly Hall


16:30 - 18:30

Industry-Student Wine & Cheese Reception
All conference participants are welcome. CPES industry members are invited to bring tabletop displays featuring company products to stimulate meaningful interactions with students and conference attendees.
Latham Foyer & Latham A


18:30 - 21:00

Welcome Dinner
Latham Ballrooms BCDEF


Monday, April 10, 2017

07:00 - 8:00

Registration & Coffee
Latham Foyer
Invited Speakers' Breakfast
1872 Salon


08:00 - 8:20

Welcome Address
Latham AB


8:30 - 10:30

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK


11:00 - 12:30

13:00 - 17:30

Lab Dialogue Session I »
EMI and Magnetics

Lab Dialogue Session II »
Modeling and Control

Lab Dialogue Session III »
WBG Devices and Applications

Lab Dialogue Session IV »
High-Power Converters and Systems

Lunch will be served in the CPES labs.
CPES Labs, Whittemore Hall


18:00 - 21:00

CPES IAB/SAB Dinner Meeting with Faculty
By invitation only.
Latham BCDEF


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

7:00 - 8:00

Coffee
Latham Foyer
SAB Breakfast Meeting
1872 Salon


8:00 - 9:30

Technical Session I »
EMI and Magnetics
Alumni Assembly Hall


9:30 - 10:00

BREAK


10:00 - 11:00

Technical Session II »
Modeling and Control
Alumni Assembly Hall


11:30 - 13:00

LUNCH


13:00 - 14:30

Technical Session III »
WBG Devices and Applications
Alumni Assembly Hall


14:30 - 15:00

BREAK


15:00 - 17:00

Technical Session IV »
High-Power Converters and Systems
Alumni Assembly Hall


17:30 - 21:00

Conference Reception & Awards Dinner
German Club

Lodging & Transportation

For the convenience of our attendees, we have booked block reservations at the conference venue (the Inn at Virginia Tech), as well as Hyatt Place, which is located across the street, and the Hilton Garden Inn. Click here for a search of other local hotels during the dates of the conference.

Lodging Options

The Inn at Virginia Tech

Lodging Rate:

$135 plus tax

Block deadline:

March 10, 2017

Cancellation:

24 hours

(540) 231-8000

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) Annual Conference when making your reservation. The link above goes directly to the group rate.

Hyatt Place

Lodging Rate:

$119 plus tax

Block deadline:

March 27, 2017

Cancellation:

48 hours

(540) 552-7500

Group code is "CPES Annual Conference". The link above goes directly to the group rate.

Hilton Garden Inn

Lodging Rate:

$101 plus tax

Block deadline:

March 27, 2017

Cancellation:

24 hours

(540) 552-5005

Group code is VTCPES.

Transportation Options

Car rentals

Numerous car rentals are available at Roanoke Regional Airport. To perform a search for the dates of the conference, click here.

Smart Way Bus

Commuter bus service linking the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. Fare is $4.00 each way and exact change is required. Does not stop at hotels. The closest stop to the Conference venue will be Squire Student Center, with possible pick-up arranged directly with your chosen lodging.

Contact:

(540) 982-6622

Roanoke Airport Transportation Service

Offers daily shuttles between Blacksburg and Roanoke Regional Airport, including limousine options. All trips depart from the Inn at Virginia Tech, Prices Fork Holiday Inn, and the Roanoke Regional Airport. Special shuttle services are provided upon request.

Contact:

(540) 345-7710

Questions?

Contact Teresa Shaw
Industry Liaison
tshaw@vt.edu / (540) 231-4527

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you to the 2017 CPES Organizing Committee!

General Committee

Niloofar Rashidi
Chair

Chao Fei
Co-Chair

Technical Program Committee

Mohamed Ahmed
Chair

Bingyao Sun
Co-Chair

Chien-An Chen
Co-Chair

Rimon Gadelrab
Co-Chair

Publications Committee

Sungjae Ohn
Chair

Joseph Kozak
Co-Chair

Qiong Wang
Co-Chair

Logistics Committee

Zichen Miao
Chair

Qian Li
Co-Chair

Jianghui Yu
Co-Chair

Paul Rankin
Co-Chair

Yi-Hsun Hsieh
Co-Chair

Amy Romero
Co-Chair

Slavko Mocevic
Co-Chair

Dialogue Program Committee

Alinaghi Marzoughi
Chair

Ye Tang
Co-Chair

Mudit Khanna
Co-Chair

Video Nuggets Committee

Bin Li
Chair

Zhengrong Huang
Co-Chair

Junjie Feng
Co-Chair

Virginia Li
Co-Chair

Conference App Developers

Ting Ge
Chair

Ye Tang
Co-Chair