2022 Power Electronics & Energy Conversion Workshop

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Tuesday, August 23

8:00 am – 8:30 am MT  

Amy Halloran, Sandia National Laboratories; Charles Hanley, Sandia National Laboratories; Craig Lawton, Sandia National Laboratories

8:30 am – 8:40 am MT Challenges of Power Electronics for the Future Grid – Reliability Concerns for the Future
Robert Cummings, Red Yucca Power Consulting
8:40 am – 9:00 am MTDOE TRAC Program Overview
 Andre Pereira, DOE Office of Electricity
9:00 am – 9:20 am MTDOE Energy Storage Program Power Electronics Overview
Imre Gyuk, DOE Office of Electricity
9:20 am – 9:30 am MT  DOE Applied Grid Transformation Solutions (AGTS) Overview
Fernando Palma, DOE Office of Electricity
9:30 am – 9:50 am MTONR Materials Research for Passives/Military Applications
Lynn Petersen, DoD Office of Naval Research  
9:50 am – 10:10 am MT DOE EERE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Systems Integration Program Overview
Guohui Yuan, DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office
10:10 am – 10:30 am MT Q&A and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, August 23, 10:30 am -12:00 pm MT
Session Chairs

Michael Ropp, Sandia National Laboratories; Richard Fioavanti, Quanta Technology
10:30 am – 10:45 am MTReview of Needs and Impacts of Fast-charging Networks
Richard Fioravanti, Quanta Technology
10:45 am – 11:00 pm MTElectrification of Everything
Olga Lavrova, New Mexico State University
11:00 pm – 11:15 pm MTImpact of Power Electronics on Grid Stability
Zhenyu (Henry) Huang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:15 am – 11:30 am MTPower Electronics Enabled Resilient Networked Microgrids
Rush D. Robinett III, Michigan Tech
11:30 am – 11:45 pm MTThe Optimal Control with Implicit Phase Coordination of a Collective of Wind Turbines
Joseph Young, OptimoJoe
11:45 am – 12:00 pm MTQ&A and panel discussion
Tuesday, August 23, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm MT
Session Chairs

Ali Bidram, University of New Mexico
; Steve Glover, Sandia National Laboratories; Alex Q. Huang, University of Texas Austin; Stan Atcitty, Sandia National Laboratories
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm MTM4 Inverter: A PV + Storage Solid State Transformer
Alex Q. Huang, University of Texas Austin
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm MTSolid-State Power Substation (SSPS) Applications
Radha Sree Krishna Moorthy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm MTProtection Scheme for Weather Resilient and Reconfigurable Solid-State Transformers
Mehdi Abolhassani, Resilient Power
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm MTChallenges for Solid-State Transformer for Industrial Applications
Vijay Bhavaraju, Eaton
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm MTSolid-State Transformers – Control Architectures to Enhance System Resilience
Giri Venkataramanan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm MTQ&A and panel discussion
Tuesday, August 23, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm MT

Session Chairs

Jack Flicker, Sandia National Laboratories
Jacob Mueller, Sandia National Laboratories
Madhu Chinthavali, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm MTMultiport Bidirectional Solid-State Transformer
Deepak Divan, Georgia Tech
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm MTSolid State Transformer journey – from concept to pilot demonstration in a decade
Subhashish Bhattacharya, North Carolina State
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm MTGrid Tied Medium Voltage Systems: Topologies, Control and Architecture
Rajendra Prasad Kandula, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm MTMedium Voltage Power Converters and Their Controls for Enhanced Grid Integration of DERs
Akanksha Singh, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm MTTransmission and Distribution Controllability Opportunities and Modeling Challenges with Direct Current Systems and Solid-State Transformers
Marcelo Elizondo, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm MTApplication of SST in a 380V bipolar DC Microgrid System
Sijo Augustine, New Mexico State University
4:00pm – 4:15 pm MTQ&A and panel discussion

Wednesday, August 24

Wednesday, August 24, 8:00 am – 10:00 am MT
Session Chairs    

Bob Kaplar, Sandia National Laboratories
; Ozgur Aktas, Sandia National Laboratories
8:00 am – 8:20 am MTSemiconductors Fundamentals for Higher Voltage, Higher Power, and Higher Efficiency and Reliability
John Muth, North Carolina State
8:20 am – 8:40 am MTCharge-Balanced Lateral Polar Junctions in GaN for Future Superjunction Power Devices
Spyridon (Spyros) Pavlidis, North Carolina State
8:40 am – 9:00 am MTMedium-Voltage SiC MOSFETs: Powering the EV Traction Inverter
James Cooper, Purdue University, SONRISA
9:00 am – 9:20 am MTUltra-Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors
Steve Goodnick, Arizona State University
9:20 am – 9:40 am MTReliability Testing and In-situ failure Analysis of Wide Bandgap Power Electronic Devices
Moinuddin Ahmed, Argonne National Laboratory
9:40 am – 10:00 am MTMicro to nanoscale thermal characterization of wide bandgap electronics
Georges Pavlidis, University of Connecticut
Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 am – 11:30 am MT
Session Chairs

Todd Monson, Sandia National Laboratories; Jane Lehr, University of New Mexico
10:00 am – 10:15 am MTTime Dependent Dielectric Phenomenon Under High Electric Fields
Clive Randall, Penn State University
10:15 am – 10:30 am MTMoisture Ingress Models of Film Capacitors in PV Inverters
Ramanathan Thiagarajan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
10:30 am – 10:45 am MTEnabling Soft Magnetics for Wide Bandgap (WBG) and Ultra-Wide Bandgap (UWBG) Power Electronics
Paul Ohodnicki, University of Pittsburgh
10:45 am – 11:00 am MTModern Magnetic Material Model for PSPICE
Coty Tran, Sandia National Laboratories
11:00 am – 11:15 am MTDesigning Soft Magnetic Materials
Dale Huber, Sandia National Laboratory
11:15 am – 11:30 am MTQ&A and panel discussion
Wednesday, August 24, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm MT
Session Chairs                
Lee Gill, Sandia National Laboratories; Luke Yates, Sandia National Laboratories; Lee Rashkin, Sandia National Laboratories
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm MTMedium Voltage PCB-based Bus Design and Insulation Coordination in a 10 kV SiC-based Power Electronics Building Blocks
Joshua Stewart, Virginia Tech
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm MTPackaging of WBG and UWBG Power Semiconductors
Christna DiMarino, Virginia Tech
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm MTInsulation, Thermal Management, and Passive Components: three remaining challenges for high power density converters
Jin Wang, Ohio State University
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm MTReliability of GaN power devices: Current status and Future challenges
Ozgur Aktas, Sandia National Laboratories
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm MTWirebondless SiC Power Module Packaging  
Arun V. Gowda, GE Research
Wednesday, August 24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm MT
Session Chairs

Richard Baxter, Mustang Prairie Energy
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm MTARPA-E Funding Opportunities in Power Electronics
Olga Blum Spahn, ARPA-E
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm MTGaining Market Access for Disruptive Technologies
Scott Daniels, CSA Group
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm MTR&D Opportunity in Power Conversion Systems
Jackie Huynh, AES Clean Energy
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm MTDistributed Smart Inverters: problem or solution?
Leo Casey, X (Formerly Google-X)
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm MTQ&A and panel discussion
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm MTClosing Remarks
Charles Hanley, Sandia National Laboratories

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