Dynamic Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles

Thu, May 18 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm PDT

This is a free hybrid event (in-person and ZOOM) organized by IEEE VTS and co-sponsored by IEEE-CNSV.

6-6:45pm: refreshments & networking; 6:45-8:15pm: Distinguished Lecture and Q&A

As road transportation accounts for 22 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, a major transformation is happening with the advent of ridesharing, autonomous driving, and vehicle electrification. In conjunction with renewable sources of electricity, there is the potential to dramatically reduce the negative impact of road transportation on the health of our planet.

The successful convergence of these technologies will require electric vehicles that are low cost and fully autonomous. While these attributes can be realized through dynamic wireless charging using today’s inductive techniques, new areas of research to allow us to advance wireless charging technology and thereby improve the power and transportation infrastructure are necessary.

This talk will discuss capacitive wireless charging techniques which are able to leverage very high frequency power electronics based on the extensive research performed by Dr. Afridi and his Cornell team. The opportunities and challenges to effectively enable the wide use of dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles will also be discussed.

Dynamic Wireless Charging of Electric Vehicles 2About the speaker,  Dr. Khurram Afridi of Cornell University

Khurram Afridi is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies at Cornell University’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his BS in EE from Caltech, and SM and PhD degrees in EE and CS from MIT, and his research interests are in power electronics and wireless power transfer.

Khurram’s experience includes positions at the University of Colorado Boulder, MIT, LUMS, Techlogix, Schlumberger, Philips, Lutron, and NASA JPL. He was the founding Project Director of the LUMS School of Science and Engineering. Dr. Afridi is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, and is an IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer. He has received Caltech’s Carnation Merit Award, the BMW Scientific Award, the LUMS Werner-von-Siemens Chair, Cornell Engineering Research Excellence Award, and the NSF CAREER Award. He holds 22 US patents, and is co-author of six IEEE prize papers.

Location: Plug and Play Tech Center

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