May 2016 - Matlab tutorial

The student board organized a three day MATLAB workshop for students from 30th May to 1st June 2016. The workshop covered the topics related to matlab coding and simulink. The workshop was a big success and the student board would like to thank all the students for their active participation.

January 2016 - IEEE PELS/IAS student board featured in the IEEE Industry Applications magazine

The IEEE PELS/IAS student board was featured in the IEEE Industry Applications magazine issue for Jan/Feb 2016. The article can be accessed here.

Guest Lecture : Saijun Mao, GE Global research, Shanghai, China

Jelena Popovic and the board of IEEE PELS/IAS Student Board are happy to invite you to the lecture of Saijun Mao, Extnl. PhD student of Jelena and SRE at GE Global research, Shanghai, China.  The following are some information about this talk:

Venue: EWI-Lecture hall H
Time: 12:30 – 13:30 PM
Date: Monday, 14th March

CVSaijun Mao received his Bachelor and Master degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China in 2003 and 2006 respectively. His major is power electronics. After Saijun graduated from university, he joined GE Global Research Center in Shanghai, China in 2006. Now Saijun is the Senior Research Engineer in GE Global Research Center. He holds 20+ patents and authored more than 10 IEEE papers. His main research interests and experiences include:1. High frequency power conversion 2. High voltage generation3. Harsh environment energy harvest and power generation Description of lectureSaijun will provide an overview of the power electronics research activities in in GE Global Research Center at Shanghai, and the new emerging GE Silicon Carbide MOSFET will be introduced.  Saijun will also give an introduction on HV power generation architecture and high frequency HV planar transformer for high output voltage power conversion system. Coffee and cookie are provided.

Connecting academia & industry - Roman Kochetov, ABB Corporate Research

Roman Kochetov from ABB Corporate Research will be visiting TU Delft and will be giving a talk on 'Connecting academia & industry' on Monday, 25th of January, from 13:00 and 14:00 at Dijkstrazaal 9.150. The abstract of the talk can be found below:

I will try to answer an interesting question today: Are academia and industry two divergent roads, or are they two sides of the same coin of knowledge? Resorting to my experience, I would state, that from the viewpoint of a Master student- the two ways are equally worthy, and each shall lead to interesting life choices and career consequences. If you choose an education, then you will get a valuable experience being a PhD candidate for 3-4 years. In the end - if you are persistent, hardworking, fortunate and successful, you will be awarded with a doctoral degree and then again, you are at the same crossroad: academia or industry? As a PhD degree holder, for some companies you are possibly overqualified but at the same time it is not easy to find an interesting and suitable postdoc position, commensurate with your unique skill sets. And even if you find a postdoc position for 1-2 years, you have a chance to reconsider your future life and take a shot at working in an industry. In most cases it is the last possibility to choose what you actually want to do in life. Fortunately, I did not have to decide if I wanted to stay on in academia or drastically change everything and turn to industry. I have made my choice to stay on an intermediate road and postponed the decision that I could not make after getting PhD and even after postdoc. My talk is about the research conducted in industry and how the experience gained at TU Delft helps me in my professional career.

Symposium - Electric drives for Sustainable Air Transport

Date : 27 November 2015
Time : 13:00 to 16:00
Location : CiTG Collegezaal C (Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, Tel. : +31 (0)15 27 89802)

Please click here to register for the symposium 

Visit to IAS Annual meeting - 18-22 October 2015

Chairman of the IEEE IAS-PELS student board Venugopal Prasanth has been invited to attend the IAS Annual meeting between 18-22 October 2015 in Dallas, Texas. He will talk about the activities of the student board, which is the 100th student board of the IAS present the research activities of its members. 

Guest lecture - 1st October 2015

Harry Stokman, CEO of Direct Current B.V. will deliver a guest lecture on 1st October 2015. He will talk about the benefits of DC grids over conventional AC grids and his experiences as an innovative entrepreneur over the last 27 years. You can read about his company and his profile

Harry Stokman derives his experience and knowledge in the field of DC from a history of more than 27 years in developing and building converters and rectifiers for a worldwide market. He founded the company Direct Current BV with the mission to develop the missing links in order to make a DC infrastructure possible. Therefore, a safe way to use DC has been developed and successfully implemented in ongoing DC projects. Harry is also participating in the DC Workgroup NEC 64 for establishing safety standards for DC in the Netherlands, and a member of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) DC group for establishing DC standards worldwide. He is also the founder and chairman of the DC Foundation with the mission to promote and monitor the image of DC, and to provide and nurture knowledge of DC and DC grids. As the initiator of innovative projects and by collaborating with other organizations in several innovative DC projects, Direct Current BV has become a leading factor in DC smart grids in the Netherlands and abroad.

Date: 1 October 2015
Time: 14:00-16:00 
Location: Het Restaurantzaal

Celebration @ ECCE North America - September 2015, Canada

There will be a celebration of the 100th IAS Student Branch Chapter, a joint IAS/PELS student chapter of the Delft University of Technolgy to held at the ECCE North America conference. Vice-Chair of the IEEE IAS-PELS student board Minos Kontos will be attending the conference and joining in the celebration.

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Come network with other young professionals and distinguished guests from industry and academia at this year's IAS & PELS Students and Young Professionals Reception.

  • What:    Reception with complementary appetizer buffet and drinks sponsored by PELS & IAS 
  • Where:  L’ Auberge Saint-Gabriel, 426 Saint-Gabriel, Montréal, QC
  • When:   Tuesday, Sept 22 2015 at 6:30pm

During this year's ECCE YP reception, we will be joined by distinguished guests:

  • Tiefu Zhao, Eaton Corporation 
  • Dr. John Palmour, Chief Technology Officer, Power & RF, Cree, Inc.
  • Dr. Don Tan, Distinguished Engineer and Senior Staff Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
  • We will also be celebrating the 100th IAS Student Branch Chapter, a joint IAS/PELS student chapter at Delft University

Please RSVP here*



Guest lecture - 28th August 2015

We have a Prof. Tsai-Fu Wu visiting as a guest to the group of DCE&S. He would give a deliver a 70-min lecture  on "Decoding and Synthesizing Transformerless PWM Converters". Tsai-Fu Wu (S’88–M’91–SM’98) is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. His research interests include development and modeling of power converters, design of solar-array supplied inverters for grid connection, design and development of D-Σ digital controlled single-phase and three-phase inverters for active/reactive power injection, rectification with PFC, APF, STATCOM and UPS applications. Dr. Wu received six Best Paper Awards from the Taipei Power Electronics Association in 2007–2013. In 2006 and 2014, he was awarded as an Outstanding Researcher by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. He is a Senior Member of the Chinese Institute of Engineers.

Date: 28 August
Time: 15:30 – 17:00
Location: Timmanzaal