ECE Seminar Speaker Dr. Fred C. Lee
You are cordially invited to attend an ECE Seminar hosted by Dr. Shuo Wang, University of Florida
Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM
Location: 234 Larsen Hall
Where to find us:
Seminar Speaker Dr. Fred C. Lee
University Distinguished Professor
Center for Power Electronics Systems
The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Energy and Power Electronics
Today, only 40% of the energy is in the form of electrical energy.
According to the US Department of Energy, for a sustainable society,
80% of the energy consumption must be in the form of electricity. This
presents an enormous potential in the development of power electronics
to be driven by such emerging technologies as electrification of our
transportation systems and future electrical power grids, which
effectively integrates various forms of renewable energy sources such as
wind power, solar power and energy storage systems.
Power electronics is the engineering discipline utilized to convert
electrical power from one form to another. The technology is manifested
through increased energy efficiency, as well as higher industrial
productivity resulting from the ability to precisely control the electrical
power for manufacturing operations. According to the US Electric Power
Research Institute (EPRI), power electronics solutions can save 1/3 of
the world’s electrical power consumption. However, the full potential of
power electronics has not yet been realized due to its high initial
installation cost. To realize its full potential, a paradigm shift in power
electronics systems and design practice is eminent. This talk attempts to
capture some of the significant developments and technology trends, as
well as research activities in CPES.
Dr. Fred C. Lee is a University Distinguished Professor and Founder and
Director of the NSF ERC for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). The
CPES Industry Partnership program enables its industry members to
sponsor graduate fellowships and provides the opportunity to direct
research in areas of mutual interest, as well as the ability to access IPs
generated collectively by all industry-funded fellowships on a royalty-free
and non-exclusive basis. To date, more than 215 companies worldwide
have benefited from this industry partnership program. The center has
been cited by NSF as a model ERC for its industry collaboration and
technology transfer, education, and outreach.
Dr. Lee has served as major advisor to 91 M.S. and 81 Ph.D. students.
He holds 80 US patents, and has published 293 journal articles and over
700 refereed technical papers. He has received numerous awards,
including the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering in 2015. His research
interests include high-frequency power conversion, magnetics and EMI,
distributed power systems, renewable energy, power quality, highdensity
electronics packaging and integration, and modeling and control.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an
academician of Academia Sinica, and a foreign member of the Chinese
Academy of Engineering.
You are invited to attend the ECE Seminar presented by Dr. Fred C. Lee, Virginia Tech