Electrified Air & Land Transport: The Promise and Challenges of Energy Delivery
In consumer applications like electric automobiles, and especially in the astonishing new field of electric aircraft propulsion, high power storage density is essential. High reliability and fault tolerance are also critical attributes. In addition, global energy and environmental concerns call for more efficient and reliable energy conversion systems. This talk is an overview of these cutting-edge applications of power electronics, electronic converters, and electric motor drives in energy and power delivery systems. We will cover applications ranging from lower power energy harvesting and solid-state lighting, to electrified transportation and renewable energy systems.
Leila Parsa received her Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2005. She is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously she was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Her research interests are in design, and control of electric machines, drives and power electronic converters. She was the recipient of several awards including the 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and the 2007 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Young Member Award. She served as the chair of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Electrical Machines Technical Committee in 2011 and 2012. Currently, she is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. She is an IEEE Fellow.