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ECE 464 – The Delphi Expedition to Kokomo, Indiana

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On November 9, 2018, Professor Banerjee took his ECE 464 class to Delphi Technologies (see above). Students were asked to record their impressions. Following are a few excerpts. “I got to learn a lot of new and amazing things about the applications of power electronics in real life. We got to witness the whole process: […]

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NASA Annual Review Haran and Pilawa Groups Present at NASA Annual Meeting in Cleveland, Ohio (NASA Glenn Research Center)

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Back Row (Left to Right): Yovahn Hoole, Dongsu Lee, Thomas Foulkes, Chris Barth, Andy Provenza, Robert Pilawa-Podgurski Middle Row (Left to Right): Peter Xia, Sam Coday, Nate Pallo, Thanatheepan Balachandran, Byung Hoon Min, and Andy Yoon Front Row (Left to Right): Xiaolong Zhang, Melody Yi, Samith Sirimanna, Yuyao Wang, Sherry Yu, Aaron Anderson Note: Andy […]

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Tour of Xerion R&D and Manufacturing Center in Kettering, Ohio

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IEEE PES/PELS/IAS members had the privilege of touring the Xerion Advanced Battery Corps R&D and Manufacturing Center on October 16, 2018. Dr. John Cook, Xerion’s director of R&D, walked the students through each step of the process for manufacturing traditional and Xerion’s advanced batteries. This tour provided valuable insight about the challenges for developing, fabricating, […]

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Haran’s Group Visits Johnson Controls

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In January, Professor Haran’s group visited Johnson Controls (JCI) where they met with engineering leads on their jointproject,“Development of High Efficiency Compressor Motor Design Project – Phase I Summary and Phase II Launching.” JCI is to provide specifications on the number of speed cycles, fatigue life, windage loss-model validation, and cooling results: scaling down the […]

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IEEE Talks Transportation Electrification: Aviation Propulsion

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Professor Kiruba Haran, IEEE Fellow, Steering Committee Member of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community, and former chair of the Electric Machinery Committee of IEEE-PES, talked with Dr. Marty Bradley, chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power Working Group and Technical Fellow for The Boeing Company. Marty works […]

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Arijit Banerjee Presents “Electromechanical Energy Conversion = Magic” to Campus Middle School for Girls

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Professor Arirjit Banerjee presented “Electromechanical Energy Conversion = Magic” this past December to the Campus Middle School for Girls physics class taught by Laura Shoener. He first talked about energy production—35% goes to consumption and the rest to generation, and then explained the concept of horsepower (including a picture of a horse). He and the […]

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Knowledge is Magic – Tuesday July 3, 2018

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“How many have seen magic?” It seemed an unusual question, especially from someone whose daily life revolves around the very real world of engineering, but to Arijit Banerjee, “Engineering is magic.” “Every day when I come to work, it’s like Disneyland.” The electrical and computer engineering (ECE) assistant professor spoke to 25 of the 300 […]

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An Offshore Wind Energy Harvesting System Amplifies Opportunities in Green Electricity

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A new invention developed by an ECE ILLINOIS team is creating new possibilities for using offshore wind as a competitive source of energy. The team’s award-winning system is set to make this critical renewable energy resource more attainable and cost efficient, producing significant environmental benefits. ECE ILLINOIS Assistant Professor Arijit Banerjee and PhD student Phuc […]

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UIUC Microgrid Control Demo

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Watch this explainer video from the team at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign about the arpa-e project “Distributed Grid Control of Flexible Loads and DERs for Optimized Provision of Synthetic Regulating Reserves” and see how HIL is involved in these kinds of Microgrid projects. Check out this Blog article highlighting DERs:  ARPA-E virtual both blog article

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National Academy of Inventors announces Krein as 2017 NAI Fellow

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Research Professor Philip T Krein has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). This year’s class includes 155 renowned academic inventors, bringing the total number of NAI Fellows to 912.Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional accolade bestowed solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of […]

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