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GLEE – Girls Learning Electrical Engineering

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For the last three years, Professors Arijit Banerjee and Subhonmesh Bose (Bose) have given interactive presentations on power systems and power conversion to sophomore through senior high school girls during GLEE summer camps held at the U of I. GLEE, a week-long program which showcases ECE, was created by and is coordinated by Professor Lynford […]

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Breaking News – ECE Building Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering building at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been awarded LEED Platinum certification. ECE achieved this certification for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, sustainable construction and waste management, and indoor […]

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Executive Dean Philip Krein Won the 2018 Zhejiang West Lake Friendship Award

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On the afternoon of October 30, the 2018 ceremony of the Zhejiang government West Lake Friendship Award was held in the Great Hall of the People in Zhejiang. Prof. Philip Krein, Executive Dean of ZJUI, attended the ceremony on behalf of the awarded experts. Yuan Jiajun, Governor of Zhejiang province, welcomed them before the ceremony […]

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PM-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor as a Compressor Application

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MS student Byung Hoon (BH) Min with advisor K. Haran The Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics at the University of Illinois has been collaborating with Prof. Jian-Xin Shen of Zhejiang University (ZJU) on high-speed compressor motor research. BH Min spent one summer month at ZJU to interact with the ZJU team. During this […]

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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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