Member eNewsletter - May 2021

The IES Nominations & Appointments Committee is calling for nominations to fill the three (3) open positions of IES Appointed AdCom Members-At-Large.

The nominations are due on 30 June 2021.


This special issue focuses on energy storage elements, e.g., fuel cells, batteries, super-capacitors, and flywheels, that are widely utilized in many applications for enhanced system performance and reliability.

Submit your work to this special section, organized by: Prof. Dmitri Vinnikov, Dr. Ahmed Abdelhakim and Prof. Frede Blaabjerg. Click read more for CFP and submission website.


The IEEE Resource Centers have thousands of in-depth technical resources, accessible from any location, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and developed by engineering and technical experts across many science and technology topics.

At Industrial Electronics Society, the IES resource center is managed by IES Multimedia Committee and, as an IES member, you could find tutorials, our previously recorded webinars, and conferences… as if you were there!


The 2021 IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE) is making its West Coast rotation to Vancouver, Canada, 10-14 October 2021. This flagship conference from our sister Society PELS is a podium for presenting the latest power electronics, electric machines, and drives research, their applications, and engineering training. For those unable to travel to the event, the program will run in parallel using Vfairs, a widely adopted virtual event platform, providing participants with the closest “in-person” experience possible. The exhibition takes place over the first two days, at the height of conference attendance.

For more information and to secure your spot at the show, click the link below!


Industrial systems potentially require large amounts of data to be collected and processed in a timely and reliable manner. The goal of our Technical Committee is to provide a collaborative environment for showcasing researchers and practitioners’ work on using emerging cloud and wireless technology together with related concepts, such as the Internet of Things, to build new and improve existing industrial applications. In doing so, we advise and support members in organizing special interest sessions and tutorials at IES conferences.


The Technical Committee (TC05) on Education in Engineering and Industrial Technologies in Industrial Electronics Society is an interdisciplinary forum for the development, implementation, discussion, assessment and dissemination of novel and effective methods to enhance, modernize and improve education in engineering and industrial technologies. The main topics comprehend curricula/course development, remote engineering, distance and blended education methodologies, project-based learning, remote and virtual laboratories, tools for efficient teaching/learning and lifelong education in engineering disciplines.


This paper proposes a remote control method with the force assist to improve the operability of a mobile robot. The force feedback is generated on the basis of the time to collision (TTC) and translational velocity. The TTC is calculated from the predicted trajectory and environmental information, and is used as an indicator of the possibility of collision.


Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 2:00 PM CET (8:00 AM EST)

by Massimiliano Pirani (Marche Polytechnic University – Ancona, Italy)


Tuesday 29 June 2021 at 2:00 PM CET (8:00 AM EST)

by Thomas I. Strasser (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and TU Wien, Vienna, Austria) and Filip Pröstl Andrén (AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria)


by Dr. Hady Habib (Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, Egypt) - 20 April 2021

This webinar presents a modern secondary voltage control application in a 100% renewable energy grid fed mainly by photovoltaics and wind farms, a frequency control application in a fully sustainable marine microgrid fed by tidal, offshore wind and waves technologies and the planning for turning a community to grid-tied 100% sustainable energy zero cost.


by Christoph Hackl (Munich University of Applied Sciences – MUAS, Germany) - 21 April 2021

In this webinar, a unified theory for generic loss minimization by optimal feedforward torque control (OFTC) of electrical machines is presented which allows to analytically compute (i) the optimal direct and quadrature reference currents for all operating strategies, such as MTPC, MC, FW, MTPV or MTPF, and, in particular, Maximum Torque per Losses (MTPL, which considers copper & iron losses) (ii) the transition points indicating when to switch between the operating strategies due to speed, voltage and/or current constraints.

Check previously recorded webinars on IES Resource Center
Contributing authors and editors to this issue:
ITeN editorial board, Xinghuo Yu, Dmitri Vinnikov, Ahmed Abdelhakim, Frede Blaabjerg, JiangBiao He, Morgan Kiani, Roberto Oboe, Lei Shu, Larisa Dunai, Naoki Motoi, Ryo Masaki, Masato Kobayashi, Massimiliano Pirani, Thomas Strasser, Filip Pröstl Andrén. 

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