Member eNewsletter - June 2021

Since the beginning of 2021, our new logo proudly shows our Society’s full-name, demystifying “IES” for non IES members. To make sure this new logo is correctly used in all your communications (sponsored conferences, publications, Chapter websites), our IEEE/IES teams provided a logo builder and a short guide to quickly and easily create your own Chapter or special event logo – in only three steps! Please check the link!


Modern transportation is on the verge of transition in response to the climate change and resource scarcity, witnessed by the readily proactive deployment of electrical vehicles, vessels and aircrafts, with strong growth foreseeable in the coming decades. This motivates the design and control of high efficiency power electronics due to their enabling role in energy storage integration. Recent advances in artificial intelligence, cyber physics and digital twins can bring new ideas and promising solutions for the future smart management of energy storage systems. Submit your work to this special section, organized by: Prof. Zhongbao Wei, Prof. Josep Pou, Prof. Fei Gao, Dr. Tomy Sebastian. Click read more for CFP and submission website.


Prof. Yousef Ibrahim, our VP-Membership Development, salutes Chapter leaders for their energy and enthusiasm, and looks forward to see more collaboration between different IES Chapters.

Your Society, being a Member-based Society, is happy to help and support, within its framework, any initiative your Chapter may have that benefits your members and sustains your Chapter’s growth.


This IES humanitarian initiative, lead by Prof. Morgan Kiani, aims to improve the health and education in Honduras by introducing off-grid solar powered lighting, charging station, and cooking fans for Hogar CREA Madres, a campus located in San Matias municipality of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Phase one was finished by the end of May and it was dedicated to provide lighting. The second phase of the project will consist of holding educational workshops on the campus.


Breakthroughs in computer, network, materials, and others change the environment in which humans and machines interact with each other. Our technical committee tries to provide a platform to discuss and carry out studies on the cutting edge of human factors/ergonomics. People are welcome to get involved in our activities and join our technical committee to perform studies and development concerning the relationship between people, theory and technologies, environments, and systems.


Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics (TC-II) comprises expert researchers in the fields related to Information Technologies, Data Science, Software Engineering, and Computational intelligence, and their applications to industry and digital transformations. We encourage people interested in Industrial Internet-of-Things, Industrial Cloud and Edge Computing, Cyber Information Security, industrial big data and machine learning, smart grid and energy system, Healthcare and Industrial Software to join our TC.


Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESSs) are promising solutions for mitigating the impact of the new loads in distribution networks induced by high penetration of Renewable Energy Sources and mass deployment of Electric Vehicles. This paper aims at providing a comprehensive view of BESSs integration in distribution grids, highlighting the main focus, challenges, and research gaps for each one of these aspects.


This work aims to comprehensively review and develop gate drivers and consolidate various required design features concerning their galvanic isolation stage, based on normal and short-circuit operation of MV high power converter systems. This review paper also aims to provide design choices and guidelines for the gate drivers, accelerating the growth and deployment of MV SiC devices for field applications and commercial adoption.


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, Morgan Kiani, Yousef Ibrahim, Roberto Oboe, Jinhua She, Wenbin Dai, Leopoldo Franquelo, Marco Stecca, Chandan Chakraborty, Subhashish Bhattacharya.

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