(12/2020) The IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer (WoW 2021 https://2021wow.org/) and IEEE Wireless Power Week (WPW 2021 https://wpw2021.org/) will be held in San Diego on Jun 1-4, 2021. Dr. Chris Mi is the General Chair. Dr. Junfei Xie (Secretary), Ke Huang (Local Arrangement Chair), and Chris Paolini (Webmaster are involved in organizing the conference.
(11/2020) Dr. Chris Mi delivered a keynote speech virtually for the IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power in Seoul, Korea, Nov 15 – 19, 2020.
(11/2020) Dr. Chris Mi delivered a keynote speech virtually for the IEEE ECCE Asia, Nov 29 – Dec 2, 2020 in Nanjing, China.
(09/2020) Dr. Mi received $2.83M California Energy Commission (CEC) Award on “Validating Capability of Second-life Batteries to Cost-Effectively Integrate Solar Power for Small-Medium Commercial Building Applications”. The grant is for $2.83 million from the CEC over 3 years. Dr. Chris Mi, ECE, is the PI on the project and other co-PIs include Dr. Kevin Wood of ME and Dr. Sridhar Seshagiri of ECE. The University of California San Diego (PI: Dr. Patrick Mercier), and University of California Riverside (PI: Dr. Nanpeng Yu) are collaborators on the project. The project seeks to develop and integrate commercial scale PV systems with reliable and cost effective, repurposed electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The goal is to ensure that second life EV batteries will last for a minimum of 10 years as part of a grid storage application with a degradation rate of 3% or less annually. This will result in a greater reliability of electricity and lower costs to ratepayers. The objectives of this proposal are to 1) create a second life ‘battery genome’ through Lab scale analysis (including operando studies) in order to improve battery management systems 2) design and build two pilot test facilities at Chula Vista’s Veterans Park and the SDSU Children’s Center 3) develop battery management system technologies, algorithms, and operation strategies which increase efficiency and 4) demonstrate that the second life EV battery can operate reliably, supports grid needs and reduce the total ownership cost.
(11/2019) Prof. Chris Mi is the winner of the 2019 IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award. This is to acknowledge him “for contribution to wireless power transfer technologies”
Congratulations to Fei Lu and Hua Zhang won the Prize Letter Award for 2018 in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics: Fei Lu, Hua Zhang, and Chris Mi, “A Two-Plate Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Charging Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 964-969, Feb. 2018.
Dr. Mi organized an industry session on high-power dynamic wireless charging of electric vehicles at the IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE-Asia), May 27-30, 2019, Busan, Korea. Ten speakers presented their latest technology representing from HIOKI E.E. Corporation, Green Power Co, University of Auckland, University of Tokyo, Chongqing University, ZoneCharge, Toyota and KAIST.
Dr. Chris Mi delivered a tutorial on wireless power transfer at the IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE-Asia), May 27-30, 2019, Busan, Korea.
Dr. Chris Mi delivered a keynote speech at the CPES Power Electronics Conference, Sponsored by CPES Industry Consortium, April 14-16, 2019, Blacksburg, Virginia Tech, VA.
New Book: Zhang, and Chris Mi, Automotive Transmission Systems, Wiley, is now available in Chinese.
Dr.Mi delivered a tutorial and organized a special session on wireless charging at the 2nd IEEE Power Electronics and Applications Conference (PEAC), Nov. 4-8, 2018, Shenzhen, China.
Prof. Mi delivered a panel at the Electric Vehicle Symposium EVS31 on Oct 3, 2018.
Prof. Mi delivered a plenary speech at the SAE New Energy Vehicle Forum, Sept 11, 2018.
New Book: Chun T. Rim and Chris Mi, Wireless Power Transfer – for Electric Vehicle and Other Applications, Wiley, is now available.
Dr. Fei Lu is now an Assistant Professor at Drexel University. Congrats!
Dr. Tianzhe Kan is now with ANSYS. Congrats!
Dr. Mi delivered a tutorial on wireless power transfer at WiPDA-Aisa.
Dr. Bing Xia is now with Tesla. Congrats!
Mr. Walid Elzaghir defended his doctoral thesis on April 10, 2018. Congrats!
Prof. Chris Mi is an invited panelist at the Conference Electric Roads and Vehicles on Feb 25, 2018, in Park City.
Prof. Mi is a plenary speaker at the SAE Hybrid Symposium on Feb 20, 2018, in Missin Valley San Diego.
Chris Mi was named SAE Fellow on November 1, 2017. Link here.
Chris Mi named a Fullbright Specialist.
Fei Lu, Hua Zhang, Heath Hofmann, and Chris Mi Won the 2016 IEEE Power Electronics Transactions Second Place Paper Award.
Fei Lu and Hua Zhang Won the Student Demo Award at ECCE 2017.
Fei Lu, Hua Zhang, Heath Hofmann, and Chris Mi Won the 2015 IEEE Power Electronics Transactions Prize Letter Award.
Prof. Chris Mi Is the General Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference – Asia-Pacific.
Prof. Chris Mi to Co-Chair the IEEE Workshop on Wireless Power (WoW) 2015, 2016, and 2017: Link Here
Chris Mi is the Technical Program Chair of the 2014 IEEE International Electric Vehicle Conference.
GATE Center will offer 3-day training on the electric motor design on April 18-19, $199/person for two days. Paid GATE Industry partners will receive one free registration
Professor Chris Mi elevated to IEEE Fellow. Read the full story http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/fellows/index.html
The GATE award Professor Mi received from DoE is featured in UM Record update. Read the full story http://www.ur.umich.edu/
US Department of Energy Awards Will Promote Electric Vehicles in 24 States and Train a Workforce for Advanced Vehicle Development. The University of Michigan-Dearborn GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation is one of seven recipients. Read the full story here.
DOE Announces $2.4 Billion in Grants to Accelerate the Manufacturing and Deployment of the Next Generation of U.S. Batteries, Electric Vehicles, and PHEVs. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is part of this historic effort.
See full story here.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn receives $2.3 million from Chrysler to work on the Ram Truck PHEV program. Read full story “Plugged In”, the news story from the Report.
U-M to receive funds to prepare the workforce for green technology. Read the full story here.
The International Symposium on Wireless Power Transmission Key Technology co-located with the 15th Annual Meeting of China Science and Technology Association (General Co-Chair)
Download the Call for Papers for the Special Issue on Wireless Power Transfer by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Click here for CFP.
The Special Issue by JESTPE has been published, Click here for the contents.
The Special by TPEL is closed, Click here for more information.
Visit the website of WoW Workshop on Wireless Power Transfer: http://www.2015wow.org/
Visit the website of International Electric Vehicle Conference: http://sites.ieee.org/ievc2014/
Learn about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and the International Future Energy Challenge
on ieee.tv and Youtube.com
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