Wednesday, January 31, 2018
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Gold Auditorium, Bioscience Center
“Technology Overview at United Technology Research Center(UTRC): Power Electronics and Systems”
Speaker: Dr. Suman Dwari
Abstract: United Technology Research Center (UTRC) is the innovation engine of United Technologies (UTC) and all of its business units, UTC Aerospace, Pratt and Whitney, Otis and UTC Climate Control and Security. These business units recognize UTRC as defining what’s next, and ready to solve the toughest problems. Part of that engine is collaborating with a network of partners to move the world forward. These include not only UTC’s business units but government agencies, national laboratories, universities, commercial and aerospace companies and private organizations. In this talk, at first, the overview of UTRC will be presented which will be followed by discussions on current research activities and projects in Systems and Power Electronics areas.
Bio of speaker: Dr. Suman Dwari received his M.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Ph.D. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, both in Electrical Engineering. At present, he is a Staff Research Scientist with United Technology Research Center, Hartford, USA. He has been PI or Co-PI of many government research projects for DoD, ESTCP, DOE, DARPA and contributed in the areas of distributed power systems, sustainable energy resources, high-performance power electronics systems and control techniques. He has also researched on various commercial applications in the area of very high-density power electronics converters using advanced materials and devices. He is the author of over 30 publications and has several US patents. His current research interests include high-performance power converters, wireless power transfer, advanced machines, and advanced control of PE systems.