ITEC is aimed at helping the industry in the transition from conventional vehicles to advanced electrified vehicles. The conference is focused on components, systems, standards, and grid interface technologies, related to efficient power conversion for all types of electrified transportation, including electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs) as well as heavy-duty, rail, and off-road vehicles and airplanes and ships.
Dr. Evgeni Ganev is a chief engineer responsible for Electromechanical Power Systems at Honeywell Aerospace in Torrance, CA, USA. He has 37 years engineering experience, 26 of which with Honeywell. His expertise is in high-speed electric machines and control power electronics, as part of electric power generation systems, electric drives and electromechanical actuators. MEA architectures are covered as well. He has provided overall product design and technology ownership on development programs. Also, he enforces design reviews, approves requirements, supports feasibility and trade studies, develops technical competencies relevant to world class capability, and represents Honeywell to customers and external organizations. As strategy leader of the Honeywell Intellectual Property Steering Committee for Electric Power Systems, Mr. Ganev works with patent portfolio managers, marketing and legal people to develop IP plan. He has experience as a systems and chief engineer on numerous aerospace programs for space applications, commercial and military aircraft, and military ground vehicles. His work has been used in platforms like the F-22, International Space Station, JSF, Space Shuttle, Predator B, FCS, A380, A350, Electric Green Taxiing System and NG Jammer. Evgeni contributes to the electrification initiative of Honeywell Transportation Systems (HTS) by adapting aerospace technologies to automotive applications. Evgeni has contributed to aerospace initiatives like the Airforce INVENT, defining fundamental architectural, system and component matters. Mr. Ganev has published 39 papers and holds 42 US patents. Dr. Ganev received his Ph.D. in electric motion control, M.S. in power electronics and B.S. in industrial electronics from the University of Technology in Sofia.
Professor, Villum Investigator
Aaborg University, Denmark
Frede Blaabjerg (S’86–M’88–SM’97–F’03) was with ABB-Scandia, Randers, Denmark, from 1987 to 1988. From 1988 to 1992, he got the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Aalborg University in 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 1992, an Associate Professor in 1996, and a Full Professor of power electronics and drives in 1998. From 2017 he became a Villum Investigator. His current research interests include power electronics and its applications such as in wind turbines, PV systems, reliability, harmonics and adjustable speed drives. He has published more than 500 journal papers in the fields of power electronics and its applications. He is the co-author of two monographs and editor of 6 books in power electronics and its applications. He has received 24 IEEE Prize Paper Awards, the IEEE PELS Distinguished Service Award in 2009, the EPE-PEMC Council Award in 2010, the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award 2014 and the Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Award 2014. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS from 2006 to 2012. He has been Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Power Electronics Society from 2005 to 2007 and for the IEEE Industry Applications Society from 2010 to 2011 as well as 2017 to 2018. He is nominated in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by Thomson Reuters to be between the most 250 cited researchers in Engineering in the world. In 2017 he became Honoris Causa at University Politehnica Timisoara (UPT), Romania.
Associate Laboratory Director, Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Johney Green Jr. serves as the Associate Laboratory Director for the Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences directorate at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Green oversees early-stage and applied research and development in NREL’s advanced manufacturing, buildings, concentrating solar power, geothermal, transportation, water, and wind programs. With a portfolio of approximately $100 million and 300 employees, the Mechanical and Thermal Engineering Sciences Directorate is driving technological innovations in energy efficiency, renewable power, and sustainable transportation. Prior to assuming his current position, Green held a number of leadership roles at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), where he served as director of the Energy and Transportation Science Division and group leader for fuels, engines, and emissions research. Green managed a broad science and technology portfolio and user facilities that made significant science and engineering advances in building technologies; sustainable industrial and manufacturing processes; fuels, engines, emissions, and transportation analysis; and vehicle systems integration. It was during his tenure as a division director that ORNL developed the Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project, a model of innovative vehicle-to-grid integration technologies and next-generation manufacturing processes. Early in his career, Green conducted combustion research to stabilize gasoline engine operation under extreme conditions. During the course of that research, he joined a team working with Ford Motor Company, seeking ways to simultaneously extend exhaust gas recirculation limits in diesel engines and reduce nitrogen oxide and particulate matter emissions. He continued this collaboration as a visiting scientist at Ford’s Scientific Research Laboratory, conducting modeling and experimental research for advanced diesel engines designed for light-duty vehicles. On assignment to the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office, Green also served as technical coordinator for the 21st Century Truck Partnership. Green has served on numerous advisory boards for organizations including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Memphis. He is a fellow of SAE International and is active in the National Academy of Engineering. He holds two U.S. patents in combustion science and, as the lead or co-author of several technical publications. Green holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Memphis and a master's and doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.