On 18 March 2022, Dr. Mohamad Arnaout, on behalf of the Lebanese Chapter, invited Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, to deliver a Distinguished Lecture to the Lebanon Chapter.

Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow is a IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Lecturer of the Industrial Electronics Division (IES) of IEEE, the director of the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control (ADAC) Laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

The title of the lecture was “Smart Battery Gauge and SoC/SoH/SoF estimation”. This lecture was sponsored by the IEEE IES Distinguished Lecturer program. Due to the COVID19 pandemics, this DL was delivered via Google Meet webinar.

As technologies advances, batteries are widely envisioned to be one of the major energy storage elements to be used in applications such as smart microgrids, electric vehicles, etc. for their autonomy, distributed energy resources hosting capability, enhancements in reliability and resilience, etc. In the distinguished lecture, Dr. Chow highlighted the Smart Battery Gauge (SBG) technology that has been developed in ADAC lab and FREEDM Center at North Carolina State University. He also described the modelling, SoC/SoH/SoF estimation implementation of the SBG with applications on microgrids and electric vehicles.

A question-and-answer session was held after the presentation and active discussions took place with all the participating members including students. This distinguished lecture was attended by about 48 members of IEEE IES Lebanon Chapter. After the lecture, Dr. Chow encouraged the audience to visit his website to view videos of the technology described in his presentation. He also encouraged the Lebanon Chapter members to participate in IES sponsored conferences, publications, and events.

Dr. Chow would like to thank Dr. Mohamad Arnaout for arranging the distinguished lecture and hosting him at the web presentation.