Joint Webinar with IEEE Transportation Electrification Community

Wednesday, 9 December 2020 2:00 PM CET (8:00 AM EST)

by Bharat Balagopal & Mo-Yuen Chow (North Carolina State University, USA)

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Lithium Ion Batteries play an important role in many sectors, for examples: an energy reservoir in a microgrid facility that has high penetration of renewable energy resources, a primary energy source in electric vehicles (EVs), etc. However, the rate of adoption of these batteries are a lot slower than expected because of the uncertainties introduced in term of the State of Charge (SOC), State of Health (SOH) and Remaining Useful Life (RUL) estimation. This webinar will address the issues associated with current battery monitoring systems, their pros and cons and provide insights into new technology that has been developed to not only model but also provide live status updates regarding the battery’s SOC, SOH and RUL when the battery is in use. The speakers will also introduce a relatively new concept called the State of Function (SOF) of the battery and define the relationship between the SOC, SOH, RUL and SOF of the battery. The webinar will cover two major tools, (1) the First Principle Based Four-Dimensional Battery Degradation Model (4DM) and (2) SimBattery Pack that were developed to provide highly accurate and real-time SOC, SOH, RUL and SOF of the battery packs in microgrids and EVs.

The webinar is sponsored by the IEEE IES Technical committees on Energy Storage (ES TC) and on Resilient and Security in Industrial Applications (ReSIA TC). The target audience includes graduate students, researchers and professional engineers interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of current and future trends in advanced modeling of lithium ion batteries, which is mandatory for an effective use of these batteries.

Presenters’ bio:

Mo-Yuen Chow earned his degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., 1982); and Cornell University (M. Eng., 1983; Ph.D., 1987). Dr. Chow joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University as an Assistant Professor in 1987, Associate Professor in 1993, and Professor since 1999. Dr. Chow is a Changjiang Scholar and a Visiting Professor at Zhejiang University. Dr. Chow is the founder and the director of the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation, and Control (ADAC) Laboratory at North Carolina State University. His current research focuses on cooperative distributed control and fault management with applications on smart grids, PHEVs, batteries, and mechatronics systems. Dr. Chow has published one book, several book chapters, and over two hundred journal and conference articles related to his research work. He is an IEEE Fellow, the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2010-2012, and has received the IEEE Region-3 Joseph M. Biedenbach Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, the IEEE ENCS Outstanding Engineering Educator Award, and the IEEE ENCS Service Award.

Bharat Balagopal received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India, in 2010. He completed his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA, in 2014. He was awarded his Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University in 2019. He is currently a Post Doctoral Research Scholar in the ECE Department at North Carolina State University. Dr. Balagopal is also a member of the Advanced Diagnosis, Automation and Control (ADAC) lab at NC State. He has been a student member of the IEEE since 2007 and is the Chapter Chair of the Industrial Electronics Society in the Eastern North Carolina Section. Dr. Balagopal is currently the Vice-Chair for the Energy Storage Technical Committee in the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society. He is also a Guest Editor for the Journal of Emerging and Special Topics in Industrial Electronics (JESTIE). Dr. Balagopal is also a member of the reviewer board of the MDPI Batteries Journal since 2020. He is a recipient of the IEEE IES/TEMS Under 35 Innovators award for his work on the Smart Battery Gauge.