October 9-13, 2022 | Huntington Place, Detroit, MI
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the 14th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE 2022). ECCE is widely recognized as the world’s leading technical conference for electrical and electromechanical energy conversion systems and technologies. ECCE places strong emphasis on state-of-the-art topics in the research areas related to energy conversion, offering a unique blend of applied integrated systems research with innovations in energy conversion components.
The past two years have been extremely challenging for everyone due to the Covid19 pandemic, and our hearts go out to our families, friends and colleagues around the world who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The last two editions of ECCE were virtual. We are thankful to meet again in person at ECCE2022 in Detroit. Our Plenary Speakers are no strangers to the auto industry. They include Linda Zhang from Ford Motor Company, Tim Grewe from General Motors, Ryan Shaw from Magna Inc, Prof. Dipak Divan from Georgia Tech, and Prith Banerjee from Ansys. We are privileged to have these distinguished industry leaders and scientists to speak at ECCE 2022. The Plenary Session will be livestreamed around the world to enable them to share their vision with ECCE attendees in Detroit and the rest of the world. We invite you to register free of charge on this Platform, to watch this live Plenary and participate in other free programs at ECCE 2022.
At the core of the ECCE conference is its outstanding Technical Program. This year, we are pleased to feature 856 peer-reviewed technical papers, and 17 Special Sessions in 14 parallel oral and poster sessions. Unfortunately, some parts of the world are currently on Covid lockdown and some of our attendees are facing travel restrictions and cannot attend in-person. We have partnered with VFAIRS to host pre-recorded videos of all the technical paper presentations on a Virtual Platform to be accessed by all registered attendees. In addition, we are offering live zoom “Meet the Authors” sessions during the following week of the conference, from October 17-19, 2022, for our remote authors to interact with attendees and answer questions on their papers. The Zoom links for the live sessions can be found on this Virtual Platform.
I would like to express my utmost gratitude to the members of the ECCE 2022 Organization Committee and its Virtual Platform Team, the ECCE Steering Committee, RNA Associates, VFairs, ECCE Sponsoring Societies (PELS and IAS), Corporate Sponsors, Exhibitors, and everyone who has contributed to the success of this conference.
Welcome to ECCE 2022!
Emmanuel Agamloh, Ph.D., P.E
ECCE 2022 General Chair
F-150 Chief Nameplate Engineer, Ford Motor Company
Linda Zhang is responsible for leading the team delivering Ford’s first ever all-electric F-150 pickup. Zhang, who has been with Ford for nearly 25 years, joined the company after graduating with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and moving into the Ford College Graduate program.
From there, she worked in manufacturing, product development, finance and corporate strategy, gathering business fundamentals that would serve her well as she worked on programs like Ford Explorer, Escape, Kuga and F-150. “The all-electric F-150 program”, she said, “has been particularly fulfilling” – because of her background in electrification and the truck’s prominent position in the Ford portfolio.
To learn more about Linda Zhang check out these links:https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/meet-the-woman-behind-fords-all-electric-f-150
Chief Technology Officer, ANSYS
Prith Banerjee, is Chief Technology Officer at ANSYS, a leader in engineering simulation. Prior to that, he was CTO of Schneider Electric, CTO of ABB, Managing Director of R&D at Accenture, and Director of HP Labs. Previously he spent 20 years in academia as Professor, Chairman and Dean at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University.
He is the founder of two software startup companies, Accelchip and Binachip. Banerjee currently serves on the Board of Directors of Turntide Technologies. In the past, he has served on the Board of Cray, CUBIC. and Anita Borg Institute, and the Technical Advisory Boards of Ambit, Atrenta , Calypto, Cypress, Ingram Micro, and Virsec. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM and IEEE. He was listed in the FastCompany list of 100 top business leaders in 2009. He received a B.Tech. in electronics engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana.
To learn more about Prith Banerjee check out this link:https://missionnorth.com/
Professor, John E Pippin Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar
Director, GT Center for Distributed Energy, ECE
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Deepak Divan does research in the areas of power electronics, power systems, smart grids, and distributed control of power systems. He works closely with utilities and industry and is actively involved in research, teaching and entrepreneurship. Dr. Divanhas founded or seeded several companies, including Varentec in Santa Clara, CA, which was funded by leading green-tech Venture Capital firm Khosla Ventures and renowned investor Bill Gates, as well as Soft Switching Technologies, Innovolt and Smart Wires, which together have raised >$160M in venture funding. Dr. Divan is an elected Member of the US National Academy of Engineering, member of the National Academies Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and NASEM Committee on the Future Grid. He a Fellow of the IEEE, past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, is a recipient of the IEEE William E Newell Field Medal and is Chair of the IEEE Empower a Billion Lives global competition to develop scalable energy access solutions.
Manager, Advanced Engineering,
Power Systems and Advanced Functions, NA Magna International Inc.
Ryan Shaw, was named manager of North American Advanced Engineering in July 2020. In this role, Shaw is responsible for the development of new technologies related to propulsion and driveline systems for automotive products in the North American market. He and his team are focused on providing innovative yet practical solutions to vehicle electrification for the current and future market. Most recently, he has been responsible for developing electrified beam axle drives within Magna. These products offer a drop in solution for customers looking to electrify trucks, SUVs, and commercial vehicles.
Shaw has held various roles within engineering throughout his career, progressing from an intern to Senior Systems Engineer before entering his current management role. His prior positions had a strong focus on system-level engineering, starting in the traditional automotive market and then transitioning to electrification. Shaw has more than 10 years of experience in the automotive industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, with a focus on automotive systems.
General Director of Electrification Strategy & “Ultium Everywhere” for General Motors.
“Ultium Everywhere” expands GM portfolio into locomotive, aerospace, and secondary use.
Tim Grewe, has a BSEE from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as a MSEE from Syracuse University. He started his career with General Electric developing distributed power systems for aircraft, rail, off road & heavy-duty transportation. Tim joined GM as Chief Engineer for the Allison Hybrid City Bus.
His teams have launched multiple generations of GM electric propulsion systems including the Ultium platform. Recent examples include the GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac Lyriq. Tim is the holder of numerous patents and is active in the electrification industry.