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CURENT Seminar with Professor Yongdong Li from Tsinghua University

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016

Time: 12:20 - 1:10pm EST

Location: Room 404, Min H. Kao Building, Knoxville, TN

Title: Multilevel Converters: Recent Development of Topologies and their Control

WebEx Info: Meeting Number: 295 954 820 Password: power 

Call-in Number: 1-650-479-3208 Access Code: 295 954 820

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Presenter: Professor Yongdong Li, Tsinghua University

Abstract: Professor Yongdong Li will discuss multilevel converters, which will include basic multilevel topologies, derived multi-level DC/AC converters, and derived multi-level AC-AC converters.

Bios: Professor Yongdong Li received a Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) of the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1982, and a M.S. and Ph.D  in 1984 and 1987, respectively, from the Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France. He was in a post-doc position from 1988 to 1990 and became a full professor in 1996 in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University.

From June to Dec. of 1996, he was a visiting professor in VPEC of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the United States. His research interests include high voltage power electronic converters and their applications in variable speed drives for energy saving, digital control, sensor-less drives of AC motors and their applications in NC machine-tools, traction drives for high speed train and propulsion drives for ships, renewable energy generation, like wind, solar, etc. 

He has been vice-director of Electrical Machine and Control Group of Dept. of EE at Tsinghua University; vice-director of National Key Lab. of Control and Simulation of Power System and large generator; director of Power Electronics and Motor Control Lab; deputy director of Power Electronic Engineering Research Center of Tsinghua University; and numerous other positions. He is author of 3 Monographs, more than 300 papers in national and international conferences and journals, including more than 100 papers indexed by SCI and EI.