Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers
Plenary Lecture l
Advanced Energy Storage Solution for fast EV Charging applications
through self-reliant DC-AC Hybrid Microgrids

Dr. Avishek Kumar
V-Flow Tech Pte. Ltd., Singapore
May 4 (Wed) 13:30-14:30 PM / KST(=UTC+9)

Abstract

The widespread integration of renewables into the grid and micro-grids are forcing us to investigate the deployment of large scale energy storage solutions to manage the mismatch between the intermittent generation and load. Furthermore, the fast-growing EV industry and their ultra-fast charging capabilities are making the load side demand highly intermittent. Having battery connected to grid in charging stations can mitigate the reliance of the intermittent load on the grid during the peak demand. However, there is no one single energy storage technology that is suitable for all applications. Applications requiring multiple times of partial charge discharge each day reduces the capacity and the shelf life of most of the available energy storage technologies which makes them unviable for certain applications.
In this work, we will present the feasibility of vanadium redox flow energy storage and hybrid energy storage solution for renewable integration and fast EV charging applications of Electric Vehicle.
The presentation will also cover the role of advance power converters required to enable fast EV charging through a DC/AC- hybrid micro grid system connecting the BESS, EV fast chargers and AC power grid with its optimal operation algorithm. The presentation will then discuss merits of hybrid VRB-LIB energy storage solution incorporating therein an intelligent distributed control based on artificial intelligence (AI) including therein the ability to provide forecasts, such as a demand forecast and sales price forecast of the energy, to mention a few. The hybridized solution connected to grid or micro-grid can capture the advantages of both batteries and reduce the disadvantages.

 

BIO

Dr Avishek is co-founder and CEO of V-Flow Tech Pte Ltd. V-Flow Tech (VFT) is a spin-off from Nanyang Technology University in Singapore, capitalizing on 7 years of research to address key issues faced by flow batteries and developing new application with energy storage solution. Avishek holds MS degree in Microelectronics from Technical University of Munich, Germany and a Doctorate degree (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore. Avishek has over 20 high impact publication in the field of Solar and energy storage solution. Dr Avishek was one of the chief architects for developing high efficiency PERC Mono modules and has played a key role in the commercialization of Half cut PERC Mono module for REC solar. Dr Avishek has played a key development of over 600 MW solar projects in the region and actively promoting the adoption of hybrid energy storage solution for round the clock renewables. His research interest lies in the field of advance semiconductor devices, energy storage and hybrid microgrid solutions.

Plenary Lecture ll
Battery Life: Data- vs Model-based Estimation

Prof. Giorgio Rizzoni
The Ohio State University, USA
May 5 (Thu) 09:00-10:00 AM / KST(=UTC+9)

Abstract

As electric vehicles are poised to gain an increasing and substantive share of the overall vehicle parc, there is increasing interest on the part of regulatory agencies and of course of the mobility industry in tools that are capable of assessing the state of health (SOH) and remaining useful life (RUL) of batteries used for ground, air and maritime vehicle use. In this presentation, a broad overview and some technical details are presented to understand the tradeoffs and capabilities of various life estimation methods based on physics-based electrochemical models, semi-empirical models, and data-based models and estimation algorithms that enable SOH and RUL estimation in real-world use of electrochemical batteries. The work presented in this talk is a compendium of twenty years of work on the part of the author and co-workers, as well as of the published literature.

 

BIO

Giorgio Rizzoni, the Ford Motor Company Chair in ElectroMechanical Systems, is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU). He received his B.S. (ECE) in 1980, his M.S. (ECE) in 1982, his Ph.D. (ECE) in 1986, all from the University of Michigan. Since 1999 he has been the director of the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research (CAR), an interdisciplinary university research center in the OSU College of Engineering. His research activities are related to modeling, control and diagnosis of advanced propulsion systems, vehicle fault diagnosis and prognosis, electrified powertrains and energy storage systems, vehicle autonomy, safety and intelligence, and sustainable mobility. He has contributed to the development of graduate curricula in these areas and has served as the director of three U.S. Department of Energy Graduate Automotive Technology Education Centers of Excellence: Hybrid Drivetrains and Control Systems (1998-2004), Advanced Propulsion Systems (2005-2011, and Energy Efficient Vehicles for Sustainable Mobility (2011-2016). Between 2011 and 2016 he served as the OSU Site Director for the U.S. Department of Energy China-USA Clean Energy Research Center – Clean Vehicles. He is currently leading an ARPA-E project in the NEXTCAR program with the aim of advancing energy efficiency in connected and automated vehicles. During his career at Ohio State, Prof. Rizzoni has directed externally sponsored research projects funded by major government agencies and by the automotive industry in approximately equal proportion. Prof. Rizzoni has to date advised 45 PhD and 110 MS students, is a Fellow of SAE (2005), a Fellow of IEEE (2004), a recipient of the 1991 National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, and of many other technical and teaching awards.

Plenary Lecture lll
Exploring the Challenges of Services Design with Optimization Consideration between Trust and Privacy in Internet of Vehicles Environment

Prof. Nai-Wei Lo
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan
May 5 (Thu) 13:30-14:30 PM / KST(=UTC+9)

Abstract

With emerging advanced technologies, intelligent transportation applications or services have gained a lot of attention from national governments and various industries. To fulfill the vision of Internet of Vehicles (IoV), the evolution of vehicles, infrastructure of computing resources and communication technologies has to be integrated synchronously. Once vehicle drivers and passengers get used to enjoy real-time applications and services through IoV environments, the underlying concerns for system trustworthiness and human privacy protection may become critical and pragmatic issues to national governments and related industries. In this lecture, I will present current research progress on this matter and analyze the relationship between trust and privacy. Then I will discuss possible approaches to allow deployed services or applications managing the accompanying risk of trust and privacy toward a more optimized or balanced direction.

 

BIO

Nai-Wei Lo received the B.S. degree in engineering science from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 1988, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA, in 1992 and 1998, respectively. He is currently the dean of School of Management and a Professor at Department of Information Management in National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He was the director of TaiWan Information Security Center at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (TWISC@NTUST) from 2014 to 2018. He is a recipient of 2018 NTUST Excellent Research Scholar Award and 2017 NTUST Outstanding Teacher Award. He serves as a board member of Chinese Cryptology and Information Security Association in Taiwan since 2015. He is a recipient of 2012 IBM Faculty Award. He is currently an associate editor for Journal of Information Security and Applications. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is a senior member of the IEEE. His current research interests include blockchain security, IoT/IoV security, cloud security, crowdsensing and Web technology.