Leveraging High-Performance Electric Transportation for Intelligent Systems

Philip T. Krein

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Philip T. Krein received the Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana. He was an engineer with Tektronix, and then returned to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests address all aspects of power electronics, machines, drives, and electric transportation, with emphasis on nonlinear control and distributed systems. He published an undergraduate textbook, Elements of Power Electronics (Oxford University Press, second edition, 2015). In 2001, he helped initiate the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, a major student competition. He holds thirty U.S. patents with additional patents pending. He was a senior Fulbright Scholar at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom and serves as Academic Advisor for the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2003, he received the IEEE William E. Newell Award in Power Electronics. He is a past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, and Editor-At-Large of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. In 2015, he is Chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community.


Rapid advances continue in high-performance electric and hybrid vehicle systems. More-electric systems in automobiles, trucks, aircraft, ships, rail, and a wide range of mobile equipment make them more energy efficient,... [ view full abstract ]


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