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  • Joey Li
    Joey Li
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  • Ze Li
    Ze Li
    PhD Candidate
  • Alexandre Grosset
    Alexandre Grosset
    Visiting Research Student
  • LIKHITHSAGAR GUJJALAPATI
    LIKHITHSAGAR GUJJALAPATI
    Visiting Research Student
  • John Wang
    John Wang
  • Animesh Kundu Anik
    Animesh Kundu Anik
    MASc Candidate
  • Junxi Cai
    Junxi Cai
    MASc Candidate
  • Qingqing Xie
    Qingqing Xie
    MASc Candidate
  • Philip Korta
    Philip Korta
    MASc Candidate
  • Claudio Hartkopf Lopes Filho
    Claudio Hartkopf Lopes Filho
    UWindsor - Ford PhD Student
  • Dr. Seog Kim
    Dr. Seog Kim
    Ford-UWindsor Senior Research Engineer
  • Aida Mollaeian
    Aida Mollaeian
    PhD Candidate
  • Aiswarya Balamurali
    Aiswarya Balamurali
    PhD Candidate
  • Aleksander Reydman
    Aleksander Reydman
    Alumni
  • Dr. Anas Labak
    Dr. Anas Labak
    Alumni
  • Boro Samcevic
    Boro Samcevic
    MASc Candidate
  • Dr. Chunyan Lai
    Dr. Chunyan Lai
    Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Eric Lesiuta
    Eric Lesiuta
    Alumni
  • Eshaan Ghosh
    Eshaan Ghosh
    PhD Candidate
  • Eugen Ioachim
    Eugen Ioachim
    Electrical Engineer
  • Firoz Ahmed
    Firoz Ahmed
    PhD Candidate
  • Dr. Guodong Feng
    Dr. Guodong Feng
    Post Doctoral Fellow
  • Himavarsha Dhulipati
    Himavarsha Dhulipati
    PhD Candidate
  • Jiang Bo Tian
    Jiang Bo Tian
    PhD Candidate
  • Dr. Kaushik Mukherjee
    Dr. Kaushik Mukherjee
    Visiting Professor
  • Dr. Lakshmi Varaha Iyer
    Dr. Lakshmi Varaha Iyer
    Alumni
  • Min Zhu
    Min Zhu
    PhD Candidate
  • Nikola Stojakovic
    Nikola Stojakovic
    Alumni
  • Dr. Seyed Mousavi Sangdehi
    Dr. Seyed Mousavi Sangdehi
    Alumni
  • Shruthi Mukundan
    Shruthi Mukundan
    PhD Candidate
  • Dr. Vincent Hu
    Dr. Vincent Hu
    Alumni
  • Dr. Xiaomin Lu
    Dr. Xiaomin Lu
    Alumni
Joey Li
Visiting Students
Ze Li
PhD Candidate

Education

B.S. Degree in Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, in 2012

M.Sc. Degree in Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, in 2015

Publications

  1. Ze Li, Lile He, and Zhijie Guo. Research on Hydraulic Manifold Block Hole Routing Optimization Based on Improved Ant Colony Algorithm. Computer Engineering and Applications, 2015.
  2. Zhaoxing Li, Lile He, Ze Li, and Yunrui Li. A novel particle swarm optimization algorithm for network clustering. Journal of Digital Information Management, 14(1), 1, 2015.

Workshop Attended

Working at D&V Electronics, Vaughan, ON (May 2016-Current) for Ontario Center of Excellence(OCE) Industry-Academic R&D Project

Area of Research

Traction Machine Drives and Control

Alexandre Grosset
Visiting Research Student

Updating

LIKHITHSAGAR GUJJALAPATI
Visiting Research Student

Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SASTRA University,

Thanjavur,Tamil Nadu,India

John Wang
Area of Research:
1. Electric Vehicle Charging
2. Simulation of Electric Vehicle in Matlab
3. Experiment of electrical motors and control systems
Animesh Kundu Anik
MASc Candidate

Educational Qualification:

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) , 2016

Journal:

[1] Khandoker Tanjim Ahammad, Animesh Kundu Anik, and Sumaiya Suravee, “Mapping of Mammalian Purkinje Network on an Electrically Equivalent Circuit,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 144–151, January 2017.

Junxi Cai
MASc Candidate

Educational Qualifications:

B.Sc. in Automation (Shenyang University of Technology)

M.Eng in Electrical engineering ( University of Windsor)

 

Workshop attended:

Worked at D&V Electronics, Vaughan,ON (Feb 2016-Sep 2016) for Ontario Center of Excellence(OCE) Industry-Academic R&D Project

 

Scholarships:

University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance Scholarship

Qingqing Xie
MASc Candidate

Conferences attended:

  1. APMA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition, June, 2016
  2. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, Michigan, USA, June 22-24 2016

Area of research: Electric vehicle emulation

Philip Korta
MASc Candidate

Educational Qualifications:

Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) Student in Electrical Engineering and Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Windsor
Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) with Honours Electrical Engineering Co-op – University of Windsor

Conferences/Workshops attended:

CWIEME Winding Conference: Chicago, Illinois, USA, October 2016
CUTRIC Big Data and Cybersecurity in Advanced Transportation: Windsor, ON, Canada, November 2016

Awards/Achievements:

2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2017 F. Wayne and Purita C. Bristow Award, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2017 Fredrick Atkins Graduate Award, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2016 Polonia Centre Academic Award, Windsor ON
2016 Master’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2016 Recipient of Peter Fast Memorial Scholarship, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2014 Stantec Consulting Award – Electrical Engineering, Stantec Consulting, Kitchener ON
2014 Electrozad Foundation Scholarship Fund, Electrozad, Windsor ON
2013-Present Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2013-2016 Golden Key International Honour Society, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2012-2016 Dean’s Honour Roll, University of Windsor, Windsor ON
2012-2016 Outstanding Scholars Award in Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor ON

Claudio Hartkopf Lopes Filho
UWindsor - Ford PhD Student

Educational Qualifications
Mechanical Engineer – Mechatronics – Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1998
Master of Electrical Engineering – Automation and Control – Univerisidade de Campinas, Brazil, 2011

Publication list
[1] Practical evaluation and computational simulation of the effect of engine front end accessory drive (FEAD) dampers on OBD misfire monitor signal – 21st SAE Brasil International Congress and Exhibition – Oct-4th-2012
[2] Modeling of a fuel cell/battery hybrid powertrain – SAE Technical Paper Series – Oct-7th-2008

Conferences/workshops attended
VPPC 2009 – Dearborn, Michigan, October/2009

Dr. Seog Kim
Ford-UWindsor Senior Research Engineer
Aida Mollaeian
PhD Candidate

1) Educational Qualifications     

B.Sc. in Physics-Solid states (Tehran Islamic Azad University)

M.Sc. in Physics-Solid states (Tehran Islamic Azad University)

 

2) Publication list  

Journal papers:

[1] E. Ghosh, A. Mollaeian, W. Hu and N. C. Kar, “A Novel Control Strategy for Online Harmonic Compensation in Parametrically Unbalanced Induction Motor,” in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 1-4, July 2016.

[2] A. Balamurali, C. Lai, A. Mollaeian, V. Loukanov and N. C. Kar, “Analytical Investigation Into Magnet Eddy Current Losses in Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Using Modified Winding Function Theory Accounting for Pulse width Modulation Harmonics,” in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 1-5, July 2016.

[3 ] A. Mollaeian, K. L. V. Iyer, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “3-D Sub-domain Analytical Model to Calculate Magnetic Flux Density of Induction Machine with Semi-closed Slots under No-Load Condition” in preparation to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, November 2016.

 

Conference papers:

[1] A. Balamurali, A. Mollaeian, S. M. Sangdehi and N. C. Kar, “Parameter identification of permanent magnet synchronous machine based on metaheuristic optimization,” 2015 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alene, ID, pp. 1729-1734, 2015.

[2] A. Mollaeian, E. Ghosh, H.Dhulipati, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “3-D Sub-domain Analytical Model to Calculate Magnetic Flux Density of Induction Machine with Semi-closed Slots under No-Load Condition,” accepted by the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC), Florida, 2016.

[3] E. Ghosh, F. Ahmed, A. Mollaeian, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Online Parameter Estimation and Loss Calculation using Duplex Neural-Lumped Parameter Thermal Network for Faulty Induction Motor, ” accepted by the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Florida, 2016.

[4] A. Mollaeian, S. M. Sangdehi, A. Balamurali, G Feng, and N. C. Kar, “Reduction of Space Harmonics in Induction Machines Incorporating Rotor Bar Optimization through a Coupled IPSO and 3-D FEA Algorithm, ” accepted by the IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Switzerland, 2016.

[5] A. Mollaeian, M. Mousavi, A. Balamurali, J. Tjong, and N. C. Kar, “Optimal Design of Skewed Rotor Induction Machine for Space Harmonic Reduction Considering z-Axis Magnetic Flux Density Variation,” presented at the IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, 2016.

[6] E. Ghosh, A. Mollaeian, V. Hu, and N. C. Kar, “A Novel Control Strategy for On-line Harmonic Compensation in Parametrically Unbalanced Induction Motor,” presented at the IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, 2016.

[7] A. Balamurali, C. Lai, A. Mollaeian, V. Loukanov, and N. C. Kar, “Analytical Investigation of Magnet Eddy Current Losses in Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Using Modified Winding Function Theory Accounting for Pulse Width Modulation Harmonics, ” presented at the IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, 2016.

 

3) Conferences/workshops attended

1) International Conference on Electric Machines, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-9 2016

2) Advance powertrain and lightweight-sustainable materials workshon,  Ford, December 2015

3) National Instruments event Hands-On Campus Workshop – Acquiring Measurements With NI LabVIEW and NI DAQ Hardware, December 2015

4) Introduction to ANSYS engineering Modelling & Simulation Workshop, 2013

5) Technical writing workshop” at the Centre for English Language Development, university of Windsor, 2013

 

4) Awards/Achievements/Scholarships          

Research Assistant Scholarship (2013-2017)

 

5) Research area:   Electric machine design (IMs)

Numerical and analytical methods : finite element method, finite difference method, finite volume method, analytical solutions

Optimization techniques (GA, Particle swarm, Hybrid methods)

Aiswarya Balamurali
PhD Candidate

Educational Qualifications:

B. Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SASTRA University

 

Publication list:

Published Peer-reviewed Journals:

  1. A. Balamurali, C. Lai, A. Mollaeian, V. Loukanov, N. C. Kar, “Analytical investigation into magnet eddy current losses in interior permanent magnet motor using modified winding function theory accounting for pulse width modulation harmonics, “in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 1-5, 2016.
  2. Narayan C. Kar, K. L. V. Iyer, Anas Labak, Xiaomin Lu, Chunyan Lai, Aiswarya Balamurali, Bryan Esteban, and Maher Sid-Ahmed, “Courting and Sparking: Wooing consumers’ interest in the EV market.,” in IEEE Electrification Magazine, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 21-31, 2013.

Published or Accepted Peer-reviewed Conferences:

  1. Balamurali, K. L.V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, “Novel and Improved Non-Invasive Iron Loss Testing Method in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Used in Electrified Vehicle Applications,” accepted to be presented at the IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Drives and Energy Systems, Trivandrum, India, 2016.
  2. Balamurali, C. Lai, V. Loukanov, and N. C. Kar, “Modeling and Analysis of Carrier Harmonic based Eddy Current Losses in Interior Permanent Magnet Motors,” accepted to be presented at the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Florida, 2016.
  3. Balamurali, C. Lai, G. Feng, V. Loukanov, and N. C. Kar, “Online Multi-Parameter Identification of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors in EV Application Considering Iron Losses,” presented at the IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Switzerland, 2016.
  4. Mollaeian, S. M. Sangdehi, A. Balamurali, G Feng, and N. C. Kar, “Reduction of Space Harmonics in Induction Machines Incorporating Rotor Bar Optimization through a Coupled IPSO and 3-D FEA Algorithm,” presented at the IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Switzerland, 2016.
  5. Balamurali, C. Lai, A. Mollaeian, V. Loukanov, and N. C. Kar, “Analytical Investigation of Magnet Eddy Current Losses in Interior Permanent Magnet Motor Using Modified Winding Function Theory Accounting for Pulse Width Modulation Harmonics,” presented at the IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, 2016.
  6. Mollaeian, M. Mousavi, A. Balamurali, J. Tjong, and N. C. Kar, “Optimal Design of Skewed Rotor Induction Machine for Space Harmonic Reduction Considering z-Axis Magnetic Flux Density Variation,” presented at the IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, 2016.
  7. Balamurali, A. Mollaeian, S. M. Sangdehi and N. C. Kar, “Parameter identification of permanent magnet synchronous machine based on metaheuristic optimization,” in proc. of IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alene, ID, 2015, pp. 1729-1734.
  8. Balamurali, K. L. V Iyer, K. Ramkumar, and N. C Kar, “Analytical Approach Towards Quantitative Electrical Loss Analysis of Dual Three-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  9. Lai, A. Balamurali, V. Bousaba, K. L. V Iyer, N. C Kar, “Analysis of Stator Winding Interturn Short-circuit Fault in Interior and Surface Mounted Permanent Magnet Traction Machines,” in IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Detroit, United States, 2014.

 

Conferences/workshops attended:

  1. IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, 2016.
  2. Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EV Expo), September 2016.
  3. APMA 2016 Annual Conference and Exhibition, June, 2016.
  4. Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo (EV Expo), September 2015.
  5. IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Berlin, Germany, 2014.
  6. IEEE International Workshop on Electrified Vehicle Components and Systems, 2013.

 

Awards/Achievements/Scholarships

  1. Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) International World Fellowship (2016-2017): Selected to represent University of Windsor as one among the 20 awardees in all of the universities in Canada and United States.
  2. University of Windsor International Graduate (Doctoral) Entrance Scholarship (May 2013 –April 2017).
  3. University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance Scholarship
  4. (January 2013 – August 2016).
  5. University of Windsor International Graduate (Masters) Entrance Scholarship (January 2013-April 2013).
  6. SASTRA Semester Abroad (Undergraduate) Program Scholarship.

 

Aleksander Reydman
Alumni

Educational Qualifications:

Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering). University of Windsor.

Master of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering), Summa Cum Laude. Far Eastern State Transport University, Khabarovsk, Russia.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Electric Supply of Railway), Magna Cum Laude. Far Eastern State Transport University, Khabarovsk, Russia.

 

Conference attended:

APMA 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition. Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

 

Area of Interest:

Electric Motor Testing

Dr. Anas Labak
Alumni

Area of Interest: Design and Testing of Traction Motors

Boro Samcevic
MASc Candidate

Area of Interest: Permanent Magnet Machine Testing

Dr. Chunyan Lai
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Educational Qualification and Work Experience

B.S. degree in engineering from Sun Yat-sen University, China, in 2010.

Between 2010 and 2013, she spent two and a half years in the industry.

 

Publications:

Journal:

  1. C. Lai, G. Feng, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, “Genetic algorithm based current optimization for torque ripple reduction of interior PMSMs,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Applications, Oct. 2016.
  2. C. Lai, G. Feng, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, “Investigations of the influence of PMSM parameter variations in optimal stator current design for torque ripple minimization,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Oct. 2016.
  3. C. Lai, G. Feng, K. Mukherjee, V. Loukanov and N. C. Kar, “Torque Ripple Minimization for Interior PMSM with Consideration of Magnetic Saturation Incorporating On-line Parameter Identification,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Oct. 2016.
  4. C. Lai, G. Feng, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, “Online estimation of inductances and magnet flux linkage in interior PMSM employing speed harmonic measurements,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Sept. 2016.
  5. C. Lai, G. Feng, K. Mukherjee, V. Loukanov and N. C. Kar, “Torque ripple modeling and minimization for interior PMSM considering magnetic saturation,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Aug. 2016.

Conference:

  1. C. Lai, G. Feng, K. Mukherjee, V. Loukanov and N. C. Kar, “Torque ripple minimization for interior pmsm with consideration of magnetic saturation incorporating on-line parameter identification,” Accepted for presentation in the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Florida, 2016.

Conferences/workshops attended

  • Presented industrial project with industrial partner Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies Inc. at the OCE Discovery conference, Toronto, Canada, 2013.
  • Presented research project at the University of Windsor booth at Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Windsor, 2013.
  • Poster presentation at the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, Michigan, USA, 2014.
  • Oral presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Germany, 2014.
  • Poster presentation at the IEEE International Magnetics Conference, Beijing, China, 2015.
  • Oral presentation at the 13th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference, California, USA, 2016.
  • Attended AUTO 21 Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 2014.
  • Assisted in organizing the Symposium for Green Energy and Technology and the IEEE International Workshop on Electrified Vehicle Components & Systems at the University of Windsor, June 2013.
  • Attended AUTO 21 Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, May 2013.
  • Participated in a three-day Electric motor forum in Toronto, December, 2013.

Awards/Achievements/Scholarships

  • University of Windsor Doctoral International Entrance Scholarship 2013-2017.
  • University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance Winter 2013 to Summer 2016.
  • Research Scholarship from Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy 2013 until date.

Area of Research: Traction Machine Drives and Control

Eric Lesiuta
Alumni
Eshaan Ghosh
PhD Candidate

Educational Qualifications:

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Haldia Institute of Technology, India, 2012

 

Publication list:

Journal:

[1] E. Ghosh, A. Mollaeian, W. Hu and N. C. Kar, “A Novel Control Strategy for Online Harmonic Compensation in Parametrically Unbalanced Induction Motor,” in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 1-4, July 2016.

[2] E. Ghosh, F. Ahmed, A. Mollaeian, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Online Parameter Estimation and Loss Calculation using Duplex Neural-Lumped Parameter Thermal Network for Faulty Induction Motor, ”in preparation to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, November 2016. .

[3] A. Mollaeian, E.Ghosh, H.Dhulipati, H. J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “3-D Sub-domain Analytical Model to Calculate Magnetic Flux Density of Induction Machine with Semi-closed Slots under No-Load Condition” in preparation to IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, November 2016.

 

Conference:

[1] E. Ghosh, F. Ahmed, M. M. Sangdehi and N. C. Kar, “Temperature influenced online stator resistance estimation using an improved swarm intelligence technique for induction machine,” IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), , Dearborn, MI, 2015

[2] F. Ahmed, E. Ghosh and N. C. Kar, “Transient thermal analysis of a copper rotor induction motor using a lumped parameter temperature network model,” 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, 2016,

[3] E. Ghosh, F. Ahmed, A. Mollaeian, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Online Parameter Estimation and Loss Calculation using Duplex Neural-Lumped Parameter Thermal Network for Faulty Induction Motor,” accepted by the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Florida, 2016.

[4]  A. Mollaeian, E. Ghosh, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “3-D Sub-domain Analytical Model to Calculate Magnetic Flux Density of Induction Machine with Semi-closed Slots under No-Load Condition,” accepted by the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation, Florida, 2016.

 

Conferences/workshops attended:

[1] IEEE Intermag Conference, San Diego, USA, January 2016.

[2] Attended the Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibitions at Chicago on October 6, 2016.

[3]  IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, USA, 2015

[4] EPT-150 Industrial Motor Testing Training at D&V Electronics, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, May 2015

 

Awards/Achievements/Scholarships

[1] University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance Scholarship.

[2] Research Scholarship from the Canada Research Chair Program in Electrified Transportation Systems at the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy.

[3] Outstanding Student Scholarship from Graduate Student society

[4] Ontario Centres of Excellence Scholarship for Industry-Academic R&D Collaboration

 

Industrial Experience and Projects worked on:

[1] Worked at D&V electronics, Vaughan, Canada (September 2015 – August 2016) on development of a 48VDC and a High voltage High Performance High Voltage DC-DC Converter, Modelling of the RG-BS20 ( a regenerative battery simulator made at D&V Electronics) and working on System on Chip (SoC) devices as well as microcontrollers to produce the low-cost integration for seamless operation of converter and communication with human machine interfaces.

[2] Worked with IGB Automotive, Windsor (September 2013 – December 2013)  on performance, efficiency, noise and vibration analysis of small blower fans for the purpose of optimum car seat heating.

[3] Development of Electric Baja Car for Electric vehicle race, Windsor

 

Area of Research: High Speed Induction Motor Drives

Eugen Ioachim
Electrical Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to projects.
  • Provide technical assistance and resolution when electrical or engineering problems are encountered before, during, and after tests.
  • Defining and developing the strategies and plans for future applications.
Firoz Ahmed
PhD Candidate

Thermal Analysis of Electric Machines

Dr. Guodong Feng
Post Doctoral Fellow

Guodong Feng received the B.S. and Ph.D degrees from Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, in 2010 and 2015, respectively. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. His research interests include intelligent information processing and electrical machine design, control and testing.

 

List of Publications:

[1]    G. Feng, C. Lai and N. C. Kar, “A Novel Current Injection-Based Online Parameter Estimation Method for PMSMs Considering Magnetic Saturation,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 52, no. 7, pp. 1-4, 2016.

[2]    G. Feng, C. Lai, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, “Current Injection-Based Online Parameter and VSI Nonlinearity Estimation for PMSM Drives Using Current and Voltage DC Components,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 119-128, 2016.

[3]    G. Feng, C. Lai, N. C. Kar, “Expectation Maximization Particle Filter and Kalman Filter based Permanent Magnet Temperature Estimation for PMSM Condition Monitoring using High-Frequency Signal Injection,”IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, in press, 2016

[4]    G. Feng, C. Lai, N. C. Kar, ” A Closed-Loop Fuzzy Logic based Current Controller for PMSM Torque Ripple Minimization Using the Magnitude of Speed Harmonic as the Feedback Control Signal,” Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2016

[5]    G. Feng, C. Lai, N. C. Kar, ” Particle Filter based Magnet Flux Linkage Estimation for PMSM Magnet Condition Monitoring Using Harmonics in Machine Speed,” Accepted by IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, 2016

[6]    G. Feng, C. Lai, K. Mukherjee, N. C. Kar, “Online PMSM Magnet Flux Linkage Estimation for Rotor Magnet Condition Monitoring Using Harmonics in Speed Measurements,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Under major revision, 2016

[7]    C. Lai, G. Feng, K. Mukherjee, V. Loukanov and N. C. Kar, “Torque Ripple Modeling and Minimization for Interior PMSM Considering Magnetic Saturation,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 2016

[8]    C. Lai, G. Feng, K. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, ” Online Estimation of Inductances and Magnet Flux Linkage in Interior PMSM Employing Speed Harmonic Measurements,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2016

[9]    G. Feng, C. Lai, N. C. Kar, ” An Analytical Solution to Optimal Stator Current Design for PMSM Torque Ripple Minimization with Minimal Machine Losses,” Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2016

[10] G. Feng, C. Lai, K. L. V. Iyer, and N. C. Kar, “Torque Ripple Modeling and Minimization for PMSM Drives with Consideration of Magnet Temperature Variation,” IEEE International Conference on Electrical Machines, Switzerland, 2016.

 

Conferences/workshops attended:

International Conference on Electric Machines, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-9 2016

Himavarsha Dhulipati
PhD Candidate

Educational Qualifications:

B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SASTRA University, India

 

Publication List:

  1. K. L. V. Iyer, S. Mukundan, H. Dhulipati, K. Mukherjee, B. Minaker, and N. C. Kar, “Design Considerations for Permanent Magnet Machine Drives for Direct-Drive Electric Vehicles,” in proc. of IEEE International Electric Machines Drives Conference (IEMDC), USA, pp. 1170-1176, 2015.
  2. Dhulipati, K. L. V. Iyer, S. Mukundan, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Investigation of 6-Phase Surface PM Machines with Concentrated Windings for Reduction in Space Harmonics, Leakage Inductance and Magnet Loss in Direct-Drive EV,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Switzerland, 2016.
  3. K. L. V. Iyer, H. Dhulipati, S. Mukundan, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong and N. C. Kar “Design Approach Incorporating MTPA and Winding Function Theories for On-board Direct-Drive Surface PM Machines with Concentrated Windings in EVs,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Switzerland, 2016.
  4.  S. Mukundan, K. L. V. Iyer, H. Dhulipati, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Response Surface Methodology based Optimization of Surface PM Machine Incorporating Stator Slotting and PM Sizing Effects to Extend the Operating Limits for Direct-Drive EV Application,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Switzerland, 2016.
  5. A. Mollaeian, E. Ghosh, H.Dhulipati, J. Tjong and N. C. Kar, “3-D Sub-domain Analytical Model to Calculate Magnetic Flux Density of Induction Machine with Semi-closed Slots under No-Load Condition,” accepted by the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation (CEFC), Florida, 2016.

 

Conferences/Workshops attended:

  1. Attended the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo at Michigan on September 14, 2016.
  2. Attended the Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibitions at Chicago on October 6, 2016.

 

Scholarships:

  1. University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance Scholarship.
  2. Research Scholarship from the Canada Research Chair Program in Electrified Transportation Systems at the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy.

 

Area of Research:

Permanent Magnet Machine Design and Testing

Jiang Bo Tian
PhD Candidate

Conferences Attended:

Discovery Ontario Center of Excellence Annual showcase, Toronto, Canada, May 9-10 2016

 

Scholarships/Awards:

Ontario Center of Excellence Internship Scholarship 2016

University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistant 2015/2016

Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy Research Scholarship 2015/2016

 

Area of Research:

High Performance Converter Design and Testing

Dr. Kaushik Mukherjee
Visiting Professor
Dr. Lakshmi Varaha Iyer
Alumni

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada – N9B 3P4

Master of Applied Sciences (MASc), Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada – N9B 3P4

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech), Electronics and Communication Engineering, SASTRA University, Tamil Nadu, India

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Governor General’s Medal Nominee
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship, NSERC CGS, 2014 – 2016
  • Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program, 2014-2015
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2014 – 2015
  • Tri-Council Recognition Scholarship (TCRS), 2014 – 2016
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) 2013 – 2014
  • Third Best Poster Award in FedDev Ontario Applied Research and Commercialization Initiate Projects Poster Competition, University of Windsor, 2013
  • University of Windsor Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, 2012
  • University of Windsor Graduate Tuition Scholarship (for MASc and PhD)
  • University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance (for MASc and PhD)
  • Research Scholarship from the Canada Research Chair Program in Electrified Transportation Systems (for MASc and PhD).

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Electrified Transportation
  • Renewable Energy Solutions

 PUBLICATIONS

(a) Published peer-reviewed Journal papers during my tenure as a graduate student at the University of Windsor:

[1] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, C. Lai, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar (2016), “Design and Testing of a Multi-port Sustainable DC Fast Charging System for EV/PHEV” accepted for publication in the Electric Power Components and Systems

[2] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2016) “Investigation of Integrated Charging and Discharging Incorporating Interior Permanent Magnet Machine with Damper Bars for Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, vol. 31, pp. 260-269.

[3] Lai, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2015) “Analysis of Electromagnetic Torque and Effective Winding Inductance in a Surface-Mounted PMSM during Integrated Battery Charging Operation,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol.51.

[4] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, K. Ramkumar, and N. C. Kar, (2015) “Investigation of Permanent Magnet Motor Drives Incorporating Damper Bars for Electrified Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, pp. 3234-3244.

[5] C. Kar, K. L. V. Iyer, A. Labak, X. Lu, C. Lai, A. Balamurali, B. Esteban and M. Sid-Ahmed, (2013) “Courting and Sparking: Wooing Consumers’ Interest in the EV Market,” in IEEE Electrification Magazine, vol. 1, pp. 21-31.

[6] Mukherjee, K. L. V. Iyer, X. Lu, and N. C. Kar, (2013) “A Novel and Fundamental Approach towards Field and Damper Circuit Parameter Determination of Synchronous Machine,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 49, pp. 2097 – 2105.

[7] K. L. V. Iyer, X. Lu, Y. Usama, V. Ramakrishnan, and N. C. Kar, (2013) “A Two-Fold Daubechies Wavelet Based Module for Fault Analysis and Voltage Regulation in SEIGs for Distributed Wind Power Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 60, pp. 1638 –1651.

[8] X. Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2013) “Development of a Novel Magnetic Circuit Model for Design of Premium Efficiency Three-Phase Line Start Permanent Magnet Machines with Improved Starting Performance,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 49, pp. 3965 – 3968.

[9] X. Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2013) “A Novel Two-axis Theory based Approach towards Determination of Magnetization Characteristics of Line Start Permanent Magnet Machine,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 49, pp. 4733 – 4737.

[10] K. L. V. Iyer, X. Lu, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2012) “Novel Two-Axis Theory based Approach towards Parameter Determination of Line-Start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 48, pp. 4208 – 4211.

[11] X. Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2012) “A Dual Purpose Triangular Neural Network Based Module for Monitoring and Protection in Bi-directional Off-board Level-3 Charging of EV/PHEV,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, pp. 1670 – 1678.

[12] X. Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2012) “A Wavelet/Particle Swarm Optimization based Voltage Regulation Scheme and Suitability Analysis of Copper- and Aluminum-rotor Induction Machines for Distributed Wind Power Generation,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, vol. 3, pp. 1923 – 1934.

[13] K. L. V. Iyer and N. C. Kar, (2012) “Voltage and Frequency Regulation of Aluminum- and Copper-Rotor SEIGs incorporating Proximity Effect,” International Journal of Environmental Studies (Taylor and Francis), vol. 69, pp. 314 – 337.

[14] M. Jabr, K. L. V. Iyer, C. Sen and N. C. Kar, (2012) “Adaptive and Fuzzy Logic Gain Schedulers for Vector Control of Wind Driven Doubly-fed Induction Generator,” International Journal of Environmental Studies (Taylor and Francis), vol. 69, pp. 299 – 313.

(b) Published peer-reviewed Conference papers during my tenure as a graduate student at the University of Windsor:

[1] K. L. V. Iyer, H. Dhulipati, S. Mukundan, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2016) “Design Approach Incorporating MTPA and Winding Function Theories for On-board Direct-Drive Surface PM Machines with Concentrated Windings in EVs,” accepted for presentation in the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Lausanne, Switzerland.

[2] Feng, C. Lai, K. L. V. Iyer, and N. C. Kar, (2016) “Torque Ripple Modeling and Minimization for PMSM Drives with Consideration of Magnet Temperature Variation,” accepted for presentation in the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Lausanne, Switzerland.

[3] Lai, G. Feng, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2016) “Genetic Algorithm based Current Optimization for Torque Ripple Reduction of Interior PMSMs,” accepted for presentation in the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Lausanne, Switzerland.

[4] Dhulipati, K. L. V. Iyer, S. Mukundan, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2016) “Investigation of Six Phase Surface PM Machines with Concentrated Windings for Reduction in Space Harmonics and Leakage Inductance in Direct-Drive EVs,” accepted for presentation in the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Lausanne, Switzerland.

[5] Mukundan, K. L. V. Iyer, H. Dhulipati, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2016) “Design Optimization of IPMSM Considering Stator Slotting Effect for Enhanced Power Capability using Response Surface Method,” accepted for presentation in the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Lausanne, Switzerland.

[6] K. L. V. Iyer, B. Minaker, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong, and N. C. Kar, (2016) “On-board Direct-Drive Surface Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine with Fractional-Slot Concentrated Windings for Electric Vehicles,” in Proc. of the IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Vancouver, Canada.

[7] K. L. V. Iyer, S. Mukundan, H. Dhulipati, K. Mukherjee, B. Minaker, and N. C. Kar, (2015) “Design Considerations for Permanent Magnet Machine Drives for Direct-Drive Electric Vehicles,” in Proc. of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alene, USA.

[8] Balamurali, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Ramkumar, and N. C. Kar, (2014) “Analytical Approach towards Quantitative Electrical Loss Analysis of Dual Three-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors,” in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Berlin, Germany.

[9] Lai, A. Balamurali, V. Bousaba, K. L. V. Iyer, and N. C. Kar, (2014) “Analysis of Stator Winding Inter-turn Short-circuit Fault in Interior and Surface Mounted Permanent Magnet Traction Machines,” in Proc. of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition (ITEC), Detroit, USA.

[10] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2013) “Study of Permanent Magnet Machine based Flywheel Energy Storage System for Peaking Power Series Hybrid Vehicle Control Strategy,” in Proc. of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition (ITEC), Detroit, USA.

[11] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2012) “Study and Detection of Demagnetization in Line Start Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines Using Artificial Neural Network,” in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines and Systems (ICEMS), Sapporo, Japan.

[12] K. L. V. Iyer, X. Lu, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2012) “Fault Detection in Copper-rotor SEIG System Using Artificial Neural Network for Distributed Wind Power Generation,” in Proc. of the IEEE International Conf. on Electric Machines (ICEM), pp. 1700 – 1705, Marseille, France.

[13] Mukherjee, K. L. V. Iyer, X. Lu, and N. C. Kar, (2012) “A Novel and Fundamental Approach towards Field and Damper Circuit Parameter Determination of Synchronous Machine,” in Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), pp. 41 – 46, Marseille, France.

[14] M. M. Sangdehi, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar (2012), “Short Term Power Demand Forecasting in Light and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles through Linear Prediction Method,” in Proc. of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition (ITEC), Detroit, USA.

[15] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, K. Mukherjee and N. C. Kar, (2012) “Development of a Bi-directional Off-board Level-3 Quick Charging Station for Electric Bus,” in Proc. of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Exposition (ITEC), Detroit, USA.

[16] K. L. V. Iyer, X. Lu, K. Mukherjee, and N. C. Kar, (2011) “Online Stator and Rotor Resistance Estimation Scheme Using Swarm Intelligence for Induction Motor Drive in EV/HEV,” in Proc. of the International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC), pp. 202 – 207, Nuremberg, Germany.

[17] Lu, K. L. V. Iyer, and N. C. Kar, (2011) “Modeling and Comprehensive Analysis of Induction Assisted Permanent Magnet Synchronous AC Motors in Proc. of the International Electric Drives Production Conference (EDPC), pp. 147 – 152, Nuremberg, Germany.

[18] K.  L. V. Iyer, V. Ramakrishnan, and N. C. Kar, (2011) “Significance of Incorporating Proximity Effect in Aluminum- and Copper-rotor SEIGs for Wind Power Application,” in Proc. of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), pp. 300 – 305, Niagara Falls, Canada.

 (c) Contributions to practical applications of knowledge as a part of my work at Infineon, Germany:

[1] K. L. V. Iyer and J. Zacaharia, (2009) “Investigation of Overvoltage Failure Signatures on different Generations of 1.2kV Integrated Gate Bipolar Transistors,” internal project report submitted to the Failure Analysis Research Wing of the Quality Management Department at Infineon Technologies AG, Warstein, Germany, January 2009. Pages:60

[2] K. L. V. Iyer and D. Hagenhoff, (2009) “Market Forecast for Industrial Power Drives 2008-2011,” internal project report submitted to the Department of Marketing and Business Development at Infineon Technologies AG, Warstein, Germany, January 2009. Pages: 25

[3] K. L. V. Iyer and D. Hagenhoff, “Market Forecast for Semiconductors and end-equipment products in Industrial, Medical and Security sectors 2008-2011,” internal project report submitted to the Department of Marketing and Business Development at Infineon Technologies AG, Warstein, Germany, January 2009. Pages: 46

[4] K. L. V. Iyer and D. Hagenhoff, “Market overview of Intelligent Power Modules Manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric, Japan,” internal project report submitted to the Department of Marketing and Business Development at Infineon Technologies AG, Warstein, Germany, January 2009. Pages: 10

Min Zhu
PhD Candidate

1)    Educational Qualifications

B.Sc. in Civil engineering (Southeast University)

M.Sc. in Electrical engineering (Southeast University)

Ph.D candidate in Industrial engineering (Southeast University)

 

2)    Publication list

[1] M. Zhu, V. Hu, and N. C. Kar, “The SOH Estimation of LiFePO4 Battery Based on Internal Resistance with Grey Markov Chain,” IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, Michigan, USA, 2016.

 

3)    Conferences/workshops attended

[1] IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, Michigan, USA, June 22-24 2016

 

4)    Awards/Achievements/Scholarships

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2016)

Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015)

 

Nikola Stojakovic
Alumni

Design and Testing of Wireless Charging System

Dr. Seyed Mousavi Sangdehi
Alumni

EV Powertrain Components and Systems Simulation

Shruthi Mukundan
PhD Candidate

Educational Qualifications:

B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Sastra University, India

 

Publication List:

  1. K. L. V. Iyer, S. Mukundan, H. Dhulipati, K. Mukherjee, B. Minaker, and N. C. Kar, “Design Considerations for Permanent Magnet Machine Drives for Direct-Drive Electric Vehicles,” in proc. of IEEE International Electric Machines Drives Conference (IEMDC), USA, pp. 1170-1176, 2015.
  2. S. Mukundan, K. L. V. Iyer, H. Dhulipati, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Response Surface Methodology based Optimization of Surface PM Machine Incorporating Stator Slotting and PM Sizing Effects to Extend the Operating Limits for Direct-Drive EV Application,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Switzerland, 2016.
  3. H. Dhulipati, K. L. V. Iyer, S. Mukundan, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong and N. C. Kar, “Investigation of 6-Phase Surface PM Machines with Concentrated Windings for Reduction in Space Harmonics, Leakage Inductance and Magnet Loss in Direct-Drive EV,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Switzerland, 2016.
  4. K. L. V. Iyer, H. Dhulipati, S. Mukundan, K. Mukherjee, Jimi Tjong and N. C. Kar “Design Approach Incorporating MTPA and Winding Function Theories for On-board Direct-Drive Surface PM Machines with Concentrated Windings in EVs,” in proc. of IEEE International Conference on Electric Machines (ICEM), Switzerland, 2016.

 

Conferences/Workshops attended:

  1. International Conference on Electric Machines, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-9, 2016.
  2. Attended the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo at Michigan on September 14, 2016.
  3. Attended the Coil Winding, Insulation & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibitions at Chicago on October 6, 2016.

 

Scholarships:

  1. University of Windsor Graduate Teaching Assistance Scholarship.
  2. Research Scholarship from the Canada Research Chair Program in Electrified Transportation Systems at the Centre for Hybrid Automotive Research and Green Energy.

 

Area of Research:

Permanent Magnet Machine Design and Testing

Dr. Vincent Hu
Alumni

Previous position at CHARGE: 

Research Engineer

1) Educational Qualifications

Ph.D., Precision instruments and machinery (Southeast University)

M.S, Digital signal processing (Southeast University)

B.S, Information Engineering (Southeast University)

2) Work Experience

Visiting Professor, New York State University at Buffalo

3) Publication list

[1] M. Zhu, V. Hu, and N. C. Kar, “The SOH Estimation of LiFePO4 Battery Based on Internal Resistance with Grey Markov Chain,” IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference, Michigan, USA, 2016.

4) Area of Research:

Electric Machine Drives and Control

Dr. Xiaomin Lu
Alumni

Permanent Magnet Motor Drives and Control