Annual Meeting

2017 POETS Annual Meeting
Multipurpose Room, Interdisciplinary Research Building (IRB)
Howard University
2201 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington DC

(All sessions in Multipurpose Room, IRB unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

  • 6:30 – 8:00 pm Dinner (All POETS and IAB), Cambria Suites Conference Center

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

  • 8:00 – 8:45 am Open Registration and Continental Breakfast, Apple Room (for all meals)
  • 8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome
    Dr. Gary Harris, Associate Provost for Research, Howard University
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am POETS State of the Center
    Andrew Alleyne, POETS Center Director & Ralph and Catherine Fisher Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 9:30 – 9:50 am POETS Research Presentations: Overview
    Alan Mantooth, POETS Deputy Director & Distinguished Professor in Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • 9:50 – 10:00 am Break
  • 10:00 – 11:00 am POETS Research Presentations: Session 1
    • Sensors and Passives Morgan Ware, Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas
    • Optimization of MotorsKiruba Haran, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am Engineering Workforce Development
    Jessica Perez
    , Associate Director of Education & Inclusivity, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 11:30 – 12:15 pm POETS Research Presentations: Session 2
    TBA
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm POETS Research Presentations: Session 3
    • Thermal Management Ken Goodson, Davies Family Provostial Professor Bosch Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University
    • Thermal Devices Paul Braun, Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2:30 – 3:00 pm Networking Break
  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm Industry Research Opportunities for POETS: Industry Presentation
  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm POETS Innovation Showcase
    Moderator
    , Sonya Smith, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Howard University
  • 4:00 – 5:00 pm Keynote Presentation: Title TBD
    John Nairus, Chief Engineering, Power & Control Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 5:00 – 5:15 pm Travel to Reception
  • 5:15 – 7:00 pm POETS Innovation Reception & Student Poster Session

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 am Day 1 Recap, Alan Mantooth
  • 8:45 – 9:45 pm POETS Research Project Presentations – Session 4: IAB-funded projects
    • Development of an All-Sided Cooling 3D Power Electronic Module Simon Ang, Professor & Director of HiDEC, University of Arkansas
    • Combined Thermal and Electrical Design for High Density Power Converters in Electric Vehicles James Allison, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Thermally Aware Electrified Systems & Testbed 3Andrew Alleyne, Unviersity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 9:45 – 10:45 am POETS Workshop Update: Design/Integration
    • Compact Integrated Traction InvertersJuan Balda, Professor and Department Head, University of Arkansas
    • Ultra-compact Bi-directional, 6.6kW EV ChargerTBD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 10:45 – 11:15 am Break
  • 11:15 – 12:15 pm POETS Discussion Session: Developing Tools & Technologies
    • PowerSynthAlan Mantooth
    • Electrothermal Packaging Techniques Simon Ang
    • Sensors for Boards, Modules, Systems Debbie Senesky, Assistant Professor, Stanford University
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
  • 12:15 – 1:15 pm Industrial Advisory Board Meeting and Lunch (closed session)
    Radio Room
  • 1:15 – 2:30 pm POETS Brainstorming Session:  Future Workshop Opportunities
    Controls, Sensors, & DiagnosticsAndrew Alleyne & Greg Salamo, Professor, University of Arkansas
  • 2:30 pm Wrap-up & Closing Remarks
  • 2:45 pm Adjourn Annual Meeting
  • 3:00 pm Howard Lab Tours: Tentative IRB Tour