ABB Distinguished Lecture Series

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ABB and the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department are proud to host the ABB Distinguished Lecture Series in Power Engineering. Each semester, a nationally prominent expert will lecture on a topic related to recent developments in power technology and the smart grid. Distinguished speakers drawn from ABB, academia and the power industry will address the most timely and challenging topics of the power engineering and smart grid industries. Everyone is invited to attend, from undergraduates on up to faculty and friends of the department.

ABB's special relationship with the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and the FREEDM Center, and their proximity on Centennial Campus offers a tremendous opportunity to collaborate, share information and interact for the benefit of all.

All talks are scheduled to take place on NC State's award-winning Centennial Campus. Each talk will be free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served 30 minutes before each presentation.



Past Lecturers

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Future DC Grid Technology for more Decentralized Power Production and Renewable Power Supplies

Dr. Rik W. De Doncker, Director of the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC)
Aachen University of Technology, Aachen, Germany
Dr. Rik W. De Doncker spoke on Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 1:00PM in BTEC, Room 135

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Medium-Voltage Power Converters and their Applications

Hirofumi Akagi , Professor, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Hirofumi Akagi spoke on Friday, May 25th, 2012 at 2:00PM in the McKimmon Center

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Sustainable Energy Engineering

Mehrdad Ehsani, Director, Sustainable Energy & Vehicle Engineering Program
Texas A&M University
Mehrdad Ehsani spoke on Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 11:00AM in BTEC, Room 135

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Generating Smart Grid Solutions

Gary Rackliffe, Vice President, Smart Grids North America
ABB Inc.
Gary Rackliffe spoke on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 2:15PM in BTEC, Room 135