I. Keynote Speeches

KS1. "Innovation and Global Outlook of Electrical Vehicles Development"
Prof. C.C. Chan, FIEEE, FIET, FHKIE, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Hongkong University, Hongkong
Email: ccchan@eee.hku.hk
 
Abstract:
Innovation is prime importance in order to achieve healthy rapid growth of electric vehicles commercialization. The success of commercialization of electric vehicles depends on the satisfactory tackling of four factors: initial cost, convenience of use, energy consumption and environment protection. Therefore, we need to pay further efforts towards the following three fundamental enablers or three goodness factors: (1) Availability of good performance products at affordable cost; (2) Availability of good infrastructures that is efficient and friendly to use; (3) Availability of good business model to leverage the cost of barrier. In this connection, we need to integrate the policy, industry and market. We need the hand shake among key players in the automobile industry and the electric power industry. Electric vehicle industry can be a disruptive industry, since the function, production and commercial chain of electric vehicles are not at all the same as conventional vehicles. In terms of function, electric vehicle is not only just a transportation means, but also an electric device with moving energy storage capability. Thus the integration of electric vehicles and smart gird, of electric vehicles and information and communication technologies, is quite essential. Such integration and collaboration should aim at gradually achieving the common goal of four zeros: zero emission, zero gasoline, zero traffic accident, and zero traffic jam. In this keynote speech, the global state of the art of electric vehicles, their key issues, key technologies and future trends would be discussed, the integration of intelligent transport, intelligent energy, intelligent information and intelligent humanities will also be addressed.
 
Speaker bio:
Prof. C. C. Chan holds BSc, MSc, PhD, HonDSc, HonDTech degrees. Honorary Professor and Former Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong; Visiting Professor of MIT, University of Cambridge, etc; Founding President of the World Electric Vehicle Association; Senior Consultant to governments, Strategic Adviser or Independent Director of public companies and industries; Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., Chinese Academy of Engineering, IEEE, IET and HKIE. Recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip Medal; Chinese Academy of Engineering Guang-Hua Prize, World Federation of Engineering (WFEO) Medal of Engineering Excellence; Gold Medal of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers; IEE International Lecture Medal; “Asia’s Best Technology Pioneers” by Asiaweek; “Father of Asian Electric Vehicles” by Magazine Global View; “Pitamaha (Grandfather) of Electric Vehicle Technology” in India; “Environmental Excellence in Transportation Award” by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE); published 11 books, over 300 technical papers and holds 9 patents. http://www.eee.hku.hk/people/ccchan.html
 
 
 
KS2. "Current Status and Outlook of Stationary and Dynamic Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging"
Dr. Grzegorz Ombach
Vice President Engineering, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies GmbH, Germany
Email: gombach@qti.qualcomm.com
 
Abstract:
Wireless electric vehicle charging (WEVC) for stationary applications has entered the commercialization stage. Plug-in electric vehicles with automaker installed WEVC are expected to be available in the next few years. Parallel to commercialization, standardization efforts are ongoing. It is essential that standards include provisions for universal interoperability of base pads and vehicle pads from different systems. This interoperability is a key factor for successful deployment and consumer adoption of WEVC. Without interoperability, it is probable that consumers will face challenges. This presentation discusses a system solutions which addresses existing and known future requirements for stationary and dynamic WEVC. Theoretical and practical studies have been conducted and results are presented.
 
Speaker bio:
Grzegorz Ombach is Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, with responsibility for global research and development of Qualcomm’s Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) technology.
In this role he is responsible for technology and innovation portfolio development in close collaboration with strategic partners and universities. One of his main interest area is managing breakthrough innovation in cross functional teams.
Grzegorz joined Qualcomm in 2012 from Brose Fahrzeugteile, where he managed the design of new automotive systems and intellectual property portfolio as Director of Advanced Development.
Prior to Brose Fahrzeugteile, Grzegorz was Principal Expert at Siemens VDO Automotive AG where his responsibilities included management of a panel of experts in charge of electric systems for automotive at the company.
Grzegorz holds Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Silesian University of Technology, Poland. Grzegorz has authored and coauthored over 70 papers and holds more than 25 patents (awarded and pending) on automotive electrical systems. He has been awarded Guest Professorship at the Zhejiang University in China.
 
 
 
KS3. "Induction and Synchronous Reluctance Machines, from Semi-Analytical Analysis towards Practical Vehicle Propulsion Applications"
Prof. Elena Lomonova
Group Head, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Email: e.lomonova@tue.nl
 
Abstract:
Due to the electrification of our society, and particularly, electromobility, the global demand for electric energy is rising. The electric energy converted in hybrid and all-electric vehicles is about two orders of magnitude above one processed in conventional cars. Between 63% and 76% of the generated electric energy at electrical vehicles is estimated to be converted into mechanical energy by electric-motor-driven systems.
Electrical drives should efficiently convert electrical power into mechanical power and vice versa. Electrical machines for automotive applications are usually limited to approximately 20,000 rpm for traction applications. Typically for these applications both permanent-magnet and permanent-magnet-less machines are applied such as induction and synchronous reluctance motors. To increase the energy-efficiency of such systems, minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) have been set by governments world-wide. These MEPS force electric-motor manufacturers to reconsider the design of existing motor technologies, such as induction motors (IMs), or to embrace other motor technologies, such as permanent-magnet synchronous motors (PMSMs) or synchronous reluctance motors (SynRMs). The availability of fast, accurate, and reliable analysis models is of fundamental importance during the motor design stage. To close the gap between strongly simplified analytical models and time-consuming numerical models, this paper discusses the development of advanced semi-analytical models based on harmonic modeling as excellent tools for design and fast optimization routines. In particular, the work focuses on harmonic modeling of the slotted electromagnetic structures of IMs and SynRMs in 2D polar coordinates. Several verified designs are discussed and validated against measurements performed on the prototypes of each benchmark motor.
 
Speaker bio:
Elena Lomonova - Full Professor, Chair of Electromechanics and Power Electronics Group Prof.dr. Elena Lomonova studied Electromechanical and Control Systems at Moscow Aviation Institute - (State University of Aerospace Technology), Russia. After graduating (cum laude), she started her industrial carrier at the Research and Development Company “Astrophysics”, Moscow, Russia (1982-1987). Afterwards she moved to the Electromechanical and Control Systems Department at State University of Aerospace Technology (MAI), and was active in research, education and industrial projects (1987-1997). She gained her PhD (cum laude, 1993) on researching of powertrain and control systems for autonomous vehicles with multi-level power supply subsystems for on-board loads and laser equipment. Since 1998 she worked for the Delft University of Technology before joining Eindhoven University of Technology in 2000. In March 2009 she was appointed as a full-time professor. Her chair focuses on fundamental and applied research on enabling energy conversion theory, methods and technologies for high-precision, automotive and medical systems. Her research activities span various facets of advanced mechatronics, electromechanics and electromagnetics including rotary electrical machines and drives, linear and planar actuation systems. She is an author and co-author of more than 450 scientific publications and more than 10 patents.
 
 
 
KS4. "Challenge of Applying SiC Power Semiconductor Devices to HEVs/FCVs and New Technologies of the Latest Electrified Environmentally Friendly Vehicles"
Mr. Kimimori Hamada
Project General Manager, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan
Email: kimimori_hamada@mail.toyota.co.jp
 
Abstract:
The number of vehicles on the road reached 1.297 billion in 2015. It is growing 7% in each year, which means 90 million vehicles have been produced every year and this popularization trend shows no sign of abating. The growth rate of 7.0% means that automotive industry is obviously still a growth industry. But on the other hand, the mass-consumption of fossil fuels by huge number of vehicles has given rise to various issues, such as potential oil supply instability, global warming due to increasing CO2 emissions, and worsening air quality. For example, 5.4billion ton CO2, which is equivalent to 17% of the world total CO2 emission of 32 billion ton in 2013, were emitted by the Automobile.
Last year, TOYOTA presented “Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050”. To move toward a net positive impact rather than just trying to reduce negative factors to zero, Toyota has set itself six challenges which are “New Vehicle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge”, “Life Cycle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge”, “Plant Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge”, “Challenge of Minimizing and Optimizing Water Usage”, “Challenge of Establishing a Recycling-based Society” and “Systems and Challenge of Establishing a Future Society in Harmony with Nature”. All these challenges are beset with difficulties, however, we are committed to continuing toward the year 2050 with steady initiatives in order to realize sustainable development together with society. The theme of “New Vehicle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge” is an ultimate target from a vehicle development stand point.
If current conditions continue and increased measures are not taken to reduce greenhouse gases, it is estimated that by 2100 the world's average temperature will have risen by 3.7–4.8 degree Celsius. It is further estimated that, to hold the temperature rise since before the Industrial Revolution to "below 2 degree Celsius," we will not only have to reduce additional CO2 emissions to zero, but will need to achieve an actual positive trend through absorption. While the world is trying to move toward "below 2 degree Celsius" scenario, Toyota has, under the "New Vehicle Zero CO2 Challenge," decided to challenge itself to reduce vehicle CO2 emissions by 90 percent in comparison with 2010 levels, by 2050. To realize this, in addition to mileage improvement of engine-driven vehicles, Toyota will promote the development of next-generation vehicles with low or zero CO2 emissions—hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric, and fuel cell vehicles and further accelerate the spread of these vehicles. When these eco-friendly vehicles come into widespread use, they can start making a contribution to society. Toyota will also cooperate with relevant stakeholders to provide possible support as an automobile manufacturer toward the provision of the infrastructure for widespread adoption of electric and fuel cell vehicles.
As one of our specific activities to realize the target of “New Vehicle Zero CO2 Emissions Challenge”, we have to enhance the performance of our HVs, HV system technologies and HV component technologies more and more. Toyota Motor Corporation regards HVs as one of the most practical types of environmentally friendly vehicle and HVs have already been widely accepted by the market. Furthermore Toyota Motor Corporation has positioned HV system as a core technology that can be applied to all next-generation electrically powered environmentally friendly vehicles. The first mass production hybrid vehicle in the world, the Prius, was launched in 1997 in the Japanese market. From the 2nd generation, fuel economy was improved by 26% and higher power performance was achieved. The 3rd generation launched in 2009 has achieved an advanced level of high power output and low fuel economy with 8% improvement comparing with 2nd generation. And we have developed the 4th generation Prius with the feature of further enhanced fuel economy of 56 mile per gallon which hits 12% improvement comparing with 3rd generation and pleasurable driving experience.
We are also focusing on the development of fuel cell vehicles. Hydrogen has higher energy density than electricity. Hydrogen can be produced using sustainable energy sources such as solar and wind power, and is easily stored. Hydrogen becomes an important fuel source for the future. Toyota has positioned fuel cell vehicles (FCVs), as promising eco-cars for the future. The use of FCVs promotes the diversification of energy sources, reduces reliance on oil, and FCVs produce no CO2 and offer the same level of convenience as conventional vehicles. We have supplied mass production fuel cell vehicle (FCV) named “Mirai” since December 2014. Mirai can provide excellent acceleration performance, and smooth and silent ride. Hydrogen refueling time is about 3 minutes. Cruising range is about 650km. All of main components, for example, FC stack, high pressure hydrogen tank and FC boost converter are newly developed and some components are developed based on HV system components, which result in reliability improvement and drastic cost reduction comparing with Toyota 2008 prototype FCV.
Due to its low loss operation properties, silicon carbide (SiC) power devices are regarded as highly promising next generation power semiconductor devices to help improve fuel efficiency and reduce the size and weight of the power control unit (PCU), one of the key components of a HV system. SiC power modules were adopted in the HV system of the third generation Prius and the system performance was compared with that of the mass production Si modules. In an HV system, PCU loss accounts for roughly 20% of the total power system loss. Reducing this loss is a key measure that can drastically improve fuel efficiency. Therefore, the Si IGBTs and diodes in the boost converter, motor inverter, and generator inverter circuit were replaced with SiC MOSFETs and JBS diodes. Driving tests were then carried out to compare the differences. The results found that fuel economy in the standard Japanese JC08 test cycle improved by approximately 5%, even without greatly changing the controls of the boost converter and inverter. An aim of future development is to take advantage of the low-loss characteristics of SiC to improve the fuel efficiency of the HV system by 10% . Using a "Camry" hybrid and a fuel cell bus, we evaluate the performance of SiC power semiconductors on road. In the Camry hybrid, all Si-IGBTs and PIN diodes in the boost converter and the inverters that control the motor and the generator are replaced by SiC-MOSFETs and JBS diodes. Data gathered includes PCU voltage and current as well as driving speeds, driving patterns, and conditions such as outside temperature. By comparing this information with data from silicon semiconductors currently in use, we assess the improvement to efficiency achieved by the SiC power semiconductors. Road testing of the Camry began (primarily in Toyota City) in early February 2015, and has continued for over a year and a half. On January 9, 2015, Toyota began collecting operating data from a fuel cell bus currently in regular commercial operation in Toyota City. The bus features SiC JBS diodes in the fuel cell boost converter. The voltage of electricity from the FC cell stack is increased by the FC boost converter up to 650V. In the FC boost converter, SiC-JBS diodes are installed only into upper arms of boost circuit, which all driving current goes through. In order to evaluate the single effect of replacing Si-PIN diodes with SiC-JBS diodes, we didn’t change any system configuration or control method. Data from testing will be reflected in development, with the goal of putting the new SiC power semiconductors into practical use. The bus is also still in regular operation on road.
 
Speaker bio:
Kimimori Hamada jointed Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1985. He was involved in the in-house semiconductor project in TMC in 1987. He was in charge of the Si device developments such as Power MOSFETs, IGBTs, and BiCDMOS technologies for automotive applications. He served as a division general manager since 2009 with responsibility of management of in-house semiconductor developments. He has been a project general manager since 2014 with responsibility of developments of WBG semiconductor devices, such as SiC and GaN, and their applications.
Hamada received his M.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan in 1985. He is a member of IEEE, the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) and the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE). He participates as a committee member in some international conferences related to power semiconductors and power electronics. He was a technical program committee chair of ISPSD2013 and a vice-chairperson of EVTeC & APE Japan 2014/ 2016 He will be a vice-chairperson of ISPSD2017. He won Best Paper Award of ISPSD2005.
 
 
 
KS5. "Energy Management and Battery Health Monitoring in Stationary and Vehicle Applications"
Prof. David Stone
The University of Sheffield
Email: d.a.stone@sheffield.ac.uk
 
Abstract:
Increasingly energy management is playing a crucial role in both stationary and vehicle applications with the rapidly increasing uptake of EV’s and grid connected energy storage. In some ways the requirements for energy management and battery health monitoring are identical in both applications, and in other ways, there are significant differences. This talk will discuss new and existing approaches to energy management and battery health monitoring in these applications, highlighting opportunities for innovation and simplification.
 
Speaker bio:
David Stone is professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, and leads the Center for Research into Electrical Energy Storage and Applications (CREESA) at Sheffield, including the facilities 2MW, 1MWhr Grid connected Energy storage research facility.
Prof Stone was appointed into the Electrical Machines and Drives (EMD) research group in 1989, and is heavily involved in EV / HEV research, together with energy conversion. He has led battery testing and management for over 15 years, being principal investigator on a number of industrially oriented projects together with more academic work on recycling and reuse of batteries on the grid, and Li-ion battery pack management. The battery work, coupled to power electronics, have resulted in over 250 papers in conferences and peer reviewed journals. Prof Stone manages the high power battery test facilities, capable of testing both single cells and battery strings within temperature controlled environments. The work done by Prof Stone and his colleagues forms the leading work on battery state of charge (SoC) and state of health (SoH) monitoring within the UK, and use of observers applied to batteries now allows the prediction of SoC and SoH for the batteries, increasing consumer confidence in battery powered vehicles.
 
 
 
KS6. "Electric Vehicle Market Recent Trend and Energy Storage Technology Development"
Dr. Zhengwei Zhao
Assistant GM, FDG Electric Vehicle Ltd
General Manager, Hangzhou Sinopoly System Ltd
Email: zwzhao@fdgev.com
 
Abstract:
New energy vehicle market is developing quite quickly. It is reported that some 380,000 new energy vehicles have been produced in China and sold in domestic market last year. At the same time, new energy vehicle technology, especially energy storage, battery pack system (BPS) is developing rapidly in recent years. Among various routes, FDG EV was concentrating on pure electric vehicle based on lithium ion battery technologies, including LFP/NCM cathode materials, LIB cells, BMS and BPS. From vehicle's perspective, safty is the most important issue as tranportation tools. Therefore, we chose mostsafe solutions covering not only energy storage, but also vehicle design and manufacturing. Safety tests must be systematically done at different environment and area before put into commercial use.
 
Speaker bio:
Dr. Zhao is a corporate business developer with more than ten years of combined scientific research, product development, project management and business development background, especially with business acumen, industry expertise and networks. MEng, PhD degree from University of Wollongong, Australia, major in Electrochemistry; With 35 patents, more 10 publications; Member of China Industrial Association of Power Sources, also as Qianjiang Scholar. Specialties: (1) Business and general management, (2) Entrepreneurial finance, strategic marketing and product/business development, (3) R&D for high-tech materials and energy storage, and (4) Project management and team management.


 
 
II. Tutorials
Tutorial-1: Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Presented by: Prof. Alain BOUSCAYROL, Dr. Rochdi TRIGUI
  University of Lille 1, IFSTTAR-AME-LTE
  MEGEVH network (France)
  Alain.Bouscayrol@univ-lille1.fr
  Rochdi.Trigui@ifsttar.fr
Date: Oct. 17, 2016, PM
 Abstract:              
Hybrid Electric Vehicles are more and more developed to face the problems of air pollution and Green House Effect. A lot of HEV topologies have been developed in the last decade. Energy management is a key issue of HEV development in order to enable HEVs to perform better fuel economy and significant pollutant reduction and therefore to be competitive with thermal vehicles despite their higher cost.
The aim of this tutorial is to present different energy management strategies of the different categories of HEVs. Different methods will be explained.

In the first part of the tutorial, the main differences between thermal vehicles, electric vehicles, fuel-cell vehicles and hybrid vehicles will be highlighted. Moreover, the different categories of HEV will be presented: different topologies (series, parallel and series-parallel) and different power ratio (micro, mild and full hybrid). The modelling of each subsystem will be discussed. In order to interconnect the models in a unified way, the Energetic Macroscopic Representation (EMR) formalism will be introduced. The control schemes of different HEVs will be deduced from their EMR descriptions. A special attention will be paid on the separation of local control of subsystems and the global supervision control (i.e. energy management strategy, EMS). A clear distinction of these both control levels is required before developing efficient EMS (part II). The main categories of EMS will then be described. Different examples of control schemes will be presented based on HEVs studied within the framework of MEGEVH.
 

The speaker:
Alain BOUSCAYROL received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from INP Toulouse, France, in 1995. He was engaged as assistant Professor at University of Lille 1, Sciences and Technologies, France in 1996, where he has been engaged as Professor since 2005. Since 2004, he has managed the national network on Energy Management of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (MEGEVH). His research interests include graphical descriptions (Energetic Macroscopic Representation...) for control of electric drives, wind energy conversion systems, railway traction systems, electric and hybrid vehicles. He was the general chair of IEEE VPPC 2010. Since 2014, he has been nominated chair of the VPP (Vehicular Power Propulsion) Technical committee of IEEE VTS. 
 

Rochdi TRIGUI received the electrical engineering degree in 1993 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from INP Lorraine. He then worked for a year as an associated researcher at PSA Peugeot Citroën. Since 1998, he is full researcher in the French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR, ex INRETS) in the field of electric and hybrid vehicles. Since 2008 he is leading the Electric and Hybrid Vehicles team of the Transport and Environment Laboratory of IFSTTAR. He is currently member of MEGEVH network steering committee. He was co-chair of IEEE VPPC 2010.

 

Tutorial-2: Modern Electrical Machine Technologies for Electric Vehicle Applications
Presented by: Prof. Z. Q. Zhu
  Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, the University of Sheffield
  z.q.zhu@shef.ac.uk
Date: Oct. 17, 2016, PM
 Abstract:              
Electrical machines and drives are a key enabling technology for electric vehicles. This tutorial will systematically overview the relative merits and demerits, and performances of various advanced modern electrical machine technologies for electric vehicles, including induction machines with aluminium or copper cage, switched reluctance machines, synchronous reluctance machines, surface-mounted and interior permanent magnet machines, ferrite PM assisted synchronous reluctance machines, NdFeB PM assisted synchronous reluctance machines, switched flux machines, variable flux machines, hybrid excited machines, stator or rotor wound field machines, memory machines, and magnetically geared PM machines etc. Based on the specification of Toyota 2010 Prius interior permanent magnet machine, their torque density, torque/power-speed characteristic, power factor, and efficiency will be compared in details, together with novel machine topologies, winding configurations, and design optimisation.
           
The speaker:
Professor Z. Q. Zhu has 35 years research experience on electrical machines and controls. He has been with the University of Sheffield for 28 years, where since 2000 he has been a Professor at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and is currently Royal Academy of Engineering / Siemens Research Chair, Academic Director of Sheffield Siemens Wind Power Research Centre, Director of CSR Electric Drive Technology Research Centre, Adjunct Director of Midea Welling Shanghai Research Centre, and Head of the Electrical Machines and Drives Research Group which consists of 5 research centres and >120 personnel, including 12 academic staff (6 full professors), >65 PhD students and >25 post-doctoral Research Associates, and is one of the global largest research groups on electrical machines, power electronics, controls, and energy storage systems.
Professor Zhu is a Fellow of IEEE (USA) and Fellow of IET (UK). His current major research interests include design and control of electrical machines and drives, for applications ranging from automotive to renewable energy, on which he has published >850 papers including >280 IEEE Transactions/IET Proceedings papers.
  
 
Tutorial-3: Will Hydrogen Fuel Cells Power Next Vehicle Generation?
Presented by: Prof. Daniel HISSEL, Prof. Marie-Cécile PERA
  Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté
  FEMTO-ST Institute (CNRS), FCLAB Research Federation (CNRS)
  Rue Thierry Mieg, F-90010 Belfort Cedex, France
  daniel.hissel@univ-fcomte.fr,
  marie-cecile.pera@univ-fcomte.fr
Date: Oct. 17, 2016, PM
 Abstract:
Fuel cell systems are promising power-generation sources that are more and more presented as a good alternative to current energy converters such as internal combustion engines. The first vehicles are available on the market. They are nevertheless scientific, technical and industrial issues that have to be tackled before seeing large fleets of such vehicles around us in day-to-day life. This tutorial will aim at presenting the current state of the art on this technology and its application in an increased electrical mobility framework. The tutorial will be decomposed in 3 parts:
1. a first one to recall the main characteristics of hydrogen fuel cells, of fuel cell systems, and to present their current performances;
2. a second one to depict the state of the art regarding fuel cell applications onboard vehicles;
3. a last one to present open issues, ongoing research actions and to present reasonable perspectives.


The speakers:
Daniel Hissel (M’03 - SM’04) obtained an electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble, France, in 1994. Then, he obtained a PhD from the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 1998. From 1999 to 2000, he worked for ALSTOM Transport company where he was system engineer on electrical and fuel cell buses projects. From 2000 to 2006, he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Belfort. From 2006 to 2008, he has been a Full Professor at the University of Franche-Comté and Head of the “Fuel Cell Systems” Research Team of the Laboratory of Electrical Engineering and Systems. In 2008, he joined the FEMTO-ST (CNRS) Institute and became Head of the “Energy systems modelling” research team. Since 2012, he is the Head of the “Hybrid & Fuel Cell Systems, Electrical machines” research team in the same institute. Since 17 years, his main research activities are concerning fuel cell systems dedicated to automotive and stationary applications, modelling, non linear control and energy optimization of these systems and fuel cell system diagnostic/prognostic. He is a former Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and Associate Editor of ASME Fuel Cell Science and Technology. He is the President of the IEEE VTS French Chapter and member of the advisory board of the MEGEVH network, the French national network on EV and HEV. He is also currently the Director of the FCLAB (Fuel Cell Lab) Research Federation (CNRS), gathering 120 researchers in hydrogen-energy technologies and fuel cell systems. He has published more than 400 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journal and/or international conferences.
 
Marie-Cécile Péra obtained an electrical engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble, France, in 1990. She received a PhD in electrical engineering from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, in 1993. From 1994 to 1999, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, where she studied non-linear dynamics of electrical systems, based on chaos theory. Since 1999, she has joined the University of Franche Comte (UFC) where she launched the activities on Fuel Cell Systems. In September 2008, she became a full Professor and joined the FEMTO-ST Institute. From 2008 to 2012, she was the deputy Head of the Energy Department of FEMTO-ST. She works on energy management of hybrid electric power generation systems (fuel cells, PEMFC and SOFC, supercapacities, batteries), the diagnosis and prognostics of fuel cell systems. Since 2012, she has been the deputy Director of the FEMTO-ST Institute (800 persons) and a member of the FCLAB Research Federation. She’s member of the Scientific Council of the department of Engineering and Systems Sciences of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). She has contributed to more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and international conferences.