Member eNewsletter - June 2022

During this Forum, 2022 IEEE President & CEO K. J. Ray Liu will ask the candidates questions submitted by members on issues important to them and IEEE. This is an opportunity to hear directly from the 2023 IEEE President-Elect candidates and get informed ahead of the 2022 annual election.


The Nominations & Appointments Committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) is calling for nominations for the following positions in the IES Administrative Committee (AdCom):

  • 3 Members-at-Large to be appointed from IES AdCom, due 30 June 2022;
  • 5 Officers to be appointed by IES AdCom, due 30 June 2022:
    • Vice-President for Workshop Activities
    • Vice-President for Membership Activities
    • Vice-President for Publications
    • Vice-President for Industrial Activities
    • Treasurer

The June 2022 AdCom meeting was the first time our IES Administration Committee members met after the pandemic. This hybrid AdCom meeting was held in Anchorage, Alaska, after the 2022 ISIE conference. Click read more to learn more news about this AdCom!


Lucia Lo Bello is the Secretary of the Industrial Electronics Society, as well as the IES Women in Engineering Representative. With the sound of birds and nature of Sicily in the background, it's been a real pleasure to get to know more personally this inspiring woman.


The 20th IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference will be held 25-29 September 2022 in Brasov, Romania. IEEE-PEMC 2022 is the biennial conference focusing on contemporary research topics of power electronics, controls, electrical drives, robotics and related topics.


The IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics 2023 will be held 15-17 March 2023 at Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. IEEE ICM 2023 is a biennial conference dedicated to recent and prospective developments in various fields of mechatronics.


The Technical Committee (TC05) on Education in Engineering and Industrial Technologies in Industrial Electronics Society is an interdisciplinary forum for the development, implementation, discussion, assessment and dissemination of novel and effective methods to enhance, modernize and improve education in engineering and industrial technologies. The main topics comprehend curricula/course development, remote engineering, distance and blended education methodologies, project-based learning, remote and virtual laboratories, tools for efficient teaching/learning and lifelong education in engineering disciplines. 

Kazuhiro Umetani

This article presents a family of transformerless active switched inductor and switched capacitor Ćuk high voltage gain dc-dc converters. The configuration of this family has the advantages of nonpulsating output current, high step-up voltage gain, low voltage, and current stress across the component.


Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 1:00PM BST, 2:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST
By Michael Short (Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK)

Approximately 95% of UK international trade is transported via sea ports, and in recent years has accounted for roughly 20% of the UK's total domestic GHG emissions. The talk will outline applied, collaborative research initiatives in the UK to explore port decarbonisation, including deployment of disruptive emissions reducing digital technology and asset electrification.


Thursday 21 July 2022 at 2:00 PM CET, 9:00 AM EST
By Alois Zoitl (Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz, Austria)

Control software development constitutes a major part of today production machine development cost. The Domain specific modeling language defined in IEC 61499 provides means to reduce this effort and provides means for integrated communication. The webinar gives an overview of the elements of IEC 61499 and how they can be used for the development of distributed control applications.



By Naki Güler (Gazi University, Turkey) - 22 February 2022

In this webinar, the design procedure of the finite control set Model Predictive Control (MPC) method is presented along with the selection or eliminating of the weighting factor and reducing the computational burdens.


By Hamed Mashinchi Maheri (Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia) - 23 February 2022

This video addresses the partial shading issues of the residential and small commercial PV installations. The emerged approaches feature single- and multi-mode operation with wide input voltage and load regulation range along with capability of the global maximum power tracking down to very low input voltage values.

Check previously recorded webinars on IES Resource Center
Loughborough (United Kingdom) | 15-17 March 2023
Contributing authors and editors to this issue:
ITeN editorial board, Liz McCarthy, Terry Martin, Lucia Lo Bello, Michael Ruderman, Kazuhiro Umetani, Michael Short, Alois Zoitl.

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