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Differential Microstrip Antennas

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Thursday, August 23rd 2018, Prof. Yueping Zhang at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is presenting an Electromagnetics and Radiation IEEE Distinguished Lecture “Differential Microstrip Antennas”.

Day & Time: Thursday August 23rd, 2018
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. Yueping Zhang at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Organizers: IEEE Toronto Electromagnetics & Radiation Chapter

Location: Bahen Center of Information Technology, Room BA1230
40 St George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4

Contact: Costas Sarris

Abstract: The earliest antennas implemented by Hertz for the discovery of radio waves were dipole and loop. They are differential. It was Marconi who introduced the ground concept into antennas and realized single-ended monopole antennas for wireless transmission. Compared with differential antennas, single-ended antennas have smaller size and therefore single-ended antennas have dominated in antenna designs. Compared with single-ended circuits, differential circuits permit higher linearity and lower offset and make them immune to power supply variations, temperature changes, and substrate noise. As a result, differential circuits have dominated in integrated circuit designs. Differential circuits call for differential antennas. This is particularly essential in highly-integrated system-on-chip and system-in-package solutions where the system ground plane may be much smaller than one free-space wavelength. Differential antennas perfectly marry (match) with differential circuits. No lossy balanced/unbalanced conversion circuit is needed. As a result, the receiver noise performance and transmitter power efficiency are improved.

In this lecture, I present differential microstrip antennas with an emphasis on the comparison of them with single-ended counterparts. First, I extend the well-known cavity model for the single-ended microstrip antennas to analyze the input impedance and radiation characteristics of differential microstrip antennas. Then I examine the design formulas to determine the patch dimensions and the location of the feed point for single-ended microstrip antennas to design differential microstrip antennas. It is shown that the patch length can still be designed using the formulas for the required resonant frequency but the patch width calculated by the formula usually needs to be widen to ensure the excitation of the fundamental mode using the probe feeds. The condition that links the patch width, the locations of the probe feeds, and the excitation of the fundamental mode is the electrical separation, which is a new and unique concept specifically conceived for the design of differential microstrip antennas. Next, I turn to the miniaturization of differential microstrip antennas and discuss some latest achievements. Finally, I summarize the lecture and provide recommendations.

Biography: ZHANG Yueping is a full Professor of Electronic Engineering with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S), and a Fellow of IEEE.

Prof. Zhang was a Member of the Field Award Committee of the IEEE AP-S (2015-2017), an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (2010-2016), and the Chair of the IEEE Singapore MTT/AP joint Chapter (2012). Prof. Zhang was selected by the Recruitment Program of Global Experts of China as a Qianren Scholar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2012). He was awarded a William Mong Visiting Fellowship (2005) and appointed as a Visiting Professor (2014) by the University of Hong Kong.

Prof. Zhang has published numerous papers, including two invited papers in the Proceedings of the IEEE and one invited paper in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. He holds 7 US patents. He received the Best Paper Award from the 2nd IEEE/IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing, July 18–20, 2000, Bournemouth, U.K., the Best Paper Prize from the 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, March 21–23, 2007, Cambridge, U.K., and the Best Paper Award from the 10th IEEE Global Symposium on Millimeter-Waves, May 24–26, 2017, Hong Kong, China. He received the prestigious IEEE AP-S Sergei A. Schelkunoff Prize Paper Award in 2012.

Prof. Zhang has made pioneering and significant contributions to the development of the antenna-in-package (AiP) technology that has been widely adopted by chipmakers for millimeter-wave applications. His current research interests include the development of antenna-on-chip (AoC) technology and characterization of chip-scale propagation channels at terahertz for wireless chip area network (WCAN).

Energy-Efficient Edge Computing for AI-driven Applications

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Thursday, November 22nd 2018, Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, is presenting “Energy-Efficient Edge Computing for AI-driven Applications”.

Day & Time: Thursday November 22nd, 2018
4:10 p.m. ‐ 5:00 p.m.

Speaker: Vivienne Sze
Associate Professor, MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

Organizers: IEEE Toronto Solid-State Circuits Society

Location: Sanford Fleming Building, Room 1105
10 King’s College Rd
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3G4

Contact: Dustin Dunwell

Abstract: Edge computing near the sensor is preferred over the cloud due to privacy and/or latency concerns for a wide range of applications including robotics/drones, self-driving cars, smart Internet of Things, and portable/wearable electronics. However, at the sensor there are often stringent constraints on energy consumption and cost in addition to throughput and accuracy requirements. In this talk, we will describe how joint algorithm and hardware design can be used to reduce energy consumption while delivering real-time and robust performance for applications including deep learning, computer vision, autonomous navigation and video/image processing. We will show how energy-efficient techniques that exploit correlation and sparsity to reduce compute, data movement and storage costs can be applied to various AI tasks including object detection, image classification, depth estimation, super-resolution, localization and mapping.

Biography: Vivienne Sze is an Associate Professor at MIT in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. Her research interests include energy-aware signal processing algorithms, and low-power circuit and system design for portable multimedia applications, including computer vision, deep learning, autonomous navigation, and video process/coding. Prior to joining MIT, she was a Member of Technical Staff in the R&D Center at TI, where she designed low-power algorithms and architectures for video coding. She also represented TI in the JCT-VC committee of ITU-T and ISO/IEC standards body during the development of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), which received a Primetime Emmy Engineering Award. She is a co-editor of the book entitled “High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC): Algorithms and Architectures” (Springer, 2014).

Prof. Sze received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2004, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degree from MIT in 2006 and 2010, respectively. In 2011, she received the Jin-Au Kong Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Prize in Electrical Engineering at MIT. She is a recipient of the 2018 Facebook Hardware & Software Systems Research Award, the 2017 Qualcomm Faculty Award, the 2016 Google Faculty Research Award, the 2016 AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award, the 2016 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the 2014 DARPA Young Faculty Award, the 2007 DAC/ISSCC Student Design Contest Award, and a co-recipient of the 2017 CICC Outstanding Invited Paper Award, the 2016 IEEE Micro Top Picks Award and the 2008 A-SSCC Outstanding Design Award.

For more information about research in the Energy-Efficient Multimedia Systems Group at MIT visit:

Transportation, Energy, Information and Humanity

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Friday, August 17th 2018, the IEEE Toronto Section, Power Electronics and Consumer Electronics joint Chapter invites you to the Lecture on: “Transportation, Energy, Information and Humanity” by Prof. C.C. Chan, Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Day & Time: Friday August 17th, 2018
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. C.C. Chan, Chinese Academy of Engineering, Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering, Founding President, World Electric Vehicle Association, Past President, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Organizers: IEEE Toronto Section, Power Electronics and Consumer Electronics joint Chapter

Location: University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Bahen Center of Information Technology
Room Number: Room BA1210


Abstract: To cope with the current complex economical, societal and technical challenges in the new era, it is vital to be open-minded. Namely, to integrate the Chinese ancient civilization and the western modern civilization, to uphold the spirit of renaissance. This keynote speech will discuss the challenges and key issues related to the commercialization of electric vehicles, the integration of intelligent transport, intelligent energy, intelligent information and intelligent humanities. Proposed energy internet based on the correlation between energy and information and nano energy structure.

Biography: 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; IEEE Transportation Technologies Award; 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); His major research includes advanced electric drives and energy systems, intelligent electric vehicles and correlation between energy and information. He has published 11 books, over 300 technical papers and holds 9 patents.

IEEE SSCS/CAS Distinguished Lecture Series – Dr. Gabor Temes

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Friday, August 10th 2018, the IEEE Toronto SSCS/CAS invites you to the IEEE SSCS/CAS Distinguished Lecture Series on: “A 13b ENOB Noise-Shaping SAR ADC with a Two-Capacitor DAC” by Lukang Shi and Gabor C. Temes, and “Noise Filtering and Linearization of Single-Ended Circuits” by Gabor C. Temes et al., School of EECS, Oregon State University.

Date: Friday August 10th, 2018

Organizers: IEEE Toronto SSCS/CAS

Location: Bahen Centre Room BA1210

Lecture 1 (10:10am – 11:00am): A 13b ENOB Noise-Shaping SAR ADC with a Two-Capacitor DAC

Speakers: Lukang Shi and Gabor C. Temes
School of EECS, Oregon State University

Abstract: An active noise-shaping successive-approximation-register (SAR) analog-to-digital converter is described. Instead of binary-weighted capacitors, it uses two equal-valued capacitors as the embedded digital-to-analog converter (DAC). Thus, the capacitance spread in the DAC is much smaller than that of the conventional binary-weighted capacitor array, and the mismatch error can be greatly reduced. The circuit provides first-order noise shaping, which can improve the ADC’s linearity even for a small oversampling ratio. Also, the proposed architecture uses a monotonic approximation procedure, which requires fewer conversion steps than for a conventional SAR ADCs. The ADC was fabricated in 0.18 um CMOS technology. For a 2 kHz signal bandwidth, it achieved a 78.8 dB SNDR. It consumes 74.2 mW power from a 1.5 V power supply. The performance can be drastically improved by introducing noise mitigation schemes and higher-order noise shaping. These topics will also be discussed.

Lecture 2 (11:10am – 12:00pm): Noise Filtering and Linearization of Single-Ended Circuits

Speakers: Gabor C. Temes et al.
School of EECS, Oregon State University

Abstract: The performance of analog integrated circuits is often limited by the noise generated in its components. Several circuit techniques exist for suppressing the effects of the low-frequency noise. In this paper, existing techniques are described for noise mitigation. Also, a novel approach is proposed, which can suppress low-frequency noise. In addition, the new process will also reduce even-order distortion, another major limitation of analog circuits. Finally, it may allow the use of single-ended circuits in applications where usually differential structures are needed.

Biography: Gabor C. Temes received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa, ON, Canada, in 1961, and an honorary doctorate from the Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, in 1991. He held academic positions at the Technical University of Budapest, Stanford University and the University of California at Los Angeles. He worked in industry at Northern Electric R&D Laboratories and at Ampex Corp. He is now a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University.

Dr. Temes received the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award in 1998, and the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000. He was the 2006 recipient of the IEEE Gustav Robert Kirchhoff Award, and the 2009 IEEE CAS Mac Valkenburg Award. He received the 2017 Semiconductor Industry Association-SRC University Researcher Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Ardunio Microcontroller Programming

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The workshop is to continue learning Ardunio microcontroller programming.

In this workshop, continue the discussion about 7 segment LED , learning about Shift register and the application with Arduino board and keypad integration. The workshop involves hardware and software.

Date & Time: Monday July 23rd, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation Measurement – Robotics Automation Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Zahraa Khalil

Ardunio Microcontroller Programming

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The workshop is to continue learning Ardunio microcontroller programming, a way to get the knowledge about microcontrollers. This involves learning
hardware component and software component.

In this workshop, we are going to introduce Pulse with Modulation concept and program Arduino to see it. Introducing 7 segment LED ( common cathode and anode) and going through wiring and programming.

Date & Time: Monday July 16th, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Organizers: IEEE Toronto WIE, IEEE Toronto Instrumentation Measurement – Robotics Automation Chapter, IEEE Humber Student Affinity Group

Location: Humber North Campus, J Building

For information, please contact: Zahraa Khalil

Convergence between Broadcast and Mobile Broadband

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Thursday, August 9th at 11:00 a.m., the IEEE Toronto Section, Consumer Electronics Chapter invites you to the IEEE CESoc Distinguished Lecture on: “Convergence between Broadcast and Mobile Broadband” by Dr. Ulrich Reimers, IEEE CESoc Renowned Distinguished Speaker, and Professor Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (IfN), Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany.

Day & Time: Thursday, August 9, 2018
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Ulrich Reimers
IEEE CESoc Renowned Distinguished Speaker
Professor Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (IfN), Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany

Location: 40 St George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room Number: BA7180

Contact: Mahdieh Taghizadeh

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Section, Consumer Electronics Chapter


Abstract: The mobile industry has been testing the feasibility of evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (eMBMS), an LTE embedded broadcast approach to support a growing mobile video/TV consumption and the delivery of other highly popular data services. But, eMBMS has so far only been used in small scale scenarios with local coverage. When it comes to large scale service areas with regional or even national coverage, the cellular nature of eMBMS has not proven to be attractive for cost efficient LTE broadcast content distribution. Adapting LTE broadcast to traditional High Tower High Power (HTHP) broadcasting towers and introducing this as a third service layer, i.e. as an extension of LTE unicast and eMBMS can resolve this issue as it reduces network load, energy consumption and network costs for such popular services. Additionally, it creates the possibility of cooperation between the cellular and broadcasting networks enabling a cooperative spectrum usage.

The term “Tower Overlay over LTE-Advanced+ (TOoL+)” describes the transmission of an extension of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) offering broadcast services, especially live video, from a traditional High Tower High Power (HTHP) broadcast infrastructure, rather than in a cellular LTE-A network. TOoL+ was invented and developed by IfN. Since LTE-A is optimized for the Low Tower Low Power (LTLP) environment of cellular networks, the use of a HTHP environment requires some modifications of the LTE-A standard, e.g. the definition of a dedicated broadcast carrier and of additional OFDM parameters with longer cyclic prefixes. These modifications are represented by the term LTE-A+. In one of the modes, TOoL+ even supports a cooperative spectrum use by DVB-T2 (or ATSC 3.0 in the future) and LTE-A+ if this is attractive to market players. IfN developed a Software Defined Radio (SDR) based TOoL+ implementation to demonstrate the technological feasibility of this approach. An extended version of this demo has been used during two field trials conducted in Paris, France and in the Aosta Valley, Italy to evaluate the proposed modifications and the cooperative spectrum use in a real environment. The analysis shows that LTE-A+ is a suitable technology for HTHP broadcast to mobile devices as its coverage area is similar to that of DVB-T2.

In line with the ideas underlying TOoL+, 3GPP has recently specified FeMBMS (Further evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) in Release 14. FeMBMS supports a long cyclic prefix and thus makes larger network cells feasible. At IfN we have already implemented FeMBMS and by the time of the lectures in Canada will have carried out a field trial in at least one European country.

Biography: Prof. Ulrich H. Reimers studied communication engineering at Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany. Following research at the university’s Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (IfN – Institute for Communications Technology) he joined BTS Broadcast Television Systems in Darmstadt. Between 1989 and 1993 he was Technical Director of Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) in Hamburg – one of the major public broadcasters in Germany. Since 1993 he has been a Professor at Technische Universitaet Braunschweig and Managing Director of the Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Institute for Communications Technology). Prof. Reimers was chairman of the Technical Module within the DVB Project from 1993 to 2012. Since 2012 he is Vice President Strategic Development and Technology Transfer of Technische Universitaet Braunschweig. He is the author of more than 120 publications, among others of various text books on DVB. Prof. Reimers received a significant number of international and national awards. He is an IEEE Life Fellow and the recipient of the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award. Recently Prof. Reimers and the research teams at IfN invented innovative solutions for the co-existence of broadcast and wireless broadband such as “Dynamic Broadcast”, “Tower Overlay over LTE-A+ (TOoL+)”, or “Redundancy on Demand”.

Prof. Reimers is a Renowned Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CESoc).

Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Friday, July 20th at 11:00 a.m., The IEEE Toronto ComSoc Chapter and University of Toronto – ECE are inviting all interested to the distinguished lecture titled: “Integration of Electric Vehicles in Smart Grids”.

Day & Time: Friday, July 20, 2018
11:00 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m.

Speaker: Prof. Ying-Jun Angela Zhang
Chinese University of Hong Kong

Location: 40 St George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room Number: BA4164

Contact: Eman Hammad

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Communication Society

Abstract: The recent surge in electric vehicle adoption worldwide brings both challenges and opportunities to the electricity power grid. In this talk, we will first introduce our recent work on coordinated electric vehicle charging when the knowledge of future events is unknown. We will then show how the battery systems in electric vehicles can contribute to stabilizing the grid frequency.

Biography: Ying-Jun Angela Zhang (S’00-M’05-SM’10) received her PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong in 2004. Since 2005, she has been with Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently an Associate Professor. Her research interests include mainly wireless communications systems and smart power systems, in particular optimization techniques for such systems. She serves as the Chair of the Executive Editor Committee of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. Previously, she served many years as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Security and Communications Networks (Wiley), and a Feature Topic in the IEEE Communications Magazine. She has served on the organizing committee of major IEEE conferences including ICC, GLOBECOM, SmartgridComm, VTC, CCNC, ICCC, MASS, etc.. She is now the Chair of IEEE ComSoc Emerging Technical Committee on Smart Grid. She was a Co-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee and the IEEE Communication Society GOLD Coordinator. She was the co-recipient of the 2014 IEEE ComSoc APB Outstanding Paper Award, the 2013 IEEE SmartgridComm Best Paper Award, and the 2011 IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award on Wireless Communications. She was the recipient of the Young Researcher Award from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. As the only winner from engineering science, she has won the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award 2006, conferred by the Hong Kong Institution of Science. Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of IET and a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc.

EMC and Frequency Selective Surfaces for 5G Communications

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Tuesday, July 17th at 3:00 p.m., Professor Erping Li, Zhejiang University, China, will be presenting “EMC and Frequency Selective Surfaces for 5G Communications”.

Day & Time: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
3:00 p.m. ‐ 4:00 p.m.

Speaker: Professor Erping Li, Zhejiang University, China

Location: 40 St George Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 2E4
Building: Bahen Centre for Information Technology
Room Number: BA1240

Contact: Costas Sarris

Organizer: IEEE Toronto Electromagnetics & Radiation Chapter

Abstract: The spectrum in the range of 28 GHz is sued for adoption of 5G wireless communication. The novel wideband frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) are explored for the extensive applications in 5G communication such as antenna reflectors, radomes to system level electromagnetic structures. This presentation will touch on a novel broadband bandpass frequency selective surface (FSS) designed for fifth generation (5G) communication. The new structure design employs the vertical vias in the two-dimensional (2-D) periodic arrays, which demonstrates that such a single 2.5-dimensional (2.5-D) periodic layer of via_based structure produces a highly stable angular response up to 75 degrees for both the TE and TM incident angles. The proposed FSS is a good candidate for 5G communication applications.

Biography: Erping Li holds the appointment of Changjiang-Qianren Distinguished Professor in Zhejiang University, China, Dean for Zhejiang University-UIUC Institute. Prior that he worked for Singapore A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing as a Principal Scientist, Director of Photonic Department, Associate Professor at National University of Singapore and adjunct Professor at Singapore Nanyang Technological University. Dr Li’s research interests include advanced computational electromagnetics, electromagnetics in micro-nanoelectronics, electromagnetics in 5G communication, nano-plasmonics for microwave and mmwave. He authored or co-authored over 400 papers published in the referred international journals and conferences, authored two books published at John-Wiley Press(2012) and Cambridge University Press(2014). Dr Li is a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of MITElectromagnetics Academy, USA. He received numerous international awards including the IEEE EMC Richard Stoddard Award in 2015, IEEE EMC Technical Achievement Award, and Changjiang Chair Professorship Award from the Ministry of Education in China. He has served as General Chair and Technical Program Chair for more than 10 prestigious international conferences and delivered over 80 invited talks and plenary speeches at various international conferences and forums.

More/All Electric Aircraft

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Thursday, July 26th at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Hassan Kojori, PhD, Senior Principal Engineer with Honeywell, will be presenting “More/All Electric Aircraft”.

Day & Time: Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:00 p.m. ‐ 3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Dr. Hassan Kojori, PhD
Senior Principal Engineer with Honeywell

Location: 5 King’s College Rd.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5S 3G8
Building: Mechanical Engineering Building
Room Number: RM 331

Contact: Kyarash Shahriari, Omid Alizadeh

Organizer: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), Power & Energy Chapter


Abstract: The More Electric Aircraft (MEA) is based on the concept of utilizing electrical power for driving aircraft subsystems currently powered by hydraulic, pneumatic or mechanical means including utility and flight control actuation, environmental control system, lubrication and fuel pumps, and numerous other utility functions. In this seminar, Dr. Kojori begins with an overview of the More Electric Aircraft and will discuss how various technologies developed over the past three decades have helped reduce the size, weight and life-cycle-cost of the overall system, significantly improve reliability and ease manufacturing and maintenance. Next he will cover emerging advanced technologies for All Electric Aircraft for urban transportation and discuss some of the main opportunities and challenges.

Biography: Dr. Hassan Kojori holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is an IEEE Fellow and licensed Professional Engineer. He has over 30 years of experience in power electronics, Li-ion batteries, energy optimization and systems control for aerospace, automotive and utility industries. His original work on many technology firsts has resulted in 48 patent disclosures (27 granted), several trade secrets and more than 50 technical papers and proprietary reports. Currently, as a Senior Principal Engineer with Honeywell, he is the Conversion Portfolio Leader in the Aero Advanced Tech and Responsible for R&D for More Electric Aircraft and tactical vehicles. He has been actively engaged in collaborative research with leading local and international universities. He was adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University (2000-2012) and an industry professor in the Institute for Automotive Research and Technology at McMaster University (2012-2017). Currently, he is Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, a board member of the Advisory Council for ECE department at Ryerson University and University of Toronto Institute for Multidisciplinary Design & Innovation and represents Honeywell at The Downsview Aerospace Innovation and Research Consortium.