Electric Vehicle

21-23 June 2023

Edinburgh Napier University
Transport Research Institute

Edinburgh, UK

8th International Conference

Invited Speakers

Professor Anna Stefanopoulou

University of Michigan, USA

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
William Clay Ford Professor of Technology
Head of the Battery Control Group (UMICH)

Anna G. Stefanopoulou is the William Clay Ford Professor of Technology at the University of Michigan. She has been on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 2000. She served as the Director of the Automotive Research Center a multi-university U.S. Army Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation of Ground Vehicles (2009-2018) and the Energy Institute (2018-2020).

She was an assistant professor (1998-2000) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and a technical specialist (1996-1997) at Ford Motor Company where she developed and implemented multivariable controllers for advanced engines and powertrains.

She has been recognized as a Fellow of the ASME (08), IEEE (09), and SAE (18). She was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the ASME Dynamics Systems and Control Division and the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society. She is the Founding Chair of the ASME DSCD Energy Systems Technical Committee and a member of two U.S. National Research Council committees on the 2025 and 2035 US. Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards.

Her recent awards are the 2019 AACC Control Engineering Practice award, the 2018 ASME Charles Stark Draper Innovative Practice Award, and the 2017 IEEE Control System Technology award. She has co-authored a book, 23 U.S. patents, and more than 400 publications (seven of which have received awards) on estimation and control of engine, fuel cells, and batteries.

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Professor Phil Blythe

Newcastle University, UK

Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems
Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Vice President IET
Former Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department for Transport (2015-2021).

PROFESSOR PHIL BLYTHE CBE, FREng, CEng, FIET, FCIHT is Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) at Newcastle University.

Previously, Phil was Chief Scientific Adviser for the UK’s Department for Transport from 2015-2021.
In his role at the DfT he provided a challenge function to the Department on the use of science and engineering evidence in policy making and ensured the Department was best informed on new innovations and technologies that could impact on the delivery of transport schemes.
Phil returned to the university full time in June 2021.
He is currently: the Director of the University’s Centre of Research Excellence (NUCoRE) for Mobility and Transport.

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Professor Cristina Corchero Garcia

Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Spain

Head of the Energy Systems Analytics Group (IREC)
Coordinator of the FLOW project

Cristina is Head of the Energy Systems Analytics Group at IREC. She holds a M.Sc. and PhD in Statistics and Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (2011).

She joined IREC in 2012 as postdoc researcher and she gained a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship. Her research focuses on applying advanced optimisation tools to electricity markets, smart grid, smart communities, electric vehicle and hybrid systems. Cristina led and participated in several European, national, regional and industrial projects on energy efficiency and new technologies system integration.

She has registered and patented different software solutions to optimise novel energy system integration and management. In 2020 she founded a spin-off, Bamboo Energy, where her technology for energy flexibility is being commercialised.

She leads the Vehicle-Grid-Integration tasks at the Hybrid and Electrical Vehicle Technology and Collaboration Programme from the International Energy Agency since 2015. She has participated in several scientific publications, national and international conferences, workshops and seminars.

Cristina is currently leading the EU-funded FLOW project, a €10 million project with a consortium of 24 external partners and 6 European universities and three big demonstration sites in Spain, Italy and Denmark, that aims to test, validate and improve vehicle-to-X for exchanging energy between vehicles, buildings and the grid.

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Professor Kashem Muttaqi

University of Wollongong, Australia

Senior Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
Deputy Editor-in-Chief – IEEE Transactions on Industry applications
Director - Australian Power and Energy Research Institute
Director - ARC Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids
Discipline Leader – Electrical Engineering
Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)
Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia

Professor Kashem Muttaqi is the Director of the ARC Training Centre in Energy Technologies for Future Grids, sponsored by Australian Government, and several industries and Universities in Australia.

He is a Senior Professor and the Discipline Leader – Electrical Engineering at the School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. He was associated with the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia as a Research Fellow/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer from 2002 to 2007, and with the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia as a Research Fellow from 2000 to 2002. Previously, he worked for Multimedia University, Selangor, Malaysia as a Lecturer for three years. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1993, the M.Eng.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Multimedia University, Selangor, Malaysia in 2001. Professor Muttaqi has 25 years of academic experience and authored or coauthored 500 papers in international journals and conference proceedings.

Professor Muttaqi’s research interests include electrical vehicles, energy technologies, distributed generation, solid state transformer, power converters, power electronic applications, renewable energy, solar PV, wind turbines, wave energy, smart grids, micro-grids, standalone power supply, power grids, power system planning and control. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Professor Muttaqi is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust). He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology UK (FIET). Currently, Professor Muttaqi is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and an Editorial Board Member for IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy. He is also the Chair of Industrial Automation and Control Committee (IACC) for IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). He is the General Chair for IEEE International Conference in energy Technologies for Future Grids (IEEE ETFG 2023) to be held on 3 – 6 December 2023 at Wollongong, Australia.

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Professor Iryna Zenyuk

University of California Irvine, USA

National Fuel Cell Research Center, USA

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California Irvine.

Professor Zenyuk holds a B.S. (2008) in mechanical engineering from the New York University Tandon School of Engineering. She continued her studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned M.S. (2011) and Ph.D. (2013) in mechanical engineering. Her graduate work focused on fundamental understanding of electric double layers in electrochemical energy-conversion systems. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Electrochemical Technologies Group, Zenyuk joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Tufts University in 2015. In July 2018 she joined Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of California, Irvine, where she is also a Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center.

At UC Irvine, Zenyuk’s group works on enabling energy solutions by researching low-temperature hydrogen fuel-cells, Li-metal batteries and electrolyzers. Zenyuk works on design strategy encompassing novel materials, diagnostic tools and device-level testing.

She is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award (2017), Interpore society Fraunhofer Award for Young Researchers (2017), Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Scialog Fellow in Advanced Energy Storage (2017-2019), Electrochemical Society (ECS) Toyota Young Investigator Award (2018), UCI Samueli School of Engineering Early Career Faculty Excellence in Research Award (2019) and ECS Energy Technology Division Srinivasan Young Investigator Award (2021), UCI Beal Applied Innovations Early Career Innovator of the Year (2021), UCI Samueli School of Engineering Mid Career Faculty Excellence in Research Award (2022). Prof. Zenyuk published over 80 journal publications and delivered more than 100 invited presentations on topics of energy conversion and storage.

Twitter handle: @muziolog

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Professor Andrew Cruden

University of Southampton, UK

Associate Dean (Infrastructure), Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Co-Director of the EPSRC CDT in Energy Storage and Applications

Prof Andy Cruden BEng MSc PhD FIET is Professor of Energy Technology at the University of Southampton

Andy is the Associate Dean for Academic Infrastructure for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences (FEPS) at the University of Southampton. He is an electrical engineer by background but now based within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, within the School of Engineering, FEPS. His research works focusses on energy storage, typically electrical energy stores (batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells etc.) for use on electric vehicles (EVs), and also on system use of EVs, for example within Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) systems.

Andy is a Co-Investigator and Co-Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in ‘Energy Storage and its Applications’ (joint CDT led by the University of Sheffield), and also the Principal Investigator of a new EPSRC Programme Grant entitled ‘Future Electric Vehicle Energy networks supporting Renewables (FEVER)’, a 5 year, £6.6m grant to develop grid independent, renewable energy powered, EV charging stations.

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