Keynote Session 1 (Sept 9)
Prof. S.K. Sul (SNU, Korea), “Application of Sensorless Drive from Automotive to Home Appliance”
Prof. S. Bolognani (University of Padova, Italy), “Convergence and Robustness Properties of Rotor Position Estimation by HF Voltage Injection in IPM and Reluctance Synchronous Motor Drives”
Keynote Session 2 (Sept 10)
Prof. M. Hinkkanen (Aalto University, Finland), “Sensorless Plug and Play Control of Industrial Drives”
Seung-Ki Sul (S’78, M’87, SM’98, F’00) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1980, 1983, and 1986, respectively. From 1986 to 1988, he was an Associate Researcher with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Principal Research Engineer with LG Industrial Systems Company, Korea. Since 1991, he has been a member of faculty of School of the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, where he is currently a Professor. He has published over 160 IEEE journal papers and a total of more than 350 international conference papers in the area of power electronics. He was the program chair of IEEE PESC’06 and general chair of IEEE ECCE-Asia, ICPE, 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he had served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Power Electronics, which is a SCIE registered journal, published by the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE), Seoul, Korea. For year 2015, he was the president of KIPE. He was recipient of 2015 IEEE Transaction 1st and 2nd paper awards on Industrial Application, simultaneously. He was also recipient of 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award of IEEE Industrial Application Society. He was also selected as the recipient of 2017 Newell award sponsored IEEE PELS. His current research interests include position sensorless control of electrical machines, electric/hybrid vehicles and ship drives, and power-converter circuits based on SiC MOSFET.
Silverio Bolognani (M’98, SM’16, F’19) received the Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1976. In the same year, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of that University, where he was involved in the analysis and design of thyristor converters and synchronous motor drives. Successively he carried out researches about the design and control of motor drives for land and marine propulsion, energy generation and conversion, home appliances, automotive, industry, etc.. He has been and is principal investigator of several research contracts with industries, as well as research projects funded by national and European Institutions. He is author of three patents and more than 250 international publications on electric machines and drives. He has given seminars and invited presentations in international conferences and foreign universities. Now he is mainly involved in drive sensorless and predictive control projects. He is of the Scientific Committee of national and international conferences and associations, reviewer of international scientific journals and evaluator of research projects in national and international programmes. He was Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2001 to 2008, member of the Scientific Committee of the University of Padova from 2004 to 2008, vice-Rector for the Research from 2009 to 2015. His teaching activity at the University of Padova dealt with courses of Electromagnetic fields and Electrical circuit theory and, later, with Electric traction, Electric drives, Design of electric machines, Industrial electrical applications.
Marko Hinkkanen (M’06, SM’13) received the M.Sc.(Eng.) and D.Sc.(Tech.) degrees in electrical engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He is an Associate Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 technical papers (of which more than 40 are in IEEE journals) and he has several patents. His research interests include control systems, electric drives, and grid-tied converters. Dr. Hinkkanen was a General Co-Chair for the 2018 IEEE 9th International Symposium on Sensorless Control for Electrical Drives (SLED). He was the co-recipient of the 2016 ICEM Brian J. Chalmers Best Paper Award and the 2016 and 2018 IEEE IAS Industrial Drives Committee Best Paper Awards. He is an IEEE Senior Member and an Editorial Board Member of IET Electric Power Applications.