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LightWorks Lecture Series: Momentum and Change in Transportation Electrification

April 25, 2014

Transportation Electrification Becomes Reality: Momentum and Change through Breakthrough Technologies, the promise of GaN base power devices

Dynamic forces are combining to produce a momentum away from fossil fuel based transportation to the use of electricity. Political, environmental, demand and supply pressures on fossil fuels all are combining with breakthrough advancements in Electric Drive Train technologies to produce an environment where electrical vehicles will become dominant players in transportation.

This half-day seminar will look at the powerful forces at play in the change to electric vehicles and the role of one specific family of breakthrough technologies, GaN based power devices.

Speakers include:

Dr. James Gover, IEEE Life Fellow, Distinguished Lecturer Professor Emeritus, Kettering University
Talk: "Why Electric and Plug Hybrid Vehicles will Prevail"

Dr. Srabanti Chowdhury Assistant Professor Arizona State University, School Electrical Computer and Energy Engineering
Talk: "GaN –based offers efficient power conversion for automotive application"

Friday, April 25 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

ASU Tempe Campus, Wrigley Hall Room 481

View flyer here.

RSVP here.

Lunch will be served. Seating is limited.

Presented by Arizona State University Lightworks, along with the IEEE Transportation Electrification Initiative, IEEE Power Devices and Vehicular Technology Societies.