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Students Reach Final Rounds of IEEE International Future Energy Challenge

Khalifa University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) students Maryam Abbas Sajwani, Reem AlNuaimi, Khadeeja Khaled Hashem Mohamed Aljaberi, and Sumaya AlZubaidi of the ‘K-Drive’ design team under the supervision of Dr. Balanthi Abdul R Beig, Associate Professor, APEC,EECS, have entered the final round of the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) 2019 competition held on 28-30, July 2019 at the University of Wisconsin, US. The Khalifa University team is the  only one from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to be among the top 10 selected for the finals. An international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, the IFEC is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs.

Figure: The BLDC drive designed by the ‘K-Drive’  SD team

Best Student Paper Award

Best student paper award, 5th Int. conf. on Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Bali, Indonesia, 2015.

Students Design Crop Growing System

KU students successfully designed and operated a smart crop growing system during APEC research-led senior design project.

KU/APEC – MIT Joint Workshop: System on a Chip (Jan 14, 2020)

Full-day workshop was conducted by MIT Professor Sreven Leeb on Jan 14, 2020. The workshop provided a hands-on lecture and laboratory workshop experimenting with a Programmable System on Chip signal processor like those finding increasing application for advanced aerospace systems.

 

Workshop conducted by Opal RT Technologies, Canada 10th, September, 2019, “Designing the Modern Electric Grid with High-End Real-Time Simulator Tools”

As part of APEC center’s initiative on industry collaboration and knowledge transfer program, a workshop on has been conducted in collaboration with Opal RT Technologies, Canada, on the topic ‘Designing the Modern Electric Grid with High-End Real-Time Simulator Tools’. The workshop was conducted on 10th September, 2019 at ADRIC, KU SAN campus. The workshop covered a seminar on the various topics of hardware in loop (HIL) simulation related to power systems, especially on microgrids, followed by a demonstration of several experiments and test cases on microgirds.

The workshop has also covered various other topics related to power electronics and power systems. The event went on very interactively with a lot of interest from the research staff approaching Opal RT team with questions throughout the session. Below are key highlights and minutes from the session.

February 13, 2020: APEC HVDM theme 4 members organized the 7th Research Symposium of High Voltage and Power Systems, Abu Dhabi