High Power Converters: Topology, Modulation and Control for Next-Generation Industrial Applications

Dr. Wei Presentation
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Zoom Meeting


Climate change is becoming one of the biggest challenges that we human face today. Canada is
taking actions to address climate change through encouraging an increased use of renewable
energies and more efficient technologies in industrial applications. Existing power conversion
systems such as the renewable energy conversion systems are bulky, costly, and less efficient. And
the development of innovative power conversions and controls is therefore very meaningful and
necessary to help generate more emission-free electricity at lower cost, higher efficiency, and
smaller footprint.
In this presentation, the most significant research successes of the researcher in applications of
renewable energies and medium-voltage drives are presented. The research outcomes broke
through some of existing technical challenges, propelled the technology to the next level, and laid
a solid foundation for future research endeavors. The researcher’s research plan as well as potential
collaborations with researchers from both academia and industry is briefly introduced at the end.



Qiang Wei (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from
Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada, in 2017. From 2012 to 2014, he was with Delta Electronics,
Nanjing Branch, China, as a Senior Electrical Engineer. In 2018, he became as Assistant Professor
at Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada, where he has established an independent research
program of next-generation renewable energy conversion systems funded by NSERC Discovery
Grant and CFI JELF. His research is focused on innovative power conversions and controls in high
power industrial applications of renewable energy systems, motor drives, electric vehicles, etc. He
received several prestigious awards and scholarships, such as the Ontario Graduate Scholarship
and the nomination for the Governor General’s Gold Medal. He served as a Session Chair and a
Topic Chair for different sessions and topics at different international conferences, such as the
ECCE 2019 and ECCE 2020. And he is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Open Journal of Power



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