The IEMDC 2021 program will feature:

Keynote Sessions

Current Status and Future Plans for Electric Motors and Drives at NASA

Rodger Dyson – Hybrid Gas Electric Propulsion Technical Lead | NASA

Lifetime and Degradation of Vehicular Inverters

Hiroshi Ukegawa -Senior Manager, Power Electronics Research Group | Toyota Research Institute of North America

Air Condition Based Motor Drives

Hanjong Kim – Director, Power Electronics & Electrical Architecture Carrier, United Technology

Offshore Wind – The Next Maritime Industry

Kenneth Bowes – Vice President | Eversource Energy

How Intelligent Switched Reluctance Motor Systems are Unlocking Our Sustainable Future

Piyush Desai – Vice President & Co-Founder | Turntide Technologies

Flux Modulation Machines – Innovation & Beyond

Ronghai Qu – Vice Dean & Professor | Huazhong University of Science and Technology


A diverse portfolio of speakers are planned for IEMDC 2021

Superconducting Synchronous Machines For Torque-Dense Applications

David Torrey – Senior Principal Engineer in the Electrical Systems: GE Research

Model Predictive Control Of High Power Converters And Industrial Drives

Tobias Geyer – R&D Platform Manager – ABB Medium-Voltage Drives, Switzerland

EMI in Motor Drive Systems

Lei Xing – Staff Engineer – Raytheon Technologies Research Center

Non-Contact Magnetic Gears and Magnetically Geared Machines: Operating Principles, Design Considerations, and Applications

Hamid Toliyat – Endowed Professor – Texas A&M University

Motor Research at MIT

James Kirtley – Professor – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

High Efficiency and High Power Density Integrated Motor Drives Using Wide Bandgap Power Electronics

Bulent Sarlioglu – Associate Professor – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thomas Jahns – Grainger Professor – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Advanced Variable-Flux Permanent Magnet Machines for Wide-Speed-Range Applications

Hui Yang – Postdoctoral Fellow-Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Shuangxia Niu – Associate Professor – Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • The panel topics below are planned involving 4-5 industry experts with specialties in a selected topic area. Each panelist will be given 20 minutes to present with 30 minutes of Q&A at the end.
  • Switched Reluctance Machines
  • Electric Aircraft
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Advances in Automotive Technologies
  • Marine Electrification
Oral Technical Sessions
  • All papers submitted to the conference must be presented during one of the technical sessions. Each author will be given up to 15 minutes to present their work with live Q&A to follow.
Industry Exhibition
  • Demonstrations and exhibits by relevant industry partners.

Papers presented at IEMDC may be submitted to IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, or IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, according to the rules specific to each Journal.