UM Power and Energy R&D Expo 2019

UM Power and Energy R&D Expo 2019

November 13, 2019, 1:15 pm
at Senate Chamber (E3 262 – EITC)


1:15 pm Wellcome introduction to UM Power and Energy R&D
1:20 pm Systems Simulation and HVDC Transmission technology
– Dr. Ani Gole
1:30 pm Power System Dynamics and Control
– Dr. Udaya Annakkage
1:40 pm  Power Systems Protection and Active Distribution Systems
 – Dr. Athula Rajapakse
1:50 pm Power Electronics, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicular Systems
– Dr. Shaahin Filizadeh
2:00 pm  High Voltage Systems and Condition Monitoring
– Dr. Behzad Kordi
2:10 pm Power Electronics Systems for Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Applications
 – Dr. Carl Ho
2:20 pm Manitoba Hydro Vision for Collaborative R&D
– Dr. David Swatek
2:30 pm RTDS Technologies Vision for Collaborative R&D
– Mr. Rick Kuffel
2:40 pm  Manitoba Hydro International Vision for Collaborative R&D
– Dr. Dharshana Muthumuni
2:50 pm  – Coffee break at Engineering atrium
– Industry-faculty informal discussions
3:10 pm Student poster session at Engineering atrium 
 –Industry-student informal discussions 
– Lab visits for interested participants
5:00 pm  Close

Student poster session

Prof. Athula Rajapakse
  •  A Selective Fault Clearing Scheme for Hybrid VSC-LCC Multi-Terminal HVDC System by Naushath Haleem

  •  Faulted Phase Identification Using Transient Currents for Protection Applications by Jagannath Wijekoon

  • Evaluation of a Hybrid Protection Scheme for Active Distributions System Through Hardware-in-Loop Simulations by Amila Pathirana

  • Operational Optimization of a Remote Off-Grid Hybrid Renewable Energy System in Northern Canada  by Roshani Kaluthanthrige

Prof. Shaahin Filizadeh
  •  Advanced Multi-rate Co-simulator for Power System Transients Using Dynamic Phasor and EMT Solvers by Janesh Rupasinhe

  • Efficient Simulation of Modular Multilevel Converter with Embedded Storage  by Nuwan Herath

  • Second-Order Circulating Current Direct Control Effect on Capacitor Voltage Ripple and Losses in an MMC by Ceser  Montalvo

  • Design optimization and performance improvement of synchronous reluctance machines using finite element analysis by Indula Aberathne

Prof. Behzad Kordi
  • Assessment of Conformaly-coated printed circuit boards  by Ehsan Zeynali

  • Development of an Electromagnetic-Transient (EMT) Compatible Model for Transmission Line Tower and Tower-Footing Grounding System by Bamdad Salarieh

  • Modelling of non-uniform transmission lines using electromagnetic scattering theory by Manuja Gunawardana

Prof. Ani Gole
  •  TransCanada  Electric Super Highway by Ting Lin and Chen Jiang
  • RTDS interfacing issues by Ajinkya Sinkar and Ting Lin
  • Frequency Scanning Techniques by Yi Qi and Dr. Mukesh  Das
  • Stability of  Numerical simulation Method by Huangfeng Zhao
  • Modeling of Transmission Line by Xi Shi (Amy)
Prof. Carl Ho
  • Power Semiconductor Modeling and Simulation in PSCAD by  Yanming Xu
  • Power Quality of LED Lighting Network by Radwa Abdalaal
  • A bottom-up way to create power network – modular microgrid unit for rural electrification by Dong Li 
  • Power Hardware in the Loop for PV inverter testing by Mandip Pokharel
Prof. Udaya Annakkage
  • Interfacing Electromagnetic Transient Simulation to Transient Stability Model Using a Multi-port Dynamic Phasor Buffer Zone by Harshani Konara
  •  Supplementary converter controller to maintain stability under slow load growth by Thilini Hathiyaldeniye
  • Analysis of Sub Synchronous Resonant Modes by Dilini Weerakoon
Prof. Derek Oliver
  • Biopolymers for Electrical Insulation Applications by Lakshan Warnakulasooriya and Puneet Gill