About ACEPT Tutorial 

ACEPT 2018 Tutorial will be held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on 30 October 2018, 9.30am – 5.00pm.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Nanyang Executive Centre
60 Nanyang View, Singapore 639673
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Tutorial programme (subject to change)

9.30amTutorial by Prof Josep Guerrero
Professor in Microgrid, Aalborg University, Denmark
IEEE Fellow
Topic: The Practical Concepts of Microgrid Control
11.00amCoffee Break (20mins)
2.00pmTutorial by Prof Alan Mantooth
Distinguished Professor, The Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair in Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA,
IEEE Fellow,
President, IEEE Power Electronics Society and Professor Simon Ang, Director of the High Density Electronics Center, Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Arkansas, USA and IEEE Fellow
Topic: Applications of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors
3.30pmCoffee Break (20mins)
5.00pmEnd of Tutorial


Tutorial Registration

ACES/ ACEPT delegates are to register for the Tutorial via ACES website.  Tutorial fee is S$50.00 + GST per person, and will include cost of materials, 2 breaks and 1 lunch.

Local Non-ACES /ACEPT delegates may register for the Tutorial at LINK.  Tutorial fee is S$150.00 + GST per person, and will include cost of materials, 2 breaks and 1 lunch.

Tutorial Speakers






Professor Josep Guerrero
Professor in Microgrid, Aalborg University, Denmark and IEEE Fellow
Tutorial Topic: The Practical Concepts of Microgrid Control
Tutorial Abstract:  

This tutorial will introduce state of the art control techniques for electrical microgrids. The recent components available in the market to implement microgrids will be presented. The definition and standards of microgrids will be introduced in contrast to the microgrid “way of thinking” concept. Examples around the world will be introduce, showing why microgrids is a key component to achieve 100% renewables. Configurations including basic elements will be presented. Practical aspects will be introduced in AC, DC and hybrid microgrids. Several control architectures will be introduced for those microgrids, including hierarchical, distributed .The different operation modes: islanded/grid-connected modes will be introduced and discussed. Control architectures including local/hierarchical, decentralized, distributed and centralized will be presented and analyzed.


Josep M. Guerrero (S’01-M’04-SM’08-FM’15) received the B.S. degree in telecommunications engineering, the M.S. degree in electronics engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in power electronics from the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, in 1997, 2000 and 2003, respectively. Since 2011, he has been a Full Professor with the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is responsible for the Microgrid Research Program (www.microgrids.et.aau.dk). From 2014 he is chair Professor in Shandong University; from 2015 he is a distinguished guest Professor in Hunan University; and from 2016 he is a visiting professor fellow at Aston University, UK, and a guest Professor at the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

His research interests is oriented to different microgrid aspects, including power electronics, distributed energy-storage systems, hierarchical and cooperative control, energy management systems, smart metering and the internet of things for AC/DC microgrid clusters and islanded minigrids; recently specially focused on maritime microgrids for electrical ships, vessels, ferries and seaports. Prof. Guerrero is an Associate Editor for a number of IEEE TRANSACTIONS. He has published more than 450 journal papers in the fields of microgrids and renewable energy systems, which are cited more than 30,000 times. He received the best paper award of the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion for the period 2014-2015, and the best paper prize of IEEE-PES in 2015. As well, he received the best paper award of the Journal of Power Electronics in 2016. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 he was awarded by Thomson Reuters as Highly Cited Researcher. In 2015 he was elevated as IEEE Fellow for his contributions on “distributed power systems and microgrids.”

Professor Alan Mantooth
Distinguished Professor, The Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair in Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA,
IEEE Fellow,
President, IEEE Power Electronics Society

Professor Simon Ang

Director of the High Density Electronics Center, Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Arkansas, USA and IEEE Fellow


Joint Tutorial Topic: Applications of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

Tutorial Abstract:
Modern day power electronic systems demand performance criteria such as high power density, high operating frequencies, low losses, etc., that are very difficult to accomplish using conventional silicon power semiconductor devices. In this tutorial, the merits of wide bandgap power semiconductor devices such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) over their silicon counterparts will first be reviewed along with their typical operating characteristics. This is followed by a discussion of wide bandgap power electronic modules which serve as the basic building blocks for many high-power applications. Some packaging architectures of these power modules will be illustrated. A design and layout tool, PowerSynth, developed to take full advantage of the high switching speeds of these devices will be presented along with our extensive models for these wide bandgap power devices. Several SiC-based and GaN-based application examples such as traction inverters, DC/DC converter, and solar inverters will be presented to illustrate the multi-objective design optimization methods being utilized to manage the design tradeoffs in the WBG power electronics space.



Professor Alan Mantooth:
Dr Mantooth (S’83 – M’90 – SM’97 – F’09) received the B.S. (summa cum laude) and M. S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1985 and 1986, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1990. He joined Analogy in 1990 where he focused on semiconductor device modeling and the research and development of HDL-based modeling tools and techniques. Besides modeling, his interests include analog and mixed-signal IC design and power electronics. In 1996, Dr. Mantooth was named Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Analogy (now owned by Synopsys).

In 1998, he joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, as an Associate Professor. He has received numerous teaching, service, and research awards since returning to the UA. He was also selected to the Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni in 2002, and the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers in 2006. Dr. Mantooth was promoted to his present rank of Distinguished Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department in 2011. In 2003, he co-founded Lynguent, an EDA company focused on modeling and simulation tools.

Dr Mantooth helped establish the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission (NCREPT) at the UA in 2005, for which he serves as director. In 2006, he was selected as the inaugural holder of the 21st Century Endowed Chair in Mixed-Signal IC Design and CAD. Dr Mantooth has published over 200 refereed articles on modeling and IC design. He holds patents on software architecture and algorithms for modeling tools and has others pending. He is co-author of three books and has served on several technical program committees for IEEE conferences.

He is currently serving the profession as President for the IEEE Power Electronics Society (2017-2018). Dr. Mantooth is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, and registered professional engineer in Arkansas. Professor Mantooth serves as the Executive Director for NCREPT and GRAPES as well as two of its constitutive centers of excellence: the NSF I/UCRC on GRid-connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems (GRAPES) and the NSF EPSCoR Vertically-Integrated Center on Transformative Energy Research (VICTER). He also serves as the Director of the NSF EPSCoR GREEN Center for Nanoplasmonic Solar Cell Research.


Professor Simon Ang: 
Simon Ang graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA with a B. S. (highest honors) degree in Electrical Engineering. He subsequently completed the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia) and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas). Dr. Ang worked for seven years at Texas Instruments holding a variety of increasingly responsible positions including a section manager in the Advanced Power Integrated Circuit Development Center prior to joining the faculty of the University of Arkansas where he is full Professor of Electrical Engineering. He is also the Director of High Density Electronics Center which develops many state-of-the-art high-density microelectronic packages and modules. Professor Ang is the author and co-author of more than 300 journal and proceeding articles, 6 book chapters, and 3 books. As a teacher, Dr. Ang received the Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (United Kingdom), the Electrochemical Society, the City and Guilds of London Institute (United Kingdom), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He has taught numerous short courses in international conferences.