Power Group

DTE Power Electronics and Electric Drives Laboratory


The newly established DTE Power Electronics Laboratory was developed through a grant of $190,000 from DTE Energy, a matching grant from NSF, and an internal matching grant. It is equipped with the-state-of-the-art power electronics facilities, including induction, PM and DC motors, universal power converter modules, DSPACE real-time control systems, power and spectrum analyzers, digital oscilloscopes, voltage and current probes, and accessory testing equipment. The lab allows the faculty and students to pursue power electronics for alternate sources of energy, including fuel cells and hybrid vehicles.

 

Student enrollment in power electronics courses has grown significantly over the past five years, reflecting the increasing public interest in energy conservation and environment protection. The lab allows the electrical and computer engineering department to deepen its curriculum and strengthen it through additional educational and research projects. The faculty team has developed several research projects addressing electric motor control with industrial and automotive applications, power factor correction strategies for industrial and utility systems, regenerative braking, wind power generation systems, hybrid vehicle powertrain, DC-DC converter and inverter systems, and HEV prognostics.

 

 

Power Group Fall 2012

From left to right: Jun Xu, Dr. Sideng Hu, Xiaoyong Zhu, Dr. Siqi Li, Dr. Zheng Chen, Weihan Li, Junjun Deng, Lei Jiang, Rui Xiong, Dr.Junhua Wang, Prof. Chris Mi, Dr. Trong Nguyen, Dr. Jiangui Li, Xin Chen, Yanzi Wang, Zhou Jia, Chenwen You, Min Ye, Chenchen Gao, Xiaohua Zhang, Xianzhi Gong

 

Power Group Photo July 15, 2009

 

Power Group Photo, July 18, 2009

(From left to right: Yong Zhang, Xi Zhang, Prof. Chris Mi, Xiaofeng Ding, Chen Luo, Kevin Bai, Yan Yang, Pingan He, Hanna Liu, Bingzhan Zhang, Zheng Chen, Owen Nie)

 

 Photos of Power Group Family Summer 2007

 

Power Group Family Farewell (Xi Zhang and Family) and Welcome (Yong Zhang and Family, and Hanna Liu) Lunch, July 18, 2009

 



News and Events


May 25, 2012 - Dr. Chris Mi is promoted to the rank of Professor

Dr. Chunting (Chris) Mi is promoted to the rank of professor with tenure on his achievements.

 

For more information, please visit website of Prof. Chris Mi:

http://www-personal.engin.umd.umich.edu/~chrismi/

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September 16, 2012 - Prof. Chris Mi is invited to give lectures in IEEE ECCE 2012

Prof. Chris Mi is invited to give lectures in Professional Education Seminars held at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2012 in Raleigh, North Carolina, September 15-20, 2012

 

Topic: Battery Management Systems for Electric Vehicle Application

 

For more information, please visit: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition

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November 28, 2011 - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UMD Invites Applications for a Tenure-track Faculty Position

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. Consideration is primarily at the Assistant Professor level but applicants with outstanding experience at the Associate Professor and Professor levels will also be considered. Research thrust areas of interest include power systems, smart grids, and sustainable energy. The successful candidate is expected to develop strongly funded research to enhance the power/energy program in the department.

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and names and contact information of at least three references to Prof. Chris Mi, ECE Search Committee Chair, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn, Michigan, 48128, or email to ecesearch@umich.edu. Application review process will begin on February 5, 2012, but the applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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November 28, 2011 - February 6,2012 - Prof. Chris Mi is Invited to Give Lectures in APEC IEEE

Prof. Chris Mi is invited to give lectures in Professional Education Seminars held by the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) on Monday February 6, 2012.

 

 

Topic: S.15 Control and Management of Energy Storage Systems in Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

 

 

For more information, please visit: APEC IEEE Professional Education Seminars

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November 28, 2011 - Prof. Chris Mi is Named IEEE Fellow
Prof. Chunting (Chris) Mi is named 2012 Newly Elevated IEEE Fellow for his contributions to Hybrid Electric Vehicle Modeling and Power Control.

 

For more information, please visit:

http://www.ieee.org/membership_services/membership/fellows/index.html

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November 28, 2011 - Power Group Thanksgiving Party

Power Group has Thanksgiving Party on November 23, 2011. Everybody enjoys the party and shares their thanks to all the friends.

 

 

Power Group Photo, November 23, 2011

(From left to right: Yuhong Fu, Prof. Chris Mi, Siqi Li, Chenwen You, Jiangui Li, Hongsheng Hou, Junjun Deng, Tao Lei, Chuan Yu, Ruiwu Cao, Lei Jiang, Jun Xu, Xianzhi Gong, and Sideng Hu)

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November 28, 2011 - Friday Engineering Lab ESL Class

To improve ability of communication and understanding of American culture, a English as a Second Language (ESL) class is hold in DTE Power Electronics and Electric Drives Laboratory every Friday. Mr. Richard Goers, Ms. Diane Goers and all the people in Power Group enjoy getting to know each other and sharing information.

 

 

Power Group Photo, November 18, 2011

(Back Row, from left to right: Jun Xu, Lei Jiang, Junjun Deng, Xianzhi Gong, Chuan Yu, Tao Lei, Hongsheng Hou, Siqi Li, Ruiwu Cao, Sideng Hu)

(Front Row, from left to right: Chenwen You, Jiangui Li, Diane Goers, Richard Goers, Yuhong Fu)

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the IEEE 2011 International Future Energy Challenge, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, June 22-23, 2011

The IEEE 2011 International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC) for topic A, Low Cost Lithium-Ion Battery Charger for Automotive and Renewable Energy Applications, is held in Dearborn, Michigan, USA. The challenge is co-sponsored by IEEE Power & Engineering Society (PES), IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEE) and IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). The challenge is in cooperation with Power Sources Manufactures Association (PSMA).

 

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Power Group Seminar Series

Power Group Seminar Series is held every Thursday, 1-3pm in Room 137 ELB. For more information, please contact

 

Ms. Chenwen You,

(313)288-6044

youc@umd.umich.edu

the IEEE 2011 International Future Energy Challenge, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, June 22-23, 2011

Topic (A) Low Cost Lithium-Ion Battery Charger for Automotive and Renewable Energy Applications.

 

For more details, please visit:

 

http://www.energychallenge.org/

 

https://ieeetv.ieee.org/ieeetv-specials/international-future-energy-challenge-2011

 

Chris Mi, Ph.D,Judge & Organizer