EVs & Batteries (I) - Day 11 - Wednesday

Special Session 1

Surtidor project: Ultra-fast recharging system by means of intelligent D.C. transfer by direct contact and optional energy storage system

Dr Enrique J. Dede
Director Research & Development

Dr Enrique Dedé
GH battery charger

Prof. Dr. Enrique J. Dede obtained his PhD in Electronics from the University of Valencia.

Full Professor in Power Electronics at the University of Valencia since 1991 and R&D Director at the company GH Electrotermia S.A.

Dr. Dede holds several international patents on high frequency inverters for induction heating and has written more than 200 papers in the field of Power Electronics.

He has more than 30 years experience in the field of Power Electronics and particularly in the design of high frequency inverters for induction heating, telecom power and recently in the conception and design of fast DC chargers for EV´s.

Prof. Dede was former member of the European Working Group of the IAS-IEEE, past President of the joint Spanish IEEE Chapter of the Power Electronics Society (PELS) and Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and was the General Chair of the European Power Electronics Conference-EPE 2009, held in Barcelona (Spain).

Dr. Dede is actually serving as the Vice- President of the European Power Electronics Association (EPE) and he is member of the International Advisory Board of the PCIM-Europe and PCIM-Asia.

About GH Everdrive EV charging products: EVERFLASH CHAdeMO is a 50kW ultra-fast DC charger for electric vehicles, which complies with the CHAdeMO’s charging protocol. - See more at this link

Prospects for Battery Diagnostics and Prognostics.

Dr Bor Yann Liaw
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean And Earth Science And Technology
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Battery and Energy Storage specialist

Dr Bor Yann Liaw

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1988

M.S., Chemistry, University of Georgia, 1982

B.S., Chemistry, National Tsing-Hua University, 1977


Battery and Fuel Cell R&D
-Bio-Fuel Cells, Electrochemical in situ characterizations, Micro-power sources Fundamentals and Bioengineering of Enzymatic Fuel Cells (2003 - present.
-Participated in an AFOSR funded MURI project (2005 - 2010).
-Participated in an NGA/CIA funded IC Postdoctoral Fellow Research Program (2005 - 2009).
-Battery life cycle evaluation, analysis, diagnosis, and prognosis (1999 - present).
-In situ, non-destructive, transient kinetic measurements, techniques, and characterizations. Incremental capacity analysis, spectroscopic imaging ellipsometry, thin film porosimetry (2004 - present).
-Dynamic battery modeling and simulation and experimental validation (1996 - present)
-Advanced battery evaluation (1995 - present)
-Advanced rapid charging algorithm development (1997 - 2003).
-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.
-NEDO International Joint Research project on “preparation of zirconia of enhanced oxygen conduction via interface processing” (1994 - 1997).
-Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Thin tetragonal zirconia films as solid electrolytes (1993 - 1995).

Renewable Energy Technologies
-Electric energy storage and management (2003 - present).
-Solar and wind power generation forecasting (2008 - present).

Electric Drive Systems
-Electric hybrid vehicle testing, data collection and analysis (1994 - present).
-EV-Ready State and Hyundai Santa Fe e-SUV demonstration, data collection, driving cycle and battery performatnce analyses (1998 - 2003).
-DARPA EHV National Data Center, collecting and managing data collected from seven national consortia on electric vehicle testing and demonstrations (1994 - 1997).

A detailed CV of Dr Bor Yann Liaw can be obtained in this page (link)

How high-performance batteries are collaborating with the Smart Cities of today ?

Mr Javier Sánchez
SBG Comercial division. Vehicle Business Unit for Spain and Portugal

Mr Javier Sánchez
SAFT photo

Industrial Engineer at the Carlos III University of Madrid, he joined SAFT Group in 2008 and has occupied the position of Regional Sales Manager for the Lithium Battery Division in Spain and Portugal.

Master in Occupational Risk Prevention. Specialized in Industrial Safety and Occupational Ergonomics and Psychology.

In his current position, he is responsible for Key Account Management of traditional markets and Business Development for M2M Marine, Space and Industrial Vehicle applications.

Previously, Javier Sánchez worked as a Project Manager for new Production Lines assembly with BOSCH in Mexico, Germany, and UK.

Javier Sánchez has collaborated in several conferences on batteries for different sectors. He has written about 6 press releases and he is an eventual professor at the UPC’s Electric Vehicle Degree.

Energy Mix (Balance between Market Competition Vs. Sustainability).

Dr Antonio JB Cortes-Ruiz
CEO of Neoelectra
Member of the Board of the Spanish Commission of Scientist (AEC)
Member of COTEC
Professor on Polythechnical University of Madrid.
Professor on EOI "Escuela de Organización Industrial”.

Dr Cortes-Ruiz

Dr. Cortes is PhD in Engineering and Fuels for the Polythechnical University of Madrid, E-MBA for ESADE Business School, and Master on Engineering by Spanish Ministry of Industry.

DEA on Sociology and Political Sciences.

He is Member of the Board of the Spanish Commission of Scientist (AEC), as well as member of COTEC during last 20 years, and professor on Polythechnical University of Madrid, and "Escuela de Organización Industrial”.

Dr. Cortes was Advisor for IAEA/OIEA in missions at CITON in Romania & CNEA in Argentina.

As well was International Project manager or R&D projects in several EURATOM programmes located in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Spain & UK.

Smart Cities, Open data and ICTs (I) - Day 12 - Thursday

Special Session 2

Telefonica’s Electric Vehicle Task Force. (provisional)

Mr Ignacio Dizy Soto
Telefonica Spain
Marketing Grandes Empresas
BSc Computer Science and Psychology
Texas State University-San Marcos. USA

Photo Mr Ignacio Dizy
Greeen Telefonica

Ignacio Dizy works at the Marketing Department promoting ICT innovation initiatives among clients and the Telefónica’s product development and technical and research organizations. He proposes mid-term new business models and ICT services to be closely developed with clients.

He is Co-leader along with Corporate Climate Change Office of the Telefonica’s Electric Vehicle Task Force.

He started his career at Chile´s CIMM Research Center and Automind as Knowledge Engineer developing expert systems.

He directed the research center’s ICT Department improving its whole IT infrastructures and Internet. Changing form IT Management , he became Business Process and IT Development consultant for Big Corporations at QUAM.

He enrolled in Telefonica´s Year 2000 Effect Product Certification Team. When the effect was finished, Ignacio coordinated and executed many mobile and fixed process development projects in the Telecom Sector Professional Services Department in Telefonica mobile Solution.

From 2006 till 2010, he designed and coordinated IT bids and projects for Telefonica Corporate Clients. Actually is at Marketing with its focus on innovation.

Does more data and ICT make cities smarter?

Dr Juan Jose Moreno
Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM)
The IMDEA Software Institute

Juan José Moreno UPM and IMDEA
Juego de bits

Juan Jose Moreno-Navarro holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) in 1989.

Since 1996 is Full Professor at the Department of Languages and Systems at the UPM. He is currently senior researcher at IMDEA-Software (Madrid Research Institute in Software Development Technologies).

His main area of scientific activity focuses on all aspects of declarative technology and software development. On these issues, he has obtained numerous publications in high international level conferences, books and journals. He has also participated and led several national and international research projects. He has organized, served as member in editorial boards and program, and given lectures and invited talks at numerous conferences and journals in the field of IT.

Regarding the management of science and university life, he has been Director General for University Policy (Ministry of Education, 2009-2012), Director General for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Development (Ministry of Science and Innovation, Secretary General for Innovation , 2009) and Director General of Planning and Coordination (Ministry of Science and Innovation, Secretary of State of Research, 2008-2009).

In that period, he was chair of the National Committee for Research Activity Evaluation, has led the implementation of numerous research and technology infrastructures, has been secretary of the University Council and General Council of Science and Technology, member of the management board of the following foundations: ANECA, Menendez Pelayo University-UIMP (Vice-chair), CENER-CIEMAT, Universidad.es, member of the Governing Board of CSIC, ISCIII, IDAE (2nd vice-chair) and member of several ministerial committees (Climate Change, International Humanitarian Right, Genetically Modified Organisms, Higher Statistical Council, Advisory Committee for information and public participation of Nuclear Safety Council, etc.).

Entre 2001-2006 cooperó con el Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia donde ha sido responsable del programa de investigación sobre TIC durante 3 años y responsable de las relaciones internacionales del área TIC, miembro del comité de IST del 6º Programa Marco de la UE y punto de contacto nacional español, miembro del comité TIC de COST.

Between 2001-2006, he cooperated with the Ministry of Education and Science, where he was responsible for the ICT research program for 3 years and responsible for international relations in the ICT area, committee member of the IST 6th Framework Programme of the EU, Spanish National Contact Point for FP7, and member of the ICT committee of COST.

He is currently the Chair of the Spanish Society for Software Engineering, has been director of SpaRCIM (Spanish Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics), member of ERCIM (European Research Consortium on Informatics and Mathematics), Vice-chair for Communication in the Spanish Technology Platform on Software and Services INES. He is chair of the Spanish Conference on Computer Science (CEDI) 2013 and was chairman of the Scientific Committee of CEDI 2005 and 2007.

Morelos with a Smart Cities Future: Strategic planning and potentialities

Dr Jaime Arau
Vice-minister for Scientific Research of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology of the State of Morelos, MEXICO
Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering
Professor of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (CENIDET)

Dr Jaime Arau

Dr Jaime Arau Roffiel was born in Veracruz, Mexico, in 1960 and received the B.Sc. degree in electronic engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Minatitlan, Minatitlan, Mexico, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, in 1982 and 1991, respectively.

He is Professor of the National Center for Research and Technological Development (CENIDET), located in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he has teached and conducted research in the area of power electronics.

His fields of interest are power factor correction, power quality, electronics ballasts, and power converter for non conventional energy sources and he has published more than 150 papers in international journal and conferences, supervised 8 PhD and 40 MSc thesis, and conducted more than 20 industrial and government sponsored projects.

He is currently serving as Vice-minister for Scientific Research of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology of the State of Morelos, MEXICO.

Dr. Arau was the recipient of the IEEE 3rd Millennium Medal and he was the founding President of the IEEE Morelos (Mexico) Section-Power Electronics Chapter and the Mexican Power Electronics Society (SOMEP). Inside PELS AdCom, he has served as Region No. 9 Liason, Member at Large and Chapters Coordinator.

He was the General Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference – PESC’03 in Acapulco, Mexico and has been technical reviewer since 1995 of several major conferences (PESC, APEC, etc.) and journals (IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications).

He is member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences (since 1999) and the Morelos Academy of Sciences (since 2003), as well as member of the Mexican Researchers System (since 1992). He is part of several councils for science and technology in Mexico.

Batteries for Energy Storage and Vehicle Electrification Roadmap

Dr Francisco Trinidad
Director Research & Development Transportation Europe

Dr Francisco Trinidad
Exide battery charger

Doctor in Electrochemistry at the University of Madrid, joined Tudor Group (now Exide Technologies) in 1977 and served as Development Director for the Industrial division in Azuqueca (Spain) and Soest (Germany), then Director R&D laboratories in France and Spain.

In the actual position, he is responsible for Research and Development of new automotive products in the Exide European division.

Author of about 60 papers and presentations on battery technology and more than 20 patents. Spanish native, he also speaks French and English.

Recently he was nominated as battery expert for the European Commission to evaluate projects inside the 7th Framework program and is acting as the Exide representative for advanced batteries in Eurobat association and Green Car initiative.

Electric Vehicle in Coimbra, Portugal : A new boost

Dr Joao Pedro F. Trovao
ISEC - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra
Member of the Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association (APVE).

Dr Joao Pedro F. Trovao
EV topics

João Pedro F. Trovão received the Electrical Engineering and M.Sc. degrees (Power Systems) in 1999 and 2004, respectively and his Ph.D. degree in 2013.

Since 2000, he is a Teaching Assistant with the Electrical Engineering Department of the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra (IPC–ISEC), Portugal.

His research interests cover the areas of electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy management, power quality and rotating electrical machines.

He is a member of the Portuguese Electric Vehicle Association (APVE).

Dr Trovao is the Chairman of "IEEE-Vehicle Power Propulsion Conference 2014". ( link)

IEEE-VPPC 2014 will be held on October 2014 in Coimbra (UNESCO World Heritage), Portugal.

Electric Vehicle in Coimbra, Portugal : A new boost

Dra Marina S. Perdigao
ISEC - Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra

Dra Marina S. Perdigao
EV topics

Marina S. Perdigão (S'06) was born in Coimbra, Portugal, in 1978.

She received the M.Sc. Degree and Ph.D. both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2004 and 2012 respectively.

She works at the Electrical Engineering Department of the Superior Institute of Engineering of Coimbra, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra since 2002, first as an assistant professor and since 2012 as a lecturer.

She is also a researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Coimbra, Portugal since 2001.

From 2006 to 2012 she conducted her Ph.D. work in the University of Coimbra in co-operation with the University of Oviedo,Spain.

Her research interests include high-frequency electronic ballasts, discharge lamp modelling, high-frequency switching converters, resonant converters, power electronics for renewable energies and computer simulation applications.

Marina S. Perdigão has received the best paper award of the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics.

She is also a member of IEEE where she collaborates as a transactions paper reviewer.

Lighting Smart Grids / Intelligent Building Technology (I) - Day 13 - Friday

Special Session 3

Solid state lighting and smart systems: dreams & realities

Dr Laurent Canale
LAPLACE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie)
Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III

Dr Laurent Canale
Bridge with LED lighting

CNRS Research Engineer in LAPLACE Lab., Toulouse (France).

Born in Saint-Martin d'Hères (France) in 1972, and holds a Master and PhD focusing on High Frequencies Electronics and Optoelectronics from Sciences Department of Limoges University, in 1998 and 2002.

He published about ferrite strontium thin films for magnetic applications but his main focus area work is in pulsed laser deposition of niobate lithium thin films used for optical telecommunications.

From 2004 to 2010 he worked as Research Engineer for the National Research Institute of Agronomy in Bioemco Lab. (Paris, France) dealing with the development and maintenance of technology around water isotopic tools for agronomy and weather predictive models.

In 2010, he joined the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and work in LAPLACE Lab., "Light & Matter" Team where his research focused on powerless light sources as LED and OLED with special interest in aging degradation mechanisms.

Solid state lighting and smart systems: dreams & realities

Dr Georges Zissis
Director of L&M Research Group
Director of SH&HD Research Federation
LAPLACE (Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d'Energie)
Universite Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III

Dr Georges Zissis
Bridge with LED lighting

Full professor Toulouse 3 University (France).

Professor Honoris Causa Saint Petersbourg state University (Russian Federation).

Born in Athens in 1964, has graduated in 1986 from Physics department of University of Crete in general physics. He got his MSc and PhD in Plasma Science in 1987 and 1990 from Toulouse 3 University (France).

His primary area of work is in the field of Light Sources Science and Technology.

He is especially interested in the physics of electrical discharges used as light sources; system and metrology issues for solid-state lighting systems; normalization and quality issues for light sources; impact of lighting to energy, environment, quality of life, health and security; interaction between light source and associated power supply; illumination and lighting.

He is director of “Light & Matter” research group of LAPLACE that enrols 20 researchers.

For the period 2007-2011 he was deputy director of “LAPLACE” laboratory.

He won in December 2006 the 1st Award of the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) Centenary Challenge for his work on normalization for urban lighting systems (in conjunction with IEEE, IET and the Observer).

In 2009 he won the Energy Globe Award for France and he got the Fresnel Medal from the French Illuminating Engineering Society.

Enerlight Project: Walking from Lighting Systems to Lighting Smart Grids

Mr Mikel Jaureguizar
General Manager

Mr Mikel Jaureguizar
NORMALUX factory

General Manager - Gonzalez Soriano, S.A. - September 2007 – Present.
Deputy Manager - Gonzalez Soriano S.A. - January 2003 – July 2007.
Technical Manager - Gonzalez Soriano S.A. -June 1994 – January 2003.

ESADE Business School - Master, Executive Education - 2008 – 2008
Universidad de Oviedo - Engineer, Electronics - 1985 – 1992

Easily Controlling Intelligent Buildings.

Mr Andreas Kobold
Senior Product Manager Building Automation
Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG (link)

Mr Andreas Kobolt
GIRA show

Diploma Electrical Engineering and Economics (FH) from University of applied science Leipzig.

Senior Product Manager Building Automation with Gira Giersiepen GmbH & Co. KG (KNX-based Products, IP-based Products, Home Server/Facility Server).

Offer Manager Door Entry Systems with RiTTO GmbH / Schneider Electric (IP based Door Entry Systems, Bus based Door Entry Systems).

Product Manager Building Control Systems with ELSO GmbH / Schneider Electric (IHC-based Products, LonWorks-based products, KNX-based Products).

Diploma thesis in the field of building control systems. Title: Design and mode of operation of an interoperable building control systems, based on LonWorks technology, by using available IP infrastructure of buildings.

Leading to a green future

Mr Bernardo Calleja
CEO Zardoya Otis, S.A.
Zardoya OTIS S.A.(link)

Mr Bernardo CAlleja
OTIS nave

Ribadesella, Asturias, 1962

He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Oviedo in Spain and a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) Business School - University of Navarra in Spain.

Bernardo joined Otis in 1989 as an engineer at the San Sebastián factory, where he became manufacturing supervisor and production control manager. From 1995, he has held managing positions in San Sebastian, Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid. General Manager of Pertor and Rolltore-Portis, both Otis subsidiaries. Managing Director and CEO of Otis Italy and from 2012 CEO of Zardoya Otis, S.A. and South Europe and Middle East Area President for Otis Elevator Company.

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