October 22 - 23, 2019
The Westin Southfield Detroit, MI

DAY TWO

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and welcome coffee

Ken Gould, e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer at Porsche Cars North America, USA

Ken Gould

e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer
Porsche Cars North America, USA

Julia Zhang, Assistant Professor Electric Machines and Drives and High Voltage Engineering at The Ohio State University, USA

Julia Zhang

Assistant Professor Electric Machines and Drives and High Voltage Engineering
The Ohio State University, USA

9:50 am - 10:30 am Electric traction drives for multi-functional drive trains

Prof. Mats Alaküla, Senior Technical Advisor at Volvo Group, Sweden

Prof. Mats Alaküla

Senior Technical Advisor
Volvo Group, Sweden

10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment break and networking

11:00 am - 11:40 am Faraday Future´s Electric drive unit technology

Terence Ward, Senior Technical specialist for Power electronics, Powertrain & Thermal at Faraday Future, USA

Terence Ward

Senior Technical specialist for Power electronics, Powertrain & Thermal
Faraday Future, USA

Ken Gould, e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer at Porsche Cars North America, USA

Ken Gould

e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer
Porsche Cars North America, USA

Harsha Nanjundaswamy, Director of E-Mobility at FEV North America, Inc., USA

Harsha Nanjundaswamy

Director of E-Mobility
FEV North America, Inc., USA

Prof. Mats Alaküla, Senior Technical Advisor at Volvo Group, Sweden

Prof. Mats Alaküla

Senior Technical Advisor
Volvo Group, Sweden

Ian Brown, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Ian Brown

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

12:20 pm - 1:50 pm Networking luncheon

1:50 pm - 2:30 pm Synchronous machines with reduced or no-rare earth permanent magnet content

Ian Brown, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Ian Brown

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm Case Study | Design and development process for electric drive unit for BEV’s

Harsha Nanjundaswamy, Director of E-Mobility at FEV North America, Inc., USA

Harsha Nanjundaswamy

Director of E-Mobility
FEV North America, Inc., USA

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Refreshment break and networking


Shanelle N. Foster, Assistant Professor Electrical Machines & Drives at Michigan State University, USA

Shanelle N. Foster

Assistant Professor Electrical Machines & Drives
Michigan State University, USA

Silong Li, Motor Control Engineer at Ford Motor Company, USA

Silong Li

Motor Control Engineer
Ford Motor Company, USA

Ken Gould, e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer at Porsche Cars North America, USA

Ken Gould

e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer
Porsche Cars North America, USA

Julia Zhang, Assistant Professor Electric Machines and Drives and High Voltage Engineering at The Ohio State University, USA

Julia Zhang

Assistant Professor Electric Machines and Drives and High Voltage Engineering
The Ohio State University, USA

4:50 pm - 5:10 pm Q&A Session | Make your topic part of the agenda and pose the question you are currently most concerned with.

Ken Gould, e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer at Porsche Cars North America, USA

Ken Gould

e-mobility Technical Systems Engineer
Porsche Cars North America, USA

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Registration for Workshop A

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Workshop A | Developing low cost electric traction drive systems for mass production of electric & hybrid electric vehicles


Ian Brown, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Ian Brown

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

8:00 pm - 8:00 pm End of conference