“High-Power Wind Energy Conversion Systems”
Dr. Venkata Yaramasu, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 3:05 p.m. in WEB 1230


Wind energy conversion systems have experienced a tremendous growth in installed capacity, market penetration, and research and development activities over the past three decades, and as a result they have now became most successful renewable energy technologies competing with not only other nonconventional energy sources, but also with the conventional fossil fuel-based power generation units. This seminar provides a comprehensive review on the state-of-the-art and emerging wind energy technologies from the electrical engineering perspective.

Speaker Biography

Venkata Yaramasu received his B.Tech degree in electrical and electronics engineering from JNT University, Hyderabad, India, in 2005, an M.E. degree in electrical engineering with specialization in power electronics from S. G. S. Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, India, in 2008, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, in 2014. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Electric Drive Applications and Research (LEDAR) and Center for Urban Energy (CUE), Ryerson University. His research interests include renewable energy, high power converters, electric vehicles, power quality, and model predictive control.

Dr. Yaramasu worked closely with Rockwell Automation, Toronto Hydro, Hydro One, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Wind Energy Strategic Network (WESNet) and Connect Canada, and completed 8 industrial projects in Power Electronics, Electric Drives and Renewable Energy. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed technical papers including 16 journal papers. He is currently authoring/coauthoring two books entitled “Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems” and “Power Conversion and Control of Wind Energy Systems, Second Edition” for a possible publication with the Wiley-IEEE Press. He is recipient of Best Graduate Thesis Award, Three Best Poster Awards, Three Graduate Research Excellence Awards, Three Student Research Awards, Six Best Student Paper Awards and Two Teaching Related Awards.