IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecture “New Era of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles”

Event start: October 5, 2023, 10:00
Duration: 2 hours

IEEE IAS Distinguished Lecture “New Era of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles”

Abstract: Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell is considered today as a promising technology for low-carbon transport applications. The successful deployment of fuel cell technology in automotive sector is a key element to reach out the European Union’s CO2 emission goal by 2050. After years of developments by research institutions and enterprises, the automotive fuel cell technology has gradually introduced to the market since 2015. In this lecture, we will explore together the key technologies of modern commercial fuel cell electric vehicles, such as Toyota Mirai 1 and 2, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, etc. The place of fuel cell technology in our future low-carbon transports and the main challenges will be discussed.

Location: NRG-422, 4th floor, NRG building, Ehitajate tee 5, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia


Fei Gao | FEMTO-ST Prof. Fei Gao is currently the Deputy Director of the French national CNRS research institute FEMTO-ST and a Full Professor at the School of Energy and Computer science of the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM), Belfort, France. He was an Associate Professor at the same university between 2011 and 2017, and was a member of French National University Council (CNU) between 2016 and 2017. He received respectively from UTBM the Master’s degree in electrical and control system engineering in 2007, and the PhD degree in renewable energy with distinguished Youth Doctor Award in 2010.

His main research fields include fuel cells for transportation, real-time simulation technology for modern power electronics and energy storage systems, analysis of electrochemical aging phenomena and multi-physical modelling. He is the holder of the French research expertise bonus (PEDR) by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the fellow of IET and the senior member of IEEE. He is thechair of fuel cell system architecture optimization research axis of the national Fuel Cell Research Lab (FR CNRS) in France, and he was the head of the energy production division at the School of Energy and Computer science of UTBM between 2012 and 2019.

He is the Editor-in-Chief (2019-2021) of IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology News (ITeN), and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (TIA), IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE) and IEEE Open Journal of Industrial Electronics Society (OJIES). He is nominated in 2017 as Conferences Committee Chair of IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. From 2019 he serves as Secretary of the Technical Committee onVehicle and Transportation Systems (TC4) of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). He was elected respectively in 2013 as Secretary, in 2016 as Vice-Chair and in 2018 as Chair of the Technical Committee on Transportation Electrification (TCTE) of IEEE Industry Electronic Society (IES). He serves also as technical track chair and member of organizing committee for more than 30 IEEE international conferences (IECON, ITEC, APEC, ISIE, ICIT, etc.).

Prof. Gao has been invited to give talks, tutorials, short courses, keynote speaks in 14 international events (conferences, PhD. Schools, etc.). Somerecent onesare listedbelow:−Tutorial at IEEE 2nd International Conference on Smart Power & Internet Energy Systems 2020 (SPIES), “Fuel Cell Technology for Transport Applications”, Bangkok, Thailand, June 2020−Online webinarofIEEE Power Electronics Society, “Real time simulation methods of power electronic systems”, IEEE, USA, January 2020−Short course at EU Marie-Curie Program INNOVATIVE PhD School, “Fuel cell for aerospace solutions”, Nottingham, UK, July 2019−Short course at European PhD School, “Fuel Cell Technology for Automotive Applications”, Gaeta, Italy, May 2019−Keynote speech at IEEE Electrical Systems for Aircraft, Railway, Ship Propulsion and Road Vehicles(ESARS) and International Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC) Europe, “New Era of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles”, Nottingham, United Kingdom, November 2018.

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