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Recherche, Développement et Innovation en Génie Electrique

Séminaire, Pr. Joäo Pedro F. Trovão (University of Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada), 12 Nov. 2018

Sustainable development and efficient Electric Vehicles with hybrid Energy Storage Systems (H-ESS)

Prof. João Pedro F. Trovão
University of Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada
e-TESC Lab (electric – Transport, Energy Storage and Conversion Lab)
Canada Research Chair Holder

Date : Monday 12 November 2018, 14h00 16h00
Place : P2 314, University of Lille


Sustainable mobility aims to achieve the most efficient use of transportation energy systems by promoting the use of modes of transportation that can reduce energy usage (mostly imported fossil fuels) and environmental impacts. Electric Vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) play a fundamental role in sustainable mobility due to their very high efficiency and much smaller local/global emission levels compared to internal combustion engine vehicles. The development of more efficient pure EVs and HEVs presents both a challenge and a definite solution to current mobility issues. In the last few years, battery characteristics have evolved greatly and new ways of storing energy have been developed, such as fuel cells and supercapacitors (SCs). ESSs presently available for EVs have either high specific energy (HSE) or high specific power (HSP), but not both. A reliable EV solution should therefore harness the advantages of these distinct ESSs (e.g., batteries and SCs) through their effective management. Proper coordination should take advantage of the most suitable hybrid topologies, introduce new improved power converters, and explore new configurations for electric motors. Under the development of more optimized energy and power management strategies for more energy-efficient EVs and HEVs with multiple ESSs, these three specific objectives should be addressed:

  1. Modelling the latest generation of batteries, SCs, and their coupled usage under various vehicle conditions/operations, including the effects of temperature;
  2. Designing and implementing improved power electronic converters and different configurations of electric motors (reducing core size and saturation effects as well as iron and copper losses).

About the Speaker

João Pedro F. Trovão (S’08 – M’13 – SM’17) received the M.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 2004 and 2013, respectively. From 2000 to 2014, he was a Teaching Assistant and an Assistant Professor with the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra–Coimbra Institute of Engineering (IPC–ISEC), Portugal. Since 2014, he has been a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, where he holds the Canadian Research Chair position in Efficient Electric Vehicles with Hybridized Energy Storage Systems. His research interests cover the areas of electric vehicles, hybridized energy storage systems, energy management and rotating electrical machines. J. P. F. Trovão was the General Chair of the 2018 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference, Chicago, US. He was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue of IET ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN TRANSPORTATION ON ENERGY STORAGE AND ELECTRIC POWER SUB -SYSTEMS FOR ADVANCED VEHICLES . He was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY ON ELECTRIC POWERTRAINS FOR FUTURE VEHICLES.