Prof. Yongdong Li, Tsinghua University


Due to pressures from both energy and environment issues, Power Electronics and their related technologies have known a considerable development during last two decades. In this presentation, first of all, the development of modern power electronics will be reviewed, and the ongoing status and main trends will be highlighted. Then its application in modern manufacturing, including servo-drives for robotics and machine-tools are addressed. Also are talked the applications in electrified transportations, including next generation railway traction drives, electric propulsion of ship (IPS) with multilevel converters and multiphase motors and then more electrical aircraft (MEA)…etc. Finally, the development of power electronics in electrical vehicle (EV) are also included, with some conclusions and perspectives.

Thursday, July 16th 
Italian time: 9:00-11:00 seminar, 11:00-12:00 Match-making
Chinese time: 15:00-17:00 seminar, 17:00-18:00 Match-making

Prof. Yongdong Li was born in Hebei province, China in 1962. He has received Bachelor’s Degree from Department of Electrical Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology in 1982, and Ms. Degree and Ph.D  in 1984, 1987 respectively from Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation of Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France. He was a post-doctor from 1988 to 1990 and became a full professor since 1996 in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University. From June to Dec. of 1996, he was a visiting professor in VPEC of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, United States. His research interests include high voltage power electronic converters and their applications in variable speed drives for energy saving, digital control, sensor-less drives of AC motors and their applications in NC machine-tools, traction drives for high speed train and propulsion drives for ships…etc.  He’s accomplished several NSF projects and lot of other projects with success, e.g. the first industry standard high power multilevel inverter in China, 1.5 Megawatt DFIG for wind generation…etc. He’s got the honors of “Delta Scholar” in 2003, “Tianshan Scholar” in 2013, and “Excellent Professor and Good Friend” of students of Tsinghua University several times.
He’s been vice-director of National Key Lab. of Control and Simulation of Power System and large generator, vice-director of Post-graduate Office of Graduate School of Tsinghua University, Dean of Electrical School of Xinjiang Unversity, and is currently deputy director of New Concept EV Institute of Tsinghua University,  IEEE IAS Beijing Chapter Chairman,IET Fellow, and  vice-chairman of China Power Electronics Society, Chairman of Electrical transportation Committe of China Power Supply Society.