The ITEC 2021 Organizing Committee has a great team of highly invested individuals that have built a program that aims to address the wide scope of challenges to sustainable transportation. ITEC’s program endeavors to provide attendees first with a broad view of transportation infrastructure from an administration level, to then lead them through the individual components of the sustainable transportation industry.


Keynote Speakers:

Ken Morris

Executive Chief Engineer of Global Electric Propulsion Systems, GM

Martin Bush

Global Engineering Manager – John Deere

Tara Vatcher

Global Director for Software Architecture and Engineering – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Zilai Zhao

Director, eMobility Engineering – Systems, E-Components and HV Batteries – Navistar, Inc

Dwarka Simili

Global Senior Manager – Controls, Power Drive Systems – BorgWarner

Armen Baronian

Director, Power Systems and Emerging Technologies – Eaton


Director of the Electrification Program at Safran Electrical & Power

Dimitrios Papageorgopoulos

Manager Fuel Cell Technologies, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, DOE


Short Courses and Tutorials:

Electric Powertrain: Power Electronics and Drives for Hybrid, Electric and Fuel Cell Vehicles

John Hayes – University College Cork & Dr. G. Abas Goodarzi – US Hybrid & US Fuelcell

Wireless Power Transfer

Omer Onar – Oak Ridge National Labs

Challenges and Solutions of WBG based Power Electronics for Vehicle Electrification

Lihua Chen – Ford Motor Company & Jin Wang – Ohio State University

Aircraft Transportation Electrification Eco-System and Technologies

Rodger Dyson – NASA

Stray Current in Rail Transit: History, Challenges and Opportunities

Xiaofeng Yang – Beijing Jiaotong University

Calibrating Optimal IPMSM Torque Control with Flux-Weakening Using Model-Based Calibration

Dakai Hu – Mathworks

How to Be Mobile with GaN Power Technology

John Glaser – Efficient Power Conversion

Battery Chargers, Highly Efficient and Compact Converters, Multi-objective Optimizations

Holger Fink – BRUSA Electronik AG

EMC Designs and Considerations for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Michele Liu – Tesla

Industry Panels:

Power Electronics in Electrified Aerospace Applications

Kamiar J. Karimi – Boeing

Sean Clark – NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Satish Prabhakaran – GE

Sara Roggia – MagniX


Power Electronics in Electrified Automotive Applications

Lihua Chen – Ford Motors

Rashmi Prasad – GM

Richard Hampo – Delta Electronics

Ming Su – Rohm Semi


Commercial Vehicle Electrification

Yanming Hou – Oshkosh

Fan Wu – Rivian

Eric Vilar – John Deere

Akm Arafat – Cummins

Yash Singh – Eaton Corporation


Battery Management Challenges in Transportation Electrification

Bob Hess – BAE Systems

Sheldon Williamson – University of Ontario

Kandler A. Smith – NREL

Ben Tabatowski-Bush – Ford


Transportation Electrification: Policy, Infrastructure and Grid Impacts

Matteo Muratori – NREL

Ziping Wu – ComEd

Mike Rowand – Duke Energy

Craig Rodine – ChargePoint


EV Motor Designs

Bruno Lequesne – E-Motors Consulting, LLC

Kirk Neet – BorgWarner, USA

Lei Hao – GM R&D, USA

James Goss – Motor Design LTD, UK

Ian Brown – IIT Chicago


Virtual Prototyping and Virtual Design

Uday Deshpande – D&V Electronics

Chris Farnell – University of Arkansas

Scott Johnson – John Deere


Extreme Fast Charging

Omer Onar – ORNL

Theodore Bohn – ANL

Jim Andriotis – Cavotec

Edward Naczek – Schunk Carbon Technology

Rui Zhou – EnerSys

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