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The ITEC 2019 Keynote Speakers will highlight the current trends, obstacles and future possibilities in the transportation electrification community. The plenary is made up of several presentations from respected industry leaders.

Each presentation is 30 minutes in length and allows for interactive Q&A at the end of each presentation. ITEC plenary sessions will take place Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

ITEC 2019 will feature 12 Keynote Speakers, all from prominent positions in the industry. More details TBA.

Hao Huang

Technical Chief, GE Aviation

Hao Huang

Technical Chief, GE Aviation

Dr. Hao Huang is the Technology Chief of GE Aviation—Electrical Power.  He is responsible for generating the technical directions, innovation strategies, and multi-generation product roadmaps for the GE aircraft electrical power division.  He has been constantly leading and contributing innovations and inventions of aircraft electrical power technologies.

Dr. Huang is an IEEE fellow and SAE fellow.  He received his Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA in 1987.  He has 30 years of experience in Aircraft Electrical Power Systems, Power Generations, Engine Starting, Power Electronics and Controls, and Electric Vehicle Drives.  He has had US 63 patents including pending and multiple technical publications in the above-mentioned areas. Dr. Hao Huang is the winner of 2019 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award.

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Richard Hellinga

Manager, BorgWarner Waterloo Technical Center

Richard Hellinga

Manager, BorgWarner Waterloo Technical Center

Richard Hellinga manages the BorgWarner Waterloo Technical Center. (previously Sevcon Inc.) where BorgWarner develops power electronic controls. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an MASc in Electrical Engineering. He has more than 25 years experience leading and directing engineering focused on electric motor control and vehicles.

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Igor Stamenkovic

Global Technology Director, Eaton Corporation

Igor Stamenkovic

Global Technology Director, Eaton Corporation

Igor is technology executive with entrepreneurial background and 16 years’ experience in delivering growth based on innovation and business strategies. He joined Eaton in 2013 as the Manager for Microgrids with an objective to create and execute a business strategy around early stage microgrid technologies. Ever since 2015, Igor acts as Director – Global Technology. In this role at Eaton, Igor runs global organization that conducts research and innovates around new products and businesses based on early stage technologies across power systems, power electronics, and more electric transportation. Prior to working at Eaton, Igor has been working as an entrepreneur and technical executive with Venture Capital backed technology companies. He holds a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Belgrade, Serbia, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL. Igor lives in Evergreen, CO with his wife and children. He loves spending time with his family hiking, golfing and skiing.

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Annette Muetze

Professor at Graz University of Technology

Annette Muetze

Professor at Graz University of Technology

Annette Muetze received a Dipl.-Ing.  degree in electrical engineering from Darmstadt  University of Technology, Germany, and a degree in general engineering  from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, both in 1999, and her Dr.-Ing.  degree from Darmstadt University of Technology in 2004. She has been a Full Professor  at Graz University of Technology, Austria, since 2010 where she heads the Electric Drives and Machines Institute and currently serves as vice-dean of the department. Prior to joining Graz University of Technology,  she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. Over the years, Dr. Muetze has held several roles within different IEEE committees.  She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a recipient of the NSF Career Award.

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Anand Sankaran

Director, Electrified Powertrain Engineering at Ford Motor Company

Anand Sankaran

Director, Electrified Powertrain Engineering at Ford Motor Company

  1. Anand Sankaran, Director, Electrified Powertrain Engineering, Ford Motor Company, is a recognized leader in electrification technologies, namely, energy storage system, hybrid transmission and e-drive systems, power electronics and devices.  He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from P.S.G. College of Technology, India, followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia. He has an MBA from Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He began his career at Ford Research and Innovation Center in 1991 and received the Henry Ford Technology Award in 1999 for his electrification work.  Over his 27 years at Ford Motor Company, he has served in various capacities and successfully launched nine electrified production vehicles including the “Escape Hybrid – the most fuel efficient SUV on the planet” and “Fusion Hybrid- the most fuel efficient mid-size sedan in North America”. Anand’s contributions include 22 publications in internationally recognized Conferences and Transactions, 31 US patents in the area of automotive power electronics and hybrid vehicle technologies.  Anand is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE). He served in various capacities in the IEEE Industry Applications Society, was the Chairperson for the IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics in Transportation (1992-1998) and Publications Chairman for the 2011 IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Expo.  Automotive News named him as one of the top 100 most influential leaders in electrification in 2011.
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Steven Boyd

Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office, US Department of Energy

Steven Boyd

Program Manager, Vehicle Technologies Office, US Department of Energy

Steven Boyd has worked in the Vehicle Technologies Office at the US Department of Energy since 2006.  In his current position as Program Manager for Batteries and Electrification R&D, Steven manages projects across transportation electrification including energy storage, electric drive systems, and vehicle charging. Steven received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and participated in DOE’s Advanced Technology Vehicle Competitions.

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Morris Kesler

Chief Technology Officer, WiTricity

Morris Kesler

Chief Technology Officer, WiTricity

Dr. Morris Kesler is the Chief Technology Officer at WiTricity where he is responsible for the research and development activities in the company. He joined WiTricity in 2007 and has served as Chief Engineer and vice president of research and development. Prior to joining WiTricity, he was a founder of Wide Net Technologies, Inc., which developed unique optical communication and sensing systems for both government and industry. His work at Wide Net Technologies involved secure high-speed communications systems for fiber and free space applications, and the development of novel nano-photonic devices for communications and sensing. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Kesler held the position of Consulting Engineer at PhotonEx Corporation, where he was responsible for transmission engineering and testing and played a key role in the development of the PhotonEx 40 Gb/s optical transport system. Dr. Kesler spent ten years with the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he led research programs in electromagnetic scattering, antenna arrays, novel antenna structures and photonic band-gap structures. He held the position of Principal Research Engineer when he left. He holds over 100 patents and has published over 40 technical journal and conference papers. He holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Carl Kutsche

Chief Technologist Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Laboratory

Carl Kutsche

Chief Technologist Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, National & Homeland Security Idaho National Laboratory

Dr. Carl Kutsche, Chief Technologist for the Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Directorate, organizes capabilities solving communications, cyber security, energy grid, and critical infrastructure challenges across the Nation. He is also the technical lead for INL’s National and Homeland Security Research and Development Program. Prior to joining INL, Dr. Kutsche served 25 years active duty with the US Air Force leading communications, intelligence, and counter-terrorism programs. Dr. Kutsche received his Doctorate in Electrical and Optical Engineering from the University of Central Florida, focusing on High Speed Communications and Electro-Optic Systems.

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John Miller

Technical Advisor, Momentum Dynamics Corp

John Miller

Technical Advisor, Momentum Dynamics Corp

John M. Miller is owner and founder of J-N-J Miller Design Services PLLC, which was established in 2002 to provide professional consulting to industry. Dr. Miller has 43 years of experience in electrical engineering across various industries that include automotive, aerospace, white goods, and electrical practice. He joined Momentum Dynamics Technical Advisory Board in 2014 working on wireless power transfer for heavy-duty vehicles. His previous work experience includes Distinguished R&D Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he held positions as Director of the Power Electronics and Electric Power Systems Research Center and Program Manager of the DOE Vehicular Technologies subprogram APEEM.  Previously, Dr. Miller held various senior management and engineering positions at Maxwell Technologies, Ford Motor Company, and Texas Instruments. He has published several books related to wireless charging, ultracapacitor applications (translated to Chinese 2015), propulsion systems for hybrid vehicles (translated to Chinese 2016), automotive power electronics, and vehicular electric power systems. He holds a B.S.E.E. from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, M.S.E.E. from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, and Ph.D. from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. He is also Adjunct Professor in ECE at University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Dr. Miller is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, fellow of the SAE, and a registered professional engineer in Michigan (1980) and in Texas (2014). Dr. Miller holds 60 U.S. patents.

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Eric Hultgren

Principle Engineer, General Dynamics Electric Boat

Eric Hultgren

Principle Engineer, General Dynamics Electric Boat

Eric Hultgren is a multi-disciplined engineer with over 20 years of electric machine and system design experience at General Dynamics Electric Boat.  During his time at Electric Boat, he has worked on several electric drive and electric actuation projects for various United States government organizations, academic institutions and commercial customers.  As part of these projects, he has performed mechanical, electrical, magnetic, thermal and fluid analysis, in addition to supporting manufacture, assembly, test and performance validation efforts. His efforts have also included development of pressure compensation and cooling systems, as well as non-metallic (composite) components for use in electric machine systems.

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Joachim Kupe

Head of Engineering & Product Management  NA, Mildhybrid eDrives Segment, Hybrid and Electrical Vehicles, Continental Automotive Systems

Joachim Kupe

Head of Engineering & Product Management  NA, Mildhybrid eDrives Segment, Hybrid and Electrical Vehicles, Continental Automotive Systems

Dr. Joachim Kupe is an Innovation and Development Leader with experience in managing global culturally diverse cross-functional teams, innovating new components and systems, and leveraging technological and engineering expertise to position organizations for success. Under his leadership as Chief Engineer – Advanced Powertrain Technology at Delphi, he developed advanced powertrain components and subsystems, including electric machines. As a Director-Advanced Systems Engineering at Cummins Inc., he led the Systems Engineering and Integration of vehicle electrification architectures as well as key components development. And most recently, as Head of Systems Engineering and Head of Engineering – Mild Hybrid eDrives and Battery Systems -NA at Continental Automotive Systems, he has contributed to the development and the launch of the 48V BSG with FCA. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the RWTH Technical University Aachen, Germany.

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