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IECON 2024, Chicago, IL
November 3-6, 2024

Hani Vahedi

Assistant Professor,

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Biography:  Hani Vahedi (Senior Member, IEEE) received his PhD with honors from École de Technologie Superieure (ÉTS), University of Quebec, in Montreal, Canada, in 2016. He received the Best PhD Thesis Award from ETS for the academic year of 2016-2017. He has published more than 60 technical papers in IEEE conferences and Transactions. He also published a book on Springer Nature and a book chapter in Elsevier. He is an active member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Student & Young Professionals (S&YP) committee. He is also the associate editor for IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics and Open Journal of Industrial Electronics Society. He is the inventor of the PUC5 converter, holds multiple US/world patents, and transferred that technology to the industry, where he developed the first bidirectional electric vehicle DC charger based on his invention. After 7 years of experience in industry as a power electronics designer and chief scientific officer, he joined the Delft University of Technology, where he is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Electric Sustainable Energy, DCE&S group, working towards the electrification of industrial processes for clean energy transition.

Title of Keynote Speech

Clean Energy Synergy: Power Electronics in the Nexus of Renewables and Green Hydrogen

Abstract:  The imperative shift toward clean energy requires the extraction of green power from renewable sources and its conversion into a suitable form for electrification. Additionally, Hydrogen emerges as a pivotal energy carrier, produced through electrolysis and subsequently utilized for electricity generation via fuel cells. This presentation explores the critical role of power electronics converters in bridging the gap within energy systems' power conversion stages. The discussion will illuminate the intricate synergies among power electronics, renewable energy sources, and green hydrogen production, underscoring their collaborative contribution to shaping a more sustainable and efficient energy landscape. Moreover, this keynote presentation will unveil the blueprint for a sustainable energy microgrid ecosystem, by unveiling the innovative energy hub at the heart of TU Delft's green village, and showcasing the integration of PV panels, electrolyzers, and fuel cells to create a self-sustaining energy ecosystem, with implications for residential sectors worldwide.

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