2019 Future Energy Systems Technology Conference

2019 CFES Conference

The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute held the 2019 Future Energy Systems Technology Conference on April 10, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, NY. Major programs of the event included:


  • Keynote presentation by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • 21 Parallel oral presentation focusing on new technology
  • A poster and industry exhibition session with reception

Keynote: Integrating High Levels of Variable Renewable Energy into Electric Power Systems, Benjamin Kroposki, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

A: Advanced Component Technologies for Electrified Transportation

Session Chair: John Glaser, Efficient Power Conversion

  1. PDF iconPower Semiconductor Platforms – Technology and Applications, Ted Letavic, Global Foundries
  2. PDF iconSmart Power GaN Devices and ICs, T. Paul Chow, RPI
  3. PDF iconSiC Devices and Modules for Aviation Applications, Ljubisa Stevanovic, GE Global Research
  4. PDF iconNext Generation Energy Storage Materials: From Electric Mobility to Smart Grid, Jagjit Nanda, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  5. PDF iconHigh Energy Aqueous Li-ion Batteries, Kang Xu, US Army Research Laboratory
  6. PDF iconSelf-Heating Induced Healing of Metal Dendrites, Nikhil Koratkar, RPI
  7. PDF iconIon Conducting Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Energy Conversion Technology, Chulsung Bae, RPI

B: New Materials and Devices for Solar and Wind Energy

Session Chair: Clayton Besch, NYS Innovation Venture Capital Fund

  1. Teepee Photonic-Crystal Based Ultra-Thin and Efficient Silicon Solar Cells, Shawn Lin, RPI
  2. III-V Semiconductor-Based High Efficiency PV Cell Designs, Partha Dutta, RPI
  3. PDF iconNew Materials and Designs for Advanced Solar Cells, Dr. Oleg Sulima, PV Consultant
  4. PDF iconAdvanced Gen-3 Concentration Solar Power Technologies and Analysis, Emily Liu, RPI
  5. PDF iconTaking the Duck out of Water: CSP Innovations for a Green Landscape, Shaun Sullivan, Brayton Energy
  6. Latest Development in Commercial Wind Turbines, Siddharth Ashar, GE
  7. Active Blade Tip for Wind Turbine Load Reduction, Farhan Gandhi, RPI

C: Offshore Wind and Future Energy Systems

Session Chair: Einar Larsen, GE Consulting

  1. PDF iconAdvanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy, George Stefopoulos, NYPA
  2. PDF iconEnabling Renewable Control Systems in Power Grids with High Renewable Penetration, Joe Chow, RPI
  3. Stability and Control of High-Voltage DC Transmission Systems for Offshore Wind, Jian Sun, RPI
  4. PDF iconGE Experience in Fault-Ride-Through Testing and Model Development of Wind Turbines, Naresh Acharya, GE Energy Consulting
  5. PDF iconPower System Data Quality and Privacy Enhancement, Meng Wang, RPI
  6. PDF iconNew Synchrophasor-Based Control Schemes for Autonomous Microgrid or Coordinated Transmission & Distribution Operation of Distributed Energy Resources, Luigi Vanfretti, RPI
  7. PDF iconImproving Probabilistic Forecasting of Wind and Solar Generation and Electrical Load, Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, UL Renewables