[Free] DLP : “Wireless Grid Integration of EVs for V2G Applications”

IEEE Power Electronics Society Malaysia Chapter cordially invite you to attend a DLP by Professor Dr. Udaya K Malawala from The University of Auckland, New Zealand:

“Wireless Grid Integration of EVs for V2G Applications”

Date4th July 2018 (Wednesday)

Time10.00 am – 12.00 pm

VenueConference Room, Level 4Engineering Tower, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya

Speaker Profile

Udaya K. Madawala graduated with a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering) (Hons) degree from The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1987, and received his PhD (Power Electronics) from The University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1993 as a Commonwealth Doctoral Scholar. At the completion of his PhD, he was employed by Fisher & Paykel Ltd, New Zealand, as a Research and Development Engineer to develop new technologies for motor drives. In 1997 he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland and, at present as a Full Professor, he focuses on a number of power electronics projects related to wireless grid integration of EVs for V2G applicationsand renewable energy..

Udaya is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Power Electronic Society, and has over 30 years of both industry and research experience in the fields of power electronics and energy. He has served both the IEEE Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Societies in numerous roles, relating to conferences, technical committees and chapter activities. Currently, Udaya is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and a member of the Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Committee and the Oceania Liaison Chair of Membership Development Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He was the General Chair of the 2nd IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)- 2016, held in New Zealand, and is also a member of the SPEC Steering Committee. Udaya has over 250 IEEE and IET journal and international conference publications, and holds a number of patents related to wireless power transfer and power converters. He is a keynote, plenary and tutorial speaker, and offers his service to industry as a consultant.


Electric vehicles (EVs) are gaining global acceptance as the means of future transport for sustainable living and as an alternative energy storage to stabilize the electricity network through the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concept. For V2G applications, EVs essentially require a bi-directional power interface with the electricity network (grid) to allow for both storing (charging) and retrieval (discharging) of energy. This can be achieved by both wired and wireless means, but the latter, based primarily on Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) technology, is becoming more popular, being convenient, safe, and ideal for both stationary and dynamic (while on the move) charging of EVs. This seminar presents trends and the latest advances in grid integration of EVs and its impact on the power grid and infrastructure, focusing particularly on the bi-directional wireless power transfer (BD-WPT) technology developed for V2G applications. Challenges related to safety, type of integration, charging time, efficiency, cost and standards etc are discussed. The latest advances in relation to both stationary and dynamic wireless charging are presented, highlighting the solutions proposed to mitigate the problems associated with pad-misalignment, synchronization and pulse charging.

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