The Department of EEE, SoE, Presidency University organized a three day Faculty Development Programme on “Electric Vehicle Technology; Challenges, Analysis and Development” from 26th to 28th February 2021 and the event was under the collaboration with ISTE on online platform. Around 170 external participants and 60 internal participants including Faculty members, Research scholars, PG, UG students and Industry Professionals of various organizations across the country had participated in the FDP. The FDP sessions were very interactive throughout. Eminent speakers at the event were Dr. Pradeep Kumar Yemula, Associate Professor EEE, IIT Hyderabad, Mr. Jeevan Reddy Neelam, Sr. Development Engineer (BMS), AVL software and Functions, Germany., Mr.Dipesh Kumar B Managing Director, EV Retron Energies India (Pvt) Ltd. Hyderabad.and Dr. K. Narasimha Raju Professor -EEE & Associate Dean IQAC, KL University, Vijayawada.

The online program was graced by the presence of Dr. A.M Surendra Kumar (Pro-Vice Chancellor & CoE), Dr. Abdul Sharief (Dean-SoE), Dr. Snehaprabha T V (Director –DSW & Professor – Dept. of EEE), Dr. P. S Venkataramu (Dean –Academics) and Dr. S.B Anadinni (Associate, Dean SoE). The program was convened by Dr. V Joshi Manohar (HoD – Dept. of EEE), coordinated by Ms. Ramya K and Mr. Sukumar S J and organized by members of Automotive & General EEE research Groups of EEE dept., Mr. K Sreekanth Reddy, Mr. Ravi V Angadi, Mr. Sarin M V and Ms. Ragasudha C P.
The Inaugural session of FDP started at 9.30 am on 26th February 2021, with the best wishes from invited dignitaries. The first session was by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Yemula, who introduced the audience to the overview of research on EV impact on grid and scheduling of EV charging. The presentation covered very informative material on EV operation aspects as well as EV cost aspects in the perspective of Grid, Aggregators and EV users.

Mr. Mr.Dipesh Kumar B, who was the speaker in the afternoon session on the first day and forenoon session on the second day showered light on the present scenario of battery technologies. On the first day he covered vital information about future trends, basic terminology, Li-ion and other cell chemistries and transportation & storage of batteries in his presentation. Topics like battery pack manufacturing process along with its safety aspects, testing and certifications were emphasized on the second day. Dr. K. Narasimha Raju, the speaker of 4th session of FDP introduced data driven techniques for SoC estimation of battery to audience. Case studies related to SoC estimation using machine learning technique was an eye opener for the participants. Mr. Jeevan Reddy Neelam, keynote speaker for the third day for both the 5th and 6th sessions. The resource person presented very informative material about Battery Management Systems (BMS) used for EV applications including the design aspects and challenges.

The question answer session saw enthusiastic participation from students, research scholars and the faculty members. The program concluded with the valedictory function on the third day at 3.30pm.
Snapshots from the event are attached below.

Leave a Reply