CPE-PowerENG 2024

June 24 - 26, 2024
Mercure Hotel, Gdynia, Poland


Solid-state circuit breakers – discussion on emerging topologies, challenges, and applications

Satish Naik Banavath

Satish Naik Banavath

Indian Institute of Technology

Satish Naik Banavath, a Senior Member of IEEE, holds a B.Tech. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India (2010). He further pursued his M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, completing them in 2012 and 2018, respectively. During his career, he has contributed significantly to both academia and industry. From 2012 to 2014, he worked with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, Government of India, in Bengaluru. Subsequently, he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA, from September 2017 to May 2018. Later, he joined Mahindra Electric Mobility Limited in Bengaluru, where he held the position of Research and Development Manager from July 2018 to January 2019. Since February 2019, Satish Naik Banavath has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Dharwad, India. His contributions have been recognized through prestigious awards, including the IEEE PES Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award (Bangalore Chapter, 2021) and the IEEE IES S&YP Fellowship.

Notably, he has engaged in international research collaborations. As a visiting research scholar, he spent time at the University of Houston, USA, and as a visiting research professor, he contributed to PEG at TalTech, Estonia, during March 2022 and August to December 2022, respectively. His current research interests encompass electrified transportation, multilevel power converters, renewable energy conversion, electric vehicles, and DC circuit protection. His dedication to advancing these fields underscores his commitment to cutting-edge research and academic excellence.

Charging the future: Integrating Electric Vehicles in Hot Climate Transportation Systems

Sertac Bayhan

Sertac Bayhan

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Sertac Bayhan, Ph.D., P.D., SMIEEE received the MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey in 2008 and 2012, respectively. His undergraduate degree was also earned at the same university, and he graduated as valedictorian. He joined Gazi University as a Lecturer in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor and Full Professor in 2017 and 2022, respectively. He was an Associate Research Scientist at Texas A&M University at Qatar from 2014 to 2018. Dr. Bayhan is a Senior Scientist at QEERI and an Associate Professor (joint appointment) in Hamad Bin Khalifa University's Sustainable Division. His research encompasses power electronics and their applications in next-generation power and energy systems, including renewable energy integration, electrified transportation, and demand-side management.

Dr. Bayhan is the recipient of many prestigious international awards, such as the Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of outstanding teaching in Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2022, Best Paper awards in the 3rd International Conference on Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, March 20-22, 2022, Doha/Qatar and 10th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, September 26-29, 2021, Istanbul/Turkey, the Research Fellow Excellence Award in recognition of his research achievements and exceptional contributions to the Texas A&M University at Qatar in 2018. He has acquired $13M in research funding and published more than 200 papers in mostly prestigious IEEE journals and conferences. He is also the coauthor of three books and six book chapters.

Dr. Bayhan has been active Senior Member of IEEE. Because of the visibility of his research, he has been recently elected as Chair of IES Power Electronics Technical Committee. He currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS on INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics, IEEE Open Journal of the Industrial Electronics Society, and IEEE Industrial Electronics Technology News, and Guest Editor for the IEEE TRANSACTIONS on INDUSTRIAL INFORMATICS.

IEEE IES Students And Young Professionals Paper Assistance Program (IES-SYPA) and SYP Forum

The Student & Young Professionals (S&YP) Activity Committee of the Industrial Electronics Society (IES) is continuously implementing a paper assistance program (IES-SYPA) – a competition-based financial support for the IES S&YP members to attend IES Majority Sponsored Conferences. For the CPE-PWOERENG2024, we allocated 6 SYPA’s up to 1500 USD each, which can be used to cover the transportation costs to the venue city and back using the most economical means of transportation, participation fee, and accommodation in a hotel not higher than 3-star class.

Moreover, during the conference, we will organize a SYP forum – a special event aimed at helping students and young professional members stay connected in the IES community. SYP forum will provide a unique opportunity to ask questions and get professional advice directly from IEEE Fellows, the IES President, AdCom members, and experienced colleagues. The SYP forum program will include a series of keynote speeches by the leaders of academia and industry, a 3M video session, and an open discussion between the participants. We encourage all conference participants to join!

This event includes tutorials from academia and industry, a 3-min Video Session, and an open discussion forum.

How to Apply

How to Apply

  • You MUST be an IEEE member. Whether Student, Graduate Student or Young Professional (YP). You are considered YP up to 15 years after your graduation.
  • You MUST be a member of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.
  • You MUST have a paper accepted at the conference as an author or co-author and be the person to present it at the conference.
  • You MUST reside outside the city in which the conference is held.
  • Your paper should be fully registered.
  • You SHOULD NOT have received the SYPA in the last 2 years.
  • In the submission system, if you toggled the correct membership (Student or YP), the “IEEE-IES SYPA” tab will appear once the paper is accepted. Click on that and submit the required information/document/video.
  • You MUST prepare a video and send it according to the following rules:
    • The length MUST be 3 minutes. Even 1 second more or less is not tolerated.
    • Avoid using PowerPoint slides for most of the video. Only up to 30% of the video (1min) can be from the presentation slides. Be creative and generate interactive content! Watch more videos to get ideas.
    • Some seconds MUST be devoted to the paper information such as title, authors, affiliations, your university, company, research team, etc.
    • At least the last 5 seconds MUST contain the Acknowledgment to IEEE IES for the IES-SYPA!
    • The video MUST be shared through sharing websites like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. Make sure to provide the link without requiring permission (MUST be viewable to anyone who has the link)

Once your paper is accepted, the IEEE-IES SYPA tab will appear, and you can apply for it as:

Ensure you have turned on the required membership options in your profile at the top-right corner of the submission system. You should be an IEEE and IES member and also a Student or Young Professional.

For any questions regarding the SYPA application submission issues, please contact the conference support team directly at conferences@ieee-ies.org

Review Process

The committee members will review videos in 2 rounds. All applicants will be given one chance to update their videos according to the 1st-round comments. Then, the final video will be reviewed in 2nd-round and receive an average score based on its impact, creativity, style, presentation, video quality, etc. The ones with the highest scores from both paper and video reviewers will be selected as the winners of the IES-SYPA. They will receive financial support for travel expenses and a diploma during the Gala dinner.

The winners’ videos will be uploaded on the IES YouTube Channel, and you will receive an email including the link to your video on the IES YouTube Channel. You should copy that link to the IES Facebook Event page of the conference and wait for the thumbnail to appear, then post it!

Moreover, you should similarly post the link of your video to the IEEE Collabratec. You are also allowed to share it on any other websites. The direct link to the Facebook event page and IEEE Collabratec Group will be sent in the same email and will be available on the conference website.


IES SYPA Application submission deadline: 18/04/2024, 22:00 GMT-4
1st-round general comments on the videos will be sent by 21/04/2024
Submission of the final 3-minute video: 28/04/2024, 22:00 GMT-4
Announcement of winners: 13/05/2024

Timeline updated 15/04/2024

Travel Assistance

To Receive the Travel Assistance:

  1. You MUST be on the list of final SYPA recipients.
  2. You MUST attend the conference and give 3-minute speech during the 3-min Video Session.

DO NOT FORGET to bring your video file to the 3-min Video Session. The videos will be displayed on a large screen, and you will talk to the audience for 3 minutes. So, your speech should be very brief and informative.

All information (including the place, date, and time) for the 3-min Video Session and the ceremony to receive the Diplomas will be announced by the first day of the conference.

The fund can cover your expenses, including conference registration, transportation, and accommodation. So, keep your receipts and use the Concur platform to submit the expenses and other required information. All instructions can be found on the SYPA page of the conference.

It should be noted that if many applicants have obtained a high score, the committee can reduce the travel assistance amount to 1000 USD per applicant. This exceptional measure is to support the travel of a higher number of excellent applicants.

How to prepare video

Some tips to prepare your video:

  • The 3-min Video Session aims to help researchers/engineers (students and young professionals) learn how to advertise their projects to the public and promote the authors. Whether your work is theoretical or by simulations, you are expected to prepare the movie as interactive, live, and interesting for the viewers. Record some minutes from running results in the software during simulation or practical tests.
  • Record some videos from your hardware design or even software results (e.g., the screen of your computer) while they are running. Or add some discussion with co-authors, research team, etc. At least 70% of your video should include interactive parts rather than solid slides.
  • It is recommended that you present the work with your own voice during the video recording. Please present it in a different way than a PowerPoint presentation. Your video will be placed on the IES YouTube Channel and should attract viewers.
  • Showing some information on the video using simple texts as subtitles is also recommended. Note that the voice is helpful for YouTube viewers; however, during the conference, it will be replaced by your 3 minute speech. The video may be displayed without sound during the S&YP 3-min Video Session.
  • Sometimes, background music could make your video much more enjoyable.
  • The audience already saw your paper presentations, so be different in your videos.
  • Try to make people interested in your videos. Devote some seconds of the video to your office, lab, or any place you work in and show the stuff you use for that project, introduce co-authors and supervisors, explain motivation, etc.
  • The 3 minute video does not need to show the details of your work. Some concepts are enough to attract people’s attention. Deep theoretic and mathematics are useless for advertising your project to people with different interests.
  • Note that the video should be impressive and interactive. Static pictures interest only some. Find gifs or flash images from the Internet.
  • Ensure you have the copyright for materials used in your video, including animations, songs, photos, etc.

Take a look at other videos posted on the IES YouTube channel to get some ideas: