AMPED Annual Industry Meeting 2024
August 22 Energy Innovation Center, Pittsburgh PA
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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND PROGRAM (EST)


August 22nd, 2024

  • 8:00 AM       Registration and Networking – Main Lobby
  • 9:00 AM       Welcome and Overview of AMPED Consortium Status
  • 9:30 AM       Keynote Address
  • 10:15 AM       Break (15 min)
  • 10:30 AM       AMPED Industry Membership Theme #1 Discussions: Tunable Magnetics
    Moderator: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya, North Carolina State University
    Presentations from graduate student researchers in materials science and electrical engineering providing overviews of research activities based on AMPED membership funding in tunable magnetics.

  • Tyler Paplham, University of Pittsburgh
    Mark Nations, North Carolina State University
    Maurice Sturdivant, University of Pittsburgh
    Lauren Wewer, University of Pittsburgh

    11:30 AM – LUNCH, INDUSTRY PANEL SESSION, AND NETWORKING

  • 11:30 AM       Lunch Served
  • 12:00 PM       Industry Panel on Distribution Transformers: Supply Chain, Efficiency Standards, and Technology
    Moderator: Dr. Paul Richard Ohodnicki, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1:00 PM       Networking
  • 1:30 PM       Keynote Address
  • 2:15 PM       AMPED Industry Membership Theme #2 Discussions: Ultrahigh Frequency Magnetics for UWBG
    Moderator: Dr. Brandon Grainger, University of Pittsburgh
    Presentations from graduate student researchers in materials science and electrical engineering providing overviews of research activities based on AMPED membership funding in ultrahigh frequency magnetics.


    Todd Marzec, University of Pittsburgh
    Suraj Mullurkara, University of Pittsburgh
    Issac Wong, North Carolina State Univerisity
    Bishal Bhandari, University of Pittsburgh

  • 3:15 PM       Break(15mins)
  • 3:30 PM       AMPED Industry Membership Theme #3 Discussions: Electric Motors and Extreme Environments
    Moderator: Dr. Dr. Brandon Grainger, University of Pittsburgh
    Presentations from graduate student researchers in materials science and electrical engineering providing overviews of research activities based on AMPED membership funding in electric machines.


    Ryan Brody, University of Pittsburgh
    Josh Lubin, University of Pittsburgh
    Sneha Narasimhan, North Carolina State University
    Yuankang Wang, University of pittsburgh

  • 4:30 PM       Report Out from Industry Participant Advisory Board Meeting, AMPED Program Feedback, Next Steps
    An overview of discussions from Day 1 of the workshop with the industry participants and invited guests will be presented, with additional discussion and inputs from the meeting attendees. Initial discussion and presentation by faculty about next steps will be followed by a close door session with university representatives (faculty and students) out of the Duquesne Light room. Feedback will be sought by all participants through a simple survey and a close door session and discussion.
  • 5:30 PM       Afternoon-to-Evening Social Hour Including Poster Session with Graduate Students
    Opportunity to network, consume hor d’oeuvres and explore the laboratory spaces at the Energy Innovation Center including the AMPED and Electric Power Technologies Laboratory. Posters will also be on display for graduate students involved with the AMPED consortium.