Technical Talk: Design and Application of IPM Motor Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

Design and Application of IPM Motor Technology for Hybrid Vehicles

The Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) motor is now the workhorse of modern hybrid electric vehicles in which reluctance and permanent magnet torques are utilized for maximum torque and highest efficiency.

In recent years, the public demand for highly efficient electric vehicles has led car manufacturers like Toyota to seek improved technologies to meet the challenges of an energy hungry world dealing with limited fossil fuel sources. Since launching the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in 1997, the Toyota Prius, the corporation has sold more than 1,000,000 hybrid vehicles – all of which use Dr. Rahman’s IPM motor drive.


Date: Monday, 26 March 2018 at 4:30pm to 6:30pm


Dalhousie Sexton Campus Room: B310

5269 Morris Street, Halifax, NS


Dr. Md. Azizur Rahman, IEEE Fellow
Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Memorial University

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  • Date: 26 Mar 2018
  • Time: 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-04:00) Canada/Atlantic
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  • 5269 Morris Street, Halifax, NS
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Canada
  • Building: B-Building, DAL Sexton Campus
  • Room Number: B310

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    Aaron MacNeill: 902 877 1559 

  • Co-sponsored by IEEE PES/IAS Jt Chatper and Dept. of ECE, DAL
  • Starts 19 March 2018 12:00 PM
  • Ends 26 March 2018 04:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-04:00) Canada/Atlantic
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. M. A. Rahman Dr. M. A. Rahman of Memorial University


Design and Application of IPM Motor Technology for Hybrid Vehicles


Dr. Md Azizur Rahman joined Memorial University in 1976 and has remained with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science since. He is a highly respected professor and University Research Professor (since 1993) and has 50 years of teaching experience.

In February 2011, Dr. Rahman was presented with the prestigious Gold Medal by The Institution of Engineers (IEB) in Bangladesh. In 2012, Dr. Rahman was awarded the Prince Albert II Medal at the seventh Exposition and Conferences Internationales Vehicules Ecologiques and Energies Renouvelables (Internatonal Conference and Exhibition on Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies) in Monaco.

He has published 757 papers including 196 IEEE Transactions papers, eleven patents and two books. He also contributed ten chapters for other research and academic publications.

Dr. Rahman's research interests have been broad throughout his career. Currently his research focuses on machines, intelligent controls, power systems, digital protection, power electronics, magnetic materials and wireless communication.


Address:Memorial University of Newfoundland, , Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Co-hosted by: IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter, Canadian Atlantic and Department of Electrical and Computer Engieering, Dalhousie University