Power Electronics Converters: Modeling, Simulation and Control


Power Electronics devices are becoming more and more required in nowadays applications for they ability to ensure energy control and adaptation. The applications cover the entire range of power, going from small power levels as in power supplies and small battery chargers to high power levels such as HVDC transmission systems, renewable energy fed microgrids and electric trains. In order to control these devices and enhance their performance, an accurate mathematical model of these systems is necessary to develop. Several modeling techniques exit and will be presented. The modeling allows having a digital representation of the converter that would help for real-time simulations, and for testing and assessing its dynamic performance before the final implementation phase. In addition, model-based controllers can be designed to ensure a desired behavior depending on the considered application. Several case studies will be presented, going from power factor correction to grid-connection of renewables.

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  • Date: 19 Nov 2021
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) Canada/Eastern
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Prof. Hadi Kanaan Prof. Hadi Kanaan


Hadi Kanaan (S’99-M’02-SM’06 S’99-M’02-SM’06) was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He received the diploma in electromechanical engineering from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Montreal, Canada, and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) from the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Paris, France, in 1991, 2002 and 2009 respectively. He is currently a Full-Professor and Head of the Department of Graduate Studies at the Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth (ESIB) in USJ, which he joined in 2001, and executive member of the USJ Research and Technology Transfer Office since 2019. He is a visiting researcher at ETS since 2004, and associate member of the Canada Research Chair in Energy Conversion and Power Electronics since 2001. His research interests concern modeling and control of switch-mode converters, modern rectifiers, power factor correction, active power filters, and grid-connectivity of renewable energy systems. He is an author of 1 book, 3 book chapters, 1 patent and more than 250 technical papers published in international journals and conferences. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions Industrial Electronics, and is currently an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Industrial Electronics (JESTIE). He is a member of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), Industrial Electronics Society (IES) and Industry Applications Society (IAS). He is also the vice-chair of the IEEE Lebanon Section and an Excom member of the IE/PE/CAS/PEL Joint Chapter in Lebanon.