IEEE PELS Boston Chapter - Kick off - Meet and Greet

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Our first kick-off event for newly reformed IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Boston Chapter is sponsored by Plexim this year!!
Join us for a meet and greet, chapter introduction, interesting technical talk on 'Future trends in Power electronics' by IEEE PELS President, Dr. Brad Lehman, trivia, meet your peers from different universities, professors, and professionals from industry and pizzaaa!

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When: February 22, 2024 | 5:30-7:30PM
Where: Shillman Hall 335, Northeastern University, 115 Forsyth Ave, Boston, MA, 02115

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  • Date: 22 Feb 2024
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 115 Forsyth Ave
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  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • United States 02115
  • Building: Shillman Hall
  • Room Number: 335
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Dr. Brad Lehman of North Eastern University


Future trends in Power Electronics


Brad Lehman received the B.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, the M.S.E.E. from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and the Ph.D. E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987, 1988, and 1992, respectively.

Dr. Lehman is presently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University and previously was a Hearin Hess Distinguished Assistant Professor at Mississippi State University. Dr. Lehman was previously an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow. He also was a recipient of an Alcoa Science Foundation Fellowship and previously was a visiting scientist at MIT.

Professor Lehman serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, and from 1993-1997, served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Dr. Lehman performs research in the areas of power electronics, electric motor drives, and control. A primary focus of his research is in the modeling, design and control of DC-DC converters.

Dr. Arshiah Mirza of Shell Techworks


Introduction to IEEE PELS Boston Chapter


Arshiah Y. Mirza is a Senior Electrical Engineer at Shell Techworks, Boston, MA. She received B.Tech. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, in 2016, the M.S and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Connecticut (UCONN), Storrs, USA, in 2019 and 2022 respectively.  She was an intern at R&D and ABB US Research Center in 2022. She is the recipient of 2023 Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award in 2023, GE Fellowship Award for the academic year of 2019 and Best Teaching Assistant Award in ECE department at UCONN in 2018. Her research interests include power electronics, machine drives, and high voltage insulation testing.



In-person and online:
Opening remarks by Prof. Brad Lehman,
NEU, IEEE PELS President - 5 min
Chapter introduction by Dr. Arshiah
Mirza, Shell Techworks, IEEE PELS
Boston Chapter Chair - 5 min
Introduction by Plexim - 5 min
Technical talk on ‘Future trends in Power
electronics’, by Prof. Brad Lehman - 30
Trivia (online game) - 20 min

In-person only:
Meet and Greet - Pizza provided - 1 hr


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