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Recent Advances in Power Electronics for BPS Connected IBRs by Ahmed S. Soliman, Power Electronics Faculty Candidate

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Building
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School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science present Recent Advances in Power Electronics for BPS Connected IBRs by Ahmed S. Soliman, Florida International University and Power Electronics Faculty Candidate

The use of high frequency power converters to enhance power density and energy efficiency has become widely used in grid-connected hybrid DC microgrids. This lecture presents three main topics. The first part of the lecture will cover a new modularized high frequency DC-link integration methodology that connects multisource renewable energy sources involving battery energy storage system (BESS) to the AC-grid. To minimize the converter physical size with improved system efficiency, a high frequency-based front-end multisource bridgeless boost (MBB) architecture will be presented. Since, Phase Locked Loop (PLL) loss of synchronism was the largest contributor to the reduction of solar PV and wind output in Odessa, Texas event in May 2021. Our second topic will focus on a novel encoder less control of permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance generator (PMa-SynRG) based-stator current vector for renewable energy systems. The study highlights a novel technique for grid synchronization based on a modified SOGI-FLL. Lastly, our third topic on AI/ML applications with power electronics, especially online learning data-driven based control for grid connected power converters within DC microgrid applications, will be presented. Performance assessment of both dynamic and steady-state behaviors of the proposed techniques under various operational conditions will then be highlighted.

Ahmed S. Soliman (S’20, IEEE) received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2012 and 2019, respectively. He received his second M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering, July 2023, from Florida International University (FIU) where he is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Miami, Florida, USA. He is serving as the IEEE Miami Section Secretary.
He is working as a Research Assistant (RA) with the Energy Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL), directed by Prof. Osama A. Mohammed, Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of Research. His research interests include system and control theory, power electronics topologies & applications in sustainable energy conversion systems, and smart grid technologies. He is the author of more than 15 papers published and presented at IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications and major IEEE international conferences.

Mr. Soliman is the recipient of the FIU Graduate & Professional Student Committee (GPSC) Grant in Aug. 2022 and June 2023, Miami, FL, USA, the IAS AMTGP Grant, Detroit, MI, USA, Sept. 2022 and Nashville, TN, USA, Oct. 2023, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) Student & Young Professionals SYPA Paper Award, Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 2022, the First Place in the IEEE Region 3 Annual Graduate Student Paper Competition Award, Orlando, Fl, USA, March 2023, the First Place in the IEEE EEEIC conference Ph.D. Best Paper Competition Award, in Madrid, Spain, June 2023, as well as the FIU Dissertation Year Fellowship (DYF), FL, USA, Spring 2024.