Kezunovic gives keynote talk at IEEE conference

Photo of Dr. Mladen KezunovicDr. Mladen Kezunovic gave an invited keynote talk and served as the technical program chair of the First International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference on Electrical Vehicles (IEVC 2012).

The conference in Greenville, South Carolina in March 2012, included more than 200 papers and panel presentations from 30 countries covering a variety of technical issues on the impact of electrical vehicles on the electricity and transportation sectors. The conference attracted more than 600 attendees, and was sponsored by a dozen IEEE societies and the IEEE Future Directions Committee. It was designed to provide a true cross-organizational platform to exchange information among thought leaders of the fast-growing electric mobility ecosystem and to discuss new trends in technology, engineering, standards and deployment aspects on a global scale.

Kezunovic is the Eugene E. Webb Professor of Electrical Engineering and currently serves as a deputy director of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, Electrical Vehicles-Transportation and Electricity Convergence. He also is the site director of the Power Engineering Research Center (PSerc), which is also an NSF I/UCRCs.

Before joining Texas A&M in 1986 he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh from 1979 to 1980 and the Energoinvest Company in Europe from 1980 to 1986. Kezunovic has published more than 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and has been invited to give more than 100 lectures worldwide. He is listed as a distinguished speaker of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. While at Texas A&M, Kezunovic has been the principal investigator on more than 100 research projects and supervised more than 40 graduate students. Kezunovic is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of CIGRÉ and a registered professional engineer in Texas.

A streaming video of Kezunovic’s keynote speech may be seen athttp://ieeeusa.org/calendar/conferences/ievc/kezunovic.asp.