WUJIANG, Jiangsu, China, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2016 "Delta Power Electronics Seminar", held by Delta Environmental & Educational Foundation (DEEF) and co-organized by Harbin Institute of Technology, took place on June 3~4 at the Tongli Lakeview Hotel in Wujiang, Jiangsu. Attended by veteran experts and more than 300 teachers and students from ten key universities of power electronics, the conference addressed a variety of hot topics, such as micro-grids, wind power, grid-connected PV system, and battery management system, discussing advanced technologies and applications of power electronics and electric drives technology in Mainland China and overseas markets. The 12 Delta Science & Technology Educational Development Program in 2016 as well as the recipients of "Delta Scholar" awards were also announced in the seminar. Professor Jiuchun Jiang from Beijing Jiatong University was laurelled with the title of "Delta Scholar" and Professor Xinke Wu from Zhejiang University and Professor Xuejun Pei from Huazhong Institute of Technology were conferred with the title of "Delta Young Scholar".
Professor Tim C Green from the Faculty of Engineering of Imperial College London was invited to deliver a speech—"The Opportunity and Challenge of Application of Power Electronic Technology in Future Power Grids" and shared his insight into the development. James Chen, President of Delta's Energy Storage Device BD, also gave a presentation on the application of lithium ion battery energy storage system in renewable energy. Honorable attendees included a lineup of important representatives from the academia and industry, including Bruce Cheng, Delta's founder and honorary chairman as well as the foundation's chairman, Fred C. Lee, a member at Chinese Academy of Engineering (Mainland China), National Academy of Engineering (US) and Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Yingduo Han, professor of Tsinghua University as well as a member at Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Victor Cheng, President of Delta's Power System BG.
Fred C. Lee, professor at Virginia Tech as well as the director of "Delta Science & Technology Educational Development Program" said in the seminar that the progress Mainland China has made in the development of power electronics was unexpectedly fast, leading the world in this field's scientific research. He presented two challenges in the future for the audience, including teachers and students, who are the pioneer in the field. One was how to create new energy source by using renewable energy, and the other was how to conserve energy by improving energy efficiency. An improvement of 1% in energy efficiency in the world amounts to the saving of power capacity of 23 nuclear power plants combined every year (which is equivalent to the power generated by 2 Three Gorges Dam). It showed that power electronics would play an important role in the future. Not only did he advocate energy conservation, he also called for inventing the way electricity is used.
DEEF's Chairman Bruce Cheng said that, it takes, in the face of global warming, the amelioration of energy efficiency to reach the goal of containing the temperature rise under 2℃ by the end of this century. Under the corporate mission "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow.", Delta continues to invest in the development of cutting-edge and high-efficiency green tech products for energy creation, storage, and conservation by using power electronics as core technology. Between 2010 and 2015, Delta's power and energy-saving products have helped customers save 17.3 billion kWh of electricity and 9.2 million tons of CO2e (Carbon dioxide equivalent). In addition, Delta has committed to reducing its electricity intensity by a further 30% by 2020 by expanding energy conservation initiatives across the group. By demonstrating efforts made by itself, Delta aspires to take the lead in the industry upgrade by accelerating innovation and transformation in energy conservation. Delta also has committed to continuing industry-academia collaboration, supporting scientific research in the country's power electronics development and cultivating interdisciplinary research talent.
"Delta Scholar" recipients announced
Professor Jiuchun Jiang from Beijing Jiatong University was awarded the laurel of "Delta Scholar" in 2016 for his achievement in power management system. Not only is he a leading force in Mainland China, he also enjoys renowned international reputation in the field, exercising great influence in Mainland China's development of electric vehicles and rail transit vehicles using new energy. He participated in the creation of the IEC standard "Railway Applications—Rolling Storck Equipment—On Board Lithium-Ion Traction Batteries TC9 PT 62928" and contributed to the drafting of the national standard of technical criteria on battery management system for electric vehicles, formulating the testing rules of lithium ion battery for rail transit vehicles in Mainland China. He has published a number of thesis of high standard, and received the first prize of Technology Invention Award from the Ministry of Education in 2015.
Since the "Delta Scholar" program was launched in 2001 by the DEEF, a total of 27 scholars have received the "Delta Scholar" award and 12 young scholars have been named "Delta Young Scholar". They are pioneers in the fields of power electronics and electric drives, taking the lead in the scientific research in the domains. To further bring into play Delta Scholar's knowledge and advance the foundation's endeavor in the industry-academia collaboration, a panel discussion is held as a side event of the seminar every year. The panel discussed the subjects on the development, domestic and abroad, of power electronics technology, current industry status and national strategy, as part of the effort to respond to market demand and push forward the progress in the power electronics technology.
Focus on talent cultivation and technology innovation in energy conservation
To continuously drive advances in the power electronics, the DEEF has since 2000 launched the "Delta Science & Technology Educational Development Program", providing financial support for outstanding research programs and talent incubation. According to statistics, over the course of 17 years, the initiative has sponsored a total of 225 research programs, awarded grants to 41 excellent research program as well as scholarships to 947 outstanding graduate students and Cai Xuansan scholarships to 6 doctoral students through the collaborations with 10 key schools in the power electronics. The academic partners include Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Xian Jiangtong University, Huazhong Institute of Technlology, Shanghai University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Beijing Jiangtong University, Shanghai Jiangtong University, and Hefei University of Technology. The seminar has been held 16 times, exerting far-reached influence in the scientific education of power electronics in Mainland China.
During the conference, industry veterans and executives were also invited to the "Career Talk" where they shared personal experiences with students. A separate side event "Ready to Sail" was held for young teachers to discuss with senior university professors, helping bridge academic communications. More than 300 experts from the industry and academia participated in this year's conference, jointly contributing to the development of power electronics technology by sharing and exchanging their respective industry experiences and academic achievements.
About "Delta Environmental & Educational Foundation"
Delta Environmental & Educational Foundation (DEEF), registered in the US, was created in 2002 by Bruce Cheng, founder of Delta, a world-leading company in power electronics, energy management and smart green life. Its mission is to "dedicate to the environmental protection, advance science & technology innovation and the promotion of education, and drive the sustainable development of human society." Since its establishment, the DEEF has sponsored research work at a number of famous universities in the US, including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University, and University of Houston. It also has actively engaged in the support of electric and electronic research and the promotion of low-carbon environment protection in Mainland China. It serves as part of the foundation's effort to respond to the call for sustainable development, which is aimed at the maintenance and improvement of quality of public life while promoting economic growth.
For more information on the foundation's activities on environmental protection, low-carbon initiatives and technology education, please visit the official website of Delta Environmental and Educational Foundation: http://www.delta-foundation.org.cn/
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