Dünya’nın Seçkin Akademisyenleri Nişantaşı Üniversitesi Öğrencileri İle Buluşuyor

Dünya’nın Seçkin Akademisyenleri Nişantaşı Üniversitesi Öğrencileri İle Buluşuyor




Dünya sıralamasında ilk 100’de bulunan üniversitelerin öğretim elemanları uzmanlık alanları ile ilgili konuları webinerler ile öğrencilerimizle ile paylaşıyor.



Webiner 1 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Jian-Xin SHEN, Zhejiang University, China

Tarih: 22 Nisan 2021 Perşembe                  Saat: 15:00 – 15:45

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85901621184 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 859 0162 1184, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: China’s Electrified Transportation and Electric Traction Machines

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.

Biography: Jian-Xin Shen was born in Huzhou, China in 1969. He received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China in 1991 and 1994, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 1997, all in electrical engineering.

He was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1997-1999), the University of Sheffield, Sheffield, U.K. (1999-2002), and IMRA Europe SAS, U.K. Research Centre, Brighton, U.K. (2002-2004). Since 2004, he has been a full professor of electrical engineering with Zhejiang University.

Prof. Shen has authored 280+ technical papers, and is the inventor of 40+ patents. He received the 2019 Nagamori Award, and 10 paper awards. He delivered 10 keynote / plenary speeches on international conferences, and was the general chair of 3 international conferences. His main research interests include topologies, control and applications of permanent magnet machines and drives, and renewable energies.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

China’s Electrified Transportation and Electric Traction Machines

Summary: Carbon emission reducing has been taken into serious consideration in China, by the government to industry and to the whole society. Transportation electrification is one of the key solutions of reducing the carbon emission. In this talk, some examples of electric vehicles, metros and bullet trains in China will be introduced. For each type of electrified transportation, the electric traction machine plays a dominant role. Therefore, common structures of the traction machines will be discussed, and their operation characteristics will be highlighted. The talk is to show a brief view of the state of the art, the development trend and the key technologies of electrified transportation in China.


Webiner 2 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Yousef IBRAHIM, Federation University, Australia

Tarih: 26 Nisan 2021 Pazartesi                  Saat: 11:00 – 11:45

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87110980556 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 871 1098 0556, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: Maintainability in a System’s Design Process

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.


Yousef Ibrahim (B.Eng., MTech, PhD, FIEAust) is a Professor of Engineering (adjunct) at Federation University Australia. He is also the IEEE-IES Vice-President for Memberships. Yousef also served on the Ministerial Advisory Council, Minister for Innovation, Government of Victoria, Australia.  He was appointed by Australian Research Council (ARC) as a “Reviewer of International Standing” for ARC competitive grants and recently as a performance reviewer of ARC-funded research centres.  He is currently appointed as an Honorary Ambassador of Melbourne. He was twice a visiting professor of Poitiers University, France and Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Yousef is the founder of the Mechatronics degree program which is currently offered at Monash University. He was also the Mechatronics sub-program Leader for AusAID program to the Royal Thai Government to establish Mechatronics programs in six Thai Universities. More recently he established another Mechatronics degree at Federation University Australia.

Yousef has been General Chair of a few successful IEEE International conferences. He is a Guest- and Associate Editor of TIE and TII. His main research interests are in Mechatronics, Robotics and Reliability Engineering.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

Maintainability in a System’s Design Process

Summary: In an industrial/commercial system design process a thorough consideration is usually given to the reliability of the system. Reliability is usually measured by the Meantime Between failures (MTBF). This is to ensure the critical availability of the system for either Industrial, Civil or Military purposes. However, what is usually overlooked is the Maintainability of the System during the design process.  Maintainability is the other side of the coin for reliability. It plays an important role and it is a critical factor in the availability of a system. This talk will address the characteristics of maintainability of a system in the design process. It will also address the process of testing and how to quantitatively allocate maintainability factors in the design process.

Webiner 3 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Fujio Kurokawa, Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan

Tarih: 27 Nisan 2021 Salı                Saat: 10:20 – 11:05

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88088022871 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 880 8802 2871, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: Power Converter Control for Renewable Energy System

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.


Prof. Fujio Kurokawa is currently a professor of Institute for Innovative Science and Technology of Nagasaki Institute of Applied Science, Japan. His research and teaching interests are in the area of dc-dc converter, ac-dc converter, inverter and their digital control, renewable energy technologies, power electronics technologies in aerospace and automobile, switching power supply for lighting system and so on. He has experiences as a member of IEC (Executive Committee) of IEEE INTELEC, a General Chair of 1st ICRERA (International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications) 2012, a General Chair of IEEE PEDS (Power Electronics and Drive Systems) 2013, General Co-Cahir of IEEE PoweReng (Power Engineering, Energy and Electrical Drives) 2013, General Co-Cahir of PEMC 2014, Organizing Committee Chair of IEEE INTELEC 2015, General Co-Chair s of ICRERA 2013-2021 and so on. Also, he has recipients of the Best Paper Award in 2016 by the IEEE Conference on Power Engineering and Renewable Energy (ICPERE), the Best Paper Awards in 2015 and 2020 by the International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA), IEEE PELS Best Chapter Award in 2014 by IEEE PELS, Outstanding Paper Award in 2013 by the International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference and Exposition (PEMC), the Best Special Session Paper Award in 2012 by the IEEE ICMLA,  IEEE Fellow Award 2011 (for contributions to switching power converter control), IEEE Thanks Award 2011, Outstanding Paper Award in 2009 by the IEEE INTELEC, Paper Award in 2008 by the Japan Universities Association for Computer Education, and so on. He has 330 published research papers and 700 presentation papers. He is a supervisor for 6 stuffs, 5 PhD Course students at present. Professor Kurokawa is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow member of the Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan, a Fellow member of IEICE of Japan.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

Power Converter Control for Renewable Energy System

Summary: Recently, the renewable energy is attracted attention due to the energy crisis and CO2 emission. For example, renewable energy sources are the wind turbine generator and the photovoltaics. It is better in the smart grid sytem that these renewable energy sources are connected by dc power feeding system.  the One of issues of this system includes the bus voltage fluctuation because the power of renewable energy is not stable, and dc loads are also dynamically changed. It is difficult to keep the dc bus voltage constant. So, it is necessary to consider the bus voltage fluctuation for these power converters. In this presentation, a dc-dc converter with a maximum power point tracking is utilized to obtain the maximum power from a solar panel. First, I will explain the performance of MPPT controller for this part dc-dc converter, and Second, I will explain performances of dc-dc converters to regulate the dc load voltage. Normally, the MPPT is performed in the dc-dc converter by detecting the solar panel voltage and current to track the maximum power point. The MPPT is operated by the influence of the output voltage of dc-dc converter as the bus voltage. Actually, the maximum power point is moved by the fluctuation of dc bus voltage. So, it is important to study a improved MPPT control for the reduction of power amount caused by the bus voltage fluctuation. In this presentation, I present a performance of improved MPPT control to suppress the influence of not only bus voltage fluctuations but also solar irradiance fluctuations. As a result, in the proposed method, the transient response is improved when the bus voltage fluctuates. Also, it is clearly that the proposed method has better characteristic than the conventional method.

Webiner 4 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Keiichiro Kondo, Waseda University, UK

Tarih: 30 Nisan 2021 Cuma                        Saat: 09:30 – 10:15

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83632934052 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 836 3293 4052, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: Power Electrinics Technology for Railway Vehicle Traction

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.

Biography: Prof. Keiichiro is currently a professor of WASEDA University, Tokyo, Japan. He received B.S. and Dr. Eng. from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Science and Technology, Waseda University in 1991 and 2000, respectively. He was with Railway Technical Research Institute from 1991 to 2006 and had been engaged at R&D for power electronics applied railway vehicle traction system. From 2007 to 2018, he was with Electrical and Electronic Engineering Course of Graduate School of Chiba University. Since 2018, he has been with School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Bioscience, Waseda University as a professor. His current research interests are power electronics, AC motor drive, energy storage devices, wireless power transmission and their applications to the railway system. Prof. Kondo titled Professional Engineer Japan (Mechanical Engineering, Technical Management). He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ) and a Member of IEEE.

Power Electrinics Technology for Railway Vehicle Traction

Summary: Development of high power semiconductor switching devices Technologies has borne innovation of the railway vehicle traction system. In this Lecture the history of the innovation lead by power electronics will be introduced. Then the value of railway vehicle traction given by the cutting edge power electronics such as inverters with SiC-MOSFET will also be presented.

Webiner 5 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Jeffrey K. Liker, The University of Michigan, USA

Tarih: 03 Mayıs 2021 Pazartesi      Saat: 17:00 – 17:45

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89894513515 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 898 9451 3515, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: The Toyota Way and Scientific Thinking

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.


Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Operations Engineering at The University of Michigan and President of Liker Lean Advisors, LLC. He is author of the best-selling book, The Toyota Way, Second Edition, and has coauthored nine other books about Toyota including The Toyota Way to Service Excellence, Designing the Future, and The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership.  A recent graphic novel with Eduardo Lander and Tom Root tells the story of lean transformation at a mail-order company:  Lean in a High-Variety Environment.  His articles and books have won thirteen Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence. He was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and the Shingo Academy.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

The Toyota Way and Scientific Thinking

Summary: In some ways Toyota achieves its goals of quality, efficiency and on time delivery using classical industrial engineering methods like those taught by Frederick Taylor. But Toyota has turned Taylorism on its head developing shop floor workers and group leaders to think scientifically.  Scientific thinking is a practical way to overcome obstacles on the way to goals.  It needs to be practiced with a coach to develop a level of proficiency.

Webiner 6 – Konuşmacı: Dr. Khaled Ahmed, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Tarih: 05 Mayıs 2021 Çarşamba    Saat: 13:00 – 13:45

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84158246966 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 841 5824 6966, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: Future of Renewable Energy Transmission with VSC-HVDC

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.

Biography: Dr Khaled Ahmed received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2002 and 2004, respectively. He received the PhD degree in power electronics applications from the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department, University of Strathclyde, UK, 2008. In 2011, he was appointed as a Lecturer in Power Electronics at the University of Aberdeen, and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015. Currently, He is a Reader (Professor) in power electronics at the University of Strathclyde (PEDEC Group). He has over 19 years of research experience in power electronics, renewable energy integration, solar energy systems, off-shore wind energy, smart grids, DC/DC Converters and HVDC. He has won funding of £2.8 million as Primary and Co-Investigator on projects funded by EPSRC, the EU, KTP, the British Council, the Royal Society, the Carnegie Trust, the Scottish Funding Council, the Oil and Gas Technology Centre, and industry (Rolls-Royce, Scottish Power, and Scottish and Southern Energy). He has supervised 18 PhD students; 10 have graduated and the others are ongoing. Dr Ahmed has published over 120 technical papers in refereed journals and conferences, 1 book, 1 book chapter, and a patent (PCT/GB2017/051364). Total citations of 4383 and h-index of 27. Two of his journal papers are rated in the top 1% of those cited in the academic field of Engineering (Web of Science). He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Industrial Electronics and Power Electronics Societies, IET member, Chartered Engineer, and Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Future of Renewable Energy Transmission with VSC-HVDC

Summary: The current state of the art in commercial HVDC link technology is current based HVDC or voltage based HVDC. Most existing DC transmission systems are based on current source thyristor converter technology because thyristor devices have low losses and are available in robust high current capacity single wafer capsules. On the other hand, thyristors inject significant low frequency harmonics, which must be eliminated by large passive filtering, cannot decouple the real and reactive power injected into the network, and require large passive components leading to large footprint systems. HVDC transmission systems based on voltage source converter were developed to address the shortcomings associated with HVDC transmission systems based on current source. The most known commercial technologies are ABB HVDC Light technology, Siemens HVDC PLUS and Alstom HVDC MaxSine. The main objective of the talk is to investigate the HVDC systems with clarifying different topologies advantages and disadvantages. The current, future, and challenges of HVDC systems will be covered. The talk will discuss HVDC operation, control and interactions with AC systems. The interactions of voltage source HVDC with AC systems through controls and harmonics will be analysed. The talk covers also the latest modular multilevel converter based HVDC topologies. AC and DC faults analysis for different HVDC converter technologies will be presented. The talk is supported with simulation on MATLAB/SIMULINK software.

Webiner 7 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Thomas Y. Choi, Arizona State University, USA

Tarih: 07 Mayıs 2021 Cuma           Saat: 16:00 – 16:45

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89664141358 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 896 6414 1358, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: Pandemic, Supply Chain Disruptions and Supply Network Mapping

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.


Thomas Choi is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He leads the study of the upstream side of supply chains, where a buying company interfaces with many suppliers organized in various forms of networks. He has published articles in the Academy of Management Executive, Decision Sciences Journal, Decision Support Systems, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, and others.

He currently serves as co-director of the Complex Adaptive Supply Networks Research Accelerator (CASN-RA), an international research group of scholars interested in supply networks. He has also worked with numerous public and private organizations including LG Electronics, Samsung, Toyota, Volvo, the U.S. Department of Energy, and a federal government think tank. He has co-authored three practitioner books on supply management including one recently published on Supply Chain Financing.

From 2014 to 2019, he served as Harold E. Fearon Chair of Purchasing Management and Executive Director of CAPS Research, a joint venture between Arizona State University and the Institute for Supply Management. From 2011 to 2014, he served as co-editor in chief for the Journal of Operations Management. Currently, he is involved in helping to develop a supply chain research center in Ghana, Africa, as part of the $15 million project from USAID.

In 2012, he was recognized as the Distinguished Operations Management Scholar by the OM Division at the Academy of Management. Since 2018, he has been listed as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Web of Science for having “multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year.” Most recently, he was ranked one among the “top 50 researchers by publication score” based on SCM papers appearing in a set of seven leading journals over a 15 year period (see Table 1 in Babbar et al. 2019).

He can be contacted at [email protected]

Pandemic, supply chain disruptions and supply network mapping

Summary: Coronavirus has served as a wake-up call for supply chain experts. In January 2020 in China, there were news items breaking out every day. Imagine you are a procurement manager looking at them, knowing you had a few suppliers in the affected area. You knew, because you recall hearing from your first-tier suppliers that they were getting some parts and materials from that area. After assessing the situation, we will discuss the impediments to supply network mapping and how leading companies have benefitted from their mapping efforts. We will close with how to prepare for the future.

Webiner 8 – Konuşmacı: Profesör Duc Truong PHAM, Birmingham University, UK

Tarih: 11 Mayıs 2021 Salı               Saat: 14:00 – 14:45

Bağlantı Linki: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85623320034 (Zoom)

Zoom Meeting ID: 856 2332 0034, Password: Gerekmemektedir.

Konu Başlığı: Research into Product Disassembly by Robots for Intelligent Remanufacturing

Sunum dili İngilizce olup tüm öğrencilerimizin erişimine ücretsiz açıktır. Sunum boyunca mikrofon kapalı kameralar açık tutulmalıdır.


Duc Truong Pham BE PhD DEng holds the Chance Chair of Engineering at the University of Birmingham where he started his career as a lecturer in robotics and control engineering following undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.  Prior to returning to Birmingham in 2011, he was Professor of Computer-Controlled Manufacture and Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Centre at Cardiff University.  His research is in the areas of intelligent systems, robotics and autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing technology.  He has published over 600 technical papers and books and has graduated more than 100 PhD students.  He is a recipient of several awards including five prizes from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Automation Congress and a Distinguished International Academic Contribution Award from the IEEE.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Learned Society of Wales, the Society for Manufacturing Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

He can be contacted at [email protected]

Research into Product Disassembly by Robots for Intelligent Remanufacturing

Summary: Remanufacturing is the process where used products are returned to a good-as-new or better-than-original condition, and with a guarantee of the same or a higher level than for new products.  Activities in remanufacturing include sorting, disassembly, cleaning, inspection and rebuilding.  Product disassembly is usually the first step in remanufacturing and determines the efficiency and capability of remanufacturing. As it is complex, disassembly tends to be manually executed and is labour intensive.  Efforts have been spent on introducing collaborative robots in disassembly to make remanufacturing ‘smarter’.  Like other applications of Industry 4.0 automation technologies, this should lead to increased productivity, reduced failure rate, more resource-efficient operations and improved product quality and working environment.

The focus of this presentation is AutoReman, a five-year programme funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham into robotic disassembly as an important step towards autonomous remanufacturing.  The aim of the work, which investigates disassembly science and devises intelligent disassembly strategies and plans, and develops human-robot collaborative disassembly techniques, is to allow disassembly to be reliably performed either with minimal human intervention or in a collaborative fashion by man and machine.  The presentation will briefly explain remanufacturing and its benefits and highlight the main outcomes of AutoReman.