About Us

IEEE KPEC is arranged by the graduate student members of the IEEE Industry Applications Society - Power Electronics Society - Power and Energy Society (IAS-PELS-PES) joint chapter at Kansas State University. The KPEC offers a great opportunity to bring together the practicing engineers and researchers in both academia and industry all around the world as well as the experts in the industry to investigate the future power and energy technologies. In 2021, the KPEC has achieved an acceptance rate of 65%.

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Join us at KPEC 2021

The 2nd Annual IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Kansas State University, KPEC is a symposium on the research behind technologies for power and energy systems of the future. This coming April, KPEC will gather experts from academia and industry to present their latest ideas and engage in professional discussions. Attendees also have an opportunity to build a professional network with experts from the industry and academia and hear about their experiences and knowledge.

This year, Prof. Brad Lehman, Prof. Hamid Toliyat, Prof. Mehdi Ferdowsi, Prof. Ayman El-Refaie, and Mr. Jeremiah Miller are going to honor our interactive and multidisciplinary event as the keynote speakers.

IEEE KPEC 2021 is advised by Prof. Behrooz Mirafzal whose current research interests include the applications of power electronics in grid-interactive converters and energy conversion systems. In the advising committee, Prof. Anil Pahwa, whose research interest includes reliability, automation and optimization of power distribution systems, Prof. Fariba Fateh, whose main interest area includes system modeling, linear and nonlinear control, adaptive and intelligent systems control, and Prof. Hongyu Wu, whose research area includes control, operation and planning of power systems including smart grid and microgrids, modeling, optimization and simulation of power systems, and also the grid integration of renewable energy, are serving as conference co-advisors.

Due to the present COVID-19 pandemic, KPEC 2021 is going to be virtual.

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KPEC 2021 is open for submissions. Papers that are accepted and presented at KPEC 2021 will be published on IEEE Xplore digital library.

  1. Digest Submission (Extended):

      • March 14th, 2021 (No further extension!)

  2. Notice of Acceptance (Extended):

      • March 28nd, 2021

  3. Final Submission (Extended):

      • April 15th, 2021

  4. Presentations:

      • April 19th & 20th, 2021

Major Topics

All aspects of power and energy systems are welcome at KPEC 2021. Major topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Power Electronics and Electric Machines

    • Power Systems and Cyber-Security

    • Energy Management and System Operation

Papers presented at the conference will be included in proceedings published through IEEE Xplore.

Located in the Midwest, Kansas State University is one of the academic leaders in power and energy conversion technology. With close proximity to major power and engineering companies, our university is uniquely fitted for innovative ideas for the power and energy systems of tomorrow.


KPEC is made possible with support from dedicated organizations. We continue to recognize their support for both industry and academia. Organizations with interest in supporting KPEC are welcome to contact our conference directors.