Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu

 Professor and Associate Director of WEMPEC

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu is a Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Associate Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium. Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sarlioglu worked as a systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace for 11 years. Dr. Sarlioglu’s research includes the aerospace and electric vehicle industry. He supervised 16 Ph.D. students and educated thousands of engineers via his short courses. His current research goal is to increase the power density and efficiency of electric motors and power electronics using wide bandgap devices, particularly for electric vehicles and electric aviation applications. Sarlioglu has published over 250 technical papers. He holds 24 US Patents and 12 foreign patents. Sarlioglu received the IEEE PES Cyril Veniott Award in 2021 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Keynote Speech: Electrification of Flying Vehicles and Aircrafts

Abstract: The electrification of flying vehicles and aircraft is increasing. Many innovations and technological advancements are happening to develop full electric architectures where batteries, fuel cells, etc., can be used to propel the aircraft. Power density and fault redundancy are critical for aerospace applications. Using better materials such as high-density permanent magnets, better steel alloys for electric machines, and wide bandgap devices for power electronics are essential for power density. In this presentation, Prof. Sarlioglu will present the latest advancements related to electrical systems for the propulsion of flying vehicles and airplanes. Various architectures, such as series and hybrid systems, will be reviewed, along with the challenges and opportunities of electric machines and power electronics.