Power Electronics Technology for Tomorrow’s Solutions
July 29 (Thursday), 2021
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual via Zoom
Abstract: With increasing population and increase in per capita energy consumption and limited energy resources, it is critical to not only look at alternate energy sources but also to improve the efficiency in how this energy is used. Power electronics technology is critical in improving the efficiencies in generation, conversion, storage and use of energy and is instrumental for the future.
Improvements in power technology are driving key application areas like electric and hybrid vehicles as well as enabling increased industrial automation. The presentation will talk about some of the key innovations and technological developments in high power electronics along with trends and performance improvements achieved in the industry
Biography: Sameer Pendharkar received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) in 1994 and his graduate degree, also in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996.
He joined TI in 1996 and is currently a TI Senior Fellow and Vice President for Analog Technology Development, Texas Instruments Inc. Sameer and his team are responsible for setting and executing the technology roadmap for TI’s Analog and Embedded Processing products.
He also serves as Chair on the Board of Directors of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). Sameer is a senior IEEE member and has published more than 90 technical papers in leading academic journals and conferences and has been granted more than 170 U.S. patents.
Outside work, Sameer enjoys traveling, astronomy and stargazing.