The IEEE Green Energy and Systems Conference (IGESC) returned to California State University Long Beach for the sixth year on Monday, celebrating record attendance as interest in sustainability increases. This year’s theme was renewable technology for green buildings and energy efficiency.
“I believe there are still a lot of challenges to overcome and many opportunities for research and development projects,” said electrical engineering professor Henry Yeh, who founded the IEEE Systems Council Chapter in 2009 and has served as the conference chair since 2010.
More than 200 researchers and students attended this year’s conference, which included two tracks, a student poster session, a keynote presentation by University of California Irvine professor of electrical engineering and computer science Keyue Smedley on the need to use microelectronics in the current electrical system, and a discussion by Office of Naval Research Program Officer Lynn J. Petersen, on the electric warship as a microgrid.
Eighteen papers were presented by researchers from California State Universities Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Luis Obispbo; Georgia Institute of Technology; George Washington University; University of New Mexico; University of Saint Thomas; Suez University and Taif University in Saudi Arabia; Ecole de Technologie Superieure in Canada; Singapore-based Tum Create Inc.; and Portgual-based R&D Nester.
The technical program and review committee was chaired by Chit-Sang Tsang. Members included computer engineering and computer science chair Burkhard Englert and professor Mehrdad Aliasgari, mechanical and aerospace engineering’s Bei Lu, chemical engineering’s Ted Yu and electrical engineering’s Mohammad Mozumdar, Chaw-Long Chu, Boi Tran, Fumio Hamano, I-Hing Khoo and Yeh.