Madras Section

Kumarappan N., Chair for IEEE Madras section

IEEE Madras Section Annual Meet

The annual meet of the IEEE Madras Section (MAS) was held on 7th March 2020 at Anna Centenary Library, Chennai. The new Section Chair, Dr. N. Kumarappan, took over the responsibility, introduced the new executive committee, and presented his plan for IEEE MAS Section growth & development.

IEEE Madras Section Events during COVID Pandemic

A Webinar on “Controls and State Estimation: Past, Present, and Future” was organized on 2nd May 2020. The event was organized by Dr. Venkatesh Kumar, Chair of Professional Activities committee in which 75 participants attended. The speaker of the event was Dr. P Bharani Chandra Kumar, Professor, and Head, Dept of EEE, GMR Institute of Technology, Rajam, Andhra Pradesh.

A Webinar on “Smart Grid Technology in India” was organized on 6th May 2020 from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. The speaker of the webinar was Dr. N. Kumarappan, Chairman, IEEE Madras Section. Dr. Venkatesh Kumar, Chair of Professional Activities committee, hosted the event. 105 participants attended the event and got benefitted out of it.

A Webinar on “Storytelling for Kids” was organized on 10th May 2020. Mrs. K.Meenal, from EGAMS, Manalur, was the invited speaker. Dr. Venkatesh Kumar, Chair of Professional Activities committee, hosted the event. 45 kids participated and benefitted from the event.

IEEE Madras Section Student Project Funding 2019–20

To motivate students, IEEE Madras Section announced the call for student project funding on 29th August 2019, and received 47 project proposals. Nineteen projects were shortlisted, and a pre-final selection demo was conducted through SKYPE on 6th March 2020. The final selection was held on 7th and 8th May 2020. Four projects were found suitable for certification as well as cash award for the first three places (Rs.10000, 5000 and, 3000).

IEEE Madras Section Faculty development program

An online FDP titled “Electric Vehicle Technology” was organized by Dr. Devaraj from 6th to 9th May 2020. 170 participants, including many senior-level faculty members, HoDs, faculty members from premier institutions, and IEEE Student Branch Counselors, have attended this FDP. The FDP comprised of the following technical sessions: 1.” Industry Trends and Market growth” by Mr. Kirubakaran, CEO, ExpertsHub; 2. “Electric Vehicle Performance and Simulation overview” by Mr. Pradeep Chandrasekaran, G.M., R&D Force Motors Ltd; 3. “Battery Management System for Electric vehicles and energy storage applications” by Mr. Akilan, Grinntech Motor & Services, Chennai; 4. “Infrastructure for vehicle charging” by Mr. Anjaneya Gupta, KPIT Technologies, South Korea; 5. “Dynamics and Architecture of Electric Vehicle” by Dr. S. HosminThillagar, Prof/EEE, Anna University; 6.”Automotive Traction Inverters” by Mr. Ashutosh, Z.F.Group, Hyderabad; 7. “E.V. Traction motor design and consideration” by Mr. Ganesh Nagarajan, Director & Country Manager, propelled system’s PVT LTD; and 8.” Autonomous mobility in Electric Vehicles” by Mr. AjithRaj, ZF Group, Hyderabad.