EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

1C - Customizing Electric Drive for Specialized Applications

Monday, June 12, 2023

9:45 am - 11:15 am

Ballroom B2

9:45 am-10:05 am

Decarbonizing harbor craft: The hydrogen zero emission tug project

Bryan Lee
United States

Bryan Lee is a Lead Project Manager at CALSTART. He works on projects related to technology development, infrastructure, and workforce development for the zero emission transit and school bus sector. Bryan’s research interests have recently expanded into the zero emission trucking and marine sectors. Prior to CALSTART, Bryan worked in renewable energy and academia. Bryan has an MA in Strategic Studies from University College Cork, an MS in International Development from Trinity College Dublin, and a BA in Economics & Philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

10:05 am-10:25 am

Simulation of alternative powertrains in agricultural tractors

Antti Lajunen
University of Helsinki

Antti Lajunen received the M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, in 2005 and Master of Advanced Studies degree in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP), France, in 2007. He received his D.Sc. degree in 2014 from Aalto University, Finland. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His main research interests are electrification of agricultural vehicles and machinery, agricultural robots, automation in agriculture, and high fidelity modelling of off-road vehicles.

10:25 am-10:45 am

Identifying practical pathways for electrification of agricultural vehicles through Techno-Economic analysis

Ricardo de Castro
UC Merced
United States

Ricardo de Castro received the Licenciatura and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computers engineering from University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering, Portugal, in 2006 and 2013, respectively. During 2007-2008 he was an entrepreneur with the WeMoveU project, targeting the development of powertrain control solutions for lightweight electric vehicles. From 2013 to 2020, he was with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of System Dynamics and Control (SR), where he developed enabling technologies for electric mobility and automated driving. In 2021, he joined University of California, Merced as an assistant professor. He has been an expert evaluator for the European Union, Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Associate Editor of IEEE Access, Guest Editor of the journal Energies and chair of technical tracks on vehicular electronics and intelligent transportation systems, IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC 2017-2018). Ricardo de Castro is also a Senior Member of the IEEE.