EVS36 — 36th Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exposition
Lecture Sessions

5A - Future-Proofing the Grid

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Ballroom B3

11:30 am-11:50 am

Improvement of charging quality by conformance testing and how an association can support

Michael Keller
CharIN e. V.

Michael Keller is member of the Executive Board of the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e. V.) and heading the Volkswagen Group development coordination for Charging and charging infrastructure. He has more than 22 years’ experience in the automotive industry at suppliers and OEMs. Before he joined Volkswagen in 2010 as head of “energy systems and functions development”, he was heading the traction battery technology and battery development at a Tier 1 (Continental). Michael Keller received his engineer degree for electric in Karlsruhe and was awarded with the “Professor Ferdinand Porsche Preis” of the Technical University in Vienna in 2009 for the “first automotive application of a lithium-ion hybrid battery”.

11:50 am-12:10 pm

GridShield – Mitigating unforeseen local power peaks on the grid caused by EVs

Frank Geerts

Frank Geerts is chairman of the Dutch working group smart charging as part of the national climate agreement. He is also director smart charging at ElaadNL where he accelerates the widespread market deployment of smart charging. Frank leads a team of experts which is responsible for the coordination of the smart charging program of the Dutch grid operators. Frank has over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector and over 10 years’ experience in the eMobility sector. He is a regular speaker on many international conferences.

12:10 pm-12:30 pm

The prevalence of charging failures during DC fast charger uptime

Tisura Gamage
University of California, Davis, Electric Vehicle Research Center
United States

Tisura Gamage is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis. Prior to starting his Ph.D. program, he graduated with a master’s from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) with a concentration in Energy Policy and International Economics. His current research focuses on understanding the reliability of DC fast chargers and the challenges/ costs of installing corridor chargers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

12:30 pm-12:50 pm

Developing a deep learning tool to detect electric vehicle supply equipment failures

Vaishnavi Karanam
Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
United States

Vaishnavi Karanam is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California – Davis. Prior to starting her Ph.D. journey, she obtained a M.S. and a B.S. in Computer Science from the same university. She is in the Transportation, Technology and Policy program within the Institute of Transportation Studies. Her current research focuses on understanding EV driving and charging behavior and creating tools, using deep learning methods, to facilitate ethical and energy efficient behavior anywhere along the EV supply chain.