Our GRAPES Fall 2018 Semi-Annual Industrial Advisory Board Meeting will be held on

November 8-9, 2018 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

All GRAPES IAB members, faculty, students and guests are invited to attend.
Guests will be required to sign a nondisclosure agreement prior to attending the meeting.

Meeting begins: Thursday, November 8th, 8:00 am
Meeting ends: Friday, November 9th, 1:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact
Karin Alvarado, karina@uark.edu, 479-575-4958.

We look forward to seeing you in Fayetteville.

DRAFT Agenda

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Informal Dinner
(Meet in lobby of hotel at 5:45pm or at restaurant at 6:00pm)
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:45 AM 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Welcome & Introductions
Alan Mantooth, Executive Director, GRAPES
8:30 AM 8:45 AM GRAPES Center Update
Alan Mantooth, Director, GRAPES
8:45 AM 9:25 AM Industry Presentation
9:25 AM 9:40 AM Break
9:40 AM 12:00 PM Project Proposals (Photo & Break included)
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 1:10 PM LIFE Form (Project Evaluation) Connection
Don Davis
1:10 PM 3:50 PM Project Updates and Continuation Funding Requests
1:10 PM 1:25 PM
1:25 PM 1:40 PM GR-17-02 Development of Protective Relaying Methods for Microgrids
Rob Cuzner, Herb Ginn, Andrea Benigni
1:40 PM 1:55 PM GR-17-03 SiC-Based Direct Power Electronics Interface for Battery Energy Storage System into Medium Voltage Distribution System (13.8 kV)
Alan Mantooth
1:55 PM 2:10 PM GR-17-04 Optimized Gate Drivers for High Voltage Power Devices
Alan Mantooth
2:10 PM 2:25 PM GR-17-08 Coordinated Optimal Voltage Regulation for the Next-Generation Distribution Grids with Extremely High Penetration of PV Generation
Yue Zhao
2:25 PM 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM 3:05 PM GR-17-10 Distributed Energy Resources; A Distributed Autonomous Control Concept and Architecture for Microgrids
Juan Balda & Adel Nasiri
3:05 PM 3:20 PM GR-17-11 Multi-Port Solid State Transformer Design and Implementation for Microgrids and Distribution Systems
Adel Nasiri
3:20 PM 3:35 PM GR-17-12 Extensive Comparative Study on High Power Inverters Using Various Switching Devices
Rob Cuzner
3:35 PM 3:50 PM GR-17-14 Decentralized Energy Management and Robust Decisions for Networked Microgrids in Next-Generation Distribution Systems Wang M1.1
Lingfeng Wang
3:50 PM 4:05 PM GR-18-01 High Voltage Encapsulations and Their Applications in Power Modules
Simon Ang & UWM
4:05 PM 4:20 PM GR-18-02 Methods for Achieving >75% Instantaneous Inverter-Based Generation Capacity in Transmission Systems
Roy McCann & GRAPES Korea
4:20 PM 5:20 PM Poster Session
5:20 PM 6:20 PM Life Form Entry & NSF Questionnaire Entry
Don Davis
7:00 PM Organized Dinner
Friday, November 9, 2018
8:00 AM 9:30 AM LIFE Form Review and Discussion
Don Davis
9:00 AM 10:30 AM IAB Closed Session – IAB Members Only
-Vote Project Proposals
10:30 AM 10:45 AM Report on IAB Decisions
10:45 AM 1:30 PM UA, USC, UWM IAB Members and Faculty – GRAPES Business Meeting
-Previous Meeting Minutes Approval (email sent prior to meeting)
1:30 PM Meeting Adjourned – Lunch provided


Hotel Meeting Room Layout
The Chancellor Hotel
70 North East Avenue | Fayetteville, AR 72701


Wednesday, October 31st – Posters due to Karin Alvarado, KarinA@uark.edu
Monday, November 5th – Presentations due to Karin Alvarado, KarinA@uark.edu


Template-GRAPES Poster
Template-GRAPES Presentation