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Thursday, October 28 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
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High Power Density Electric Machines for Electrified Aircraft Propulsion

Hybrid electric aircraft are being developed to meet ambitious emission reduction goals that have been set by the aviation industry. This talk will describe the state of the art in airborne electrical machines, approaches for attaining high power and efficiency, and potential challenges and opportunities in the integration of these technologies in electric/hybrid electric aircraft.  

Prof Kiruba Haran is the Grainger Endowed Director’s Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to Illinois, Prof Haran was at GE Research for 13 years, developing electrical machine technology for multiple GE businesses. His contributions include demonstration of a multi-megawatt superconducting generator for the US AFRL, enabling a range of airborne applications. 

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