Late Breaking Technical Development

Wednesday, September 26
9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: 203AB

Zhihua Qu

Professor and Chair
University of Central Florida

Zhihua Qu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and joined the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 1990. From 1995 to 1997, he served as the assistant chair of the department. From 1999 to 2004, he was the Director/Interim Chair of Electrical Engineering at UCF. He has been a Professor (since 2000), SAIC Endowed Professor (since 2010), and Pegasus Professor and Chair at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (since 2010).

Dr. Qu served on the Committee of Visitors (COV), a review panel of NSF ECCS Division; on IEEE Smart Grid Operational and Steering Committees; as IEEE CSS Smart Grid TC Chair; Conference Chair of IEEE CSS TCAC; Secretary, Vice President, President of Southeast ECE Department Head Association (SECEDHA); Board of Directors of ECE Department Head Association (ECEDHA); Chair of ECEDHA award committee; Secretary and Board of Directors, Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education (SCEEE); Board of Governors, IEEE CSS; and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is/was an Associate Editor for several journals, including Automatica, IEEE ACCESS, and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He received a number of awards and is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of AAAS.


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John Holmes

Industry Alliance Office
University of California, San Diego


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Laurie Florence

Principal Engineer

Laurie Florence is the Principal Engineer for batteries at UL since 2003 and had been focused primarily on large format batteries since 2010. Laurie is responsible for UL’s certification categories for energy storage and large format batteries, and represents UL on a number of standards development committees both at UL and through outside organizations such as IEC, SAE, ISO, NFPA and CSA. Laurie is the convener for IEC SC21A working group 5 for industrial lithium ion batteries and the project team leader responsible for developing IEC 62133. Laurie has participated on the US DOE’s Energy Storage Safety Working Group responsible for addressing gaps in Codes and Standards for energy storage systems and has worked on task groups responsible for developing new code language proposals on energy storage for the NEC and IFC.


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