School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Seminar: Online methods for monitoring the state of charge (SOC) of vehicular batteries using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.

26 February 2018

Time: 1:30 - 2:00pm
Venue: QMUL campus: Engineering building, Room 3.24

Speaker: Dr Shady Gadoue
This research will demonstrate the concept of a new, low-cost, on-line technique for monitoring battery state of health (SOH) and state of charge (SOC) using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). A particular focus will be electric vehicles (EVs), although the proposed technique is also applicable to other energy storage devices. While currently there exist few methods to measure the battery state of charge online, these methods are generally categorized as “indirect” methods which are prone to errors due to environmental changes and require additional hardware/costs for implementation. In this research the EIS excitation signal will be generated by the system’s existing power converter without requiring extra hardware but only requires software upgrade.
Dr Shady Gadoue received the Ph.D. degree from Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K., in 2009, in Electrical Engineering. In 2011, he joined the Electrical Power Research Group, Newcastle University, as a Lecturer in Control Systems. Since March 2016, Dr Gadoue has been a visiting member of academic staff with the Control and Power Research Group at Imperial College London, U.K. In Aug 2017, he joined the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, Birmingham as a Senior Lecturer. His research interests are mainly focused on drives and control algorithms for electric systems in transportation, automotive and renewable energy applications. He has published over 55 journals and conference papers on power electronics, electric drives and control. He is one of the co-investigators in the EPSRC grant EP/J017116/1 “Detection of loss of Grid event in Distributed Generation systems using pattern recognition”. He is also a co-investigator in the TSB grant 18847-135173 ‘Low cost premium drive train’ with JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) with an aim of dramatically reducing the cost of electric vehicle drivetrains. He has had a productive experience of working with industry through several studentships which have been sponsored by Dyson, Sevcon and Changan automotive.