Inaugural IEEE Chapters and INRI Event

August 5th, 2016 - Pércio Reis Auditorium of the Center of Technology

Promoters: IEEE Chapters, CT, PPGEE and DPEE

Sponsors: IEEE and Sonnen





Event Live Streaming: Farol UFSM


Summary of objectives and activities:

The objective of this inaugural event is a UFSM milestone in the Center of Technology, formalizing the establishment of IEEE chapters (IAS/IES/PES/PELS Joint Chapter and IAS Student Branch Chapter), IEEE/UFSM Student Branch and the Institute of Smart Grid INRI (Instituto de Redes Inteligentes) and bring together students, researchers and professionals in the area of engineering: electrical, control and automation, computing, mechanical, telecommunications, acoustics and aerospace discussing the cutting-edge researches developed by the research groups of the PPGEE/UFSM and INRI/CT /UFSM.

Este Evento Inaugural objetiva ser um marco histórico no Centro de Tecnologia da UFSM, formalizando a criação dos capítulos da IEEE e do Instituto de Redes Inteligentes (INRI), além de reunir estudantes, pesquisadores e profissionais na área engenharia elétrica, controle e automação, computação, mecânica, telecomunicações, acústica e aeroespacial apresentando as pesquisas realizadas nos grupos que atuam junto ao PPGEE/UFSM e INRI/CT/UFSM.


Place: Pércio Reis Auditorium of the Center of Technology

14:00 – 14:15

Opening Ceremony

14:15 – 15:00

IEEE IAS President Presentation – Dr. David Durocher

15:00 – 15:30

IEEE IAS CMD Chair Presentation – Dr. Péter Magyar

15:30 – 15:45

IEEE Jt Chapter Presentation – Dr. José Renes Pinheiro

15:45 – 16:00

IEEE IAS SB Chapter Presentation – Dra. Fernanda M. Carnielutti

16:00 – 16:15


16:15 – 16:45

Research Groups Presentations – CEESP/GEDRE/GSEC/GEPOC/NIC/INRI

16:45 – 17:15

Sonnen Presentation – Eng. Renan Reiter


Place: Hall of Institute of Smart Grids - INRI of the Center of Technology Building 09-E


INRI and IEEE Chapters Plaques Unveiling Ceremony



David B. Durocher, IAS President

David B. Durocher (SBM ’77 M ’97-SM ’99) received a B.S.E.E. degree from Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 1978. He is currently Global Mining, Metals & Minerals Industry Manager, with Eaton Corporation in Wilsonville. He has over 35 years of experience with Westinghouse and Eaton serving in a variety of product engineering, sales and global marketing roles, authoring numerous technical papers that have been presented at conferences around the world and published in IEEE Industry Applications, Plant Engineering and EC&M Magazine. Dave is a Senior Member IEEE and presently serves as a member of the IEEE IAS Mining Industry Committee, Cement Industry Committee, Pulp & Paper Industry Committee and as President of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

Title: A look Forward in Energy Conversion Technologies following 50 Years of History in IEEE’s Industry Applications Society

The presentation will focus on some of today’s industry applications of power electronics. Included will be details on application of large scale three-phase uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems applied in a Greenfield Data Center, delivering high-efficiency power conversion in one of the world’s highest energy density systems. Examples of micro-grid applications for industry and how users are capitalizing on the alternative energy and future open energy markets. Medium voltage adjustable frequency drives using high-efficiency IGBTs installed as an upgrade at a US based steel mill runout table transfer system resulting in monthly energy savings of US $45,000. This will be followed by a review of the IAS’s last 50 years of accomplishments and our path forward to the future.


Dr.-Ing. Peter Magyar, IEEE Fellow
IAS Chapters and Membership Department (CMD) Chair

Peter Magyar (M´92, SM´04, F´07) received the Dipl. eng. and the Dr. tech. degrees from the Budapest University of Technology, Hungary, in 1967 and 1975, respectively. From 1967 to 1991, he was with the Department of Automation of the same university as an assistant professor and a research associate. From 1991 to 2009, he worked for industrial companies in Germany.  He retired from Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Germany in 2009. Dr. Magyar has been IEEE volunteer in various positions. He was secretary, vice chair and chair of the IAS/PELS/IES German Chapter (1998-2004).  He was the chapter coordinator of the Germany Section 2005-09 and member 2007-09 and chair of the R8 Chapter Coordination Subcommittee 2009-11. He has served the IA Society as Chapter Area Chair R8 2004-08, as member-at-large 2005, as chairman of the Inter-Society Cooperation Committee 2006-07 as well as chair of the Chapters and Membership Department since 2009.  Dr. Magyar is recipient of the IAS Distinguished Service Award 2006 and has been elevated to IEEE fellow 2007.

Title: IAS Chapters and Membership Overview - Products and Services

Abstract: The presentation gives a short overview about the chapter and membership activities of the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). Membership statistics demonstrate the actual status and the membership and chapter development trends. The higher grade and student membership development as well as its regional characteristics will be introduced, especially the young member activity and the student chapter development. The second part of the presentation gives an overview about the member promoted programs and services of the Society. Not only the organization structure of CMD but its activity, the awards, contests, travel programs, technical supporting services will be introduced in details.


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Centro de Tecnologia – CT
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