About the RAP Sessions

The APEC 2021 RAP Sessions feature several exciting and contentious topics. RAP Sessions allow for exciting dialogue among attendees and presenters and will be presented live during the virtual conference. See below for a list of sessions and topics.

Conference Schedule | Registration

Following is the list of RAP Sessions at APEC 2021*:

Session 1: Distributed vs. centralized control for micro-grid and nano-grid

Session chair: Alix Paultre, Evaluation Engineering

Vipin Bothra, ST Microelectronics
Madhav Manjrekar, University of North Carolina
Ali Husain, ON Semiconductor
Raghavan Nagarajan, Wind and Transmission & Distribution, Infineon
John Lannan, Energy Group, Analog Devices
Matt Baker, Microgrids and Critical Power, Typhoon HIL

Session 2: Does high level of integration make power converters more reliable or not?

Session chair: Indumini Ranmuthu, Texas Instruments

Robert Pillawa, University of Berkley
Madhu Chinthavali, Oakridge National Labs
Sandeep Bahl, Texas Instruments
Huai Wang, Aalborg University
Babak Fahimi, University of Texas Dallas
Francesco Carobolante, IoTissimo

Session 3: Where does the expertise for the next generation of magnetics come from? The Magnetics companies or the engineer designing the power supply?

Session chair: Eric Persson, Infineon

Paul Yeaman, Applications Engineering, Vicor
Dan Jitaru, Rompower
Jim Marinos, Payton Magnetics
Charlie Sullivan, Dartmouth University
Kevin Enser, Renco Electronics

*Program content, speakers, and times subject to change.