Date: January 30, 2013 (Wednesday) 7:00 - 9:00 pm (registration starts at 6:30pm)
Venue: ITRI Int’l, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite #140, San Jose, CA
Admission: Free 
The first talk will be by Dr. Yih-Charng Deng and Mr. Weilin Chang  on the Tesla Motors Model S, a fully electric vehicle which just won Motor Trend car of the Year in 2012.In the 2nd talk by Prof. William Kao will give an overview of electric vehicle technology, 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy goals, etc .
The seminar will also provide an environment for proactive dialogue on this subject. Don't miss out networking and exchanging your views with other participants. Join us and MAKE it a GREAT evening!

Tesla Motors Model s – a game changer  for electric vehiclEs

Dr. Yih-Charng Deng, and Mr. Weilin Chang  Tesla Motors
Abstract: Due to environmental and long term availability of the fossil fuel concerns, electric vehicle (EV) has received renewed interest in recent years.  As an interim solution, electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles have been mass-produced since the late nineties to extend the gas mileage.  However, all-electric vehicles, including those appeared in the market in the past couple of years, continue to suffer the criticism of range, charging time, performance, safety, etc.  This talk will cover  the development of a luxury premium sedan, Model S from Tesla Motors (started production in the US market in the mid 2012), which overcomes those shortcomings and offers an unprecedented level of driving range and performance.  Not only it has surpassed all other current commercial EV’s in those battery-related measures, it also out-performed many top of the line sports cars such as 0 – 60 mph time, ride and handling, etc.    A brief summary of some of the main technical challenges in the areas of battery technology, power train, motor control, body design and crash safety for EV will be discussed here.  In addition, some unique company cultures, which nurture risk-taking, collaboration, etc., and in many ways have been the catalyst for achieving this engineering feat, will also be addressed.
Speaker Bios:
Dr. Yih Deng received his BS from National Taiwan University (1976), MS from the University of Kentucky (1981), and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (1985). He had more than 24 years of auto crash safety experience at General Motors as researcher, project manager, engineering group manager and crash safety technology manager.  Dr. Deng  has been working for  3 years at Tesla Motors where he is  currently a Technical Fellow working on Model S from concept to production for all crash load cases.  Dr. Deng has published approx. 50 papers on biomechanics, automotive safety, crash CAE methodology, etc., and received numerous awards at General Motors.
Mr. Weilin Chang received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1994, and MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997. He previously worked at Solectron from 1998-2003, Flash electronics 2003-2004 and IEI Technology in 2004-2006. He has been at Tesla Motors since 2006.  Currently Mr. Chang isthe Manufacture Engineering Manager – Power & Vehicle Electronics where he leads an engineering team to develop manufacturing process and technology, setup high volume production lines for multiple power and vehicle electronics assemblies of the Model S Electric Vehicle.  Mr. Chang was recognized for his contribution to Tesla Roadster.
Hybrid and Electric Vehicles: An Overview   by Dr. William Kao
 Abstract: In this accompanying talk Dr. William Kao will give an overview of the various types of EV( HEV, PHEV, FCEV),  fuel efficiency, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ) goal to achieve 54.5 mpg by 2025, and some future electric vehicles technology challenges and opportunities.
Speaker Bio: Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He workedin the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for 30 yearsholding senior and executive  engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, andCadence DesignSystems.
 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers and holds eight software and IC patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided circuit design. Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter, where he was Chapter Chair in 2005 and 2006.
Dr. Kao currently teaches Renewable Energy, Clean Technology and Business Sustainability courses at UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension. 
Dr. Kao is the founder and President of CARES (Chinese American Renewable Energy Society), now The Clean Technology Group of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE) USA-SF, where he is currently a Board Member.
Dr. Kao currently serves as an advisor and consultant for several local Clean Tech firms, and is a Clean Technology consultant for the China Government where he taught courses to officials on “Low Carbon Economy”, and consults in the areas of Energy Storage, Smart Grid  and Green Cities; consults for the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology where he was invited to give seminars on Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, and Energy Efficiency at major universities, government research institutions and local industry; and consults for the Malaysian Government on Major Emerging Technologies for their  new Knowledge Based Economy.
Dr. Kao has several technical papers and given more than thirty talks on various areas of Clean Technology including renewable energy, smart grid, sensor networks, energy storage, green transportation, green building and green data centers.
Organizer:CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF (formerly CARES)
Chinese American Renewable Energy Society (CARES) founded in 2009 in Silicon Valley by a small group of professionals who shared their common interests in alternative sources of clean energy, energy efficiency, and global environmental sustainability, is to promote renewable energy and clean technology to Chinese American communities by providing a common platform, services, activities and education. Now CARES has merged with the Chinese Institute of Engineers USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter to become the CleanTech Group of CIE/USA-SF.


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