Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering Academy ACAD06

Topics: Advanced Technologies

SAE Engineering Academies provide comprehensive and immersive training experiences, helping new and re-assigned engineers become proficient and productive in a short period of time. The Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Engineering Academy covers hybrid and electric vehicle engineering concepts, theory, and applications relevant to HEV, PHEV, EREV, and BEV for the passenger car industry. While the theory and concepts readily apply to the commercial vehicle industry as well, the examples and applications used will apply primarily to the passenger car industry.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the academy, participants will be able to:

  • Define and analyze fundamental electrochemistry of battery operation and performance requirements for HEV, PHEV, EREV and full electric vehicle applications
  • Estimate the size of a cell to meet a specific requirement
  • Create a cradle-to-grave, or cradle-to-use list of materials used in any type of automotive battery
  • Compute the temperature response of battery cell and pack assemblies for a simple model
  • Describe the functions performed by a Battery Management System (BMS)
  • Explain different approaches to estimating the state of charge, and the state of health, power and energy 
  • Apply the operation of brushless dc and induction motors to HEV and EV vehicles
  • Define the torque speed curves for motors and the application to electric and hybrid electric vehicles
  • Describe the features of buck, boost, and Transformer converters
  • Compare and contrast the various industry and regulatory standards for hybrid vehicle components, batteries, and charging systems
  • Describe the main hybrid and electric vehicle development considerations and performance requirements for various vehicle system
  • Identify how to define key vehicle system requirements and select and size system components that best meet those requirements

Who Should Attend

Individuals who already have a basic understanding of hybrid and/or electric vehicles who are seeking to increase their knowledge and understanding of hybrid vehicle system applications, including mechanical and electrical application engineers, design engineers, project managers, and other individuals who are working with or transitioning to hybrid-electric powertrain development, will find this academy particularly helpful.


An engineering degree is highly recommended, but not required.  This Academy does not cover basic electrical concepts and assumes that the attendee already understands such concepts (voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, etc.)  In order to understand concepts discussed, all participants are required to have driven an HEV prior to attending the academy.

Please be advised that this course may involve one or more of the following: driving and/or riding in a vehicle; participating in a vehicle demonstration; and/or taking part in an offsite tour using outside transportation.  You will be required to sign a waiver on-site and produce a valid driver's license from your state/country of residence

Attendees are asked to bring a calculator for in-class exercises.

You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

Saeed Siavoshani, Davide Andrea, Richard Byczek, Ameer Janabi, Manoj Shah, and Robert Spotnitz

SaeedSaeed Siavoshani
Dr. Siavoshani is a pioneer expert in the area of vehicle electrification. He is also an adjunct professor at Wayne State University where he teaches several comprehensive electric vehicle courses. In addition he serves as the hybrid academy lead instructor & the Chief Industry Advisor for SAE Professional Development Seminars and Academies. Dr. Siavoshani has worked for Eaton, Siemens, the Dow Chemical Company, General Motors Corporation and Ford Motor Company. During his career, he has been instrumental in the development of new technologies in the area of vehicle electrification. Dr. Siavoshani has led the development of a new generation of power electronics as well as the battery packs for electric vehicles. he has also helped to build & implement a balance among vehicle attributes such as electric vehicle power demand, battery pack SoX, energy consumption, NVH, thermal management and weight reduction. He has been granted several patents and was presented the SAE Forest R. McFarland Award for distinction in professional development and education. Dr. Siavoshani has a Ph.D. in system engineering.

DavideDavide Andrea
Davide Andrea is an expert in Li-ion battery technology. He is the author of the book, "Battery Management Systems for Large Lithium-Ion Battery Packs" and the soon to be published book, "Li-ion Batteries and Applications". He is a forensic expert in Li-ion battery incidents, and an expert witness in matters of Li-ion technology. Davide has 40 years of experience in electronics design, and has been in the Li-Ion battery management system field for more than 15 years. He founded Elithion with the goal of making his Lithium Ion Battery Management System technology available to an industry searching for Li-Ion BMS solutions. Davide holds a BS is Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Colorado.

RichRich Byczek
Rich Byczek is the Technical Lead for Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage at Intertek where he is responsible for the technical development of Intertek's EV and Battery testing labs across North America, Europe and Asia. For the past 5 years, Mr. Byczek was the Operations Manager of the Livonia site, directly responsible for all battery performance, safety and transportation testing, as well as reliability and certification testing of Electric Vehicle charging stations and support electronics. Mr. Byczek has significant experience in product validation, EMC testing, and automotive product development. He sits on several performance and safety standards committees related to batteries and electric vehicle systems. Mr. Byczek has a B.S.in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University.

AmeerAmeer Janabi
Ameer is a power electronics engineer who graduated from Michigan State University. He has worked at Eaton e-Mobility and FEV North America, gaining valuable experience in the field. Ameer is the founder of HP3 and Cambridge Integration. Currently, he holds the position of research fellow at the University of Cambridge and is a member of Trinity College.

Manoj ShahManoj R. Shah
Manoj R. Shah, works as a consultant and is a professor in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE, received his B.Tech. (Honors) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He received MS and Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He retired in May 2016 as a Principle Engineer from GE's Global Research Center after almost 34 years with GE! He spent his career working on electrical devices with the main focus on electric machines. He has ~70 US and many foreign patents with several pending. He has also authored/co-authored over 45 technical papers; some of them have been prize papers. He has given many invited talks internationally. He has been active in the Electric Machines area for IEEE in various capacities and is a past chair of our Schenectady section. He received the 2015 IEEE Gerald Kliman award, the 2012 GE-GRC Coolidge Fellowship award, the 2012 IEEE Nikola Tesla award and the 1991 GE-Power's Most Outstanding Technical Contribution Award.

Robert SpotnitzRobert Spotnitz
Robert Spotnitz leads Battery Design LLC, a company that provides consulting and software for battery developers and users.  He founded Battery Design in 1999 and developed Battery Design Studio®, a virtual environment for battery design and simulation (see www.batdesign.com). Over the last decade he participated in the start-up of two battery developers: American Lithium Energy Corp. and Enovix. Prior to that, he was Director of Advanced Product Development at PolyStor Corp. where he led efforts to develop large lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles. Before that he was a Staff Engineer for Hoechst's Celgard Division where he built from the ground-up the Battery Applications Development Center and helped commercialize the tri-layer battery separator and also worked at the R&D center of W.R. Grace & Co where he co-invented multi-layer battery separators, as well as a number of electrochemical processes. Dr. Spotnitz provides tutorials on batteries for the Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, the Battery Power conferences, the EIS Short Course, as well for the Electrochemical Society. He has 18 patents and 34 publications (including 3 book chapters). He is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry and the Electrochemical Society. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Arizona State University, a M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Univ. WI-Madison.

Duration: 5 Days
CEUs: 3.8

Format: Virtual

Event ID: S-00900

Location: Live Online

Session Info:

  • Session 1 - August 5 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 2 - August 6 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 3 - August 7 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 4 - August 8 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
  • Session 5 - August 9 (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET)
    5 Sessions

  • Fees: $2,499.00

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