Dr. Omer Onar, the Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow at the National Transportation Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory will present “Electric Vehicles Without Plugging In” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, November 7
Imagine charging an electric vehicle without plugging it in – and even while it is in motion. Wireless power transfer is a safe, convenient, efficient and autonomous means charging electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Wireless charging does not require bulky connectors, plugs and heavy-duty wires; is not affected by dirt or weather conditions; and is as efficient as conventional conductive charging systems.
During his presentation, Dr. Onar will provide an overview of wireless power transfer systems and vehicle charging applications he developed. He will also describe three different programs on wireless power transfer in progress at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, along with experimental test results.
The UT Science Forum is a brown-bag lecture series hosted each Friday in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Rooms C-D from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.