Electric Vehicle and Charging Systems Laboratory 

In the near future, it is inevitable that electric vehicles will enter our daily life more with the demand to reduce dependence on oil, emission restrictions, development of battery, motor and power electronics technologies, and electric vehicles will be a very important element of both the automotive sector and smart grids. In this context, it has become important for our country to have these technologies with research and development on electric vehicle drive and transmission systems, while smart charging systems can use the existing energy capacity more reliably and efficiently, and interactions that will affect the power distribution of the grid will occur. Training of new technologies and manpower in the field of electric vehicles, which is one of the priority areas of our country, the production of projects with national and international collaborations, and the training of new generation engineers with the support of courses and theses at master's and doctoral levels are at the forefront. In line with these requirements, our university, which has always been a pioneer in the fields of technology and engineering, has started an attempt to establish the "Electric Vehicles and Charging Systems Laboratory" in the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics. Performance, design and control methods, especially drive and transmission systems, energy storage systems, battery and energy management systems, charging systems, single and bi-directional power flow, electric motor design and development, drive technologies and controls, power electronics systems, infrastructure requirements, integration with renewable energy sources, interaction with the grid, aviation and defense industry, advanced electrical-electronic systems in automotive and transportation electrification are his main research topics.

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Research Subjects:

1. Development of high efficiency and power density, permanent magnet reduced or completely removed electric motor technologies for the automotive, transportation, aviation and defense industry,
2. Development of high efficiency and power density motor drive technologies with new generation switches (GaN, SiC),
3. Development of integrated compact motor and drive systems,
4. Development of fast DC charging systems,
5. Development of wireless charging systems,
6. Hybrid energy systems, battery management systems (BMS) and development of optimization algorithms,
7. Integration with renewable energy sources, interaction with the grid, communication protocols, development of G2V and V2G technologies.