CCEFP Workshop – Fall 2022

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CCEFP Workshop:

The Opportunities and Challenges of Electrifying Off-Road Vehicles
University of Minnesota

Fall 2022 — November 1-2nd

This workshop if offered for the fluid power industry and academic researcher collaborators in the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power.  This participatory workshop event is expected to help identify and establish the nation’s research needs for this critical market segment for the near future. CCEFP events connect industry to university resources and talent through technical presentations, networking opportunities, facility tours of the host university, and special features.

Event Locations:
Department of Mechanical Engineering – ME #1130
University of Minnesota
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Campus Club Lounge
Coffman Memorial Union, 4th Floor Lounge
University of Minnesota
300 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 5545

Getting To and Around Campus:

  • The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Campus Club (inside Coffman Memorial Union) is within walking distance of the East Bank Lightrail stop, the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp, the Graduate Hotel.
  • From MSP Airport, consider an Uber, the Lightrail, or car rental to get to the UMN campus. Lightrail option: From MSP airport take the Blue line train going north towards downtown Minneapolis. There is a train station at the airport underneath the parking ramps. You can purchase a pass right there. Get off at the US Bank station (MN Vikings stadium) and then take the Green line train going east towards St Paul. Get off at East Bank station. The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel is right there.

UMN Laboratory Tour Guidance

  • Please do not wear open-toe shoes during the ME lab tour and please tie back any loose hair or articles of clothing.

UMN COVID-19 Policies

  • Masks are only required in the following areas:
    • In posted healthcare setting
    • In settings where Personal Protective Equipment is required due to environmental or hazardous material conditions
    • Isolation and quarantine spaces



DAY 1: Tuesday, November 1st  – ME 1130/Campus Club Lounge


4:10 PM LAB TOURS – UMN Mechanical Engineering

6:00 PM DINNER Casual Dinner Buffet at the Campus Club Lounge

DAY 2: Wednesday, November 2nd – ME 1130

7:45-8:00 AM WELCOME – UMN College of Science & Engineering Dean Professor Andrew Alleyne 

8:00-10:00 AM Session I: Invited Presenters

  • DOE Electrification Program Overview / Batteries and Charging Systems for Off-road Vehicles – Michael Weismiller, DOE  Electrification Program Manager(60min)
  • Electrical Components and Subsystems Requirements for Off-Road Vehicles — Professor Eric Severson, University of Wisconsin – Madison

10:00-10:15 AM Break

10:15 – 11:15 PM Session I: Invited Presenters (cont’d)

  • Unique Challenges Regarding Power Management of Off-Road Vehicles — Professor Zongxuan Sun, University of Minnesota

11:15 – 12:15 PM   Session II: Facilitated Breakout Sessions

  • Batteries and Charging Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Power Management

12:15-1:15 PM LUNCH

1:15-2:45 PM Reporting Back

  • Batteries and Charging Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Power Management

2:45-3:00 PM Wrap-up Discussion

Event Logistics:


A special event rate has been provided for $129/night

The Graduate Hotel
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

$169/night + taxes, fees, and parking
The Graduate Hotel Room Block Reservation Link – Coming Soon

Registration deadline: October 25th 

Attendee rates:

  • CCEFP Industry Members: $150
  • UMN Faculty, Students, Staff: $0
  • External Academic Faculty: $150
  • Invited Guest Presenters: $0
  • Other attendees: $250
  • Media: $150