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Kevin Bennion

Researcher V-Mechanical Engineering

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Kevin Bennion is a member of the Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Machines Group in the Transportation & Hydrogen Systems Center. He leads research projects with DOE and industry focused on thermal management of power electronics and electric motors. He has also supported research projects related to vehicle thermal management and vehicle systems analysis.

Areas of Expertise

Thermal management of power electronics and electric motors

Electric-drive components

Vehicle thermal management and vehicle systems analysis

Vehicle simulation, data analysis, and system design

Research Interests

Electric motors and power electronics for electric-drive components of electric vehicles

Simulation models for powertrain controls

Vehicle drive cycle analysis

Electric vehicle fast charging

Hardware-in-the-loop testing

Education

M.S. in mechanical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 2001

B.S. in mechanical engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999

Prior Work Experience

Ford Motor Company, 5.5 years

Other Affiliations

Member of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment

Member IEEE

Member SAE International

Member ASME

Featured Publications

Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Thermal Contact Resistance of Electric Machine Stator-to-Cooling Jacket Interface Under Interference Fit Loading, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2018)

Electrical Motor Thermal Management, Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (2018)

Thermal Management and Reliability of Automotive Power Electronics and Electric Machines, Electronics Packaging Symposium and Workshop (2017)

Electric Motor Thermal Management Research: Annual Progress Report, NREL Management Report (2017)

Wide Bandgap Technology Enhances Performance of Electric-Drive Vehicles, NREL Science and Technology Highlights (2017)

Anisotropic Thermal Response of Packed Copper Wire, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications (2016)

Electric Motor Thermal Management, Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (2017)

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