On 8th November 2015, IEEE AIUB Student Branch organized a seminar titled “Seminar on Power Transformers: Technology and Practice” in collaboration with IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) Bangladesh Chapter, in Room No. 266, Building 2, Faculty of Engineering, American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). The seminar was aimed at introducing the 100+ participants to present day power transformers, their designing process, along with the vast number of parameters and the advanced technology that goes behind them. The event was led by two experienced and distinguished engineers who shared their technical knowledge and guided the participants, through an elaborate presentation.
Prof. Dr. A. B. M. Siddique Hossain, Honorable Dean, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Advisor of IEEE AIUB Student Branch initiated the event by welcoming the guests and participants and delivering a short introductory speech. He was followed by Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan, Professor, Dept. of EEE, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET); Founder Chairperson, IEEE Bangladesh Section; Vice Chairperson, IEEE PES Bangladesh Chapter, who spoke of the importance of such a seminar to all aspiring electrical engineers. The first speaker to begin the event was Engr. Faruk Hannan, Manager, R&D (Transformers), Energypac Engineering Ltd. After giving a brief description on Energypac and his personal experience at their R&D department, Mr. Hannan spoke about the designing process that goes behind power transformers. He spoke about the different tests that every design must pass and the wide range of technical and economic parameters that every engineer must consider. He talked about utilizing the numerous benefits available to present day engineers, as well as the imperative need to innovate, in response to the stiff competition they face. Next, Engr. Anwarul Islam, Assistant General Manager, Cast Resin Transformer, Energypac Engineering Ltd. continued the second portion of the seminar. Mr. Islam focused on dry transformers, such as the cast resin transformer. Describing it as a modern-day power transformer, Mr. Islam talked about the numerous advantages it holds over its counterparts. Using compelling data, figures and graphs, he further elaborated on its production process and performance characteristics, with respect to its rating and its cost.
The seminar concluded as Dr. Shahidul Islam Khan thanked the speakers from Energypac Engineering Ltd. for their valuable time and effort in the guiding the seminar. Following him, Dr. Md. Abdur Rahman, Director, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Advisor of IEEE AIUB Student Branch, thanked the guests from IEEE PES Bangladesh Chapter, presenting them with small tokens of appreciation and crests for their time and participation to support the event. After the seminar, certificates were also distributed among all the participants. The event was graced by the presence of Prof. Dr. Abdur Rahim Mollah, Professor & Head, Dept. of EEE, Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST) and Senior Life Member, IEEE PES Bangladesh Chapter; Prof. Dr. Abu Hamed M. Abdur Rahim, Professor, Dept. of EEE, AUST; Dr. Tareq Aziz, Associate Professor, Dept. of EEE, AUST and Secretary, IEEE PES Bangladesh Chapter; Md. Abdur Razzaque, Additional General Manager, Private Sales Division, Energypac Engineering Ltd. Head of EEE Undergraduate Program & Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, Head of Undergraduate EEE program, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Mr. Farhadur Arifin, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Counselor of IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Mr. Chowdhury Akram Hossain, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Mentor of IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Md. Saniat Rahman Zishan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Advisor of IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Mr. Shahriar Hasan, Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB & Motivator of IEEE AIUB Student Branch; Mr. M. S. Muhit, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB; Dr. Tanvir Hassan, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB and Mr. Shahriyar Masud Rizvi, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, AIUB.