Power Electronics Laboratory

 

About Power Electronics Laboratory

The research interests of the Power Electronics Laboratory are in the broad area of the Electrical Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage. In particular, we are interested into High Power Electronics Technologies for Medium Voltage applications, those operating with voltages in kV range, currents in kA range and powers in MW range. Power Electronics is one of the key-enabling technologies for the future energy systems, as it offers unprecedented flexibility for the integration and control of various electrical sources, storage elements or loads into the grid. This is equally valid for the present-day AC grids as well as for emerging concepts of DC grids, or inevitable mix of both in the near future.

To achieve controllable, reliable and efficient electrical energy conversion by means of advanced power electronic converters, we optimally use, but also influence and drive forward, advancements in different areas. These multidisciplinary considerations include: power semiconductors (e.g. Si, SiC, GaN), passive components (e.g. magnetics), insulation materials, mathematical modeling, simulations and optimization of power electronic systems, advanced control methods, etc.

Upcoming Events

APEC 2022, March 20 – 24, 2022, Houston, TX, USA

Ms. Nikolina Djekanovic will present a paper: “Modeling and characterisation of natural-convection oil-based insulation for medium frequency transformers”.

PCIM Europe 2022, May 10 – 12, 2022, Nürnberg, Germany

Mr. Philippe Bontemps will present a paper: “Flexible operation of variable speed direct-MMC in hydropower applications”.

Dr. Jakub Kucka will present a paper: “SOFTGATE – An IGCT gate unit for soft-switching”.

Mr. Ignacio Polanco will present a paper: “Estimating auxiliary power supply consumption of the modular multilevel converter submodule for the condition health monitoring”.

Ms. Xiaotong Du will present a paper: “Inductive power transfer system for auxiliary power supply in medium voltage converters”.

Ms. Nikolina Djekanovic will present a paper: “Design optimisation of a MW-level medium frequency transformer”.

IPEC 2022 ECCE Asia, May 15 – 19, 2022, Himeji, Japan

Mr. Philippe Bontemps will present a paper: “Virtual capacitor concept for partitioning of large converter systems for RT-HIL simulations”.

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