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

EPFL, December 02, 10:15 – 11:00 

Prof. Christina DiMarino from Virginia Tech, CPES, USA will give a talk “Extracting the Full Potential of Wide-Bandgap Power Semiconductors”. Talk is organised by Swiss IEEE PELS Chapter and will be given at Power Electronics Laboratory, at EPFL in room ELH-114. Details of the talk are available in pdf.

ECPE Workshop: Power Semiconductors in Medium Voltage Applications – SiC vs. Silicon, Dec 3 – 4, 2019, Freiburg, Germany

Prof. Drazen Dujic will give a talk: “Low Voltage SiC-MOSFET based Medium Voltage Converter”.

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