Power Electronics Laboratory


About Power Electronics Laboratory

The research interests of the Power Electronics Laboratory are in the broad area of Electrical Energy Generation, Conversion, and Storage. In particular, we are interested in High Power Electronics Technologies for Medium Voltage applications, those operating with voltages in the kV range, currents in the kA range, and powers in the MW range. Power Electronics is one of the critical enabling technologies for 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 and emerging concepts of DC grids, or an inevitable mix of both soon.

To achieve controllable, reliable, and efficient electrical energy conversion utilizing 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

SPEEDAM 2024, June 19 – 21, 2024, Ischia, Italy

Dr. Andrea Cervone will present a paper: “Analysis of a DC Data Center Power Supply with Series-Connected Active and Passive Rectifiers”.

PEDG 2024,June 23 – 26, 2024, Luxembourg

Prof. Drazen Dujic will participate in Panel Session 8 on Intelligent Energy Routers for Flexible and Renewable-based Electrical Networks (Part II) and give a talk titled: “Dual MMC-based MVDC Supply”.

ECCE Europe 2024, September 2 – 6, 2024, Darmstadt, Germany

Dr. Andrea Cervone will present a paper: “Unlocking the Potential of the Modularized Bridge Rectifier Solid-State Transformer”.

IAHR 2024, September 11 – 14, 2024, Roorkee, India

Mr. Daniel Biner will present a paper: “Experimental Investigation of a FSFC Variable Speed Pump-Turbine Prototype – Part 2: Runner Fatigue Reduction”.

ECCE 2024, Oct 20 – 24, 2024, Phoenix, Arizona

Mr. Max Dupont will present a paper: “Impact of the Distributed Current Controller on the Dynamic Performance of the Modular Multilevel Converter”.

Prof. Chengmin Li (former Post Doc and now Assistant Profesor at TU/e) will present a paper: “A Centralized Short-Circuit Protection Method Suitable for SiC MOSFETs Connected in Parallel”.

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