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

IECON 2023, October 16 – 19, 2023, Singapore

Dr. Andea Cervone will present a paper: “Fourier-based harmonic control of plug-and-play active filters for input-series/output-parallel solid-state transformers”.

COBEP/SPEC 2023, November 26 – 29, 2023, Florianopolis, Brazil

Mr. Renan Pillon Barcelos and Prof. Drazen Dujic will give a tutorial: “Resonant DC Transformer for DC Power Distribution Networks”.

Prof. Drazen Dujic will give a keynote: “Medium Voltage Direct Current Technologies”.

APEC 2024, February 25 – 29, 2024, Long Beach, USA

Dr. Andrea Cervone will present a paper: “Stability Analysis of Second-Order Harmonic Active Filters for Input-Series/Output-Parallel Solid State Transformers”.

Mr. Jules Mace will present a paper: “Asymmetric Chirp Signal for Enhanced Perturbation Injection Capabilities of Grid-Connected Converters”.

Mr. Tianyu Wei will present a paper: “Optimization of DC-Link Capacitance for Single-Phase ISOP SST Considering the Second Harmonic Pulsating Power in LLC Converter”.

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