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POWERlab Highlights

2021 – IEEE ISPSD Charitat Award – awarded to Luca Nela for the second year in a row, as the first author and presenter of the best paper at the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs.

2021 – Nature electronics paper: Our paper on multichannel nanowire power devices was published in Nature electronics

2020 – Nature paper: Our paper on embedded microchannel cooling was published in Nature and featured in many news outlets: 
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2020 – Nature paper: Our work on nanoplasma devices for ultra-fast electronics published in Nature was featured in Nature podcast [link]

2020 – ECCE-Asia best paper award – awarded to Armin Jafari for the best paper at the IEEE 9th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference (IPEMC2020 ECCE Asia)

2020 – University Latsis Prize – awarded to Elison Matioli for the development of Nanoscale devices for large-scale challenges: from efficient power electronics to bridging the terahertz gap

2020 – Best Doctoral Thesis Distinction (EDMI) – awarded to Jun Ma for the best PhD thesis in 2020 in the EDMI doctoral program

2020 – Gilbert Hausmann prize – awarded to Kerim Yildirim for the best master thesis in the fields of physics, electrical and mechanical engineering at EPFL.

2020 – Therminic best paper award awarded to Remco van Erp at the 2020 International Workshop on Thermal Investigations of ICs and Systems (Therminic).

2020 – IEEE ISPSD Charitat Award – awarded to Luca Nela, as the first author and presenter of the best paper at the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs.

2020 – IEEE iTherm best paper award awarded to Remco van Erp at the 2020 IEEE Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems conference.

2020 – Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions fellowship (Horizon 2020) – awarded to Georgios Kampitsis to move to Imperial College in the UK.

2019 – IEEE APEC 2019 best presentation award – awarded to Remco van Erp at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference 2019, CA, USA

 

 

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The paper entitled “High-Performance Enhancement-Mode AlGaN/GaN Multi-Channel Power Transistors” presented by Luca Nela from the POWERlab has received the Charitat Award at the 33rd International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD 2021), held in Nagoya, Japan. This is the second Charitat Award in a row after the previous one at ISPSD 2020 in Vienna with the paper “High-Frequency GaN-on-Si power integrated circuits based on Tri-Anode SBDs” also by Luca Nela, Elison Matioli, and co-authors from the POWERlab.

Latest publications

p-NiO junction termination extensions for GaN power devices

R. A. Khadar; A. Floriduz; T. Wang; E. Matioli 

Applied Physics Express. 2021-07-01. Vol. 14, num. 7, p. 071006. DOI : 10.35848/1882-0786/ac09ff.

Performance of GaN Power Devices for Cryogenic Applications Down to 4.2 K

L. Nela; N. Perera; C. Erine; E. Matioli 

Ieee Transactions On Power Electronics. 2021-07-01. Vol. 36, num. 7, p. 7412-7416. DOI : 10.1109/TPEL.2020.3047466.

High conductivity InAlN/GaN multi-channel two-dimensional electron gases

P. Sohi; Carlin; M. D. Rossell; R. Erni; N. Grandjean et al. 

Semiconductor Science And Technology. 2021-05-01. Vol. 36, num. 5, p. 055020. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6641/abf3a7.

Quasi-vertical GaN-on-Si reverse blocking power MOSFETs

R. Abdul Khadar; A. Floriduz; C. Liu; R. Soleimanzadeh; E. Matioli 

Applied Physics Express. 2021-04-01. Vol. 14, num. 4, p. 046503. DOI : 10.35848/1882-0786/abf054.

Multi-channel nanowire devices for efficient power conversion

L. Nela; J. Ma; C. Erine; P. Xiang; T. -H. Shen et al. 

Nature Electronics. 2021-03-25. DOI : 10.1038/s41928-021-00550-8.

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