05. - 07.06.2018
PCIM Europe 2018
Power Electronics | Intelligent Motion | Renewable Energy | Energy Management

Mr. Luigi Abbatelli
Dr. Luigi Abbatelli
STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italien
Luigi Abbatelli received the Electronic Engineering Degree in April 2006 and two months after he joined ST. He started his career as Application Engineer for Power Bipolars and IGBTs applications with strong focus on SMPS and Induction Heating. Today he?s mainly focused on Photovoltaic and Electric Vehicles applications as well as on the latest SiC technologies.
Mr. Mohamed Abdelrahem
M.Sc. Mohamed Abdelrahem
Technical University of Munich, München, Deutschland
Mohamed Abdelrahem received the B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Assiut University, Egypt, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Since 2014, he has been working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Institute for Electrical Drive Systems and Power Electronics (EAL), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. His research interests include power electronics, predictive and encoderless control of variable-speed wind generators, photovoltaic energy systems, and energy storage systems.
Mr. Harith Al-Badrani
M.Sc. Harith Al-Badrani
University of Siegen, Siegen, Deutschland
Harith Al-Badrani received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Northern Technical University in Mosul, Iraq, in 2006 and is now pursuing his doctorate at the Chair of Power Electronics and Drives at the University of Siegen, Germany.
Mr. Luis Gabriel Alves Rodrigues
Dipl.-Ing. Luis Gabriel Alves Rodrigues
Commissariat à l´énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives, Le Bourget-du-Lac, Frankreich
Luis G. Alves Rodrigues was born in Guaratingueta, Brazil, in 1991. He received the B. Sc. degree in electrical engineering from both the São Paulo State University, Ilha Solteira, Brazil, and the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 2015. He is currently working towards his Ph.D at the CEA/INES and the Grenoble Electrical Engineering Laboratory (G2Elab) in France. His research interests include power electronics for renewable energy sources, DC-AC converters and wide band-gap devices.
Mr. Shinji Amanuma
Dipl.-Chm. Shinji Amanuma
Hitachi Chemical, Tokyo, Japan
Shinji Amanuma graduated from the Rikkyo University in Japan in 2009 as a major in Polymer Science. Since from 2009. He has worked for Hitachi chemical in the field of Power Electronics as a Development Engineer for resin insulating technology in consumer electronics, high power LED and Automotive.
Since 2015 he has been in charge of marketing section of Hitachi chemical to organise cooperating some companies from supply chain of Power electronics.
Dr. Hrach Amirkhanian
Hrach Amirkhanian
Infineon Technologies, El Segundo, USA
Hrach Amirkhanian has been in Infineon Technologies since 2010. He is responsible for low voltage drive applications in the power managenet department. His focus is on power tools and ebike applications. He has been involved in hardware design and also simulation activities.His background is in motor control systems such as speed control for rotary and linear induction motors.
Mr. André Andreta
M.Eng. André Andreta
G2Elab, Grenoble, Frankreich
André Andreta received the B.S and the M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianópolis, Brazil, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. In October 2016 he joined the Power electronics team at Grenoble INP, France, as a PhD student, where his current work focuses on modular power converters.
Dr. Tobias Appel
Dr. Tobias Appel
Spezial-Transformatoren-Stockach, Stockach, Deutschland
Tobias Appel studied electrical engineering from 2006 to 2010 at the University of Applied Sciences - Regensburg where he became a graduate engineer in 2010. From 2010 to 2014 he works as research assistant at the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering at the University of Rostock. He obtained his PhD degree in power electronics in November 2014. Since Oktober 2014 he works as research engineer at the STS GmbH \& Co.KG, Germany
Ms. Leyla Arioua
Dr.-Ing. Leyla Arioua
VEDECOM, Versailles, Frankreich
Dr. Leyla ARIOUA Habarek reached the engineering degree at the Polytechnic school of Algiers (2005) and received her PhD in electrical engineering with the subject "Control of high voltage direct current links with overall large-scale grid objectives" in 2014 from ENS school, École Normale Superieure de Cachan (France) in partnership with RTE the French transmission system operator. Formerly with RTE and Alstom Power, she joined Vedecom, the French Institute of Research and Training dedicated to individual, carbon-free and sustainable mobility in 2016 as Power Electronics research engineer. Her key activity is to develop new topologies for power converters dedicated to Electrical Vehicles (EV). Since 2016, she is a reseach ingeneer at VEDECOM institute and works in developping DC-DC converters.
Professor Dimitar Arnaudov
Prof. Dimitar Arnaudov
Technical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgarien
Dimitar Arnaudov he joined the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Technologies at Technical University of Sofia in 2009, where he is an Associated Professor at the Department of Power electronics. His interests include power electronics, industrial electronics, power supplies, induction heating and renewable energy sources. Mr. Arnaudov is a member of the Union of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications (CEEC) in Bulgaria, a member of EUREL.
M.Eng. Kenan Askan
Eaton Industries, Wien, Österreich
Kenan Askan acquired his engineering degree in electrical engineering with major in power electronics and electrical machinery at Istanbul Technical University (2002-2008). He is currently master student at Technical University of Vienna. He has 10 years’ experience in R&D at different area of industrial applications of power electronics. He has been working at Eaton Industries as a senior engineer in area of technology research for semiconductor based power switching since October 2014.
Mr. Edgar Ayerbe
Edgar Ayerbe
Wolfspeed, Durham, USA
Edgar Ayerbe graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1995 and has since worked for a number of leading businesses in the semiconductor industry. He joined CREE in 2011 and is currently involved in marketing and simulation modelling of their SiC MOSFETs.
Herr Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi
Mehrdad Baghaie Yazdi
ON Semiconductor, Aschheim, Deutschland
Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna.Dctoral study in Solid State Physics, at the Technical University of Darmstadt.Research assistant for Fraunhofer in the field of Adaptronic.Joined Fairchild 2013, part of Design and Technology Enablement Group. 2014 became the head of the Power Solution Center, a synergy Lab which worked across Business Units - Technology and Sales. As of September 2017 took responsibility as the Globabl Application Manager for the Wide Bandgap Business Unit at ON Semiconductor.
Dr. Nick Baker
Dr. Nick Baker
Aalborg University, Aalborg East, Dänemark
Nick Baker received the M.Eng. degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, U.K., in 2011. In 2013, he started working toward the Ph.D. degree at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, in temperature measurements of power semiconductor devices. He now works as a post-doc at Aalborg University.
Dr. Thomas Barbieri
Thomas Barbieri
Wolfspeed, Durham, USA
Dr. Barbieri has over 10 years' experience in SiC semiconductor devices, including crystal growth, LEDs, and power devices. He has spent the past 4 and a half years as the product line marketing manager for Wolfspeed's SiC Schottky diode product line, promoting the existing portfolio and guiding the development of new products. This is Dr. Barbieri?s second paper at PCIM.
Herr Markus Barwig
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Barwig
Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, Erlangen, Deutschland
Markus Barwig received his diploma degree in 2012 at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since 2012 he is a PhD student at the Chair of Electromagnetic Fields at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. His main fields of study focus on the simulation of magnetic components and soft-switching converters.
Dr. Thomas Basler
Dr. Thomas Basler
Infineon Technologies, Neubiberg, Deutschland
Thomas Basler received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Chemnitz University of Technology in 2009. His Diploma thesis was on the robustness of power diodes. Between 2009 and 2013 he was a member of the scientific staff at the Chair of Power Electronics and Electromagnetic Compatibility at Chemnitz University of Technology. At the beginning of 2014 he received his PhD. His thesis is about short-circuit and surge-current ruggedness of IGBTs and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Josef Lutz. 2014 he joined Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, where he works on the development of SiC MOSFETs, diodes and Si IGBTs.
Herr Karl-Friedrich Becker
Dipl.-Ing. Karl-Friedrich Becker
Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration IZM, Berlin, Deutschland
Karl-Friedrich Becker studied materials science at TU Berlin with a focus on polymer physics; he finished his studies in 1995. In 1996, he joined Fraunhofer IZM, since 2001, he is heading the group Assembly & Encapsulation in the department System Integration and Interconnect Technologies. Recent research is focused on the use of encapsulants/packaging materials for 3D integration, heterogeneous integration, molded smart power modules and material degradation in harsh environment.
Herr Stefan Behrendt
M.Eng. Stefan Behrendt
FuE University of Applied Sciences Kiel, Kiel, Deutschland
Stefan Behrendt works as a project engineer for the "Research and Development Center FH Kiel GmbH". He obtained his M.Eng. in 2015. Currently he is working on the public funded research project called "ReLEEB". In this project the use of inorganic encapsulants in combination with SiC and GaN semiconductors is investigated. This is contributing to his PhD work.
Herr Sören Behrens
Dipl.-Ing. Sören Behrens
University of Bremen, Bremen, Deutschland
Sören Behrens received the diploma in electrical Engineering from the University of Bremen in 2015. Currently he works as research assistant for the Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Devices (IALB) at the University of Bremen. His research field is wind energy.
Mr. Roberto Bellu
Ing. Roberto Bellu
Semikron, Nürnberg, Deutschland
Roberto Bellu (IT)Graduate in Electrical Engineering at Turin Polytechnic, served at Semikron Italy in technical and management positions. Since 2014 joined Semikron Headquarters in Nuernberg as Technical Assistant of the CEO. His experience includes Design and Manufacturing of Power Electronic devices; Design, Manufacturing, Installation, Commissioning for Photovoltaic Industry.
Mr. Gaetan Beneux
Gaetan Beneux
SAFRAN - CRAN, Valence, Frankreich
Beneux Gaetan received the Diploma degree in control engineering from ENSEM University, Nancy, France in 2014. He is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in control engineering at Safran Group amd CRAN Lab. His research interest includes analysis and control of switched affine systems.
Frau Teresa Bertelshofer
Dipl.-Ing. Teresa Bertelshofer
University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Deutschland
Teresa Bertelshofer received the diploma from the University of Bayreuth in November 2014. Since December 2014 she is working as Research Assistant in the Department of Mechatronics at the University of Bayreuth. Her current research interests include automotive inverters and the application of Wide Bandgap power semiconductors.
Mr. Enea Bianda
M.Sc. Enea Bianda
ABB Switzerland, Baden-Dättwil, Schweiz
Enea Bianda has received his MSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology in 2009 from ETH Zurich. In 2010, he joined ABB Corporate Research, Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland, mainly focusing on the characterization of power semiconductor devices.
Herr Arne Bieler
Arne Bieler
Danfoss Silicon Power, Flensburg, Deutschland
Arne Bieler has studied electrical engineering and economics at Unisversity of Kiel finishing with master's degree working on reliability of DC-link capacitors in wind turbine systems in his final thesis. Since 2016 he works as an application engineer for Danfoss Silicon Power in Flensburg with focus on pre-development of power modules for industry and automotive and technology assessment.
Herr Markus Billmann
Dipl.-Ing. Markus Billmann
Fraunhofer Institute IISB, Erlangen, Deutschland
After completing the study of electronic engineering at the University in Erlangen Markus Billmann has been involved in power electronics since 1991. IGBT inverters, drivers, and - since 2006 - HVDC applications are his main research topics. Today he is group manager of the application division at Fraunhofer IISB power electronic systems department. Since 2009 he is worldwide active as consultant and involved in troubleshooting of HVDC and SVC systems.
Herr Simon Bischof
M.Sc. Simon Bischof
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Deutschland
Simon Bischof received his Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2016. He is now working as a PhD student in the Group of Huge Battery Systems at KIT and is a member of the DFG research training group "Energy status Data". His main focus is on energy informatics and battery systems for industrial applications.
Professor Frede Blaabjerg
Dr. Frede Blaabjerg
Aalborg University, Aalborg, Dänemark
Frede Blaabjerg is currently a Professor with the Department of Energy Technology and the Director of Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark. He has intensive research work on power electronics and its applications in motor drives, wind turbines, PV systems, harmonics, and the reliability of power electronic systems. He has held more than 300 lectures national and international, most of them in the last decade are invited and as keynotes at conferences, covering various topics on power electronics, including the reliability. He has contributed more than 350 journal papers. Among other awards, Dr. Blaabjerg received the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Award in 2014.
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Blank
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Deutschland
Dr. Thomas Blank studied electrical engineering in Karlsruhe and received his PHD in mechanical engineering from KIT. He is heading the group for electronic packaging and Interconnects and huge lithium-ion batteries at the Institute for Data Processing and Electronics of KIT. His research interest are packaging methods for highly reliable power electronic modules and lithium-ion batteries.
Herr Florian Blum
Florian Blum
Würth Elektronik eiSos, Garching b. München, Deutschland
Florian Blum, since 4 years Project owner and design engineer at Würth Elektronik eiSos Powermodule devision in Munich. More than 12 years expirience as application engineer in industrial, automotive, semiconductor and aerospace business.
Herr Sven Bolte
Dipl.-Ing. Sven Bolte
University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Deutschland
Dipl.-Ing. Sven Bolte studied electrical engineering at the University in Paderborn/Germany. Since 2011 he is with the department of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives at the Paderborn University. His research topics are modeling and optimization of power supplies in regard to efficiency and power density. Presently he is doing research in converters with wide bandgap semiconductors.
Mr. Serge Bontemps
Dipl.-Ing. Serge Bontemps
Microsemi Power Module Products, Bruges, Frankreich
Development director at Microsemi Power Modules Products, Bruges, France. He holds an Engineer degree in Power Electronics (ENSERB) and has 32 years of experience in power conversion applications. He has in charge to design and develop standard and custom power modules. He has authored over 40 papers in international conferences or magazines.
Christophe BOUGUET
University of Nantes IETR, Nantes Cedex 3, Frankreich
Christophe Bouguet works as a post-doc in the Ecole Polytechnique de l'Université de Nantes, Nantes, France. He conducts research with the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications of Rennes (IETR) where he works on "smart drivers for power semiconductors".
Mr. Dennis Bräckle
M.Sc. Dennis Bräckle
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Deutschland
Dennis Bräckle graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with a masters' degree in 2014. In January 2015 he started to work as a doctoral candidate at the Institute of Electrical Engineering at KIT in the field of Modular Multilevel Converters. His research interest include new control strategies for MMC for grid for grid applications.
Mr. Paul Brohlin
Paul Brohlin
Texas Instruments Inc, Parker, USA
Paul Brohlin is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff and is currently the design engineering manager for GaN products and solutions at Texas Instruments.
Dr. Michael Brubaker
Michael Brubaker
SBE, Barre, USA
Michael A. Brubaker holds a BSEE degree from the University of Colorado along with an MS and PhD in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Brubaker was a fellow engineer at the ABB Transmission Technology Institute before joining Los Alamos National Laboratory to work on beam diagnostics. He then served as the vice president of engineering for FieldMetrics and became the Chief Technology Officer for SBE in 2010 where he oversees R&D and applications engineering.
Dr. Stefan Buschhorn
Dr. Stefan Buschhorn
Infineon Technologies, Warstein, Deutschland
Stefan Buschhorn studied physics at the universities of Göttingen and Uppsala and finished with a thesis on bulk metallic glasses. He completed his research activities at the Ruhr-University Bochum with a doctoral thesis on magnetization dynamics. Working at Infineon Technologies AG, Warstein, Germany, since 2012, his focus is on the interplay between power modules and related components in the different applications, and the mutual implications of design, technologies, and operating conditions.
Mr. David Cabezuelo
M.Eng. David Cabezuelo
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spanien
I received the B.S. in Mining Engineering, specialization in Energy Resources, from the University of the Basque Country in 2013, and the M.S. in Energy and Power Electronics from the Mondragon University in 2015. I worked (2013-2015) in Orona developing a solar-lift solution. And I started my PhD at 2015 in the University of the Basque Country, developing new hardware and control systems for SRM in EV application.
Mr. Alain Calmels
Dipl.-Ing. Alain Calmels
Microsemi Power Module Products, Bruges, Frankreich
Alain Calmels, Engineering Manager - Aerospace Products MICROSEMI. He holds an electronic technician degree and joined the company in 1987 and has 30 years of experience in power conversion applications. He has in charge to design and develop custom power modules dedicated to high reliability applications and airborn programs. These power modules integrate power devices and feature gate drive and protection functions as well as DC to DC converter to serve a wide range of aerospace applications.
Mr. Sabin Carpiuc
Dr.-Ing. Sabin Carpiuc
MathWorks, Cambridge, Grossbritannien
Sabin Carpiuc received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in systems engineering from the "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania, in 2012, and 2015, respectively. From March 2010 to June 2016, he was with the Powertrain Division, Business Unit Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Continental Automotive Romania, Iasi, Romania. In June 2016, he joined the Physical Modeling group at MathWorks in Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Mr. Bruce Carsten
B.Sc. Bruce Carsten
Bruce Carsten Associates, Corvallis, USA
Bruce Carsten has 48 years of design and development experience in switchmode power converters at frequencies from 20 kHz to 1 MHz. In 1982 he designed a 48 Vdc, 200 A, 50 kHz natural convection cooled switchmode telecom rectifier which met the FCC Class A requirements for conducted and radiated emissions. His seminars target the practicing design engineer, and emphasize an intuitive understanding of phenomena involved.
Dr. Jeffrey Casady
Dr. Jeffrey Casady
Wolfspeed, Durham, USA
Dr. Casady has worked in SiC power and analog semiconductor technology since 1994, and has been with Cree / Wolfspeed since 2012. Currently he is responsible for being the evangelist of future technology roadmap to all potential customers, including business development, marketing, sales, and program management responsibilities. Dr. Casady received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University. He is author or co-author of four book chapters, >80 technical publications, numerous patents.
Dr. Daniela Cavallaro
Dr.-Phys. Daniela Cavallaro
STMicroelectronics s.r.l., Catania, Italien
Daniela Cavallaro received her degree in Physics from the University of Catania (Catania, Italy) in 1999. Since 2000, she has been working for STMicroelectronics (Catania, Italy) in the Power Transistor Division, where she has been involved in the design of several ICs. Her current research interests include characterization and physics-based modeling of active and passive devices for switching applications. She has been the author and coauthor of several articles published in international journals and specialized newspapers.
Mr. Ammar Chafi
Ammar Chafi
University of Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, Frankreich
Ammar Chafi is a PhD student between university of Lille in France and university of Sherbrooke in Canada. He received Master degrees in Power Electrical from National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France, in 2016, and the Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the National Polytechnic of Alger, Algeria, in 2015.
Mr. Cristian Chillón-Antón
B.Sc. Cristian Chillón-Antón
CITCEA-UPC, Barcelona, Spanien
Cristian Chillón-Antón received the M.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from "Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya" in 2012. Since 2012, he is working in CITCEA-UPC as project engineer developing tasks focused in design of algorithms related to the control of grid-connected inverters, active filters and microgrids. His main research interest are control of power electronics and microgrids.
M.Eng. Jinkyu Choi
ON Semiconductor, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Repub, Südkorea
Staff Design Engineer of Gate driver Business unitON Semiconductor (Aug.2011 – Now)
Dr. Ales Chvála
Ing. Ales Chvála
Technical University Bratislava, Bratislava, Slowakei
Ale? Chvála received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA), Bratislava, Slovakia, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He has been a Researcher with the Institute of Electronics and Photonics, STUBA, since 2007. His current research interests include the TCAD and SPICE electrothermal modeling, simulation, and characterization of Si, SiC and GaN-based devices.
Dr. Pascal COMBES
Dr. Pascal COMBES
Schneider Electric, Pacy sur Eure, Frankreich
Pascal Combes received the Engineering degree with specialization in Applied Mathematics from MINES ParisTech, Paris, France in 2012. And the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics and Control Theory from MINES ParisTech, Paris, France.He is now working for Schneider Toshiba Inverter Europe as a Motor Control Engineer. His fields of interests include motor control and modelling, nonlinear control techniques and robust control design.
Mr. Julian da Cunha
M.Sc. Julian da Cunha
University of Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland
Mr. da Cunha has finished his M.Sc. in electrical engineering at the university of Rostock in the field of power electronics and works as Phd student at the university of Rostock
Mr. Navid Daniali
M.Sc. Navid Daniali
Euro Engineering, Auerbach i.d.OPf., Deutschland
Navid Daniali has studied electrical engineering at Leibniz University of Hannover (master of science) and works as researcher and developer at euro engineering AG in Bavaria, Germany.
Dr. Roy Davis
Dr. Roy Davis
ON Semiconductor, Ann Arbor, USA
Dr. Roy Davis serves since 2006 as applications manager for the Automotive MOSFETs and Wide Band Gap busines unit of the Power MOSFET Division of ON Semiconductor. Dr. Davis has over 30 years experience in automotive power electronics applications, and received the PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and the MSE degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Ms. Zarina Davletzhanova
M.Sc. Zarina Davletzhanova
University of Warwick, Coventry, Grossbritannien
Zarina Davletzhanova received the M.Sc. degree in engineering systems from the University of Warwick, U.K., in 2012, where she is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in power electronics. Her current research interests include condition monitoring, reliability, power devices in multilevel converters, and applications.
Herr Eduardo de Oliveira
Eduardo de Oliveira
University of Kassel, Kassel, Deutschland
Eduardo F. de Oliveira received the Bachelor and Master degrees in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Ceará, Ceará, Brazil, in 2010 and 2013, respectively. Since 2013 he is with the Centre of Competence for Distributed Electric Power Technology (KDEE), University of Kassel, where he is also working toward the Ph.D. degree. His research focuses on design of high efficiency power converters for industrial applications, dealing with innovative approaches and technologies.
Dr. Michael de Rooij
Dr. Michael de Rooij
Efficient Power Conversion, El Segundo, USA
Dr. Michael A. de Rooij is Vice President of Applications Engineering at EPC. Prior to EPC he worked at Windspire Energy developing small vertical-axis wind turbine inverters. Dr. de Rooij also worked as a Senior Engineer at the GE Global Research Center. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and his research interests are solid-state HF converters, UPS, induction heating, PV, MRI, and semiconductor devices.
Herr Patrick Deck
M.Sc. Patrick Deck
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Köln, Deutschland
Patrick Deck recieved the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from TH Köln, Cologne, Germany in 2013 and 2015, respectively, where he has been working towads a Ph.D. degree in the laboratory for power electronics and electrical drives since Januay 2016. His main resarch interests include resonant converters and coupled inductors in high power density power electronic systems.
Dr. Nicolas Degrenne
Dr. Nicolas Degrenne
Mitsubishi Electric, Rennes Cedex 7, Frankreich
Nicolas Degrenne graduated in electrical engineering from INSA Lyon, France, in 2008. He realized his Ph.D. thesis in the field of bioelectricity harvesting with Laboratoire Ampère and Ecole Centrale Lyon, from 2009 to 2012. Since 2013, he is with the Power Electronic System division of Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe in Rennes, working as a researcher in the fields of integration, reliability and robustness of power converters and semi-conductor devices.
Mr. Fabian Denk
M.Sc. Fabian Denk
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Deutschland
Fabian Denk received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, in 2014. He is currently working at the Light Technology Institute of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. His research handle the characterization of silicon carbide power transistors and the development of high power resonant inverters operating in the MHz-range.
Dr. Marco Denk
Dr.-Ing. Marco Denk
University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Deutschland
Marco Denk received his Master's degree in 'Electrical Engineering' in 2012 and his Ph.D. in 'Power Electronics' in 2016. Currently he is post-doc at the University of Bayreuth. His areas of interest include new and innovative sensor systems for power electronics.
Mr. Christian Peter Dick
Prof. Christian Peter Dick
Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Köln, Deutschland
Christian P. Dick studied Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he also received his PhD degree. Beginning of 2011 he joined SMA Solar Technology AG as director for advance development of solar converters up to 20kW. He is now professor for power electronics and electrical drives at Cologne University of Applied Sciences. His main research interests are resonant converters with focus on magnetics, and the large-scale utilization of renewable energy.
Mr. Oliver Dieterle
M.Sc. Oliver Dieterle
Hochschule Pforzheim, Pforzheim, Deutschland
Oliver Dieterle received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart (Germany) in 2014 and the M.Sc. degree in Embedded Systems from the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim (Germany) in 2016, where he is currently working as a research assistant. Additionally, he is a PhD student in the cooperative PhD program of the University of Tübingen and the University of Applied Sciences Pforzheim. His research interests include control strategies for electrical multiphase drives.
Ms. Christina DiMarino
Christina DiMarino
CPES, Viriginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
Christina DiMarino received her Bachelor's degree in engineering from James Madison University in Virginia in 2012. She joined the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES) at Virginia Tech in the United States in the fall of 2012 as a direct Ph.D. student. In 2014, Christina earned her Master's degree at CPES for her work on the high-temperature characterization of silicon carbide transistors. She is now in her fourth year of her Ph.D. and is working on the high-density packaging of 10 kV silicon carbide MOSFETs.
Herr Daniel Dinkel
M.Sc. Daniel Dinkel
Universität der Bundeswehr Munich, Neubiberg, Deutschland
Daniel Dinkel received his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich (UniBw Munich), 2015. Since then he is working as a scientific assistant at the Institute for Power Electronics (IPEC) and the Institute for Automation and Control (UniBw Munich). His main research areas are HVDC-systems and modular multilevel converters.
Herr Fabian Dresel
Fabian Dresel
Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen, Deutschland
Fabian Dresel studied mechatronics at the Friedrich-Alexnader Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. He finished his studies in 2016 with a M.Sc degree. Since 2016 he is working at Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in the field of test and reliability.
Professor Drazen Dujic
Prof. Dr. Drazen Dujic
Power Electronics Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne, Schweiz
Drazen Dujic is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Power Electronics Laboratory at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. He received the Dipl.Ing. and MSc degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and the PhD degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, His research interests include the areas of design and control of advanced high power electronic systems and high-performance drives, predominantly for the medium voltage applications related to electrical energy generation, conversion and storage.
Mr. Michael Ebli
M.Sc. Michael Ebli
Technical University Dortmund, Dortmund, Deutschland
Michael Ebli received his M.Sc. degree from Reutlingen University in 2013. He has been with the Robert Bosch Center for Power Electronics, Reutlingen University, since 2013. His current research interests include the improvement of power electronic systems modeling.
Herr Dr. Bernd Eckardt
Dr.-Ing. Bernd Eckardt
Fraunhofer Institut für Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie IISB, Erlangen, Deutschland
Dr. Bernd Eckardt:Since 2014 Head of Automotive Electronics Department2010-2013 Head of Vehicle Systems Group2007 -2010 Head of System Integration and Mechatronics Group2004 Join Fraunhofer IISB as Scientist in the field of power electronics1998-2003 Study Electric Engineering at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
Professor Hans-Günter Eckel
Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günter Eckel
University of Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland
Hans-Günter Eckel had over ten years of experience in the development of traction converters with Siemens, Nuremberg, when he joined the University of Rostock in 2008, where he is a Professor for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives. His research activities include power semiconductors and inverter technology for high power drives and energy applications.
Mr. Sebastian Fahlbusch
Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Fahlbusch
Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Hamburg, Deutschland
Sebastian Fahlbusch studied electrical engineering at the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) and received the Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering in 2011. He is currently working as a research fellow at the Helmut Schmidt University (University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg), Hamburg, Germany, where he is working toward doctoral thesis concerning silicon carbide power devices and multilevel converter.
Shengwen Fan
North China University of Technology, Beijing, China
Shengwen Fan received the B.Eng. degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing in 2001 and the M.Eng. degree from North China University of Technology (NCUT) in 2009. He was a Lecturer and then an Associate Professor at Beihua University, China from 1991 to 2009. He joined in NCUT as an Associate Professor in 2009, where he is currently a Professor in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include high-voltage power supplies, sensorless motor drive, and low-voltage dc/dc power converters.
Herr Dr. Karsten Fink
Dr.-Ing. Karsten Fink
Power Integrations, Ense, Deutschland
Karsten Fink received his degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD from TU Berlin (Germany). Since 2000 he had the opportunity to make experiences in several R&D and Engineering positions designing converter systems for Traction, Wind power, Photovoltaics, Medium Voltage Drives , Grid tied converters and Battery storage. Since 2014 he is working in application engineer at the Gate Drivers department of Power Integrations in Ense (Germany).
Dr. Guillaume Fontes
Dr. Guillaume Fontes
Power Design Technologies SA, Toulouse, Frankreich
Guillaume Fontes is the head of the R&D department and co-founder of Power Design Technologies, a spin-off from the Laplace lab, University of Toulouse. Prior joining Power Design Technologies, he was an associate professor at the University of Toulouse for 11 years. He got his PhD from the National Polytechnic Institute from Toulouse in 2006.
Mr. Jack Forrester
M.Eng. Jack Forrester
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Grossbritannien
Jack is currently student at the University of Sheffield, having completed a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2017. Throughout his degree he completed various projects including designing medical instrumentation, real time EEG imaging and motor design. He has also completed placements at the AMRC in Sheffield and taken part in the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Scheme. Jack is furthering his knowledge by starting a PhD in the area of Piezoelectric Transformers.
Dr. Wolfgang Frank
Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Frank
Infineon Technologies, Neubiberg, Deutschland
Mr. Frank reached the degree of Diplom-Ingenieur at University of Technology Munich in 1995 and PhD at Federal Armed Forces University in 2000. He works in power electronics since 1994.Dr. Frank started at Infineon in 2000 as concept engineer for PFC and switch mode power supply control IC. He held several positions in discrete power semiconductors, IPMs and gate driver ICs since 2003. He is the owner of several patents and inventions.
Dr. Emmanuel Frappé
Dr.-Ing. Emmanuel Frappé
Schneider Electric, Pacy sur Eure, Frankreich
Emmanuel Frappé received the Master degree from the Polytech'Nantes, France in 2008 and a Ph.D degree from Université Paris Sud in 2012. He works for Schneider Electric since 2013 and his research interest are Drive and Motor control.
Mr. Jens Friebe
Dr.-Ing. Jens Friebe
Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Deutschland
Jens Friebe is a power electronics engineer at the Inverter Systems Technology Department at SMA Solar Technology AG since 2009. He holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kassel. He worked on PV-Inverter topologies, wide-bandgap semiconductors, magnetic components and control strategies for high switching frequencies. Currently he works on power electronics packaging concepts for PV-Inverters in the power range from 1kW to 5kW.
Herr Thomas Fuchslueger
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Fuchslueger
Technical University of Vienna, Wien, Österreich
Thomas Fuchslueger studied Electrical Engineering at TU Wien, Vienna Austria, with focus on Automation Engineering/Power Electronics. He currently is working on the research project for optimizing traction converter systems.
Mr. Mitsunao Fujimoto
B.Eng. Mitsunao Fujimoto
ALPS Electric, Tokyo, Japan
More than 30 years experiences engineering, development of Power conversion, Analog circuit, Mechatronics, Optical device. Currently developing EV,P-HEV,M-HEV power conversion main circuit.
M.Eng. Jie Fu
Philips Lighting, Shanghai, China
Jie Fu (M'06) received the B.S. and M.E. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2003 and 2006. From 2006 to 2012, she worked on consumer electronics power supply and IGBT driver in Delta Power Electronics Research Center. From 2012 till now, she was a Researcher and electronics architect in Philips Lighting.
Mr. Antonino Gaito
Dr. Antonino Gaito
STMicroelectronics, Catania, Italien
Antonino Gaito is an Application and Market Development Manager working in Stmicroelectronics. He received his Electronic Engineering Degree in 2001. He joined STMicroelectronics in 2002. He started his work experience in the Applications Power Bipolar laboratory as Application Engineer and after eight years, he moved to the Applications and Market Development team. He's mainly focused on high-frequency power conversion and on the DC/DC converter at high efficiency especially for sectors like Servers and chargers
Lilia Galai Dol
Efficacity, Champs Sur Marne, Frankreich
GALAI DOL Lilia received the Electrical Engineer degree from ENSEEIHT at Toulouse, France, in 2009 and the PhD degree in electrical engineering with the SATIE laboratory, ENS Cachan in France in 2014,
She is currently with the "pole gare" Group of the French research institute "Efficacity" for the energy transition.
Her research interests include power electronics and optimization studies centred to urban station for new energy grid solutions.
Mr. Marek Galek
Dr.-Ing. Marek Galek
Siemens, München, Deutschland
Marek Galek has graduated from University in 2009 with a degree in engineering for Electrical and Digital Technology (M.Sc.). He is currently employed as a research engineer at the Siemens Corporate Technologies for Power Electronics in Munich, Germany. His areas of expertise are modular converters and digital control of power electronic systems.
Mr. Sidney Gierschner
Dr.-Ing. Sidney Gierschner
University of Rostock, Rostock, Deutschland
Sidney Gierschner studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Rostock. In 2011 he received his Diploma. Since 2011 he is working at the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering of the University of Rostock. In 2017 he received his PhD.
Mr. Lorenzo Giuntini
M.Eng. Lorenzo Giuntini
GE Consumer & Industrial, Riazzino, Schweiz
Mr Lorenzo GIUNTINI is as a Senior Engineer at GE CRITICAL POWER in RIAZZINO, SWITZERLAND. His main focus is on Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS). He authored a number of papers and holds various patents and applications in the area of power converter operation and control. He graduated in 1995 from the University of Bologna (Italy) with a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering. He also earned an MBA at University of Bologna (Italy) in 2005.
Dr. John Glaser
Efficient Power Conversion, El Segundo, USA
John Glaser received his BSEE from University of Illinois and his MSEE and Ph.D. from University of Arizona. From 1998 to 2014, he worked at General Electric Global Research on power electronics for commercial, medical, industrial and aerospace applications. In 2014, he joined EPC as Director of Applications, where he develops applications, circuits, and methods to maximize the benefit of GaN power transistors. He has published more than 30 papers and has been granted 36 US patents, and is an IEEE Senior Member.
Mr. Michael Gleißner
Dr.-Ing. Michael Gleißner
University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Deutschland
Michael Gleissner received the Diploma degree in electrical engineering and information technology from the University of Applied Sciences Ingolstadt in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree from the University Bayreuth in 2016. Currently he is working at the Department of Mechatronics, University of Bayreuth. His research interests include fault-tolerant power electronics, fault detection and isolation, failure behavior of semiconductors, and measures to increase the availability of power electronics.
Herr Lukas Göbel
B.Eng. Lukas Göbel
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Thundorf i.UFr., Deutschland
Lukas Göbel did a cooperative study program at the Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt, and the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS), Germany. In the year 2017, he finished his studies with the Bachelor's Degree (B.Eng. Mechatronics). Since that time, he is doing a Master Resarch Program at the FHWS with resonant DC-DC-Converts as his main research topic. Therefore, he works at the Technology Transfer Center for Electric Mobility at the FHWS
Herr Max Görtz
M.Sc. Max Görtz
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Karlsruhe, Deutschland
Max Goertz received the Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2015, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. His research interests include electromagnetic transient modeling of HVDC systems, lightning performance of power systems, as well as transient system behavior of OHL-cable mixed systems. Mr. Goertz is a member of VDE and CIGRE.
Dr. Petar J. Grbovic
Dr. Petar J. Grbovic
Huawei Technologies, München, Deutschland
Dr. Petar J. Grbovic received the Dipl. Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia and the Doctor degree from l?Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. From 1999 until today he was with various R&D centers such as PDL Electronics, Schenider Electric, General Electric and HUAWEI Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH. Since 2016 he is a scientific member of C-PED Lab, Roma TRE University, Italy. He published over 50 IEEE papers, one book and 12 IEEE tutorials and he has 14 patents granted and 8 patent application pending.
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexey Grishanin
Electrovipryamitel, Saransk, Mordovia, Russische Föderation
Alexey Grishanin received the E.Eng. degree from Mordovia State University, Saransk, Russia, in 2004. After graduation, he works at the Scientific and Engineering Center for Power Semiconductor Devices of PJSC Electrovipryamitel. He is the head of department development of bipolar power semiconductors since 2011. Scientific interests include power semiconductor devices (ETT and LTT for phase control, reverse-switching dynistors and thyristors for pulse applications),
Mr. David Guillon
M.Eng. David Guillon
ABB Switzerland, Lenzburg, Schweiz
Master degree in Material science at Polytech'engineering school of Montpellier
Starting working at ABB Corporate Research in Dättwil (Switzerland) involved in the ultrasonic welding project
Transferred in the ABB buisnnes unit Semiconductors, as project leader for new technology and product development
Dr. Wulf Günther
Dr. rer. nat Wulf Günther
Acal BFi, Dietzenbach, Deutschland
Wulf Günther studied Physics and got a PhD in Chemistry on High Temperature Superconductor Materials and Nanocrystalline Metals. After some years research, he went to VACUUMSCHMELZE in 1999. His focus was nanocrystalline soft magnetic material and cores: firstly in R&D for cores, later in core production and technology. In 2015, he joined Acal BFi as head of Custom Services for Magnetic Components, a competence center for customised inductive components mainly for power applications.