EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics
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Annual Conference 2018

The Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference was a hugely popular again this year. Delegates enjoyed keynote speeches by representatives from industry and academia, a poster competition, and the chance to browse an exhibition from leading power electronics companies.

The event also provided attendees with the opportunity to find out more about the research being carried out by CPE’s Tranche 2 themes, and the work of the Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult.

Our international speakers from Germany, Japan, China and the USA gave delegates interesting insights from their different perspectives and contributed to the debate “How do our panellists see their countries responding to increased demand for power electronics and the transport electrification agenda”.


 PDF  Wide Band Gap Power Electronics DC-DC Converters - a key enabler for Modular EV Propulsion Systems and Fast Charging Urban Infrastructure - Professor Rik De Doncker

 PDF  Overview of CPE's tranche two research - Dr Paul Evans

 PDF  The application of SiC on vehicles - Dr Kimimori Hamada

 PDF  Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult - Dr Ingo Ludtke

 PDF  Multi-timescale Dynamic Issues of Power Electronised Power   Systems and Multi-Scale Magnitude - Phase Dynamic Theory - Professor Xiaoming Yuan

 PDF   Medium-Voltage Silicon Carbide Power MOSFET Module Packaging: An International Collaboration - Christina DiMarino

 PDF   Dynex overview - Dr Yangang Wang

More to follow 

Poster Competition

The poster competition was sponsored by PPM Power, and our congratulations go to the winner and runners up:

1st Prize – Soroush Faramehr, Swansea University, (Integration of GaN Magnetic Sensors with Inductor for Galvanic Current Monitoring).

2nd Prize – Kumaran Nathan, University of Cambridge (A Novel Combined Cuk SEPIC Converter-Based Transformerless Single Phase Solar Inverter).

3rd Prize – Yihua Hu, University of Liverpool, (LF-OCT Based Non-Destructive Testing for IGBT Module).

The conference exceeded my expectation in many aspects and I gained not only the scientific research progress but also the chance to network.

The most impressive thing for me was the style of the conference. This event really encouraged all levels participation, discussion and debate, encompassing the UK, Europe and Asia, academic and industrial. As an academic, it was certainly eye opening for me to see what drives Toyota. Equally interesting was to see how UK performs in the whole wide world. I truly admire organiser’s courage, honesty and creativity.

Many thanks to you and the CPE for your hard work and organising the conference to such a high standard.

Dr Z Zhou, Loughborough University.


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Professor Mark Johnson with international speakers

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Post Graduate Summer School 2018

The theme of this year’s Post Graduate Summer School was "Your Career the Next Steps”.

Led by a steering group of Post Graduates, the school this year offered talks from representatives from both industry and academia.

There was a poster display, presentations from the Future Power Challenge finalists, and an exhibition featuring Power Electronics companies. Delegates also had the chance to meet other PhD students from around the country with a similar research interest, and to build links with potential employers.

Keynote speaker Dr Dave Cook from TMD  Technologies Ltd started off the day, giving a talk about his career path from academia through to industry. While Dr Peter Gammon gave a presentation on what its really like to follow an academic career.

It’s a fantastic event, and will help a lot with my career after my PhD.

Zhenyu Wang



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Dr Dave Cook


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EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics

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