Invited presentations


Keynote Presentation 1: Medium Voltage SiC based Power Electronics Design and Control for Grid Applications – Professor Fred Wang, University of Tennessee

Lecture 1: Vertical GaN: The Route to High Voltage (>650V) Devices – Dr Jon Evans, Swansea University

Lecture 2: Using Computational Intelligence techniques to accelerate the Design Automation of Power Electronics – Professor Peter Wilson, University of Bath

Lecture 3:  Data Driven, AIs and ML in Prognostic and Diagnostic of Electrical Machines and Batteries – Dr Maher Al-Greer, Teeside University

Keynote Presentation 2: Considerations for high power aerospace applications  Giovanni Raimondi, Safran Group 

Lecture 4: Offshore Wind Farm Integration using HVDC: System Configuration, Control and Protection – Professor Lie Xu, Strathclyde University

Keynote Presentation 3: Topologies Comparison for Wind Turbine Electrolyser Power Supply – Dr Fisal Al Kayal, Dynex Semiconductor Ltd

Keynote Presentation 4: Power Electronics for EV Chargers: Status and Trends – Dr Iain Mosely, Nyobolt

Lecture 5: Driving the Electric Revolution – Racing Ahead – Professor Derrick Holliday, Newcastle University

Lecture 6: Automation of PCB Layout for Power Converters – Dr Cheng Zhang, University of Manchester

Lecture 7: SiC Power Modules for More-Electric Aircraft Applications – Professor Antonio Griffo, University of Sheffield


Keynote Presentation 1: Next Generation Power Devices: Challenges, Possibilities and Opportunities in Wind Turbine Applications – Professor Stig Munk Nielsen – Aalborg University

Lecture 1: Additive Manufacturing in Power Electronics, Machines and Drives – Dr Nick Simpson – University of Bristol

Lecture 2: Si Trench IGBTs and SiC MOSFETs: Automotive Applications – Dr Marina Antoniou – University of Warwick

Keynote Presentation 2: Offshore Wind – Innovations and Opportunities – Dr Chong Ng – OREC

Lecture 3: What do I work on for the next 30 years? Power Electronics, Renewables and the Path to 2050 – Dr Paul Judge – University of Edinburgh

Keynote Presentation 3: State of the Art Power Devices and Novel Concepts in SiC and GaN Power Devices – Professor Florin Udrea, University of Cambridge – Presentation Not Available to Date

Driving the Electric Revolution – Update – Venn Chesterton – UKRI – Presentation Not Available to Date

Driving the Electric Revolution – Industrialisation Centres – Update – Professor Jon King – WMG

Keynote Presentation 4: Key Challenges in WBG Enabled Automotive Power Electronics – David Bock, BMW Group

Lecture 4: Data-Driven Controls of Power Controllers – Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado – University of Sheffield

Lecture 5: Compact Modelling of GaN HEMTS – Dr Ke Li – University of Coventry

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Electric Propulsion – Professor Volker Pickert – Newcastle University

Tackling the Electronics Skills Challenge in the UK – Stewart Edmondson – UK-ESF


Research Trends in Modular Multilevel Cascade Converters – Professor Hirofumi Akagi, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Driving the Electric Revolution – A Collaborative Future for Growth – Professor Will Drury, UK Research & Innovation

EPSRC Tranche 2 Project – Switch Optimisation – Professor Peter Gammon, University of Nottingham

EPSRC Tranche 2 Project – Reliability Condition Monitoring and Health Management – Professor Layi Alatise, University of Warwick

Challenges and solutions of running a national electricity system with a high penetration of inverter-interfaced resource – Professor Tim Green, Imperial College London

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council: Opportunities for Early Career Engineers – Maisie England, EPSRC

The impact of fast-switching converters on machine insulation and reliability –  Professor Jiabin Wang, University of Sheffield

EPSRC Tranche 2 Project – Virtual Prototyping – Dr Paul Evans, University of Nottingham

Tranche 2 EPSRC Project – Converter Architectures –  Professor Xibo Yuan, University of Bristol

The Opportunity for SiC in the UK Supply Chain –  Mr Simon Price, CEO Exawatt


Advanced 3 Φ SiC GaN PWM Inverter & Rectifier Systems – Professor J.W. Kola, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Power Electronic Systems Laboratory

Gate Drive and Protection for SiC Devices – Dr Leon M. Tolbert, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

High Performance Control of Power Electronic Converters and Systems – Associate Professor Galina Mirzaeva, The University of Newcastle, Australia

Power Electronics – Quo Vadis – Professor Frede Blaabjerg, Aalborg University

Innovative Low Cost Sub Fractional HP BLDC Claw Pole Machine Design for Fan Applications – Prof. Dr. Ing. Annette Muetze, Electric Drives and Machines Institute , TU Graz

High Power Density and High Voltage: New Frontiers of Power Electronics Enabled by WBG Power Devices – Professor Alex Q. Huang, The University of Texas at Austin


The application of SiC on vehicles and its future – Dr. Kimimori Hamada, Project General Manager EHV Electronics Design Div. Toyota Motor Corporation

Medium Voltage SiC Power MOSFET Packaging: An International Collaboration – Assistant Professor Christina DiMarino, Virginia Tech Center for Power Electronics Systems

Compound Semiconductor Applications – Dr Ingo Lüdtke, Head of Power Electronics, Catapult

Overview of Centre for Power Electronics: Tranche 2 Topics – Dr Paul Evans, University of Nottingham

Multi timescale dynamic issues of power electronised power systems and multi scale magnitude phase dynamic theory – Professor Xiaoming Yuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

DC Distribution Grids and Interoperability with Emobility Power Electronics – a Key Enabling Technology – Professor Rik W. De Doncker, Director Forschungscampus FEN, Director ISEA & E.ON ERC, PGS, RWTH Aachen University

UK and China Joint R&D Wide Band Gap Semiconductors: UK operating in global market – Dr Yangang Wang, Dynex