Research Themes

The Centre research is organised into themes which were established through two sequential funding tranches. These research themes bring together partner Universities from across the UK, which will:

  • Address key research challenges through a coordinated programme
  • Build critical mass in the area of power electronics
  • Develop a widely recognised, internationally leading research capability
  • Develop a UK research strategy for power electronics

The first funding tranche ran from 2013 to 2017 with £8 million total funding and 10 core university partners. The four research themes are:

The second tranche runs from 2017 to 2020 with £6 million total funding and 10 core university partners. There are five research themes, which focus on wide band-gap power electronics:

Tranche 1

Tranche 2

Funded Projects

The Centre gave me and four other early career researchers the opportunity to lead a major research grant in power electronics and its applications. With the projects covering power devices, reliability, simulation, integration and converters, the research produced in each of these areas has been much greater than the sum of its parts.

Dr Peter Gammon
University of Warwick