PEL Research Interests

The research interests of the Power Electronics Laboratory are in the broad area of the Electrical Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage. In particular, we are interested into High Power Electronics Technologies for Medium Voltage applications, those operating with voltages in kV range, currents in kA range and powers in MW range. Power Electronics is one of the key-enabling technologies for the future energy systems, as it offers unprecedented flexibility for the integration and control of various electrical sources, storage elements or loads into the grid. This is equally valid for the present-day AC grids as well as for emerging concepts of DC grids, or inevitable mix of both in the near future.

To achieve controllable, reliable and efficient electrical energy conversion by means of advanced power electronic converters, we optimally use, but also influence and drive forward, advancements in different areas. These multidisciplinary considerations include: power semiconductors (e.g. Si, SiC, GaN), passive components (e.g. magnetics), insulation materials, mathematical modeling, simulations and optimization of power electronic systems, advanced control methods, etc.

Upcoming Events

PhD Summer School, August 12 – 16, 2019, Mont-Soleil, Switzerland

Prof. Drazen Dujic will give a lecture: “Classical and Advanced Power Electronic Solutions for the Network Integration”.

EPE’19 ECCE Europe, September 2 – 6, 2019, Genova, Italy

Prof. Drazen Dujic, Mr. Stefan Milovanovic and Dr. Alexandre Christe (ABB, Sweden) will give a tutorial: “MMC-based Converters for MVDC Applications”.

Mr. Milan Utvic will present a paper: “Flexible Medium Voltage DC Source Utilizing Series Connected Modular Multilevel Converters”.

IEEE ECCE 2019, Sep 29 – Oct 03, 2019, Baltimore, MD, USA

Mr. Stefan Milovanovic will present a paper: “On Facilitating the Modular Multilevel Converter Power Scalability Through Branch Paralleling”.

Mr. Marko Mogorovic will present a paper: “Computationally Efficient Estimation of the Electric-Field Maximums for the MFT Insulation Coordination”.

Ee2019, Oct 23 – 26, 2019, Novi Sad, Serbia

Prof. Drazen Dujic and Mr. Stefan Milovanovic will give a tutorial: “Modular Multilevel Converters – Operating Principles and Applications”.

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