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.
Prof. Drazen Dujic (EPFL) and Prof. Johann W. Kolar (ETHZ) will host ECPE Workshop: “New Technologies for Medium-Frequency Solid-State Transformers”. Details about program and speakers are available on this link.
Prof. Drazen Dujic will give a talk: “High-Power Medium-Voltage Medium Frequency Transformer Design Challenges”.
Mr. Marko Mogorovic will give a talk: “Design Optimization of Medium Frequency Transformers for High Power Medium Voltage Applications”.
Dr. Min Luo (former PEL PhD student) will give a talk: “Modeling the Core Material Characteristic of Medium Frequency Transformers in System Level Simulations”.
Mr. Yan-Kim Tran will present a paper: “Open-Loop Power Sharing of Three-Port DC-DC Resonant Converters”.
Mr. Dragan Stamenkovic will present a paper: “Soft Switching Behaviour of IGCT for Resonant Conversion”.
Prof. Drazen Dujic and Mr. Marko Mogorovic will give a seminar: “High Power Medium Frequency Transformer Design Optimization”.
Mr. Seongil Kim will present a paper: “Marine DC Power Distribution Networks”.
Mr. Marko Petkovic will present a paper: “Benchmark Study on Impedance Identification Methods for Grid Connected Converters”.
Mr. Milan Utvic will present a paper: “Low Voltage Modular Multilevel Converter Sub-Module for Medium Voltage Applications”.
Mr. Marko Mogorovic will present a paper: “Computationally Efficient Leakage Inductance Estimation of Multi-Winding Medium frequency Transformers”.
Prof. Drazen Dujic and Mr. Marko Mogorovic will give a tutorial: “High Power Medium Frequency Transformer Design Optimization”.