IEEE PELS Lecture on “High-Power Medium-Voltage Solid-State Conversion” by Prof. Drazen Dujic

Event start: March 6, 2024, 10:00
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

IEEE PELS Lecture on “High-Power Medium-Voltage Solid-State Conversion”

Abstract:  Designing high-power medium voltage conversion solutions is subject to many constraints and challenges, significantly different from many low-voltage applications. Nevertheless, design optimization can still yield high-efficiency designs combining readily available semiconductor devices and magnetic materials, supported by advanced control methods. The talk will discuss these challenges and provide illustrative examples from the past and ongoing research work conducted at the Power Electronics Laboratory at EPFL.

This is an interchapter event between the IEEE Estonian IES/PELS/IAS/PES Joint Chapter and the Swiss IEEE PELS Chapter.

Location: Room NRG-422, NRG building of TalTech, Ehitajate tee 5/10, 19086 Tallinn, Estonia.


Drazen Dujic

Drazen Dujic is an Associate Professor and Head of the Power Electronics Laboratory at EPFL. He received the Dipl.Ing. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and the PhD degree from Liverpool John Moores University, UK, in 2008.
From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Assistant with the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Novi Sad. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Research Associate with Liverpool John Moores University. After that, he moved to industry and joined ABB Switzerland Ltd, where from 2009 to 2013, he was a Scientist and then Principal Scientist with ABB Corporate Research Center in Baden-Dättwil, and from 2013 to 2014, he was R&D Platform Manager with ABB Medium Voltage Drives in Turgi. He joined EPFL in 2014 as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021.
His research interests include the areas of design and control of advanced high-power electronic systems and high-performance drives, predominantly for medium voltage applications related to electrical energy generation, conversion, and storage. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific publications and has filed 16 patents.
In 2018, he received the EPE Outstanding Service Award from the European Power Electronics and Drives Association, and in 2014, he received the Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Power Electronics. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IET Electric Power Applications. He is Chairman of the Swiss IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Chapter and IEEE PELS R8 Chair.