Underpinning Power Electronics 2012: Components Theme

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Abstract

Transformative changes in Power Electronic Systems are anticipated over the next 10-20 years following the successful commercialisation of wide-bandgap power semiconductors devices. The enhancements in operating temperature, switching speed and losses offered by these devices will impact all sectors of low carbon electrical energy usage, leading to a new generation of robust, compact, highly efficient and intelligent power conversion solutions. The vision of the Virtual Centre in Power Electronics is to place the UK in a world leading position in providing the radical innovation needed to engineer the capabilities offered by new power semiconductor devices in high performance energy conversion exemplars. This will be accomplished through underpinning research and innovation into: the exploitation of new devices, component level integration, power conversion circuits and electro-mechanical energy conversion systems within the context of benchmarking and demonstrating new capabilities beyond the current state of art.

This proposal addresses one of the central themes of the Centre in Power Electronics: Component Integration underpinning research. The program integrates advancements in power module and assembly, passive component and device driver and sensing technologies, and research concerned with improved design tools and methods, structural and functional integration and operational management and control. The ambition is to realise the full potential of advanced power semiconductor devices (for example high efficiency, ultra-fast switching and high operating temperatures) in practical power conversion circuits by engineering them with a reliable switch unit.

The overall objective is to develop and demonstrate new techniques and novel technologies that contribute to addressing the underpinning challenges faced in power electronic energy management system developments, namely: Increased Efficiency; Increased Power Density; Increased Robustness; Lower EMI; Modularity in Design; Higher levels of Integration and Lower Life Cycle Costs. If successful the research will accelerate the widespread introduction of low carbon energy generation and usage, for example in making electric/hybrid vehicles more affordable, in advancing reliable 'more electric' aircraft systems, in realising a more robust 'smart' electrical grid infrastructure and in encouraging a greater adoption of renewable energy sources.

Planned Impact

The research will have direct relevance and benefit to companies in a range of technical service and manufacturing sectors, and these are areas where the UK retains a significant presence and capability to exploit new technologies. These include designers and manufacturers of power devices, power module assemblies, passive components, thermal management solutions, and designers and manufacturers of complete converter systems. In addition, the advances in component technologies and functionality that are enabled by the research will be of benefit to system integrators, providing them with the capability to realise new system concepts such as high voltage DC power transmission networks, more effective and efficient power generation from renewable sources, advanced forms of electric vehicle, or electrical systems that reduce the fuel burn of aircraft and ships. Furthermore, the advances in reliable power switch modules and manufacturing techniques will spill over into the power electronics and motor drives sector more generally, bringing advances in performance and reductions in manufacturing costs. The consequent potential for growth in this high value industry sector are large, leading to increased employment opportunities for highly skilled engineers. The training provided to early career researchers in this programme will help to address skills shortages. Society will benefit from the increased, and more efficient, use of renewable energy sources and the availability and widespread use of low-carbon forms of transport. It is expected that some of these benefits will start to feed into the industrial base within two years of the programme start, with increasing levels of uptake beyond that date.

Impact will be primarily managed as an activity of the Hub of the Centre for Power Electronics, through the Executive Management Team and the affiliated Industry Advisory Group, and will occur via four routes:

1. Establish the Centre brand as a natural point of contact for power electronics expertise through active dissemination; build the public image of power electronics/engineering and its importance to society.
2. Promote the transfer of knowledge and IP gained from the research to the UK industrial community and stimulate new business activity.
3. Contribute to the development of relevant policy through engagement with national government, national and international funding bodies and professional societies.
4. Build collaborative links with leading academic groups and other relevant industrial organisations around the world.
 
Description Planar interconnect technologies for power modules have been demonstrated using a range of substrate and bonding technologies. Those fabricated using low CTE (coefficient of thermal expansion) ceramic substrates and bonded using low-temperature sintering of nano-scale silver show the highest reliability. The research underpins new packaging technologies for power semiconductor devices, leading to improvements in the performance and reliability of power electronic equipment.

Improved design and analysis techniques for power and EMI filter components have been developed. Filters are necessary to minimise the impact of switching noise induced by power electronic equipment. The new techniques have led to the demonstration of more compact and lighter filter components. The weight and size of filter components is an important consideration in power electronic equipment used in aircraft, automobiles and other transport applications.

Integration of wide band-gap (SiC) power semiconductor devices into very high frequency power converters has been achieved using a new push-push regenerative gate drive. A 3 kW SiC push-pull class E inverter operating at 3 MHz has been demonstrated with 95% efficiency. The research is being used to develop high power wireless power transfer technologies for application in contactless electric vehicle charging.

A novel gate drive capable of actively profiling the gate signal to wide-bandgap devices has been realised. The use of the gate drive has been demonstrated to improve the transient switching behaviour of the power semiconductor devices. The technology acts to improve the efficiency of power electronic conversion equipment and reduce electromagnetic emissions.

New approaches to real-time condition monitoring of wide band-gap power semiconductor devices have been developed. Temperature sensitive parameters which can be actively monitored through the gate drive have been identified.
Exploitation Route The research team have ongoing collaborations with all the major UK power electronics industries.
The research disseminated through the UK Centre for Underpinning Power Electronics, the Power Electronics UK industry community, the IET Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (PEMD academia-industry network, and through peer reviewed publications and regular conference/colloquia presentations.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Electronics,Energy,Transport

URL http://www.powerelectronics.ac.uk/research/components.aspx
 
Description Contribution to industry supported research and establishment of a spin-out company. The underpinning research has led to a number of follow on industry, Innovate UK and EU proposals and grants.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Electronics,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Heerogeneous Integration Roadmap
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Will establish key gaps and research and development challenges for electronic systems (in particular for modelling and simulation as a part of design tools).
URL http://cpmt.ieee.org/technology/heterogeneous-integration-roadmap.html
 
Description IEEE P1856/D31: Draft Standard Framework for Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Systems
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Standardise terminology and methods used for PHM in electronic systems.
URL https://standards.ieee.org/develop/project/1856.html
 
Description Power Electronics UK industry consortium: capabilities and future technology and growth priorities scoping document
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact Helps to establish a roadmap for the growth and scope of Power Electronics activities within the UK industry base. Also identifies skills shortages and moving forward initiating a policy to address these.
URL http://www.power-electronics.org.uk
 
Description new IEEE standard P1856/D31 (Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Systems has been published
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description APC Power Electronics Spoke Feasibility Study
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description Advanced Propulsion Centre UK (APC) "Preparing for the grand challenge" SLUICEPACK project
Amount £64,000 (GBP)
Organisation Advanced Propulsion Centre 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 01/2017 
End 03/2017
 
Description EPSRC Responsive mode
Amount £554,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R029504/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description EPSRC grant on Condition Monitoring Power Electronics in Offshore Wind
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2017 
End 03/2020
 
Description General Dynamics (USA) - DoD Grant
Amount $175,000 (USD)
Organisation General Dynamics 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2017
 
Description University of Greenwich Vice Chancellor PhD Scholarships
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Organisation Mentor Graphics 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 12/2016 
End 12/2019
 
Title Design tool for compact wound components 
Description Software suite for modelling and design optimisation of the design of wound components used in power electronic circuits. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Improved component designs that have been adopted in commercial equipment. 
 
Title PowerLife for reliability prediction of power electronics modules 
Description Software tool developed in components theme project. Will enable reliability practitioners to quickly assess the reliability of power electronic packaging interconnects. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None at present - tool will be available shortly. 
 
Description Collaboration on Gate Drive Work 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department Department Archaeology and Anthropology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution tbc
Collaborator Contribution tbc
Impact tbc
Start Year 2017
 
Description Collaboration with Mentor Graphics 
Organisation Mentor Graphics
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Mentor graphics provided use of their software tools.
Collaborator Contribution Mentor graphics provided use of their software tools.
Impact Collaboration with Mentor Graphics has resulted in a new jontly funded PhD supported by both Mentor Graphics and University of Greenwich.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Collaboration with Motor Design Ltd 
Organisation Motor Design Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Technical discussions with company.
Collaborator Contribution Supply of thermal design software amending software updated to reflect search findings from a programme on the project. Training x2 researchers
Impact Improvements in the companies design software and uptake of this software.
Start Year 2014
 
Description Hosted a visiting researcher from the University of Southern Denmark 
Organisation University of Southern Denmark
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Manchester University hosted a visiting researcher from the University of Southern Denmark. This was to investigate losses in low permeability magnetic cores for high frequency inductors. The Mcr contribution was on the use of finite element modelling techniques to analyse the field pattern in the component and the loss distribution. The work is on-going and may result in a publication.
Collaborator Contribution Manchester University hosted a visiting researcher from the University of Southern Denmark. This was to investigate losses in low permeability magnetic cores for high frequency inductors. The Mcr contribution was on the use of finite element modelling techniques to analyse the field pattern in the component and the loss distribution. The work is on-going and may result in a publication.
Impact Work is on-going but may result in a publication.
Start Year 2016
 
Company Name Drayson (Wireless) Technologies Ltd 
Description Drayson Technologies Limited is a development stage electronic hardware & software company in London, UK. The focus is on developing wireless energy devices and wireless sensor networks. 
Year Established 2007 
Impact Co-investigator on the project has been involved in establishing Drayson Wireless Ltd. Knowhow that has been developed at Imperial (partly as part of this research grant) on high frequency power electronics has been transferred into Drayson. Drayson Wireless Ltd was absorbed into Drayson Technologies Ltd which has now received significant capital investment.
Website http://www.draysontechnologies.com
 
Description Professor Li Ran was invited to present a seminar about his research at Warwick University. "Our Research on Power Electronics in Renewable Energy and Grid Application" 17th February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Li Ran was invited to present a seminar about his research at Warwick University. "Our Research on Power Electronics in Renewable Energy and Grid Application" 17th February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 'Lightweight Wireless Power Transfer for EV Charging'; Future Powertrain Conference, Solihull, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Intended outcome is to disseminate underpinning research activities to a wider industry based audience, thereby leading to potential future research collaborations.

Inform the industry community of research questions being addressed through EPSRC funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://futurepowertrains.co.uk/
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Convertor hardware and magnetic components exhibited. Provided researchers for the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Participation at Cheltenham Science Festival 2016 presenting power electronics to the public (around 45,000 visitors from the general public in total to the festival, with several thousand engaging with or looking at our stand)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Dr. Layi Alatise gave a talk titled "Thermal Effects in Power Devices" at the ECPE workshop "Condition and Health Monitoring in Power Electronics" in Aalborg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Layi Alatise gave a talk titled "Thermal Effects in Power Devices" at the ECPE workshop "Condition and Health Monitoring in Power Electronics" in Aalborg
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ECPE Workshop on Thermomechanical Modelling, Germany 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper at Keynote workshop; developed new contact in Europe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ESREF 2017: One paper accepted - Talk "Impact of the gate driver voltage on temperature sensitive electrical parameters for condition monitoring of SiC power MOSFETs" in September which took place in Bordeaux, France. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ESREF 2017: One paper accepted - Talk "Impact of the gate driver voltage on temperature sensitive electrical parameters for condition monitoring of SiC power MOSFETs" in September which took place in Bordeaux, France.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://esref2017.sciencesconf.org
 
Description Engaging with IEEE CPMT for 3D-PEIM symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Engaging with IEEE CPMT for 3D-PEIM symposium on 3D Power Electronics Integration and Manufacturing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Greenwich organised the IEEE THERMINIC conference at Greenwich; Sponsored by the Centre with a special session on power electronics. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To disseminate research being undertaken in the field to a targeted professional audience through an internal three day conference hosted and organised at Greenwich by a co-investigator on the grant; Sponsored by the UK Power Electronics Centre with a special session on power electronics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://therminic2014.eu/
 
Description Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributing and leading the modelling & simulation activities on this new roadmap.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Hua Lu presented at the KTN compound semiconductor simulation & modeling consultation meeting on 6th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Hua Lu presented at the KTN compound semiconductor simulation & modeling consultation meeting on 6th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IEEE ICEPT Conference, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper at conference; developed new contacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IEEE P1856/D31: Draft Standard Framework for Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Contributed to new international standard, disseminated technical knowledge on PHM.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IEEE Therminic Conference, Hungary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper at conference; developed new contacts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) Seminat Passive Components for Power Electronics (Birmingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Intended outcome is to disseminate underpinning research activities to a wider industry based audience, thereby leading to potential future research collaborations.

Inform the industry community of research questions being addressed through EPSRC funding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.theiet.org/events/2015/222032.cfm
 
Description Interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BBC Click, October 2016, interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Xinhua News Agency, October 2016, interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Manotovo, Farsi TV channel, November 2016, interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Manchester Wide bandgap Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Manchester wideband gap switching symposium was organised by the EPSRC center of power electronics in an outreach effort to postgraduate and industrial researchers on the reliable switching of wide bandgap semiconductors. It was attended by over 50 industrial and academic researchers in power electronics. A presentation on the reliable switching of silicon carbide power transistors was delivered. The results in the presentation were based on research funded by the EPSRC grant.

The outcome was increased industrial collaboration and knowledge exchange regarding the use of wide bandgap semiconductors. One of the attendees later joined as an industrial collaborator on a future EPSRC application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NMI/Power ElectronicsUK event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NMI/PowerElectronicsUK event on additive manufacturing for power electronics (15 Feb 2017) - provided presentation on convertor and magnetic component construction to an industrial audience from around the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description New Scientist Live (22-35 June 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Convertor hardware and magnetic components exhibited. Provided researchers for the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description New Scientist Live 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Participation in New Scientist Live 2016! With Robert Llewelyn - "What's inside the electric car" 1h talk to an of over 400.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Paul Mitcheson (Imperial College) gave a talk at the Wireless Power Congress in Munich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul gave a talk at Wireless Power Congress in Munich in 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.wirelesspowerconsortium.com/blog/276/wireless-power-congress-2017-in-munich
 
Description Paul Mitcheson (Imperial College) gave an invited talk at IMS in Hawaii 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Mitcheson (Imperial College) gave an invited talk at IMS in Hawaii
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://ims2017.org
 
Description Paul Mitcheson and George Kkelis gave a talk at WPTC in Taiwan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Mitcheson and George Kkelis attended WPTC in Taiwan in May 2017 and presented work on synchronous rectification
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.wptc2017.org
 
Description Paul Mitcheson gave a presentation in the industrial session at APEC 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Mitcheson gave a presentation in the industrial session at APEC 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Paul Mitcheson gave talk at EuCap in Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paul Mitcheson gave talk at EuCap in Paris
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.eucap2017.org
 
Description Presentation in an NMI R&D workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation in an NMI R&D workshop: Materials and Manufacturing Challenges for Power Electronic Systems, Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof Bailey gave an invited talk at ECPE workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Bailey gave an invited talk at ECPE workshop
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof Bailey working with Pat McCluskey (University of Maryland) and PSMA on 3D Packaging Workshop at NC State 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Bailey working with Pat McCluskey (University of Maryland) and PSMA on 3D Packaging Workshop at NC State
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Prof Chris Bailey gave invited keynote presentation at IWIPP conference in Delft in April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Chris Bailey gave invited keynote presentation at IWIPP conference in Delft in April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Prof Li Ran gave an invited talk "Techniques for Reliability and Condition Monitoring of Power Semiconductor Devices", CIGRE HVDC Conference, Shanghai 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Li Ran gave an invited talk "Techniques for Reliability and Condition Monitoring of Power Semiconductor Devices", CIGRE HVDC Conference, Shanghai
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://cigrewinnipeg2017.com
 
Description Professor Stig Munk Nielsen was invited to present a seminar about his research at Aalborg University, Denmark. "Power Electronics Packaging and Reliability Work at Aalborg", 15th February 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Stig Munk Nielsen was invited to present a seminar about his research at Aalborg University, Denmark. "Power Electronics Packaging and Reliability Work at Aalborg", 15th February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Reliability Characterisation Workshop hosted at Nottingham in collaboration with Mentor Graphics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact To provide an overview of research being undertaken in the topic with this research grant to the UK Power Electronic research community.
Inform the industry community of research questions being addressed through EPSRC funding.
Introduce to the community advanced software tools and methods used in the field of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description TRT, Turkish TV Channel - interview and demonstration on wirelessly powered drones 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TRT, Turkish TV channel, January 2016, interview and demonstration on Wirelessly powered drones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Thermal Workshop hosted at Bristol 11th/12th June in collaboration with Greenwich, Mentor graphics, Adapted Solutions and Motor Design Limited. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To provide an overview of research being undertaken in the topic with this research grant to the UK Power Electronic research community
The event over two days involved a series of 1 hour presentations from leading academics and industrialists and hand on experience with commercial design/modelling software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UK Power Electronic Centre Reliability Symposium (Warwick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To provide an overview of research being undertaken in the topic with this research grant to the UK Power Electronic research community
The event over two days involved a series of 1 hour presentations from leading academics and industrialists and hand on experience with commercial design/modelling software.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Warwick Reliability Research Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This symposium was arranged by the EPSRC center of power electronics for industrial and academic researchers in power electronics. It had significant industrial participation from national companies with total numbers exceeding 50. A presentation on Reliability in Power Semiconductor Devices was given based on research funded by the EPSRC grants. The symposium is one of a series of workshops/symposiums and conferences designed to further integrate the UK academic and industrial power electronics community for greater impact.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.powerelectronics.ac.uk/events/pastevents.aspx