Why this research?

Aiming for electric power converters with higher efficiency

From energy generation to the end-user, electric energy undergoes a number of conversion steps. These steps are currently highly inefficient to the point that it is estimated that only 20% of the whole energy involved in energy generation reaches the end-user. Power electronics play a very important role in energy conversion with high efficiency and can be considered as workhorse of the future energy efficient systems. Power semiconductor devices are the key electronic components used in power electronic systems. The advances in power semiconductor technology will impact a large part of the electronic ecosystem.