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PCIM Europe advisory board

The advisory board is responsible for selecting high-quality contributions for PCIM Europe Conference. They are a seal of approval within the industry. Get to know the advisory board in detail here.

Board of directors

Prof. Dr. Leo Lorenz, General Conference Director ECPE, Germany

Prof. Dr. Leo Lorenz,
General Conference Director
ECPE, Germany

Focus: Power semiconductors SMART Power including power electronics system engineering

Dr. Silvio Colombi, General Electric, Switzerland

Dr. Silvio Colombi,
General Electric, Switzerland

Focus: Power Quality, Power Electronics, Mechatronics

Prof. Drazen Dujic, Power Electronics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland

Prof. Drazen Dujic,
Power Electronics Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland

Focus: High power electronics

Dr. Eric Favre, IMI-Precision Engineering, Switzerland

Dr. Eric Favre,
IMI-Precision Engineering, Switzerland

Focus: Electric motors, sensors and passive components. Electric drives’ and power electronics’ applications

Prof. Johann Walter Kolar, Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Johann Walter Kolar,
Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Focus: Power electronics, drive systems and smart grids

Prof. Philippe Ladoux, University of Toulouse, France

Prof. Philippe Ladoux,
University of Toulouse, France

Focus: New topologies for high-performance applications, power electronics for railway operators

Prof. Josef Lutz, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Prof. Josef Lutz,
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Focus of research: Power semiconductor devices, ruggedness, reliability, electromobility

Prof. Jose Mario Pacas, University of Siegen, D

Prof. Jose Mario Pacas,
University of Siegen, Germany

Focus: Motion Control, Industrial Drives, Power Converters

Prof. Uwe Scheuermann, Honorary professor at the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany

Prof. Uwe Scheuermann,
Honorary professor at the FAU Erlangen/Nuremberg, Germany

Focus: Power electronic packaging, Reliability of power electronic systems, Simulation and Modeling

Advisory board

Bodo Arlt

Bodo Arlt
Publishing Editor, owner
Bodo’s Power Systems/A Media, D

Focus: Design and application experience in Power Semiconductors, editorial experience in writing and publishing articles

Prof. Francisco Javier Azcondo

Prof. Francisco Javier Azcondo
University of Cantabria, Spain

Focus: Resonant converters, electronic ballast, digital modeling and control of power converter

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark-M. Bakran

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark-M. Bakran
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Focus: Power device application in traction, automotive and high power

Prof. Dr. ir. Pavol Bauer

Prof. Dr. ir. Pavol Bauer
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Focus: DC Systems and Microgrids, Charging of Electric Vehicles, Renewable Energy

Werner Berns

Werner Berns
Texas Instruments EMEA Sales, Germany

Focus: DC/DC converters, PCB layout and EMC

Prof. Frede Blaabjerg

Prof. Frede Blaabjerg
Aalborg University, Denmark

Focus: Motor drives, renewable energy, smart grid, reliability

Serge Bontemps

Serge Bontemps
Microsemi PMP Europe, France

Focus: Design and development of power moduls

Bruce Carsten

Bruce Carsten
Bruce Carsten Associates, USA

Daniel Chatroux

Daniel Chatroux
CEA-LITEN, France

Focus: Power Quality, Power Electronics, Mechatronics

Dr. Hilmar Darrelmann

Dr. Hilmar Darrelmann
Owner of Darrelmann + Partner Ingenieure, Germany

Focus: Power electronics, electrical machines, mission critical power supplies, energy storage

Prof. Enrique J. Dede

Prof. Enrique J. Dede
ETSE University of Valencia, Spain

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günter Eckel

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Günter Eckel
University of Rostock, Germany

Focus: Power semiconductors, multi-level converters, power electronics for renewable energy sources

Prof. Hans Ertl

Prof. Hans Ertl
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Focus: Switch-mode power amplifiers, power supplies for industrial process technologies (plasma & welding), converters for renewable energy systems (solar, storage systems etc.

Prof. J. A. Ferreira

Prof. J. A. Ferreira
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Petar J. Grbovic

Dr. Petar J. Grbovic
Huawei Technologies, Germany

Focus: power converter topologies

Dr. Steffan Hansen

Dr. Steffan Hansen
Siemens Wind Power, Denmark

Focus: Power quality solutions, application for drives and motion control, power electronic converters, renewables

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus F. Hoffmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus F. Hoffmann
Helmut-Schmidt-University, Germany

Focus: Characterization and test of semiconductors, hard switching and resonant converter topologies, power density and efficiency optimization of power converter

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper
MACCON GmbH, Germany

Focus: Motion control, intelligent motion, embedded motion, advanced motor control

Ionel Dan Jitaru

Ionel Dan Jitaru
Rompower, USA

Prof. Dr-Ing. Nando Kaminski

Prof. Dr-Ing. Nando Kaminski
University of Bremen, Germany

Focus: Alternative semiconductor materials, material basics, device concepts, packaging, reliability, influence of parasitics, EMC

Dr. Peter Kanschat

Dr. Peter Kanschat
Infineon Technologies, Germany

Focus: R&D: Development of power semiconductor modules / IGBT / FWD technologies / SiC diodes & MOSFETs / Packaging & assembly technologies / Reliability of power semiconductors

Dr. Ulrich Kirchenberger

Dr. Ulrich Kirchenberger
STMicroelectronics GmbH, Germany

Dr. Philip C. Kjaer

Dr. Philip C. Kjaer
Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark

Focus: Megawatt energy conversion systems; megawatt AC/DC and DC/AC converters, design, control, protection, assembly; grid connection, compliance; reliability

Christopher Kocon

Christopher Kocon
Texas Instruments, USA

Dr. Jacques Laeuffer

Dr. Jacques Laeuffer
Dtalents, France

Focus: Design of switch mode power supplies, i.e. high frequency resonant converters, variable speed drives, i.e. for hybrid vehicles, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), control

Prof. Stéphane Lefebvre

Prof. Stéphane Lefebvre
Cnam/SATIE, France

Focus: Power Semiconductors, Thermal Management and Packaging, Power Electronics in Automotive, Traction and Aerospace, Passive Components and New Materials, Sensors

Romeo Letor

Romeo Letor
STMicroelectronics, Italy

Focus: Definition of new power and new SOC(1), SOP(2) smart power devices dedicated to automotive emerging systems

Prof. Andreas Lindemann

Prof. Andreas Lindemann
Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany

Research focus: New components in power electronic circuits and systems with special focus on reliability and EMC

Dr. Stefan Linder

Dr. Stefan Linder
Alpiq AG, Switzerland

Prof. Marco Liserre

Prof. Marco Liserre
Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Germany

Focus: Grid-connected power converterers, renewable energy systems, distributed power generation, reliability of power converters

Prof. Martin März

Prof. Martin März
Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), Germany

Focus: Power density and efficiency optimization of power converters, thermal management, system integration, RF power electronics

Dr. Gourab Majumdar

Dr. Gourab Majumdar
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

Focus: Power Semiconductors, Power Electronics, Power Generation and Transmission

Klaus Marahrens

Klaus Marahrens
SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH, Germany

Focus: Power Semiconductors, Thermal management and Packing, Control and Drive Strategies in power converters, electronic power converters

Prof. Elison Matioli

Prof. Elison Matioli
POWERlab, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

Focus: GaN power devices and technologies, semiconductor device integration, high-frequency power converters

Dr. Mike Meinhardt

Dr. Mike Meinhardt
SMA Solar Technology, Germany

Dr. Thomas Neyer

Dr. Thomas Neyer
ON Semiconductor, Germany

Focus: HV Si Device and Technologies, HV SiC Device and Technologies, BCD and Mixed Signal Design, Device Simulation and Modeling, Process Technology and Manufacturing, HV Packaging Technology

Prof. Yasuyuki Nishida

Prof. Yasuyuki Nishida
Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Focus: Three-Phase recitfiers (especially Passive and Hybrid tuples) and PWM converters/inverters

Geraldo Nojima

Geraldo Nojima
Eaton Corporation, USA

Yasuhiro Okuma

Yasuhiro Okuma
Fuji Electric, Japan

Focus: New circuit topology for power converters ( ie. UPS, PCS and Embedded power supply ), System Technology using MEMS, communication, data analysis technology and electric power control technology

Dr. Masahito Otsuki

Dr. Masahito Otsuki
Fuji Electric, Japan

Focus : Power modules for industrial and automotive power train, Power semiconductor chip and packaging technologies

Prof. Dr. Nejila Parspour

Prof. Dr. Nejila Parspour
University of Stuttgart, Germany

Focus: Modeling and Design of Electrical Machines ( specially Transverse Flux machines), Contactless Energy and Data Transfer (inductive and capacitive)

Dr. Robert J. Pasterczyk

Dr. Robert J. Pasterczyk
APC by SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, France

Prof. Gianmario Pellegrino

Prof. Gianmario Pellegrino
Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Focus: Design of rotating electrical machines (syr-e), plug-in control of AC motor drives, Wide-Bandgap-Semiconductors power converters

Dr. Volker Pickert

Dr. Volker Pickert
University of Newcastle, UK

Focus: Electric drives and power electronics for automotive applications, thermal management, fault tolerant converters, energy management

Dr. Kaushik (Raja) Rajashekara

Dr. Kaushik (Raja) Rajashekara
University of Houston, USA

Focus: Power Electronics and Drives, Transportation Electrification

Dr. Munaf Rahimo

Dr. Munaf Rahimo
ABB Switzerland Ltd., Semiconductors, Switzerland

Focus: Power Semiconductor Devices and Applications

Chris Rexer

Chris Rexer
ON Semiconductor, USA

Focus: Power Semiconductor Device and Technologies: Low Voltage to High Voltage, Silicon, SiC, GaN, Device Simulation, Packaging

Katsuaki Saito

Katsuaki Saito
Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Japan

Focus: Power Devices, High Power IGBT, diode and thristors

Franck Sarrus

Franck Sarrus
Mersen France, France

Focus: Power Electronics and components, thermal management, energy management, renewable energy

Achim Scharf

Achim Scharf
Techmedia International, Germany

Dr. Hubert Schierling

Dr. Hubert Schierling
Siemens AG, Germany

Focus: Power Converters, Drive System Aspects, Drive Control

Dr. Manfred Schlenk

Dr. Manfred Schlenk
Infineon Technologies AG, Germany

Prof. Manfred Schrödl

Prof. Manfred Schrödl
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Focus: Control and design of electric machines and drives. Special focus on sensorless control of AC drives (INFORM method)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Schumacher

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Walter Schumacher
Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany

Focus: Control of Power Electronics & Electric Drives, Mechatronics, Robotics, Signalprocessing by means of Delta Sigma Bitstreams, Stability and Control in Power Systems

Toshihisa Shimizu

Toshihisa Shimizu
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Focus: Power Electronics ( Power Converter Topologies, Photovoltaic Power Generation, EMI in Power Electronics Converters, Passive Components in Power Electronics, Application Technology of Power Devices, High-Frequency Power Converters, etc,.)

Dipl.-Ing. Elmar Stachorra

Dipl.-Ing. Elmar Stachorra
CEO of KoCoS Engineering GmbH, Germany

Focus: Mission critical Power Quality, Grid protection, On- and Offshore-HVDC-Stations

Dr. Peter K. Steimer

Dr. Peter K. Steimer
ABB Switzerland Ltd., Power Electronics, Switzerland

Focus: High power semiconductors, multi-level topologies, system design and related control and new high power applications

Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Strzalkowski

Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Strzalkowski
Analog Devices, Germany

Focus: Control and Drive Strategy in Power Converters, Electronic Power Converters, Power Electronics in Automotive, Traction and Aerospace, New and Renewable Energy Systems, Smart Grid & Communication, Passive Components and New Materials, Sensors

Dr. techn. Wolfram Teppan

Dr. techn. Wolfram Teppan
LEM Intellectual Property SA, Switzerland

Focus: Current and Voltage Transducers, Transducers for Smart Grids, Intellectual Property, Standards

Prof. Giuseppe Tomasso

Prof. Giuseppe Tomasso
University of Cassino and South Lazio, Italy

Dr. Yoshiyuki Uchida

Dr. Yoshiyuki Uchida
Japan Fine Ceramics Co., Ltd., Japan

Focus: Power Semiconductors, Ceramics, Packaging technologies for power modules

Dr. Peter Wallmeier

Dr. Peter Wallmeier
Delta Energy Systems GmbH, Germany

Focus: Magnetic Components, semiconductor technology, power controllers for inductical systems

Prof. Dehong Xu

Prof. Dehong Xu
Zhejiang University, China

Focus: High efficiency high power density power conversion for switching power supply, Soft switching Inverter and control, Power Electronics for Renewable Energy

Prof. Peter Zacharias

Prof. Peter Zacharias
University of Kassel, Germany

Focus: Lasers, renewable energy systems, semiconductors and magnetic components

Honorary board

Jean-Paul Beaudet
Schneider Electric, France

Prof. Helmut Knöll
University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt, Germany

Prof. Jean-Marie Peter
France

Prof. Gerhard Pfaff
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Prof. Alfred Rufer
EPFL, Switzerland

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