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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

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

Focus: Power semiconductors SMART power including power electronics system engineering

Dr. Silvio Colombi

Dr. Silvio Colombi
ABB, Switzerland

Focus: Power quality, power electronics, mechatronics

Prof. Dr. Drazen Dujic

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

Focus: High power electronics

Dr. Eric Favre

Dr. Eric Favre
IMI-Precision Engineering, Switzerland

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

Prof. Dr. Johann Walter Kolar

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

Focus: Power electronics, drive systems and smart grids

Prof. Dr. Philippe Ladoux

Prof. Dr. Philippe Ladoux
University of Toulouse, France

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

Prof. Dr. Josef Lutz

Prof. Dr. Josef Lutz
Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Focus: Power semiconductor devices, ruggedness, reliability, electromobility

Prof. Dr.  Jose Mario Pacas

Prof. Dr. Jose Mario Pacas
University of Siegen, Germany

Focus: Motion control, industrial drives, power converters

Prof. Dr.  Uwe Scheuermann

Prof. Dr. Uwe Scheuermann
Semikron Elektronik, Germany

Focus: Power electronic packaging, reliability of power electronic systems, simulation and modeling

Advisory board

Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Azcondo

Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Azcondo
University of Cantabria, Spain

Focus: Modeling and control of power converters: DC/DC, resonant and grid connected converters. Outdoor lighting, battery charging and arc welding

Prof. Dr. Mark-M. Bakran

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

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

Prof. Dr. Pavol Bauer

Prof. Dr. 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. Dr. Frede Blaabjerg

Prof. Dr. 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 modules

Bruce Carsten

Bruce Carsten
Bruce Carsten Associates, USA

Focus: Power converters, including HF magnetics design, EMI control, and development of HV SiC BJTs

Daniel Chatroux

Daniel Chatroux
CEA-LITEN, France

Focus: Power quality, power electronics, mechatronics

Hilmar Darrelmann

Hilmar Darrelmann
Owner of Darrelmann + Partner Ingenieure, Germany

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

Prof. Dr. Enrique J. Dede

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

Prof. Dr. Hans-Günter Eckel

Prof. Dr. 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, converters for renewable energy systems

Prof. Dr. J. A. Ferreira

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

Focus: Magnetics, Packaging and System Integration

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. Marc Hiller

Prof. Dr. Marc Hiller
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Focus: Low and medium voltage converters for energy and industrial applications, Power electronic systems

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Hoffmann

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

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

Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper
MACCON, Germany

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

Ionel Dan Jitaru

Ionel Dan Jitaru
Rompower, USA

Focus: Power conversion technologies, magnetic technologies, very high efficiency power conversion, high efficiency magnetic technologies

Prof. Dr. Nando Kaminski

Prof. Dr. 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: Development of power semiconductor modules, FWD technologies, packaging and assembly technologies, reliability of power semiconductors

Dr. Ulrich Kirchenberger

Dr. Ulrich Kirchenberger
STMicroelectronics, Germany

Focus: Power electronics semiconductors especially with WBG materials and PE systems, integrated low and medium voltage converters

Dr. Philip C. Kjaer

Dr. Philip C. Kjaer
Vestas Wind Systems, Denmark

Focus: Megawatt energy conversion systems, megawatt AC/DC and DC/AC converters, grid connection, compliance, reliability

Christopher Kocon

Christopher Kocon
Texas Instruments, USA

Focus: Power semiconductor device technologies and their applications, low to high voltage. Device and converter simulations, packaging.

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

Prof. Dr. Stéphane Lefebvre

Prof. Dr. Stéphane Lefebvre
SATIE, France

Focus: Power semiconductors, thermal management and packaging, power electronics in automotive, traction and aerospace, passive components and new materials, sensors

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lindemann

Prof. Dr. 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, Switzerland

Focus: Power semiconductor devices and modules, high power applications, renewable energy

Prof. Dr. Marco Liserre

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

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

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Lobo Heldwein

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Lobo Heldwein
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil

Focus: Power electronics, three-phase power converters, smart microgrids, EMC for power converters, medium voltage drives

Prof. Dr. Martin März

Prof. Dr. 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, Germany

Focus: Power semiconductors, thermal management and packing, control and drive strategies in power converters, electronic power converters

Prof. Dr. Elison Matioli

Prof. Dr. 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

Focus: Renewable and battery energy systems, grid feeding, off-grid, topologies, control, power electronics packaging 

Dr. Thomas Neyer

Dr. Thomas Neyer
ON Semiconductor, Germany

Focus: HV SiC device and technologies, device simulation and modeling, process technology and manufacturing, HV packaging technology

Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Nishida

Prof. Dr. Yasuyuki Nishida
Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan

Focus: Three-phase rectifiers (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, system technology, communication, data analysis technology and electric power control technology

Prof. Dr. Frank Osterwald

Prof. Dr. Frank Osterwald
Danfoss Silicon Power, Germany

Focus: Packaging and interconnection technologies and cooling of power modules, reliability of power modules

Dr. Masahito Otsuki

Dr. Masahito Otsuki
Fuji Electric, Japan

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

Dr. Robert J. Pasterczyk

Dr. Robert J. Pasterczyk
Schneider Electric, France

Focus: High power converters design, power integration and packaging technologies, HF magnetic materials, components and applications

Prof. Dr. Gianmario Pellegrino

Prof. Dr. 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. Munaf Rahimo

Dr. Munaf Rahimo
MTAL GmbH, 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 thyristors

Achim Scharf

Achim Scharf
Techmedia International, Germany

Focus: Micro and power semiconductor manufacturing and application. In charge of editorial content for Power Electronic Europe magazines

Dr. Hubert Schierling

Dr. Hubert Schierling
Siemens, Germany

Focus: Power converters, drive system aspects, drive control

Dr. Manfred Schlenk

Dr. Manfred Schlenk
Infineon Technologies, Germany

Focus: Resonant converter, motor electronics, digital control, magnetic design

Prof. Dr. Manfred Schrödl

Prof. Dr. 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. Walter Schumacher

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

Focus: Control of power electronics and electric drives, mechatronics, robotics, signal processing, stability and control in power systems

Prof. Dr. Toshihisa Shimizu

Prof. Dr. Toshihisa Shimizu
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

Focus: Power electronics (power converter topologies, photovoltaic power generation, EMI, passive components, application technology, etc.)

Elmar Stachorra

Elmar Stachorra
KoCoS Engineering, Germany

Focus: Mission critical power quality, grid protection, on- and offshore-HVDC-stations

Dr. Peter K. Steimer

Dr. Peter K. Steimer
ABB Switzerland, Switzerland

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

Dr. Bernhard Strzalkowski

Dr. Bernhard Strzalkowski
Analog Devices, Germany

Focus: Power converters, power electronics in automotive, traction and aerospace, new and renewable energy systems, smart grid, communication

Dr. Wolfram Teppan

Dr. Wolfram Teppan
LEM Intellectual Property, Switzerland

Focus: Current and voltage transducers, transducers for smart grids, intellectual property, standards

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Tomasso

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

Focus: Power electronics for industrial applications and renewable energy. Battery systems and powertrains for hybrid and electric vehicles

Dr. Yoshiyuki Uchida

Dr. Yoshiyuki Uchida
Japan Fine Ceramics, Japan

Focus: Power semiconductors, ceramics, packaging technologies for power modules

Dr. Peter Wallmeier

Dr. Peter Wallmeier
Delta Energy Systems, Germany

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

Prof. Dr. Peter Zacharias

Prof. Dr. Peter Zacharias
University of Kassel, Germany

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

Honorary board

Jean-Paul Beaudet
Schneider Electric, France

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

Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Peter
France

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfaff
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Prof. Dr. Alfred Rufer
EPFL, Switzerland

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