CORPE Guests

Duan Yaoqiang received the master degree in power electronics from China Electric Power Research Institute, Beijing, China, in 2015.

He is currently working toward the PHD degree at Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), Wuhan, China.

His main research work is about the modeling of high power IGBTs.

In 2014, he was a Student Intern with Global Energy Internet Research Institute, Beijing, China. In 2015 he received the China EPRI's Excellent Dissertation Award.

Visiting Period: August 2016 - July 2017

Home University: Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), China

Research Topic:
Multi-physics and Multi-time Scale Modeling of IGBT

 

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Alessandro Soldati got his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in 2011 and 2013 respectively, from University of Parma. After spending some time in an industrial-truck equipment company, he currently works with the Department of Information Engineering of the same University, as a Ph.D. student.

His research interests focus on active gate drivers for wide band-gap devices, high-density power converters and motor control algorithms. He participates to different teaching activities, ranging from Analog Electronics to Digital Devices, and co-tutors theses on Power Electronics projects.

Visiting Period: January 1, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Home University: University of Parma, Italy

Research topic:
Gate drivers for wide band-gap devices, high-density power converters and motor control algorithms Multi-physics and Multi-time Scale Modeling of IGBT

 

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Yang Liu received the Masters and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Control Science and Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, in 2005 and 2009 respectively.
From 2009 to 2011, he worked as a post-doc at the School of Mechanical Science & Engineering, HUST.

And then he became an assistant professor with the Department of Control Science and Engineering, HUST during 2011-2014. Since 2014, he has been an associated Professor with the School of Automation, HUST. During 2016-2017, he is a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.

He is engaged in research and applications of power electronics, electrical drives, fault diagnosis and intelligent control. He is the author or coauthor of more than 50 technical papers. He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2016.

Visiting Period: 18.03.2016-16.03.2017

Home University: Automation School, Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Research topic: Hybrid energy management and reliability research

 

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Hao Niu He received Bachelor degree and master degree in Instrument Science and Technology from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.

From 2015, he is working towards PhD degree with the school of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Harbin Institute of Technology. His research interests include lifecycle reliability assessment and robust design of electronic products.

Visiting Period: Sep. 2016 ~ Sep. 2017

Home University: Harbin Institute of Technology

Research Topic: Reliability assessment of LED driver based on mission profile
 

 

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Haijin Li received his Bachelor Degree in College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University in 2010. Now, he is a Ph.D candidate in Institute of Power Electronics, Zhejiang University. His research mainly focuses on the protection and fault tolerant design for Super Uninterruptable Power Supply and DC microgrid.

Visiting Period: From 31st March 2016 to 1st April 2017

Home University: Zhejiang University

Research Topic: Fault Tolerant Design of DC microgrid system

 

 

 

Kazunori Hasegawa received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He was an assistant professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology from 2012 to 2013. Since 2013, he has been an assistant professor at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan.

He is currently a guest researcher with the Center of Reliable Power Electronics, Aalborg University, Denmark, from January 2017. His research interests include power conversion systems, reliability of power converters and components, and motor drives.

Visiting Period: From January to March 2017

Home University: Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Research Topic: Design, optimization, and reliability analysis of DC-link capacitors
 

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Zhen Zhang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with Northwestern Polytechnical University. His research interests include permanent-magnet brushless DC motor drives, power converters, and renewable energy systems.

Visiting Period: 25 Feb. 2016 to 5 Mar. 2017

Home University: Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

Research Topic: Development of advanced control strategies for single-phase photovoltaic systems

 

 

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Takaaki Tanaka received his B.E. in electric engineering from National Institute of Technology, Maizuru College, Kyoto, Japan, in 2010 and his M.E. in electrical engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Niigata, Japan, in 2012.

Since 2012, he has been with Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. in research and development, Tokyo, Japan. He is currently a guest researcher with the Center of Reliable Power Electronics, Aalborg University, Denmark, from December 2015. His research interests are power electronics, power converters, power semiconductors and their applications. He is a member of Institute of Electrical Engineering of Japan (IEEJ).

Visiting time period: From December 2015 to December 2017

Home university/company affiliation: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

Research Topic: Reliability evaluation methodology for power electronics system

 

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Elizaveta Liivik received Dipl.-Eng, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, in 1998, 2000, and 2015, respectively.

She is currently a Researcher at the Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology.

From 2002 to 2007, she was a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Drives and Power Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology. Her main research interests include impedance-source power electronic converters, renewable energy and distributed generation, as well as control and reliability issues of power electronic converters in active distribution networks.
 

Visiting period: Jan. 1, 2017 ~ Dec. 31, 2018

Home University: Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Research Topic: Impedance-source DC-DC converters for residential renewable energy applications and their control methods

 

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Gang Zhang: Assistant Professor, School of Automation Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Research areas: control of power electronics, reliability in power electronics, intelligent control

Visiting time period: 2016.2~2017.2

Home university: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

The research topic of my visit: power loss and thermal management for converter