DC-DC Converters for Energy Efficiency

Време27. октобар 2009. 12:00
ПредавачOscar García, Pedro Alou, Мирослав Васић (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
МестоРачунски центар ЕТФ

DC-DC converters for energy efficiency, Oscar García

The efficiency is one of the most important parameters of the power electronics. In this presentation we will review some of the recent proposals to increase the efficiency in dc-dc converters. Excellent ideas allow very high efficiency is some challenging applications such as Voltage Regulator Modules for microprocessors, automotive and RF amplifiers. We will see that there is still a lot of work pending especially in big systems such as data servers and base stations.


Presentation of UPM-CEI: Research Lines and Projects, Oscar García, Pedro Alou

We will introduce our University (UPM) and our Research Center (CEI). We will show some examples of what power electronics can do in industrial applications. These examples are based in developments carried out in our lab.

Ph.D./master/scholarship program of UPM-CEI, Oscar García, Pedro Alou,Miroslav Vasić

In the last part of the presentation, we will present you our Ph.D. and master program. Oscar García (M’99) was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1968. He received the Master and Doctoral degrees in Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), in 1992 and 1999 respectively. He is an Associate Professor at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. He has been involved in more than 40 research projects, holds 5 patents and he has published more than 120 papers in IEEE conferences and journals. He received the UPM Research and Development Award for faculty less than 35 years in year 2003 and the UPM Innovation in Education in year 2005. His research interests are switching mode power supplies, power factor correction, power architectures, and digital control applied to power electronics. He is Vicepresident of the Center of Industrial Electronics of the UPM and member of the IEEE-PELS-IES Spanish Chapter.

Pedro Alou (M’07) was born in Madrid, Spain, in 1970. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain in 1995 and 2004, respectively. He is Professor of this university since 1997. He has been involved in Power Electronics since 1995, participating in more than 25 research and development projects. He has published over 50 technical papers and holds 2 patents. Main research interests are in power supply systems and topologies, low output voltage applications, low power applications, control techniques for high dynamic response, magnetic components design and piezoelectric transformers.

Miroslav Vasić was born in Serbia 1981. He received the M.S. degree from the University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering, Serbia, in 2005. He got the master in Industrial Electronics from the University of Polytechnics Madrid, Spain, in 2008, where he is currently pursuing the PhD degree. His research interests include switching mode power supplies, RF circuit design and digital control applied to power electronics.