11:00 - 11:30
New trends in power electronics, Jose Antonio Cobos/Pedro Alou
Over the last decade the field of power electronics has seen tremendous changes regarding the applications and employed technology. The efficiency is one of the most important parameters of the power electronics, however main aims in modern power electronic systems are to deliver the power with minimum cost and weight, to decrease the design time and to fulfill demands regarding the high dynamic of the loads such as microprocessors or RF power amplifiers. In this talk we will present some new applications such as Dynamic Voltage Scaling, Envelope Tracking and wireless energy transfer, present some design tools like PExprt and PEmag, show new technology trends like semiconductor components based on GaN and SiC or integrated magnetics. Finally we will present two applications (a dc-dc converter and a three phase rectifier) where the optimization of weight/size and efficiency was mandatory.
11:30 - 12:00
Presentation of UPM-CEI: Research Lines and Projects, Jose Antonio Cobos/ 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.
12:00 - 12:45
Ph.D./master/scholarship program of UPM-CEI, Jose Antonio Cobos, Pedro Alou, Miroslav Vasić
In the last part of the presentation, we will present you our Ph.D. and master program.
José A. Cobos received the Master and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 1989 and 1994 respectively. He is a Professor at this university since 2001. His contributions are focused in the field of power supply systems for telecom, aerospace, industrial, automotive and medical applications. His research interests include energy efficiency in microprocessors and RF amplifiers, magnetic components, piezoelectric transformers, transcutaneous energy transfer and dynamic power management. He received the “UPM Research and Development Award for faculty less than 35 years of age”, and the “Richard Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Award of the IEEE” (year 2000).
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 and PhD degree from the Technical University of Madrid in 2010. Since 2010 he has been working as a scientific researcher at Centro de Electrónica Industrial. His research interests include dc-dc converters, switching mode power supplies for RF applications, system optimizations and modeling.