Designing high-power-density power electronics for transportation applications, with emphasis on the use of Wide Band Gap semiconductor devices? by Dushan Boroyevich, Professor at CPES – Virginia Tech.

Event information

Start date :03/11/2016

End date :03/11/2016

Time :16:00

Location : Amphi. 2 - MRV, 118 route de Narbonne, 31400, Toulouse


The use of power electronics beyond railway traction is becoming a mainstream practice in the 21st century, driven by the continuous need for improvements in fuel consumption, emissions, weight, and travel experience. Although most of the critical concepts and components have been successfully demonstrated and deployed on numerous transportation platforms, even greater benefits are expected from the expected widespread use of SiC and GaN devices. However, these benefits depend not only on the further improvements in new devices and materials, but also on the way they are integrated into modules, converters, distribution networks, and overall energy management architectures. Several examples of the recent research and development directed towards increasing power density, reliability, efficiency, and stability of the electrical power systems for aircraft, railway, ships and road vehicles will be presented.


dboroyevich_bioDushan Boroyevich received his Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade in 1976 and his M.S. degree from the University of Novi Sad in 1982, in what then used to be Yugoslavia.  He received his PhD degree in 1986 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, USA.

From 1986 to 1990, he was an assistant professor and director of the Power and Industrial Electronics Research Program in the Institute for Power and Electronic Engineering at the University of Novi Sad. He then joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech as associate professor. He is now American Electric Power Professor at the department and co-director of the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). He was the president of the IEEE Power Electronics Society for 2011-12. Dushan is a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

Dushan’s research interests include multi-phase power conversion, electronic power distribution systems, power electronics systems modeling and control, and multi-disciplinary design optimization.