Energy Seminar: Juan Rivas-Davila, High-Frequency Power Converters

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Juan Rivas-Davila, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Talk Abstract:

The talk will cover how increases in switching frequency enable the miniaturization of power converters and new ways to fabricate and design power converters. It will address how these design techniques can be used in applications spanning biology, healthcare, space propulsion and automotive that use Wide Bandgap Power semiconductors at MHz frequencies. The talk will also discuss losses observed in GaN and SiC devices under high dv/dt conditions.