The Power Electronics Laboratory supports research in the area of analog, mixed-signal, and high power electronics including analysis, modeling, simulation, and hardware implementation of power electronic systems covering the technical areas of power semiconductors, magnetics, controls, and digital systems. Application domain of circuits and systems studied is primarily high-reliability electronics for commercial and defense applications. Accordingly, there is a strong technical cooperation with the U.S. Naval and Air Force Research Laboratories.
Recent projects included designing high temperature dc-dc power converters for aerospace application, electrical characterization of 4.5 kV/200 A Si IGBT/SiC Schottky modules, designing and simulating a hybrid energy storage system for future aircrafts, energy accumulator unit for avionics application, developing circuits and systems for characterizing SiC, GaN, and AlN power switching devices.