2018 International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
1-3 November 2018, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Symposium is co-sponsored by IEEE Industry Applications Society, IEEE Power Electronics Society and IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.


Power Converters for Energy Storage Applications
- Analysis and Design from Theory to Practice -

Power electronics and static power converters play significant role in industrial applications, power generation and transmission, home appliance, transportation, etc., etc. In most of the applications above mentioned, we are facing higher and higher demand for an energy storage device. Several different energy storage technologies are available today: flywheel, electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC), fuel-cells (FC) and electrochemical batteries. An energy storage cannot be directly connected to the power conversion system. An interface ac/dc or dc/dc power converter between the energy storage and the system is also required.
In the first part of the seminar we will discuss state of the art energy storage devices, their applications, design and sizing. In the second part of the seminar, we will discuss in deep details interface power converters such as dc/dc and ac/dc converters. The discussion will cover different topologies such as voltage and current source converters, multi cell and multi-level converters, isolated and non-isolated converters, full and partial power rated converters, etc., etc. Control strategy of different concepts will be covered too. Several case studies and design examples will be given as concluding part of the seminar.
This seminar is aimed at power electronics engineers, professionals and graduate students who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of advanced energy storage devices, interface converters and their application in power conversion, nowadays as well as in the near future.

Prof. Dr. Petar J. Grbović

Innsbruck Power Electronics Laboratory (i-PEL)
University of Innsbruck

Dr. Petar J. Grbović received the Dipl. Ing. (B. Sc.) and the Magister (M.Sc.) degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1999 and 2005, and the Doctor (Ph.D) degree from the Laboratoire ’Électrotechnique et d’Électronique de Puissance de Lille, l’Ecole Centrale de Lille, France in 2010.
From March 1999 to February 2003, he was an R/D Engineer with RDA Co, Belgrade. From November 2000 to June 2001, he was a Consulting Engineer with CESET Italy (a division of Emerson Appliance Motors Europe). From March 2003 to April 2005, he was with the R&D Department, PDL Electronics, Ltd., Napier, New Zealand. Since April 2005 until July 2010 he was working with Schneider Toshiba Inverter Europe, Pacy-Sur-Eure, France, as Power Electronics Group Expert. Since September 2010 until August 2011 he was with General Electric Global Research, Munich, Germany. Since September 2011 he is with HUAWEI Technologies, Europe Energy Competence Centre in Munich/Nuremberg, Germany, where he works as a Senior Expert in the area of power electronics and power conversion. Since 2016 he is a scientific member of Centre of Power Electronics and Drives, C-PED Lab., Roma TRE University, Italy. From November 1st 2018 he will be appointed as Full (University) Professor at Innsbruck Power Electronics Laboratory (i-PEL), the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
The focus of his research is on application of advanced energy storage devices, active gate driving for high power IGBTs and JFET SiC, power converter topologies, advanced power semiconductor devices and control of power converters and semiconductor switches.
Dr. Grbović published over 60 IEEE conference/journal papers, 16 IEEE tutorials and a book “Ultra-capacitors in power Conversion Systems: Analysis, Modelling and Design in Theory and Practice”. He has 17 patents granted and 9 patent application pending.

MMC-based Converters for MVDC Applications

Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) power distribution networks are currently being considered for various applications, from large wind and solar power collection and distribution grids to marine on-board electrical systems. Research activities in these areas also reveal various technological gaps, predominantly the lack of suitable conversion and protection equipment. In contrast to Solid State Transformers (SSTs), characterized with highly modular converter structures comprising multiple galvanically isolated sub-converter stages, there are other possibilities to realize high-power medium voltage isolated converters employing a single transformer for isolation. The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC), with its excellent voltage scalability through series-connection of cells, offers such a possibility for various conversion structures needed in MV applications. This will be covered in the tutorial, predominantly focusing on high power MMC-based DC-AC and DC-DC galvanically isolated converters for MVDC applications. Topologies proposed in the literatures, as well as novel topologies proposed by authors, will be covered, analysed and supported by illustrative PLECS simulation examples.

Prof. Dr. Drazen Dujic

Power Electronics Laboratory - PEL
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland

Drazen Dujic is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Power Electronics Laboratory at EPFL. He received the Dipl.Ing. and MSc degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and the PhD degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK in 2008.
From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Assistant with the Faculty of Technical Sciences at University of Novi Sad. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Research Associate with Liverpool John Moores University. After that he moved to industry and joined ABB Switzerland Ltd, where from 2009 to 2013, he was Scientist and then Principal Scientist with ABB Corporate Research Center in Baden-Dättwil, and from 2013 to 2014 he was R&D Platform Manager with ABB Medium Voltage Drives in Turgi. He is with EPFL since 2014.
His research interests include the areas of design and control of advanced high power electronic systems and high-performance drives, predominantly for the medium voltage applications related to electrical energy generation, conversion and storage. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 scientific publications and has filed eleven patents.
In 2014, he received The Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Power Electronics, presented at International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Hiroshima 2014, Japan. He is Senior Member of IEEE, EPE Member, and serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics and IET Electric Power Applications.

Dr. Alexandre Christe

ABB Corporate Research Centre

Alexandre Christe was born in Sion, Switzerland. He received the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2012, 2014 and 2018 respectively. Since May 2018, he is with ABB Corporate Research Center in Västerås, Sweden. His research interests include the design and control of multilevel converters for medium voltage applications. He is an IEEE Member.

Mr. Stefan Milovanovic

Power Electronics Laboratory – PEL
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – EPFL
Lausanne, Switzerland

Stefan Milovanovic received his Dipl.Ing. and MSc degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 2015 and 2016, respectively. From 2015 to 2016 he worked as a graduate teaching assistant at the same institution. Currently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree at Power Electronics Laboratory at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. His research interests include High Power DC-DC conversion. He is an IEEE Student Member.

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