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

Senior Expert, Power Conversion Technology Lab.
Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH
Munich, Germany

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.

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