Several tutorials will be organised on Monday 7 September 2020.

Please note: The organization of the tutorials is subjected to a minimum number of participants. In case of cancellation for lack of participation, participants will be offered either to participate in another tutorial or to be refunded at no cost.

If, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no live event is organized in Lyon, the Tutorials will take place online.

The following tutorials are proposed:

TUTORIAL N° 1 – Characterization and impact of SiC and GaN on Power Drive Systems
(Morning)

  • Bernardo Cougo, IRT Saint-Exupery (in Toulouse, France)

TUTORIAL N° 2 – From offline to real-time simulations to support HVDC integrations in transmission system – TSO’s experience
(Full day)

  • Dr. Hani SAAD, National Center of Grid Expertise, RTE
  • Dr. Sebastien DENNETIERE, National Center of Grid Expertise, RTE, Lyon, France
  • Dr. Pierre RAULT, National Center of Grid Expertise, RTE, Paris, France

TUTORIAL N° 3 – Control of Modular Multilevel Converters for Variable-Voltage Variable-Frequency Applications
(Full day)

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens, Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Jakub Kucka, Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • Dr.-Ing. Dennis Karwatzki, Siemens AG, Large Drive Applications, Nuremberg, Germany

TUTORIAL N° 4 – Electronic Design Automation and optimization algorithms for the next generation of optimal power converters
(Morning)

  • Dr. Ing. Timothe Delaforge, Senior researcher Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

TUTORIAL N° 5 – Model Predictive Control of Power Electronic Systems
(Full day)

  • Tobias Geyer, ABB Corporate Research, ABB Switzerland Ltd., 5405 Baden-Dättwil, Switzerland
  • Petros Karamanakos, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences, Tampere University, 33101 Tampere, Finland

TUTORIAL N° 6 – Capacitor Voltage Control in NPC and Hybrid Multilevel Converters: Where are we now?
(Afternoon)

  • Professor Xibo Yuan, The University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Associate Professor Sergio Busquets-Monge, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

TUTORIAL N° 7 – Reliability-Oriented Thermal Modelling of Power Electronics Systems
(Afternoon)

  • Dr. Amir Sajjad Bahman, Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE), Aalborg University, Denmark