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CIPS 2024 | March 12-14 | Düsseldorf, Germany
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CIPS - International Conference on Integrated Power Electronics Systems

In the next decades, power electronic system develop­ ment will be driven by energy saving systems, intelligent energy management, power quality, system miniaturization and high reliability. Monolithic and hybrid system integration will comprise advanced device concepts including wide bandgap devices, new packaging technologies and the overall integration of actuators/drives (mechatronic integration).

CIPS is consequently focused on the following main aspects:

  • assembly and interconnect technology for power electronic devices and converters
  • integration of hybrid systems and mechatronic systems with high power density
  • systems‘ and components‘ operational behaviour, reliability and availability

Basic technologies for integrated power electronic systems as well as upcoming new important applications will be presented in interdisciplinary invited papers.

In 2024, the successful story of CIPS will continue as the conference‘s focus is today more important than ever – increasing functionality, energy efficiency and system reliability while decreasing cost.

EDAS Program

Keynote Speakers

Rik W. De Doncker

Prof. Rik W. De Doncker

Keynote Topic 4 - Integrated Packaging of Wide Bandgap Power Devices for Ultra-high Power Density DC Converters

Rik W. De Doncker

Keynote Topic 4 - Integrated Packaging of Wide Bandgap Power Devices for Ultra-high Power Density DC Converters

Rik W. De Doncker, IEEE Fellow,  received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the KULeuven, Belgium. Since Oct. 1996, he is professor at RWTH Aachen University, Germany, where he leads the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA).  In Oct. 2006 he was appointed director of the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University.  He is director of the BMBF Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) Research CAMPUS. He has a doctor honoris causa degree of TU Riga, Latvia. He has published over 700 technical papers and is holder of more than 60 patents. Dr. De Doncker is recipient of the IAS Outstanding Achievements Award, the 2013 Newell Power Electronics IEEE Technical Field Award, and the 2014 IEEE PELS Harry A. Owen Outstanding Service Award. In 2015 he was awarded Fellow status at RWTH University. In 2016 he became member of the German Academy of Science and Technology (ACATECH). 2020 he received the IEEE Medal in Power Engineering.

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Francesco Iannuzzo

Keynote topic 5 - Large-Scale Adoption of Silicon Carbide in the Automotive Sector: What is Missing?

Francesco

Keynote topic 5 - Large-Scale Adoption of Silicon Carbide in the Automotive Sector: What is Missing?

Francesco Iannuzzo is currently a professor of reliable power electronics at AAU Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests are in the field of reliability of power electronic devices, condition monitoring, failure modeling, and testing to failure, both under power cycling and extreme conditions. He is the author or co-author of about 300 publications in journals and international conferences, five book chapters, and has edited a book on Modern Power Electronic Devices (2020, IET). He is the founder and co-editor in chief of the Power Electronic Devices and Components journal published by Elsevier. He has been contributing +30 technical seminars, keynotes, and invited speeches at top-tier conferences such as ISPSD, IRPS, EPE, ECCE, PCIM, and APEC.

Prof. Iannuzzo currently serves as the chair of the IEEE IAS Power Electronic Devices and Components Committee. He was the General Chair of the ESREF conference in 2018, the IWIPP conference in 2022, and the EPE-ECCE Europe conference in 2023.

Invited Speakers

Kevin Hermanns

Design Automation for Power Electronics: a path towards realization

Design Automation for Power Electronics: a path towards realization

Kevin Hermanns is founder and managing director of PE-Systems GmbH. PE-Systems offers solutions in the field of design automation for power electronics including automated characterization and device modelling. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Kevin started his professional career at Siemens in the project office of large-scale railway automation projects. Afterwards, he worked as a research associate at the Technical University of Darmstadt in the Power Electronics Department. During this time, his research interests focused mainly on the distortions of high-power converters. He actively contributed to Cigre working group B4.67, which resulted in the technical brochure “AC side harmonics and appropriate limits for VSC HVDC”. He is also an active participant in national and international standardization committees (e.g. IEC and CENELEC). Kevin is the current and founding chair of the newly formed IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Design Methodologies. As such, he sees his role as promoting the use of novel design methodologies. In particular, he focuses on the interaction between design tools and test and measurement techniques.

Matthias Hammerl

Matthias Hammerl

Reliability of GaN power chip embedding in different stack up

Matthias Hammerl

Reliability of GaN power chip embedding in different stack up

Matthias Hammerl is the Senior Expert for High Power Electronics within Vitesco Technologies. Vitesco Technologies, is a leading international supplier of modern powertrain technologies and electric mobility solutions. He holds a Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Regensburg, Germany. After his study he joined Siemens VDO Automotive as a development engineer for power electronics. For 18 years he is engaged with the development of power electronics for automotive applications. This includes serial and innovation products like Traction Inverter, DCDC Onboard Charger and Starter Generator at different voltage level. Beside this he is the Vice President of the European Center of Power Electronics (ECPE). Which is an industry-driven Research Network to promote education, innovation, science, research and technology transfer in the area of Power Electronics in Europe.

Michael Hornkamp

Michael Hornkamp

Automotive Plug&Play Gate-Driver for 1200V Automotive SiC/IGBT Modules

Michael Hornkamp

Automotive Plug&Play Gate-Driver for 1200V Automotive SiC/IGBT Modules

As a member of the management team for CT-Concept Technologie AG, Michael Hornkamp joined Power Integrations as senior director of marketing for gate driver products with the 2012 acquisition. He helped establish Power Integrations presence in many high-power markets and applications and led the formation of Power Integrations new power electronics laboratory in Ense, Germany. Michael shifted his focus to the automotive market in 2017 and is now leading the way in scoring major design wins in the auto industry in Germany and beyond.

Deeply immersed in electrical engineering since his youth, Michael Hornkamp got his degree in electric energy technologies from Universität-Gesamthochschule Paderborn in Soest. He began his career in Taiwan working for German company Stromag Technology before joining Infineon in 2000. He built Infineon’s IGBT application engineering teams in Germany, China and India before leaving in 2009 for CT-Concept in Switzerland. Michael Hornkamp is the author of the IGBT Modules Technologies, Driver and Application handbook published by Infineon.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dennis Kampen

About the perplexing functionality of soft magnetic components in the field despite all the manufacturing and material tolerances and inaccuracies in the calculations

About the perplexing functionality of soft magnetic components in the field despite all the manufacturing and material tolerances and inaccuracies in the calculations

Prof. Dennis Kampen completed his diploma in Electrical Engineering at the University of Bremen, Germany, in 2006, followed by a PHD from the University of Stuttgart in 2012.

For over 16 years, from 2007 to 2023, Prof. Kampen was at BLOCK Transformatoren-Elektronik GmbH in Verden, Germany and held the position of General Manager for Research, Innovation, and Digitalization. During his tenure, he contributed significantly to the company's technological advancements and played a vital role in driving research and innovation.

In 2023, Prof. Kampen assumed the role of Professor for Automation and Mechatronics at the City University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. He shares his knowledge and experience with aspiring engineers, shaping the future of automation and mechatronics through his teaching and research.

Koji Makihara

Koji Makihara

The latest material technology to support power module packaging

Koji Makihara

The latest material technology to support power module packaging

Koji Makihara is an automotive related section manager for R&D development group of Information & Telecommunication Materials Research Laboratory, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., LTD. He has the master of degree for organic chemistry and now he is working for the development of epoxy encapsulation material for power module.

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Jonas Huber

Paradigm Shift in Power Electronics Towards Circular Economy Compatibility

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Paradigm Shift in Power Electronics Towards Circular Economy Compatibility

Jonas Huber received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich, Switzerland, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. Since 2012, he has been with the Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zürich; since 2016 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Since 2017, he has gained industry experience as a Power Electronics R&D Engineer at ABB Switzerland, working on high-power dc-dc converter systems for traction applications, and as a Business Development Manager with a Swiss utility company. Then, in 2020, he returned to the Power Electronic Systems Laboratory as a Senior Researcher. His research interests include solid-state transformers, motor drives, and all types of WBG-semiconductor-based ultra-compact, ultra-efficient or highly dynamic converter systems, and their environmental impacts.

Christian Zorn

Christian Zorn

A Concept for Detection of Humidity Driven Degradation of IGBT Modules

Christian Zorn

A Concept for Detection of Humidity Driven Degradation of IGBT Modules

Dr.-Ing. Christian Zorn, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, Postkamp 12, 30159 Hannover, Germany

Christian Zorn served as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Electrical Drives, Power Electronics and Devices (IALB).  He received the Dr.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bremen, in 2019.

From 2018 to 2021, he served as a Research Manager at the Center for Wind Energy Research, Bremen, Germany. In 2021 he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES. His research interests include advanced reliability test procedures for power electronics and semiconductor devices, lifetime modelling for power electronics, condition-based maintenance for converter systems, and fail diagnostics of electronics.

Marco Liserre

Unlocking the Opportunities of Bidirectional GaN Devices in Isolated DC/DC Converters and Multilevel Inverters

Unlocking the Opportunities of Bidirectional GaN Devices in Isolated DC/DC Converters and Multilevel Inverters

Dima Novo

Dima Novo

D3GaN VM044 transfer molded power module for drive train inverter - Design challenges and construction

Dima Novo

D3GaN VM044 transfer molded power module for drive train inverter - Design challenges and construction

Dima Novo is an experienced engineer and manager in power electronics. He is leading at VisIC multi-disciplinary teams for design, manufacturing and commissioning of GaN power chips, devices and modules to enable off and on-board EV charger systems and power inverters for the automotive industry. Prior to joining VisIC Dima was holding engineering positions in Arrival, Ormat , Contel and Yanai. Dima holds a B.Sc degree in El. Engineering from the University of Ben Gurion in Israel.

Mark-M. Bakran

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mark-M. Bakran

Is the Motor Insulation System really affected by high Voltage Transients?

Mark-M. Bakran

Is the Motor Insulation System really affected by high Voltage Transients?

Mark-M. Bakran (VDE, SM IEEE) received the Diploma and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, in 1992 and 1995, respectively. From 1995 to 2011, he was with Siemens AG, Germany. Within the Traction Division, he was responsible for power electronics from auxiliary converters to hybrid buses and from light rail vehicles to locomotives. In 2011, he became an Appointed Professor with the University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.