Best Paper Award/Young Engineer Award The award winners 2014

Redakteur: Eilyn Dommel

At PCIM excellent research in power electronics is appreciated with a Best Paper Award as well as three Young Engineer Awards. Here are the winners in 2014.

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Best Paper Award and Young Engineer Award 2014
Best Paper Award and Young Engineer Award 2014
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Winner of the prestigious Best Paper Award is Martel Tsirinomeny from École polytechnique fédérale (EPFL) in Switzerland for his paper on "Configurable Modular Multilevel Converter (CMMC) for a Universal and Flexible Integrated Charging System".

His concept is designed for a large range of charging infrastructure from AC household basic supply to AC or DC ultrafast charging for e-mobility.

Winner of the Best Paper Award 2014: Martel Tsirinomeny of the EPFL in Switzerland
Winner of the Best Paper Award 2014: Martel Tsirinomeny of the EPFL in Switzerland

The three winners of the Young Engineer Award 2014 are:


Dr. Vinooth Sundaramoorthy: Simultaneous Online Estimation of Junction Temperature and Current of IGBTs using Emitter-Auxiliary Emitter Parasitic Inductance.

Dr. Sundaramoorthy is working as a Scientist at Corporate Research Center of ABB Switzerland Ltd since August 2008. His research interests include design and characterization of silicon and wide bandgap semiconductor devices for power electronic applications. In his Paper he presents a novel method for online estimation of the junction temperature of semiconductor chips in IGBT modules, based on the voltage drop across the parasitic inductor that exists between the main emitter and auxiliary emitter terminals.

Hidekazu Umeda: Highly Efficient Low-Voltage DC-DC Converter at 2to 5 MHz with High Operating Current Using GaN Gate Injection Transistors.

Umeda received the B.S. and M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Osaka University, Japan, in 2004 and 2006, respectively. In 2006, he joined Semiconductor Device Research Center, Panasonic Co. Ltd., Osaka, Japan. His current interests include GaN-based electronic devices for power switching and high frequency applications.

Gang Yang: High Efficiency Parallel-Parallel Interleaved LLC Resonant Converter for HV/LV Conversion in Electric/Hybrid Vehicles.

Gang Yang received Dipl.-Ing. degree from SUPELEC, France, 2010. Since 2010 he has been with VALEO as a R&D engineer, where he was involved in the research and development of high efficiency DC/DC power converters for electric vehicles. In his Paper a hybrid/electric automobile targeted 2.5 kW, 250 kHz, HV/LV double phase parallel-parallel LLC resonant converter is presented. A double loop control strategy is proposed to share the current equally between the two power cells and to maintain a high efficiency among a wide power range.