SC6: Power/Energy Electronics Design 4.0

Prof. Johann Kolar, Power Electronic Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich

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Prof. Kolar received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude / promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae) from the University of Technology Vienna, Austria, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. Since 1984, he has been working as an independent researcher and international consultant in close collaboration with the University of Technology Vienna, in the fields of power electronics, industrial electronics and high performance drives. He has proposed numerous novel PWM converter topologies, and modulation and control concepts and has supervised over 60 Ph.D. students. He has published over 650 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings, 3 book chapters, and has filed more than 140 patents. The focus of his current research is on ultra-compact and ultra-efficient SiC and GaN converter systems, wireless power transfer, solid-state transformers, power supplies on chip, and ultra-high speed and bearingless motors. Dr. Kolar has received 23 IEEE Transactions and Conference Prize Paper Awards, the 2014 IEEE Middlebrook Award, and two ETH Zurich Golden Owl Awards for excellence in teaching. He initiated and/or is the founder of four ETH Spin-off companies. He is a member of the steering committees of several leading international conferences in the field and has served from 2001 through 2013 as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Since 2002 he also is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Power Electronics of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the IEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering