3rd IEEE PELS DLP: Prof. Dr. Petar J. Grbović

Dear All,
IEEE Power Electronics Society Malaysia Chapter cordially invite you to attend a DLP by Professor Dr. Petar J. Grbović from The University of Innsbruck, Austria:
“Power Converters for Energy Storage Applications – Analysis & Design from Theory to Practice”
Date29th November 2019(Friday)
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
VenueConference Room, Level 4Engineering Tower, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya

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. In November 2018 he was appointed as Full (University) Professor at Innsbruck Power Electronics Laboratory (i-PEL), the Institute of Mechatronics, the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

The focus of his research is on application and control of advanced power semiconductors, power converter topologies, extreme power density & efficiency power converters, energy storage devices and applications, and control of power converters.


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.


Power electronics and static power converters play a significant role in industrial applications, power generation and transmission, home appliances, 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. 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 required. In the first part of the seminar state of the art energy storage devices, their applications, design, and sizing will be intensively discussed. In the second part of the seminar, we will discuss 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 for different concepts and applications 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.

Thanks & Best regards,

Leong Wen Chek (梁文杰)


Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory (PEARL)

Department of Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering
University of Malaya
Tel:    +603 7967 7667
Fax:    +603 7967 5316

Website: pearl.um.edu.my

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