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  • 30/10/2019
    Student Information Night on Wednesday, 30.10.2019

    The Power Electronics and Electrical Drives Department of the PGS invites all students interested in power electronics research topics to an information evening at the E.ON Energy Research Center. We would like to introduce our institute and present our current thesis topics and student jobs (BA/MA/HiWi). Afterwards there will be a guided tour through the laboratory and the test hall before we end the evening with a discussion accompanied by food and drinks.

    To better estimate how many participants are to be expected, send an email to sign up to: katharina.hetzenecker@eonerc.rwth-aachen.de

     

  • 29/10/2019
    Seminar presentation Prof. R. Lorenz Peterson at E.ON ERC on Tuesday, 18:00

    You are cordially invited to the presentation of Dr. Rebecca Peterson, University of Michigan, presenting her recent research on Tuesday, 29th October, 18:00-19:00 Room 00.24 at E.ON ERC. The topic of the presentation will be "Exploiting In Situ Interfacial Reactions for Oxide Semiconductor Power Devices". Dr. Peterson is currently on sabbatical as a Visiting Scientist at the Paul-Drude-Institut für Festkörperelektronik at TU Berlin. 

  • 29/09/2019
    Daniel von den Hoff participates in the conference IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo in Baltimore, USA.

    Daniel von den Hoff presents his papers with the titles “Simple Empiric Root-Mean-Square Electric-Drivetrain Model for Wind Turbines with Full-Size Converter“ and “Instantaneous Start-Up and Shutdown Method for Three-Phase Dual-Active Bridge DC-DC Converters“ at the conference IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo in Baltimore, USA. The abstracts of the papers can be found below.

  • 10/09/2019
    Novel 5 MW DC Converter Put Into Operation

    As part of the Flexible Electrical Networks (FEN) research campus, the Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems at the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC) commissioned the world's most powerful medium-voltage (5 kV), medium-frequency bi-directional DC-DC converter.

     

  • 02/09/2019
    Steffen Beushausen and Jakob Teichrib participate in the conference IEEE EPE‘19 ECCE Europe in Genoa, Italy.

    Steffen Beushausen and Jakob Teichrib present their respective paper on “GaN-Based Active Gate-Drive Unit for IGBTs in Medium-Voltage Applications” and “The ETO-IGBT – A Dual-Concept of Thyristor and Transistor Power Devices” at the conference 2019 IEEE EPE’19 ECCE Europe in Genoa, Italy. The abstracts of the papers can be found below.

  • 22/08/2019
    Dr. Jingxin Hu participates in the 2019 Asia PhD School on Advanced Power Electronics in Xi’an, China

    From 15 to 22 August 2019 the 2019 Asia PhD School on Advanced Power Electronics took place in Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China. Ten IEEE Fellows over the world were invited to lecture more than 300 PhD students and young engineers. On behalf of Prof. Rik. W. De Doncker, Dr. Jingxin Hu gave a lecture on "Fast Charging in the Urban Environment".

  • 11/07/2019
    IEEE Prize Paper Award 2018 for Shenghui Cui, Nils Soltau and Prof. De Doncker

    The journal article “A High Step-Up Ratio Soft-Switching DC-DC Converter for Interconnection of MVDC and HVDC Grids,” Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 2986-3001, April, 2018, co-authored by Shenghui Cui, Nils Soltau, Rik W. De Doncker, has been awarded a Second Place Prize Paper Award for 2018 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

    Each year, The Editor and Associate Editors of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics recognize the three 1st prize papers and five 2nd prize papers deemed best among those published in the Transactions during the preceding calendar year.  The established Transactions review criteria are used as the basis for the Prize Paper selection.  Specific emphasis is placed on originality; contribution to the field; extent to which the paper is supported by analysis and experimental evidence; and quality of presentation, including the effective use of illustrations.

  • 13/06/2019
    Julia Warmuz, Jingxin Hu, Shenghui Cui und Zhiqing Yang participate the international conference IEEE PEDG 2019 in Xi’an, China.

    Julia Warmuz, Jingxin Hu, Shenghui Cui und Zhiqing Yang  visited the international conference IEEE PEDG 2019 in Xi’an, China. Ms. Warmuz presented her paper titled ‘’PV- and Battery-Ratio for very large Modular PV Parks with DC Coupled Battery Converters’’. Mr. Hu introduced his publication ’’A Partial-Power Regulated Hybrid Modular DC-DC Converter to Interconnect MVDC and LVDC Grids‘‘. Mr. Cui presented his paper ‘’AC Grid Low Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) of Diode-Rectifier Units based HVDC Transmission Systems‘‘. Mr. Yang introduced his research topic ’’Stability Assessment of a Three-phase Grid-tied PV Inverter with Eigenvalue based Method‘‘.

  • 12/06/2019
    University of Alberta, June 12, 2019

    As part of an RWTH Delegation visiting the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Prof. De Doncker was invited to give a talk on flexible electrical distribution grids and DC technologies. The seminar was organized by the Faculty of Engineering and chaired by Prof. Ying Tsui, Associated Dean, Research and International.  The local IEEE Power Electronics Chapter was invited to the seminar.

  • 04/06/2019
    NEDO Smart Communities Summit, June 4, 2019, Tokyo, Japan

    Prof. De Doncker was invited to give a talk on DC technologies at the Smart Communities Summit of the New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) of the Japanese Ministry for Energy, Trade and Industry (METI). The summit was opened by Mr. Hiroaki Ishizuka, Chairman of NEDO and Mr. Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO Hitachi, Ltd. and Chairman of the Japan Smart Community Alliance.

     

  • 13/05/2019
    3rd Workshop on Hybrid-Electric Flying

    The Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS) in cooperation with the Institute for Aerospace Systems (ILR) hosts the 3rd workshop on hybrid-electric flying. It is part of the LuFo-project “MVDC-OnBoard – Power Supply Systems for Hybrid-Electric Aircrafts” to support an intensive technical exchange between several chairs of the RWTH Aachen University and industrial companies. An optimal power supply for large hybrid-electric aircrafts is the goal of the development. Mr. Hinz (PGS) and Mr. Aigner (ILR) organized the event.

  • 17/03/2019
    Mr. Beushausen participates in the conference 2019 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Anaheim, Kalifornien, USA

    Mr. Beushausen presents his paper on “Comparison of Fast and Reliable Zero-Voltage Detection Topologies” at the conference 2019 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) in Anaheim, Kalifornien, USA. In the following the abstract of the paper is given.

  • 12/03/2019
    Daniel von den Hoff takes part in the Conference for Wind Power Drives in Aachen

    From 12 to 13 March 2019, the fourth Conference for Wind Power Drives (CWD 2019) took place at the Center for Wind Power Drives in Aachen. As part of his publication entitled "Design and Evaluation of a Battery-Supported Electric Drivetrain for Kite-Based High-Altitude Wind Energy Conversion", Daniel von den Hoff presented current research results, which were developed in cooperation with E.On and other industry partners.

  • 02/01/2019
    Ming Jia joins PGS

    Starting from January 2nd, 2019 Ming Jia joins the PGS Insitute after she earned her Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.

  • 21/11/2018
    Prof. Rik W De Doncker participates in SET-Plan conference in Vienna

    From 20-21 November 2018 the 11th SET-Plan conference took place in Vienna. Prof. Rik W. De Doncker gave a lecture on "Fast Charging in the Urban Environment".

  • 19/11/2018
    Elad Orian from Comet-ME visits the PGS

    On 19.11 Elad Orian from Comet-ME for sustainable rural electrification will visit us in PGS and will introduce Comet-ME and its activaties in Palestine. The presentation “Provision of basic energy services to rural communities in Palestine” will be held in Rooms 00.26/00.27 at 12:30. Comet-ME is one of the leading providers of off-grid energy and water services to rural communities that suffer from ongoing political discrimination. In the talk the context, operational methodology, technology and impact will be presented. We are looking forward to your numerous attendance. For more information please contact: Ala Qawasmi.

  • 24/10/2018
    Journal eb Elektrische Bahnen

    In the article, which appears in issue 10/2018 of the journal eb Elektrische Bahnen, concepts for more flexible network integration of railway systems using direct current networks are presented and discussed.

  • 23/10/2018
    2nd Workshop "Hybrid-Electric Flying"

    The Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS) in cooperation with the Institute for Aerospace Systems (ILR) hosts the 2nd workshop on hybrid-electric flying. It is part of the LuFo-project “MVDC-OnBoard – Power Supply Systems for Hybrid-Electric Aircrafts” to support an intensive technical exchange between several chairs of the RWTH Aachen University and industrial companies. An optimal power supply for large hybrid-electric aircrafts is the goal of the development. Mr. Hinz (PGS) and Mr. Aigner (ILR) organized the event.

  • 22/09/2018
    IEEE ECCE 2018 and IEEE Workshop DAPE in Portland, Oregon, USA

    From September 22nd to 27th, Jingxin Hu and Zhiqing Yang visited the international conference IEEE ECCE 2018 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Mr Hu presented his paper titled ‘’Modeling and Dynamic Control of a Three-Phase Dual-Active Bridge Converter Using a Hybrid Modulation Scheme’’. Mr. Yang presented his publication ‘’Operation-Oriented Design Procedure of a Three-Phase Dual-Active Bridge for a Wide Operation Range’’. Additionally, Mr. Hu and Mr. Yang participated in the IEEE workshop ’’Design Automation for Power Electronics – DAPE’’.

  • 03/09/2018
    Katharina Hetzenecker joins the PGS

    Starting from September 3rd 2018, Katharina Hetzenecker joins the PGS after she earned her Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.

  • 02/07/2018
    The PGS congratulates Mr. Shenghui Cui for receiving the “2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad”

    Congratulation to Mr. Cui for the “2017 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad”. This award was founded by the Chinese government with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying abroad. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies are considered by the award selection panel and no more than 500 young talents are granted the award each year all over the world.

  • 25/06/2018
    Ala Qawasmi participates in the international conference IEEE PEDG 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

    Mr. Ala Qawasmi presents his paper on “A New Thyristor-Based Power Electronic Device for DC Circuit Breakers in Medium-Voltage Applications” at the IEEE 9th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG) 2018 between 25th and 28th June 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. In the following the abstract of the paper is given.

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  • 15/01/2018
    Julia Warmuz joins the PGS

    Starting from January 15th 2018 Julia Warmuz joins the PGS after she earned her Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.

  • 12/12/2017
    Daniel von den Hoff and Johannes Voss participate in the international conference IEEE PEDS 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Daniel von den Hoff and Johannes Voss visited the international conference IEEE PEDS 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Mr. von den Hoff presented his paper titled „A Multi-Output Resonant Gate-Driver Power Supply for Electric Vehicle Applications“.  Mr. Voss gave a talk about his publication „Control Techniques of the Auxiliary-Resonant Commutated Pole in the Dual-Active Bridge“.

  • 05/12/2017
    Prof. De Doncker's Presentation at the TRENDS 2017

    Prof. De Doncker gives a presentation at the TRENDS 2017 on "DC Grids for Fast Charging in Cities".

  • 30/11/2017
    Rizqy Averous presents the project FVA-Gondel at the FVA Infotagung 2017

    At the FVA Infotagung 2017, the FVA Gondel team receives a prestigious opportunity to present the project results in a distinguished conference session. Mr. Rizqy Averous gives a presentation on the interaction of a FVA nacelle with electrical grids.

  • 28/11/2017
    Prof. De Doncker's Presentation at the ETG Congress 2017

    Prof. De Doncker gives a presentation at the International ETG Congress 2017 in Bonn on "Flexible, Cellular  Distribution Grids for the Energiewende".

  • 20/11/2017
    Prof. De Doncker's Presentation at the IEEE Power Electronics Symposium in Leuven, Belgium

    Prof. De Doncker gives a presentation on "Flexible Electrical Networks for the Energiewende – Power Electronics as Enabling Technology" at the IEEE Power Electronics Symposium in Leuven, Belgium.

  • 15/11/2017
  • 14/11/2017
    Prof. De Doncker's Presentation at the Conference DC Industry 2017 in Frankfurt

    Prof. De Doncker gives a presentation on "DC as the Key Technology for Flexible Electrical System of the Future" at the Conference DC Industry 2017 in Frankfurt.

  • 07/11/2017
    Prof. De Doncker's Presentation at 2nd IEEE Workshop eT&D 2017

    Prof. De Doncker gives a presentation on "Control and Protection of multi-terminal MVDC Distribution Grids" at the 2nd IEEE Workshop on Electronic Power Transmission and Distribution eT&D 2017.

  • 02/10/2017
    Zhiqing Yang joins the PGS

    Starting from October 2nd 2017 Zhiqing Yang joins the PGS after he earned his Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.

  • 30/09/2017
    Dr. Marco Stieneker and Shenghui Cui participate in the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

    Dr. Marco Stieneker and Shenghui Cui participate in the IEEE  Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

     

     

    Mr. Cui presents his paper „Dynamic performance and fault-tolerant capability of a TLC-MMC hybrid DC-DC converter for interconnection of MVDC and HVDC grids”.

  • 03/06/2017
    Prof. De Doncker and Jingxin Hu visit the IEEE IFEEC-ECCE Asia conference in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    During June 3rd – 7th, Professor De Doncker and Jingxin Hu visited the IEEE IFEEC-ECCE Asia 2017 conference held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Professor De Doncker was invited to give a keynote speech on the topic of “Power Electronics – key enabling technology for a CO2 neutral electrical energy supply”. Meanwhile Jingxin Hu presented his paper “A Duty-Cycle Control Method to Ensure Soft-Switching Operation of a High-Power Three-Phase Dual-Active Bridge Converter”. The abstracts of the speech and the paper will be presented in the following.

  • 01/04/2017
  • 26/03/2017
    Prof. Rik W. De Doncker and Dr. Marco Stieneker visit the IEEE “International Conference on DC Microgrids“ in Nürnberg.

    Prof. Rik W. De Doncker and Dr. Marco Stieneker give a tutorial about „Flexible Distribution Grids based on DC Technologies“ at the IEEE “International Conference on DC Microgrids“ in Nürnberg.

     

    Furthermore, the keynote with the topic „Direct Current in Medium-Voltage Distribution Grids“ is presented by Prof. De Doncker.

  • 07/03/2017
    Rizqy Averous gives a presentation at the 3rd CWD Conference 2017

    On the 7th and 8th of March 2017, the 3rd international "Conference for wind power drives" takes place in the Eurogress, Aachen. The institute PGS is represented by Rizqy Averous, who gives a presentation on “Design and Performance Evaluation of a Grid Emulator Based on a 3L-NPC Converter”.

  • 03/03/2017
    PhD thesis presentation of Dipl.-Ing. Nils Soltau and Dipl.-Ing. Marco Stieneker

    After the PhD thesis presentations of Dipl.-Ing. Nils Soltau, with the topic “High-Power Medium-Voltage DC-DC Converters: Design, Control and Demonstration”, and Dipl.-Ing. Marco Stieneker, with the topic “Analysis of Medium-Voltage Direct-Current Collector Grids in Offshore Wind Parks”, both candidates passed their respective PhD thesis defence.

  • 01/12/2016
    Benedict Mortimer joins the PGS

    Starting from December 1st 2016 Benedict Mortimer joins the PGS Institute after he earned his Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.

  • 18/11/2016
    The United Technologies Research Center welcomes scholarship holders and interested students at the E.ON Energy Research Center

    On the 18th of November the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) welcomes UTRC-scholarship holders and interested students of RWTH Aachen University in the E.ON Energy Research Center. The innovation hub of United Technologies Corp. situated in the irish city Cork presents its research activities and gives a small overview about entrance job possibilities at UTRC, as well as other UTC-locations in Europe. During this half-day long event associates of OTIS, United Technologies Aerosystems and UTRC, as well as former interns give an insight view into the working environment and the possibility for subsequent discussions.

  • 05/10/2016
    Rizqy Averous and Marco Stieneker visit the sixth edition of the international conference TORQUE 2016 in Munich

    Rizqy Averous and Marco Stieneker visit the sixth edition of the international conference TORQUE 2016 in Munich. In one of the poster sessions Rizqy Averous presents his work in collaboration with the Institute of Automation of Complex Power Systems (ACS) of the E.ON Energy Research Center RWTH Aachen University and Siemens AG. The title of the paper is “Performance tests of a power-electronics converter for multi-megawatt wind turbines using a grid emulator”.

  • 18/09/2016
    Jingxin Hu and Shenghui Cui present two papers at the ECCE 2016 in Milwaukee, USA

    Jingxin Hu and Shenghui Cui attend the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition (ECCE 2016) during September 18 – 22, in Milwaukee, USA. Jingxin Hu presents his research on a novel control method for the high power medium voltage dual-active bridge dc-dc converter to increase its efficiency in partial load conditions with a wide input voltage range, with his paper “Asymmetrical Duty-Cycle Control of Three-Phase Dual-Active Bridge Converter for Soft-Switching Range Extension”. Shenghui Cui gives a presentation of his research work on a novel high power high efficiency dc-dc converter to interconnect future medium voltage dc distribution grids and high voltage dc transmission grids, with his  paper “A High Step-Up Ratio Soft-Switching DC-DC Converter for Interconnection of MVDC and HVDC Grids”.

  • 22/06/2016
    Johannes Voss presents two papers at the IEEE Speedam 2016 conference on Capri Island/Italy

    From June 22nd to 24th the annual IEEE Speedam conference will be held on Capri Island in Italy.

     

    Johannes Voss takes part in the conference and presents his two papers "Design of a 2 MW DC-DC Power Supply Using a Medium Frequency Transformer" and "Comparative Study on Active Filtering using Resonant Controllers and Multiple Rotating Reference Frames".

  • 01/06/2016
    Daniel von den Hoff joins PGS

    Starting from June 1st, 2016 Daniel von den Hoff joins the PGS Insitute after he earned his Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.

  • 19/05/2016
    Visit from the TU Ilmenau

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil Jürgen Petzold visited the PGS together with some colleagues from the Power Electronics and Control Group of the TU Ilmenau.

  • 01/04/2016
    Philipp Joebges joins PGS

    Starting from April 1st, 2016 Philipp Joebges joins the PGS Insitute after he earned his Master of Science degree at RWTH Aachen University.