T7: SiC for Grid Power Electronics

4:10PM - 6:00PM
Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Fred Wang
University of Tennessee, USA



This tutorial will overview power electronics for grid applications. The focus of the talk will be on SiC benefits for grid power electronics at both the converter and system levels. The converter level benefits include size, weight, efficiency, and/or potential cost reduction. The system-level benefits include improved power quality and enhanced stability. The research needs will also be discussed.



Prof. Fred Wang is a professor and Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He holds a joint position in Oak Ridge National Lab. He is the Technical Director of CURENT. He is a guest Changjiang Scolar Professor at Xi'An Jiaotong University. His experience also includes 8 years as an associate professor and the Technical Director at the Center for Power Electronics in Virginia Tech, and 10 years as an engineer and R&D manager at General Electric. His interests include power electronics and power systems. He is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the US Academy of Inventors.