Chair of Power Electronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Friedrich W. Fuchs

Phone: +49 431 880-6108
Telefax: +49 431 880-6103

Brief introduction

  • Managing research projects at the chair 2013 - 2016
  • Head of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives from 1996 until 2013
  • Chief Technical Officer and member of the executive board at AEG Power Electronics, Berlin, today GE Power Conversion, 1991 – 1996
  • Department manager Power Electronics and Electrical Drives at Garbe, Lahmeyer & Co AG, Aachen, 1982-1991
  • Scientific assistant at Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, RWTH Aachen, 1975-1982

Functions and Memberships

  • Vice dean of the Faculty of Engineering (2002 - 2004)
  • Composer, person in charge and care taker for the students in the study program Bachelor and Master of Electrical Engineering and Business Administration (2002 - 2013)
  • Head of the supervisory board of Cewind e.G. , research association for wind energy (2009 – 2012)
  • Convenor and speaker international for the German standardization committee Power Electronic VDE/DKE/K331 (2002 - )
  • Associate editor for the IEEE Journal on Power Electronics (2004 -)
  • Consultatory Board member for conference Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion (PCIM) (2007 -)
  • Organization and performance regularly with the team of several actions in school- university transition and in waking up interest for work on the energy field (First semester seminar: How to study?;  guided visit of the industry fair Hannover for last class pupils (Tectoyou); first learning about energy days (Power Girls & Power Boys) for 10-12 year old pupils; several popular scientific presentations on  energy matters for the University Association Kiel around Schleswig-Holstein (1998 – 2013)
  • Membership VDE, IEEE

  • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
    Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

    HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
    Further Research Projects