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U-Heart: a new concept of fault-tolerant DC-DC converter

U-Heart is a new concept of multi-port isolated DC-DC converter developed to bring optimum availability with minimum redundancy.
It is beneficial in sectors where outage and maintenance costs are high, but still with concerns regarding the system installation cost.

For more details, please access the link below.


Industrial/PhD course 2020 in Kiel University was successfully done

The three-day Course about Grid forming Power Converters, Smart Transformers and Hybrid Grids with half of the time hand-on experience in the laboratory, which was held at the Chari of Power Electronics of the University of Kiel from 12 to 14 February was a great success this year!

The course was followed by 25 Participants of which 15 externs from 6 countries and 10 nationalities (considering also the course Speakers). Several industrial participants from Companies like ABB, Siemens and Schleswig-Holstein Netz AG did enjoy the theoretical as well as application-oriented flavour of the course.

The Course was great success also in the laboratory where 12 of the Participants could try directly the approaches which were seen in the Theory.

The Course was taught by Prof. Marco Liserre, Dr. Rongwu Zhu (who did organize the course with the help of Mr. Federico Cecati), Dr. Sante Pugliese and Mr. Roberto Rosso from the company Enercon who is finishing his industrial PhD at the Chair of Power Electronics.

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One of the Influential scientist of Kiel University

Prof. Marco Liserre nominated as one of the Influential scientists of Kiel University!

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Heart project goes into practical phase

News of the Heart project published on the University webpage!

Heart news

Prof. Dr. Liserre made a Keynote Speech in ICMT 2019

Prof. Marco Liserre of the chair of Power Electronics made a keynote speech in ICMT 2019 which is one of the most important Conference on power electronics. The main topic of his speech was the Modular power electronic and electric drive technology. He presented issues and concepts about Power routing to enhance reliability and delay maintenance related to the modular power electronics and E-drives.

Prof. Dr. Liserre receives Second Prize paper Award in ECCE 2019

The second place paper award is presented in ECCE 2019! The paper < M. Andresen, K. Ma, G. Buticchi, J. Falck, M. Liserre, F. Blaabjerg, “Junction Temperature Control for More Reliable Power Electronics" in IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 765-776, Jan 2018 > has been selected as the second place paper award for 2018 in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Prof. Dr. Liserre made a Keynote Speech in IECON 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Marco Liserre of the chair of Power Electronics made a keynote speech in IECON 2019 which is one of the most important Conference on power electronics. The main topic of his speech was the smart transformer technology. He presented issues and concepts about providing the service to the electric network and addressing the reliability challenges through power routing.

Prof. Dr. Liserre receives the Mittelmann Achievement Award

On 22 October Prof. Dr. Liserre received the 2018 Mittelmann Achievement Award in recognition of his attainment in development of power electronic systems for distributed generation and power quality improvement.


We believe in the power of science towards research and teaching to enhance the society bottom line. 
We do research in cooperation with industry, we believe in the importance of fully validating our findings through experimental work and when possible in publishing them to improve ourselves accepting the deep criticism of the international scientific community.
We do teaching believing in the importance of a fully theoretical analysis and motivating students towards a project-solving approach.

Chair Of Power Electronics on the Web

PV magazine

PV Magazine of 20 April 2018      Elektoniknet of 19 April 2018

Emobilitaetonline of 19 April 2018 Stromschnell of 19 April 2018

Chair Of Power Electronics at Hannover MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April

The Chair of Power electronics is presenting a demonstrator of a Smart Transformer at the exhibition stand of the CAU from April 23rd to April 27th. In the picture below the president of the CAU, Prof. Kipp is visiting the stand and discussing with Prof. Liserre.        Prof. Liserre Hannover Messe 2018

" The president of the CAU, Prof. Kipp, and Prof. Liserre in front of the demonstrator at the Hannovermesse exhibition stand of the CAU"

Hannover Messe 2018

The Chair of Power Electronics of Kiel University presents its "Semi-modular and SiC-based Smart Transformer" at the Hannover Messe 2018 with two lectures:

Hall 2, Stand C07 24 Apr. 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:30 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM.  More details on the lectures can be found in the news.

HiWi Vacancy at the chair of power electronics:

The Chair of Power Electronics has the position of a HiWi since 01.04.2018 or later. More details can be found in the document below -


IEEE PELS Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Achievement Award 2017:

Prof. Liserre has been selected as the 2017 winner of IEEE Power Electronics Society's Sustainable Energy Systems Award. This is in acknowledgement for Prof. Liserre's “contributions to control of renewable energy system in the power grid".


Industrial/PhD Course 2018 on The Smart Transformer:

Following the successful participation and encouraging feedback, the chair of power electronics provides the course on ''The Smart Transformer'' next year in 2018 from Feb. 21 to 23, more details on the course can be found in the link below:

Zwei Studenten und eine Tasse Kaffee

Industrial/PhD Course 2018 on ''The Smart Transformer''

New High Speed Thermal Measurement System for Semiconductor Reliability Analysis

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  • 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