Chair of Power Electronics

PE Region Platform - cross boarder platform for energy efficiency power electronics

The PE-Region Platform project target is to support sustainable development through new green products and solutions within energy efficient power electronics. In this manner, it contributes to maintaining and strengthening the position of strength of the Danish-German cross-border region in this field. The project objective is power electronics research and development as well as establishment of a lasting innovation platform.[read more]

Within the scope of the project, the chair of power electronics at Kiel University is investigating in cooperation with the local cooperation partners the application of artificial intelligence for selected problems. As an example, the figure below visualizes the application of neural networks for condition monitoring and useful remaining lifetime estimation in electric drives. This enables to monitor aging of electric drives and either continue operating a system or schedule predictive maintenance to prevent a failure.

Power electronics region (PE:Region) platform – cross-border application-oriented innovation within power electronics


Fig. 1: Schematic presentation for the application of artificial intelligence (neuronal networks) in the application of condition monitoring for electric drives.

Title PE Region Platform - cross boarder platform for energy efficiency power electronics
Coordinator Prof. Marco Liserre
Contact Person Dr.-Ing. Markus Andresen
Type Interreg 5a project (German-Danish boarder region)
Funding 2.500.000 Euro
  • Lehrstuhl für Leistungselektronik der Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Prof. Liserre
  • Institut für Mechatronik der Fachhochschule Kiel, Prof. Eisele
  • Wirtschaftsförderung und Technologietransfer Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WTSH)
  • Syddansk Universitet, Mads Clausen Instituttet (SDU-MCI)
  • Sønderborg Vækstråd
Duration 01.01.2020 - 31.12.2022
Keywords PE components: Power semiconducter materials and devices, Electronic packaging, Power conversion techniques, Power conversion modeling and control, Electronic circuit design and PE topologies, Electro magnetic noise reduction
PE applications: Renewable energy production power trains and converter technology, Automotive electric drive lines and components, Energy distribution, Variable frequency drives, Control and regulation
PE industry performace: Reliability and performance of PE devices and systems, Cost reduction of PE devices and systems, PE supply chain management (SCM), PE market information and analysis

  • 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.
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