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Keynote Lecture #2

10th Dec. 2022

Architectures, Topologies and Components for High-Frequency, High-Density Power Conversion

David Perreault
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


This talk describes emerging approaches to advance the miniaturization and performance of power electronics. Improved energy-storage components are one key avenue. Likewise, architectures and topologies that minimize magnetic energy storage and/or utilize it more flexibly can yield smaller, higher-performance systems. Designs operating at greatly increased frequencies can also facilitate miniaturization and improved bandwidth, and can enable new applications. This talk will outline opportunities provided by such approaches and provide examples of their use to achieve higher-performance power electronic systems.

Brief Bio:

David Perreault is the Ford Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. His research interests include design power electronic systems and components and in their use in a wide range of applications. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and is the recipient of awards including the IEEE R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award for his work in power electronics. He has co-authored fourteen IEEE prize papers in the area, and co-founded startup companies Eta Devices (acquired by Nokia in 2016) and Eta Wireless (acquired by Murata in 2021).

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