Welcome to the 5th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA 2017)

Monday October 30 – Wednesday November 1, 2017

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Albuquerque, NM USA


WiPDA 2018 will be on Oct 31- Nov. 2 in Atlanta , Georgia. Stay tuned!


The Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA), sponsored by IEEE and PSMA, provides a forum for device scientists, circuit designers, and application engineers to share technology updates, research findings, development experience, and application knowledge.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Heteroepitaxial and bulk materials growth
  • Gate dielectrics and surface passivation
  • Device structures and fabrication techniques
  • Device characterization and modeling
  • Very high efficiency and compact converters
  • SOAs including short-circuit, spike, and transient tolerance
  • Harsh environment (e.g. high temperature) operation and reliability
  • Packaging, power modules, and ICs
  • Hard-switched and soft-switched applications
  • Common-mode and EMI management
  • Gate drive and other auxiliary circuits
  • High-performance passive components
  • Applications in renewable energy and storage, transportation, industrial drives, and grid power systems

Key Dates:

  • Two-page abstract deadline: June 16, 2017June 23, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: July 21, 2017July 28, 2017
  • Final paper submission: August 25, 2017September 1, 2017


  • Robert Kaplar, Sandia National Labs (rjkapla@sandia.gov )
  • Maryam Saeedifard, Georgia Tech (maryam@ece.gatech.edu)
  • Sameh Khalil, Infineon (sameh.khalil@infineon.com)
  • Mike Mazzola, Mississippi State (mazzola@ece.msstate.edu)
  • Fang Luo, University of Arkansas (fangluo@uark.edu)