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


Registration is now open! Please visit here.


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)