Keynote Sessions

 Tuesday, Oct 31

Dr. Isik C. Kizilyalli

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), Department of Energy

Keynote 1: “Current and Future Directions in Power Electronic Devices and Circuits based on Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors”

Abstract | Biography

Dr. Andrew Alleyne

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Keynote 2: “Electrical and Thermal Considerations for Wide Bandgap Power Electronics”

Abstract | Biography


Dr. Alain Charles

Infineon Technologies Americas Corporation, Technology Development Center, USA

Keynote 3: “600V GaN Power Device: The long journey to market success”

Abstract | Biography


Dr.  Stephanie Butler

Texas Instruments

Keynote 4: “Electrification and Electronification Goes Wide”

Abstract | Biography


Dr. Ronald Green

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Keynote 5: “Enabling the Development of Power Electronics Applications through Advancements in SiC Power Devices

Abstract | Biography



Wednesday, Nov 1

Dr. Victor Velidas


Keynote 6: “Addressing Gaps in Technology to Enable Large-Volume WBG Manufacturing”

Abstract | Biography


Dr. Nick Fichtenbaum

Navitas Semiconductor

Keynote 7: “GaN Power ICs: Device Integration Delivers Application Performance”

Abstract | Biography

Dr. Chingchi Chen

Ford Research & Advanced Engineering

Keynote 8: “SiC-based Automotive Power Converters, Opportunities and Challenges”

Abstract Biography