Converters

Led by Professor Andrew Forsyth at the University of Manchester and involving the universities of Strathclyde, Nottingham, Bristol and Imperial College London.

The converters theme explores two distinct areas of converter technology where the potential exists to make significant gains in performance; the first is in very large scale, high-voltage converters for future power generation and transmission systems, whilst the second is in ultra-compact converters, which are needed for a wide range of power conversion functions such as on-board vehicles, aircraft, and ships.

At Manchester the research is examining the use of emerging wide band-gap devices to miniaturise power converter equipment through the use higher operating frequencies. The current focus is DC-DC converters rated up to 100 kW and includes fabrication and design optimisation techniques.

To find out more, please download the latest Converters newsletter.

Contact:

Professor Andrew Forsyth

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Email: Andrew.Forsyth@manchester.ac.uk

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