EUROPEAN PHD SCHOOL 2024 PROVISIONAL PROGRAM


MONDAY May 27, 2024 

08:30 –09:30 Registration desk open and welcome coffee

09:30 – 10:00 Opening Session @ Conference Room 

10:00 – 10:45 Keynote 1 @ Conference Room 

Roland Huempfner (Huawei Technologies, DE) 

Power Electronics for Green Data Centres 

10:45 – 12:30 Presentations by participating companies 

12:30 – 14:00 Welcome Lunch 

14:00 – 14:45 Keynote 2 @ Conference Room 

Andrea Casella (Alpitronic, IT) Innovation in DC charging EVSE 

14:45 – 15:00 Poster Set-up

15:00 – 16:15 Poster Session A (senior PhD’s) 

16:15 – 18:00 PhD-Company Meetings (Coffee&Recruitment) @ Exhibition Area 

19:30 Transfer to dinner 

20:00 – 22:30 Social Dinner and Award Ceremony 

 


TUESDAY May 28, 2024 

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote 3 @ Conference Room 

Thomas Ferianz (Infineon Austria, AT) GaN Gate Driving Solutions 

10:00 – 12:30 Lecture 1 @ Conference Room 

Petar Grbovic (Univ. of Innsbruck, AT) Advanced Power Conversion (draft title) 

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break 

13:30 – 15:30 LIVE DEMO SESSION @ Exhibition Area 

15:30 – 17:30 Lecture 2 @ Conference Room 

Prof. Andreas Kuechler (THWS Schweinfurt, DE) Electrical Insulation at High Electrical Field Stresses 

Prof. Michael Galea (University of Malta, MT) Electrical Insulation: Lifetime Prediction and Reliability-Oriented Design Aspects 

 


WEDNESDAY May 29, 2024

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote 4 @ Conference Room 

Prof. Vito Nardi (University of Cassino, Enertronica Santerno, IT) Power Electronics Optimization and New Trends in Utility Scale PV Systems 

10:00 – 12:30 Lecture 3 @ Conference Room 

Prof. Markus Henke (TU Braunschweig, DE) 

Advanced Electrical Machines 

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break 

13:30 – 14:30 Poster Session B (junior PhD’s) 

14:30 – 18:00 Lecture 4 @ Conference Room 

Prof. Richard Zhang (Virginia Tech, US) 

Power Electronics for Renewables and Next Generation Grids 

20:00 – 22:30 Pizza Party 

 


THURSDAY May 30, 2024 

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote 5 @ Conference Room 

Antonello Antoniazzi, Dejan Pejovski (ABB, IT) Semicond. Circuit Breakers for Protection of DC Microgrids 

10:00 – 12:45 Lecture 5 @ Conference Room 

Power Semiconductors – Dr. Munaf Rahimo (MTAL, CH) High Voltage/High Power Semiconductors (Si, SiC) – Prof. Elison Matioli (EPFL, CH) Fast Switching GaN 

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Break 

13:45 – 16:00 Lecture 6 @ Conference Room 

Dr. Jae Seung Lee, Masanori Ishigaki (Toyota Research Inst. North America, US) 

Mobility and Society Electrification 

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break 

16:30 – 18:00 Lecture 7 @ Conference Room 

Dr. Luca Dalessandro (ETIX, CH) 

Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Best Practices from PhD to Venture 

 


FRIDAY May 31, 2024 

08:30 – 10:00 Keynote 6.1 & 6.2 @ Conference Room 

Abel Ferreira (Vestas Wind Systems, DK/PT) 

Wind Power (contrib. to Net-Zero CO2 emissions) 

Prof. Jin Xuan (University of Surrey, UK) 

Hydrogen: Technology Development & System Integration 

10:00 – 11:45 Discussion @ Conference Room 

Speakers & PhD Students 

Future Grids & the Role of Power Electronics 

11:45 – 12:00 Final Test presentation for ECTS @ Conference Room (the exam will be performed online after the school)

12:15– 13:00 Lunch Break 

13:30 – 18:30 Cultural Excursion  (to be confirmed)

For registrations and other information:  www.ecpe.org/phdschool