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The 10th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA)

The 10th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications
December 4 – 6 2023

The 10th IEEE / PSMA Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA) [] is an excellent platform for industry professionals, researchers, and academia to discuss the latest developments and advancements in wide bandgap power devices and their applications.

The workshop will take place from December 4th to 6th, 2023 at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Charlotte, NC. The UNC Charlotte area is a vibrant and dynamic community located in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. With its convenient location and state-of-the-art facilities, the UNC Charlotte Marriott provides the perfect setting for participants to exchange ideas and collaborate on the latest trends in wide bandgap power devices.

WiPDA is brought to you by the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), the Power Supply Manufacturer's Association (PSMA), and the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) and will feature a wide range of technical sessions, keynote speeches, tutorials, and poster presentations. The technical sessions will cover various topics, including the latest developments in wide bandgap materials, device structures, packaging, and thermal management. There will also be sessions focusing on power electronics applications, such as electric vehicles, renewable energy, and data centers.

This year there are two special tracks added to the agenda. The Application (Switching) Reliability track is the first focused track on application reliability. This track explores the latest advancements in determination of component lifetime, product DHTOL, methods and circuits to apply application-relevant stress, failure modes and mechanisms, monitoring and prognostics, meeting JEDEC JEP180; to the types of stresses seen in circuits with hard-switching, soft-switching, flyback, and other types of operation with power GaN, SiC and Si.

The ITRW special track is a comprehensive research agenda focused on materials, devices, packaging, and applications of Wide Bandgap (WBG) power devices. This track explores the latest advancements in WBG technology and provides valuable insights into the current state-of-the-art and future directions of this rapidly evolving field. Submit your digests and engage with leading experts in the field to learn about the latest research findings and gain valuable insights into the future of WBG technology.

The keynote speeches will be delivered by leading experts in the field of wide bandgap power devices, providing valuable insights into the latest advancements and future trends. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in lively discussions with the speakers and other attendees, exchanging ideas and gaining new perspectives on the latest research and developments.

Key Dates:

  • Jun 16, 2023:  One or two-page abstract submission deadline for papers and posters.
  • Jun 16, 2022: Two-page abstract submission deadline for tutorials.
  • Jul 24, 2023: Notification of the acceptance.
  • Oct 2, 2023:   Final paper submission deadline for workshop proceedings

Call for Abstracts:
The abstract submission portal will open mid-spring to accept authors' manuscripts.  Researchers are encouraged to submit their latest findings on the design and fabrication of WBG power devices, their insertion in power electronics circuits/systems, and on technology of SiC, GaN, their reliability and other emerging, high performance WBG power semiconductors. 
The committee is actively contributions in the following areas of interest:

  • Heteroepitaxial & Bulk Materials Growth
  • Gate Dielectrics & Surface Passivation
  • Device Structures & Fabrication Techniques
  • Device Characterization & Modeling
  • Very-High Efficiency Or Compact Converters
  • Safe Operating Areas Of Wide Bandgap Devices, including Short Circuit, Spike, &Transient Tolerance
  • Harsh Environment (High Temperature) Operation & Reliability
  • Packaging Power Modules & ICs
  • Gate Drive & Other Auxiliary Circuits
  • High-Performance Passive Components
  • Hard-Switched & Soft-Switched Application Analysis
  • Applications in Renewable Energy & Energy Storage, Transportation, Industrial Drives, Grid Power Systems, Space and Aerospace
  • Wide Bandgap System Design Philosophies & Strategies
  • Special Track: Application (Switching) Reliability
  • Special Track: Technology Roadmap of Wide Bandgap Including Devices, Applications and Packaging

The organizing committee is excited to provide our sponsors and valued audience members with an opportunity to learn from leading experts, network with peers, and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in wide bandgap power devices and their applications.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Charlotte!

Please subscribe to stay informed of the latest news and receive deadline reminders for WiPDA 2023. For sponsorship opportunities contact Also, join the conversation with the WiPDA group on LinkedIn.

Provided by Renee Yawger
WiPDA 2023 Publicity Chair

 Renee Yawger, WiPDA 2023 Publicity Chair

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