The 10th IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications
December 4 – 6 2023
Celebrating 10 years of Wide Bandgap Success
The 10th IEEE / PSMA Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA) [www.wipda.org] provide a forum for device scientists, circuit designers, and application engineers to share technology updates, research findings, experience, and potential applications. WiPDA helps to bridge the gap between academia and industry, fostering collaboration, innovation, and advancements in the field of power electronics.
The workshop will take place from December 4th to 6th, 2023 at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Charlotte, NC. 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.
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.
Join us as we reflect on the achievements of the past decade, explore our current standing, and look ahead to the future of wide bandgap power devices and applications with Keynote Speakers:
- Florin Udrea, CTO and co-founder of Cambridge GaN Devices Ltd; Professor at University of Cambridge
- Marco Zuniga, Chief of Technology, GaN Systems
- Elison Matioli, Professor,Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
- Dr. Kevin Speer, technology director, silicon carbide (SiC) business unit, Microchip Technology
- Subhashish Bhattacharya, Duke Energy Distinguished Professor, ECE, North Carolina State University
- Elif Balkas, CTO, Wolfspeed
- Anup Bhala, Chief Engineer, Power Devices, Qorvo (UnitedSiC)
- Jin Wang, Professor (ECE), Director, High Voltage and Power Electronics Laboratory, Ohio State University
- Poshun Chiu, Technology & Market Senior Analyst, Yole Group
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.
WiPDA also features an exposition representing companies serving the WBG power electronics industry in a variety of capacities. Top manufacturers and service providers are on hand to help you explore the latest in technology and solutions. For information on exhibit/sponsorship opportunities, contact Renee Yawger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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!