A short course - the Advanced Technologies for Smart Power Systems

12:00, 16 April 2018 - 18:00, 20 April 2018

Professor Stéphane Lefebvre will hold a short course in English about the Advanced Technologies for Smart Power Systems: the state of the art of modern power electronics and their application.

The course describes the latest achievements of power electronics in a wide range of capacities for various applications. Students will be able to study the effect of power electronic converters on electrical network (harmonics, imbalance, stability, and others).

The course considers technological changes in power integrated circuits and their architecture on the particular examples. In addition, the students will have a chance to study problems, related to scaling, selection, development of control circuits, reliability, and operation (connection, cooling, and electromagnetic compatibility).

The academic module consists lectures, laboratory work and small projects based on modeling schemes.

To participate in the course you should register. The course schedule will be sent to all participants before the start.


Stéphane Lefebvre is a Professor of Tomsk Polytechnic University and National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts. He is a leader of research team Integration of power electronics in SATIE Laboratory at the universities ENS Cachan, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts, and the University of Cergy-Pontoise. Areas of his academic interests include behavior of power semiconductor devices in extreme conditions, especially under limiting service life in high-temperature conditions e.g. application in the automotive industry and avionics, and under special operating conditions (short circuit or avalanche). He is a member of international coordinating committee of the EPE Conference and a member of the Advisory Council of PCIM Congress. He is an author of more than 80 publications in the leading international magazines and academic supervisor training process of masters and PhD students.