Special Issue "Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Power Electronics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2020.
Interests: power electronics; renewable energy sources; electromagnetic compatibility; electric vehicles; storage systems; artificial intelligence applications
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Interests: power electronics; microfabrication techniques; characterization of electronic and photonic devices
Power electronics applications are finding new market opportunities thanks to innovative devices, such as SiC and GaN-based power switches, and to new topologies. However, the exploitation of such opportunities imposes some challenges, mainly due to power density increase, cost reduction, electromagnetic compatibility, and converter optimization. Besides, the multidisciplinary aspect of modern power electronics applications requires a combination of several disciplines and technologies working together, which necessitates new perspectives on the use of artificial intelligence, optimization techniques, and big data management.
The aim of the present Special Issue is to attract original, high-quality papers and review articles focused on the modern opportunities and applications in power electronics, but showing at the same time how the new challenges can be successfully faced and solved.
Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions, survey papers, or tutorials to be considered for publication in this Special Issue. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
wide bandgap devices applications; EMI and high-frequency design; modular converters; hybrid (linear-switching) converters; fractional charging converters; electro-thermal design; converters with non-linear inductors
innovative lighting systems; more electric vehicles and more electric aircraft; energy saving; supercapacitor management
power density improvement; power converter efficiency improvement; reliability improvement; multiobjective optimization of converters (regarding their efficiency, power density, and costs)
big data for power electronics; AI techniques in power electronics
Prof. Gianpaolo Vitale
Prof. Giuseppe Lullo
Manuscript Submission Information
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