Medium Frequency Transformer Design Optimisation for Solid State Transformers Video

14 Jun 2019
Drazen Dujic
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With increased interest in Solid State Transformers, several technical problems arise related to actual realization of these technologies. Irrespectively of adopted power electronic topologies, these structures are characterized as being modular and having inherently built-in galvanic isolation at medium or high frequency. Designing a high-power high-voltage medium frequency transformer is associated with multiple technical challenges related to electrical, magnetic, dielectric and thermal performance limits encountered in the system. Various technological choices must be carefully considered and selected before being included into a generic multi-objective optimization. Webinar will provide an overview and address challenges coming from the application area, characteristics of involved materials and available design choices, associated modelling of different elements impacting medium frequency transformer design, as well as optimization process as whole. Multiple illustrative design examples will be critically analysed in terms of their key performance indicators, and supported with practical examples realized in the laboratory.

Drazen Dujic is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Power Electronics Laboratory at EPFL. He received the Dipl.Ing. and MSc degrees from the University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia in 2002 and 2005, respectively, and the PhD degree from Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK in 2008.
From 2003 to 2006, he was a Research Assistant with the Faculty of Technical Sciences at University of Novi Sad. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Research Associate with Liverpool John Moores University. After that he moved to industry and joined ABB Switzerland Ltd, where from 2009 to 2013, he was Scientist and then Principal Scientist with ABB Corporate Research Center in Baden-D�ttwil, and from 2013 to 2014 he was R&D Platform Manager with ABB Medium Voltage Drives in Turgi. He is with EPFL since 2014.
His research interests include the areas of design and control of advanced high power electronic systems and high-performance drives, predominantly for the medium voltage applications related to electrical energy generation, conversion and storage. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and has filed twelve patents.
In 2018 he has received EPE Outstanding Service Award and in 2014, the Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Power Electronics,. He is Senior Member of IEEE, EPE Member, and serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IET Electric Power Applications and EPE Journal.
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