The main component of modern Power Electronics circuits is the semiconductor power switch. This course presents the fundamentals of Power Switches operations from a physical point of view, together with the specific peculiarities and the reason to use them in a special application.

An overview on different packaging technologies and their properties, advantages and disadvantages, is also given. Requirements from the applications and possibilities to tackle them with a semiconductor package solution will be proposed.

Prerequisites: basic knowledge of circuit theory 

Form of evaluation: the participants will be grouped and asked to work in team on a real design. Groups will compare and deeply discuss the achievements and the design choices in the final 1-day lecture. Attendees are asked specific questions about the developed design to be answered individually

Organizer: Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo,

Prof. Eckart Hoene, Fraunhofer IZM Berlin, Germany
Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, AAU Energy
Prof. Kjeld Pedersen, AAU MP
Associate Professor, Vladimir Popok, AAU VP


Time: 9-11 November 2022, all days 8:30 – 16:30

Place: AAU Energy, Aalborg

Price6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry excl. VAT

Number of seats: 15

Deadline: 19 October 2022

Important information concerning PhD courses:
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. 
We look forward to your registrations.