CPE-PowerENG 2024

June 24 - 26, 2024
Mercure Hotel, Gdynia, Poland


Power Electronics Dominated Grid – The Pathway to Cleaner and Smart Energy Future

Haitham Abu-Rub

Haitham Abu-Rub

Texas A&M University of Qatar

Haitham Abu-Rub holds two PhDs in electrical engineering and humanities from Poland. He has a long experience of teaching and research at many universities worldwide, including Qatar, Palestine, Poland, USA, UK, and Germany.

Since 2006, Abu-Rub has been associated with Texas A&M University at Qatar where he is currently a professor and the managing director of the Smart Grid Center. He also has served for five years as the chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering Program at the same university. Abu-Rub’s main research interests are power electronics, electric drives, renewable energy systems, and smart grid. He has co-authored more than 600 journal and conference papers, six books, and two issued patents.

Abu-Rub has received many prestigious international awards and recognitions, including the American Fulbright Scholarship and the German Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship. He is an IEEE Fellow and Co-Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

Toward large-scale adoption of Wide-Bandgap components: is reliability the last challenge?

Francesco Iannuzzo

Francesco Iannuzzo

Aalborg University

Francesco Iannuzzo is currently a professor of reliable power electronics at AAU Energy, Aalborg University, Denmark. His research interests are in the field of reliability of power electronic devices, condition monitoring, failure modeling, and testing to failure, both under power cycling and extreme conditions. He is the author or co-author of about 300 publications in journals and international conferences, five book chapters, and has edited a book on Modern Power Electronic Devices (2020, IET). He is the founder and co-editor in chief of the Power Electronic Devices and Components journal published by Elsevier. He has been contributing +30 technical seminars, keynotes, and invited speeches at top-tier conferences such as ISPSD, IRPS, EPE, ECCE, PCIM, and APEC.

Prof. Iannuzzo currently serves as the chair of the IEEE IAS Power Electronic Devices and Components Committee. He was the General Chair of the ESREF conference in 2018, the IWIPP conference in 2022, and the EPE-ECCE Europe conference in 2023.

SiC devices at medium voltage – opportunities and challenges

Jacek Rąbkowski

Jacek Rąbkowski

Warsaw University of Technology

Jacek Rąbkowski is a full professor in power electronics with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. Between 2010 and 2013, he was KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden as a guest researcher/visiting professor. Moreover, in 2015-2016, he was also involved in a research project at Taltech in Estonia.

His research interest includes all issues related to new power semiconductor devices based on SiC and GaN, with particular attention to gate and base drivers, including series connection issues. An important area of interest also contains medium voltage applications and power converters for renewable energy and energy storage. Recently, he has also been working on power converters and systems for fast-charging electric vehicles. He is the author or co-author of over 220 conference and journal publications and is Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. He is also a topic editor in the Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences. He is the co-author of two books and four patents. Prof Rąbkowski is a Senior Member of IEEE and also a member of the European Power Electronics and Drives Association involved in the International Steering Committee.

Smart power electronics as key enabling technology for Virtual Power Plants

Enrique Romero-Cadaval

Enrique Romero-Cadaval

University of Extremadura

Enrique Romero-Cadaval (ercadaval@ieee.org, S’02–M’05–SM’10) received the M.Sc. degree in Industrial Electronic Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid, Spain, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree from the Universidad de Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain.

He works at the University of Extremadura and belongs to Power Electrical and Electronic Systems (PE&ES) R&D Group in the School of Industrial Engineering. He is author of more than 10 book chapters and more 200 published papers. He has delivered more than 35 invited lectures or tutorials in international conferences, business event and International Doctoral Schools. He has been member of more than 100 scientific committees of international conferences, highlighting participation as Technical Program Committees or Tracks in top international conferences. He has participated in more than 20 research projects and more than 40 projects in collaboration with companies. He has also participated in European Projects as researcher, as member of advisory board and as external evaluator. He is co-founder of “Smart Energy Products and Services, S.L.” a Spin-off Company of the University of Extremadura.He is Senior Member, Past-President of the Power Electronics and Industrial Electronics Jointed Spanish Chapter and President of Spanish Section of IEEE.

Power electronics as the enabling technology for buildings decarbonisation

Dmitri Vinnikov

Dmitri Vinnikov

Tallin University of Technology

Dmitri Vinnikov (IEEE Fellow) received the Dipl. Eng., M.Sc., and Dr. Sc. techn. degrees in electrical engineering from Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively.

He is currently the Head of the Power Electronics Group, Department of Electrical Power Engineering and Mechatronics, Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia). He was one of the co-founders and leading researchers of ZEBE – Estonian Centre of Excellence for zero energy and resource efficient smart buildings and districts. He has authored or coauthored four books, five monographs and five book chapters as well as more than 400 published papers on power converter design and development and is the holder of numerous patents and utility models in this field. His research interests include applied design of power electronic systems, implementation of wide-bandgap semiconductors, renewable energy conversion systems, energy-efficient buildings, reliability and fault-tolerance of power electronic converters. D. Vinnikov is a full member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences and a Chair of the IEEE Estonia Section.