Power Electronics

We are addressing challenges of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Driven by environmental concerns, established mechanical technologies such as combustion engines are being replaced and enhanced by energy efficient, electrically driven machines. Lightweight, compact, and ultra-efficient power electronic converters are needed for the next generation of electric vehicles.

Ultra-high efficiency is required across all electricity use: from megawatt high-voltage converters in the electricity grid, down to microelectronic environmental sensors with microwatt consumption. Renewable energy capture requires highly reliable converters with health monitoring. We are exploiting the step-change in performance of new GaN and SiC power semiconductor devices, to develop technologies that will benefit applications across a wide range of engineering sectors and scales.

PhD Opportunities

Interested in the electric revolution, future of transport or Power Electronics? We're looking for enthusiastic and motivated students to join the EEMG.

Current PhD opportunities

EEMG Brochure (PDF)

Get in touch

For more information please email energy-management@bristol.ac.uk

UK Centre for Power Electronics

We are a core partner in each of the four research themes of the £12M UK Centre for Power Electronics. The research investigates new technologies for the next generation of power electronics, using emerging wide-bandgap power semiconductor devices.

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