Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference

The Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference is a must for those working in Power Electronics. Hear from experts in the field, find out more about the work of the Centre of Power Electronics and make new connections and network with colleagues.

This conference will include international key note speakers from Germany, China, Japan and USA, as well as presentations and informal networking opportunities with a barbecue on the evening of the first day. As well as the main event, there will also be an exhibition area where you can visit displays from centre projects and industry partners. A poster competition will be held on the evening of the first day.


Holywell Park Conference Centre, Holywell Way, Loughborough University Science and Enterprise Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR

Day 1 – Wednesday 4 July 2018

Start time End time Activity Speaker Location
09:30 10:00 Registration / tea & coffee   Babbage Room
10:00 10:15 Welcome Professor Mark Johnson Turing Room
10:15 11:00 Key note speech - Power Electronics for Automotive and Electrical grids (medium voltage) Professor Rik De Doncker, Aachen University(Germany) Turing Room
11:00 11:30 Overview of new themes Dr Paul Evans, University of Nottingham Turing Room
11:30 11:45 Tea/coffee break   Babbage Room
11:50 12:50 Breakout workshops – Stimulating knowledge transfer from CPE’s themes CPE theme leads 5 Break out rooms
12:50 13:50 Lunch – networking and exhibition   Babbage Room
13:50 14:35 Keynote speech - The application of SiC on vehicles and its future Dr Kimimori Hamada, Toyota (Japan) Turing Room
14:35 15:05 Case study: knowledge transfer in WBG from the first tranche of funding. Professor Paul Mitcheson, Imperial College London Turing Room
15:05 15:20 Industry Champion update Geoff Haynes Turing Room
15:20 15:35 Tea/coffee   Babbage Room
15:35 16:20 Presentation on Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult (20 minutes). Panel discussion: Supporting the knowledge pipeline: getting the best out of academic talent. Dr Ingo Lüdtke Head of Power Electronics CSA Catapult Turing Room
16:20 16:30 Closing remarks Professor Mark Johnson Turing Room
16:30 17:30 Welcome drinks / exhibition / demos / poster competition   Babbage Room
19:30 Late BBQ / networking opportunity   Burleigh Court – Malcolm Brown Room, Courtyard and Bar

Day 2 – Thursday 5 July 2018

Start time End time Activity Speaker Location
09:00 09:15 Tea / coffee   Babbage Room
09:15 09:30 Welcome back Professor Mark Johnson Turing Room
09:30 10:15 Key note speech Professor Xiaoming Yuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) Turing Room
10:15 11:00 Key note speech – CPE’s researcher exchange programme Christina Dimarino, Virginia Tech, CPE International Exchange Scholar (USA) Turing Room
11:00 11:15 Tea/Coffee   Babbage Room
11:15 11:35 Industry roadmaps overview Mark Johnson Turing Room
11:35 12:35 Presentations by UK industry representatives – how they see the UK operating in the global market in their respective fields. Paul Taylor – PEUK, Yangang Wang – Dynex, Stephen Chilton - Sevcon Breakout rooms
12:35 13:35 Lunch / exhibition   Babbage Room
13:35 14:35 Panel debate – international perspective. How do our panellists see their countries responding to increased demand for power electronics and the transport electrification agendas? Professor Rik De Doncker, Dr Kimimori Hamada, Professor Xiaoming Yuan Turing Room
14:35 14:55 Poster prizes awarded Professor Mark Johnson Turing Room
15:00 15:10 Closing remarks & thanks Professor Mark Johnson Turing Room