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Seminar on Power Electronics in Providing a Sustainable Energy Supply

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The IEEE Sarawak Subsection has invited a Distinguished Lecturer, Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef to deliver a seminar titled “The Role of Power Electronics in Providing a Sustainable Energy Supply” on the following date, time and venue:

  • Date: 24th October 2019
  • Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm
  • Venue: G705, Level 7 Building G, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia

Power electronics (PE) is an application-oriented and interdisciplinary area. It uses power semiconductor device to perform switching action in order to achieve the desired conversion strategy. The PE plays the crucial role of conversion and control of electrical power. The effective use of electrical energy is a key technique for achieving energy efficiency, and power electronics technologies that can convert electrical power into the optimum characteristics for each application are an essential part of this approach.

Power electronics systems have attracted attention as key components for building a sustainable energy supply. PE based power converters are also widely used in conventional and renewable energy systems. The advancement of semiconductor technology including the power devices and other components that support power electronics and control techniques have led to a smaller size, higher efficiency, and higher performance.

In this lecture, the speaker will describe some examples where power electronics and power devices are used in renewable energy and industrial applications and also highlight the role of PE in providing sustainable energy supply for future generations.

For more information, please contact:

  1. Ir. Dr. Hazrul Bin Mohamed Basri ( / +6017 529 1724)
  2. Mr. Aylwin Chai ( / +6014 683 7812)
Speaker Profile
Prof. Dr. Saad Mekhilef
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Director, Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Research Laboratory – PEARL
University Malaya.

Ong Chin Ann
Executive Committee Member (Communication & Promotion), IEEE Sarawak Subsection 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2023-2024 IEEE Senior Member