Professorship | Professorship of Power Electronics | Fakulty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology | TU Chemnitz


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Professur für Leistungselektronik

Welcome to the Professorship of Power Electronics!


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Basler


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c. Josef Lutz

The research focus of the Professorship of Power Electronics is the investigation of robustness and reliability of power semiconductor devices. The main focus is on the topics of overload capability (short circuit, surge current, avalanche) and power cycling ruggedness. This includes the consideration of the semiconductor materials Si, SiC and GaN. Semiconductor and thermomechanical simulations on FEM basis are being used to examine internal physical processes further in detail.


Dear Students,

due to the current situation, the range of courses of the Professorship of Power Electronics is provided to you online. Lectures, tutorials and seminars are taking place online as displayed in your lecture timetable. It is intended that the lectures will be streamed and that you can interact with the lecturer via chat. The participation in these lectures is only possible during the designated times. It is important to note that lectures will not be recorded and that lectures will not be provided to you. Teaching documents are still being provided in the download area. The access to the stream can be found under the tab -Education or under -Lehrveranstaltungen via OPAL. Further information regarding the lectures will be announced during the first classes.

Despite the special circumstances we wish you a succesful semester.

The current course plan and the corresponding access links are now available here: and in the tab Education. Please pay special attention to the introductory events for the practical hours.

Because of current restrictions, lectures and tutorials can only be held online. Further information regarding access, registration and availability of teaching documents can be found under the tab Education.

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Recent Publications

Nr. Titel Autoren Jahr
1 Aufbau und Verbindungstechnik ist besonderer Schwerpunkt der PCIM Europe 2020 Lutz, Josef* 2020
2 Avalanche Ruggedness of SiC MPS Diodes Under Repetitive Unclamped-Inductive-Switching Stress Palanisamy, Shanmuganathan et al. 2020
3 Correction of Delay-Time-Induced Maximum Junction Temperature Offset during Electrothermal Characterization of IGBT Devices Deng, Erping* et al. 2020
4 Current filament behavior in IGBTs of different voltage classes investigated by measurements and simulations Bhojani, Riteshkumar et al. 2020
5 Impact of load pulse duration on power cycling capability of SiC devices Salmen, Paul* et al. 2020
6 Influence of repetitive short circuit events on the power cycling capability of IGBTs in a molded package Schwabe, Christian* et al. 2020
7 Influence of the gate resistance on the short circuit type II & III behavior of IGBT modules and protection Liu, Xing* et al. 2020
8 Investigation of the current collapse behaviour in GaN power HEMTs with highly adjustable pulse and measurement concept Goller, Maximilian* et al. 2020
9 Measurement Error Caused by the Square Root t Method Applied to IGBT Devices during Power Cycling Test Deng, Erping et al. 2020
10 Power cycling – methods, measurement accuracy, comparability Lutz, Josef 2020