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Professorship of Power Electronics

Welcome to the Professorship of Power Electronics!



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.
Until 2020 the professorship was headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Prof. h.c. Josef Lutz. After that Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Basler took over.


Dr. Dong Xie received the best poster award at the conference IPEMC 2024-ECCE Asia with his topic "Fault Diagnosis for the Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converter Considering Fault Coupling Between Switches and Sensors".

Further information

As part of a day excursion, pupils of the Ulf-Merbold-Gymnaisums enrolled in advanced courses for physics visited the university of technology, Chemnitz. Here, they got a general insight into the energy technology and power electronics, especially. A comprehensice article can be read in the following (german only) Article.

Speaker: Ing. Valerie Montabonnet and Dr.-Ing. Davide Aguglia, CERN. The event starts at 03:30 pm at room 2/N112.

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Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Alexander Rambetius, Valeo Siemens. The event starts at 03:30 pm at room 2/N113.

Further information

The recently at the ETG journal published article from Professor Lutz and Professor Basler can be found here:


In the following article, an offical statement of Prof. Lutz can be found (german only):

Christian Schwabe, PhD Student at the Chair of Power Electronics at the Technical University of Chemnitz, received at the -PCIM Europe 2021-, the biggest conference for power electronics in europe, the Young Engineer Award. The article (german) can be found here TU Homepage or as .

The whole article (in german) can be found here:

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Recent Publications

Nr. Titel Autoren Jahr
1 A Thermal Network Model for Multichip Power Modules Enabling to Characterize the Thermal Coupling Effects Wang, Huimin et al. 2024
2 Leistungsbauelemente für Energieeffizienz und Reduzierung der CO2-Emissionen Lutz, Josef et al. 2024
3 Semiconductor Package or a Printed Circuit Board, Both Modified to One or More of Reduce, Inverse or Utilize Magnetic Coupling Caused by the Load Current of a Semiconductor Transistor Liu, Xing et al. 2024
4 A Counter-Based Open-Circuit Switch Fault Diagnostic Method for a Single-Phase Cascaded H-Bridge Multilevel Converter Lin, Hongjian et al. 2023
5 Adapted Temperature Calibration for Schottky p-GaN Power HEMTs Goller, Maximilian et al. 2023
6 Analysis on the Impact of Current Ripples in Fuel Cell Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks Gürlek, Yavuz* et al. 2023
7 Application-close Study of a SiC JFET Cascode Switching Characteristic under dv/dt-Limitations Dukar, Josefine et al. 2023
8 Avalanche Robustness of SiC MOSFETs in Parallel Connections Herrmann, Clemens et al. 2023
9 Avalanche ruggedness and failure mode of SiC trench MOSFETs Tuncay, Sebnem* et al. 2023
10 Channel Potential Modification induced Displacement Current during the Trench-Gate IGBT Switching Liu, Xing* et al. 2023