Special Session 5

PERegion Power Electronics project – cross-border application-oriented innovation within power electronics



Electrification of energy systems Power electronics is a cross-cutting technology applied for efficient control and conversion of electric power in a large number of applications within electronic equipment, home appliances, transport, industrial production, and energy generation. In future energy systems, power electronics is a key technology for enabling largescale renewable energy production and storage, as well as for integration of the electricity into the grid. Furthermore, to obtain energy efficiency required to reduce the global energy consumption as much as possible, optimized power electronics technology is needed. Therefore, a growing demand for innovative power electronics products and solutions is expected due to electrification of the energy systems and higher demands for energy efficiency. The PE:Region project targets a continued leading role for the Danish-German cross border region in development and production of innovative power electronics components and systems. This implies robust, reliable and energy efficient products to growing markets where regional companies have strong positions in the value chains of renewable energy, variable speed drives, control and regulation of electric energy, and green mobility.


Special Session Organizers:

  • Morten Nymand, Professor, University of Southern Denmark
  • Marco Liserre, Professor, Christian Albrecht University, DE
  • Ronald Eisele, Professor, Fachhochschule Kiel, DE
  • Kasper M. Paasch, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark


Special Session Organizers (short bios):

Marco Liserre (S’00-M’02-SM’07-F´13) received the MSc and PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Bari Polytechnic, respectively in 1998 and 2002. He has been Associate Professor at Bari Polytechnic and from 2012 Professor in reliable power electronics at Aalborg University (Denmark). From 2013 he is Full Professor and he holds the Chair of Power Electronics at Kiel University (Germany). He has published over 310 technical papers (more than 90 of them in international peer-reviewed journals) and a book. These works have received more than 20000 citations. Marco Liserre is listed in ISI Thomson report “The world’s most influential scientific minds” from 2014.

He has been awarded with an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project “The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer (HEART), a new Heart for the Electric Distribution System”.

He is member of IAS, PELS, PES and IES. He has been serving all these societies in different capacities. He has received the IES 2009 Early Career Award, the IES 2011 Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award, the 2014 Dr. Bimal Bose Energy Systems Award, the 2011 Industrial Electronics Magazine best paper award and the Third Prize paper award by the Industrial Power Converter Committee at ECCE 2012, 2012.