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Professor Francesco Iannuzzo of Aalborg University gives online lectures on Power Electronics

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Professor Francesco Iannuzzo of Aalborg University, Denmark, was invited to give a two-week course to students of SEEE from June 23 to July 6. The course focuses on the reliability of power electronics. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course was taken online, but it did not affect the passion of the professor and enthusiasm of the students.


The course is divided into six topics. There are: Introduction to Power Components, Gate Driving Methods for Enhancing Reliability of Power Converters, Miller Plateau Voltage and Losses Calculation, Fault Detection and Protection Methods, Active Thermal Control methods, and Rules for Reliable Power Module Design including both Normal and Abnormal Operations.


Each topic of the course is closely connected. The key word "reliability" is introduced to students from shallow to deep. At the same time, in order to better help students understand the knowledge points, students were led to use the simulation software PSPICE to simulate phenomena in each class. In addition, Professor Iannuzzo patiently answered questions for students individually. Iannuzzo's conscientious teaching attitude and the teaching method of combining theory with practice have been unanimously recognized and praised by students. On July 6, after the last class, all members expressed their gratitude to Professor Iannuzzo for his hard work over the past two weeks.


Aalborg University (AAU) is located in Aalborg, the fourth largest city in Denmark. Founded in 1974, AAU is a comprehensive public university which offers challenging educations, dynamic research and unique possibilities for innovation. It is always ranked among the top European universities, and its power electronics related majors are among the best ones in the world. Lannuzzo is currently a professor of reliable power electronics at the Aalborg University, Denmark, where he is also a member of CORPE, the Center of Reliable Power Electronics. His research interests are in the field of reliability of power devices, including mission-profile based life estimation, condition monitoring, failure modelling and testing up to MW-scale modules under extreme conditions. He is the author or co-author of more than 220 publications on journals and international conferences, three book chapters and four patents. Prof. Iannuzzo currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), Open Journal of Power Electronics, EPE Journal, and Elsevier Microelectronics Reliability. He is vice-chair of the IAS Power Electronic Devices and Components Committee. In 2018 he was the general chair of the 29th ESREF, the first European conference on the reliability of electronics, and has been recently appointed general chair for the ECCE-Europe conference in 2023.