7th Symposium of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE)


Aalborg University - 7th Annual CORPE Symposium. 

Aalborg University's Centre of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE) is proud to invite professionals, scholars, experts, and those who in general are interested in the reliability of power electronics to the 7th Annual Symposium on June 13, 2019, in Aalborg, Denmark.

Several international recognized speakers from industry and academia will present their views on challenges in power electronics reliability. Afterward, presentations about the research findings and achievements from CORPE will take place, together with a discussion on the strategic roadmap. A poster session with researchers within CORPE will also be held. 

The symposium is free of charge (while if no show after registration, a fee will be applied). Registration (here) for the event by May 31, 2019.

We look forward to seeing you in Aalborg. This symposium is co-organized by the IEEE Denmark Section. 

Frede Blaabjerg, Professor, Director of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics
Yongheng Yang, Associate Professor, Chair of the IEEE Denmark Section


About CORPE: 

The Centre of Reliable Power Electronics (CORPE) at Aalborg University, Denmark, inaugurated in 2012, aims to design more reliable and more efficient power electronic systems for power generation, distribution and consumption. The centre strives to better understand how the reliability of power electronic devices and systems is influenced by stress factors such as temperature, overvoltage and current, humidity and other environmental factors.
The centre was established in close collaboration with major Danish power electronic companies, Aarhus University, and two leading European universities. The centre develops device and system models enabling design of power electronic systems at predicted reliability. The knowledge is also used for online monitoring to predict remaining useful lifetime and to enable smart failure control strategies. A number of advanced test systems are available in CORPE. More than 30 researchers are active (around 15 PhD’s). The centre is supported by the Danish Strategic Research Council and the Obel Foundation.

  Date and Time




  • Pontoppidanstraede 111
  • Aalborg, Nordjyllands Amt
  • Denmark 9220
  • Room Number: Auditorium 1.177
  • Francesco Iannuzzo, Professor, fia@et.aau.dk
    Nick Baker, Postdoc, nba@et.aau.dk


08:00 – 09:00  Coffee, Networking and Registration

09:00 – 09:10  Welcome and a short introduction to CORPE - Centre Leader Frede Blaabjerg, Professor, Aalborg University

09:10 – 09:45  “Health and Condition Monitoring: an Industrial Perspective” - Stefan Mollov, Head of R&D, Energy&Environment, Mitsubishi, France

09:45 – 10:20  “Power Modules Packaging: Technology and Cost Breakdown” - Elena Barbarini, SystemPlus/Yole Développement, France

10:20 – 10:35  Coffee break

10:35 – 11:10  “Reliability Testing at Vishay Semiconductor” - Marcello Turnaturi, R&D Director, Vishay Semiconductor, Italy

11:10 – 11:45  “Reliable Interconnections for Si and SiC based Power Modules” - David Benning, Process Development Director, Danfoss Silicon Power

11:45 – 12:20  “Predictive Maintenance Algorithms in Rockwell Automation” - Garron Morris, Principal Engineer, Rockwell Automation, USA

12:30 – 13:30  Lunch and Poster Session

13:30 – 15:15  CORPE Presentations

13:30 – 13:45  “CORPE-initiated projects: APETT and REPEPS”Huai Wang, Associate Professor

13:45 – 14:00  “Thin-Film Sensors for Power Modules” - Nick Baker, Post Doc

14:00 – 14:15  “Design for Reliability of PV-Battery Systems” - Ariya Sangwongwanich, Post Doc

14:15 – 14:30  “Reliability Assessment in Power Electronic Based Systems” - Saeed Peyghami, Post Doc

14:30 – 14:45  “Lifetime Estimation of DC Link Capacitors in Adj. Speed Drives” - Haoran Wang, Post Doc

14:45 – 15:00  “Materials Issues in GaN on Si for Power Devices” - Kjeld Pedersen, Professor

15:00 – 15:15  “WBG Packaging for Low-Medium Voltage and HF Applications” - Stig Munk-Nielsen, Professor

15:15 – 15:30  CORPE Overview + New Grand Initiatives: X-Power - Francesco Iannuzzo, Professor

15:30 – 17:00  Visit to CORPE Test Facilities

17:00  End of the day

The CORPE Symposium 2019 is organized by the Center of Reliable Power Electronics and co-organized by the IEEE Denmark Section.