IEEE NL YP Technical Talk: Step-Up Power Converters - Techniques, Topologies, Applications, Challenges, and Future Trends

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IEEE Newfoundland-Labrador Young Professionals Affinity group cordially invites you to a virtual technical presentation entitled “Step-Up Power Converters - Techniques, Topologies, Applications, Challenges, and Future Trends” by Soroush Esmaeili, PhD student in Electrical Engineering at Memorial University, Canada.

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  • Date: 26 Jan 2024
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-03:30) Newfoundland
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Soroush Soroush of Memorial University of Newfoundland


Step-Up Power Converters - Techniques, Topologies, Applications, Challenges, and Future Trends

Power electronics converters play a crucial role in converting energy for various uses, including DC-DC, AC-DC, AC-AC, and DC-AC applications. As the need for different voltage levels grows, several voltage-boosting techniques have emerged, such as switched capacitor (charge pump), voltage multiplier, switched inductor/voltage lift, magnetic coupling, and multistage/-level. Each technique comes with its own strengths and weaknesses, depending on factors like cost, complexity, power density, reliability, and efficiency. To present a clear picture on the general law and framework of the development of next-generation step-up converters, this talk aims to briefly review and classify various step-up converters based on their characteristics and voltage-boosting techniques. In addition, the advantages and disadvantages of these voltage-boosting techniques and associated converters are discussed in detail. Join us as we take a closer look at the latest techniques.


Soroush Esmaeili was born in Nowshahr, Iran. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Guilan, Iran, and the M.Sc. degree in power electronics from the Mazandaran University of Science and Technology, Iran. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada. Soroush has published more than 20 papers in the reputable IEEE journal and conferences. Also, he is serving as a reviewer for the best power electronics journals like IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), IEEE Access, IET Power Electronics (IET PE), and International journal of circuits theory and applications. His research focuses on designing power electronics circuits for high voltage applications.