Thematic Workshop, Sønderborg, Denmark


Energy efficiency through smart micro components

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17th January 2014

Location: University of Southern Denmark, Alsion 2, Room U109, Sønderborg, Denmark

Language: English

Organiser: SDU Sønderborg in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network
Supported by Interreg IVB project TECHNET_NANO

On Friday 17th of January the University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg hosted a workshop on energy efficiency through smart microcomponents. Detlef Friedrich began the talks with an excellent overview of the Fraunhofer Institute of Technology’s work on power electronic components and in particular the insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT). Optimisation of the IGBT is important for mid-speed high voltage and high current power circuits. Fraunhofer has developed a number of successful technologies for creating more efficient IGBTs particularly by the use of ultra-thin wafers and thermal control. Thermal control was also the topic of the talk from Michael Tønnes of Danfoss Silicon Power presenting their unique component cooling system ShowerPower®.

Presenters also included Professor Marco Liserre Head of the Chair of Power Electronics at Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, also a Technet_nano partner. Professor Liserre introduced his major new project HEART where they develop smart transformers for intelligent power distribution grids.

The afternoon session was concluded with presentations on the SME landscape in Estonia and Lithuania and the actions being taken there to encourage collaboration between University and SMEs.

Most importantly, there was a considerable lively discussion between the nano experts and representatives of SMEs. Overall the workshop was a success in showcasing the theme to local SMEs and giving an opportunity for partners to discuss possible collaborations.

First Part

  • Intro talk: Technet_nano and new micro components for energy efficient devices
    Horst-Günter Rubahn, University of Southern Denmark
  • PowerMOS and IGBTs
    Detlef Friedrich, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology
  • “Shower Power” electronic circuit cooling
    Claus A. Petersen, Danfoss Silicon Power
  • Smart Transformer
    Marco Liserre, University of Kiel
  • Energy saving electronic component
    Benjamin Mendoza, Servodan

Second Part

  • Energy efficient SiC power electronics
    Christian Vieider, Ascatron
  • Smart inverters
    Hans Peter Ballegaard, Danfoss Solar Inverters
  • SME activities in Lithuania
    Sigitas Tamulevicius, Kaunas Technical University
  • SME activities in Estonia
    Margus Kodu, University of Estonia
  • Summary
    Horst-Günter Rubahn, University of Southern Denmark

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