News | 04-03-2024

IKZ and IISB organize Winter School in Berlin on materials & devices for power electronics

Participants of the 5th IKZ Winter School 2024 in Berlin on the topic "Materials Platforms and Device Technology for Power Electronics" / Photo: IKZ


Power electronics is a booming industry market due to electromobility in automotive and the ramp up of renewable energy supply. The market is characterized by different materials & device technologies depending very much on the power handling level. The ´Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ)` in Berlin and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB) in Erlangen organized a winter school to bring together interested students with major actors from academia & industry. Each material was presented by one materials and one device talk to discuss the relationship between materials quality & device performance. Of special interest was the opportunity to discuss the potential of new materials like AlN & Ga2O3 to enter power electronics markets where established approaches show limits in terms of cost & performance. More than 50 national and international colleagues attended the workshop in presence or online. We wish to thank all participants for the vivid discussions and all invited speakers for their high quality presentations.



Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung (IKZ)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bickermann
Phone: 0049 30 6392 3047