• P.O. Box 513, Department of Electrical Engineering

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

Organization profile

Introduction / mission

We carry out fundamental research on the energy conversion theory, methods and technologies that future developments in electromechanics, power electronics and motion systems depend on.

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We want to remain the academic frontrunner in sustainable energy conversion systems in the Netherlands

Organisational profile

Electromechanical technologies and devices of all sizes are part of all areas of society. These devices need to meet increasingly stringent demands for precision, efficiency and sustainability. The Electromechanics and Power Electronics group researches the energy conversion theory, methods and technology needed to build electromechanical devices that live up to that challenge.
To do this, we closely collaborate with national and international industrial and academical partners. Together, we create prototypes at high technology readiness level (TRL) and work on many projects co-funded by industry. We work on widely disseminating our results, so partners in our extensive national, European and world-wide network can apply them in their designs.

In Electromechanics, we have a strong synergy of theoretically and experimentally verified innovative results. Our research efforts mainly focus on novel multifunctional electromagnetic and electromechanical system solutions (over-actuated, non-periodic, non- or quasi-symmetrical, re-configurable structures) for high-tech precision technology for different motion profiles, medical technology, advanced robotics and automotive concepts.

Our research in Power Electronics is mainly focused on the design of converters for efficient sustainable energy systems – constantly improving their performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. Our converter designs are used in the high-tech precision technology, medical technology, advanced robotics and automotive concepts.

Experimental verification is essential, which we do in our modern and versatile 680 m2 laboratory. We often use a mechatronic system approach that includes specialists in electromagnetism, materials science, control engineering, mechanical engineering and thermodynamics.

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Research Output 1970 2019

Open Access
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Eddy Currents
Eddy currents
Harmonic
Modeling
Conductivity

A 1 MHz wide bandgap power amplifier for high-precision applications

Yu, Q., Baeten, R. A. S., Lemmen, E., Vermulst, B. & Wijnands, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) 2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'19 ECCE Europe).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Power amplifiers
Energy gap
Switching frequency
Semiconductor materials

A 2kV charge-based ZVS three-level inverter

Settels, S., Duarte, J., van Duivenbode, J. & Lomonova, E., 14 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Zero voltage switching
Electric potential
Modulation
Power converters
Switching frequency

Prizes

Analytical 3-D Design of a Transverse Flux Machine with High Power Factor

Maarten Kremers (Recipient), 23 Nov 2015

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

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ATC Automotive Innovation Award for the developed electromagnetic active suspension system

Bart Gysen (Recipient), 2011

Recognition: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Best Paper Award

Koen Bastiaens (Recipient), Dave Krop (Recipient), Sultan Jumayev (Recipient) & Elena Lomonova (Recipient), 10 Oct 2018

Recognition: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2000 2019

A Numerical Method for Calculating the Output Spectrum of an H-Bridge Inverter with Dead-time Based on Switching Mode Analysis

Qihao Yu (Speaker)
1 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

A 1 MHz wide bandgap power amplifier for high-precision applications

Qihao Yu (Speaker)
5 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Coupled Statistical and Dynamic Loss Prediction of High-Permeability Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel

Bram Daniels (Speaker)
29 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

A 1 MHz wide bandgap power amplifier for high-precision applications

Author: Yu, Q., 30 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Lemmen, E. (Supervisor 1), Verberne, J. (External person) (External coach) & Wijnands, K. (Supervisor 1)

Student thesis: Master

Adaptive voltage control strategy for power distribution networks with decentralized energy resources

Author: Castro Flores, J., 30 Sep 2010

Supervisor: Kling, W. (Supervisor 1), Vanalme, G. (Supervisor 2), Duarte, J. (Supervisor 2) & Kechroud, A. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Advanced adaptive space discretization for special element method applied to electromechanical devices

Author: Geerlofs, M., 30 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Lomonova, E. (Supervisor 1), Wijnands, K. (Supervisor 2), Krop, D. (Supervisor 2), Toth, R. (Supervisor 2) & Curti, M. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master