APEC 2022

Houston, TX & Online

The Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. The APEC Plenary Session continues the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronic engineer. The APEC plenary presentations typically have been from invited distinguished professionals.

Following are the keynotes for the APEC 2022 Plenary Session from Monday, March 21, 2022.

Plenary Session

Space M: The Magnetics Universe & Challenges - Alex Gerfer - APEC

Alex Gerfer, Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, Germany, presents his talk at the opening plenary session from APEC 2022 in Houston, Texas. 

Abstract: We have a huge variety of inductors and transformers in the magnetics universe. Orders of magnitude in size and power, a large range of application frequencies into the...



On the Moon to Stay: Power Electronics Technology Challenges on the Lunar Surface - John H. Scott - APEC

John H. Scott, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate, delivers his plenary presentation about the challenges facing power electronics when sustaining life on the surface of the moon. 

Abstract: NASA’s Artemis Program seeks not only to return humans to the Moon for the first time since the 1970s but also to provide the technological basis for infrastructure that will enable...



Energy Access: Challenges, Opportunities, & our Contributions - Jelena Popovic & Liuchen Chang

Together, co-presenters Jelena Popovic, University of Twente, The Netherlands, and Liuchen Chang, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, discuss topics related to the challenges of accessing energy resources around the world. Popovic and Chang present the IEEE-PELS initiative, IEEE Empower a Billion Lives. 

Abstract: Ensuring universal, affordable, and sustainable energy access is one of the biggest societal challenges of our time. Energy poverty has...



Driving Plasma: Advancing Power Conversion in Critical Semi & Medical Applications - Gideon van Zyl - APEC

Gideon (Don) van Zyl, Advanced Energy Industry, Fort Collins, CO, USA, presents his plenary talk about plasma processing, its power electronics engineering challenges, and its semiconductor industry role. 

Abstract: Plasma processing is well established and known in semiconductor wafer manufacturing and for creating highly engineered coatings in advanced industrial applications. The ability to precisely power...


History of PSMA Power Technology Roadmap: from AAA TripTik® to Google Maps® - Ritu Sodhi - APEC

Dr. Ritu Sodhi, Power Transistor R&D Consult to ROHM, presents her plenary talk on making their roadmap more interactive, live real-time, and contextual while staying relevant to its users. 

Abstract: Our success as individuals, as companies, and as institutions, depends on anticipating and being equipped to deal with the future. To help the power electronics industry in this endeavor, PSMA published...


Inverters for the Future Grid: Challenges & Opportunities - Deepak Divan - APEC

Dr. Deepakraj (Deepak) Divan, Georgia Institute of Technology, presents the closing plenary talk on distributed energy and how to create solutions that use science and technology to achieve impact. 

Abstract: Hundreds of gigawatts of PV solar, wind, and storage are being deployed globally on the grid every year. Over the next 5-10 years, millions of geo-dispersed inverters will...