SystemX Seminar: Power Electronics for the Future: Research Trends and Challenges

Power Electronics for the Future: Research Trends and Challenges
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:30pm
Gates B03
Yogesh Ramadass (Texas Instruments)
Abstract / Description: 

Power electronics can be found in everything from cellphones and laptops to gasoline/electric vehicles, industrial motors and inverters that connect solar panels to the electric grid. With close to 80% of electrical energy consumption in the US expected to flow through a power converter by 2030, innovative solutions are required to tackle key issues related to conversion efficiency, power density and cost. This talk will look at the trends in power electronics across different application spaces, describe the ongoing research efforts and highlight the challenges ahead.


Yogesh Ramadass received his B. Tech. degree from IIT-Kharagpur and the S. M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT all in Electrical Engineering. He is currently the director of power management R&D at Kilby Labs, Texas Instruments, where he is involved in research and product development efforts looking into high power density automotive and industrial switching converters, small form factor power management solutions for consumer electronics, nano-power IoT designs and high voltage power systems.

Dr. Ramadass was awarded the President of India Gold Medal in 2004 and the EETimes 'Innovator of the Year' award in 2013. He was a co-recipient of the Jack Kilby best student paper award at ISSCC 2009 and the Beatrice Winner award for editorial excellence at ISSCC 2007. He is a senior member of the IEEE, chair of the 'Power Management' sub-committee at ISSCC and serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and on the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE VLSI conference.