Electrical Engineering students win awards at Applied Power Electronics Conference

Western Engineering News | May 15, 2013

Two Western Electrical Engineering students, Dunisha Wijeratne and Aniruddha Mukherjee, won awards for their presentations at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in March 2013.

Wijeratne won for her poster titled, A Two-Switch AC-DC Buck-Boost Quasi-Resonant Front-End Converter.

Mukherjee won for his oral presentation titled, A Method to Reduce Zero-Sequence Circulating Current in Three-phase Multi-Module VSIs with Reduced Switch Count.

APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business.

The 2013 conference continued the long-standing tradition of addressing issues of immediate and long-term interest to the practicing power electronics engineer.

Outstanding technical content was provided in the following areas:

  • The best power electronics exposition.
  • Professional development courses taught by world-class experts.
  • Presentations of peer-reviewed technical papers covering a wide range of topics.

 Wijeratne and Mukherjee are both supervised by Electrical Engineering professor, Gerry Moschopoulos.  The students received a certificate and a $100 prize.