Motivation and Scope
The systems and machines of our world depend on power electronics for the ability to run efficiently and sustainable. Power electronics is the application of solid-state electronics for the control and conversion of electric power. It applies to both the systems and products involved in converting and controlling the flow of electrical energy, allowing the electricity needed for everyday products to be delivered with maximum efficiency in the smallest and lightest package. Not only are power electronics used to deliver and control power in the electric grid, but they are also used in numerous everyday devices. Everything from power steering in your car, battery chargers, cell phones, and microwaves utilize power electronics. The use of this technology can increase productivity and decrease costs for the manufacturer and the consumer.

The IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) encompasses a wide range of R&D areas that are fundamentally related to Power Electronics, from Power Generation, Transmission, to the End User, and is well positioned to tackle large scale R&D issues in Power Electronics of cross-disciplinary nature that require an integrated multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, the IEEE IES Technical Committee (TC) on Power Electronics brings together expertise of IES members to address technical challenges from a system viewpoint for the advancement of Power Electronics technology. In this web-site you can find some information about the activities being developed by this IEEE IES Technical Committee.

Current research in the area of Power Electronics can be generally listed as follows.
  • Power Quality
  • DC-DC Converter
  • Inverters/Rectifiers
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Multilevel Inverters
  • Control in Power Electronics
  • Matrix Converters
  • Z-Source Converters
  • Multiphase Converters
  • Power Supplies
  • Resonant and Soft Switching Converters
  • Fault Diagnosis & Fault Tolerance
  • Motor Drives