Prof. Drazen Dujic

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Drazen   Dujic

Drazen  Dujic  (S'03-M'09-SM'12)

received  the  Dipl.-Ing.  and  M.Sc.  degrees  from  the

University  of  Novi  Sad,  Novi  Sad,  Serbia,  in  2002

and  2005,  respectively,  and  the  Ph.D.  degree  from

the  Liverpool  John  Moores  University,  Liverpool,

U.K.,  in  2008,  all  in  electrical  engineering.  From

2002   to   2006,   he   was   with   the   Department   of

Electrical  Engineering,  University  of  Novi  Sad  as

a  Research  Assistant,  and  from  2006  to  2009  with

Liverpool  John  Moores  University  as  a  Research

Associate.  From  2009  till  2013,  he  was  with  ABB

Corporate Research Centre, Switzerland, as a Principal Scientist working on

the  power  electronics  projects  spanning  the  range  from  low-voltage/power

SMPS  in  below  kilowatt  range  to  medium  voltage  high-power  converters  in

a  megawatt  range.  During  2010-2011,  he  was  a  member  of  a  project  team

responsible for the development of the worlds first power electronic traction

transformer (PETT) successfully commissioned on the locomotive. From 2013

till  2014,  he  was  with  ABB  Medium  Voltage  Drives,  Turgi,  Switzerland,  as

R&D Platform Manager, responsible for ABB's largest IGCT based medium

voltage drive - ACS6000. He is currently with Ecole Polytechnique Federale

de Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, as an Assistant Professor and the

Director  of  the  Power  Electronics  Laboratory.  His  current  research  interests

include  the  areas  of  design  and  control  of  advanced  high-power  electronics

systems  and  high  performance  drives.  He  has  authored  or  coauthored  more

than 100 scientific publications and has filed twelve patents. He is an Associate

Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transaction on

Power  Electronics  and  IET  Electric  Power  Applications.  He  has  received

the  First  Prize  Paper  Award  by  the  Electric  Machines  Committee  of  the

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society at IECON-2007. In 2014 he has received

the Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award for outstanding achievement in

power electronicsegrees from theUniversity of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2002and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree fromthe Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool,U.K., in 2008, all in electrical engineering. From2002 to 2006, he was with the Department ofElectrical Engineering, University of Novi Sad asa Research Assistant, and from 2006 to 2009 withLiverpool John Moores University as a ResearchAssociate. From 2009 till 2013, he was with ABBCorporate Research Centre, Switzerland, as a Principal Scientist working onthe power electronics projects spanning the range from low-voltage/powerSMPS in below kilowatt range to medium voltage high-power converters ina megawatt range. During 2010-2011, he was a member of a project teamresponsible for the development of the worlds first power electronic tractiontransformer (PETT) successfully commissioned on the locomotive. From 2013till 2014, he was with ABB Medium Voltage Drives, Turgi, Switzerland, asR&D Platform Manager, responsible for ABB's largest IGCT based mediumvoltage drive - ACS6000. He is currently with Ecole Polytechnique Federalede Lausanne EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, as an Assistant Professor and theDirector of the Power Electronics Laboratory. His current research interestsinclude the areas of design and control of advanced high-power electronicssystems and high performance drives. He has authored or coauthored morethan 100 scientific publications and has filed twelve patents. He is an AssociateEditor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transaction onPower Electronics and IET Electric Power Applications. He has receivedthe First Prize Paper Award by the Electric Machines Committee of theIEEE Industrial Electronics Society at IECON-2007. In 2014 he has receivedthe Isao Takahashi Power Electronics Award for outstanding achievement inpower electronics for outstanding achievement in
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Research Area

The research interests of the Power Electronics Laboratory are in the broad area of the Electrical Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage. In particular, we are interested into High Power Electronics Technologies for Medium Voltage applications, those operating with voltages in kV range, currents in kA range and powers in MW range. We believe that Power Electronics is one of the key-enabling technologies for the future energy systems, as it offers unprecedented flexibility for the control and integration of various electrical sources, storage elements or loads into the grid. This is equally valid for the present-day AC grids as well as for emerging concepts of DC grids, or inevitable mix of both in the near future.

To achieve controllable, reliable and efficient electrical energy conversion by means of advanced power electronic converters, we optimally use, but also influence and drive forward, advancements in different areas. These multidisciplinary considerations include: power semiconductors (e.g. Si, SiC, GaN), passive components (e.g. magnetics), insulation materials, mathematical modeling, simulations and optimization of power electronic systems, advanced control methods, etc.

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Drazen DUJIC
EPFL STI IEL PEL
ELH 132 (Bâtiment ELH)
Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne