Power electronics can be found in everything from cellphones and laptops that we use on an everyday basis to gasoline and electric vehicles, industrial motors and inverters that connect solar panels to the electric grid. With the rapid miniaturization and increased electrical power consumption of our devices and appliances, unique challenges related to energy efficiency, power density and electromagnetic compatibility are imposed on the power electronics within these systems. This talk will look at the trends in power electronics across the consumer, industrial and automotive applications and will describe the ongoing research efforts and highlight the challenges moving forward.
Yogesh Ramadass received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 2004 and the S. M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 2006 and 2009. He is currently the director of power management R&D at Kilby Labs, Texas Instruments, where he is involved in research efforts looking into high power density automotive and industrial switchers, high frequency multi-phase converters, energy harvesting ICs 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 and serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and on the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference.