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Fraunhofer-Bessel Award Winner on Research Stay at Fraunhofer ISE

Dr. Yam Siwakoti from the University of Technology Sydney is currently staying at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE as award winner of the Fraunhofer- Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation. He will spend 6 months as a visiting researcher at the institute, working on power electronics together with Fraunhofer researchers.

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Dr. Yam Siwakoti.

“Dr. Siwakoti is well known internationally for his outstanding research in power electronics. He has made significant contributions to the development of circuits & systems and their control and modulation techniques to improve the system's efficiency, reliability, and power density, especially for renewable energy, electrical propulsion, and various industrial applications. We are looking forward to working with him”, says Prof. Christof Wittwer, Head of the department power electronics, grids and intelligent systems.

Dr. Siwakoti did his PhD in Electronic Engineering from Macquarie University, Australia in 2014. He worked on the design and analysis of power converters for application in renewable and distributed power generation and defended his PhD thesis on “Impendance Source Network Power Converters. He moved to Denmark for post-doc, supported by the Vilum Kann Rasmussen Research fund, and investigated various power converter circuit and control methods for seamless integration and utilization of various renewable energy sources and loads.

Dr. Siwakoti is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney executes research projects in the field of power electronics. His major contributions are in the investigation of new power converter topologies and control systems to improve efficiency, reliability and power density, whilst reducing the cost and size of systems.

During his research stay at Fraunhofer ISE, Dr. Siwakoti intends to work on modular/portable bidirectional converters for electric vehicles. In addition, he will attend a symposium for Humboldt Award Winners from 23-26 March 2023 in Bamberg.


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