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Industrial/PhD Course: Power module design, packaging and testing


08.04.2019 kl. 08.30 - 10.04.2019 kl. 16.00



Associate Professor Christian Uhrenfeldt – Aalborg University


Associate Professor Christian Uhrenfeldt
Associate Professor Szymon Beczkowski - Aalborg University
Professor Stig Munk Nielsen - Aalborg University



Power modules are the work-horses in car, wind, solar and drives applications. Power modules may be destroyed instantaneously however in applications lifetimes are expected to be 20 years. Strong and the same time fragile you need to understand the power modules to design them properly. This course bring you under the skin of power modules and introduces the multidisciplinary knowledge needed to understand packaging assembly processes, materials and layouts as well as failure mechanisms. From the application point of view lifetime monitoring and test methods are introduced.

The course is conducted by physicists and engineers with experience from the university packaging laboratory building fex. 10kV SiC power modules and with experience of analyzing and testing industry standard power modules for higher powers.

The course will contain simulation and experimental exercises.


Engineers and physicists open for multidisciplinary work. The course is based on the experience and learnings assembly power modules during a some years and therefore the course are intended people who are new to the packaging of power modules. The language will be English and the academic level will be for engineers and physicist the engineers are expected to know application converters and the physicist are expected to know materials and semiconductors.

Form of evaluation

The attendants of the course will have to complete a simulation assignment and hand in a report on the experiments in relation to the simulation results and the topics of the course.




6000 DKK for PhD students outside of Denmark and 8000 DKK for the Industry.


Department of Energy Technology


Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 105, room 3.115, 9220 Aalborg East