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  • January 2020 - Aalborg University-Huawei Energy Innovation Center (AHEIC) was kicked off with three research projects on 10 January 2020. The center is managed by Prof. Xiongfei Wang, who is the center director, and a steering committee composed by Prof. Lasse Rosendahl, Prof. Frede Blaabjerg, Prof. Stig Munk-Nielsen and experts from Huawei Watt Lab.

  • January 2020 - Prof. Xiongfei Wang is elected as a Member-at-Large for the Administrative Committee (Adcom) of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) from 2020 to 2022.

  • December 2019 - PhD Student Dapeng Lu successfully delivered his PhD thesis on Stability and Control of Dc-Link Dynamics in Three-Phase Grid-Connected Converters, on 11 December 2019.

  • December 2019 - the research programme hosts the visits of power electronics specialists from Ericsson, Sweden on 10 December 2019. The guests from Ericsson gave talks on the technical challenges with power supply of 5G telecom infrastructure.

  • December 2019 - Prof. Xiongfei Wang attended the 2nd IEEE PELS Workshop on Representations of Power Electronics for Grid Dynamic Studies at Imperial College London, UK, where he gave a talk on the Transient Stability of Inverter-Based Resources. Following the success of the 1st workshop in Aalborg, this year the workshop again had a very strong team of speakers, discussing the challenges on the modelling, control and protection of modern grids with high penetrations of power electronics.

  • November 2019, Prof. Xiongfei Wang is recognized as the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics (former Thomson Reuters).

  • November 2019 - Programme members: PhD student Yicheng Liao and Prof. Xiongfei Wang attended IEEE Workshop on eGrid 2019, during 11-14 November, Xiamen, China, where Yicheng Liao presented two papers on the stability and control of grid-forming inverters, and Prof. Xiongfei Wang gave a tutorial on “Harmonic Stability in Electronic Power Grids”. 

  • November 2019 - The MV-BASIC 2.0 project kicked off on 7 November, which is led by Prof. Stig Munk-Nielsen, focusing on the development of next-generation Medium-Voltage (10/15 kV) SiC-based power electronics systems.

  • October 2019 - Prof. Xiongfei Wang attended the Cigre WG C4.49 meeting at TenneT on 29-30 October, Germany, where he is leading the subgroup on the frequency-domain modeling and analysis tools for the stability of modern converter-dominated power systems.

  • October 2019 - Professor Stig Munk-Nielsen attended WIPDA North America, where he gave a tutorial on 'Simulation including Layout Parasitics in the Design Phase of Power Modules Reduces the Laboratory Workload'. He was also invited to visit CREE-Wolfspeed. 

  • October 2019 - Prof. Stig Munk-Nielsen was invited to give a Keynote Speech on “Next-Generation Power Devices: Challenges, Possibilities and Opportunities” on 26 October in China’s railway symposium, Qingdao, China.

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Power grid test setup

About the programme

The legacy electrical grid infrastructure, built for the electricity transmission and distribution, is aging and incapable of accommodating the profound changes. Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTS) and high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems are increasingly deployed to reinforce the transmission grids interconnecting with large-scale renewable energy sources. New power-electronic-based grid infrastructure, e.g. charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs), solid-state transformers, medium-voltage DC (MVDC) transmissions, power-to-X systems, etc., are also emerging into distribution power networks. This Research Programme intends to develop the next-generation electrical infrastructure for the forthcoming power-electronic-based power systems. On the one hand, the opportunities brought by the emergence of wide-bandgap (SiC and GaN) power semiconductor devices are exploited. Novel hardware topologies of power converters are developed for the power grid infrastructure. On the other hand, the dynamic behaviour of power converters, considering the impacts of miscellaneous control schemes, are also characterized and shaped, in order to address the challenges coming with the proliferation of power electronics apparatus in the future power grids. The electromagnetic compatibility of electronic power grid infrastructure is also focused.


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Contact Information


Professor Xiongfei Wang
Direct phone: +45 2136 9166
E-mail: xwa@et.aau.dk


Professor Stig Munk-Nielsen
Direct phone: +45 9940 9242
E-mail: smn@et.aau.dk