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TIEG Group was created in 2007 as an acknowledged UPC group, on account of agreement no. 59/2007 of the Governement Council of the aforementioned University. It was aimed at carrying out research and providing assistance to industrial companies in R + D + I projects in the fields of power electronics and electromagnetic compatibility in industrial systems. The group is focusing its activity on the concerns raised by several companies in order to make their products more efficient and reliable by using new broadband semiconductor devices (WBG).
As far as Power Electronics is concerned, the members of the group are specialized in this area and they have proven expertise as can be credited by numerous publications. Specialized equipment for working on different types of applications is available, like in the design and validation of electronic power converters, the design of systems based on renewable energy sources, systems for measurement and supervision of power quality, power systems and drives (more specifically, drives for electric vehicles and the aeronautical sector), among others. For this reason, the main and most recent research projects of the group involve multilevel converters, power converter efficiency and reliability, designing driver circuits for
WBG semiconductors, etc.
As for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), some members of the group also have credited experience and they are specialized in designing and testing industrial electronics equipment, i.e. equipment that generates relatively low frequency disturbances (grid disturbances and conducted EMIs up to 30MHz and radiated ones up to 1GHz). For this reason, most recent research activities entail switching-cell optimization at layout level, EMIs and testing.