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Power Electronics (ECE5025)

Course Description

A graduate-level course for engineers interested or working in the area of energy conversion and   utilization at the vehicular level with a specific focus on hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), fuel cell vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Learn the fundamentals of power electronics, circuit design, control strategies, simulation and system-level optimization with the PSIM application, along with grid-connecting issues for P-HEV.

A bachelor’s degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with a solid background in electrical circuits is required. A non-credit preparatory short course on Power Electronics is recommended before starting the course.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  •  Analyze power electronic circuits
  •  Identify passive and active components of vehicle power electronics
  • Design and simulate a basic power electronics circuit
  • Identify magnetic and capacitive components
  • Understand power switching devices
  • Understand pulse width modulation scheme impact on EMI and NVH
  • Understand future technical challenges in power electronics


Jin WangJin Wang, professor of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering at The Ohio State University.

Before joining Ohio State Wang worked at the Ford Motor Company as a core power electronics engineer and contributed to the traction drive design of the Ford Fusion Hybrid. His research interestes include wide bandgap power devices and their applications, high-voltage and high-power converter/inverters, integration of renewable energy sources and electrification of transportation.

Wang received a B.S. from Xi’an Jiaotong University, a M.S. from Wuhan University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, all in electrical engineering.