Power Electronics for Automotive Applications

Short Course Description

This online seminar is designed for engineers interested in working in the area of energy conversion and utilization, more specifically with hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), fuel cell vehicles, all-electric 
vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. In addition, the content provides a high-level overview of the graduate course ECE 5025, Power Electronics. 

Lectures provide an analysis of power electronic circuits, requirements and challenges of the active and passive components of vehicle power electronics and power grid distribution in PHEV.

A solid background in electrical circuits and energy conversion is recommended.


Upon completion of this seminar, participants will gain knowledge in:

  • Power electronic vehicle applications 
  • DC/DC converters
  • Inverters
  • Design considerations for automotive applications
  • PHEV, future challenges and opportunities  

ECE 5025


Jin Wang
Jin 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