The IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices & Applications (WiPDA) provides a forum for device scientists, circuit designers, & application engineers from the Power Electronics & Electron Devices Societies to share technology updates, research findings, experience & potential applications.

General Chair Babak Parkhideh UNC Charlotte
Vice Chair Dong Cao University of Dayton
Local Chair Jim Gafford EPIC – UNCC
Technical Program Chairs    
GaN Devices Chair Zhikai Tang Texas Instruments
SiC Devices Chair Aivars Lelis ARL
GaN Apps Chair Stefan Moench Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF
SiC Apps co-Chair Mohammed Agamy University of Albany
SiC Apps co-Chair Xu She Lunar Energy
Assuring Reliability Sandeep Bahl Texas Instruments
ITRW track Chair Victor Veliadis PowerAmerica
Publications Chair Soma Essakiappan QM Power
Tutorials Co-Chair Brij Singh John Deere
Tutorials Co-Chair Lingxiao (Lincoln) Xue ORNL
Plenary Sessions co-Chair Victor Veliadis PowerAmerica
Plenary Session co-Chair Alain Charles ABC Consulting
Panel Discussions co-Chair Andrew Binder Sandia National Lab
Panel Discussions co-chair Stephanie Butler Wattsbulter
Panel Discussions co-Chair Paul Rankin Astranis Space Technologies
Publicity Chair Renee Yawger EPC
Website Chair Lingxiao (Lincoln) Xue ORNL
Treasurer Namwon Kim ORNL
Registration Website Namwon Kim ORNL
PSMA Representative Tim McDonald Infineon
PELS Representative Jin Wang Ohio State University
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  • Heteroepitaxial & Bulk Materials Growth
  • Gate Dielectrics & Surface Passivation
  • Device Structures & Fabrication Techniques
  • Device Characterization & Modeling
  • Very-High Efficiency Or Compact Converters
  • Safe Operating Areas Of Wide Bandgap Devices, including Short Circuit, Spike, &Transient Tolerance
  • Harsh Environment (High Temperature) Operation & Reliability
  • Packaging Power Modules & ICs
  • Gate Drive & Other Auxiliary Circuits
  • High-Performance Passive Components
  • Hard-Switched & Soft-Switched Application Analysis
  • Applications in Renewable Energy & Energy Storage, Transportation, Industrial Drives, Grid Power Systems, Space and Aerospace
  • Wide Bandgap System Design Philosophies & Strategies
  • Special Track: Application (Switching) Reliability
  • Special Track: ITRW: Technology Roadmap of Wide Bandgap Including Devices, Applications and Packaging
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  • Conference Date

    Nov 04



    Nov 06


  • Jun 14 2024

    Draft paper submission deadline

  • Nov 06 2024

    Registration deadline

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IEEE Electron Devices Society
IEEE Power Electronics Society
Power Sources Manufacturers Association