LUH

The Institute for Drive Systems and Power Electronics (IAL) of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) has a staff of 2 Full Professors, 3 senior scientists (Dr.-Ing). and ca. 35 research associates (Masters level) pursuing their Doctor degree. Its budget includes third-party funding of ca. 1.5 Mio. € p.a. The research group for Power Electronics and Drive Control with ca. 20 engineers is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens since 2004 and has established itself in the fields of wind power and e-mobility. Technologies for power electronic systems up to the medium voltage and multi MW range are covered, ranging from device characterization and gate drives, multilevel converters, modular multilevel topologies, modulation strategies, filter design and thermal design, to the control of machine side and for grid side converters. Prof. Mertens is a member of the research center ForWind and is also heading the department for power electronics at Fraunhofer IWES, Kassel.