Young Engineer Award

The Young Engineer Award goes to the best lecture of an engineer not older than 35 years and will be also honoured in the PCIM Asia Conference.  

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The Winner in 2021 is: 

Tomohiro Isono, Hayato Nakano, Akio Kitamura, Daisuke Inoue, Souichi Yoshida, Fuji Electric, Japan
Improvement of SCSOA, I2t and Reliability of In-Vehicle Power Modules by RC-IGBT and Lead Frame Structure

Short biography
Name:Tomohiro Isono
Education and work experience:
Master of Engineering,  CHUO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo,Japan(2020)
Bachelor of Engineering, CHUO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo,Japan(2018)
・Work exper
Fuji Electric Co., Nagano Japan, April 2020-present

Summary of the paper
This paper describes the improvement of SCSOA, I2t capability and reliability of power module used in EV. As a result of the comparison between the conventional IGBT/FWD with wire bonding structure and the proposed RC-IGBT with lead frame structure, the proposed structure shows 2.4 times higher I2t capability and 1.3 times higher SCSOA than the conventional structures and achieve 60% of the accumulation of the cyclic fatigue damage ratio lower than the conventional structure.

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Winner in 2020
Christoph Lüdecke, Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Winner in 2019
Yuki Tono, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

Winner in 2018
Zhongda Li, United Silicon Carbide, USA

Winner in 2017
Xing Zhang, Hefei University of Technology, China

Winner in 2016
Hiroki Yoshikawa, Osaka University, Japan

Winner in 2015
Hongyao Long, University of Sheffield, Great Britain

Winner in 2014
Ziwei Ouyang, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Winner in 2013
Takashi Saito, Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd, Japan

Winner in 2012
Roger Chen, Vincotech China, China

Winner in 2011
Junyi Liu, University of Nottingham, the United States

Winner in 2010
Daniel Wojciechowski, Gdynia Maritime University, Poland

Winner in 2009
Wang Yifeng, Harbin Institute of Technology, China