PowerAmerica Monthly Technical Webinar: The BaSiC Topology

PowerAmerica’s Monthly Technical Webinar Series returns in September!

“The BaSiC Topology: A New Technique to Improve Short Circuit Capability of SiC and GaN Power Devices”

Presented by Dr. Jay Baliga, Progress Energy Distinguished University Professor at NC State University, and Ajit Kanale, Doctoral Graduate Student at NC State University.

This event is free for members and non-members. To receive call-in details, sign up for our mailing list.

Manufacturing Day 2020 – Virtual Factory Tour Edition

Join us on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, as we celebrate National Manufacturing Day with virtual tours and conversations about cleantech and clean energy manufacturing. PowerAmerica Executive Director Victor Veliadis will moderate a panel discussion, PowerAmerica member Atom Power will serve as a panel participant, and PowerAmerica affiliate organization the Freedm Systems Center at NC State University will give a tour of their lab facilities.
Here is the event description from event host Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster:
North Carolina is home to many organizations leading the development and production of technologies which are transforming the energy industry. For example, NC State University’s FREEDM Systems Center leverages its high bay laboratory and other unique facilities to help researchers and industry partners develop and test new products while PowerSecure’s campus in Durham, NC is leveraged to design, manufacture, test and deploy state-of-the-art microgrids.
Participants will have the option to join a breakout room for a virtual tour of FREEDM Systems Center or PowerSecure’s campus in Durham followed by a brief panel discussing the unique strengths and opportunities of clean energy and cleantech manufacturing in NC.
  • 10:00 – 10:10 Welcome and Introductions
  • 10:10 – 10:30 Virtual Tour Breakout (participants will select breakout preference)
  • 10:30 – 11:15 Panel Discussion: Strengths & Opportunities of Clean Energy & Cleantech Manufacturing in NC.

PowerAmerica Monthly Technical Webinar w/ Subhashish Bhattacharya, NC State University

Topic to be announced.

Presented by Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya, professor at N.C. State University.

This event is free for members and non-members. To receive call-in details, sign up for our mailing list.

Technical Webinar: “SiC Research Beyond Power MOSFETs”

Tune into PowerAmerica’s November Technical Webinar, featuring Dr. John Shen from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Abstract, biography and details can be found here.

PowerAmerica Virtual Wide Bandgap Short Course

PowerAmerica will host its annual wide bandgap short course virtually this year. This two day online course will enable SiC and GaN power electronics professionals to incorporate this technology into products and systems and fully utilize its benefits.

View the course descriptions and schedule here

See the 2020 Wide Bandgap Devices and Applications Short Course flyer

Technical Webinar: “Development of High-Voltage Vertical GaN PN Diodes”

Dr. Bob Kaplar, manager of the Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department at Sandia National Laboratories, will speak about his research during the institute’s monthly webinar series on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The talk is titled, “Development of High-Voltage Vertical GaN PN Diodes.”

WhenWednesday, Dec. 9, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EDT

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2021 Annual Meeting

Join the nation’s largest gathering of wide bandgap professionals, held VIRTUALLY in 2021! We’re delivering the updates on technology advances, market trends, education, and networking you’ve to come to expect, in an all online format.

View more details and a full agenda on the event website.

Please note: The meeting is for employees of PowerAmerica member organizations and invited guests. If you are interested in a guest invitation, please contact Membership & Industry Relations Manager Jim LeMunyon.

PowerAmerica Technical Webinar, “The Solid State Transformer [SST] Journey Enabled by HV SiC Power Devices”

Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya, professor at NC State University, will speak about his research during the institute’s monthly webinar series on Wednesday, April 7. The talk is titled, “The Solid State Transformer [SST] Journey Enabled by HV SiC Power Devices.”


Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya is a Duke Energy Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he is a founding faculty member of NSF ERC FREEDM Systems Center, Advanced Transportation Energy Center [ATEC], and PowerAmerica. Read his full biography here.


PowerAmerica a Proud Sponsor of PCIM Europe Digital Days

PowerAmerica is proud to partner with PCIM Europe Digital Days, the continent’s largest power electronics exhibition (now virtual), scheduled for May 3-7, 2021. By participating in the conference, PowerAmerica will showcase its mission and its member companies to a large and influential audience of the international power electronics community.

Manufacturing USA Highlights Briefing w/ Wolfspeed CTO John Palmour

John Palmour, CTO of PowerAmerica member Wolfspeed, a Cree Company, will be a featured panelist during a virtual briefing highlighting the accomplishments of Manufacturing USA institutes from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 10. This virtual event will focus on some of the network’s public-private partnerships that are working to advance manufacturing technologies and education and workforce development, focusing on biotechnology, clean energy, cybersecurity, electronics and semiconductors, innovation ecosystems, and supply chain resilience. Check out the event flyer here.