The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the IEEE Power Electronics Society (IEEE SFBAC-PELS) is interested in the development of power electronics technology. This technology encompasses the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical tools toward efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power.

SFBAC PELS is the winner of three awards in 2017: PELS Best Chapter, Region 6 Outstanding Chapter, and SCV Section Outstanding Chapter.


Past Meetings


Date Speaker Title Material Recording
April 25, 2019 Jason Poon Growing Electric Networks from the Bottom-Up: Circuits and Systems for Decentralized Power Conversion Not Available Not Available
January 24, 2019 Dr. Chetan S. Kulkarni Prognostics and Health Monitoring in Li-ion Batteries and Capacitors using Physics based Modeling Approach PDF Slides Coming Soon


Date Speaker Title Material Recording
Oct. 25, 2018 Dr. Antonio Ginart Residential Battery Storage: The Cornerstone of the Nanogrid and Distributed Power Systems PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
Sept. 19, 2018 IEEE 5G Energy Efficiency Tutorial Not Available Not Available
Aug. 23, 2018 Dr. Earl McCune Blending Radio and Power Management Technologies for Greatly Improved Performance PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
July 25, 2018 Dr. Krishna Shenai Reliability of a Semiconductor Power Switch in a Power Electronics Switching Converter PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
May 17, 2018 Steve Sandler Power Integrity Half-Day Workshop Not Available Not Available
April 26, 2018 Dr. Michael Seeman Optimizing Custom Magnetics for High-Performance Power Supplies PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
Febuary 22, 2018 Tony O'Gorman Derivation and Real-World Use of DQ Current and Voltage Loop Control for Motor Drives PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
January 25, 2018 Mitch Polonsky Use of Power Monitor with Multiple Inputs Improves Opportunity for System Accuracy & Power Savings PDF Slides Not Available


Date Speaker Title Material Recording
November 9, 2017 Panel Discussion Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Watch on Youtube
October 25, 2017 Doug Smith EMC/ESD Design Troubleshooting in the Time and Frequency Domains: Full-Day Workshop Not Available Not Available
July 13, 2017 Prof. Robert Pilawa-Podgurski Extreme Power Density Converters - Fundamental Techniques and Selected Applications PDF Slides Not Available (Corrupted)
June 29, 2017 Edward Shelton and Dr. Patrick Palmer Wide Band Gap Circuit Optimisation and Performance Comparison PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
June 22, 2017 Prof. Jose Cobos Differential Power: Optimization of Energy Buffered Converters PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
May 25, 2017 Eyal Aklimi, Ph.D. Limitations to Miniaturization of Magnetic Components PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
April 20, 2017 --- Full-Day Workshop: Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab Not Available Not Available
February 23, 2017 Michael Harrison Coss Hysteresis in Advanced Superjunction MOSFETs PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
January 26, 2017 SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Power Supply Design Fundamentals Not Available Not Available


Date Speaker Title Material Recording
November 17, 2016 Prof. Seth Sanders Flywheel Energy Storage: The Utility Scale Energy Storage SolutionAvailable Soon Watch on Youtube
October 27, 2016 Pradeep Shenoy The Technology behind the World's Smallest 12V, 10A Voltage Regulator PDF Slides Watch on Youtube
September 29, 2016 Juan Rivas The Trials & Tribulations of Evaluating GaN and SiC Switching DevicesPDF Slides Watch on Youtube
June 23, 2016 Tony Sagneri The Challenges of VHF Power Conversion"Available Soon"
May 18, 2016 Douglas Arduini,
Tony O'Brien
Advances in Data Center Power SuppliesPDF Slides

Past meetings are archived by each year.