The activities include research on innovative and breakthrough technologies of power devices and systems for efficiency improvements and energy consumption reduction, with special emphasis on automotive, transport, aerospace, renewable energy and energy distribution applications.
1. Silicon based power devices and integrated circuits: Modelling, design and processing of MOS controlled devices (DMOS, IGBT), LDMOS for high frequency, superjunction devices, SOI based power switches, smart power and protection devices.
2. Wide Band Gap Semiconductors: Modelling and set up of optimized technologies for Wide Band Gap semiconductor (SiC, GaN, Diamond, Graphene on SiC) processing, design and implementation of novel power devices.
3. Power systems and heterogeneous integration: New methods for the design, modeling, simulation, development and characterization (thermal and electrical) of power integrated systems. New interconnection and packaging techniques. Reliability analysis.
Scope & Mission Power electronics is a field of continuous research with advances in major sectors of industry, with applications covering various decades in current and voltage ratings. CNM-IMB started its activities on Power Devices and Systems with the creation of CNM, and has as its main objective research into MOS-Controlled power semiconductor device technologies with special emphasis on innovation. The research fields contemplate custom device design, technology definition, fabrication and characterisation. System integration and Intelligent Power Modules are also in the scope of this activity.
The research activity is mainly focussed on industrial applications, and we have a close relationship with industry. Collaboration with local industries are in the framework of providing support and real solutions to their needs. There is also an important relationship with European semiconductor industries through private contracts and EU funded projects.
ResearchersDr. P. Brosselard | Dr. D. Flores | Dr. P. Godignon | Dr. S. Hidalgo | Dr. X. Jordà | Dr. J. Millán | Dr. J. Rebollo | Dr. D. Tournier | Dr. M. Vellvehí
Ph. D. StudentsI. Cortés | J.L. Gálvez | X. Perpinyà |A. Pérez | M. Placidi | D. Sánchez |J.R. Urresti
Dr. J. Rebollo