Professional Workforce

PowerAmerica’s has a commitment to its industry members to provide quality webinars, workshops, short courses, and online videos. This commitment provides the executives, managers, engineers, and technicians the opportunity to stay abreast of the latest trends in power electronics and to gain the needed design and manufacturing skills to keep pace with industrial needs for a strong and stable workforce into the future.

Announcements for upcoming events will be posted here and sent out on our newsletter. Some events require registration and there is a fee for attending while others are completely free.

The duration of webinars is typically 1-hour. The duration of workshops and short course may range from ½-day to 4 ½-days depending on subject matter and hands-on work on the laboratory. (PowerAmerica hopes that some of these offerings will carry PDHs.)

So, please continue to check this page regularly for event announcements.

Monthly Technical Webinars

On the first Wednesday of every month, PowerAmerica hosts a technical webinar featuring one of the University principal investigators currently funded by PowerAmerica. Information for joining these technical webinars can be found on the news section of the PowerAmerica site roughly a week prior to each webinar. Please signup for PowerAmerica’s newsletter as well to ensure you do not miss these information talks.

July 2017 Webinar


Scheduled for July 5, 3017 12:00 pm-1:00pm

June 2017 Webinar

Dr. Sarit Dhar, Auburn University

Development of an open gate dielectric process for SiC MOSFET manufacturing

Scheduled for June 7, 2017 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

May 2017 Webinar

Dr. Kevin Bai, Kettering

Comparison of SiC and GaN 7.2 kW Chargers

March 2017 Webinar

Dr. Doug Hopkins, NC State University

Demonstration of a Medium Voltage Power Module for High-Density Conversion

February 2017 Webinar

Dr. Jay Baliga, NC State University

Foundry Process Kit for 1.2kV SiC Power MOSFETs and JBS Rectifiers

December 2016 Webinar

Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya, NC State University

Integrated Intelligent Gate Driver and Interface System for Medium Voltage Applications

November 2016 Webinar

Dr. Jin Wang, The Ohio State University

Challenges and Progresses of Gate Drive Designs for MV SiC Gate Drive Design

Veteran Job Opportunities with Operation Next

Operation Next, an initiative of the LIFT Manufacturing USA Institute in Detroit, Michigan, is a hybrid virtual and lab-based learning program providing military veterans with the skills and credentials needed to enter the field of advanced manufacturing. Learn more about Operation Next.