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.

FebruaryDr. Jay Baliga, NC State UniversityFoundry Process Kit for 1.2kV SiC Power MOSFETs and JBS Rectifiers
MarchDr. Doug Hopkins, NC State UniversityDemonstration of a Medium Voltage Power Module for High Density Conversion
AprilDr. Rolando Burgos, Virginia TechElectromagnetic Interference (EMI) Mitigation and Containment in SiC-Based Modular UPS for Commercial Applications
MayDr. Kevin Bai, Kettering UniversityComparison of SiC and GaN 7.2 kW Chargers