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CPE2024 – Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference: 8 – 9 July 2024

The Centre for Power Electronics Annual Conference will be an In Person Event held from 8 – 9th July 2024 at the Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 8QH

The Centre for Power Electronics (CPE) Annual Conference will bring together the Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Community to review the latest Research and Development that will impact the Electric Revolution. This Conference will feature Invited Keynotes and Presentations from Leading Academics and Industrialists, views of the Future Demands for Power Electronics and Drives and hearing about the latest research advances from the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Electric Propulsion and other Students and Post Doctoral Researchers.

The Conference will be run over 2 days to provide a comprehensive review of status of Power Electronics Research and Development, including topics selected from:

  • Semiconductor and Passive Devices
  • Packaging and Interconnection
  • Converters, Drives and Applications
  • Control, Test and Reliability

Provisional Conference Programme – subject to amendment

Monday 8 July 2024Day 1
09:30Registration, Set-Up and Networking
10:15Welcome, Introduction to Centre for Power Electronics Annual ConferenceProfessor Volker Pickert, Conference Chair, Newcastle University
Professor Xibo Yuan, Director of CPE
10:30Keynote Presentation 1: Power Electronics - Key Enabling Technology to Realising the Energy Transition
Professor Rik De Doncker, Aachen University, Germany
11:15Lecture 1: Challenges to Reduce the Size of Industrial DrivesRichard Gibson, NIDEC/CT - Industrial Drives
11:45Lecture 2: Wireless Power Transfer Techniques for Smart Home and Mobile Applications
Dr Haimeng Wu, Northumbria University
12:15Break - Lunch and Networking
13:15Lecture 3: The Next Generation of High Voltage Power Electronics: Opportunities for Gallium OxideProfessor Martin Kuball, University of Bristol
13:45Lecture 4: Integrated Motor Drives: State of the Art, Challenges and Emerging Technologies
Dr Daisy Deng, Newcastle University
14:15Exhibitor Introductions
14:45Poster and Exhibition Session
15:45Refreshments and Networking
16:15Lecture 5: Sustainable Electric Vehicle Stations: An Introduction to the Future Electric Vehicle Energy Networks Supporting Renewables (FEVER) Research ProjectProfessor Martin Foster, University of Sheffield
16:45Optional Tour of Electrical Power Laboratory
18:00Social Event/BBQCivic Centre
Tuesday 9 July 2024Day 2
08:45Registration and Networking
09:15Welcome and Introduction to Day 2
09:30Keynote Presentation 2: Thermal Modelling and Analysis of Power Electronics Modules for Optimal Power Converter Design and ControlProfessor Marco Liserre, University of Kiel, Germany
10:15PhD Student Presentations sponsored by the Centre for Doctoral Training on Sustainable Electric PropulsionIntroduced by Professor Volker Pickert, Newcastle University
11:30Morning Break: Refreshments and Networking
12:00Poster and Exhibition Session
12:45Lunch Break - Exhibition and Networking
13:45Lecture 6: Towards Zero Emissions Electric Aircraft through Superconducting DC Distribution NetworkDr Xiaoze Pei, University of Bath
14:15Lecture 7: Reliability Assessment of Trench SiC Power MOSFETSDr Saeed Jahdi, University of Bristol
14:45Lecture 8: Power Electronics in Fusion Power Supply SystemsFinlay Christie, UK-AEA
15:15Summary, Prizes, CPE 2025 and Thanks
15:30End of Conference

Details about the Newcastle Civic Centre can be found here HERE and information about the CDT in Sustainable Electric Propulsion is provided HERE.

Abstracts from Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers

The CPE 2024 Conference Organising Team invites Abstracts from Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers for Poster and Oral Presentations which describe the latest advances in Power Electronics and Drives, with a submission date of 23rd February 2024.

Download the CPE 2024 Call for Abstracts from Student and Post-Doctoral Researchers

Sponsorship Opportunity at CPE 2024

IMAPS-UK is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for “CPE 2024”

The Sponsorship Package includes:

  • One complete Exhibitor Package (see below)
  • Place for one additional person with full access to the Conference
  • Opening speaking slot (up to 5 minutes length)
  • 1 full A4 advert in the Event Programme (PDF)
  • Logo and links on all promotion documents and website

The Sponsorship Package is offered at £1200 (exc VAT) – Ticket Ref: CPE24-07

Please register your interest in the Sponsor Package with the IMAPS-UK Secretariat Office (address below).

Exhibit at CPE 2024

Interested in attending CPE 2024 as an exhibitor?

The Exhibitor package offers:

  • Place for two people with full access to the Conference (including 2 lunches and evening meal)
  • A 200 word description in the Event Programme (PDF)
  • A table top display with room behind for two pop-up banners
  • Links to company on event promotion and website
  • Short introduction to the delegates during the Conference

Five reasons to exhibit at CPE 2024:

  • It’s “Where Academia and Industry Meets”
  • See multiple customers in one location
  • Showcase products or services to power electronics community
  • Enhance your brand and raise your profile to attract future talent
  • Discover new industry and academic contacts

Exhibitor Rates:

  • IMAPS-UK Corporate Member and CDT Affiliated Organisation: £500 – Ticket Ref: CPE24-05
  • Non Member Exhibitor: £700 – Ticket Ref: CPE24-06

Prices shown are exclusive of VAT.

Registration for CPE 2024 Delegates

Registration for CPE 2024 is open below.

  • Industrial and Academic Delegate: £150 Book Ticket CPE24-01
  • IMAPS-UK (and IMAPS Worldwide) Member and Member of CDT Affiliated Organisation: £125 – Book Ticket CPE24-02
  • Student (PhD and Undergraduate): £100 – Book Ticket CPE24-03
  • Student (PhD and Undergraduate) with Poster Submission: £70 – Book Ticket CPE24-04
  • One Day Attendance* – Industrial and Academic Delegate: £120 Book Ticket CPE24-09
  • One Day Attendance* – IMAPS-UK (and IMAPS Worldwide) Member and Member of CDT Affiliated Organisation: £95 – Book Ticket CPE24-08

* – Please contact the IMAPS-UK secretariat office (address below) to indicate which day you are intending to attend (Monday 8 or Tuesday 9 July).

Travel Fund for PhD and Undergraduate Students – Open for Application

The CPE organising team is pleased to announce that some funds are available to support economy rail travel costs for UK-based PhD students attending the CPE Annual Conference 2024, subject to an eligible case being submitted by PhD and Undergraduate Supervisors. The Supervisor will need to e-mail the CPE Office to confirm that their student does not have access to institutional funds to cover travel costs. Applications will be responded to as soon as possible.

Registration details will be shared with the Centre for Power Electronics Office, please e-mail the IMAPS-UK Office, if you have any objections to this.


I confirm that my name and institution/organisation can be included in the attendee list in the delegate pack.

Please e-mail the IMAPS-UK Office if you have an objection to the above consent.


Accommodation can be booked (depending on availability) through the following link CPE/CDT Conference Accommodation Website.

Accommodation costs are not included in the CPE24 Conference Ticket costs and are to be paid separately.

Cancellation Policy

Please click on Cancellation Policy for information on cancellations for bookings


For further information, please contact:

IMAPS-UK Secretariat
Telephone: + 44 (0)131 202 9004

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When booking the event, please ensure that the Delegate Name is included on the booking form, if you are not the person attending. Please note that the person booking the event will be the only person who will have access to event booking history and be able to download any event materials .


Ticket Type Price Spaces
CPE24-01: Industry and Academic Delegate £150.00
CPE24-02: IMAPS Member and Member of CDT affiliated organisations £125.00
CPE24-03: Student (PhD and Undergraduate) £100.00
CPE24-04: Student (PhD and Undergraduate) with Poster Submission £70.00
CPE24-05: IMAPS-UK Corporate Member and CDT affiliated organisation Exhibitor £500.00
CPE24-06: Non-Member Exhibitor £700.00
CPE24-07 Sponsor £1,200.00
CPE24-08 One Day Attendance IMAPS Member and Member of CDT affiliated organisation £95.00
CPE24-09 - One Day Industry and Academic Delegate £120.00
CPE 24-10 Organisers, Speakers and Concessions £0.00

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Date(s) - 08/07/2024 - 09/07/2024
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Newcastle Civic Centre
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