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Dr Jose Ortiz-Gonzalez

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Dr Jose Ortiz-Gonzalez

Assistant Professor 

J dot A dot Ortiz-Gonzalez at warwick dot ac dot uk


Dr Jose Angel Ortiz Gonzalez is an assistant professor (Zeeman Lecturer) at the School of Engineering. His research topics are aligned with the Power Electronics Applications and Technology in Energy Research (PEATER) group. He has a BEng degree in Electrical Engineering in 2009 from the University of Vigo and the PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Warwick in 2017. He has published 47 journal and conference papers, with 20 as first author. He has worked as Research Assistant and Research Fellow in several EPSRC and Innovate UK (projects both at the UoW (UK) and University of Vigo (Spain)). His expertise is in power semiconductor device characterisation, reliability and condition monitoring in power electronics, including the development of the first pressure-packaged Silicon Carbide (SiC) power devices in the UK. Dr Ortiz Gonzalez also developed strong industrial collaborations with companies like AVL Powertrain Ltd, which have sponsored undergraduate research projects that he supervised and Bourns Ltd, which collaborated on a project for characterisation of power devices (including a £30k EPSRC-funded knowledge transfer project). He has worked on research projects with Dynex Semiconductors UK Ltd, Turbo Power Systems UK Ltd, Amantys Ltd and Borgwarner UK. Dr Ortiz Gonzalez is a Researcher Co-Investigator on a major £1.2M EPSRC project in Power Electronics (EP/R004366/1) and acted as the Reliability session chair at the EPE Power Electronics Conference in 2018 and 2019. Dr Ortiz Gonzalez has engaged in several collaborative research projects including ‘Power Electronics Reliability and Health Management’ (EP/R004366/1) with the Universities of Bristol, Newcastle and Nottingham, ‘Components Integration in Power Electronics’ (EP/K034804/1) with Manchester, Greenwich, Nottingham, Bristol, Imperial College, ‘High Current Module and Technologies Optimised for HVDC’ (EP/L021579/1) with Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh), and ‘Pressure-package assemblies for SiC devices’ funded by the Centre for Power Electronics HUB, with Nottingham, Imperial College and Greenwich Universities. Over the last 5 years, Dr Ortiz Gonzalez has presented his work at the premier conferences in power electronics and power semiconductor devices. He organised a joint tutorial with Aalborg University at the EPE 2019 conference in Genoa, Italy titled ‘Prospects for Condition Monitoring Implementation in SiC Power MOSFETs’. He has presented his latest research outputs at ECCE Asia 2019, EPE 2019 and ESREF 2019 (where he presented his current work, focused on reliability of SiC and GaN power devices). Academic/Teaching He is the academic co-supervisor of the PhD students below Mr Nereus Agbo Mr Burhan Etoz Mr Simon Mendy Modules: ES327 - Individual Project He supervises/supervised 3rd year individual projects related with wide bandgap power electronics. If you have interest/want to propose any project for the academic year 2020/2021, please contact him. ES96Z - Electrical Machines and Drives (Motors Lab) ES3E7 - Power Systems and Electrical Machines (Motors Lab) His support hours in Term 1 are: Monday. 10:00 to 12:00 Wednesday 11:00 to 13:00 For defining any appointment beyond these hours, please send an email.

Research Interests

Power Electronics, Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors, Reliability and Health Monitoring

Teaching Interests

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