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'An introduction to silicon carbide power device research in the School of Engineering'

This talk will introduce the state-of-the-art research being conducted into silicon carbide power devices within the School of Engineering, hosts of the 2018 Silicon Carbide Conference (ECSCRM). We will explore the fundamental properties of the material and how these have been exploited to create a new generation of high voltage, high frequency and high temperature power devices that is revolutionising the world of power electronics. The application areas, which include industrial machines, space and aerospace will me mentioned, while the particular benefits for the automotive sector will be showcased. A virtual tour of the School of Engineering and beyond will reveal areas not always seen, including the UK’s only industrial SiC growth reactor, our packaging facility, the extensive device testing facilities and the UK’s only dedicated SiC cleanroom, capable of the precision fabrication of electronic components. Finally we will highlight how research at Warwick has contributed to this important research area, showcasing the work of the talented research team, including as founder members of the EPSRC Centre for Power Electronics.