Enabling the all Electric Society
The department “Intelligent Energy Systems” develops the technologies for the digitalization of the power electronic and energy conversion in the transportation and energy domains. The department integrates these technologies in interconnected intelligent energy systems, building the “Cognitive Power Electronics” ecosystem initiated at the Fraunhofer IISB. Its research and development efforts are focusing on cutting-edge power and control electronic hardware, as well as on advanced software algorithms and data processing technologies making intensive use of artificial intelligence, targeting electrical power conversion and electrical energy storage in mobile and stationary applications, covering the entire power range from a few watts up to several gigawatts.
Organization of the department
The department is organized in five working groups with a total of about 35 researchers. A highly skilled staff in mechanics, mechatronics, electronics, embedded software, informatics, and computational mathematics with long-term experience in industrial R&D projects and technology transfer allows us to successfully support and accompany our customers in addressing today’s digitalization and tomorrow’s digitalization challenges in the energy and power businesses. The close cooperation with the Chair of Power Electronics (LEE) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany provides us with access to the latest fundamental research results and an attractive pool of highly skilled and motivated students.