Power Electronics and Drives Research Group (PEDG)

flagshipchargingThe Power Electronics and Drives Research Group (PEDG) is a research group formed under the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The group is actively involved in research in the area of power electronics static applications such as renewable/alternate energy power conditioning systems, active power filters, static var generators, battery chargers and DC power supplies. In the field of drives, the group focuses on high-performance drive systems, which include direct torque control and field-oriented control. The group currently consists of eleven members. In recent years the group has grown its expertise through its involvement in carrying out research projects and consultancies for industries and government agencies. The research and consultancy outcomes have been published in widely known Electrical Engineering journals and conference publications at both national and international levels. PEDG is always looking forward to collaborating as much as possible with industry and universities/college universities in Malaysia through platforms ranging from short-term to long-term consultancy, joint research, and development, planning and training as well as post-graduate students supervisions.

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Power electronics is the application of electronic circuits and control to convert energy from one form to another. We may have more interactions with power electronics than we think. When driving a car, a trip on a light rail transit, using a computer, cooking with a microwave, talking on the telephone or listening to a stereo, we are actually in direct contact with power electronics systems. As more than sixty percent of energy is converted to electromechanical via motors, the use of power electronics based drives increases the efficiency of motor systems. With the increase in fuel prices and deteriorating environmental conditions, power electronics is envisaged to become the key player to process renewable energy. Thanks to power electronics, the electricity needed to run the things we use everyday is processed, filtered, and delivered with maximum efficiency, smallest size, and minimal weight. The past several decades have witnessed phenomenal growth in the design and applications of power electronics. Thus it is not an exaggeration to state that power electronics is the “enabling technology” that makes the existence of other technologies possible.

Research Area

  • Power electronics converters: topology and control
  • Control of electrical drives: AC motor drives
  • Power electronics application in photovoltaic systems
  • Power electronics application in renewable energy system
  • Power electronics modeling and simulation



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Call For Papers - IEEE CENCON 2021 is on Fully Virtual

The 2021 IEEE Conference on Energy Conversion (CENCON 2021) will be fully virtual, on 25th -26th October 2021. The objective of the conference is to share the latest research in the areas of power electronics, electrical drives, renewable energy, modelling and control systems. CENCON 2021 is organised and sponsored by the IEEE Power Electronics (PEL) Malaysia Chapter, co-organised by Power Electronics and Drives Research Group (PEDG), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and technical co-sponsored by The Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE). The conference program features technical paper presentation. Papers that are accepted and presented at the Conference will be submitted to IEEE Xplore and will be included in the IEEE Xplore digital library – ISBN 978-1-5090-2948-8 (subject to the approval of the IEEE Technical Program Committee) and hence indexed in SCOPUS. We are glad to inform you that the previous CENCON, for 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2019 conference proceedings had already been included in the IEEEXplore digital library and indexed by SCOPUS.

The CENCON2021 is now accepting technical papers until 7th July 2021. Authors are invited to submit full papers describing original research. Areas of interest include but are not limited to the following conference tracks: Topology of power converters, Control of power converters, Multilevel inverters, Electrical machines and drives, Renewable Energy Systems, Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Power Electronic Applications in Power System, Power Engineering Systems, Energy Storage, Application of power electronic in High Voltage Engineering, Smart grid and its application, Power Quality issues, Education in power electronic, High Voltage and Electrical Insulation Engineering

Keynote Speakers: Prof. Taufik (California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), California, USA) & Prof. Dr. Zainal Salam (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia)

If accepted, your paper may be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library once they meet the requirements of an IEEE quality review. IEEE reserves the right not to publish any proceedings not meeting these standards.