Engineers Ireland Fellow co-writes new book on power electronics

Prof Ger Hurley; NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne; and WH Wölfle, Convertec Ltd
Prof Ger Hurley; NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne; and WH Wölfle, Convertec Ltd

A new book on power electronics, co-authored by NUI Galway academic professor Ger Hurley and WH Wölfle of Wexford’s Convertec Ltd, was launched last week by NUI Galway president, Dr Jim Browne

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The book, called Transformers and Inductors for Power Electronics: Theory, Design and Applications, is a comprehensive reference for students and professional engineers working with power supplies and energy conversion systems who want to update their knowledge on a field that has progressed considerably in recent years.

Power electronics is an enabling technology for renewable energy systems and automotive systems. The advent of wind and solar power means that transformers are required for converting the wind or solar energy into the electrical grid.

The authors present a broad range of applications from modern power conversion systems. They provide rigorous design guidelines based on a robust methodology for inductor and transformer design. They also offer real design examples, informed by proven and working field examples.

Prof Hurley is a Fellow of Engineers Ireland and professor of Electrical Engineering at NUI Galway. He is also the founder/director of the Power Electronics Research Centre at NUI Galway and a Fellow of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He was awarded the higher doctorate on published work D.Eng degree by the National University of Ireland in 2011.

“With its comprehensive scope and careful organisation of topics, covering fundamentals, high-frequency effects, unusual geometries, loss mechanisms, measurements and application examples, this book is a ‘must have’ reference for the serious power electronics engineer,” stated Prof John Kassakian of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in his foreword to the book. “Hurley and Wölfle have produced a text that is destined to be a classic on all our shelves.”

 Transformers and Inductors for Power Electronics: Theory, Design and Applications is published by Wiley.

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