The following courses are currently administered by Dr. Ordonez at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus in Canada.


ELEC451 – Power Electronics

Course Outline

  • Power quality, harmonic distortion, and power factor
  • Characteristic of power semiconductor devices
  • Line frequency rectifiers
  • Buck, boost, and buck-boost DC-DC power converters
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) techniques
  • Half-bridge and full-bridge topologies
  • Single- and three-phase voltage source inverters
  • Gate and base driving
  • Basic magnetic devices
  • Isolated power converters

EECE550 – Topics in Power Electronics Design

Course Outline

  • Review of basic power converter topologies
  • Power loss in power converters
  • Converter dynamics and control (small-signal analysis)
  • Inverters control
  • Sliding mode control
  • SRC and PRC resonant converters
  • LLC resonant topology
  • Phase shift full bridge ZVS
  • Power Factor Corrector (PFC)