In remembrance - Jan Abraham (Braham) Ferreira

Braham ECCEThe PELS Community has lost a great leader, advocate, and humanitarian.  We are saddened to share the news of the passing of PELS Past President, Jan Abraham Ferreira.


Leader, educator, mentor, and friend to so many in our power electronics community, Braham was a humble man of great accomplishment. 

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He inspired us all through his boundless energy, curiosity and life-long commitment to engineering, always to the purpose of solutioning problems to innovate and benefit the quality of life for others.  His body of work and contributions to our field remain an inspiration to his students and peers and are a testament to his spirit and selflessness.


Braham’s life work is manifested in the invention of solutions to enrich and better the lives of millions.  He was the co-founder and impassioned advocate of the Empower a Billion Lives, a global program to end energy poverty, engage localized self-reliance, address and improve the health and economic development of thousands of communities, and innovate for a sustainable future. 

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His light will never go out and his example will continue to guide us to always remember to put others first, be humble and kind, live in the moment enjoying all life has to offer, deliver faith and hope, and above all - strive to help others.






Please use the opportunity for sharing your condolences with Braham's family via the online register:


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