IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics



The IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics (OJ-PEL) is 100% open access, which means all content is freely available without charge to users or their institutions. Users can read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link the full texts of the articles and can use them for any lawful purpose (as long as proper attribution is given).

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As a fully open access journal publishing high-quality peer-reviewed papers, the IEEE OJ-PEL covers the development and application of power electronic systems and technologies. Some topics include the effective use of electronic components, the application of circuit theory and design techniques, and the development of analytical methods and tools towards efficient electronic conversion, control, and conditioning of electric power to enable the sustainable use of energy. The aim is to publish novel developments as well as tutorial and survey articles, including those of value to both the practicing professional and research and development segments of the field.

Featured Articles

Special Compendium: Wide Bandgap Power Semiconductors for the ITRW

J.A. Ferreira, P. Wilson; "The Impact of ITRW: How Can WBG Power Semiconductors Break Through?"

C. Shen, S. Jahdi, O. Alatise, J. Ortiz-Gonzalez, A. Aithal, P. Mellor; "Prospects and Challenges of 4H-SiC Thyristors in Protection of HB-MMC-VSC-HVDC Converters"

D. Johannesson, M. Nawaz, H. Nee; "Assessment of Junction Termination Extension Structures from Ultrahigh-Voltage Silicon Carbide Pi-N Diodes; A Simulation Study"

Z. Zhang, C. Liu, M. Wang, Y. Si, Y. Liu, Q. Lei; "A Novel Current-Sourced-Based Gate Driver With Active Voltage Balancing Control for Series-Connected GaN HEMTs"

R. Chen, F. Wang; "SiC and GaN Devices With Cryogenic Cooling"

J. Yang, S. Jahdi, B. Stark, O. Alatise, J. Ortiz-Gonzalez, P. Mellor; "Analysis of the 1st and 3rd Quadrant Transients of Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Double-Trench SiC Power MOSFETs"

M. Karami, T. Li, R. Tallam, R. Cuzner; "Thermal Characterization of SiC Modules for Variable Frequency Drives"

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H. Alan Mantooth

Editor in Chief
University of Arkansas (USA)


Co-Editors in Chief

Wenkang Huang
Infineon Technologies (USA)

Marco Liserre
Christian-Albrechts-Universit├Ąt zu Kiel (Germany)

Mark Dehong Xu
Zhejiang University (China)