Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Axel Mertens
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Building
Room

FIELDS OF ACTIVITY

  • Design and dimensioning of power electronic circuits and systems
  • Application and characterization of power semiconductors
  • Analysis and synthesis of modulation methods
  • Control of electric drives
  • Sensors and electronic devices
  • System perturbations and reliability

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Career

    2004
    Appointed full professor for Power Electronics at Leibniz Universität Hannover

    1993 - 2004
    Siemens AG at Erlangen and Nürnberg as R&D engineer, manager of converter control development for large drives, and product manager for medium-voltage converters

    1992
    IEEE IAS IPCC 2nd Prize Paper Award

    1992
    Doctor in Electrical Engineering at RWTH Aachen

    1989 - 1990
    Research Associate an der University of Wisconsin at Madison

    1989
    Herbert Kind Award of the ETG (VDE)

    1987 - 1992
    Research associate at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electric Drives (ISEA) at RWTH Aachen

    1982 - 1987
    Studies and graduation (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen/Germany

  • Further Activities

    Associate Editor of the journal “IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics”

    Member of the International Steering Committee in the EPE Association

    Member of the Editorial Board of the journals "European Transactions of Electrical Power" (published by VDE) and "Electrical Engineering" (published by Springer)

    until 2017
    Role as a Head of Department at Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE) and at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM)

    until 2016
    Chairman of the Leibniz Research Centre Energy 2050 (LiFE 2050) at Leibniz Universität Hannover

    until 2016
    Board Member of Energy Research Centre Lower Saxony (EFZN)

    until 2015
    Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Leibniz Universität Hannover

    until 2012
    Chairman of the Division Q1 Power Electronics of the Power Engineering Society ETG (Technical Society of the VDE)

    until 2012
    Chairman of IEEE IAS/IES/PELS Joint German Chapter

  • Memberships

    VDE (ETG)
    IEEE (IAS, PELS)
    EPE Association