Tainan, Taiwan, July 26, 2016
A student team from the Department of Electrical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, won the second place and a cash award of US$5,000 at the IEEE 2016 International Future Energy Challenge (IFEC), the university announced Tuesday.
The IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized engineering programs in any location.
The team made it to the IFEC's final competition for High Power Density AC-DC Converter, held at National Taiwan University, Taiwan, July 18-20.
The team had spent a year to design a power convertor which can improve the power-conversion efficiency. “After many power tests, the design is proved to meet the required standard,” according to Prof. Tsorng-Juu Liang, the team’s advisor.
A total of 23 teams from Germany, America, India, China, also participated in the competition.
Participation is on a proposal basis and each Proposal is judged by a distinguished panel of volunteer experts from the IEEE and from industry.
The competition is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Power Electronics Society, the Power & Energy Society, the Industry Application Society, the Industrial Electronics Society, the Vehicular Technology Society and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association.