"Electric Powertrain and SiC Power Semiconductor Devices"

Masakatsu Hoshi, Senior manager of EV system Laboratory at Nissan Research Ctr

September 30th (Friday), 1:30pm
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Rm 2001

Electric power trains, such as EV (Electric Vehicle), HV (Hybrid electric Vehicle), FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle), will be core automotive technologies in the next generation. These technologies are effective ways of meeting future demands for environmental improvements. For on-board power electronics of the electric powertrains, it is needed to reduce the size, to lower the cost, and to higher the efficiency. To attain these aims, drastic improvement of the performance of power semiconductor devices are expected.

In this talk, I will present overviews of electric powertrain. Following the research activities of SiC power devices at Nissan and world’s first SiC Inverter for use in a vehicle.

About Masakatsu Hoshi:

Masakatsu Hoshi received his M.S in Energy Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology, in 1986. He was a visiting scholar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1996 to 1997. Now he is a senior manager of EV system Laboratory at Nissan Research Center. He is responsible for R&D of power electronics systems and power semiconductor devices for electric powertrains.

Hosted by: Professor Umesh Mishra