MSc thesis project proposal

High efficiency next generation PV micro-inverters

Energy is a big topic worldwide and renewable energy such as solar energy will play a more and more important role in our daily life! By installing a group of PV panels on the roof of the house, people can save their electricity bills and even sell back the electricity generated by the PV panels! In the entire PV system, inverters are crucial. In this project, we will focus on an innovative grid-connected control scheme, inverter efficiency enhancement, and grid filter size reduction. You will learn the design of power inverters in GaN technology and also the design of the control loop in standard silicon CMOS technology.


The following project activities are expected:

·         Comprehensive literature study

·         System-level behaviour model

·         Transistor-level circuit design

·         A tapeout is highly encouraged

·         Thesis writing


You are an ambitious master student with good analog circuit design knowledge and high motivation. You should have obtained good grades from the following courses: Measurement and instrumentation, Analog circuit design fundamentals, CMOS I/II, Power conversion in CMOS technology.

Contact Qinwen Fan

Electronic Components, Technology and Materials Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2023-01-30