Converters topologies and operating principles

Brief description

Power electronics – converter topologies and operating principles program is designed to introduce practicing engineers, young professionals, and technicians, working in various engineering trades, to the devices and processes that provide electric energy conversion and efficient utilization.
To follow the program, no previous knowledge is necessary, but familiarity with basic laws governing electrical engineering is an advantage.
The program consists of a theoretical introduction to the power electronics field and practical problems solving part.
In particular, the program is separated into six major parts:
1. Semiconductor devices,
2. DC-DC converters,
3. AC-DC converters,
4. DC-AC converters,
5. AC-AC converters and
6. Power electronics devices applications.
After completing the program, the participants will understand how all major power electronics devices operate and will know how these devices are integrated into various industrial applications. Moreover, the participants will be prepared to approach the topics relating to the design of power electronics devices.


Novi Sad

60 hours Total
30 Theoretical
30 Practical

1200 Euros


• PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2013-2018.
PhD Thesis: Grid-connected converter control pertinent to distribution network support during disturbances.
• Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2012-2013.
• Bachelor of Science (Dipl. Ing.) in Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 2008-2012.

Professional Experience:

Teaching Assistant and Doctoral Researcher, Grenoble Institute of Technology, 2009 – 2013
Researcher, Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Serbia, 2013 – 2016
Associate University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Power, electronic and telecommunication engineering:
• Assistant Professor, 2019-2024.
• Research and teaching assistant, 2013-2019.
• Head of Laboratory for real-time power electronics testing.

Typhoon HIL company internship, 2012.

Visiting lecturer:

Italy – Politecnico di Torino (2017),
Lithuania – Vilnius College of Technologies and Design (2017),
Spain – Universidad de Granada (2018),
Liechtenstein – Universität Liechtenstein (2018),
Slovakia – Technical University of Kosice (2019).

Recipient of DaaD scholarship.

Objectives of the program

The goals of the program are to train people to:

Who Should Participate?

The program is intended for employed adults that have completed lower vocational school, secondary vocational school or secondary professional education, excluding those that finished secondary professional education in the domain of electrical engineering (although even practicing electrical engineers could benefit from attending the program).

Course in details

– Short history of power electronics devices,
– Role of power electronics devices,
– Basic concepts behind the converters,
– Semiconductor devices introduction,
– Diodes,
– Thyristors,
– Transistors,
– Switches realization,
– Elementary power electronics circuits.

– Basic modulating techniques,
– Quadrants operation,
– Single-quadrant chopper,
– Two-quadrant choppers,
– Four-quadrant chopper,
– DC power supplies,
– Buck converter,
– Boost converter,
– Buck-boost converter,
– Ćuk’s converter,
– Sepic converter,
– Flyback converter,
– Forward converter,
– Push-pull converter,
– Bridge converter.

– Single-phase diode rectifier,
– Three-phase diode rectifier,
– Single-phase thyristor rectifier,
– Three-phase thyristor rectifier.

– Modulating techniques,
– Single-phase inverter,
– Three-phase inverter.

– Single-phase AC-AC converters,
– Three-phase AC-AC converters,
– Soft starter with resistive load and with the induction machine.

– Areas of applicability,
– Converters’ ratings,
– Converters’ cascades,
– Operating power electronics devices,
– Converters in industrial environment.