Call for papers: SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles

Special Issue on Applications of Wide-Bandgap Devices for Electric Vehicles

In recent years, wide-bandgap (WBG) devices, such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) devices, have received significant attention from the electric vehicle (EV) industry. Their switching performance is superior to contemporary Si devices, representing higher efficiency and thereby extending the range of electric vehicles. The enabled higher switching frequency reduces the size of magnetics and capacitors, yielding lighter and smaller design. The outstanding thermal capability shrinks the heatsink, further enhancing the system power density. Successful application of WBG devices in EV industry has already been demonstrated in the EV inverter, battery charger, and DCDC converter. This special issue will focus on new developments and research in WBG application for automotive applications, focusing on new manufacturing methods, system integration and optimization, and technology enablers in simulation, design, layout and assembly, among other topics. It is a peer-reviewed platform for both industry and academia to present new research and developments. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • WBG application in EV motor drive inverter
  • Applying WBG devices in EV battery charger and DCDC converter
  • Development of WBG enabled EV ultra fast charger
  • Novel magnetics design and integration for WBG applications
  • Advanced packaging technology for SiC/GaN power module
  • Thermal solutions for WBG devices in vehicle applications
  • Reliability test of WBG devices and WBG power electronics
  • Modeling and simulation of WBG power electronics in EV
  • EMI, sensing and control, protection, and other auxiliary circuits

For more information, please contact the Guest Editors:

Hua “Kevin” Bai
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Zheyu Zhang
Clemson University

Deadline to submit manuscripts for consideration: April 30, 2021

Please submit your article at and include a submission note in Editorial Manager to indicate that it is for this special issue.

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