Events · Workshops

Event guide

I. Events and Lecture Meetings Field

The Annual Meeting is to be held on 4th in June (announcement) [Members only].


Past Events Ⅰ

Discussion meeting of the research

Discussion meeting of the research in the next fiscal year 2019 activities was held [Members only].

  • Date: March 8 and 9, 2019
  • Location: Vision Center NIHONBASHI


Past Events Ⅱ

Interim reports meeting

Interim reports of the research working groups’ activities and the 2 seminars was held [Members only]

  • Date: December 11 and 12, 2018
  • Location: The Kikai Shinko Kaikan building



-Japanese-German workshop- was held

Cooperation of ECPE (NPERC-J and ECPE members only)

  • Time: 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct.16, 2018
  • Place: Shufu Kaikan Plaza-F, Yotsuya, Tokyo

Program essentials

  • Theme:“Wide Bandgap Devices and Lead Applications”
         – from the Future Road Mapping under the Collaboration with ECPE –
  • 7 lectures each from NPERC-J and ECPE.

Scenes of workshop

International Workshop on
New Generation Power Electronics and Systems

(1st NPES)



January 16, 2017, 10:30-16:40
Venue:Hatsumei-Kaikan, Toranomon 2-9-14, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
(Conjunction with 4th NPERC-J Workshop and 7th Workshop on Reliability Science for Future Ubiquitous Power Electronics)

Topics covered in NPES

Technology for new generation power electronics covering material-device technology, system integration technology, power electronics productivity innovation, reliability science and total design technology.

Special topic: Reliability Science for Future Ubiquitous Power Electronics

10:30 Opening remarks
10:40 Prof. Alberto Castellazzi, The University of Nottingham, UK
Modular Integration of Power Modules for Improved Performance, Reliability and Availability
11:20 Prof. Francesco Iannuzzo, Aalborg University, Denmark
Mission-Profile-Based Methodologies for Bond Wire Stress Analysis in Power Modules
12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30 Dr. Yuki Negoro, Keihin Corporation, Japan
High Power Density Power Control Unit for Two-Motor Hybrid System
14:00 Prof. Kimihiro Yamanaka, Chukyo University, Japan
Electromigration Reliability of Solder Joints in Power Modules
14:30 Mr. Takashi Nishimura, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
Packaging Technologies for the Power Module with Organic Insulating Layer
15:00-15:20 Coffee break
15:20 Prof. Hiroshi Tadano, Tsukuba University, Japan
Reliability of Power Semiconductor Devices on the Circuit Operation
15:50 Prof. Nando Kaminski and Dr. Christian Zorn, University of Bremen, Germany
Impact of Humidity on High Voltage Semiconductor Devices
16:30 Closing remarks

General Chair

Ichiro Omura (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Program committee

Mutsuhiro Mori (Hitachi), Katsumi Sato (Mitsubishi Elec.), Yuichi Kado (Kyoto Inst. of Tech.), Tamotsu Ninomiya (GRIK), Shin-ichi Nishizawa (AIST), Keiji Wada (Tokyo Met. Univ.), Wataru Hatano (Toshiba), Hazime Shimizu (NPERC-J)

Advisory Committee

Hiromichi Ohashi (NPERC-J, GRIK), Atsuo Kawamura(Yokohama Nat. Univ.), Koji Tomita(Yaskawa Elec.), Noriyuki Miyazaki (GRIK)

Workshop secretary

Hazime Shimizu (NPERC-J), Yasuhiro Morinaga (GRIK)


Masanori Tsukuda (GRIK), Yusuke Hayashi (GRIK)


NPERC-J (※1), City of Kitakyushu/GRIK (※2)


Kyushu Institute of Technology

Supported by

ISPSD 2017 Steering committee


This workshop is also supported by following organizations:

  • Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology (FAIS)
  • The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan (IEEJ)
  • The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
  • The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE)




  • NPREC-J:, +81-3-5614-0210
  • GRIK:, +81-93-695-3075


Access to Hatsumei Kaikan:

  • Tokyo Metro, Ginza-line, Tranomon station No.3 exit, 5-min. walk
  • Tokyo Metro, Hibiya-line, Kamiyacho station No.4 exit, 6-min. walk
  • Tokyo Metro, Chiyoda-line, Kasumigaseki station A-13 exit, 10-min. walk

(※1)NPERC-J:New Generation Power Electronics and System Research Consortium of Japan)
(※2)GRIK: Green Electronics Research Institute, Kitakyushu


II. Events and Lecture Meetings Field

Japanese-German workshop to be held (announcement)
Jointly sponsored with the cooperation of ECPE (NPERC-J and ECPE members only)
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 19, 2017
Place: Shufu Kaikan Plaza-F, Yotsuya, Tokyo
Joint sponsors: NPERC-J and ECPE with support by the German Embassy in Japan.

Program essentials
・Theme (provisional): “Wide Bandgap Semiconductors and Their Application”
・Around 5 scientific lectures each from NPERC-J and ECPE.



Past Events Ⅲ

3rd workshop held [Open to public]

Date: May 27, 2016
Location: Yotsuya Shufu Hall
Held with the cooperation of the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, ECPE, and CPES and ended with much participation and lively discussion.


2nd seminar opened [Members only]

Date: May 28, 2016
Location: Yotsuya Shufu Hall
NEDO (drafter of NPERC-J) reported on the situation of two R&D projects, “Development of new-generation of Si power device technology” and “R&D on Y power router basic cells using SiC and GaN power devices for realizing various power interchange systems.”

3rd general meeting held[Members only]

Date: May 26, 2016
Location: Yotsuya Shufu Hall
Activities for 2015 were reported on. Additionally, approval was obtained for 2016’s business plans and budget.

2nd workshop held [Open to public]

“Toward Green Electronics Creation”
NPERC-J maps out the power electronics of 2025
Date: Nov. 11, 2015
Location: Yotsuya Shufu Hall
In addition to lectures from Prof. Hirohito Yamada of Tohoku University and Prof. Noriyuki Miyazaki of the Kitakyushu Environmental Electronics Institute, there was lively discussion on the power electronics of 2025.

NPERC-J establishment workshop (1st) held [Open to public]

Date: May 27, 2015
Location: Yotsuya Shufu Hall
The vision for the activities of NPERC-J’s “Toward Green Electronics Creation,” business philosophy, members, and future activities were introduced. In addition, lectures were given by guest speakers Prof. D. Boroyevich and Dr. L. Lorenz, respectively of CPES of America and ECPE of Europe, who are entered into a partnership agreement with NPERC-J.

International partnership agreement signed (May 26, 2015)

NPERC-J, together with CPES of America and ECPE of Europe, who have a record of excellence in the same areas as NPERC-J, entered into an international partnership agreement. The aim is to complement each other in future activities.