Institute of Robust Power Semiconductor Systems (ILH)

Student Thesis

Here you will find an overview of our offered topics for internal and external bachelor, research and master theses sorted by topics.
A complete overview can be found below.

If you are interested in one of the topics from the table below, please contact the corresponding supervisor.

Own ideas for possible topics are welcome to be proposed. Current announcements and projects can serve as an inspiration. If interested, please contact a research assistant of the ILH to arrange an appointment for discussion.

Further topics or cooperations might be announced in the foyer Pfaffenwaldring 47 or the institute.

MA = master thesis, BA = bachelor thesis, FA = research project (Forschungsarbeit), HiWi = student assistant
PE = power electronics, HF = high frequency electronics

Title Type Field Supervisor
EVM investigation and optimization for the on-board self-developed AWG implemented on the FPGA for a satellite mission (EIVE Project) MA/FA/BA HF Laura Manoliu
FPGA implementation of an adaptive, real-time, energy-efficient data rate tuning algorithm (EIVE Project) MA/FA/BA HF Laura Manoliu
FPGA implementation of energy-efficient, real-time image compression algorithms (EIVE Project) MA/FA/BA HF Laura Manoliu
MTT-Sat Challenge: Intelligent WBand GaN SSPA with variable GaN DC/DC MA/FA/BA HF/PE Dominik Koch / Benjamin Schoch
Design and Evaluation of Integrated Power Detectors for THz-Communication Systems MA/FA HF Dominik Wrana
MMIC Design for Wireless THz-Communication Systems MA/FA HF Dominik Wrana
System-Level Engineering for Wireless THz-Communication Systems MA/FA HF Dominik Wrana
Evaluation of Additive Manufacturing Techniques for Antennas in Wireless Communication Systems BA/FA HF Dominik Wrana
Design of a Low-Noise Amplifier for a Ultra-Wideband RF-Frontend in a 22nm FD-SOI CMOS Process FA/MA HF Athanasios Gatzastras
Design of a Mixer for an Ultra-Wideband RFFrontend in a 22nm FD-SOI CMOS Process FA/MA HF Athanasios Gatzastras
Design of Frontend Components for an Ultra-Wideband Application in a 22nm FD-SOI CMOS Process FA/MA HF Athanasios Gatzastras
Optimierung integrierter Mikrostreifenleitungen für einen 35nm InGaAs mHEMT Prozess im mmW-Bereich FA/MA HF Athanasios Gatzastras
Investigation and Implementation of an E-Band Duplex Link BA/FA HF Laura Manoliu
Short Circuit Protection of Wide-Bandgap Devices FA/BA PE Javier Acuna
Sensorless measurement of the junction temperature of GaN/SiC devices MA/BA/FA PE Kanuj Sharma
Sensor Design: Electromyography Sensor for Microcontroller Applications BA/FA PE Kanuj Sharma
GaN based power electronics (multiple topics) MA/BA/FA PE Kanuj Sharma
Multi-Physics Analysis of a Power Electronic Module MA/FA PE Julian Weimer
High-precision switching loss measurement of wide bandgap power semiconductors MA/FA PE Julian Weimer
Variable Inductive Load with Constant Parasitic Properties BA/FA PE Julian Weimer
Innovative Cooling Systems in Power Electronics BA/FA/MA PE Julian Weimer
Phase Change Materials (PCMs) as Latent Heat Storage in Power Electronics BA/FA/MA PE Julian Weimer
Thermoelectric Behavior of High-Energy-Density DC Link Capacitances BA/FA/MA PE Julian Weimer
Multi-Domain and Multi-Goal Optimization of ultra-compact power converters FA/MA PE Dominik Koch
Evaluation of monolithic integrated gyrators for inductance emulation FA/MA PE Dominik Koch
GaN-on-SOI: „Monolithic integration of logical circuits“ BA/FA/MA PE Dominik Koch / Jan Hückelheim
Simulation, Modelling and Optimization of Transformers for high-frequent switching converters FA/MA PE Dominik Koch
Design of a Compact EMI-Filter for Charger Applications
FA/MA PE Dominik Koch
Dead-time optimization of GaN-HEMTs by adaptive gate-driver FA/MA PE Dominik Koch
Calorimetric Measurement of Soft-Switching Losses of a Half-Bridge with the use of Integrated Temperature Sensors FA/MA PE Dominik Koch
Qualitative comparison between different temperature sensor with automated control BA/FA PE Dominik Koch / Kevin Muñoz Barón
On the Applicability and Limitations of Modern 3D-Printing Techniques to Power Electronics FA/ST PE Ingmar Kallfass
On the Applicability and Limitations of Modern 3D-Printing Techniques to Power Electronics MA PE Ingmar Kallfass
Terahertz-Zeitbereichsreflektometrie zur Fehleranalyse 3D-Integrierter Schaltungen MA/FA HF Ingmar Kallfass
Active EMI Concepts in Switched-Mode Power Converters MA PE Ingmar Kallfass
Evaluation of the Standard Compact Model for Vertical Power MOSFETs MA/FA PE Lixi Yan
Modeling of intrinsic capacitance in Super-junction Power MOSFETs MA/FA PE Lixi Yan
Modeling and Validation of SiC Power MOSFETs based on Standard Models MA/FA PE Lixi Yan
FlipChip for mmIC MA/FA HF Moritz Vischer
Antenna-on-Chip für H-Band (220-320Ghz) Anwendungen MA/FA HF

Moritz Vischer

Controllable Loop Filter for a Wideband PLL BA/FA/MA HF Janis Wörmann
Large bandwidth frequency ramp generation for a novel, self-mixing FMCW Radar principle FA/MA HF Janis Wörmann
E-Band (70-90 GHz) Radar Demonstrator for a novel, self-mixing Radar Principle MA HF Janis Wörmann
Radar Signal Processing for a novel, self-mixing Radar Principle BA/FA/MA HF Janis Wörmann
Circuit design for  millimeter- wave radar frontend BA/FA/MA HF Janis Wörmann
Programmable, compact, low-noise four-quadrant source measure unit for MMIC power supply  BA/FA/MA HF

Janis Wörmann /
Moritz Vischer







Title Type Specialty Industry Partner
Hardware Design Automotive and Energy Solutions Working Student High Frequency Technology Keysight Technologies
Title Type Field Year Student Supervisor
Measurement of high-frequent inductor current BA PE 2020 Mengze Lu Dominik Koch
Reverse Characteristic and Body Diode Modeling of Power MOSFETs MA PE 2019 Tianyu Li Lixi Yan
Simulation of Advanced GaN Power Devices and Circuits based on Virtual-Source Compact Model FA PE 2017 Tailang Xie Stefan Mönch
Simulation of SMD Packages for 600 V Integrated GaN Power Circuits FA PE 2017 Tianyu Li Stefan Mönch
Efficiency Analysis of Lateral GaN-on-Si Power Transistors with Respect to the BAckside Potential in 600 V DC/DC Converters MA PE 2017 Ren Li Stefan Mönch
Temperaturabhängige Charakterisierung von GaN Leistungstransistoren zur Auslegung einer bis 150 °C robusten Ansteuerschaltung FA PE 2017 Jan Hückelheim Stefan Mönch
Analyse adaptiver RC Snubber in elektrischen Energiewandlern mit Augenmerk auf die Effizienzoptimierung unter Berücksichtigung der EMV-Randbedingungen MA PE 2017 Patrick Dietsche Julian Weimer
Entwurf eines Integrierten EMV-Filters für Anwendungen in Elektromobilität FA PE 2017 Qingyue Chen Javier Acuna
Fehlererkennungsmechanismen für GaN-basierende Umrichter FA PE 2017 Janes Walter Javier Acuna
Untersuchung der Schalt- und Durchlassverluste in DC/DC Wandlern unter Anwendung des Doppel-Gewichtungsprinzips an einer Halbbrücken-Gegenschaltung FA PE 2017 Luis Sarmiento Stefan Mönch
Entwurf einer Halbbrücke mit parallel geschalteten GaN Leistungshalbleitern MA PE 2017 Songhai Zhang Javier Acuna
Entwurf und Implementierung einer Regelung in einem digitalen Signalprozessor für bürstenlose Gleichstrommotoren unter Auswertung der differenziellen induzierten Spannung BA PE 2016 Sören Ganssloser Javier Acuna
Measurement of a 300 GHz communication systems based on millimeter wave monolithic integrated circuits FA HF 2016 Xiaohui Nie Iulia Dan
Untersuchung der Treiberverluste eines GaN-basierten synchronen 600 V DC/DC Wandlers mit monolithisch integriertem Gate-Treiber MA PE 2016 Semy Ben-Khelifa Stefan Mönch
Charakterisierung von lateralen 650 V GaN-on-Si Leistungstransistoren hinsichtlich des Substrat-Potentials FA PE 2016 Yajing Li Stefan Mönch
Entwurf eines aktiven Fundamentalmischers bei 240 GHz MA HF 2016 Xiaodan Dai Christopher Grötsch
Hochfrequente Modellierung von Leistungsmodulen für Anwendungen in Elektromobilität BA PE 2016 Dominik Koch Javier Acuna
Entwurf und Charakterisierung von Halbbrückenmodulen für 600 V GaN Transistoren mit integriertem Gate-Treiber MA PE 2016 Cornelius Bachmeir Stefan Mönch
Messtechnik zur dynamischen RDS,ON Messung von 600V GaN Leistungstransistoren FA PE 2016 Semy Ben-Khelifa Stefan Mönch
Messtechnik zur dV/dt Messung von sub-Nanosekunden Schaltflanken von 600V GaN Leistungstransistoren FA PE 2016 Jochen Spohrer Stefan Mönch
Design of a Power Amplifier for a Terahertz Transciever MA HF 2016 Benjamin Schoch Iulia Dan
Nicht-intrusive Messung der Schaltverluste von Galliumnitrid Transistoren in Halbbrückenschaltung FA PE 2016 Hong Wei Stefan Mönch
An approach for nonlinear transistor modelling of a SiC Power MOSFET based on the COBRA expression MA PE 2016 Lixi Yan Cristino Salcines
Aufbau einer Doppelpuls-Messschaltung zur Charakterisierung des dynamischen Schaltverhaltens von Leistungstransistoren BA PE 2015    
Design of a Variable-Gain Low-Noise Amplifier for Terahertz Communication Systems MA HF 2014    
240 GHz SiGe Frequenzteiler für mmW Trägerrückgewinnung MA HF 2015    
Robust Gate Driver Circuit for Monolithic Integration with GaN-on-Si 600 V Power Transistor MA PE 2014    
Modellierung eines Siliziumcarbid Leistungs-MOSFET MA PE 2014    
Thermische und elektrische Charakterisierung und Modellierung eines TO-220 Transistorgehäuses für die Leistungs­elektronik MA PE 2014    
Charakterisierung des Schaltverhaltens von GaN-Leistungstransistoren MA PE 2014    
Entwicklung eines Phasendetektors zur synchronen Demodulation in ultrabreitbandigen Richtfunkanwendungen MA HF 2013    
Konzeptionierung und Entwurf eines Multiphasen-Aufwärtswandlers unter Verwendung von GaN-Leistungstransistoren MA PE 2014    
EMC Study of a High Switching Frequency GaN Converter FA PE 2014    


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Benjamin Schoch

Research Assistant

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