Robert W. Erickson



Robert W. Erickson’s innovations in modeling, architectures, and control for power electronics have enabled higher efficiency and performance for applications in industries including aerospace, computer, and renewable energy. His pioneering contributions in converter topologies have led to new approaches to power conversion architectures that enable higher performance and lower cost. Recent fundamental research has led to the composite converter architecture, demonstrating a 4x reduction in converter loss. His early research on resonant and soft-switching converters provided new understanding of the series, parallel, and LCC resonant converters for aerospace and high-voltage applications. His textbook Fundamentals of Power Electronics (Springer, 1997) is an industry standard for the switched-mode power conversion field.

An IEEE Fellow, Erickson is a professor with the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA.