Saito Laboratory,

Energy Conversion Engineering Section, Renewable Energy Center,
Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University
Department of Applied Science for Electronics and Materials, Kyushu University


Electric energy supports our lives, and electricity usage has been increased continuously. In addition, for a solution of environment-energy problem, the usage ratio of electric energy must be increased more and more. Especially, to increase electric power generation by renewable energy is a global strategy.

In this trend, it cannot be realized blindly to increase the electric power generation, and so stable usage with a balance between the generation and the usage is necessary. Power electronics is a key technology for the electric power usage with high efficiency by the control, and semiconductor devices for the electric power control in the power electronics circuit are called “power devices” or “power semiconductor devices.”

This laboratory conducts research on power devices with high efficiency power conversion for low carbon society and aims to create a new electric energy network.