Biography: LEO LORENZ received the M.Eng. degree from Univ. of Berlin Germany in 1976 and the PhD. degree (first class Hons.) from University of Munich in 1984 (Germany).
He is currently Technology Advisor for several Research Institutions , Board Member of key Power Electronics Conferences and President of ECPE. From 1988 to 1998 he was Senior Director at Siemens responsible for Power Semiconductor Devices in Automotive & Industrial Application. From 1998 to 2012 he served as Senior Principle in Application and Concept Engineering for all power semiconductor Technologies in Munich/Singapore/Shanghai. In this field he has published more than 500 Journal/conference papers with a high citation rate and is the owner of many basic patents. He gave more than 90 key note presentations at high level Summits and Conferences.
Beside his work in Industry he is a Honorable/Adjunct Professor at several Universities in Germany and Worldwide . In this function he provides courses on power semiconductor technologies and supervised more than 20 PhD Students.
Dr. Lorenz is one of the Key Founder of ECPE (European Center of Power Electronics) and since the foundation in 2003 President of this organization. He is Founder/Co-founder of several conferences such as CIPS (Conference on Integrated Power Systems), PCIM Asia, EPE, etc. He served as General Chair of several Conferences e.g. CIPS since 2005, EPE 2005, ISPSD 1997, PCIM since 2001 and is in the Advisory Board of all of these Conferences. Dr. Lorenz received several times the best paper Award at IEEE Conferences. In 1996, 98 and 99 he received the Siemens Innovation Award and from the German Industry Society the Innovation Award in 2002.
Beside these he received several high level IEEE Awards e.g. IEEE-ISPSD Outstanding Contributory Award in 2010 (Japan), the IEEE- Gerald Kliman Innovator Award in 2011 (USA) and the IEEE- William E. Newell Power Electronics Award in 2012 (USA), Ernst Blickle Award in 2015 (Germany), Sun Yun-Suan Honorary Professorship from Nat. Tsing Hua University TW in 2016 and a Dr. Honoris Causa nomination in 2017, IEEE Member Hall of Fame for outstanding innovations in power devices 2018 , Honorary Professorship Xi-An Jiaotong University 2018.
He is a distinguished lecturer at several Universities since 2003. He owns an IEEE- Fellowship since 2006 and is a Member of German Academy of Science since 2005. Dr. Lorenz is in the Advisory Board of several Research Institutions e.g. Fraunhofer Institute, Robert Bosch Center, CORPE Denmark etc. and a Technology Advisor/Reviewer of Governmental Organizations and Funding Programs.