Professor Dr Leo Lorenz honored with Dr HC of Valencia University
Doctor Leo Lorenz honored at the historical building of the University of Valencia in Spain
The ceremony took place on February 17th in the historical building of the University of Valencia in Spain. It is a special honor for his contribution in power electronics over several decades. The University of Valencia started its operation in 1499 with Humane Science and is today a full scale University with more than 40.000 Students.
Leo Lorenz is an honorary professor of the Ilmenau University in Germany and Tsinghua University of Taiwan in addition to several Adjunct Professorships at first class level Chinese Universities. As member of the Chinese Foreign Senior Fellow Program and German Academy of Science, he acted as a governmental technology consultant in Europe, the United States, Japan and China. Leo Lorenz started as an engineer from the Technical University of Berlin and his doctor degree is from the University of Defense in Munich Germany. His professional carrier started in the R&D Department of Power Electronics of AEG, Senior Director for the Power Semiconductors Division of Siemens, Senior Principal in Infineon Technologies, whose general direction is currently advised by him in the field of power semiconductors and advanced systems of the engineering of the future.
Doctor Lorenz is well known in the industry for power semiconductors. More than 400 publications in magazines and conferences, more than 50 key note presentations have been contributed and more than 50 international patents are registered by him.
ECPE European Center for Power Electronics e.V. was founded in 2003 on the initiative of leading power electronics industries as an industry-driven Research Network to promote education, innovation, science, research and technology transfer in the area of Power Electronics in Europe. In the meantime, the network comprises 85 member companies. Furthermore, 95 European universities and research institutes are integrated in the network as so-called Competence Centres.