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CPES Power Electronics Short Course

One of the missions of CPES is to provide the opportunity for practicing engineers to broaden their knowledge base and stay updated on new technologies by offering professional short courses that will provide a clear understanding of the fundamental principles and a working knowledge of current technology and applications.

Modeling & Control Design of DC/DC Converter

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Lectures: Cascades Conference Room, The Inn at Virginia Tech (IVT) and Skelton Conference Center
Lab: 253 Whittemore Hall (within walking distance to IVT)

Instructors: Fred C. Lee, Qiang Li

Course Fee:
  • $1,600.00 -- Principal-Plus, Principal, Associate Members
  • $2,500.00 -- Affiliate Members
  • $3,500.00 -- Non-Members

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Additional Information

  • Course materials will be available on Monday outside the lecture room.
  • Short course lectures - begin at 8 a.m.
  • All participants are invited to join group lunch on Monday
  • Lunch on own - Preston's @ Inn at VT, or nearby restaurants


The Inn at Virginia Tech
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Group rate: $149 plus tax | Lodging Block deadline: 28 June 2019

Hyatt Place
650 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-7500

Group Rate: $117/night plus tax | Lodging Block deadline: 29 June 2019

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg
1020 Plantation Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 552-0900

Group Rate: $109/night plus tax | Lodging Block deadline: 29 June 2019


  • Closest airport: ROA
    (Roanoke Regional Airport, approximately 45 miles away)
  • Car rentals: Numerous car rentals are available at Roanoke Regional Airport. To perform a search for the dates of the conference, click here.
  • Smart Way Bus: Commuter bus service linking the Roanoke Valley to the New River Valley. Fare is $4.00 each way and exact change is required. Does not stop at hotels. The closest stop to the Conference venue will be Squire Student Center, with possible pick-up arranged directly with your chosen lodging. Phone: (540) 982-6622 | Website
  • Roanoke Airport Transportation Services: Offers door-to-door service from Roanoke Regional Airport. Phone: (540) 345-7710 | Website

For More Information

If you wish to receive additional information about the CPES short course at Virginia Tech, please contact Dennis Grove or call (540) 231-3353.

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