DC Lab

Delft, The Netherlands

Research dedicated to Direct Current and Power Electronics.

  Vermogenselektronica 2021/2022


Research is done on all aspects of the application of power electronics in DC grids. We build power converters, define control methods and test various applications.

  1. Cost-effective DC/DC converters
  2. Increasing power management efficiency by applying DC grids, for home, office and commercial buildings
  3. New power electronics solutions for DC connectors, switches, and protection elements
  4. Implementing Control methods for converter-based DC-grids yo achieve grid stability analysis and error control
  5. Practical solutions for the transition of energy- and cost-efficient DC-applications into existing AC installations
  6. Identification of profiles of power sources and loads to simulate or characterize grid components and systems
  7. DC charging technologies for electro mobility and smart grid
  8. Wireless charging methods for eVehicles
  9. Motor control for Industrial Automation and Industrie 5.0
  10. eMobility traction drives motor control


Projects are hardware and software based in the DC-Lab in Delft. We mainly focus on the power electronics required for DC Grids, Automotive and Industrial Automation.


Teaching power electronics not only from the textbooks, but including laboratory experiments, online design tools and animation.


Power electronics and drives laboratory learning environment for electric vehicles, Mipro 2021, P. J. van Duijsen, D. C. Zuidervliet IEEE DOI: 10.23919/MIPRO52101.2021.9597133

Laboratory setup for teaching DC grid droop control and protection, Mipro 2021, P. J. van Duijsen, D. C. Zuidervliet DOI: 10.23919/MIPRO52101.2021.9596738

Educational Droop Control Laboratory Setup, ICECCME 2021, Holly T. Engelbrecht, Diëgo C. Zuidervliet and Peter J. van Duijsen IEEE DOI: 10.1109/ICECCME52200.2021.9591123

Teaching Field Oriented Control using Animation, ELMA 2021, P. J. van Duijsen, D. C. Zuidervliet IEEE DOI: 10.1109/ELMA52514.2021.9502966

Educational Set-up for Brushless Motor Drives, ELMA 2021, Akin Uzel, D. C. Zuidervliet, P. J. van Duijsen IEEE DOI: 10.1109/ELMA52514.2021.9503025

Droop Control in DC Grids using the Universal Four Leg as Laboratory Setup, EHH 2021, Alexander Spaans, D. C. Zuidervliet, P. J. van Duijsen SSRN DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3899714

SWITCHING POWER SUPPLIES IN DC GRIDS: THE SMART CURRENT LIMITER, EHH 2021, Casper Grootes, D. C. Zuidervliet, P. J. van Duijsen https://ssrn.com/abstract=3899359

Decentraal grid? Neem het spanningsniveau als communicatiemiddel,
Tijdo van der Zee, TVVL Magazin April 2021
TVVL Nr.2 April 2021

Electronic Learning Experience Setup: Power Electronics and Electrical Drive Education, Mipro 2020,
P. J. van Duijsen, D. C. Zuidervliet, J.B. Woudstra

Structuring, Controlling and Protecting the DC Grid, ISETC 2020,
P. J. van Duijsen, D. C. Zuidervliet

Enhancing Laboratory Learning Experience. A New Experimental Setup For Power Electronics And Electrical Drive Education, Sefi 2019,
P. J. van Duijsen, D. C. Zuidervliet, C. F. M. Dirksen

Requirements on Power Electronics for converting Kitchen Appliances from AC to DC, DUE 2019,
Peter van Duijsen, Johan Woudstra, Diëgo Zuidervliet

Control and Protection in Low Voltage DC Grids, ICUE 2019,
Peter J. van Duijsen, Johan B. Woudstra, and Diëgo C. Zuidervliet

Combined DC/AC supply on a single distribution cable, IESC 2018,
Peter van Duijsen, Wilfred Akerboom, Johan Woudstra


  1. Mipro 2022 Lectures
  2. Mipro 2022 Laboratory
  3. Codit 2022
  4. EHH 2021
  5. EHH 2021
  6. Elma 2021
  7. Elma2021
  8. Hybrid Marine Expo, January 2021, Wireless Power Transfer
  9. DC Grids for Electric Marine, Control and Protection, Electric and Hybrid Marine World Expo Sept 13,14,15 2021
  10. Permanent Magnet Synchronous or Induction Machine, selection and control for electric vehicles, ICPC March 2021
  11. Selection and Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous or Induction Machine, for Electric Vehicles, IQPC June 2021
  12. Traction Motors, what is the difference?, IVT September 2021
  13. Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo, June 21, 22, 23, 2022 Hall 8, Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands
  14. IVT Expo Conference, June 29 & 30, 2022 Köln Messe, Cologne, Germany


Past events:

Gelijkspanning in Nederland

Stichting Gelijkspanning Nederland
Toepassing en Ontwikkeling van Gelijkspanning
Woningen en utiliteit
Openbare verlichtingsnetten
Lokale DC-netten


If you are studying in Holland and want to join our team, let us know at: info at dc-lab dot org

THUAS, Rotterdamseweg 137, 2628 AL, Delft