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Dr. Ajay Poonjal Pai

Director of WBG Innovation & Application Engineering

Sanan Semiconductor

Dr.-Ing. Ajay Poonjal Pai obtained his B. Tech in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from NITK Surathkal, India and M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. He then pursued his PhD focusing on Silicon Carbide (SiC) power semiconductors for automotive traction inverter applications at the Friedrich Alexander University (FAU), Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. From 2015 to 2023, he worked at Infineon Technologies AG, Germany as a Principal Engineer responsible for next-generation automotive SiC technologies and power modules.

Since May 2023, he is working at Sanan Semiconductor Munich, where he is responsible for building and growing the Wide Bandgap (WBG) Innovation and Application engineering organization. His research interests include e-mobility, SiC semiconductors, power modules and power electronics, and has contributed to numerous invited lectures and conferences worldwide.

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Sanan Semiconductor is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the listed company Sanan Optoelectronics. Sanan is committed to becoming a world-class R & D, manufacturing and service platform for wide bandgap semiconductors. Sanan Semiconductor extended Sanan Optoelectronics’ 20-year compound semiconductor industrialization experience to the field of power electronics, and became a full-chain integration platform focusing on the wide bandgap semiconductor industry and providing the most comprehensive products and services.

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