Head of Power Electronics R&D
Ilknur Colak studied her MSc. and PhD. in electrical engineering program in Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. After following two years of power electronics research engineering experience in industry, she worked as a research scientist in TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) where she was responsible of designing the high power resonant converters, hybrid/electric vehicles, drives for power traction applications, high power battery chargers for submarines, etc. In 2004-2005 she worked at Ansaldo Richerhe in Italy to design the SST topology based power distribution converters for electric ships. From 2008 to 2010 she worked as an R&D manager in OZDISAN where she was leading a power electronics research team in the field of DC/DC converters, inverters, and UPSs. In 2010 she joined to CERN (The European Organisation for Nuclear Research) as a research scientist where she designed the first space vector modulation controlled multilevel converter for the LHC accelerators. Between 2012 and 2016 Colak worked with ABB Power Converter Solutions group, Turgi, Switzerland, as senior lead researcher, where she was working on high power Modular Multilevel Converter for medium voltage applications. Since November 2016 Ilknur Colak is with Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen - MR as Head of Power Electronics R&D Team.