Prof. Dr. Johannes Pforr

Room: A105
Subject Area: Electrical Drive Engineering, Power Electronics and Applied Physics
Faculty: Fakultät E


  • Automotive power electronic dc-dc converters
  • Inductive power transfer for battery charging
  • Optimization of automotive energy nets


  • Since 2001 at THI
  • 1999 - 2001: Linde AG, Project management for inverter development
  • 1996 - 1999: Zera Electric GmbH, Head of the Power Electronics Development Group
  • 1993 - 1996: Zera Electric GmbH, development and project management of precision power supplies for measurement and test engineering systems
  • 1989 - 1993: Research assistant at the universities of Brighton and Teesside UK, PhD with the topic "Single-Ended Resonant Pre-Converters for High Frequency Induction Heaters"


  • A. Bogdanovs, O. Krievs, J. Pforr, „Fault Detection using indirect DC Link Current Measurement Technique in Multiphase DC Converter with Coupled Inductors”, IEEE EPE 2021
  • J. Pforr, United State Patent US 11,159,052, “System and Method for inductive Energy Transmission”, 26. Oct. 2021
  • A. Bogdanovs, O. Krievs, L. Ribickis, J. Pforr, „Fuzzy Logic Current Balancing Controller Implementation in an Automotive Multi-Phase DC Converter with Coupled Inductors”, IEEE RTUCON 2020
  • H. Schwan, J. Pforr, “Analysis, design and operation strategy of high-efficient Class E2 wireless power transfer systems for automotive EV battery charging applications”, IEEE EPE 2019
  • W. May, J. Pforr, “Design od integrated inductors in multi-phase buck/boost converters including operation with deactivated phases”, IEEE PCIM Europe 2019