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  • January 2023: Dr. Rahimo was elevated to a 2023 IEEE Fellow "for contributions to high-voltage insulated gate bipolar transistors for grid applications". The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select members whose exceptional accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

  • December 2022: MTAL GmbH was selected by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to be the main project partner for the White Paper Project "Power Semiconductors for an Energy-Wise Society" which is sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric, Japan.

  • November 2022: MTAL GmbH will be starting a new 4-year collaboration project SUNSHINE with Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) in Switzerland to develop an advanced Adjustable Hybrid Switch (AHS) for PV Solar applications. The project is funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE and follows the successful completion of project SHINE in 2022.

  • October 2022: Dr. Rahimo will be chairing the Technical Program Committee for the International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ICSCRM) to be held in Sorrento, Italy from the 17th to the 22nd of September 2022. (

  • September 2022: Dr. Rahimo gave a tutorial at the WiPDA Europe 2022 in Warwick, UK (IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in Europe). The tutorial was held on the 18th of September with the title “High Voltage Blocking Stability and Reliability Challenges for Silicon Carbide Power Devices” (

  • September 2022: Dr. Rahimo gave a tutorial at the EPE’22 ECCE Europe 2022 conference in Hannover, Germany. The tutorial was held on the 5th of September with the title “Introduction to Si IGBTs and Fast Diodes: design principles, performance requirements and development trends” ( content/uploads/EPE22_Tutorial_05_Announcement_Template_02_Monday_Morning.pdf)

  • December 2021: Dr. Rahimo has been elected to Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET). Fellowship is a prestigious honour only granted to individuals who have sustained high levels of achievement within engineering, technology or related disciplines.

  • October 2021: Dr. Rahimo gave an on-line invited talk entitled "Advancements and Future Development Trends in High Voltage Power Semiconductor Devices" at the the International Academic Forum of Hunan Power Semiconductor Industry Conference and Power Semiconductor Industry Alliance in Zhuzhou, China, on the15th October 2021.

  • May 2021: MTAL GmbH is collaborating with Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW) in Switzerland to develop an advanced Adjustable Hybrid Switch (AHS) automotive converter concept. The latest technology developments were presented in the paper entitled "An Advanced Adjustable Switch Hybrid (ASH) Concept for High Power Automotive Converters" at the PCIM Europe 2021 which was held digitally from 3rd to 7th of May 2021 (PCIM Europe – the international event in power electronics (​ The presentation was given by Dr. Rahimo in the "Automotive Applications II" session on the virtual conference platform on Friday, 7th of May, 2021. (Program - PCIM Europe - Mesago)

  • September 2020: Dr. Rahimo gave a short course at the 32nd IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs (ISPSD 2020) conference in Vienne, Austria in September 2020. The short course title is "Silicon IGBTs and Fast Recovery Diodes for High Power Applications" which will be held digitally on the 13th September 2020 ( Dr. Rahimo will also be presenting two poster papers at the conference. 

  • January 2020:  Dr. Rahimo was co-author of the presentation “To Block or Not to Block, that is the question - towards reliable power semiconductors” which was presented by ABB at the ECPE Workshop Power Semiconductor Robustness in Muncih, Germany on the 13-14 January 2020.

  • May 2019:  Dr. Rahimo has founded a power semiconductor start-up company mqSemi AG based in Switzerland. (

  • February 2019:  Dr. Rahimo gave a presentation "High Power Semiconductors for Medium to High Frequency Resonant Converters" at the ECPE Workshop: New Technologies for Medium-Frequency Solid-State Transformers which was held at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in February 2019.

  • February 2019:  MTAL GmbH becomes an official member of the swiss collaboration project PECTA (Power Electronic Conversion Technology Annex), which involves many european and international academic and industrial partners. (

  • July 2018:  Launch of MTAL GmbH.

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