Jan Leuchter received the Ing.(M.Sc.) degrees in Aircraft Avionics Systems and Ph.D. degrees in Theoretical Engineering from the Faculty of Military Technology at Brno University of Defence, in 1998 and 2002. Since 1999 Jan LEUCHTER is a lecturer in Electrical Engineering Department at University of Defence in the field of Electronic Components and Power electronics. His main areas of expertise are power processing, power quality and photovoltaic sources. The focus of his current research is on DC-DC converter topologies, namely bi-directional. Further main areas of research are the lifetime estimation with thermal models of semiconductors. He has published a large number of journals and conference papers. He has been successful in a number of research grants.