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A note to prospective students

Current graduate students

CoPEC Post-Doc Researchers

CoPEC Faculty

Graduates

CoPEC Visiting Scholars



  • (3/20/2017) Congratulations to Ali Sepahvand who successfully completed his Ph.D. thesis on High Frequency DC-DC Power Conversion for Automotive LED Driver Applications
  • (07/15/2016) Congratulations to Andy Hoke who successfully completed his Ph.D. thesis on Electric Vehicle Charge Optimization Including the Costs of Battery Wear, and Active Power Control of Photovoltaic Systems without Storage
  • (05/11/2016) Congratulations to Fenglong Lu who successfully completed his Ph.D. on Autonomous Control of Series-Connected Low Voltage
    Micro-inverters (LVAC) for Photovoltaic (PV) panels
  • (04/08/16) Congratulations to Hua Chen who successfully completed his Ph.D. thesis on Advanced Electrified Automotive Powertrain with Composite DC-DC Converter
 

Graduate students

Prasanta Achanta, Ph.D. candidate, digital control of switched-mode dc-dc and dc-ac power converters

Katharine Doubleday, Ph.D. candidate, modeling and simulation of photovoltaic power systems, wireless power systems; co-advisor: Prof. Khurram Afridi

Kyle Goodrick, Ph.D. candidate, high-frequency wide bangap power electronics

Yucheng Gao, Ph.D. candidate, wide bangap automotive power electronics

Yushi Liu, Ph.D. candidate, high-frequency power electronics using GaN devices; co-advisor: Prof. Khurram Afridi

Vivek Sankaranarayanan, M.S. candidate, high-efficiency power conversion

Fan Zhang, Ph.D. candidate, battery management systems, high-frequency switchers

Chris (Jianglin) Zhu, Ph.D. candidate, distributed power electronics, automotive power electronics


CoPEC post-doc researchers

Dr. David Jones, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013-

Dr. Daniel Seltzer, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013-2015. Dr. Seltzer is now with Space-X.

Dr. Yoash Levron, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013-2014. Dr. Levron is now an Assistant Professor at Technion

Dr. Miguel Rodríguez González, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2011-2013

Mr. Kamal Sabi, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013

Dr. Carlos Olalla, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2012. Dr. Olalla is now a Research Associate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

Dr. Luca Corradini, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2008-2011. Dr. Corradini is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Padova, Italy

Dr. Botao Miao, CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2003-2007


CoPEC faculty collaborators

Prof. Khurram Afridi

Prof. Robert W. Erickson

Prof. Zoya Popovic

Prof. Regan Zane (now at USU)


Graduates

Alihossein Sepahvand, Ph.D. 2017, Alihossein Sepahvand, Ph.D. candidate, very high-frequency switchers, LED drivers

Anderson Hoke, Ph.D. 2016, Electric Vehicle Charge Optimization Including the Costs of Battery Wear, and Active Power Control of Photovoltaic Systems without Storage

Fenglong Lu, Ph.D. 2016, Autonomous Control of Series-Connected Low Voltage
Micro-inverters (LVAC) for Photovoltaic (PV) panels; co-advisor: Prof. Li Shang

Hua Chen, Ph.D. 2016, Advanced Electrified Automotive Powertrain with Composite DC-DC Converter; co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Yuanzhe Zhang, Ph.D. 2015, High Frequency GaN Drain Supply Modulators for RFPAs

Scott Jensen, Ph.D. 2015, Fast Tracking Current Driven Electrosurgical Generators

Beom Seok Choi, Ph.D. 2015, Differential Power Processing Submodule Integrated Converters for Photovoltaic Power Systems

Alexander Brissette, Ph.D. 2014, Analysis of the Deployment, Performance, and Design of Distributed Static Series Compensators

Tadakazu Harada, M.S. 2014, Analysis and Design of a 500W DC Transformer

Hien Nguyen, Ph.D. 2014, Design and Control of a Modular Resonant DC-DC Converter for Point-of-Load Applications.

Dongxue Li, M.S. 2014, Envelope Tracking Amplifiers.

Joshua Traube, Ph.D. 2013, Predicting the Effects of Short-Term Photovoltaic Variability on Power System Frequency for Systems with Integrated Energy Storage.

Daniel Costinett, Ph.D. 2013, Analysis and Design of High Efficiency, High Conversion Ratio, DC-DC Power Converters; co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane. Dr. Costinett is now an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee Knoxville.

Daniel Clement, M.S. 2013, PV submodule integrated DC-DC converters

Yushan Li, Ph.D. 2012, High Efficiency Power Supplies for Multi-Mode RF Power Amplifiers in Cellular Handset Applications

Greg Stahl, M.S. 2012

Hoda Pahlevanzadeh, M.S. 2012

Mark Norris, Ph.D. 2012, Multi-Phase High Slew-Rate Tracking Supply for WCDMA/LTE Base Stations

Sang Hee Kang, Ph.D. 2011, Efficiency Optimization in Digitally Controlled Flyback DC-DC Converters Over Wide Ranges of Operating Conditions

Sung Woo Moon, Ph.D. 2011, Auto-Tuning of Digitally Controlled Single-Phase Low Harmonic Rectifiers and Inverters

Aleksandar Bjeletic, M.S. 2010; project: Specifications-Based Optimization of Point-of-Load Converters. Co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane

Fu-Zen Chen, Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Digital Control Techniques for Efficiency Improvements in Single-Phase Boost Power Factor Correction Rectifiers

Barry Mather, Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Digital Control Techniques for Single-Phase Power Factor Correction Rectifiers

Xu Zhang, Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Digital Control Techniques for Synchronous Buck DC-DC Converters

Rajarshi Paul, Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Adaptive Power Control for WCDMA RF Power Amplifiers with Antenna Mismatch

Jeff Morroni, Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Adaptive Tuning and Monitoring of Digitally Controlled Switched-Mode Power Supplies; co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane

Amir Babazadeh, Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Switching Surface Approach for Improved Transient Response in Digitally Controlled DC-DC Power Converters

Mariko Shirazi, Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Embedded Frequency Response Measurement Capability for Monitoring and Tuning of System Dynamics in Digitally-Controlled DC-DC Converters. Co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane.

Shruti Yalamurty, M.S. 2008

Yang Zhang, Ph.D. 2007, Thesis: Digital Control in Modular Multiphase DC-DC Converters. Co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane.

Xufeng Jiang, Ph.D. 2007, Thesis: Envelope-Tracking Power Supplies for RF Power Amplifiers in Portable Applications

Milan Ilic, Ph.D. 2007, Thesis: Analysis, Modeling and Design of a Wide Range Constant Power Source

Bhaskar Ramachandran, M.S. 2007

Vahid Yousefzadeh, Ph.D. 2006, Thesis: Digitally Controlled Power Converters for RF Power Amplifiers.

Haitao Hu, M.S. 2006

Hao Peng, Ph.D. 2006, Thesis: Digital Current-Mode Control of DC-DC Converters

Barry Arbetter, Ph.D. 2006, Thesis: DC-DC Converter Utilizing Hysteretic Current-Mode Control for Low-Voltage Microprocessor Systems with Power Management

Toru Takayama, M.S. 2006, Thesis: Optimization of Monolithic Digitally Controlled DC-DC Converters

Sandeep Dhar, Ph.D. 2004, Thesis: Low-Power Design Using Adaptive Voltage Scaling and Multiple Voltage Distribution

Praneet Athalye, Ph.D. 2004, Thesis: High-Performance Power Factor Correctors for Avionics Applications. Co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Serge Simonov, M.S. 2004, Thesis: Inductor Design for Monolithic DC-DC Converters

Asif Syed, M.S. 2004, Thesis: Feed-Forward Digital Pulse Modulators

Ershad Ahmed, M.S. 2004, Thesis: High-Frequency Low-Power Digital PWM Controller Chip with Feed-Forward Compensation

Aleksandar Prodic, Ph.D. 2003, Thesis: Digital Control of Switching Converters: Design and VLSI/DSP Implementation. Dr. Prodic is now an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Kusumal Changtong, Ph.D. 2003, Thesis: Magnetics Modeling and Design for Improved Cross-Regulation. Co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Jingquen Chen, Ph.D. 2002, Thesis: Topologies and Control of Single-Phase Low-Harmonic Rectifiers. Co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Michael Vincent, M.S. 2002, Thesis: Design and Implementation of a Self-Calibrated Delay-Line Analog-to-Digital Converter

Benjamin Patella, M.S. 2000, Thesis: High-Speed Low-Power Digital PWM Controller. For his work on the "Buffalo Switcher" all-digital PWM control chip Ben Patella received the College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research.

Regan Zane, Ph.D. 1999, Thesis: Development, Analysis, and Implementation of an ASIC Controller for Single-Phase Power-Factor-Correction. Dr. Zane is now an Associate Professor at Utah State University

Nagandini Jayaram, M.S. 1997, Thesis: Power Factor Corrector Based on Coupled-Inductor SEPIC with Nonlinear-Carrier Control

Anders Fagerhaud, M.S. 1996, Thesis: Nonlinear-Carrier Control for Single-Phase High-Power-Factor Rectifiers

Brede Arntzen, M.S. 1995, Thesis: Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter Design for Low-Power Applications

Predrag Pejovic, Ph.D. 1995, Thesis: A Method for Simulation of Power Electronic Systems Using Piecewise-Linear Device Models. Dr. Pejovic is now a Professor at the University of Belgrade.


CoPEC visiting scholars

Faculty

Prof. Eduard Alarcon Cot, Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Group, Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Prof. Ramon Leyva, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain (2012)

Prof. Rui Ling, College of Automation, Chongqing University, China (2012)

Prof. Wojciech Wojtkowski, Bialystok Technical University, Poland (2011)

Ph.D. M.S. and B.S. candidates, and post-doc researchers

Satyaki Mukherjee, B.S. candidate, IIT Kharagpur, Bose Scholar (2017)

Friedrich Schultheiss, M.S. candidate, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany (2014-2015)

Khiem Nguyen-Duy, Ph.D. candidate, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (2014)

Prasanth Thummala, Ph.D. candidate, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (2013-2014)

Xiaodong Lu, Ph.D. candidate, BeiHang University, Beijing, China (2013-2014)

Challa Sutej Reddy, Ph.D. candidate, AVLSI Lab, IIT Kharagpur, India (2013-2014)

Aitor Vazquez Ardura, Ph.D. candidate, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2013)

Alberto Rodriguez Alonso, Ph.D. candidate, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2011)

Carlos Olalla Martinez, Ph.D., Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2010-2012)

Pablo Fernandez Miaja, Ph.D. candidate, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2010)

Miguel Rodriguez Gonzales, Ph.D. candidate, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2009)

Marco Meola, Ph.D. candidate, University of Trieste, Italy (2007)

Daniele Trevisan, M.S. candidate, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy (2007)

Mikkel Hoyerby, Ph.D. candidate, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark (2007)

Lazaro Marco, Ph.D. candidate, Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2006, 2007, 2008)

Luca Corradini, Ph.D. candidate, University of Padova, Italy (2005)