The Impact of Intelligent Gate Drivers on Safety, Range, and Reliability for Electric Vehicles (xEV)
Jerry Rudiak is currently a Sr. Principle Architect for the Drivers and Energy Systems Division of NXP where Jerry, along with other members of the design staff, work to develop cutting edge features and approaches to driving the latest IGBT and SiC Power Trains in Electric Vehicles. Topics of interest include optimizing gate drive for various applications within the Electric Vehicle.
Jerry received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Youngstown State University and his Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison studying Power Electronics, Field Oriented Control and Machine Design under Professors Divan, Novotny, Lorenz and Lipo. His focus of study for his advisor, Prof Thomas Jahns, was Cascaded Regulation of High-Bandwidth DC-DC Regulators.
Previously, Jerry has led Research and Development in multi Mega-Watt Variable Speed Drives for Baker Hughes – Oil and Gas Company in their Artificial Lift Division. He also worked as a Staff Power Design Engineer for A. O. Smith Corporation where Jerry was responsible for designing Induction Machines and variable speed drives up to 300Hp. Jerry has also held titles of Vice President of Applications Engineering and Marketing for Vidatronic as well as a Sr. Director of Global Field Applications Engineering for Maxim/Volterra.