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Sanket Parashar

School/year: North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: December 2022
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Power Electronics
PowerAmerica Project: Asynchronous microgrid power conditioning system - My project implements the 10kV SiC Devices in Converter designing for Power conditioning system.
Areas of Expertise: Medium voltage SiC Technology

Muhammad Foyazur Rahman

School/year: University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: December 2022
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Power Electronics
PowerAmerica Project: Introduction of WBG Devices for Solid State Circuit Breaking at MV - The purpose of this project is to design an efficient AC Solid State Circuit Breaker at medium voltage level which is capable to break the fault current within microseconds.
Areas of Expertise: Application of wide bandgap devices, medium voltage solid state circuit breaker

Ahmed Rahouma

School/year: University of Arkansas, Graduate
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: Fall 2022
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Power Electronics
PowerAmerica Project: Medium-Voltage SiC-based Compensators for Distribution Systems
Areas of Expertise: Medium-voltage unbalanced current static compensators

Sagar Kumar Rastogi

School/year: North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: May 2023
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: WBG Device application in power electronic converters
PowerAmerica Project: Paralleling of LLC Resonant converters (GaN devices), Asynchronous Grid ConnectiSystem with a series connection of 10 kV SiC devices
Areas of Expertise: WBG application in the automotive industry (high temperature, power-dense, and high-frequency power converters), high-frequency magnetics.

Chondon Roy

School/year: University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: Summer, 2021
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: WBG Power Electronics
PowerAmerica Project: Power Electronics Teaching Lab Incorporating Wide Bandgap Switches and Circuits - Designing a plug and play board to easily evaluate WBG and Si switches and configure different power electronics topology. Also developing a course curriculum based on WBG semiconductor education.
Areas of Expertise: Power electronics circuit design, WBG gate drive and application.

Ali Shahabi

School/year: The University of Alabama, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: August 2021
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Power Electronics
PowerAmerica Project: Design of a 10 KW SiC-based phase-shifted full-bridge DC-DC converter for data center applications; Design of a high power density 10 KW SiC-based phase-shifted full-bridge DC-DC converter with synchronous rectification and liquid cooling
Areas of Expertise: Characterization and modeling of wide bandgap semiconductors, power converter design

Madhura Sondharangalla

School/year: Arizona State University, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: Fall, 2023
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Power Electronics
PowerAmerica Project: Isolated, soft switching SEPIC with Active Clamp for 480 V AC to 400 V DC Rectifier for Data Centers - Designing a power converter for Data center applications that converters three phase 480V AC source to a controllable 400 V DC bus for data centers using SiC devices, targets at 98% efficiency with isolation and 150 W/inch3 power density.
Areas of Expertise: Analysis, design and implementation of Active clamp Isolated SEPIC converter using SiC devices

Sina Vahid

School/year: Marquette University, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: Summer, 2022
Major: Electrical Engineering
Concentration: Power Electronics
Areas of Expertise: Multi-port converters, dc-dc converters, high frequency transformer

Nick Yun

School/year: SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D.
Graduate/Undergraduate: Graduate
Graduation Date: December 2022
Major: Nanoscale Engineering
Concentration: Power Semiconductor Devices
PowerAmerica Project: Development of 600V SiC JBS Diodes and MOSFETs / Development of 6.5kV/10kV SiC MOSFETs, JBS Diodes, and JBS Diode Integrated MOSFETs. - Development of low voltage and high voltage power devices.
Areas of Expertise: Design and fabrication of energy efficient SiC power devices.