Faculty

PowerAmerica faculty represent 16 universities nationwide. These researchers conduct groundbreaking work and possess a wide array of expertise in the field of wide bandgap power electronics.

Arizona State University

Dr. Raja Ayyanar

Dr. Raja Ayyanar

Professor, Arizona State University

PowerAmerica Project: High Performance Solar PV String and Micro Inverters with SiC and GaN Devies

Auburn University

Dr. Sarit Dhar

Dr. Sarit Dhar

Professor, Auburn University

PowerAmerica Project: Development of an Open Gate Dieelectric Process for SiC MOSFET Manufacturing

Auburn University

Dr. Ayayi Ahyi

Dr. Ayayi Ahyi

Professor, Auburn University

PowerAmerica Project: Development of an Open Gate Dieelectric Process for SiC MOSFET Manufacturing

Florida State University

Dr. Hui "Helen" Li

Dr. Hui "Helen" Li

Professor, Florida State University

PowerAmerica Project: SiC Commercial PV Inverter

Florida State University

Dr. Yanjun Shi

Dr. Yanjun Shi

Professor, Florida State University

PowerAmerica Project: SiC Commercial PV Inverter

Florida State University

Dr. Petru Andrei

Dr. Petru Andrei

Professor, Florida State University

PowerAmerica Project: Curriculum Development on Modeling, Simulation and Design of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Devices
Project Summary from Annual Report

Georgia Tech University

Dr. Deepak Divan

Dr. Deepak Divan

Professor, Georgia Tech

PowerAmerica Project: 5 kV DC to LV DC or 3 Phase AC Microgrid Power Conditioning Modules

Kettering University

Dr. Allan Taylor

Dr. Allan Taylor

Professor, Kettering

Kettering University

Dr. Mark Thompson

Dr. Mark Thompson

Professor, Kettering

NC State University

Dr. Jay Baliga

Dr. Jay Baliga

Professor, NC State University

PowerAmerica Projects:
Foundry Process Kit for 1.2kV SiC Power MOSFETs and JBS Rectifiers

Biography Page

Technical Webinar

Project Summary from Annual Report

1.2kV SiC Trench Gate Power MOSFET

Quad Chart

Lower Cost 1.2kV Foundry Process for SiC Planar Gate Power MOSFETS and JBS Rectifiers

Quad Chart

NC State University

Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya

Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya

Professor, NC State University

PowerAmerica Projects:
Integrated Intelligent Gate Driver and Interface System for Medium Voltage Converter Applications

Biography Page

Technical Webinar

Project Summary from Annual Report (pg. 35)

Asynchronous Micogrid Power Conditioning System

Quad Chart 

NC State University

Dr. Doug Hopkins

Dr. Doug Hopkins

Professor, NC State University

PowerAmerica Projects:
Demonstration of a Medium Voltage Power Module for High Density Conversion

NC State University

Dr. Iqbal Husain

Dr. Iqbal Husain

Professor, NC State University

PowerAmerica Projects:
100 kW SiC Inverter for EV Traction Drive

NC State University

Dr. Srdjan Lukic

Dr. Srdjan Lukic

Professor, NC State University

PowerAmerica Projects:
Wide Bandgap Medium Voltage EV Fast Charger

NC State University

Dr. Spyridon Pavlidis

Dr. Spyridon Pavlidis

Professor, NC State University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Dr. T. Paul Chow

Dr. T. Paul Chow

Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PowerAmerica Projects:
Documentation of Design and Process of GaN Power Devices

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Woongje Sung

Dr. Woongje Sung

Professor, SUNY

PowerAmerica Projects:
Development of 3.3 kV/6.5 kV/10 kV SiC MOSFETs, JBS Diodes and JBS Diode Integrated MOSFETs

The Ohio State University

Dr. Jin Wang

Dr. Jin Wang

Professor, The Ohio State University

PowerAmerica Projects:
Medium Voltage Gate Drive with Comprehensive Protection Functions

Texas Tech

Dr. Stephen Bayne

Dr. Stephen Bayne

Professor, Texas Tech

PowerAmerica Projects:
Reliability Analysis of Wide Bandgap Power Devices

Virginia Tech

Dr. Rolando Burgos

Dr. Rolando Burgos

Professor, Virginia Tech

PowerAmerica Projects:
EMI Mitigation and Containment in SiC-Based Modular UPS for Commercial Applications

Biography Page

Project Summary from Annual Report (pg. 42)

100 kW Commercial PV Inverter with Efficiency > 99% Operating in iTCM

Quad Chart

Virginia Tech

Dr. Qiang Li

Dr. Qiang Li

Professor, Virginia Tech

PowerAmerica Projects:
DC Data Center with High Frequency Isolation

University of Akron

Dr. Yilmaz Sozer

Dr. Yilmaz Sozer

Professor, University of Akron

UC at Santa Barbara

Dr. Umesh Mishra

Dr. Umesh Mishra

Professor, UC at Santa Barbara

PowerAmerica Projects:
N-Polar GaN Power Devices

UC at Davis

Dr. Srbanti Chowdhury

Dr. Srbanti Chowdhury

Professor, UC at Davis

PowerAmerica Projects:
Development of a Static Induction Transistor

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dr. Kevin Bai

Dr. Kevin Bai

Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn

PowerAmerica Projects:
Comparing SiC and GaN Electric Vehicle Chargers

UT Knoxville

Dr. Fred Wang

Dr. Fred Wang

Professor, UT Knoxville

PowerAmerica Projects:
Multi-functional High-efficiency High-density Medium Voltage SiC Based Asynchronous Microgrid Power Conditioning System Module