PowerAmerica Faculty

PowerAmerica faculty at our partner universities are conducting groundbreaking work in silicon carbide and gallium nitride wide bandgap power electronics. Click on the headshots below to be directed to each faculty member’s webpage and learn more about them. 

Spyridon Pavlidis

Dr. Spyridon Pavlidis

School: N.C. State University
PowerAmerica Project: Graduate WBG Semiconductor Power Device Lab

Paul Chow

Dr. Paul Chow

School: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
PowerAmerica Project: Documentation of Design and Process of GaN Power Devices

Stephen Bayne

Dr. Stephen Bayne

School: Texas Tech
PowerAmerica Project: Reliability Analysis of Wide Bandgap Power Devices

Rolando Burgos

Dr. Rolando Burgos

School: Virginia Tech
PowerAmerica Projects:
EMI Mitigation and Containment in SiC-Based Modular UPS for Commercial Applications; 100 kW Commercial PV Inverter with Efficiency > 99% Operating in iTCM

Yilmaz Sozer
Kevin Bai

Dr. Kevin Bai 

School/year: University of Tennessee – Knoxville
PowerAmerica Project: Comparing SiC and GaN Electric Vehicle Chargers
PowerAmerica Technical Webinar

Dr. Ehad Shoubaki

School: University of North Carolina – Charlotte
PowerAmerica Project: Introduction of WBG Devices for Solid State Circuit Breaking at MV

Dr. Mahdav Manjrekar

School: University of North Carolina – Charlotte
PowerAmerica Project: Introduction of WBG Devices for Solid State Circuit Breaking at MV
PowerAmerica Technical Webinar 

Dr. Daniel Costinett

School: University of Tennessee – Knoxville
PowerAmerica Project: GaN-Based High Efficiency Multi-Load Wireless Power Supply
PowerAmerica Technical Webinar 

Dr. Mark Scott

School: Miami University
PowerAmerica Project: Open Innovation Fund project coming in 2020

Dr. Christina DiMarino

School: Virginia Tech
PowerAmerica Project: Open Innovation Fund project coming in 2020

Dr. Dong Dong

School: Virginia Tech
PowerAmerica Project: Open Innovation Fund project coming in 2020

Dr. Ayman El-Refaie

School: Marquette University
PowerAmerica Project: Open Innovation Fund project coming in 2020

Dr. Julia Zhang

School: The Ohio State University
PowerAmerica Project: Open Innovation Fund project coming in 2020

Dr. Dragan Maksimovic 

School: University of Colorado – Boulder
PowerAmerica Project: Dual Inductor Hybrid Converter for Direct 48V to sub-1V PoL DC-DC Module

Dr. David Ricketts

School: N.C. State University
PowerAmerica Project: 50 W GaN 15 100 Mhz DC-DC Converter Integrated Circuit