PowerAmerica Faculty

Across 18 different universities in the United States, PowerAmerica faculty 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. 

Sarit Dhar

Dr. Sarit Dhar

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

Helen Li

Dr. Hui “Helen” Li

School: Florida State University
PowerAmerica Project: SiC Commercial PV Inverter
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Shiyan Jun

Dr. Yanjun Shi

School: Florida State University
PowerAmerica Project: SiC Commercial PV Inverter
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Allan Taylor

Dr. Allan Taylor

School: Kettering University

Mark Thompson

Dr. Mark Thompson

School: Kettering University

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
Umesh Mishra

Dr. Umesh Mishra

School: UC Santa Barbara
PowerAmerica Project: N-Polar GaN Power Devices

Kevin Bai

Dr. Kevin Bai 

School/year: University of Michigan – Dearborn
PowerAmerica Project: Comparing SiC and GaN Electric Vehicle Chargers
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