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The CPES Team


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Dushan Boroyevich
CPES Deputy Director and University Distinguished Professor

Dushan received Dipl. Ing. from the University of Belgrade in 1976 and an M.S. from the University of Novi Sad in 1982, in what used to be Yugoslavia, and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in 1986, all in electrical engineering. Between 1986 and 1990 he was an assistant professor at the University of Novi Sad. Since then he has been with CPES at Virginia Tech leading the research, education, industry collaboration, and global outreach in the areas of electronic power distribution systems, multiphase power conversion, power electronics systems modeling and control, and integrated design of power converters. He graduated almost 50 Ph.D. and 50 M.S. students, and co-authored with them around 1,000 technical publications. Prof. Boroyevich is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and is the recipient of four honorary professorships in China and Taiwan, as well as numerous other awards.

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Rolando Burgos
CPES Director and Professor

Dr. Burgos received the B.S. in Electronics Engineering, the Electronics Engineering Professional Degree, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Concepción, Chile, in 1995, 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively. He then joined CPES as Postdoctoral Fellow, becoming Research Scientist in 2003 and Research Assistant Professor in 2005. In 2009, he joined ABB Corporate Research in Raleigh, NC. In 2012, he returned to Virginia Tech as Associate Professor, earning an early-decision tenure in 2017, and being promoted to Professor in 2020. In July 2021, he assumed the role of CPES Director. His research interests include high-power-density, wide-bandgap, semiconductor-based power conversion, packaging and integration, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), multiphase multilevel power converters, modeling and control, grid power electronics systems, and the stability of ac and dc power grids.

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Christina DiMarino
Assistant Professor

Christina DiMarino received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014 and 2018, respectively. She was a Webber Fellow from 2012 to 2015, and a Rolls-Royce Graduate Fellow from 2016 to 2017. She has been an assistant professor in the ECE department at Virginia Tech since 2019. She is located in the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA, where she helped establish and manage two new CPES laboratories. Her research interests include power electronics packaging, high-density integration, medium-voltage power modules, and wide-bandgap power semiconductors.

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Dong Dong
Assistant Professor

Dong Dong received a Bachelor of Science in 2007 from Tsinghua University in China and a Ph.D. in 2012 from Virginia Tech. Before joining CPES in 2018, he worked with GE’s global research center for over five years on various power electronics and power system-related technologies. His research interests include high-frequency high-power conversion; driving, sensing, and protection of wide-band-gap power semiconductor devices; high-frequency high-power magnetics and resonant converters; board-level to system-level EMI modeling and mitigation; power delivery and distribution systems for renewable energy systems and transportation applications. He received multiple prize paper awards from IEEE, IAS and PELS, new technology and innovation awards at GE, and the NSF Career Award.

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Qiang Li
Associate Professor

Qiang Li received his B.S. in 2003 and M.S. in 2006 from Zhejiang University. Then in 2011, he received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. He started at Virginia Tech as Research Assistant Professor in 2011 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2012. His research interests include high-density electronics packaging and integration, high-frequency

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Guo-Quan Lu
Professor (Affiliate Faculty)

Guo-Quan Lu received a double-major B.S. in physics and materials science and engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984, and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Harvard University in 1990. He then worked at Alcoa Technical Center for two years before joining Virginia Tech. Since 2003, Lu has been a professor in both the MSE and ECE departments.

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Khai Ngo

Khai Ngo received his B.S. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 1979, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1980 and 1984, respectively, all in electrical and electronics engineering. At CPES, he pursues technologies for reliable, efficient, affordable, and dense integration of high-field and high-temperature power and electronic components. He also coordinates CPES’s outreach activities and the Consortium for High-Density Integration.

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Richard Zhang

Richard Zhang earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University in 1989 and 1993, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 1998. He joined GE’s Global Research Center in 1998. In the following 22 years with various GE businesses, he held a number of executive-level technology and business leadership positions. Prior to joining CPES, he was CTO of GE Grid Integration Solutions. Prof. Zhang was named the Hugh P. and Ethel C. Kelly Chair upon joining Virginia Tech. His research interests include MVDC/HVDC, EV fast-charging stations, grid integration of renewables, H2 production, utility-scale energy storage, WBG device applications, DC Circuit Breaker, and ML/AI in high-power electronics systems. He has over 105 global patents granted or pending and has 4 IEEE Transaction Paper Awards. Prof. Zhang is a Fellow of IEEE.

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Yuhao Zhang
Assistant Professor

Yuhao Zhang studied physics at Peking University in China, where he received a B.S. in 2011. He went on to study electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, earning his M.S. in 2013 and his Ph.D. in 2017. He received the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories Doctoral Dissertation Seminar Award, the IEEE George E. Smith Award, and a NSF CAREER Award. His research interest is at the intersection of power electronics, micro/nano-electronic devices and advanced semiconductor materials, and the energy applications for data centers, electric vehicles, photovoltaics, and mobile applications, as well as the energy-related applications in extremely harsh environments. He has published over 100 journal publications and juried conference proceedings, and has five patents.

Research Faculty

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Fred C. Lee
CPES Director Emeritus - University Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Fred C. Lee received his B.S. Degree in electrical engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 1968, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Duke University in 1972 and 1974, respectively. He has been Founder and Director of VPEC/CPES since 1983. His research interests include high-frequency power conversion,

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Igor Cvetkovic
Research Scientist and Technical Director

Igor Cvetkovic received a Dipl. Ing. Degree from University of Belgrade, Serbia in 2004. After working several years for the Electric Power Industry of Serbia, Igor joined the Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech where he completed his M.S and Ph.D. degrees in 2010 and 2017, respectively. Igor is now Research Scientist and Technical Director at CPES, and his research interests include electronic power distribution systems design and stability, as well as system-level modeling and control. Igor participated in numerous sponsored projects at CPES including Boeing, Newport News Shipbuilding, U.S. Department of Energy, and Office of Naval Research.

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Boran Fan
Research Scientist

Boran Fan received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2013 and 2018, respectively. In 2018 he joined, CPES as a Postdoctoral Fellow,

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David Gilham
Lab Operations Director

David was born and raised in Southern California. He moved with his wife to Virginia in 2003 to pursue his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech. Soon after graduation in 2007, he began as a staff researcher under the guidance of Dr. Fred Lee at CPES. In 2010 he was promoted to research faculty and began his M.S. study with

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Yi-Hsun Hsieh
Research Associate

Yi-Hsun (Eric) Hsieh received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He joined CPES as a Ph.D. student in 2014 and worked with Dr. Fred C. Lee. After receiving his Ph.D. degree in 2020, he continues working in CPES as a research associate. Yi-Hsun Hsieh’s research interests include resonant converter modeling, solid-state transformer, and modular multilevel converter. He holds one U.S. patent, and has published two journal papers and 18 conference papers.

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Bo Wen
Research Assistant Professor

Bo Wen received his B.S. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech, USA, in 2006, 2011, and 2014, all in electrical engineering. He was Research Associate with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, and a Lecturer with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Manchester, Manchester, U.K. Dr. Wen is currently Research Assistant Professor at CPES. He received the 2017 Prize Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and the 2019 Outstanding Reviewer Award from the same journal. His current research interests include power conversion, power electronics systems modeling, and integration.

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Ming Xiao
Research Scientist

Ming Xiao received all his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronics engineering from Xidian University in 2012, 2015, and 2018, respectively. He won the honor of an Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation of Shaanxi Province for his Ph.D. works. He joined CPES as Postdoctoral Associate in 2018 and was promoted to Research Scientist in 2021. His research interest is at the intersection of power electronics, micro/nano-electronic devices, advanced semiconductor materials and their energy applications.


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Neil Croy
Lab Operations Associate
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Audri Cunningham
Executive Assistant
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Brandy Grim
Procurement Officer
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Dennis Grove
Industry Program Director
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Emmet Howard
Lab Assistant
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Ling Li
Business Director
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Matthew Scanland
Webmaster and Digital Content Specialist
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Yan Sun
Accounting and Fiscal Associate

Graduate Students

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Benjamin Alden
Portrait of Yijie Bai
Yijie Bai
Portrait of Haris Bin Ashraf
Haris Bin Ashraf
Portrait of Filip Boshkovski
Filip Boshkovski
Portrait of Mark Cairnie
Mark Cairnie
Portrait of Yuliang Cao
Yuliang Cao
Portrait of Che-Wei Chang
Che-Wei Chang
Portrait of Xingyu Chen
Xingyu Chen
Portrait of Rimon Gadelrab
Rimon Gadelrab
Portrait of Yugal Gupta
Yugal Gupta
Portrait of Feng Jin
Feng Jin
Portrait of Matthew Kallicharran
Matthew Kallicharran
Portrait of Jack Knoll
Jack Knoll
Portrait of Marie Lawson
Marie Lawson
Portrait of Danielle Lester
Danielle Lester
Portrait of Qian Li
Qian Li
Portrait of Bo Li
Bo Li
Portrait of Zheqing Li
Zheqing Li
Portrait of Junming Liang
Junming Liang
Portrait of Qing Lin
Qing Lin
Portrait of Xiang Lin
Xiang Lin
Portrait of Jian Liu
Jian Liu
Portrait of Xin Lou
Xin Lou
Portrait of Shengchang Lu
Shengchang Lu
Portrait of Yunwei Ma
Yunwei Ma
Portrait of Abdelrahman Mahgoub
Abdelrahman Mahgoub
Portrait of Tyler McGrew
Tyler McGrew
Portrait of Jesi Miranda-Santos
Jesi Miranda-Santos
Portrait of Vladimir Mitrovic
Vladimir Mitrovic
Portrait of Taha Moaz
Taha Moaz
Portrait of Jayesh Motwani
Jayesh Motwani
Portrait of Paul Mourges
Paul Mourges
Portrait of Ahmed Nabih
Ahmed Nabih
Portrait of David Nam
David Nam
Portrait of Adhistira Naradhipa
Adhistira Naradhipa
Portrait of Arash Nazari
Arash Nazari
Portrait of Minh Ngo
Minh Ngo
Portrait of Tam Nguyen
Tam Nguyen
Portrait of Carl Nicholas
Carl Nicholas
Portrait of Jeet Panchal
Jeet Panchal
Portrait of Ripunjoy Phukan
Ripunjoy Phukan
Portrait of Pranav Raj Prakash
Pranav Raj Prakash
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Narayanan Rajagopal
Portrait of Lakshmi Ravi
Lakshmi Ravi
Portrait of Yu Rong
Yu Rong
Portrait of Aishworya Roy
Aishworya Roy
Portrait of Yizhi Ruan
Yizhi Ruan
Portrait of Keyue Shan
Keyue Shan
Portrait of Sharifa Sharfeldden
Sharifa Sharfeldden
Portrait of Gibong Son
Gibong Son
Portrait of He Song
He Song
Portrait of Qihao Song
Qihao Song
Portrait of Joseph Spencer
Joseph Spencer
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Matthias Spieler
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Joshua Stewart
Portrait of Kenneth Test
Kenneth Test
Portrait of Cong Tu
Cong Tu
Portrait of Yifan Wang
Yifan Wang
Portrait of Sunbo Wang
Sunbo Wang
Portrait of Biqi Wang
Biqi Wang
Portrait of Boyan Wang
Boyan Wang
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Xinmiao Xu
Portrait of Ning Yan
Ning Yan
Portrait of Qiuzhe Yang
Qiuzhe Yang
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Jianghui Yu
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Xipei Yu
Portrait of Zichen Zhang
Zichen Zhang
Portrait of Xingchen Zhao
Xingchen Zhao
Portrait of Tianyu Zhao
Tianyu Zhao
Portrait of Chunyang Zhao
Chunyang Zhao
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Feiyang Zhu

Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The CPES SAB is a critical part of the governing structure, providing key insights on the technological direction of the center. Consisting of leading global researchers and managers of research programs in areas related to power electronics, these experts observe the status of CPES research and education programs and provide critical feedback to CPES leadership.

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Anant Agarwal
Ohio State University
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Johan Enslin
Clemson University
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Leo Lorenz
European Center for Power Electronics
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Dragan Maksimovic
University of Colorado, Boulder

Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

  • Shengli (Catherine) Huang
    CRRC Zhuzhou Institute Co., Ltd.
  • Chunhua (David) Zhou
    Innoscience (Zhuhai) Technology
  • Jaroslaw (Jarek) Leonarski
  • Zhuxian (Nicole) Xu
    Ford Motor Company
  • Ismail Agirman
    Carrier Corporation
  • Agasthya Ayachit
    Mercedes-Benz R&D North America, Inc.
  • Tamara Baksht
    VisIC Technologies
  • Laszlo Balogh
    Texas Instruments
  • Peter Barbosa, IAB Chair
    Delta Electronic
  • Thomas Byrd
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Pietro Cairoli
    ABB, Inc.
  • Colin Campbell
  • Sriram Chandrasekaran
    Raytheon Technologies
  • Issac Chen
    Silergy Corporation
  • Yasuaki Hayami
    Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Qiuyan Huang
    Jiangsu Wanbang Dehe New Energy Technology Co. Ltd.
  • Xiaochuan Jia
    GE Aviation
  • Anurag Jivanani
    Schneider Electric IT Corporation
  • Hongrae Kim
  • Heath Kouns
    Moog, Inc.
  • Udi Levy
    SolarEdge Technologies, Inc.
  • Jian Li
  • Ernie Parker
    Crane Aerospace & Electronics
  • Eric Persson
    Infineon Technologies
  • Arturo Pizano
    Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Dinesh Ramanathan
    NexGen Power Systems
  • Kevin Rhatigan
    Aurora Flight Sciences
  • Juan Sabate
    GE Global Research
  • Zhenxia Shao
    NR Electric, Ltd.
  • Gene Sheridan
    Navitas Semiconductor
  • Thomas Tainer
    TMEIC Corporation
  • Hatsuda Tsuguyasu
    Panasonic Corporation
  • Florian Wilhelmi
    ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Pit-Leong Wong
    Joulwatt Technology
  • Peter Xu
  • Ming Xu
    Powerland Technology, Inc.
  • Alex Yang
    Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Sam Ye
    LITE-ON Technology
  • Navid Zargari
    Rockwell Automation
  • Henry Zhang
    Analog Devices, Inc.
  • Jianping Zhou
    ZTE Corporation

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