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CPES Faculty Qiang Li Receives NSF CAREER Award

Jan 15, 2017

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CPES extends its warm congratulations to faculty member Dr. Qiang Li, who has recently been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation's prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. CAREER is an NSF-wide activity which awards funding to faculty early in their careers who "have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization". To be considered, proposals must demonstrate the potential for building a lifetime of leadership in combining research and education. Dr. Li's project, titled "CAREER: High Frequency Integrated Voltage Regulator to Support Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling for Mobile Devices", has been awarded $500,000 over an expected project period of performance from 2/15/17 to 1/31/2022.

Dr. Li's activities will focus on developing a 20-50MHz three-dimensional integrated voltage regulator for mobile devices. This will have a significant impact on power management solutions for smartphones and other mobile applications by making the integrated voltage regulator a feasible approach to power consumption reduction and battery life extension. The project's education component will incorporate high-frequency power converter design into the CPES curriculum, in addition to offering professional development opportunities for power electronics industry employees via short courses, and outreach to K-12 students and students who are currently underrepresented in power electronics education.

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