Dr. Lee is a University Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Founder and Director Emeritus of CPES, a preeminent academic center in power electronics research at Virginia Tech. As CPES Director, Dr. Lee leads a program that encompasses research, technology development, educational outreach, industry collaboration, and technology transfer. CPES focuses its research to meet industry needs and allows industry to profit from the Center's research and outputs. The CPES program enables its Principal Plus industry members to sponsor graduate fellowships and provides the opportunity to direct research in areas of mutual interest, as well as the ability to access intellectual properties generated collectively by all industry-funded fellowships on a royalty-free and non-exclusive basis. To date, more than 230 companies worldwide have benefited from the industry partnership program. The center has been cited by NSF as a model ERC for its industry collaboration and technology transfer, education, and outreach programs.
Dr. Lee's research interests include high-frequency power conversion, magnetics and EMI, distributed power systems, renewable energy, power quality, high-density electronics packaging and integration, and modeling and control.
Dr. Lee holds 89 U.S. patents, and has published 310 journal articles and 740 refereed technical papers. During his tenure at Virginia Tech, Dr. Lee has supervised to completion 87 Ph.D. and 93 Master's students.
According to Microsoft H index, Dr. Lee is rated among the top three best cited authors for over 2.5 million engineering authors in the world.
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