EV Battery Supercharger: Confluence of Advanced Power Electronics and Next-Generation SiC Devices
Sudip K. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. He is a Professor and the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as the President of the small business NextWatt LLC. He has over 25 years of professional experience and has held R&D and design positions in leading industrial organizations and has served as a Technical Consultant for several industries. His current areas of interests are switching-sequence and switching-transition based control of power-electronics systems and interactive-power networks; power electronics for renewable energy, micro/smart grids, energy storage; wide-bandgap (GaN/SiC) power electronics; and optically-triggered wide-bandgap power semiconductor devices. His research has attracted about 50 sponsored-research projects from leading federal agencies and industries and yielded over 215 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious tier-one international journals and conferences, 11 patents, 10 book chapters and 1 book, and about 100 invited/plenary/keynote lectures and presentations. He has guided/guiding 13 post-doctoral researchers and 16 Ph.D. and 11 M.S. students. He is the recipient of University of Illinois at Chicago’s Inventor of the Year Award (2014), University of Illinois’ University Scholar Award – university’s highest award (2013), IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award (2005), ONR Young Investigator Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2003), and IEEE PELS Transaction Prize Paper Award (2002). In 2016, he was elevated to the rank of an IEEE Fellow and he was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE PELS beginning in 2016. He is also the Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (effective 2019). Currently, he also serves as the Chair for IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems. He is the Chair for IEEE PEDG’21, the TPC Chair for IEEE DEAS’19, and the Tutorial Chair for ECCE’19. He is an AdCom Member for IEEE Power Electronics Society.