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Dr. Alex Q. Huang

| Biography

Dr. Huang was a professor at Virginia Tech's Center for Power Electronics System (CPES) from 1994 to 2004. He joined NCSU in 2004 as the Alcoa Professor. He is currently the Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He established and directed the NSF Engineering Research Center, the FREEDM Systems Center, and NCSU Advanced Transportation Energy Center(ATEC) from 2008 to 2014. Under Dr. Huang's leadership, FREEDM Systems Center and NCSU's ECE department has grown to be one the best place for power and energy electronics research. Dr. Huang is a fellow of IEEE. Dr. Huang has published more than 400 papers in journals and conferences, and have graduated more than 43 Ph.D. students and 24 master students.

Dr. Huang's research activities and interests include:

1) Power Management Integrated Circuit

2) Power Semiconductor Devices

3) Advanced Power Electronics

4) Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid

Dr. Huang normally teaches the following courses:

ECE434: Power Electronics

ECE534: Advanced Power Electronics

ECE734: Power Management Integrated Circuits

| Education

  1. 1983 - BS in Electrical Engineering, Zheijiang University, China
  2. 1986 - MS in Electrical Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China
  3. 1992 - Ph.D, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Power Electronics and Power Systems (Including Power Electronics*, Power Management ICs*, Power Semiconductor Devices*)
*Denotes areas in which student research is supported by Dr. Huang

| Other Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits*)
  2. Nanoelectronics and Photonics (Including III - V Materials and Devices*, Silicon Devices and Fabrication)
*Denotes areas in which student research is supported by Dr. Huang

| Selected Publications

| Awards and Honors

  • 2013 - Best Paper Award, IEEE ITEC2013 Conference
  • 2013 - Energy Leadership Award, Charlotte Business Journal
  • 2012 - General Chair, IEEE 2012 ECCE Conference
  • 2012 - Hosted visit by members of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness in June
  • 2011 - Named Zhejiang University Qiushi Chair
  • 2009 - Best Poster Paper Award, IEEE CICC Conference
  • 2007 - Named Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2006 - IEEE Fellow
  • 2004 - Named Alcoa Professor of Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University
  • 2003 - Best Paper Award, IEEE Industry Application Society 2003 Annual Meeting
  • 2003 - Recipient of prestigious 2003 R&D 100 Award
  • 2002 - Best Paper Award, International Symposium of Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1999 - Invitee for the 1999 Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy of Engineering
  • 1998 - Nominated for the NSF Alan TWaterman Award
  • 1998 - NSF Presidential Early Career Award
  • 1997 - IEEE Senior Member
  • 1992-1995 - Elected as the holder of a Research Fellowship at Magdalene College, Cambridge, UK
  • 1989-1991 - Holder of Sir Run Shaw Scholarship Awarded by Cambridge Commonwealth Trust
  • 1989-1991 - Overseas Research Scholarship Award Cambridge, UK
  • 1987 - Sichuan Province Scientific Development Award, Sichuan, China