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2066 Engr Bldg II
Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911
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Dr. Alex Q. Huang

Adjunct Professor

| Biography

Dr. Huang is an IEEE Fellow and the Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was a professor at Virginia Tech's Center for Power Electronics System (CPES, an NSF ERC) before joining NCSU in 2004. At NCSU, he established the NSF Engineering Research Center, the FREEDM Systems Center in 2008. Under Dr. Huang's leadership, FREEDM Systems Center and NCSU's ECE department has grown to be one the best places for power and energy electronics research. Dr. Huang is a world renowned expert of power semiconductor devices and power electronics and has published more than 400 papers in journals and conferences. Dr. Huang is also widely credited for his original contribution in developing the Energy Internet concept and the Solid State Transformer based Energy Router technology. He has graduated more than 70 Ph.D. students and master students. He is currently active in the following research areas and welcome inquiries by perspective research students and postdoctoral researchers.

1) Power Semiconductor Devices

2) Advanced Power Electronics

3) Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid

Dr. Huang normally teaches the following courses:

ECE434: 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*)

| Other Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits*)
  2. Physical Electronics, Photonics & Magnetics (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

  • 2017 - 2nd Transaction paper prize, IEEE Trans. on Industry Application
  • 2015 - The undergraduate team mentored by Dr. Huang won the best energy efficiency award in the 2015 IEEE IFEC competition
  • 2014 - President Obama visited NCSU to announce the $140m PowerAmerica Institute
  • 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 - MIT Technology Review Named SST Technology Developed by Dr. Huang One of the Best Ten Technologies of Year
  • 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