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Faculty

Shuo Wang

Dr. Shuo Wang is the director of the Power Electronics and Electrical Power Research Laboratory (PEEPRL) in UTSA.

Dr. Wang received the Ph.D. degree from the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), a NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, in 2005. His Ph.D. advisor is Dr. Fred C. Lee

Dr. Wang joined Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Aug. 2010 as an assistant professor and was approved to be early promoted to associate professor with tenure in Dec. 2013. Before he joined UTSA, he was a senior design and lead technologist in electrical power systems, General Electric (GE) aviation systems in Ohio. Before he worked for GE, he was a research assistant professor in CPES at Virginia Tech. 

Dr. Wang has published more than 90 IEEE journal and conference papers. He holds 7 US patents. He is an associate editor for IEEE transaction on Industry Applications.

Dr. Wang received the best transaction paper award from IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics in 2006; and two William M. Portnoy Awards from IEEE Industry Applications Society in 2004 and 2012 respectively.

In March, 2012, Dr. Wang received prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award (Faculty Early Career Development Award).

 

 

Graduate Students

Yongbin Chu

Yongbin Chu joined PEEPRL as a Ph D student in Fall 2011. His interest includes circuit topology for power electronics, EMI/EMC in power electronics systems, high efficiency and high power density power conversion, and power systems analysis. He earned his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Hefei University of Technology in 2011.

Deliang Wu

Deliang Wu is a PhD student from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He joined PEEPRL in Dec. 2012.  He earned his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2010. He works on high power, cascaded multilevel inverter design and hardware development.

Rajib Goswami

Rajib Goswami joined PEEPRL as a PhD student in Fall 2012. He earned his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 2012. Mr. Goswami is working on the EMI modeling, suppression and filter design for three-phase power electronics systems.

 

Hui Zhao

Hui Zhao earned both his Bachelor and Master degree in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2010 and 2013 respectively. He had a summer internship at General Electric (GE) Shanghai in 2013. He joined PEEPRL in Aug. 2013.  He works on IGBT module characterization, EMI, high power, cascaded multilevel inverter design and control.

 

Jun Xu

Jun Xu joined PEEPRL as a Master student in Fall 2012. He had one year work experience of circuit hardware engineering at R&D Lab of Technology Corporation in China. He earned his Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2011. He is working on radiated and near field EMI research. He is good at HFSS for radiated EMI analysis in PCB level design.

 

Ning Zhang

Ning Zhang joined PEEPRL as a Master student in Fall 2013.  He earned his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Xiangtan University in 2008. He is working on DC busbar and busplate electromagnetic characterization, design optimization and research for motor drive systems. He is good at Maxwell 3D and Q3D analysis.

 

 

Student Graduated

Russell Crosier (MSEE, Dec. 2012)

Russell Crosier joined PEEPRL as a Master student in Spring 2011. His research includes control for power electronics and electrical power systems, grid support, high voltage and high power inverters and converters. He has published one IEEE journal paper and several IEEE conference papers.

Russell Crosier earned his Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in Dec. 2012 and joined Southwest Research Institute as an engineer in Feb. 2013.

 

 

Undergraduate Students (2012)

John Ayers 

John Ayers is an Undergraduate of University of Texas at San Antonio Texas majoring in Electrical Engineering focusing in Power Electronics with a minor focus in Materials. One of his projects currently in progress involves his design team designing and prototyping a Smarter Environmental Control HVAC System that is more energy efficient for homes and office buildings. He currently is doing an independent study in the Power Electronics and Electrical Power Research Laboratory in UTSA under the supervision of Professor Dr. Shuo Wang. John is a member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).  He is also the fencing coach at UTSA and stays active outdoors.

Daniel Staudt

Daniel Staudt is currently a sophomore undergraduate at UTSA. He is currently studying Electrical and Computer Engineering. His area of interest is in power testing based on the International Electrical Testing Association (NETA) specifications.

 

 

High School Student Summer Intern

June-July 2013

Kassandra Rendon

Kassandra Rendon is a student from John Paul Stevens High School in San Antonio. She is studying power electronic circuit theory as well as experimenting with the building blocks of power electronic circuit switches with Pspice.

Donovan Fields

Donovan Fields is home schooled in San Antonio. He is studying theory and computer simulation for power conversion circuits and the operation of DC-DC converter with Saber.

Michael Saulnier

Michael Saulnier is a student from Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio.  He is studying active filter theory and is working on the simulation for an active filter with Saber.

 

July-Aug 2012