IEEE Conference: IPEMC 2020-ECCE Asia

F. Selin Bagci, Katherine A. Kim, Ting-Yu Lin and Yu-Chen Liu, “Power Profile Measurement and System Design Analysis for a Wearable Photovoltaic Application,” in Proc. International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference – ECCE Asia, Dec. 2020. (IEEE Xplore Link)

IEEE Conference: ECCE 2020

Yu-Chen Liu, Chen Chen, Yu-Chen Chung, Meng-Chi Tsai, and Katherine A. Kim, “Integrated Magnetics Design for an Interleaved Three-Phase Buck Converter,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress Exposition (ECCE), Oct. 2020. (IEEE Xplore Link)

Prof. Katherine A. Kim (김예린,金藝璘)

Dr. Katherine A. Kim received the B.S. degree in Electrical and computer engineering (ECE) from the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in 2007. She received the M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in ECE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2011 and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2018, she was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Ulsan, South Korea. Since 2019, she has been an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. Her research focuses on power electronics and control for solar photovoltaic applications.

Dr. Kim received the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship in 2010 and Graduate Research Fellowship in 2011 from the U.S. National Science Foundation. She also received the Outstanding Teaching Award from UNIST in 2015, the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) in 2019, and recognition as an Innovator Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region by the MIT Technology Review in 2020. Since 2017, she has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. For IEEE PELS, she served as the Student Membership Chair in 2013-2014, PELS Member-At-Large for 2016-2018, and PELS Women in Engineering Chair in 2018-2020.

ORCID: 0000-0001-9144-1001

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Taiwei Chen (陳泰瑋) – Ph.D. Student

Taiwei Chen received his B.S. degree in Engineering Science from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). He earned his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio, USA (UTSA), where he was involved in research on EMI/EMC performance in power electronics. His Master’s thesis was on “Inductor Design for Common-mode and Differential Mode Inductors” published in Dec. 2014. He has more than 6 years of experience in inverter circuit design, product testing and certification as an electrical engineer in the renewable energy industry. He is pursuing his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University. His research interests include energy harvesting power electronics, electric vehicles, improvement of microinverters, and electric power subsystem design of nano-satellites.

Selin Bagci – Ph.D. Student

Selin Bagci received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2018 from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea. She received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2020 from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan. She is currently a Ph.D. student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University. Her research interests are in dc-dc converter development and control for photovoltaic energy harvesting applications.

Papers:

F. Selin Bagci, Yu-Chen Liu, and Katherine A. Kim, “Low-Power Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting With Parallel Differential Power Processing Using a SEPIC,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electron. Conf.,  Mar. 2019, pp. 2008-2014.

Yu-Ting Yang (楊喻婷) – M.S. Student

Yu-Ting Yang received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan, in 2020. She is currently a Master student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University (NTU). Her research focuses on power converters and control development for photovoltaic systems.

Ying Jiun Chen (陳盈均) – M.S. Student

Ying Jiun Chen received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Ilan University (NIU) in 2020. She is currently a Master’s student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University (NTU). She has experience in PCB layout and small-signals modeling of buck converters. Her research interests are in dc-dc converters and photovoltaic systems.

Chi Jui Lo (羅琪瑞) – M.S. Student

Chi Jui Lo received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2020. He is currently a Masters student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University. His research focuses on power converters and control development for photovoltaic systems.

Shang-You Chiu (邱上祐) – M.S. Student

Shang-You Chiu received the B.S. degree in Energy Engineering from National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in 2020. He is currently a Masters student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University. His research focuses on the high-efficiency power converter development for photovoltaics and nanosatellites.

Bo-Kyung Yoon (윤보경) – M.S. (Co-Advisee)

Bokyung Yoon received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in 2018 and the M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UNIST in 2020. Her research interests are in analysis, control, and hardware development for energy harvesting power electronics.

Papers:

Jin Pyo Lee, Jae Won Lee, Bo-Kyung Yoon, Hee Jae Hwang, Sungwoo Jung, Katherine A. Kim, Dukhyun Choi, ChangdukYang, Jeong Min Baik, “Boosting the energy conversion efficiency of a combined triboelectric nanogenerator-capacitor,” Nano Energy, vol. 56, pp. 571-580, Feb. 2019.

Bo-Kyung Yoon, Jee-Hoon Jung, Jeong Min Baik, and Katherine A. Kim, “Realistic Circuit Modeling Using Derating Factors for Triboelectric Nanogenerators in Energy Harvesting Applications,” in Proc. International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia, May 2019.

Webinar for IEEE IA/IE/PELS Jt. Chapter Kerala, India

The IEEE IA/IE/PELS Joint Chapter in Kerala, India, invited Prof. Katherine Kim to give a webinar on “Differential Power Processing DC-DC Converters for Solar Photovoltaic Applications” on May 18, 2020. The Chapter in Kerala is very active and the webinar was well attended by the members, with over 100 attendees. Thanks to the chapter organizers for their great efforts.

Taiwan Patent:

Yu-Chen Liu, Chen Chen, Kai-De Chen, Lin, De-Jia Lu, Katherine A. Kim, and Huang-Jen Chiu. “Series Resonant Converter (串聯諧振式轉換器 ),” Taiwan Patent, April 21 , 2020.

Guan-Ru Li (李冠儒) – M.S. Student

Guan-Ru Li received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) in 2020. He is currently a Master’s student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University. His research interests are in dc-dc converters and power factor correction (PFC).

Power Electronics Photo Contest Voting

Every year, Prof. Katherine A. Kim teaches a power electronics course. As part of the course, there is a photo contest. The photos for the Fall 2019 Introduction to Power Electronics has been posted and are open for voting.

The class’s photos and descriptions are posted here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/72392935@N06/albums/72157712084784577

Based on the photos and descriptions, vote on your favorites here:
Voting Form – Introduction to Power Electronics Photo Contest

Voting will be open until December 18 at midnight. Participation is open to everyone, but one vote per person.

Fall 2019 Introduction to Power Electronics photo submissions

Invited Seminar at University of Macau, Macau, China

Prof. Katherine A. Kim gave a seminar on “Differential Power Processing DC-DC Converters for Solar Photovoltaic Applications” at University of Macau in Macau, China. Prof. Kim was invited by Prof. Chi-Seng Lam of the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI & Institute of Microelectronics at the University of Macau. The seminar was supported by the IEEE Macau IES Chapter.

Attendees at Prof. Kim’s seminar
In front of the State-Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI & Institute of Microelectronics