IEEE Conference: ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia

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. (IEEE Xplore Link coming soon)

IEEE Conference: ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia

Seungbin Park , Mina Kim , Hoejeong Jeong , Katherine A. Kim , Taewon Kim , A-Rong Kim , and Jee-Hoon Jung, “Design Methodology of Bidirectional Flyback Converter for Differential Power Processing Modules in PV Applications,” in Proc. International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia, May 2019. (IEEE Xplore Link coming soon)

IEEE Conference: WiPDA-Asia 2019

Yu-Chen Liu, Yong-Long Syu, Kai-De Chen, Chen Chen, Katherine A. Kim, Huang-Jen Chiu, “High Switching Frequency TCM Control for Bidirectional Interleaved Buck Converter Without Phase Error for Battery Charging,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in Asia, May 2019. (IEEE Xplore link coming soon)

Presented Paper at APEC 2019

At the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2019, in Anaheim, CA, USA, Selin Bagci presented her paper on “Low-Power Photovoltaic Energy Harvesting With Parallel Differential Power Processing Using a SEPIC” during the T40 Power Electronics Applications Session on March 21, 2019. Selin is a previous PEARS undergraduate intern and current MS student at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Congratulations to Selin on her first major conference presentation.

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. Areas of research include power electronics, modeling & control, differential power processing systems, photovoltaic hot spot detection methods, and protection for photovoltaic systems.

Dr. Kim received the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship (EAPSI) in 2010 and Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF) in 2011. She served as the Chair of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES)/Power Electronics Society (PELS) Joint Student Chapter at the University of Illinois in 2010-2011 and as the Co-Director of the IEEE Power and Energy Conference at Illinois (PECI) in 2012. She served as the Student Membership Chair for IEEE PELS in 2013-2014.  She is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, the IEEE PELS Women in Engineering (WIE) chair for 2018, and an IEEE PELS Member-At-Large for 2016-2018.

ORCID: 0000-0001-9144-1001

Google Scholar: Katherine A. Kim

Hoejeong Jeong (정회정) – M.S.

Hoejeong Jeong received the B.S degree in ECE from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in 2017. She majored in Electrical Engineering and System Design. She graduated with the M.S. degree in ECE from UNIST in February 2019. Her research interests are energy harvesting for wearable devices, GaN transistors, and DPP systems.

ORCID: 0000-0001-7468-7990


Hoejeong Jeong, Hyunji Lee, Yu-Chen Liu and Katherine A. Kim, “Review of Differential Power Processing Converter Techniques for Photovoltaic Applications,” IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion.

Hoejeong Jeong, Hyeun-Tae Cho, Taewon Kim, Yu-Chen Liu and Katherine A. Kim, “A Scalable Unit Differential Power Processing System Design for Photovoltaic Applications,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electron., June 2018, pp. 1-8.

Invited Seminar at National Ilan University, Yilan, Taiwan

Prof. Katherine A. Kim gave a seminar entitled “Enabling Solar Photovoltaic Energy for Wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) Applications” at National Ilan University, Yilan, Taiwan. Prof. Kim was invited by Prof. Yu-Chen Liu of the Electrical Engineering Department of National Ilan University.

Prof. Kim giving a seminar at NIU
Question and answer session after seminar at NIU
Group picture of seminar attendees

Attended S2PC 2018 in Jinju, Korea

Prof. Katherine Kim and graduate student Hoejeong Jeong  attended the Symposium on Semiconductor Power Conversion (S2PC) in Jinju, Korea on November 2-4, 2018.

On November 3, 2013, Hoejeong Jeong presented a poster on “Structure of Segmented Differential Power Processing System for Photovoltaic Applications” during Poster Session I.