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

Google Scholar: Katherine A. Kim

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

Attended IFEEC 2019 in Singapore

Prof. Katherine A. Kim attended the  IEEE International Future Energy Electronics Conference in Singapore, on November 25-28, 2019. Prof. Kim served on the organizing committee as the Tutorial Co-Chair.

On November 25, she chaired the tutorials entitled “Multi‐Cell & Multi-Level Power Converters ‐ A Way to Go Beyond the  Limits” by Prof. Petar J. Grbović from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and the tutorial entitled “Recent Advances in Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machines for Applications in Automotive and Renewable Energy Systems” by Dr. Rukmi Dutta and Prof. Faz Rahman, from the University of New South Wales, Australia. On November 27, Prof. Kim also served as a chair for Technical Session 22 (C2‐RET3): Renewable Energy Technologies 3.

Group at IFEEC 2019 in Singapore

Attended S2PC 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

Prof. Katherine A. Kim, Prof. Yu-Chen Liu, and student Ting-Yu Lin attended the Symposium on Semiconductor Power Conversion in Tama, Tokyo, Japan October 25 – 27, 2019.

On Saturday, October 26, undergraduate student Ting-Yu Lin (National Ilan University, Taiwan) presented collaboration work on “Measurement and Analysis Procedure for Power Profiles in Wearable Photovoltaic Applications” during the poster session.

Ting-Yu Lin presenting her poster at S2PC 2019

Journal Publication: Transactions of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics

Seungbin Park (박승빈), Mina Kim (김민아), Hoejeong Jeong (정회정), Taewon Kim (김태원), Katherine A. Kim (김예린), and Jee-Hoon Jung (정지훈), ” Bidirectional Flyback Converter Design Methodology for Differential Power Processing Modules in PV Applications (PV 시스템의 차동 전력 조절기 모듈용 양방향 플라이백 컨버터 설계 방법),” Transactions of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (전력전자학회 논문지) , Vol. 24, No.5, October 2019.(Auric Link)

Attended ECCE 2019 in Baltimore, MD, USA

Prof. Katherine A. Kim attended the  IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition in Baltimore, MD, USA, on September 29 – October 28, 2019. Prof. Kim served on the organizing committee as one of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Chairs.

On September 29, Prof. Kim gave a tutorial on “Differential Power Processing For Solar Photovoltaic Systems: Development and Applications”.

Tutorial at ECCE 2019

On September 30, Prof. Jin Ye (University of Georgia, USA), Prof. Norma Anglani (University of Pavia, Italy), and Prof. Kim organized the ECCE 2019 Women in Engineering Event. The event held a panel on the role of women in Energy Conversion Systems, with panelists from academia and industry in the US and worldwide.

WIE Event panel discussion at ECCE 2019

On October 2, Prof. Kim hosted the PELS-IAS WIE Breakfast where Dr. Tanya Gachovska gave a talk entitled “The Role of Mentorship in My Career Path from Bulgaria to Canada”. She shared experiences and inspiring stories from her education, personal life, and career.

WIE Breakfast attendees at ECCE 2019

On October 3, Prof. Kim received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award for 2019 from the IEEE Power Electronics Society. She was honored to recognized “for contributions to differential power processing converter techniques for photovoltaic applications”.

Katherine A. Kim receiving the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award