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

Prof. Katherine A. Kim Receives the IEEE PELS Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award

It has been announced that Prof. Katherine A. Kim is the recipient of the IEEE PELS Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award for 2019. She is cited ” for contributions to differential power processing converter techniques for photovoltaic applications .” She is honored to have received the award and would like to thank her students for their hard work, mentors for their advice, and family for their unwavering support. She will receive the award at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo 2019 in early October.

Taiwan Patent: 108120919

Yu-Chen Liu, Chen Chen, De-Jia Lu, Yong-Long Syu, Kai-De Chen, Ching-Chia Chen, Katherine A. Kim, and Huang-Jen Chiu. “Transformer and Series Resonant Converter Including the Same (變壓器及包括其之串聯諧振式轉換器 ),” Taiwan Patent 108120919, June 17, 2019. (link to PDF)

Attended ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia in Busan, Korea

Prof. Katherine A. Kim and M.S. student Bo-Kyung Yoon attended the International Conference on Power Electronics (ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia) in Busan, Korea, on May 27-30. 2019. On Monday, May 27, Prof. Kim gave a tutorial with Prof. Jeehoon Jung (UNIST, Korea), Prof. Yu-Chen Liu (National Ilan University, Taiwan), and Ching-Jan Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan) on “High-Frequency Power Converter Design: Magnetics, Gate Driver, Control, and EMI”.

Tutorial at ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia

On Tuesday, May 28, Prof. Kim served as a Session Chair for the “TuB3: PV System for Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Systems I” technical session. On Wednesday, May 29, M.S. student Seungbin Park (UNIST, Korea) presented a collaboration paper entitled ” Design Methodology of Bidirectional Flyback Converter for Differential Power Processing Modules in PV Applications”.

Seungbin Park (UNIST, Korea) presenting ” Design Methodology of Bidirectional Flyback Converter for Differential Power Processing Modules in PV Applications”

On Thursday, May 30, M.S. student Bo-Kyung Yoon presented an energy harvesting paper entitled “Realistic Circuit Modeling Using Derating Factors for Triboelectric Nanogenerators in Energy Harvesting Applications”. Prof. Kim also organized and ran the Young Researcher’s Activity – Mentorship Dinner on Tuesday, May 28 and the Women in Engineering Luncheon on Wednesday, May 29. Both events served as important networking and mentorship opportunities for young researchers and women in power electronics. The speaker for the Women in Engineering Luncheon was Prof. Meiqin Mao, Hefei University of Technology, who shared her experience as an educator and researcher in power electronics and renewable energy. Prof. Kim also served as a Vice Chair for the Technical Program Committee of ICPE 2019-ECCE Asia.

Women in Engineering Luncheon featuring Prof. Meiqin Mao (Hefei University of Technology, China)

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)

Attended WiPDA-Asia 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. Katherine A. Kim attended the IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications in Asia (WiPDA-Asia) in Taipei, Taiwan, on May 23-25. 2019. On Saturday, May 25, Ph. D. student Yong-Long Syu (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan) presented a collaboration paper on “High Switching Frequency TCM Control for Bidirectional Interleaved Buck Converter Without Phase Error for Battery Charging” during the poster session.

Yong-Long Syu and Prof. Katherine A. Kim presenting their poster on “High Switching Frequency TCM Control for Bidirectional Interleaved Buck Converter Without Phase Error for Battery Charging”

Prof. Kim also served as a session chair for the “Oral 1 Application” technical session on Friday, May 24. She was also the Publications Chair for WiPDA-Asia 2019.

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.