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, converter modeling and control, photovoltaic differential power processing systems, photovoltaic panel modeling, and energy harvesting 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 and the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) in 2019. 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 2018-2019.

ORCID: 0000-0001-9144-1001

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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

Papers:

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.

Selin Bagci – M.S. Student (Co-Advisee)

Selin Bagci received the B.S. degree in ECE from UNIST in 2018. She is currently a Master’s student in the Electrical Engineering Department at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Her research interests are in dc-dc converter development and control for photovoltaic energy harvesting applications.

Hyeun-Tae Cho (조현태) – M.S.

Hyeun-Tae Cho received the B.S degree in ECE in 2016 and M.S. degree in ECE in 2018 from the Electrical and Computer Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). His main research interests are power factor correction (PFC) converter design and analysis. His extra activities are listening to music and E-sports.

Papers:

Hyeun-Tae Cho, Yu-Chen Liu and Katherine A. Kim, “Short-Primary Linear Induction Motor Modeling with End Effects for Electric Transportation Systems,” in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Computer Consumer and Control, Dec. 2018, pp. 1-4.

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.

Hyeun-Tae Cho, Jingook Kim, Jeehoon Jung and Katherine A. Kim, “Comparison of Input Power Factor Correction Techniques for Buck Converters in Single-Phase Wireless Power Transfer Systems,” in Proc. Workshop on Emerging Technologies Wireless Power, June 2015.

Kyoungjun Kwon (권경준) – M.S.

Kyoungjun Kwon received the Bachelor of Science degree from Pusan National University in 2016. He majored in electrical engineering. He received the Masters of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in February 2018. He is currently an Engineer at LG in Korea. His research interests are DC-DC converters and inverters for photovoltaic Applications.

Papers:

Kyoungjun Kwon, Junyoung Yeom and Katherine A. Kim, “Photovoltaic Panel Configuration Study for Tube-Enclosed Transportation Systems,” in Proc. Int. Future Energy Electronics Conf., June 2017, pp. 1-6.

Xuan Hung Mai – M.S.

Xuan Hung Mai completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineer (ECE) from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam in 2014. His senior thesis was on a maximum power point tracking algorithm for partial shading conditions in photovoltaic (PV) panels. He received the Masters of Science degree in ECE from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in February 2017. He is currently a Hardware Developer at SolarBK, Vietnam. His research interests are photovoltaic system performance and fault detection, specifically, hot spot detection method in commercialized PV panels.

Papers:

Xuan Hung Mai, Sang-Kyu Kwak, Jee-Hoon Jung, and Katherine A. Kim, “Comprehensive Electric-Thermal Photovoltaic Modeling for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (PHILS) Applications,” IEEE Trans. Industrial Electron., vol. 64, no. 8, pp. 6255-6264, Aug. 2017.

Xuan Hung Mai, Jee-Hoon Jung, and Katherine A. Kim, “Electric-Thermal Photovoltaic Model Characteristics Validation,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Nov. 2016, pp. 208-213.

Hyunji Lee (이현지) – M.S.

Hyunji Lee received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea, in 2015 and 2017, respectively. She is working as an Assistant Engineer with Fine Inc., Seoul, South Korea. Her research interests include design and analysis of differential power processing systems for photovoltaic applications.

ORCID: 0000-0002-0265-1902

Papers:

Hyunji Lee and Katherine A. Kim, “Design Considerations for Parallel Differential Power Processing Converters in a Photovoltaic-Powered Wearable Application,” Energies, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. 1-17, Nov. 2018, art. no. 3329.

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.

Young-Tae Jeon, Hyunji Lee, Katherine A. Kim, and Joung-Hu Park, “Least Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Differential Power Processing Systems,” IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 1941-1951, Mar. 2017.

Hyunji Lee and Katherine A. Kim, “Differential Power Processing Converter Design for Photovoltaic Wearable Applications,” in Proc. Int. Power Electronics and Motion Control Conf., May 2016, pp. 463-468.

Hyunji Lee and Katherine A. Kim, “Comparison of Photovoltaic Converter Configurations for Wearable Applications,” in Proc. IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electron., July 2015, pp. 1-6.