Dr. Alex Huang, Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University has been selected as Zhejiang University’s Qiushi Chair Professor. Zhejiang University is ranked as the number two engineering school in China. The very prestigious QiuShi Chair Professor is awarded to, after a rigorous nomination and selection process, to outstanding scholars in the world who will take partial time professorship in Zhejiang University each year.
Dr. Huang received his B.Sc. degree from Zhejiang University, China in 1983 and his M.Sc. degree from Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering, China in 1986, both in electrical engineering. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK in 1992. He was a professor at Virginia Tech's Center for Power Electronics System (CPES) from 1994 to 2004. He joined NCSU in 2004 and was the Alcoa Professor from 2004 to 2007. He is the Director the Advanced Transportation Energy Center (ATEC), and the Director of NSF Engineering Research Center, the FREEDM Systems Center. Dr. Huang is a fellow of IEEE.
FREEDM Systems Center seeks to develop revolutionary power grid suitable for massive deployment of distributed renewable energy resources and energy storage devices. As a Qiushi Chair Professor, Dr. Huang will visit Zhejiang University during the summer and collaborate with researchers there on commonly interested research topics including power electronics and smart grid technology.