Congratulations to Edward Van Brunt and Zhan Wang for receiving the 2011 International Student Exchange (ISE) award to conduct research at E.ON Energy Research Center (ERC) RWTH - University of Aachen, a Center international partner. Both NSF FREEDM Systems Center doctoral students will travel to Germany to conduct research for three months under the supervision of Professor Rik De Doncker.
Edward Van Brunt joined the FREEDM Systems Center at NC State University in 2008 as a Master's student in Electrical Engineering, after previously receiving a BS degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at NC State. His research interests include high voltage silicon carbide power semiconductor device design and processing. Edward served as the first president of the FREEDM ERC's student leadership council, and continues to participate in SLC and precollege outreach activities in his spare time.
Zhan Wang is a Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering at Florida State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a research engineer at SANTAK Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, Shenzhen, China. His research interest is multi-port, multi-phase DC-DC converter. His current research topic is the three-phase current-fed dual-active-bridge dc-dc converter and its application.
Congratulations to Seunghun Baek for receiving the 2011 International Student Exchange (ISE) award to conduct research at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-ETH, a Center international partner. Seunghun will travel to Switzerland to conduct research under the supervision of Professor J. Kolar and his colleagues.
Seunghun Baek joined the FREEDM Systems Center at NC State University in 2007. He received a MS degree in 2009 and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. under Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya. His research interests include Power Electronics and Magnetics and he is currently involved in high-voltage and high frequency transformer design for a Solid State Transformer application.