Alex Huang

Dr. Huang is an IEEE Fellow and the Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was a professor at Virginia Tech’s Center for Power Electronics System (CPES) before joining NCSU in 2004. At NCSU, he established the FREEDM Systems Center in 2008. Under Dr. Huang’s leadership, FREEDM Systems Center and NCSU’s ECE department has grown to be one the best places for power and energy electronics research. Dr. Huang is a world renowned expert of power semiconductor devices and power electronics and has published more than 400 papers in journals and conferences. Dr. Huang is also widely credited for his original contribution in developing the Energy Internet concept and the Solid State Transformer based Energy Router technology. He has graduated more than 70 PhD students and masters students. He is currently active in the following research areas and welcome inquiries by perspective research students and postdoctoral researchers: Power Semiconductor Devices, Advanced Power Electronics, Renewable Energy Integration, and Smart Grid.



Progress Energy Distinguished Professor




Engineering Building II (EB2) 2066

Type of DegreeDegree ProgramSchoolYear
PhDElectrical EngineeringCambridge University1992
MastersElectrical EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology1986
BachelorsElectrical EngineeringZheijiang University1983