Graduate Students

Matthew Bossart

Ph.D. candidate, inverter dominated power systems, co-advised by Prof. Bro-Mathias Hodge

Janko Celikovic

Ph.D. candidate, digital control, mobile applications, multi-level power converters, hybrid power converters

Branko Majmunovic

Ph.D. candidate, modular grid-tied power electronics

Trent Martin

M.S. candidate, ultra-fast charging

Phillip Montoya

M.S. candidate, GaN integrated circuits

Skye Reese

Ph.D. candidate, design automation, wireless power transfer systems

Chandan Suthar

Ph.D. candidate, multi-level power conversion, synthesis of power converter architectures

CoPEC Post-Doc Researchers

Luca Corradini

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2008-2011. Dr. Corradini is now an Associate Professor at CU Boulder.

Miguel Rodríguez González

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2011-2013

Inder Kumar Vedula

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2019-

Yoash Levron

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013-2014. Dr. Levron is now an Assistant Professor at Technion

Botao Miao

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2003-2007

Carlos Olalla

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2012. Dr. Olalla is now a Research Associate at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain

Kamal Sabi

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013

Daniel Seltzer

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013-2015. Dr. Seltzer is now with Space-X

CoPEC Faculty Collaborators

Khurram Afridi

Professor at Cornell University

Luca Corradini


Robert W. Erickson


Hanh-Phuc Le

Professor at UC San Diego

Zoya Popovic


Regan Zane

Professor at USU


Prasanta Achanta

Ph.D. 2018, Thesis: Analysis, Modeling and Control of Stacked DC-AC Converters

Ershad Ahmed

M.S. 2004, Thesis: High-Frequency Low-Power Digital PWM Controller Chip with Feed-Forward Compensation

Barry Arbetter

Ph.D. 2006, Thesis: DC-DC Converter Utilizing Hysteretic Current-Mode Control for Low-Voltage Microprocessor Systems with Power Management

Brede Arntzen

M.S. 1995, Thesis: Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter Design for Low-Power Applications

Praneet Athalye

Ph.D. 2004, Thesis: High-Performance Power Factor Correctors for Avionics Applications. Co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Amir Babazadeh

Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Switching Surface Approach for Improved Transient Response in Digitally Controlled DC-DC Power Convertersa

Aleksandar Bjeletic

M.S. 2010; project: Specifications-Based Optimization of Point-of-Load Converters. Co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane

Alexander Brissette

Ph.D. 2014, Analysis of the Deployment, Performance, and Design of Distributed Static Series Compensators

Kusumal Changtong

Ph.D. 2003, Thesis: Magnetics Modeling and Design for Improved Cross-Regulation. Co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Fu-Zen Chen

Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Digital Control Techniques for Efficiency Improvements in Single-Phase Boost Power Factor Correction Rectifiers

Hua Chen

Ph.D. 2016, Advanced Electrified Automotive Powertrain with Composite DC-DC Converter; co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Jingquen Chen

Ph.D. 2002, Thesis: Topologies and Control of Single-Phase Low-Harmonic Rectifiers. Co-advisor: Prof. Robert Erickson

Beom Seok Choi

Ph.D. 2015, Differential Power Processing Submodule Integrated Converters for Photovoltaic Power Systems

Daniel Clement

M.S. 2013, PV submodule integrated DC-DC converters

Daniel Costinett

Ph.D. 2013, Analysis and Design of High Efficiency, High Conversion Ratio, DC-DC Power Converters; co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane. Dr. Costinett is now an Assistant Professor at University of Tennessee Knoxville

Sandeep Dhar

Ph.D. 2004, Thesis: Low-Power Design Using Adaptive Voltage Scaling and Multiple Voltage Distribution

Anders Fagerhaud

MS 1996, Thesis: Nonlinear-Carrier Control for Single-Phase High-Power-Factor Rectifiers

Yucheng Gao

Ph.D. 2021, Thesis: Design and Optimization of a 100 kW Composite Converter for Electric Vehicle Drivetrain

Kyle Goodrick

Ph.D. 2021, Thesis: Systematic Optimization of DC Distribution Architectures

Tadakazu Harada

M.S. 2014, Analysis and Design of a 500W DC Transformer

Anderson Hoke

Ph.D. 2016, Electric Vehicle Charge Optimization Including the Costs of Battery Wear, and Active Power Control of Photovoltaic Systems without Storage

Haitao Hu

M.S. 2006

Milan Ilic

Ph.D. 2007, Thesis: Analysis, Modeling and Design of a Wide Range Constant Power Source

Nagandini Jayaram

M.S. 1997, Thesis: Power Factor Corrector Based on Coupled-Inductor SEPIC with Nonlinear-Carrier Control

Scott Jensen

Ph.D. 2015, Fast Tracking Current Driven Electrosurgical Generators

Xufeng Jiang

Ph.D. 2007, Thesis: Envelope-Tracking Power Supplies for RF Power Amplifiers in Portable Applications

David Jones

CoPEC Professional Research Associate, 2013-

Sang Hee Kang

Ph.D. 2011, Efficiency Optimization in Digitally Controlled Flyback DC-DC Converters Over Wide Ranges of Operating Conditions

Dongxue Li

M.S. 2014, Envelope Tracking Amplifiers

Yushan Li

Ph.D. 2012, High Efficiency Power Supplies for Multi-Mode RF Power Amplifiers in Cellular Handset Applications

Yushi Liu

Ph.D. 2018: Low Profile, High Power Density and High Efficiency DC-DC Converters, co-advisor: Prof. Khurram Afridi

Fenglong Lu

Ph.D. 2016, Autonomous Control of Series-Connected Low Voltage Micro-inverters (LVAC) for Photovoltaic (PV) panels; co-advisor: Prof. Li Shang

Barry Mather

Ph.D. 2010, Thesis: Digital Control Techniques for Single-Phase Power Factor Correction Rectifiers

Sung Woo Moon

Ph.D. 2011, Auto-Tuning of Digitally Controlled Single-Phase Low Harmonic Rectifiers and Inverters

Jeff Morroni

Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Adaptive Tuning and Monitoring of Digitally Controlled Switched-Mode Power Supplies; co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane

Satyaki Mukherjee

Ph.D. 2021, Thesis: Wide Range DC-DC Power Conversion Systems - Architectures, Circuits and Components

Hien Nguyen

Ph.D. 2014, Design and Control of a Modular Resonant DC-DC Converter for Point-of-Load Applications

Mark Norris

Ph.D. 2012, Multi-Phase High Slew-Rate Tracking Supply for WCDMA/LTE Base Stations

Hoda Pahlevanzadeh

M.S. 2012

Benjamin Patella

M.S. 2000, Thesis: High-Speed Low-Power Digital PWM Controller. For his work on the "Buffalo Switcher" all-digital PWM control chip Ben Patella received the College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research.

Rajarshi Paul

Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Adaptive Power Control for WCDMA RF Power Amplifiers with Antenna Mismatch

Predrag Pejovic

1995, Thesis: A Method for Simulation of Power Electronic Systems Using Piecewise-Linear Device Models. Dr. Pejovic is now a Professor at the University of Belgrade

Hao Peng

Ph.D. 2006, Thesis: Digital Current-Mode Control of DC-DC Converters

Aleksandar Prodic

Ph.D. 2003, Thesis: Digital Control of Switching Converters: Design and VLSI/DSP Implementation. Dr. Prodic is now an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Vivek Sankaranarayanan

Ph.D. 2021, Thesis: Control Strategies for Efficiency Optimization of Composite Converters

Alihossein Sepahvand

Ph.D. 2017, High Frequency DC-DC Power Conversion for Automotive LED Driver Applications

Mariko Shirazi

Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Embedded Frequency Response Measurement Capability for Monitoring and Tuning of System Dynamics in Digitally-Controlled DC-DC Converters. Co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane

Serge Simonov

M.S. 2004, Thesis: Inductor Design for Monolithic DC-DC Converters

Greg Stahl

M.S. 2012

Asif Syed

M.S. 2004, Thesis: Feed-Forward Digital Pulse Modulators

Toru Takayama

M.S. 2006, Thesis: Optimization of Monolithic Digitally Controlled DC-DC Converters

Joshua Traube

Ph.D. 2013, Predicting the Effects of Short-Term Photovoltaic Variability on Power System Frequency for Systems with Integrated Energy Storage

Michael Vincent

M.S. 2002, Thesis: Design and Implementation of a Self-Calibrated Delay-Line Analog-to-Digital Converter

Shruti Yalamurty

M.S. 2008

Vahid Yousefzadeh

Ph.D. 2006, Thesis: Digitally Controlled Power Converters for RF Power Amplifiers

Regan Zane

Ph.D. 1999, Thesis: Development, Analysis, and Implementation of an ASIC Controller for Single-Phase Power-Factor-Correction. Dr. Zane is now a Professor at Utah State University

Fan Zhang

Ph.D. 2017, Modeling and Control of a Modular Battery Management System for Lithium-Ion Battery Packs

Xu Zhang

Ph.D. 2009, Thesis: Digital Control Techniques for Synchronous Buck DC-DC Converters

Yang Zhang

Ph.D. 2007, Thesis: Digital Control in Modular Multiphase DC-DC Converters. Co-advisor: Prof. Regan Zane

Yuanzhe Zhang

Ph.D. 2015, High Frequency GaN Drain Supply Modulators for RFPAs

Jianglin (Chris) Zhu

Ph.D. 2020, Thesis: Transformerless Stacked Active Bridge Converters: Analysis, Synthesis and Design

CoPEC Visiting Scholars

Eduard Alarcon Cot

Department of Electronic Engineering
Nonlinear Circuits and Systems Group, Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

Alberto Alonso

Ph.D. candidate
Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2011)

Aitor Ardura

Ph.D. candidate
Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2013)

Luca Corradini

Ph.D. candidate
University of Padova, Italy (2005)

Miguel Gonzales

Ph.D. candidate
Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2009)

Mikkel Hoyerby

Ph.D. candidate
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark (2007)

Ramon Leyva

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain (2012)

Rui Ling

College of Automation, Chongqing University, China (2012)

Xiaodong Lu

Ph.D. candidate
BeiHang University, Beijing, China (2013-2014)

Lazaro Marco

Ph.D. candidate
Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2006, 2007, 2008)

Carlos Martinez

Ph.D. candidate
Universitat Politechnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain (2010-2012)

Marco Meola

Ph.D. candidate
University of Trieste, Italy (2007)

Pablo Miaja

Ph.D. candidate
Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Spain (2010)

Satyaki Mukherjee

B.S. candidate
IIT Kharagpur, Bose Scholar (2017)

Khiem Nguyen-Duy

Ph.D. candidate
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (2014)

Challa Reddy

Ph.D. candidate
AVLSI Lab, IIT Kharagpur, India (2013-2014)

Friedrich Schultheiss

M.S. candidate
Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany (2014-2015)

Prasanth Thummala

Ph.D. candidate
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (2013-2014)

Daniele Trevisan

M.S. candidate
Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy (2007)

Wojciech Wojtkowski

Bialystok Technical University, Poland (2011)