PhD student wins Best Demo Award at IEEE conference

Sept. 21, 2016

Congratulations to PhD student Ashish Kumar on taking home the Best Demo Award at the 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo! Ashish, a member of Khurram Afridi's High Frequency Power Electonics Group, demonstrated a high-power density impedance control network dc-dc converter utilizing an integrated magnetic structure.

Lu, Afridi win first-prize paper award from IEEE IAS/RES Committee

Sept. 20, 2016

Congratulations to the High Frequency Power Electronics Group! They won the first prize paper award for 2016 from the IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems (RES) Committee. The paper, " High Efficiency Impedance Control Network Resonant DC-DC Converter with Optimized Startup Control ," was co-authored...

Team wins COMPEL Best Paper Award

June 30, 2016

The High Frequency Power Electronics Group has won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL)! The paper, "Design of Efficient Matching Networks for Capacitive Wireless Power Transfer Systems," was co-authored by graduate students Sreyam Sinha, Ashish Kumar, Saad Pervaiz and Brandon...

Khurram Afridi

Afridi wins 2016 NSF CAREER Award

April 6, 2016

Assistant professor Khurram Afridi has received 2016 CAREER Awards, the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty. "We anticipate with excitement that this new class of CAREER grantees will make pioneering discoveries and inspire young minds to advance the engineering enterprise and improve the lives of all Americans,"...

Bob Erickson with solar panel

Erickson named CU Boulder Inventor of the Year

April 23, 2015

Professor Robert Erickson has been named CU-Boulder Inventor of the Year by the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office . The award recognizes a researcher who "best represents both the spirit of innovation at CU-Boulder and best practices in commercialization of university technologies." Erickson's work focuses on making use of...

The team gathers for a group shot in CoPEC

Power electronics team accepts Google/IEEE Little Box Challenge

Jan. 15, 2015

ECEE Assistant Professor Khurram Afridi and his team were notified by Google in December 2014 that they had received a grant to compete in the Little Box Challenge , a million-dollar prize competition funded by Google and judged by the IEEE Power Electronics Society. The contest's goal is to dramatically...

Dragan Maksimovic

Maksimovic named IEEE Fellow for 2015

Dec. 17, 2014

Professor Dragan Maksimovic was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2015, thanks to his contributions to digital control of high-frequency switched-mode power converters. According to the IEEE, the grade of fellow is the highest grade of membership, and the total number of...

Saad Pervaiz (second from left) accepts his award

PhD student wins top prize for research demo

Oct. 19, 2014

First-year PhD student Saad Pervaiz recently beat out nine students from around the world to take home the Best Demo Award at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 2014 Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE) in Pittsburgh. ECCE introduced the student hardware demo event in 2011 for students to...