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PhD Students

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Dong Jiao
Dong received his B.S in Electronic and Information Engineering from ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China in 2018. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His areas of interest include photovoltaic (PV) inverter and battery energy management. Contact Dong at jdong@vt.edu.
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Oscar Yu
Oscar received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin and his M.S. under Professor Jason Lai at Virginia Tech in 2018. He spent a year at Texas Instruments as an engineer before coming to Virginia Tech's Bradley Department of Electrical Engineering to pursue his M.S. and PhD degrees. During the simmer of 2017, Oscar completed a telemetry internship at Sandia National Labs in California. His research interests are power converters, inverters and renewable energy applications. Contact Oscar at oscaryu1@vt.edu.
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Hao Wen
Hao received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from North China Electric Power University, (Beijing) in 2015, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University in 2017. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech. His areas of interest include Wide Band Gap devices and solid-state transformers. Contact Hao at wen261@vt.edu wen261@vt.edu.
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Hsin-Che Hsieh
Hsin-Che Hsieh received his B.S and M.S degree from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) in 2014 and 2016 respectively. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). His fields of interests include high power wireless power transfer technology, high frequency resonant power converters and high power DC-DC converters. Contact Hsin-Che at hchsieh@vt.edu.
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Moonhyun Lee
Moonhyun Lee received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests include high efficiency power converters and motor drives for renewable and automotives. Contact Moonhyun at leemh@vt.edu.
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Chih-Shen Yeh
Chih-Shen received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 2014. He is currently pursuing a combined M.S./PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech. During the summer of 2018, Chih-Shen completed an electronic design internship at Tesla. His areas of interest include high frequency DC-DC converter, solid-state transformer and inverter modulation scheme. Contact Chih-Shen atcsyeh10@vt.edu.
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John (Jongwan) Kim
John received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His research interests include synchronous reluctance motors and power converters. Contact Jongwan at jongwan@vt.edu.
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Xiaonan Zhao
Xiaonan received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from China's Beijing Jiaotong University in 2013. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech under Dr. Jason Lai, where she participated in a summer internship at Tesla as an Electronics Engineer for products related to utility-scale energy storage in 2016. During the summer of 2017, Xiaonan also interned as a Systems Engineer at Texas Instruments. While at TI, Xiaonan acquired hands-on experience with data center power supply projects. Her areas of interest include applications of wideband gap devices, high efficiency and high power density DC-DC converters and renewable energy applications. Contact Xiaonan at xiaonanzhao@vt.edu.

Visiting PhD Students

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Yang Chen
Yang Chen is a visiting scholar from Southwest Jiaotong University in China, where he is working toward his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. Yang Chen comes to FEEC to enrich his academic studies and experiences. His research interest focus on wireless power transfer, especially on compensation topology and misalignment tolerance improvement. Contact Yang Chen at yangchen18@vt.edu .
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Shuxin Chen
Shuxin is a visiting scholar from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where he is working toward his Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronic engineering. Shuxin comes to the Future Energy Electronics Center to enrich his hardware experience as he pursues his degree. His current research interests include wireless power transfer and power converter control. Contact Shuxin at shuxin@vt.edu .
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Hung-Hsien Wu
Hung-Hsien is a visiting scholar from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan, where he is working toward his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. Hung-Hsien hopes that visiting FEEC will significantly supplement his academic studies, while broadening his cultural experiences. His research interests include analog integrated circuit design, power management integrated circuits and energy harvesting systems. Contact Hung-Hsien Wu at hhwu@vt.edu .

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