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Principal Investigator

Prof. Hanh-Phuc Le

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Education and Training:

  • Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, 2013
  • M.S. at KAIST, 2006
  • B.S. at HUST, Vietnam, 2003

Industry/Academic Experience:

  • University of Colorado Boulder, CO, 2016-2019
  • Lion Semiconductor Inc., CA, 2011-2015 (Now Cirrus Logics)
  • Rambus, Sunnyvale, CA, 2012
  • Intel, Beaverton, OR, 2009
  • Oracle, Santa Clara, CA, 2008
  • JDA Technology and KAIST, KR, 2005-2007
  • Vietnam Acad. of Sci. and Tech. (VAST), VN, 2002-2004

Current Academic Services

Email: hanhphuc@ucsd.edu

Office Location: Franklin Antonio Hall, Room 2402

Ph.D. Students

Casey Hardy

Previous school/company:

School – San Francisco State University
Company – Maxim Integrated

Research Interests:

My research interests are in power electronics, audio electronics, analog integrated circuit design, and analog circuit design methodologies in deep sub-micron technologies.

Current Project:

Integrated High-Conversion-Ratio Regulator

Hobbies:

Playing and collecting (too many) guitars. I also enjoy studying circuits for tube guitar amplifiers, guitar effects pedals, and theremins.

Email: chardy@eng.ucsd.edu

Ratul Das

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Previous school/company:

School – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
Company – Energypac Engineering Ltd., Bangladesh

Research Interests:

My interests are in integrated power electronics, pulse generation techniques for high power converters, and gate drivers for switches.

Current Project:

Efficient Hybrid Converter for Data Centers

Hobbies:

Collecting and solving cubes.

Email: rdas@eng.ucsd.edu

Tianshi (Roger) Xie

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Previous school/company:

School – The University of Texas at Dallas
Company – Techtronic Industries North America

Research Interests:

My research interests are in high-performance power electronics, fully integrated inductor-less power converters with high conversion ratio, and efficient gate driver design for applications from data centers to EVs.

Current Project:

High-Conversion-Ratio Hybrid Converter 

Hobbies:

All kinds of sports, specifically football (soccer), badminton, and tennis.

Email: t4xie@eng.ucsd.edu

Tirthasarathi (Tirtha) Lodh

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Previous school/company:

School – Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai, India
Company – ABB GISPL, India

Research Interests:

My research interests are in integrated power electronics, Grid-connected, standalone solar PV systems, and converters with extremely high conversion ratios for soft robots.

Current Project:

High-Conversion-Ratio Hybrid Converter 

Hobbies:

Playing cricket and listening to music.

Email: tlodh@eng.ucsd.edu

Hieu Minh Pham

Previous school/company:

Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Research Interests:

My research interests include power electronics, analog integrated circuit design, RF power amplifiers, DC-DC supply modulators for Doherty power amplifiers, and power management solutions for thermal electric generators.

Current Project:

Envelope/Power Tracking for 5G Doherty Power Amplifier

Hobbies:

All kinds of sports, listening to music, reading books

Email: m1pham@ucsd.edu

Po-Han Chen

Previous school/company:

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Research Interests:

My research interests include fully integrated power management circuits for energy-efficient circuits and solar energy harvesting interface.

Current Project:

Integrated power converter with large conversion ratios

Hobbies:

Drawing, badminton, hiking.

Email: poc004@ucsd.edu

Saket Jha

Previous school/company:

School- Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
Company- Intel Technologies, Bangalore, India

Research Interests:

My research interests are in Integrated Power Electronics, High Frequency Magnetic Component Design, and Analog Circuit design.

Current Project:

Exploring

Hobbies:

Playing and watching Soccer, Tennis. 

Email: sajha@ucsd.edu

Hai-Nam Vu

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Previous school/company:

Company: Mobility, Logistics & Automotive Technology, Brussel, Belgium
M.S. School: Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea
B.S. School: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Research Interests:

My research interests are in high-power/density power electronics for Motor Drive & Electric Vehicle Applications.

Current Project:

Three-Phase Inverter for BLDC Motor

Hobbies:

Soccer, Swim, and Soccer (again)

Email: h2vu@ucsd.edu

M.S. Students

Zhiheng Luo

Previous school/company:

School – Virginia Tech

Research Interests:

My research interests are in power electronics,  analog integrated circuit design, and analog circuit design methodologies.

Current Project:

3-phase motor drive

Hobbies:

Bodybuilding and watching movies.

Email: z8luo@ucsd.edu

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Spencer Chang

Current School/Degree

Undergraduate student at ECE UCSD

Research Interests:

My interests are in integrated power electronics for high end computing, especially on improving converter efficiency.

Current Project:

Design automation

Hobbies:

I enjoy going out to eat with my friends and watching movies.

Email: sychang@ucsd.edu

Jacob Lopez

Current School/Degree

Undergraduate student at ECE UCSD

Research Interests:

My goal is to learn more about the sub-fields in  Power Electronics. I want to learn more about discrete converter design and implementation and how feedback is used to modify converter behavior.

Current Project:

High conversion ratio isolated hybrid converter

Hobbies:

Playing video games and hanging out with friends.

Email: j3lopez@ucsd.edu

Office: Jacobs Hall, Room 3504

Undergraduate Students

Chenxing (Esther) Qiu

Current School/Degree

Undergraduate student at ECE UCSD

Research Interests:

I am passionate about Integrated circuit design and also microarchitecture & ISA design.

Current Project:

Converter for Energy Harvesting

Hobbies:

Hiking, badminton, singing, and playing guitar.

Email: c3qiu@ucsd.edu

Kai-Wen Cheng

Current School/Degree

Undergraduate student at ECE UCSD

Research Interests:

Converter Design and Controls, Power Management IC

Current Project:

DC-DC Buck Converter

Hobbies:

Reading, Hiking, Traveling

Email: kac003@ucsd.edu

Office: Jacobs Hall, Room 3504

Alumni

Ryan Tran

  • Position: UCSD undergrad
  • Project: Power converter for motor drive
  • Next destination: SpaceX
Jonah Soong

Jonah Soong

  • Position: UCSD computer engineering undergrad
  • Project: hardware exploration
  • Next destination: software and system

Reilly Jessen

  • Position: M.S. student
  • Project: Converter with extreme conversion for soft robots
  • Next destination: Tesla

Gaurav Pawar

  • Position: M.S. student
  • Project: ITSAB Converter
  • Next destination: UCSD M.S. study

Lam Tran

  • Position: UCSD undergrad
  • Project: Monitor backlight boost converter
  • Next destination: 
Tai Truong

Tai Truong

  • Position: UCSD Undergraduate student
  • Project: Remote Area Power Supply System
  • Next destination: 

Manh Truong

  • Position: UCSD Undergraduate student
  • Next destination: 

Phillip Montoya

  • Position: CU Boulder Undergraduate student
  • Next destination: 

Gab-Su Seo

  • Position: CU Boulder Research Associate​ / Postdoc
  • Next Destination: ​National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) ​
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Yossef (Yossi) Ehrlichman

  • Position: CU Boulder Research Associate / Postdoc
  • Next Destination: Research Associate at UCSD
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Rachit Goel

  • Position: CU Boulder M.S. student
  • Next destination: Apple

Nikolai Tangdit

  • Position: CU Boulder Undergraduate student
  • Next destination: AthenaHealth

Former Visiting Scholars/Students

Miquel Ricart Oltra

  • Position: Visiting undergraduate student from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
  • Next destination: 

Ashwini Wankhede

  • Position: Visiting undergraduate student from IIT Kharagpur
  • Next destination: 

Loan Pham-Nguyen

  • Position: Visiting Scholar 
  • Current position: Assistant Professor at Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Viet Nam, since 2010 ​
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Manh Nguyen-Duc

  • Position: Visiting student 
  • Current position: Engineer at Qorvo/Active-Semi

Quyet Nguyen-Van

  • Position: Visiting student 
  • Current position:

Hoang Nguyen-Kim

  • Position: Visiting student 
  • Current position: