Overview of new technologies being developed
Student placements: GE, Philips, ABB, Rockwell, Caterpillar, Fairchild, Infineon, Enphase, National Instruments, International Rectifier, University Professorships
IEEE Future Energy Challenge Award recipient team
Ph.D. student Ankit Gupta receives a UIC Chancellor Award
NSF project on High-voltage optically-activated wide-bandgap rapid fault isolation device
DOD project on GaN for high rep rate pulsed power with Kyma Technologies
NSF project on Differential-mode high-frequency GaN-on-Si PV microinverter with NextWatt LLC
Air Force project led by PI Mazumder on Multi-scale hybrid modeling based fast component/system reliability assessment analytical tool for EAU buffered aircraft power system
NSF Cyber Physical System 1.2M Collaborative Research Project on Boolean microgrid (leading to new distributed control techniques and electronic design interfaces) led by Prof. Mazumder and Prof. P.R. Kumar (Member, NAE) at Texas A&M University
Prof. Mazumder part of the 1.5M DOE Project on Lyapunov function based remedial action screening (L-RAS) tool for smart grid with Profs. J. Mitra (Michigan State University - Lead), Florida State University, Los Alamos National Lab, NextWatt LLC, Southern California Edison, LCG Consulting
Prof. Mazumder part of announced 4.75M ARPA-E 2012 project on Optically-switched 15-kV SiC single-bias, high-frequency thyristor with Silicon Power (Lead) and Cree. New SiC 15-kV optical device and new photonic control to be developed.
NSF project led by PI Prof. Mazumder on Novel optically-activated high-voltage and single-bias wide-bandgap high-frequency thyristor for next-generation smart grid (leading to new SiC/GaN heterostructure and optical control technique)
Dr. Sudip K. Mazumder, FIEEE
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems (LESES)
University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC)
Sudip K. Mazumder is the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC). He has over 25 years of professional experience and has held R&D and design positions in leading industrial organizations and has served as Technical Consultant for several industries. Dr. Mazumder also serves as the President of NextWatt LLC, a small business organization that he setup in 2008. His current areas of interests are a) Interactive power-electronics/power networks, smart grid, and energy storage; b) Renewable and alternative energy based power electronics systems for distributed generation and microgrid; and c) Optically-triggered wide-bandgap power-electronics device and control technologies and SiC and GaN device based high-frequency, high-temperature, and high-voltage power electronics. Since joining UIC in 2001, Dr. Mazumder has been awarded about 42 sponsored projects by NSF, DOE, ONR, ARPA-E, CEC, EPA, AFRL, NASA, NAVSEA, and multiple leading industries in above-referenced areas. He has published about 200 refereed papers in prestigious journals and conferences and has published 1 book and 9 book chapters. About 50% of his journal papers are published in IEEE transactions with a current impact factor close to 5/6 and ranked among top 3/10 of all IEEE transactions in terms of impact factor. Dr. Mazumder has presented/will present 83 invited/plenary/keynote presentations at leading international conferences, organizations and institutions and currently, he also holds 9 issued and several pending patents.
Dr. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VPI&SU - also known as Virginia Tech) in 2001. He received his M.S. degree from the Department of Electrical Power Engineering of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1993. He received his B.E. degree from the Department of Electrical Engineering of University of Delhi, India in 1989 with distinction.
Dr. Mazumder was elevated to the rank of an IEEE Fellow in 2015. In 2015, he was also selected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Power Electronics Society beginning in 2016. He received the Inventor of the Year Award at UIC in 2014, the University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois in 2013, and the Teaching Recognition Program Award at UIC in 2011. In 2008 and 2006, he received the prestigious Faculty Research Award at UIC for outstanding research performance and excellent scholarly activities. He also received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Awards in 2005 and 2003, respectively, and prestigious IEEE Prize Paper Awards in 2002, 2007, and 2013 respectively. He also received the best paper presentation in a session award from IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference in 2015 and IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference in 2003 and 2012. In 2005, he led a UIC student team to first place in USA and third place in the world as a part of the highly reputed IEEE sponsored International Future Energy Challenge competition.
Dr. Mazumder served as the first Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Power Management Electronics (currently known as Advances in Power Electronics) between 2006 and 2009. He also served as the Guest-Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Special Issue on High-Frequency-Link Power-Conversion Systems (2013-2014), and the lead Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Special Section on Control Strategies for Spatially Distributed Interactive Power Networks (2013-2014). He will serve as a Guest Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Special Issue on Sliding mode control and observation for complex industrial systems (2016-2017).
Currently, Dr. Mazumder also serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (since 2009), IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (since 2003), and IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems (since 2008), and as an Editorial Board Member for Advances in Power Electronics since 2009. Currently, he also serves as a Guest Editor for the following: IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics Special Issues on Resilient Microgrids (2015-2016), Energy Systems Integration Technologies (2015-2016), and Green Power Electronics (2015-2016). Previously, he has also served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and IEEE Power Electronics Letter. He has also served as the Guest Co-Editor for the following Transaction Special Issues: IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics Special Issue on Sustainable Energy Systems Integration (2014-2015), IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Special Issue on Power Electronics in DC Distribution Systems (2011-2013) and Advances in Power Electronics Special Issue on Advances in Power Electronics for Renewable Energy (2010-2011).
Dr. Mazumder is currently serving, respectively, as a Plenary Chair and as a Tutorial Chair for the 2015 and 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition. He is the Chair for IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) since 2015. He is also serving as the Technical Awards Committee Chair for IEEE PELS Technical Committee on SES since 2013 and as a Member of the Prize-Paper Awards Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics since 2014. He is also serving as the Co-Chair for IEEE PELS Subcommittee on Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy and for IEEE PELS Subcommittee on Power Semiconductors, and Committee Member for IEEE PELS Standards Subcommittee. In 2010, he served as the Chair, Student/Industry Coordination Activities for IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, which is the largest conference in power electronics today in North America. He served as the Advisory Committee Member for 2012 IEEE India International Conference on Power Electronics and has also served in the same capacity for 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems. In addition, he is serving/has served as Technical Program Committee Member for numerous IEEE sponsored and other reputed conferences including IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition, IEEE Industrial Electronics Conference, IEEE International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems.
In 2015, Dr. Mazumder will serve as an International Reviewer for Google and IEEE sponsored The Little Box Challenge on high density inverter. Since September of 2015, he is serving a PELS committee on IEEE Smart Village (an initiative empowering off-grid communities through education and the creation of sustainable, affordable, locally owned entrepreneurial energy businesses) comprising B. Ferreira (PELS President), D. Divan (NAE), and D. Xu. In 2012, he was one of the 5 leading researchers invited by the inaugural Clean Energy Trust Show Case, an event that connects entrepreneurs, investors and researchers who can work together to commercialize the latest clean technology, to deliver his vision on Smart Grid. Between 2010 and 2011, he also served as an Advisory Council Member for Vice Chancellor for Research's Urban Resilience and Global Environment at UIC. In 2009 and 2010, he also served as the Expert Representative on Smart Grid for UIC at the Midwestern Great Lakes Alliance for Sustainable Energy Research (GLASER) initiative. In 2008, he was invited by DOE to participate along with several leading industries and selected academic professionals regarding High MW Power Converter for next generation power grid. In 2008, he was invited by NSF to participate in a unique workshop (comprising leading industries and research experts) leading to decision on nation's specific R&D focus on energy and energy distribution over the next ten and fifty years. Dr. Mazumder has also been invited to serve as the Working Group Committee Member for IEEE P1676, which focuses on Control Architecture for High Power Electronics (> 1 MW) used in Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Systems. In 2009, Dr. Mazumder was also part of the team that wrote the National Science Foundation and National Coordination Office for Networking and Information Report on Research Directions for Future Cyber-Physical Energy Systems. He has been invited in 2013 and 2014 by the National Science Foundation for workshops on energy Cyber Physical Systems and he delivered a plenary lecture on this subject in 2013. Dr. Mazumder has delivered numerous invited/keynote/plenary lectures, presentations, and tutorials to leading conferences, national laboratories, universities, and industries and has served as a panel reviewer and reviewer for NSF, DOE, ARPA-E, CRDF, and AAAS.
News and Recent Updates
(2017) At PEDG 2017, meeting with Profs. Barbi, Divan, Enjeti, and Doncker (Photo)
(2017) Prof. Mazumder co-receives his 10th U.S. patent entitled Insulated-gate photoconductive semiconductor switch, USPTO 9543462 B2, awarded on January 10, 2017
(2017) Prof. Mazumder invited to deliver the Keynote Lecture at the IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference in Chile.
(2016) Prof. Mazumder delivers IEEE PELS Distinguished Lectures at ABB (USA), National University of Singapore (Singapore), and at Vellore Institute of Technology (India) (ABB Photo1) (ABB Photo2) (NUS Photo1)(NUS Photo2)(NUS Photo3)(NUS Photo4) (VIT Photo1)(VIT Photo2)(VIT Photo3)
(2016) Prof. Mazumder receives his 9th U.S. patent entitled Scalable single-stage differential power converter, USPTO 9379640, awarded on June 28, 2016
(2016) Prof. Mazumder delivers the Keynote Lecture at the First IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Intelligent Control and Energy Systems (DTU Photo1) (DTU Photo2) (DTU Photo3)
(2016) Prof. Mazumder serves as an Invited Participant for IEEE PELS Billion-Smiles Smart-Village Workshops on Sustainable Renewable Energy Systems for Rural Electrification at Georgia Tech (USA) and Delft University (Netherlands)
(2016) Prof. Mazumder elevated to the rank of IEEE Fellow for his original contributions in power electronics
(2016) Prof. Mazumder selected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Power Electronics Society
(2016-2014) Prof. Mazumder delivers Invited Tutorials at 8 leading international conferences (ECCE, APEC, EPE, IECON, CDC, ACC, PEDES, PEDG) on breakthrough concepts in Switching-sequence and switching-transition controls for power-electronic systems and networks
2016) Prof. Mazumder serves as a Technical Program Committee Chair for 2016 IEEE Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications
(2015) Prof. Mazumder to serve as a Guest Editor for IEEE Tran. on Industrial Electronics Special Issue on Sliding mode control and observation for complex industrial systems between 2016-2017
(2015) Prof. Mazumder is serving PELS committee on IEEE Smart Village (an initiative empowering off-grid communities through education and the creation of sustainable, affordable, locally owned entrepreneurial energy businesses) comprising Profs. B. Ferreira (PELS President), D. Divan (NAE), and D. Xu.
(2015) Prof. Mazumder serves as the Moderator for IEEE ECCE Townhall Meeting on Advances in SiC and GaN based devices, packaging, and systems comprising Cree, GE, Infineon, GaN Systems, APEI, United Technologies
(2015) Prof. Mazumder invited as an International Reviewer for Google and IEEE sponsored The Little Box Challenge on High density inverter
(2015) Prof. Mazumder elected as the Chair for the Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems of IEEE Power Electronics Society
(2014) Prof. Mazumder served as the Guest Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics Special Issue on High-frequency-link power-conversion systems (Editorial)
(2014) Prof. Mazumder delivered a Keynote Presentation to the Central Board of Irrigation and Power, premier Government of India Institution, on Next-generation power electronics, controls, and device technologies for smart/micro grid
(2014) Prof. Mazumder delivered Keynote Presentation on A paradigm shift in power-electronics control at ST Microelectronics
(2014) Prof. Mazumder served as the Guest Editor for IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics Special Issue on Control strategies for spatially distributed interactive power networks
(2013) Prof. Mazumder invited by NSF hosted National Workshop on Energy Cyber-Physical Systems for Plenary Talk on Control of energy and information in stationary and mobile power networks
(2012) Prof. Mazumder invited as one of the five leading researchers in the region by the inaugural Clean Energy Trust Show Case, held at the University of Chicago