About Dr. Sudip K. Mazumder


Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronic Systems (LESES)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sudip K. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001 and the M.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1993. At Virginia Tech, he conducted his Doctoral work under the joint supervision of Prof. Dushan Boroyevich, a Member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Past President of IEEE Power Electronics Society, and a renowned leader in power electronics, and Prof. Ali H. Nayfeh, regarded as the most influential scholar and scientist in the area of applied nonlinear dynamics in mechanics and engineering. He also worked under the guidance of Prof. Fred C. Lee, a Member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Past President of IEEE Power Electronics Society, and one of the most influential researchers in power electronics.

He is the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems (LESES) and a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He has about 30 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. He also serves as the President of NextWatt LLC, a small business organization that he setup in 2008.

His current areas of research interests are a) Switching-sequence and switching-transition based control of power-electronic systems and networks; b) Power electronics for renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy storage, and micro/smart grid; and c) Optically-triggered wide-bandgap power-electronics device and control technologies and SiC and GaN device based high-frequency and high-voltage power electronics.

Since joining UIC in 2001, He has been awarded 52 sponsored projects by NSF, DOE, ONR, ARPA-E, CEC, EPA, AFRL, NASA, NAVSEA, and multiple leading industries. He has published over 230 refereed papers in prestigious journals and conferences and has published 1 book and 9 book chapters. He has presented 100 keynote, plenary, distinguished, and invited presentations at leading international conferences, organizations and institutions and currently, he also holds 10 issued patents with several pending.

He is an IEEE Fellow. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Power Electronics Society (2016-2019). He is the current Editor-in-Chief at Large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, often considered as the leading journal in power electronics. Currently/previously, he also serves/served as the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor-in-Chief, and Editorial Board Member for multiple prestigious IEEE and other Transactions.

At the University of Illinois, he received the Distinguished Researcher of the Year Award in Natural Sciences and Engineering (2020), Inventor of the Year Award (2014), University Scholar Award, highest university award, (2013), Teaching Recognition Program Award (2011), and Faculty Research Award (2006, 2008).

He also received the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award in 2005 and 2003, respectively, and prestigious IEEE Prize Paper Awards in 2002, 2007, and 2013 respectively. In 2005, he received the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award.

He is the Chair for 2021 IEEE PEDG. He is the current Chair for IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems. He is an AdCom Member for IEEE Power Electronics Society and a Member-at-Large for the same society.

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