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SSCS & PELS Joint Webinar - "Integrated Power Delivery and Management for High-Performance Digital Systems" - Hanh-Phuc Le

11:00 AM
Webinar - Online
Abira Altvater –

Abstract: The need for an efficient power management solution has never been more critical across virtually all electronic devices and systems from low power to high power, smartphones to data centers, battery-powered components to renewable-energy-powered grids, and from stationary systems to aircraft. The key, common challenge for power management in these systems is to satisfy increasingly demanding requirements in terms of efficiency, size, reliability, and cost, simultaneously. This talk will present a unique flow of integrated power converter architectures, topologies, and circuit techniques to address this challenge. Particularly, the speaker will discuss his group research work on a family of hybrid converters that achieve high efficiency for high output power density and current density.

Speaker biography: Dr. Hanh-Phuc Le is Assistant Professor of ECE at the University of California, San Diego. He received the B.S. from Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam (2004), M.S. from KAIST, Korea (2006), and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley (2013), all in Electrical Engineering. In 2012, he co-founded and served as the CTO at Lion Semiconductor until October 2015. He was with the University of Colorado Boulder from 2016 to 2019, and recently joined the ECE department at UCSD. He also held R&D positions at Oracle, Intel, Rambus, JDA Tech in Korea and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in Vietnam. His current research interests include miniaturized/on-die power conversions, large conversion ratios, smart power delivery and control for high performance IT systems, data centers, telecommunication, robots, automotive, mobile, wearable, and IoT applications. Dr. Le received the 2012-2013 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-doctoral Achievement Award, and the 2013 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation at UC Berkeley. He authored two book chapters, over forty journal and conference papers with one best paper award, and is an inventor with 18 U.S. patents (10 granted and 8 pending). He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), the TPC chair for the 2018 International Workshop on Power Supply On Chip (PwrSoC 2018), and TPC co-chair for PwrSoC 2020. He is currently the chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Power Conversion Systems and Components (IEEE PELS TC2).