Chair of Power Electronics


Dr. Huang is an IEEE Fellow and the Progress Energy Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was a professor at Virginia Tech's Center for Power Electronics System (CPES, an NSF ERC) before joining NCSU in 2004. At NCSU, he established the NSF Engineering Research Center, the FREEDM Systems Center in 2008. Under Dr. Huang's leadership, FREEDM Systems Center and NCSU's ECE department has grown to be one the best places for power and energy electronics research. Dr. Huang is a world renowned expert of power semiconductor devices and power electronics and has published more than 400 papers in journals and conferences. Dr. Huang is also widely credited for his original contribution in developing the Energy Internet concept and the Solid State Transformer based Energy Router technology. He has graduated more than 70 Ph.D. students and master students. He is currently active in the following research areas

1) Power Semiconductor Devices

2) Advanced Power Electronics

3) Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid


  • Our research is focused on the design of high efficient and reliable PWM-based power converter architectures (single-cell, multi-cell, multilevel), their modelling and control to exploit commercial as well as new power semiconductor devices with minimum over design.
    We develop controllers for electric drives and we are particularly skilled in the integration of renewable energy systems into the electric grid.
    Please discover our expertise looking to our recent projects.

    HEART - The Highly Efficient And Reliable smart Transformer
    Further Research Projects