Team

If you want to run fastrun aloneIf you want to run farrun together. — African Proverb

Active Members:

Prof. Arijit Banerjee

Details: ECE Illinois

Bio: IEEE Updated publication list: Google Scholar

Ways to connect: LinkedIn Twitter Phone: (217) 300-5319, E-mail: arijit@illinois.edu 

Phuc Huynh received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2013, M.S. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 2016 and 2021, respectively. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate. His research focus is on high-power converter architectures with applications in clean energy. Phuc has interned in several companies including Jabil as an electronics manufacturing engineer, HDR Engineering as a power system consultant, and Bosch Research Center as a predictive-model engineer. As a Ph.D. student, Phuc received Outstanding Presentation Award, Applied Power Electronics Conference, 2019, an Honorable Mention, (seven candidates selected out of 122 applicants nationwide), Link Foundation Energy Fellowship Program, 2019 and was named as a Siebel Scholar, 2020.

Contact: pthuynh2@illinois.edu

Debranjan Mukherjee received the B.E. degree from the Bengal Engineering and Science University, Howrah, India, in 2012 and the M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2014 and 2020, respectively. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA. His research interests include wind energy conversion systems, power electronic converters, and pulse width modulation techniques.He was the recipient of two awards for his M.Tech thesis work: the Innovative Student Projects Award from the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the other from the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (NaMPET Phase-II), Government of India, in 2014.
Contact: deb12@illinois.edu


Shivang Agrawal received his B.Tech.(H) degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India in 2016. He completed his M.S in 2019 and continuing his Ph.D research. He has previously worked at Robert Bosch Engineering along with internships at ABB Corporate Research Center, and at Technical University Munich, Germany. He has received the Institute Silver medal. His research focus lies in brushless doubly-fed machines and drives for aircraft propulsion and off-shore wind turbine. Shivang was awarded Olesen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2018.
Contact: shivang2@illinois.edu

Bonhyun Ku received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2016,  the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019, where he is currently pursuing the Ph.D. degree. His research focus lies in power electronics and actuators for robotic applications. He previously worked at Renesas Electronics America as an Applications Engineer Intern. He is a recipient of Kwanjeong Educational Foundation Fellowship for his graduate study. As a graduate student, Bonhyun was awarded 3rd Prize (out of 22 worldwide participants) in the 2019 ECCE Student Project Demo Competition.

Contact: bonhyun2@illinois.edu

Elie Libbos received the B.E. (with high distinction) in electrical and computer engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon in 2018 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA in 2020. He is currently working towards the Ph.D. degree with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focus lies in power electronics and electric machines and drives for electric vehicles. Mr. Libbos received the ECE Distinguished Graduate Award in 2018 at AUB. As a graduate student, he has been awarded the ECE Distinguished Research Fellowship, UIUC.

Contact: elibbos2@illinois.edu

Melissa Bezandry received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College-Park in 2019. She is currently pursuing her M.S. Degree. As a graduate student, Mel has been awarded ECE Distinguished Reseach Fellowship, UIUC.
Contact: bezandr2@illinois.edu

Samira A. Tungare received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. She is current pursuing her M.S.

Contact: samirat2@illinois.edu

Anuj Maheshwari received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in 2019. He is currently pursuing his M.S./Ph.D.
Contact: anujm3@illinois.edu

 

Elisa Krause is currently pursuing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and will graduate in 2022. She is the recipient of the Undergraduate Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics (CEME) Research and Leadership Program Fellowship.

Contact: elisak2@illinois.edu

Parag Bajaj is currently pursuing his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and will graduate in 2021. His focus has been in Signal Processing and Electrical Machines. He has previously interned at Larsen & Toubro to design Lightning Protection Systems and held research positions in digital signal processing groups at UIUC.

Contact: paragb2@illinois.edu

Hadi Chouhdry is currently pursuing B.S Engineering Mechanics and is set to graduate in 2022. His emphasis is in fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and numerical analysis. He is the current aerodynamics design lead for EcoIllini Supermileage, and wishes to work within the propulsion sector of the aerospace industry.
Contact: hadisc2@illinois.edu

Alumni:

Patrick Wang completed his M.S. degree in 2021. His thesis was on condition monitoring of SiC devices .

Next: Enphase Energy

Qichen Jin completed his M.S. degree in 2021. His thesis was on health monitoring circuits for IGBT-base converters.

Michael Wu completed his M.S degree in 2020. His thesis was on health monitoring of IGBT-based high power converters.

Next: Apple Inc.

Jiarui Zou completed his B.S. in 2021. His senior thesis was on magnetic levitating systems and their drive circuits.

Next: M.S./Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.

Ruomu Hao completed his B.S. in 2020. He was an undergraduate researcher.

Next: M.S./Ph.D., Georgia Tech.


Alexander Province completed his M.Eng degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019.

Next: Mercury Marine

Sunyu Wang (undergraduate researcher) B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019.

Next: M.S./Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tyler Rasmussen (undergraduate researcher) B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2019. Next: The Boeing Co.

Yanpei Tian (undergraduate researcher) B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2018. Next: M.S., Stanford University