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Center for High Performance Power Electronics

The Center for High Performance Power Electronics


Welcome to the Center for High Performance Power Electronics (CHPPE) at The Ohio State University. The center was co-founded by Prof. Longya Xu and Prof. Jin Wang in 2010 thanks to a $9.1 million grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Initiative, national lab and industry partners. Prof. Xu served as the center's first director from 2010 to 2021.

The research at CHPPE is focused on harnessing the strengths of wide band gap (WBG) devices in a wide range of existing and emerging power electronics applications. 

The center currently has 9 faculty members, with 5 core members and 4 affiliated members,  6 research staff, and over 40 graduate students who are involved in different aspects of power electronics technologies, including:

  • Semiconductor Fabrication, and Device Design
  • High Efficiency High Power Density Power Converters and Inverters
  • Electric Machines and Motor Drive Technology
  • High Voltage and Insulation in Power Electronics Systems
  • Control and Protection of Microgrid and Power Distribution Systems


2023 CHPPE Annual Review Directors' Update


Prof. Jin Wang

Jin Wang (IEEE Fellow) received his Bachelor’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1998, his Master’s degree from Wuhan University in 2001, and his Ph.D. degree from Michigan State University in 2005. He worked at Ford for two years before joining Ohio State University (OSU) in 2007 as an Assistant Professor. He became a Full Professor at OSU in 2017. His current research interests include wide bandgap power device-based high-voltage and high-power converters, renewable energy integration, and transportation electrification. Dr. Wang has over 200 journal and conference papers and 10 patents.

Dr. Wang received the PELS Richard M. Bass Young Engineer Award in 2011, the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2011, the Nagamori Award in 2020, the First Place Prize Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2021, and the IEEE Power Electronics Emerging Technology Award in 2022.

At OSU, Dr. Wang received the Boyer Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Innovation in 2012, the Lumley Research Award in 2013, and the Harrison Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, the highest award for mid-career engineering professors, in 2017.

Dr. Wang served as the Chair for the Technical Committee on Aerospace Power (TC11) from 2021 to 2023 and the Technical Committee on High-Performance and Emerging Technologies (TC6) from 2019 to 2021 at the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). He also served as the Technical Topic Chair, General Chair, and Steering Committee Chair for the IEEE Future Energy Challenge in 2013, 2016, and 2017, respectively, and as the PELS Academic Affairs Chair from 2017 to 2020. Dr. Wang initiated and served as the inaugural General Chair for the IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications (WiPDA) in 2013 and the IEEE Workshop on Power Electronics for Aerospace Applications (PEASA) in 2022.



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