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Jin Wang receives Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award

Assistant Professor Jin WangJin Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received the 2011 IEEE Power Electronics Society Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of power electronics by an engineer under the age of 35.

The award is presented annually for “outstanding contributions encompassing a broad range of technical activities including research, innovative product design and application, teaching, and project leadership." Wang received the award on September 22, 2011 at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition.

Wang joined the Ohio State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007. He previously worked at the Ford Motor Company, from September 2005 to August 2007, as a core power electronics engineer and contributed to the traction drive design of the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Wang’s current research interests include high-voltage and high-power converter/inverters, integration of renewable energy sources, and electrification of transportation. His teaching position is co-sponsored by American Electric Power, Duke/Synergy and FirstEnergy.

Wang received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award in 2011 and has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications. His High Voltage and Power Electronics Laboratory and real- time simulation based teaching platform were featured in a 2010 New York Times article. Wang has been an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Industry Application since March 2008.