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ECE grad students receive Best Presentation Awards at IEEE APEC Conference

Li, left, and ScottECE doctoral students Mark Scott and Cong Li both received best presentation awards at the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) 2012.

Cong Li presented A High Boost Ratio Bidirectional Isolated DC-DC Converter for Wide Range Low Voltage High Current Applications, in the session on bidirectional DC-DC converters. Li received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, in 2007 and 2009. His research interests include: power electronics circuits and applications, and renewable energy. Li’s current projects include Thermoelectric cooling application and DC/DC converter circuit design.

Mark Scott presented A Gallium Nitride Switched-Capacitor Power Inverter for Photovoltaic Applications in the session on special topics on solar energy harvesting. He graduated in 2005 from Ohio State with a bachelor’s in electrical and computer engineering. In 2008, Scott worked as a test engineer validating power electronics designed for automotive applications. He returned to Ohio State in 2009 to pursue a PhD in power electronics. His research is focused on utilizing wide bandgap devices in high power conversion applications.

Li and Scott are both advised by Jin Wang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and are members of the Ohio State High Voltage and Power Electronics Laboratory.

APEC is one of the two most prestigious conferences in power electronics. Ohio State ECE students have received best presentation awards at this conference three years in a row.