Guest Editorial Special Issue on Multilevel Power Converters for Utility Applications
Guest Editorial Special Issue on Multilevel Power Converters for Utility Applications
Journal of Power Electronics. 2014. Nov, 14(6): 1079-1080
Copyright © 2014, The Korean Institute Of Power Electronics
  • Published : November 20, 2014
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Fang Zheng Peng (M’92–SM’96–F’05) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Wuhan University, China, in 1983 and the M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in electrical engineering from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. From 1990 to 1992, he was a Research Scientist with Toyo Electric Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Toyo, Japan, where he was engaged in the research and development of active power filters, flexible ac transmission system (FACTS) applications, and motor drives. From 1992 to 1994, he was with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, as a Research Assistant Professor, where he initiated a multilevel inverter program for FACTS applications and a speed-sensorless vector control project. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA. From 1994 to 2000, he was with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where from 1997 to 2000, he was the Lead (Principal) Scientist with the Power Electronics and Electric Machinery Research Center. Since 2000, he has been with Michigan State University, East Lansing, where he is currently a University Distinguished Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the holder of more than 15 patents. Dr. Peng received many awards including the IEEE/IAS IPCSD 2013 Gerald Kliman Innovator Award, the 2009 Best Paper Award in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, the 2011, 2010, 1996 and 1995 Prize Paper Award of Industrial Power Converter Committee in IEEE/IAS; the 1996 Advanced Technology Award of the Inventors Clubs of America, Inc., the International Hall of Fame; the 1991 First Prize Paper Award in IEEE Transactions On Industry Applications; and the 1990 Best Paper Award in the Transactions of the IEE of Japan, the Promotion Award of Electrical Academy. He was an IEEE TAB Awards and Recognition Committee (TABARC) member and has served the IEEE Power Electronics Society in many capacities: Chair of Technical Committee for Rectifiers and Inverters an Associate Editor for the IEEE Power Electronics Transactions, Region 1-6 Liaison, Member-at-Large, Awards Chair, and Fellow Evaluation Committee member.
Dong-Wook Yoo received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Sung-Kyun-Kwan University (SKKU), Suwon, Korea, in 1983, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Yon-Sei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1985, and the Ph. D. degree, majoring in power electronics, from SKKU in 1997. Since 1985, he has been with Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), Changwon, Korea, where he is currently an executive director of HVDC Research Division. He is the author or coauthor of more than 30 publications in IEEE Trans., and the holder of more than 60 Korean patents, including 6 U.S. patents. Dr. Yoo is a member of the IEEE PELS and IEEE IAS and the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE) and the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers (KIEE). Since 1999, he has been a committee of KIPE, from 2009 to 2010, a committee of KIEE, from 2005 to 2006 and 2009, served as the chairman of KIPE conference, and the vice president of KIPE in 2010–2011. He was the co-recipient of the 2002 IEEE IECON Best Paper Award, the 2007 ICPE Best Paper Award, Daegu, Korea, the 2011 KIPE JPE Best Paper Award, and the 2013 KERI Grand Award.
Seung-Ki Sul received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1980, 1983, and 1986, respectively. From 1986 to 1988, he was an Associate Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, U.S.A. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Principal Research Engineer with Gold-Star Industrial Systems Co., Korea. Since 1991, he has been a member of the faculty in the School of Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, where he is currently a Full Professor. Since 2000, he has been an IEEE Fellow. From 2003 to 2004, he was a Research Director and an Acting Consultant for Yaskawa Electric Co., Japan. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Vice Dean of the Engineering College of Seoul National University. In addition, from 2008 to 2011, he was the President of the Electrical Engineering Science Research Institute funded by the Korean Government. He has published over 120 reviewed journal papers, mainly IEEE transactions. He was Technical Chair of the IEEE PESC2006 conference and General Chair of the IEEE ECCE-Asia 2011. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Power Electronics, which is a SCIE registered journal, published by the Korean Power Electronics Institute, Seoul, Korea. His current research interests include power electronic control of electrical machines, electric/hybrid vehicle and ship drives, and power-converter circuits for renewal energy sources.