Dr. Tiefu Zhao, Ph.D.

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor
EPIC 1160
704-687-0939
Education:
  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, USA, 2010
  • M.S. Tsinghua University, China, 2005.
  • B.S. with Excellent Graduate Honor, Tsinghua University, China, 2003.
Research:
  • Grid Edge Power Electronics
  • Solid State Transformer and Solid State Circuit Protection
  • Wireless Power Transfer
  • Microgrid and Renewable Energy Integration
  • Wide Bandgap Device Applications
  • Power Electronics Reliability
selected publications:
  1. L. Wang, T. Zhao, S.E. Chen and D. Cook, “An inductive power transfer system design for rail applications”, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo, ITEC 2018
  2. A. Barthelme, X. Xu and T. Zhao, “A hybrid AC and DC distribution architecture in data centers”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017
  3. T. Zhao, P. Nirantare, J. Xu and V. Bhavaraju, “Evaluation of commercial scale transformerless solar inverter technology”, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, 2015
  4. T. Zhao and J. He, “An optimal switching pattern for SiC+Si hybrid-device-based voltage source converters”, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) , APEC 2015
  5. T. Zhao, G. Wang, S. Bhattacharya, A. Huang, “Voltage and power balance control for a cascaded H-Bridge converter based solid state transformer ”, IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 28, no. 8,  pp. 1523-1532, 2013.
  6. X. She, A.Q. Huang, T. Zhao, G. Wang, “Coupling effect reduction of voltage-balancing controller in single phase cascaded multilevel converters”, IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 27, no. 8, pp. 3530 - 3543, 2012.
  7. J. Shi, W. Gou, H. Yuan, T. Zhao, A.Q. Huang, “Research on voltage and power balance control for cascaded modular solid-state transformer”, IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1154 - 1166, 2011.
  8. J. Wang, X. Zhou, J. Li, T. Zhao, A.Q. Huang, R. Callanan, F. Husna, A. Agarwal, “10-kV SiC   MOSFET-based boost converter”, IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 2056-2063, 2009.
  9. J. Wang, T. Zhao, A. Q. Huang, R. Callanan, F. Husna, A. Agarwal, “Characterization, modeling and application of 10-kV SiC MOSFET,” IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, vol. 55, no. 8, pp. 1798–1806, Aug. 2008.
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