Sudip Mazumder

University of Illinois at Chicago



Next-Generation Device- and Network-Centric Control/Modeling of Power-Electronic Systems and Networks



This keynote presentation will begin with an outline on the role of control in traditional power-electronic systems and networks and how they shape the behavior of such hybrid dynamical systems. Subsequently, an overview of the traditional power-electronic control, analysis, and modeling approaches will be provided along with brief discussions on their strengths and limitations. That leads to the future of controls in power electronics and what should and could be done beyond traditional power-electronic control that addresses existing, evolving, and future applications needs spanning nano- to mega-power scales and encompassing wide variation in temporal and spatial scales? This talk will provide some insights as to how and what radically-new ideas may need to be synthesized that reach far beyond historical and conventional power-electronic control needs with applications including but not limited to sustainable-energy systems.



Sudip K. Mazumder received his Ph.D. degree from Virginia Tech in 2001. He is a Professor and the Director of Laboratory for Energy and Switching-Electronics Systems in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as the President of the small business NextWatt LLC. He has over 25 years of professional experience and has held R&D and design positions in leading industrial organizations and has served as a Technical Consultant for several industries.

His current areas of interests are switching-sequence and switching-transition based control of power-electronics systems and interactive-power networks; power electronics for renewable energy, micro/smart grids, energy storage; wide-bandgap (GaN/SiC) power electronics; and optically-triggered wide-bandgap power semiconductor devices.

His research has attracted about 50 sponsored-research projects from leading federal agencies and industries and yielded over 215 peer-reviewed publications in prestigious tier-one international journals and conferences, 11 patents, 10 book chapters and 1 book, and about 100 invited/plenary/keynote lectures and presentations. He has guided/guiding 13 post-doctoral researchers and 16 Ph.D. and 11 M.S. students. 

He is the recipient of University of Illinois at Chicago's Inventor of the Year Award (2014), University of Illinois' University Scholar Award - university's highest award (2013), IEEE International Future Energy Challenge Award (2005), ONR Young Investigator Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2003), and IEEE PELS Transaction Prize Paper Award (2002).

In 2016, he was elevated to the rank of an IEEE Fellow and he was elected to serve as a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE PELS beginning in 2016. Since 2019, he is also the Editor-at-Large for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics. Currently, he also serves as the Chair for IEEE PELS Technical Committee on Sustainable Energy Systems. He is the Chair for IEEE PEDG'21, the TPC Chair for IEEE DEAS'19, and the Tutorial Chair for ECCE'19. He is an AdCom Member for IEEE Power Electronics Society.