Jan. 22, 2020 -- AMPERE Members Have Article Published on Top IEEE Journal

A technical article on battery electric vehicle performance evaluation for highway trips based on hybrid physical-stochastic models, by Dr. Xinmei Yuan, Dr. JiangBiao He, et al, has been published by IEEE Industrial Electronics Magzine (IEM, IF=13.241), which ranks 2nd among all IEEE journals in impact factor (

X. Yuan, J. He, S. Li, L. Li, S. Shi and B. He, "Can Electric Vehicles Meet Highway-Trip Requirements?: Exploration of the Real-World Impact on Highway Driving Range Derating," IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 6-19, Dec. 2020.  

Dec. 20, 2019 -- AMPERE Lab Celebrates a Successful Year in Bowling Center

Dec. 20, 2019 -- AMPERE group members are celebrating a successful year in a bowling center before the Christmas holiday. Many achievements have been made on research, teaching, education, and service by AMPERERs in 2019.


Dec. 19, 2019 -- AMPERE Lab Received SCEEE Supplement Grant on Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Dec. 19, 2019 -- AMPERE Lab received SCEEE Supplement Grant on Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). The topic of this research grant will focus on the modeling and simulation of MVDC propulsion drive systems for future-generation hybrid-electric aircraft, which is an enabling technology to make air flight more efficient, quiter, and cleaner.

SCEEE, i.e., Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education, is a nonprofit organization focusing on electrical engineering education in the United States.

Oct. 3, 2019 -- Dr. JiangBiao He Received the 2019 IEEE IAS AWS Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award

Dr. JiangBiao He received the prestigious 2019 IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Achievement Award at the 54th IAS Annual Meeting, which was recently co-hosted with the 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE-2019), in Baltimore, MD. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the profession through involvement in IEEE IAS activities by a society member who is less than 35 years of age. Only one awardee is selected every year from the large international IEEE IAS community that has more than 14,000 members. More information about this recognition can be found on IEEE IAS website.


Oct. 1, 2019 -- Dr. Zheng Wang from Southeast University Visits AMPERE Lab

Dr. Zheng Wang visits AMPERE lab between Oct. 1 - Oct. 30, 2019. Dr. Wang received the Ph.D. degree from The University of Hong Kong in 2008. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. He is currently a professor with the School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, China. His research interests include electric motor drives and their applications, as well as renewable energy and distributed generation.

Aug 12, 2019 -- Welcome New Ph.D. Student Mr. Majid Tahmasbi Fard

Majid Tahmasbi Fard obtained his B.S and M.S. degrees in power engineering from the University of Tabriz, Iran. His master thesis was on LVRT capability improvement in hybrid PV/wind power generation units based on grid connected current source inverters. He was a project manager and a technical engineer in the R&D section of the EKS company in Iran. He has published a few journal papers in power electronics area.

May 12, 2019 -- Dr. JiangBiao He Giving a Tutorial on Fault-Tolerant Electric Motor Drives in IEEE IEMDC-2019

May 12, 2019    Dr. JiangBiao He was giving a 4-hour tutorial (collaborated with Dr. Behrooz Mirafzal from Kansas State University) in 2019 IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC-2019), San Diego, CA, on May 12-15, 2019. IEMDC has been a prestigous biennial international conference in electric machines and variable-frequency drives since 1997, co-sponsored by four IEEE societies: IAS, PELS, IES, and PES. 

This tutorial mainly focused on the on-line fault prognosis, diagnosis, and fault-tolerant operation of variable-frequency motor drives for safety-critical applications (EV, MEA, etc.). Dr. He also served as the Publicity Chair and Technnical Track Chair on the organizing committee for IEMDC-2019.  


Apr 16, 2019 -- Welcome Visiting Scholar Dr. Xinmei Yuan to AMPERE Lab

April 16, 2019     Welcome Dr. Xinmei Yuan to join the AMPERE Lab as a one-year Visiting Scholar/Professor. Dr. Yuan obtained his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, China, and currently is a professor in the College of Automotive Engineering at Jilin University, China. He was a visiting scholar in WEMPEC at the University of Wisconsin - Madison during 2008-2009. His research interests include electric and hybrid vehicles, power electronics and motor controls, emission control of diesel engines, and lifecycle assessment.    

Mar 17, 2019 -- Dr. JiangBiao He Giving a Tutorial on SiC Power Converters in IEEE APEC-2019

March 17, 2019    Collaborated with researchers from GE Global Research Center (including Dr. Juan Sabate, Dr. Michael Schutten, Dr. Yash Singh, and Dr. Zheyu Zhang), Dr. JiangBiao He was giving a professional education tutorial entitled "Design Issues for High-Power and High-Performance SiC Converters" in IEEE APEC-2019  on March 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California.

APEC, i.e., Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo, is one of the largest and the most prestigious international conferences in power electronics area with approximately 5000 participants on average. The tutorial is a summary of the practical design issues and the related solutions on developing high-performance SiC power converters for aviation, healthcare, and energy storage applications. For more information about APEC-2019 and the tutorial, please visit the APEC website at APEC-2019