Faculty

PMIC brings specific, complementary expertise in power conversion circuits and systems, integrated circuits, passive components, and fabrication under the scientific leadership of:

Charles R. Sullivan
PMIC Director
Sue and John Ballard ’55 TT ’56 Professor of Engineering
Dartmouth

Professor Sullivan received his BS in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley. Before joining the engineering faculty at Dartmouth, he worked as a power electronics design engineer for Lutron Electronics Company. He has published over 180 technical papers in magnetics, power electronics, electric machine modeling and control, and energy efficiency. He holds 42 patents, was the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and an IEEE PELS Modeling and Control Technical Achievement Award, and is an IEEE Fellow.

Research Areas: Electromagnetic modeling and design of passive power electronics components; micro-fabricated magnetic components; nanocomposite magnetic materials

Jason T. Stauth
PMIC Co-Director
Associate Professor
Dartmouth

Professor Stauth received his MS and PhD degrees from UC Berkeley where he studied integrated circuits and high-frequency power electronics. He has worked or consulted for companies in automotive, consumer, and industrial areas and co-founded two companies in the renewable energy space. Stauth joined the engineering faculty at Dartmouth in 2011, is a recipient of the NSF Career Award and the Thayer School Excellence in Teaching Award, and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and IEEE Solid State Circuit Letters.

Research Areas: High-frequency and chip-scale power electronics; sensor interfaces and energy scavenging; integrated circuit design

Patrick Mercier
PMIC Site Director
Associate Professor
UCSD

Professor Mercier received his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he studied energy-efficient integrated circuit design. Prof. Mercier has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in venues ranging from ISSCC to Nature Biotechnology, and has received numerous awards including the ISSCC Jack Kilby Award, the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the San Diego Engineering Council Outstanding Engineer Award, and others, He is on the technical program program committee for ISSCC, VLSI, and CICC, and is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters and TBioCAS.

Research Areas: Integrated circuit design, energy harvesting, wide-dynamic range power conversion, hybrid DC-DC converter topologies

Hanh-Phuc Le
PMIC Site Co-Director
Assistant Professor
UCSD

Hanh-Phuc Le, a Ph.D. graduate from UC Berkeley (2013), is an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego. He is serving as the PMIC Site co-Director at UCSD. Previously, he also held positions at Oracle, Intel, Rambus, JDA Tech in Korea, the VAST in Vietnam, and CU Boulder. He was a co-founder and CTO of Lion Semiconductor, recently acquired by Cirrus Logic. His current research interests include miniaturized/on-die power conversions, large conversion ratios, smart power delivery and control for high performance IT systems, data centers, telecommunication, soft robots, and mobile applications.

Research Areas: miniaturized/on-die power conversions, large conversion ratios, smart power delivery






Christopher G. Levey
Associate Professor
Dartmouth

Professor Levey received his BA degree from Carleton College and his PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both in physics. He was at AT&T Bell Labs until 1986 and then joined the faculty of Dartmouth, first in the Physics Department, then in engineering. His research has included MEMS devices, stress engineered microrobots, binary optics, and micro-inductors. He serves as Director of the Thayer School Microengineering Laboratory.

Research Areas: Microfabrication technology; micro-optical systems and binary optics; micromechanical and electromechanical systems (MEMS)

William J. Scheideler
Assistant Professor
Dartmouth

Professor Scheideler received BS degrees in Electrical Engineering andBiomedical Engineering from Duke University and a PhD degree in ElectricalEngineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where he studiedsemiconductor devices and thin film electronics. Before joining the engineeringfaculty at Dartmouth in 2019, he worked as a postdoctoral scholar at StanfordUniversity in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Scheideler’s research groupdevelops multifunctional materials and nanomanufacturing methods forhigh-performance flexible and hybrid electronics, including low-power sensorsand energy harvesting for wireless devices.

Research Areas:  3D nanomanufacturing; low-power sensors; flexible and wearable electronics; energy harvesting; wireless devices

Weiyang (Fiona) Li
Assistant Professor
Dartmouth

Dr. Weiyang (Fiona) Li graduated with BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Nankai University (Tianjin, P.R. China), and a PhD in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (with Prof. Younan Xia). She then worked as a postdoctoral associate with Prof. Yi Cui in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University from 2011 to 2015. Her research primarily focuses on the development of functional materials with finely tailored composition and architecture to tackle critical problems in diverse energy-related applications, especially in cost-effective and high-energy battery systems. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, hiking, traveling and watching basketball games.

Research Areas:  Energy materials; functional nanomaterials design and synthesis; structure-property correlations; electrochemical engineering; energy storage and conversion devices; batteries, fuel cells, and clean/renewable energy; electrocatalysis

Yan Li
Assistant Professor
Dartmouth

Yan Li received her PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. Her primary research interests are in the area of mechanics of advanced materials, involving multiscale/multiphysics modelling, integrated computational/experimental approaches for next generation material design, and application of material science and solid mechanics in advanced manufacturing. Li has worked on research projects supported by the US Army Research Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, NSF CCMD (Center for Computational Materials Design) and collaborated with industry partners including Boeing, Gulfstream and GE. Outside her lab and classroom, she likes classical music, reading and exploring different cultures and food.

Research Areas:  Multiscale modeling; fracture/fatigue analysis; process-microstructure-property-performance relation; data-driven material design

Shadi Dayeh
Professor
UCSD

Professor Dayeh received his BS in physics/electronics, MS in electrical engineering, and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Lebanese University, Southern Methodist University, and UC San Diego, respectively. He was an Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab before joining UC San Diego in 2012 where is currently a Professor. His work involves material epitaxy and thin-film deposition and micro/nano-fabrication techniques with current focus on nitrides and oxides for applications in power and high frequency electronics, sensors for robotics and implantable devices.

Research Areas: GaN/InN MOCVD for vertical MISFETs and HEMTs, IZGO/ZnO TFTs on flex, novel electrode materials and human-compatible neurotechnology




Peter Asbeck
Professor
UCSD

Peter Asbeck received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from MIT.  He worked at Rockwell International Science Center, where he was involved in the development of high speed devices and circuits using III-V compounds, particularly heterojunction bipolar transistors.  In 1991, he joined UCSD, where he is an emeritus Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and received the IEEE Sarnoff Award for his work on HBTs.

Research Areas: High frequency transistor technologies, particularly GaN and CMOS-SOI; microwave and millimeter-wave circuits, particularly power amplifiers; and power electronics, including the development of dynamic power supplies for envelope tracking in power amplifiers



Tajana Šimunić Rosing
Professor
UCSD

Tajana Šimunić Rosing is a Professor, a holder of the Fratamico Endowed Chair, IEEE Fellow, and a director of System Energy Efficiency Lab at UCSD. Her research interests are in power management, energy efficient computing, computer architecture, and cyber-physical systems. Prior to coming to UCSD, she was a research scientist at HP Labs while also leading research efforts at Stanford University. She finished her PhD in EE in 2001 at Stanford, concurrently with finishing her Masters in Engineering Management. Her PhD topic was dynamic management of power consumption. Prior to pursuing the PhD, she worked as a senior design engineer at Altera Corporation.


Research Areas: Low-power system design; power, thermal and reliability management; battery optimization; architecture, processing in memory and in storage


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