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

Charles R. Sullivan
Director, PMIC
Professor of Engineering at 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
Co-director, PMIC
Associate Professor of Engineering at 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

Christopher G. Levey
Associate Professor of Engineering at 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 of Engineering at 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 of Engineering at 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 of Engineering at 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


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