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Jian Sun

Professor; Director CFES

Affiliation

Department of Electrical, Computer & Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)
Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES)

Education

Ph.D., University of Paderborn, Germany
M.S., Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Electrical Engineering
B.S., Nanjing Institute of Aeronautics, Electrical Engineering

Background

Dr. Sun began his professional career in 1984, designing aircraft electrical systems at the research and development center of the Xian Aircraft Company in Xian, China. Beginning in 1991, he spent five years at the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Devices at the University of Paderborn, in Paderborn, Germany. He served as a research assistant, then as a research associate, while pursuing a doctoral degree. Following completion of his degree, Sun was a post-doctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1996 to 1997. He then worked at the Advanced Technology Center at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA, as a senior engineer from 1997 to 1999. Dr. Sun was promoted to principal engineer in 2000, and became a member of the Rensselaer faculty in 2002.

Research Interests

  • Power electronics
  • Electric power

Dr.Sun's specific interests include high-frequency electric power conversion including dc-dc, ac-dc with power factor correction, and dc-ac; High-frequency magnetic components and integration; Power electronic circuits and systems modeling, analysis, and control; Power management for mobile and portable devices; and Power electronics applications in computers, communications, aerospace, and energy systems.
Dr. Sun's primary research areas include power electronics and electric energy conversion. More specifically, he is studying high-frequency electric power conversion, including dc-dc, ac-dc with power factor correction, and dc-ac; high-frequency magnetic components and integration; power electronic circuits and systems modeling, analysis, and control; power management for mobile and portable devices; and power electronics applications in computers, communications, aerospace, and energy systems.

Awards

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Fellow, Electrochemical Society
  • Humboldt Research Award Winner, The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, named Shur, in support of Dr. Shur's collaborative research in Germany at Walter Schottky Institute in Munich

Contact

Jian Sun

Jonsson Engineering Center
Room 5009
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, New York 12180

Office: (518) 276-8297
Fax: (518) 276-6226

E-Mail: jsun@ecse.rpi.edu

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