EECS Professor, Fei “Fred” Wang, is a recipient of the IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award. Wang was awarded at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo in Portland, Oregon on September 27, 2018.
IEEE IAS Industrial Power Conversion Systems Department Gerald Kliman Innovator Award was established in 2005 to honor innovators who contributed to the technical areas of this department. The award may be presented annually to an individual for meritorious contributions to the advancement of power conversion technologies through innovations and their application to industry. The technical field for this award includes, but is not limited to Electrical Machines, Electrical Drives, Power Electronic Systems and Power Electronic Devices. This Award is named in honor of Gerald Kliman, in memory of his many contributions and innovations to these technical areas. This award is sponsored by General Electric through the IEEE Foundation.
Fei “Fred” Wang is a professor and Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a founding member and serves as the Technical Director of the NSF-DOE Engineering Research Center CURENT. He also holds a joint position in Oak Ridge National Lab. His experience also includes 8 years as an associate professor and the Technical Director at the Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Tech, and 10 years as an engineer and R&D manager at General Electric. His research interests include WBG power electronics, and power electronics applications in electrified transportation, renewable energy systems and electric grid. Wang is a fellow of the IEEE and fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.