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Hua Bai

Hua "Kevin" Bai

Hua Bai

Associate Professor

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Hua "Kevin" Bai

  • Office Address: Min H. Kao Building, Room 515
  • Phone: 865-974-4799
  • Fax: 865-974-5483
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  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2007
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2002


Hua "Kevin" Bai

Hua Bai is a Mongolian born in Inner Mongolia, China. He received the BS and PhD degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2002 and 2007, respectively. Bai was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2007~2010. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University (former General Motor Institute) as an assistant professor in 2010 and earned his early tenure as associate professor in 2015. He became the associate professor in CECS, UM-Dearborn in 2017. In August, 2018 he joined the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as an Associate Professor.

His research focuses on electric vehicle related power electronics, particularly on high-power-density and high-efficiency EV battery chargers, DC-DC converters, motor drive inverters and battery management systems. His industrial partners include major vehicle companies (GM, Ford, Chrysler, Daimler, VW, etc) and suppliers (Magna, Bosch, Hella, etc).

He is the associate editor of SAE International Journal of Electrified Vehicles, Guest Associate Editor of the Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics of Power Electronics and IEEE Access.

Bai frequently teaches microelectronics, power electronics, electric vehicles, battery management systems, and analogue and digital signals and systems.

His hobbies include volleyball, tennis and running.


Hua "Kevin" Bai

  • Power electronics in motor drive systems
  • EV on-board charger
  • EV DCDC converter
  • Applications of wide-bandgap devices
  • Battery management systems
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