Power Devices and ICs Committee


1. Monitor the status of EDS meetings, education programs and activities, publications and awards in areas of power semiconductor devices and ICs

2. Identify key trends and new areas of interest within this field

3. Recommend new workshops, conferences, and/or conference sessions to serve identified needs of the community

4. Supporting special issues with focus in this field for major publications
Membership Members are volunteers who serve for a two-year renewable term at the invitation of the committee chair. Membership is limited to two consecutive terms so that new ideas can be generated, incorporated, and executed.
Operation This committee operates primarily by email and has at least one in-person meeting each year (held in conjunction with IEDM).
Conferences 2014 Power Device Conferences
Contact If you have ideas that you would like to have considered by this committee (e.g. a new workshop, aspecial issue, topics for special sessions, etc.) please contact any current committee member. If you would like to volunteer on the committee, please contact the committee chair.

  • Power Devices and ICs Committee Chair

    • Wai Tung Ng
       - Solid-State Power and High Voltage Devices
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      University of Toronto
      10 King's College Road
      Toronto, ON M5S 3G4
      Phone 1:
      +1 416 978 6249

      +1 416 971 2286
      Biography:  Wai Tung Ng is a Professor at The Edward S. Rogers. Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto. His current research work covers smart power semiconductor devices and fabrication processes. In particular, his main focus is in the development of power management circuit, integrated SMPS (Switched-Mode Power Supplies), integrated class D audio power amplifiers. After he obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto in 1990, Prof. Ng joined Texas Instruments, Dallas TX to work on LDMOS power transistors for automotive applications. He started his academic career with the University of Hong Kong in 1992. In 1993, Prof. Ng joined the University of Toronto and established the Smart Power Integration & Semiconductor Devices Research Group. He was promoted to associate and full professor in 1998 and 2008, respectively. He has extensive experience in working with the industry to modify standard CMOS te chnology for smart PIC and RF applications. Prof. Ng is the director of the Toronto Nanofabrication Centre, an open access research facility at the University of Toronto. Prof. Ng has also been serving as an associate editor for IEEE Electron Device Letters since 2009.
  • Power Devices and ICs Committee Members

    • Anup Bhalla
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    • Kevin J. Chen
       - Compound Semiconductor Devices
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      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
      Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
      Clear Water Bay
      Kowloon,Hong Kong
      Phone 1:
      +1 852 23588969

      Prof. Kevin Chen received his B.S. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China in 1988, and PhD degree from University of Maryland, College Park, USA in 1993. His industry experience includes carrying out research and development on III-V high-speed devices in NTT LSI Laboratories, Atsugi, Japan and Agilent Technologies Inc., Santa Clara, California, USA. Prof. Chen joined Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2000, where he is currently a professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. At HKUST, he has carried out research in wide-bandgap III-nitride devices and ICs, GaN-based MEMS devices, silicon-based microwave passive components and 3D through-silicon via interconnects, and multi-band reconfigurable microwave filters. Currently, his group is focused on developing GaN device technologies for power electronics and high-temperature electronics applications. Prof. Chen has authored or co-authored more than 280 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He has been granted 4 US patents.
      He currently serves as a distinguished lecturer and a member in the compound semiconductor device and IC technology committee in IEEE Electron Device Society.
    • Srabanti Chowdhury
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      UC Davis
    • Oliver Haeberlen
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      Siemensstrasse 2, A-9500
      Villach 9500
      Phone 1:
      +49 5 1777 6765

      Phone 2
      +49 676 8205 1224

    • Noriyuki Iwamuro
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    • Nando Kaminski
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      University of Bremen
      Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics, and Devices
      Otto-Hahn-Allee NW1
      Bremen 28359
      Phone 1:
      +49 421 218-622660

      +49 421 218 -62666
      Nando Kaminski (M´02-SM´07) received the Dipl. Ing. and the Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from University of Bremen, Germany, in 1994 and 2001, respectively. His doctoral research at the Daimler-Benz research institute Frankfurt am Main, Germany, focused on silicon carbide power devices, in particular MPS-diodes and JFETs.

      He joined ABB Semiconductors Ltd. in Lenzburg, Switzerland, in 1998. He worked on IGBTs, IGCTs, diodes, packaging, and reliability. He held various positions as project, team, laboratory, and customer support manager in R&D and quality before he finally became department manager and head of the IGBT module production line.

      In 2008 he was appointed full professor of power semiconductor devices at University of Bremen, Germany, and one of two directors of the Institute for Electrical Drives, Power Electronics, and Devices (IALB). His research interests include alternative semiconductor materials, material basics, device concepts, simulation, packaging, reliability, influence of parasitics, and EMC.

      His chair is Centre of Competence of the European Center for Power Electronics e.V. (ECPE), Nuremberg, Germany. He is member of the technical committee of the PCIM, and technical program chairman of the CIPS and the ISPS and he has been appointed the technical program committee chairman of the ISPSD’20 in Vienna, Austria.
    • Yang Liu
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    • Xiaorong Luo
      Prof. Xiaorong Luo received the Ph.D. degree in 2007. She joined University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2001, working on power semiconductor devices and ICs. She was with the University of Cambridge (UK) as a postdoctoral researcher from July 2009 to June 2010, with Royal Academicians, UK, Prof. Florin Udrea as her supervisor. She has published more than 90 papers in the SCI Journals in total, including over 30 papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Electron Device Letters, and IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices. Xiaorong Luo as 1st inventor holds 4 US Patents authorized and over 30 authorized China invention patents. She has also published two books. She is the TPC Member of the ISPSD, and the Power Devices and ICs Committee Member. She was listed the golden reviewer of IEEE EDL and IEEE TED many times. She has got the following honors and awards: National Scientific and Technological Progress Award, Second Class Prize, 2010; Sichuan province Science and Technology Progress Award, First Class Prize, 2016; Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, Second Class Prize, 2014; New Century Excellent Talents Award Program from Ministry of Education of China, 2012; Sichuan province excellent experts with outstanding contributions, 2018; Academic and technical leader reserve candidates in Sichuan province in 2013. She is a professor and the vice Director of the Department of Microelectronics Science and engineering.
    • Ichiro Omura
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      Kyushu Institute of Technology
      1 Sensui-cho
      Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 804-8550
      Phone 1:
      81 93 884 3268

      81 93 884 3268
    • Wataru Saito
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      Toshiba Corp.
      1-1-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku
      Tokyo 105-8001
      Phone 1:
      +81 3 3457 3924

      +81 3 5444 9356
    • Dave Sheridan
    • Tanya Trajikovic
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    • Yasuhiro Uemoto
    • Jan Vobecky
       - Professor
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      ABB Switzerland Ltd. Semiconductors
      Fabrikstrasse 3
      Lenzburg CH-56500
      Phone 1:
      +41 585861769

      Biography: Jan Vobecký (M’92–SM’01) graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic in 1981. He received PhD. in Microelectronics (1988), Associate Professor (1992), DrSc. (1999) and Full Professor (2000) in Electronics. Since 2007 he is the Principal Engineer in ABB Switzerland Ltd., Semiconductors. He was President (2002-2003) and Vice President (2004-2006) of Region 8 CS Section IEEE. From 2006 to 2010 he was the SRC Vice Chair of the IEEE EDS and since 2010 the IEEE EDS Newsletter editor. Since 2015 he is at Power Devices & ICs Technical Committee of the IEEE EDS.
    • Anping Zhang
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      School of Electronic Engineering
      Xian Jiaotong University
      No. 28 Xianning W Road
      Xi'an 710049