People

We are a team re-imagining power of the future
from theory to hardware, inspiration to ideas, and creation to innovation with a diversity of thinking and a convergence of mission.

Prospective Graduate Students

Off-Campus Students

Because of the volume of email that I receive regarding PhD research positions, I will not be able to answer all the email. For general information, please see Why Michigan ECE. That page also has a page describing Financial Aid for Graduate Students. If you find that my research is what interests you, please specify my name on the graduate application

U of M Students

If you are a U of M student, I will try my best to meet you. Please contact me from your U of M email.

 

 

COMPEL 2017 @ Stanford University. Left-to-right: Xin Zan, Xiaofan Cui, Al Avestruz, Sungyul Chu, Akshay Sarin

 

PhD Students

Akshay Sarin

Akshay Sarin received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2017 and the B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2013. He is presently a PhD candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include modeling and control of power electronics. He is currently working on developing efficient techniques for multiple access Wireless Power Transfer.

Email: akisarin@umich.edu.

Sungyul Chu

Sung Yul Chu grew up in Seoul, South Korea and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University in South Korea in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Before joining University of Michigan, he was an assistant Engineer-HW for smart phones at Samsung Electronics, Suwon, South Korea (2013) and a junior research engineer for automotive sensor’s digital circuit at Hyundai Kefico, Gunpo, South Korea (2014-2016). He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Michigan and his current interests involve wireless power transfer, power measurements, and its coil design.

Email: sungyul@umich.edu

Xiaofan Cui

Xiaofan Cui was born in Xian, Shaanxi, China. He received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Tsinghua University in 2016. His undergraduate work includes electromagnetic field measurement, mechanical design, and high performance power electronic circuits design. He is now in Professor Al-Thaddeus Avestruz’s group and studying for a PhD degree at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His main research interests involve modeling and digital control of power electronics, photovoltaic, and wireless power transfer applications.

Email: cuixf@umich.edu.

Xin Zan

Xin ZAN grew up in Qinghai – Tibet Plateau, the Third Pole of the world. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Tsinghua University, China in 2016.

Now, he is a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, working with Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz.  He focuses on high-frequency and very-high-frequency converters. Outside of work, Xin enjoys sports, travel, movies, and cooking.

Email: xinzan@umich.edu.

Alireza Ramyar

Alireza Ramyar received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013, and the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2015. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Michigan and his main interests involve design, modeling and control of power electronics, wireless power transfer , and integrated power electronics for photovoltaics.

Email: aramyar@umich.edu

Masters Students

Yingying Fan

Yingying Fan is originally from Jiangsu, China. She received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in Southeast University in 2017. Her undergraduate work includes Sigma-Delta ADC design and inductor design for THz applications. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is interested in analog circuit design and mixed-signal circuit design. She loves cooking and playing pingpong in her spare time.

Email: yifa@umich.edu

Undergraduates

Michelle Gehner

Christopher Keller

 

Alumni

Yanqiao Li

Yanqiao Li worked with us during his Masters program.  He is current pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at Dartmouth University.