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Woongkul Lee

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 3215


Woongkul (Matt) Lee received the B.S. degree from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2013, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, in 2016 and 2019 all in electrical engineering. He was a postdoctoral research associate with the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he pursued advanced ... motor drive technology using wide bandgap (WBG) devices and integration. Since 2020, he has been with Michigan State University, where he is an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. His research interests include high-performance motor drive, power electronics, electric machines, and distributed energy resources.

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Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2019

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 2016

B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Yonsei University 2013


Best paper award, IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference & Expo (ITEC), 2020

ECE Harold A. Perterson Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2020

Best paper award, IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2017

Best presentation recognition, IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), 2016


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W. Lee, D. Han, D. Bobba, and B. Sarlioglu, "Design of Single-turn Air-core integrated planar inductor for improved thermal performance of GaN HEMT-based synchronous buck converter," IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. 56, no. 2, pp. 1543-1552, 2020.

W. Lee, J. H. Kim, W. Choi, and B. Sarlioglu, "Torque ripple minimization control technique of high-speed single-phase brushless DC motor drive for electric turbocharger," IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol., vol. 67, no. 11, pp. 10357-10365, Aug. 2018.

W. Lee, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, "Comparative performance analysis of reference voltage controlled pulse width modulation for high-speed single-phase brushless DC motor drive," IEEE Trans. Power Electron., vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 4560-4568, May. 2018.

W. Lee, S. Li, D. Han, T. Minav, M. Pietola, and B. Sarlioglu, "A review of integrated motor drive and wide bandgap power electronics for high performance electro-hydrostatic actuators," IEEE Trans. Transport. Electrific., vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 684-693, Jul. 2018.


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