Doctoral Students Win Best Presentation Awards

From left, Dereje Woldegiorgis and Yuqi Wei
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From left, Dereje Woldegiorgis and Yuqi Wei

Dereje Woldegiorgis and Yuqi Wei, doctoral students in electrical engineering, earned best presentations at the Applied Power Electronics Conference held virtually June 14-17.

Woldegiorgis won for his presentation "Simple Carrier Based Capacitor Voltage Balancing Technique for Three-Level Voltage Source Inverters." Wei won two awards for presentations titled "A Fast and Accurate Simulation Tool for LLC Converters" and "A Family of LLC Converters with Magnetic Control."

"APEC is considered the world's premier conference in applied power electronics," said Alan Mantooth, Distinguished Professor of electrical engineering and holder of the Twenty-First Century Research Leadership Chair. "To receive this award at such a highly regarded conference is a significant achievement for these gentlemen and complimentary of the University of Arkansas."


Karin Alvarado, marketing and communication specialist
Department of Electrical Engineering

Christin Finney, digital communications specialist
College of Engineering


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