Faculty profile

Hui Zhang

Assistant Professor


Contact

231 Shineman
315-312-6616
hui.zhang@oswego.edu
Professional head shot Hui Zhang

Research

  • Wide bandgap semiconductor devices (SiC/GaN) and their applications
  • LED switch-mode and AC-direct drives
  • Energy conversion and control for wind, solar, and other renewable energy technologies.
  • Advanced converter/inverter control and circuit topologies.
  • Modeling and simulations of power electronic devices/systems

Publications

  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, B. Ozpineci, “Impact of SiC Devices on Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 47, issue 2, March - April 2011, pp. 912-921.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, “Efficiency impact of silicon carbide power electronics for modern wind turbine full scale frequency converter,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 58, issue 1, Jan 2011, pp. 21-28.
  • M. Chinthavali, L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, J. H. Han, F. Barlow, B. Ozpineci, “High Power SiC Modules for HEVs and PHEVs,” The International Power Electronics Conference -ECCE Asia- (IPEC-Sapporo 2010), June 21-24, 2010, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 1842-1848.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, J. H. Han, F. Barlow, “18 kW three phase inverter system using hermetically sealed SiC phase-leg power modules,” The 25th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition, February 21-25, 2010, Palm Springs, California, pp. 1108-1112.
  • M. Chinthavali, H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, B. Ozpineci, “UPDATE on SiC-based inverter technology,” The 10th Brazilian Power Electronics Conference, September 27- October 1, 2009, Bonito MS, Brazil, pp. 71-79.
  • M. Chinthavali, B. Ozpineci, L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, “Summary of SiC Research for Transportation Applications at ORNL,” Materials Science Forum, vols. 600-603, 2009, pp. 1239-1242.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, “Efficiency of SiC JFET-based Inverters,” The 4th IEEE Conference on Industry Electronics and Applications, May 25-27, 2009, Xi’an, China, pp.2056-2059.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, “SiC’s Potential Impact on the Design of Wind Generation System,” IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, November 10-13, 2008, pp. 2231-2235.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, B. Ozpineci, “Impact of SiC Devices on Hybrid Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, October 5-9, 2008, Edmonton, Canada, pp 1-5.
  • L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, M. Chinthavali, B. Ozpineci, “SiC-Based Power Converters,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, Symposium D, San Francisco, California, March 24-27, 2008, vol. 1069, pp. 221-232 (invited).
  • B. Ozpineci, M. Chinthavali, L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, “SiC Power Electronics Research at ORNL,” The Government Microcircuit Applications & Critical Technology Conference (GOMACTech), March 17-20, 2008, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, B. Ozpineci, M. Chinthavali, “SiC-based Power Converters for High Temperature Applications,” Materials Science Forum, vols. 556-557, Sept. 2007, pp. 965-970.
  • L. Reddy, L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, T. Cheek “Performance of Ultra-High Efficient Electronic Ballast for HID Lamps using SiC Devices,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, September 23-27, 2007, New Orleans, Louisiana, pp.471-477.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, B. Ozpineci, M. Chinthavali, “A SiC-Based Converter as a Utility Interface for a Battery System,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, October 8-12, 2006, Tampa, Florida, pp. 346-350.
  • L. M. Tolbert, H. Zhang, M. Chinthavali, B. Ozpineci, "SiC-based Power Converters for High Temperature Applications," European Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials (ECSCRM), September 3-7, 2006, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
  • H. Zhang, L. M. Tolbert, B. Ozpineci, “System Modeling and Characterization of SiC Schottky Power Diodes,” IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, July 16-19, 2006, Troy, New York, pp. 199-204.
  • M. Chinthavali, L. M. Tolbert, B. Ozpineci, H. Zhang, “High Temperature Power Electronics – Application Issues of SiC Devices,” IMAPS International Conference on High Temperature Electronics, May 15-18, 2006, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • H. Zhang, M. Chinthavali, B. Ozpineci, L. M. Tolbert, “Power Losses and Thermal Modeling of 4H-SiC VJFET Inverter,” IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, October 2-6, 2005, Hong Kong, China, pp. 2630-2634.

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2007
MS, Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2003
BS, Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2000

Classes taught

  • ECE 421 Power Electronics
  • ECE 321 Power Systems and Circuits
  • ECE 365 Control Systems
  • ECE 233 Signals and Systems