The integrated Power Electronics and Energy-Efficient Systems, led by Prof. Hanh-Phuc Le, focuses its research efforts at the boundary between integrated circuits and power electronics. The group mission is to address key challenges in co-optimizing efficiency and size with performance, particularly in creating more efficient and smart power delivery and management for a wide range of modern electronic systems, including telecommunications (5G/6G), mobile devices, high performance computing, data centers, DC house/buildings, soft robots, and low-power IoT devices.
Professor Hanh-Phuc Le received the Ph.D. degree from UC Berkeley (2013), the M.S. degree from KAIST, Korea (2006), and the B.S. degree from HUST, Vietnam (2004), all in Electrical Engineering. In 2012, he co-founded and served as the CTO at Lion Semiconductor until October 2015. He was with the University of Colorado Boulder from 2016 to 2019, and then joined the ECE department at UC San Diego as Assistant Professor. He held R&D positions at Oracle, Intel, Rambus, JDA Tech in Korea and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) in Vietnam. His current research interests include miniaturized/on-die power conversions, large conversion ratios, smart power delivery and control for high performance IT systems, data centers, telecommunication, robots, automotive, mobile, wearable, and IoT applications. Professor Le received the 2012-2013 IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society Pre-doctoral Achievement Award and the 2013 Sevin Rosen Funds Award for Innovation at UC Berkeley. He authored two book chapters, over fifty journal and conference papers with one best paper award, and is an inventor with 18 U.S. patents (10 granted and 8 pending). He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), the TPC Chair/co-chair for the International Workshop on Power Supply On Chip (PwrSoC 2018, 2020). He is currently the Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Power Conversion Systems and Components (IEEE PELS TC2).