Researches in the iPower3Es group led by Dr. Hanh-Phuc Le are focussed on two main directions: integrated Power Electronics to improve system energy efficiency. The group research program is at the boundary of integrated circuits and power electronics aimed at miniaturizing power delivery and management units while achieving high efficiency. The research can be applied to essentially all electronic devices, particularly mobile applications, data centers, telecommunication systems, high-performance digital systems, robots, low-power biomedical implants, and the Internet of Things.
Integrated power conversions, smart DC home and DC building power distributions, miniaturized electronics for area- and power-efficiency, implantable devices, data center, high-performance digital systems
ECEN 3250 - Microelectronics
Develops a basic understanding of active semiconductor devices. Focuses on building an understanding of BJT and CMOS devices in both digital and analog applications.
ECEN 5007 - Special Topics
Examines a special topic in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
ECEN 5837 - Mixed-Signal IC Design Lab
Software laboratory course extends the concepts developed in ECEN 5827 to full design and layout of mixed analog and digital custom integrated circuits. Assignments explore implementation of analog to digital and digital to analog converters, and final project developes a full custom IC for a target application.