Hua Zhang, Ph.D.

Hua Zhang, Ph.D.

Hua Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Hua Zhang, Ph.D.
Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact Info
856-256-5336
Engineering Hall 336

Biography

Education:

Ph.D., Northwestern Polytechnical University (2017)
M.S., Northwestern Polytechnical University (2014)                          
B.S., Northwestern Polytechnical University (2011)

Research Expertise:

Solid-state circuit breaker (SSCB) in medium voltage DC power system, application of next-generation wide bandgap semiconductor devices, extremely fast charging of electric vehicles, medium voltage power converter, high frequency (MHz) resonant power conversion, and wireless power transfer.

Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on the high efficiency power electronics technology leveraging the next generation wide bandgap semiconductor devices, especially for electric vehicles wireless charging and solid-state circuit breaker applications. Her research also includes high-frequency resonant converters, connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), renewable energy, and smart grid.      

Professional Memberships:

IEEE

Recent Publications:

Y. Wang, H. Zhang, F. Lu, " Review, Analysis, and Design of Four Basic CPT Topologies and the Application of High-Order Compensation Networks," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 6181-6193, 2022.

Y. Wang, S. Zhao, H. Zhang, F. Lu, “High-Efficiency Bilateral S-SP Compensated Multiload IPT System with Constant-Voltage Outputs,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 901-910, 2022.

R. Kheirollahi, X. Zan, S. Zhao, H. Zhang, S. Zheng, X. Lu, A. Avestruz, F. Lu, "Capacitive Couple-based Transient Current Commutation in Solid-State Circuit Breakers," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 4973-4978, 2022.

S. Zhao, R. Kheirollahi, Y. Wang, H. Zhang, F. Lu, "Implementing Symmetrical Structure in MOV-RCD Snubber-Based DC Solid-State Circuit Breakers," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 6051-6061, 2022.

Z. Dongye, Y. Wang, S. Zhao, H. Zhang, F. Lu, “A π-type Compensated Ferrite-Free Domino IPT System for DC Circuit Breakers,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 7518-7527, 2022.