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Student Receives IEEE Predoctoral Honor

Student Receives IEEE Predoctoral Honor

Chen Chen

Chen Chen

Chen Chen, a doctoral electrical engineering student at The University of Texas at Dallas, received a predoctoral achievement award from the Solid-State Circuits Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The award, which was presented in January 2022, is given to about two dozen promising graduate students from around the world each year. Chen, who joined UT Dallas in 2018, works on developing more compact and energy-efficient power converters for electric vehicles and next-generation computing systems. Her research interests include power management integrated circuits, hybrid power converter topologies and methodologies and zero-voltage-switching techniques.

Most recently, Chen presented her research at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in February 2022. She has been first author of studies in publications, including the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. In 2021, Chen received an outstanding student designer award from Analog Devices. Her research has been supported by Semiconductor Research Corp. and UT Dallas’ Texas Analog Center of Excellence.

“As a UTD PhD student in the integrated circuit (IC) design research field, I am very honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. I hope I can help as a role model for many UTD undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the IC design research field,” she said.

Chen’s advisors are Dr. Hoi Lee, professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Dr. Jin Liu, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

A version of this article appeared in News Center.