Photovoltaic Modeling and Simulation
Circuit and Control Design for Power Electronics
Power Electronics Systems Simulation and Hardware

Recent News and Events

Attended IEEE Seoul Section Student Paper Contest 2017 in Seoul, Korea

Posted on 02 Dec 2017
Prof. Katherine A. Kim and undergraduate student intern Bo-Kyung Yoon attended the IEEE Seoul Section Student Paper Contest 2017 at Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. Bo-Ky

Research Exhibited at International Public Transportation Forum

Posted on 26 Oct 2017
Graduate student Hyeun-Tae Cho represented the PEARS lab in exhibiting the U-Loop future transportation system at the International Public Transportation Forum held in Ul

Attended ACEPT 2017 in Singapore

Posted on 26 Oct 2017
Prof. Katherine Kim attended the Asian Conference on Energy, Power and Transportation Electrification (ACEPT) in Singapore on October 24-26, 2017. On Wednesday, October 2

Attended S2PC 2017 in Changhua, Taiwan

Posted on 14 Oct 2017
Prof. Katherine Kim and graduate student Hyeun-Tae Cho attended the Symposium on Semiconductor Power Conversion (S2PC) in Changhua, Taiwan on October 13-15, 2017. On Octo

Recent Journal Publications

Journal Publication: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs

Posted on 28 Dec 2017
Yu-Chen Liu, Fu-Ciao Syu, Hsin-Chi Hsieh, Katherine A. Kim and Huang-Jen Chiu, “Hybrid Switched-Inductor Buck PFC Converter for High-Efficiency LED Drivers,”

Journal Publication: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Posted on 01 Aug 2017
Xuan Hung Mai, Sang-Kyu Kwak, Jee-Hoon Jung, and Katherine A. Kim, “Comprehensive Electric-Thermal Photovoltaic Modeling for Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation (

Journal Publication: CPSS Transactions on Power Electronics and Applications

Posted on 01 Jun 2017
Katherine A. Kim, Yu-Chen Liu, Ming-Cheng Chen, and Huang-Jen Chiu,“Opening the Box: Survey of High Power Density Inverter Techniques From the Little Box Challenge,” CPSS

Journal Publication: IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics

Posted on 01 Mar 2017
Young-Tae Jeon, Hyunji Lee, Katherine A. Kim, and Joung-Hu Park, “Least Power Point Tracking Method for Photovoltaic Differential Power Processing Systems,” I