UC San Diego
"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. The company was acquired by Cirrus Logic in 2021. 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.
Professor Le received the 2021 NSF CAREER Award, 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 three book chapters, over fifty journal and conference papers with one best paper award, and is an inventor with 22 U.S. patents (12 granted and 10 pending). He serves as an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics (JESTPE), TPC Chair/co-chair for the International Workshop on Power Supply On Chip (PwrSoC 2018, 2020), Chair of the Power Management and Outreach Subcommittees at the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (2020, 2021), and Vice Chair of the Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2021 and 2022. He is also the Chair of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Technical Committee on Power Components, Integration, and Power ICs (IEEE PELS TC2). Prof. Le is an IEEE Senior Member.