People

Faculty

Jin Ye
Assistant Professor

Jin Ye is currently an assistant professor of electrical engineering and the director of intelligent power electronics and electric machines (IPEM) laboratory at the University of Georgia. Her main research areas include power electronics, electric machines, energy management systems, and cyber-physical security and resilience with applications to smart grids and electrified transportation.

She is a general chair of 2019 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), a publication chair and women in engineering chair of 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE). She serves as a steering committee member for the cyber-physical security initiative for the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS), a PELS representative for the Transportation Electrification Community (TEC) and TEC representative for PELS Technical Committee on Transportation and Vehicle Systems. She is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Open Journal of Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. She received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. She also received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 2014.

Postdoctoral Associates

LuLu Guo
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (2019 - CURRENT)

Lulu Guo received the B.S. degree in vehicle engineering from Jilin University, Changchun, China, in 2014, and the Ph.D. degree in control engineering from Jilin University in 2019. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia. His current research interests include advanced automotive control, intelligent energy management of electric vehicles, and cyber-physical security of connected and automated vehicles.

Students

Kun Hu
PH.D. STUDENT (2018 - CURRENT)

Kun Hu received the B.S. degree and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2016 and 2018, respectively. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include modeling, control and condition monitoring of power electronics and electric machines.

Bowen Yang
PH.D. STUDENT (2018 - CURRENT)

Bowen Yang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2018. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA.  His current research interests include advanced control for power electronics and electric machines, energy management systems and cyber-physical security of intelligent electric drives.

Jinan Zhang
PH.D. STUDENT (2019 - CURRENT)

Jinan Zhang received the B.S. degree from North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, in 2012 and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, in 2015. After graduated from Tianjin University, He worked at the State Grid Corporation of China from 2015 to 2019, responsible for distribution grid dispatch and operation. Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia. His current research focuses on security and resilience in power-electronics-based power systems.

Qi Li
PH.D. STUDENT (2019 - CURRENT)

Qi Li received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, in 2014 and 2019, respectively. Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree with the IPEM and SensorWeb Laboratories at the University of Georgia. His current research focuses on data analytics, and cyber-physical security in smart grids and IoT applications.

UGA mail
Muhammad Armghan Mehmood

Muhammad Armghan Mehmood received his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Lahore, Lahore, Pakistan, in 2014 and M.S degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2017. After that, he was employed as Lecturer in University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan from 2017-2019. Currently, He is pursuing his Ph.D. degree in IPEM Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A. His research interests include Security & Control of Cyber Physical Energy Systems (CPES) and Advanced Control of Power Electronics and Electric Machines for Renewable Energy Systems.

Undergraduate and high school student researchers

Nicholas James Walker
senior undergraduate student

Nicholas James Walker is a senior undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia. He is working toward his B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering. His current research focuses on advanced modeling of switched reluctance machines.

Promyce Johnson

Promyce Johnson is an undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA. She is working toward her B.S. degree in electrical and electronics engineering. Her current research focuses on simulation and validation of electric machines.

Ashleigh Sayles

Ashleigh Sayles is a senior student from North Oconee high School, GA.  She was a summer intern with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, co-sponsored by UGA Young Dawgs program. She was working on control of LEGO electric vehicles.

Mayah Booker

Mayah Booker is an undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA.  She was raised in Fayetteville, GA. She is a senior Mechanical Engineering student ad has been co-oping for Georgia Power since January of 2018.  She has worked in both Power Distribution and Metering Corporate Services, completing 4 rotations with Georgia Power. Her current research focuses on microgrid design and optimization.

Jack McElhannon

Jack McElhannon is an undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA. He is an Athens, Ga native and a senior Mechanical Engineering student. He has been co-oping with Georgia Power since 2017. He has had the opportunity to work in both Power Distribution and Protection and Control (Substation Test). He is planning on starting his career with Georgia power in distribution after graduation. His current research focuses on microgrid design and optimization.

Alex Ponts

Alex Ponts is an undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA.  He was born and raised in Santa Rosa, CA.  He is a Senior Mechanical Engineering student and  current president of the UGA chapter of the American Society of Engineers.  He is interested in mechanical design and hope to pursue a career in this field when he graduates. His current research focuses on battery management systems.

Blake Salter

Blake Salter is an undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA.  He was raised in Loganville, Ga. He is a senior Electrical Engineering student at the University of Georgia. He has completed three co-op rotations with Georgia Power and one internship with Oglethorpe Power. During his time working in the power industry, he has gained a lot of knowledge in Power Distribution, Transmission, and Generation Planning and Loading. His current research focuses on microgrid design and optimization.

Kenneth Thomas

Kenneth Thomas is an undergraduate student with the IPEM Laboratory at the University of Georgia, Athens, USA.  He was born in the small town of Lithia Springs, GA. He is a junior electrical engineering student here at the University of Georgia.  He is most interested in power systems and analog electronics, dedicating my efforts and study towards those areas. His current research focuses on microgrid design and optimization.