New equipment for the power electronics
module packaging and integration lab.
CHPPE Research Update
Dr. Wu Lu, professor of CHPPE, and his team have developed new processes using high density plasma, the Lu group for etching microstructures (micro pillars, back vias, and hollow structures) in silicon with controlled profiles and high aspect ratios. Such structures can be used for efficient heat dissipation and cooling in advanced packaging of power switch transistors.
The CHPPE packaging team
has finished its clean room dry run, and has fabricated two mock-up modules. Miao Wang (CHPPE PhD student was leading the research on the high temperature SiC module), Chengcheng Yao (CHPPE PhD student), Wenwei Li and Jinziyang Qian (CHPPE Master's student) were leading the research on the vertical power module.
The Power & Energy Society (PES) is a of society of IEEE.
A few years ago it established a "PES Scholarship Plus" Initiative.
Future Power and Energy Leaders
The PES Scholarship Plus Initiative™
supports the most promising future engineers in the fields of power and energy. Recipients are high-achieving undergraduate students in electrical engineering programs who have committed to exploring the power and energy engineering fields through both coursework and career experiences. PES regional volunteer leaders select recipients following the application submission period ending in June of each year.
The 2014-2015 Awardees
These awardees are undergraduate students are majoring in electrical engineering, are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular commitments and are committed to exploring the power and energy field. These scholarships are made possible due to the generous donations of individuals and corporations to the IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship Fund of the IEEE Foundation.
Awardees at OSU, 2014-2015
The names of the five awardees at OSU-ECE for 2014-2015,
with the year of their expected graduation:
Arline, Jamison, 2015
McCray, Benjamin, 2015
Scherer, David, 2015
Scherer, Mary, 2017
Wolfe, Matthew, 2016
Each year a small number of these awardees can get a higher-level
scholarship among the best of all students. There were seven recipients of the John W. Estey Outstanding PES Scholars
for 2014-2015, and each one is the top student of IEEE Regions 1-7, respectively. Mary Scherer
was found to be the best awardee in IEEE Region 2, and thus she was one of the seven John W. Estey Outstanding PES Scholars for 2014-2015. More information can be found at:
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