The Mentorship Program was established in April 2017 as a PELS membership benefit.  Targeting members at any stage in their career, the program is oriented toward non-technical career mentorship.  The Mentorship Roundtable is the signature event and has been reoccurring at most APEC and ECCE conferences in North America as well as internationally at multiple ECCE-Europe and ECCE-Asia conferences.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 31 October (12:00 - 2:00 p.m. CT): Mentorship Roundtables at ECCE-NA'23 in Nashville, TN, USA

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Young Professionals: Jump Starting Your Career

You are about to graduate.  Now what?  The paths are varied and exciting!  Want to join a company with a mission that aligns with your interests?  Or do you want to have an impact on the next generation of engineers?  Are you looking for that first funded grant?

Boxue Hu

Delta Electronics Ltd. (USA)

Boxue Hu received a B.S. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, in 2011, an M.S. degree from the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in 2014, and a Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, US, in 2019, all in electrical engineering.

Dr. Hu is currently a Member of the R&D Staff at Milan Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL), Delta Electronics (Americas) Ltd., Research Triangle Park, NC. Prior to joining MPEL, he was a research associate engineer at the Center for High-Performance Power Electronics (CHPPE), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, from 2019 to 2022. His research interests include wide bandgap power devices and their applications, high-voltage and high-power power electronics systems, insulation of high-voltage power electronics converters, and solid-state circuit breakers.  Dr. Hu has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and 2 US patents. He is a recipient of the First Prize Paper Award of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL) in 2020.  Dr. Hu is a committee member of IEEE Standard P3105: Recommended Practice for Design and Integration of Solid-State Transformers in Electric Grid.  He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification.

Alireza Khaligh

University of Maryland at College Park (USA)

Alireza Khaligh is a Professor and Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD). Prof. Khaligh’s major research interests include modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters for transportation electrification, renewable energies, and wearable electronics. He is an author/co-author of more than 210 journal and conference papers, and a recipient of various awards and recognitions including the 2022 IEEE PELS Vehicle and Transportation Systems Achievement Award from IEEE Power Electronics Society, the 2020 Nagamori Award, the 2020 Jimmy Lin Award for Innovation from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UMD, 2017 Overall Invention of the Year Award from Office of Technology Commercialization at UMD, and 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Prof. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronic Conference and Expo (APEC), and the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification (TTE).