Minjie Chen - PERL Group - Princeton University

Princeton Power Electronics Research Lab (PERL Lab)
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Minjie Chen
Assistant Professor
217 Andlinger Center

Department of Electrical Engineering
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Princeton University

I am an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University. I lead the Princeton Power Electronics Research Lab (PERL).

You can find my Google Scholar Page & CV here.


Research Interests

Fundamentals of Power Electronics

  • Power Semiconductors

  • Magnetics Design and Integration

  • Circuit Topology

  • System Architecture

  • Control Theory

Power Electronics enabled Applications

  • Smart Grids

  • Robotics

  • Electric Vehicles

  • Telecom & Data Center Power Delivery

  • Medical Equipment


August 2017

  • Dr. Chen's proposal as a co-PI - “Electrification of Transportation for Energy Storage and Smart Mobility” - was seleted for funding in a recent Call for Proposals for Innovative Research in Energy and the Environment from Princeton Andlinger Center.

  • Dr. Chen's journal paper - “A Systematic Approach to Modeling Impedances and Current Distribution in Planar Magnetics” - wins 1st Place Prize Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2016.

  • Abdul, Alex, and Fida's research on solar powered wireless charging platform for drones was featured on Princeton SEAS Webpage.

  • Ping Wang joins PPERL from Shanghai Jiaotong University.

July 2017

  • PPERL's paper - “Magnetics Design and Optimization for Tapped-Series-Capacitor (TSC) Power Converters” - was published at IEEE COMPEL.

June 2017

  • Abdulghafar Al Tair, Alex Ju and Fida Newaj join PPERL.

March 2017

February 2017

  • Dr. Chen joins Princeton Department of Electrical Engineering and Andlinger Center for Energy and Environment as an Assistant Professor.