Prof. Seung-Ki Sul

Prof. Seung-Ki Sul
Seoul National University
Former President of Korean Institute of Power Electronics
IEEE Fellow

Title: Electrification of Ship Based on Power Electronics

Biography: Seung-Ki Sul (S’78–M’87–SM’98–F’00 IEEE) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, in 1980, 1983, and 1986, respectively. From 1986 to 1988, he was an Associate Researcher with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Principal Research Engineer with LG Industrial Systems Company, South Korea. Since 1991, he has been a faculty member with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, where he is currently a Professor leading the Power Electronics Lab. of Seoul National University. He has authored or coauthored more than 170 IEEE journal papers and a total of more than 360 international conference papers in the area of power electronics. His current research interests include position sensorless control of electrical machines, electric/hybrid vehicles and ship drives, and power-converter circuits based on SiC MOSFET.
Dr. Sul was the Program Chair of IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference in 2006 and the General Chair of IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics and ECCE-Asia in 2011. From 2011 to 2014, he was the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Power Electronics, an SCIE-registered journal published by the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE), Seoul, South Korea. For the year 2015, he was the President of KIPE. He was simultaneously the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Transaction 1st and 2nd Paper Awards on Industrial Application. He was also the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award of the IEEE Industrial Application Society. He was also selected as the recipient of the 2017 Newell award sponsored by IEEE Power Electronics Society. For the last 40 years of R &D experience, he involved in over 150 industry-sponsored collaboration projects in the area of elevator drive, steel mill plant, home appliance, PCS of renewables, electric/hybrid vehicles, and ship propulsion.

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