Dr. Jae-Do Park, who joined the EE faculty in Fall 2009, brought his 12 years of industry experience on electric machine drive systems to UCD EE as well as his latest research on flywheel energy storage systems. His research area includes high-performance machines/drives, energy conversion systems for renewable energy applications, energy storage/harvesting systems, and distributed power systems. His current research projects are control of DC-bus based microgrid systems that interface with various energy devices such as wind turbines, PVs, and energy storage, and low-power energy harvesting systems for microbial fuel cells. His research projects are sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Naval Research (ONR), and private industry. He is a 2016 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award receipient. He is offering complete coursework for electric machines and drives. Also he has completed building a state-of-the-art power laboratory in EE to offer students a hands-on experience on latest power, machine and drive technology. Currently ELEC 3724 Energy Conversion laboratory and ELEC 4170 Electrid Drives Laboratory are offered.
My research and education interests include:
- Energy conversion/storage systems
- High-performance machine drive systems
- Renewable energy systems
- Energy harvesting systems
- Distributed power systems
- Digital signal processor/microcontroller applications