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Center for Advanced Electric Machinery (CAEM)

Dr. Thomas Wu

Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL 32816-2450

 

Phone:  (407) 823-5957

Fax: (407) 823-5835

thomas.wu@ucf.edu

 

       Biography

Prof. Wu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) in 1999. In the Fall of 1999, he joined the University of Central Florida (UCF) as an assistant professor.  He was promoted to associate professor in 2005, and professor in 2011. He also got his tenure in 2005. Prof. Wu was ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow at Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) in the Summer of 2009 and 2010. He was also appointed as the prestigious National Research Council (NRC) Senior Research Associate at AFRL from September 2010 to August 2012. 

 

Prof. Wu built solid foundation in electromagnetics, applied physics, control, electronics, and semiconductor devices in his early career with 4.0 GPA in Penn PhD program. Since joining UCF, he has been working on multi-physics modeling, optimization, design, fabrication and control of advanced electrical machines and complex electromagnetics devices, and has been PI or Co-PI for over 40 research projects with a total of more than $10 Million research funding. He has published over 75 journal and 150 conference papers. Since joining UCF, he has guided 16 PhD students to finish their PhD dissertation.  His current research interests include high speed electric machines, multi-physics modeling and optimization, high efficiency electric machines, variable frequency AC drives, SiC devices with application to high power machine drives, voltage regulator module (VRM), etc.  

 

Prof. Wu was chairman of IEEE Orlando Section in 2004. He is currently a senior member of IEEE. He was awarded Distinguished Researcher of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2003, Distinguished Researcher of College of Engineering and Computer Science in 2004, and University Research Incentive Award in 2005. Prof. Wu is also an outstanding teacher at the university. He was awarded Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching Award from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in January 2006, and Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching Award from the College of Engineering and Computer Science in February 2006. He was awarded Excellence for Graduate Teaching Award from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in January 2007, and the University Teaching Incentive Award in May 2007.  In January 2010, he was awarded Distinguished Researcher of the School of Electrical and Computer Science.


Last updated 5/18/2013