Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES)
Dr. Jian Sun joined the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2002, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering. He is also Director of the Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES), a Center for Advanced Technology funded by NYSTAR. His research interests are in the general area of power electronics and energy conversion, with an emphasis on aerospace, energy efficiency, renewable energy and power system applications. As Director of CFES, he is responsible for the strategic directions and development of the Center’s research, industry collaboration, education, and outreach programs.
He is also active in IEEE, having served in various leadership positions including Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2008 to 2014, Treasurer of IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) from 2013 to 2020, and Vice President of Conferences since 2021. He received the IEEE PELS Modeling and Control Technical Achievements Award in 2013 and the R. David Middlebrook Outstanding Achievement Award in 2017. He is a Fellow of IEEE.