ASU graduate wins IEEE PELS Prize PhD Thesis (P3 Talk) Video Competition

Jinia Roy, a recent ASU graduate, was selected as one of five winners of the IEEE Power Electronics Society Prize Ph.D. (P3 Talk) Video Competition. She was the only student from the U.S. to receive the award. 

The PELS Prize Ph.D. Thesis (P3 Talk) Video Competition is a prestigious and highly promoted international competition organized by the IEEE Power Electronics Society.

The video competition required students to submit a three-minute video presentation of their doctoral thesis. Roy’s thesis was in high gain DC-DC and active power decoupling techniques for photovoltaic inverters.

Roy, who earned her doctoral degree in power electronics, received the award at PELS’s flagship conference, ECCE 2019, in Baltimore in early October. The award consisted of $500 plus a maximum of $1000 towards travel expenses for the conference.

Roy worked under Raja Ayyanar, a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, in his lab.

“Jinia’s PhD research was truly outstanding,” Ayyanar said. “She has exceptionally strong analytical abilities with an equally impressive talent for experimental work — a rare trait. She developed novel topologies and control solutions to significantly enhance the performance of solar photovoltaic inverters. The high quality and significance of her research are evidenced by her more than 20 publications in leading journals and conferences in the power electronics area.”

Watch Roy’s video submission of her thesis talk.