Alex Huang

Dr. Alex Huang is the Dula D. Cockrell centennial chair in engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, and is a world-renowned expert of power semiconductor devices and power electronics. He is also currently active in renewable energy integration, smart grid research, and power management integrated circuits research.

Dr. Huang was the recipient of the 2019 IEEE IAS Gerald Kliman Innovator Award and is the inventor of more than 20 U.S. patents, including several patents on the emitter turn-off (ETO) thyristor technology that received a prestigious R&D 100 Award. He is widely credited for his original contribution in developing the energy internet concept and the solid state transformer-based energy router technology.