Di Wang received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in electrical engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China, in 2017 and 2020, respectively. He also received the double M.S. (cum laude) degree in electrical engineering from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy, in 2020. He is now with the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), McMaster University, Canada, as a Ph.D. student. His research interests include multilevel converters and power electronics for transportation electrification applications.
Di’s interest in power electronics was first sparked when he learned about it in his undergraduate course. He found the subject’s elegance to be fascinating. After enrolling as a graduate student at XJTU, Di started his in-depth study with the Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Center (PEREC), which carried out one of the leading power electronics programs in China.
Later, Di’s experience in Italy inspired his interest in transportation electrification. He joined Prof. Piegari’s project on motor drive systems in electric vehicles, as a double-degree student at POLMI in 2017. During the research process, solving practical problems in a cutting-edge field gave Di a sense of achievement and happiness, which motivated him to pursue a Ph.D. in the same field. Finally, he chose to join the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC), as he believed it would be the best fit for his interests in power electronics and transportation electrification.
Under the supervision of Dr. Ali Emadi, Di is currently studying the design and control of inverters for electric aircraft propulsion applications. He finds it to be a challenging topic, since an inverter’s’ efficiency, power density, and reliability are of great importance in the aviation sector. Di believes that not only does MARC provide him with a unique chance to fulfill his dream of a more sustainable future, but it also complements his skill set. Di is ready to contribute to the project with his passion for power electronics.