New Faculty Member Spotlight: Dr. Baoyun Ge

Dr. Baoyun Ge joined the University of Florida in May 2022 as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and is a new member of the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World.

Dr. Ge’s group focuses on reducing carbon footprint and promoting the sustainability of energy conversion systems. About 45% of the total global electricity consumption flows through electric drive systems (EDS) including electric machines and their drives. To curb carbon emissions from fossil fuels in the near term, we are ramping up the usage of electric machines and power electronics and there will be supply issues with the materials used to produce them in the long run. How to design, operate, maintain, and recycle them from a life-cycle perspective to enable long-term sustainability is critical to the prosperity of our planet earth.

He is very excited about joining the Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World:

“Operating and maintaining EDS in connected scenes has the potential of lowering cost, promoting longevity, and thus long-term sustainability. The Warren B. Nelms Institute is a great platform to learn and collaborate with experts in all aspects of IoT. I am looking forward to working with them and tapping the potential of IoT to resolve energy-related challenges.”

Dr. Baoyun Ge received a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 2012, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018. For his Ph.D., he focused his research on the mathematical modeling and manufacturing of electrostatic machines. Dr. Ge received the First Place Paper Award and the Third Place Thesis Award from the IEEE Industry Application Society (IAS) in 2017 and 2019, respectively. His work was also recognized by the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UW-Madison with the Harold A. Peterson Distinguished Dissertation Award. Dr. Ge served as a guest associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, and an invited topic chair at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition in 2020.