Khai D. T. Ngo was recently named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to unified synthesis and modeling of switched-mode converters.
The status of Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the institute, bestowed upon less than one-tenth of one percent of the annual voting membership of IEEE.
Ngo's research focuses on power electronic circuits and control, packaging and integration, power passive materials and components, and more. He has worked to develop technologies that integrate different types of components - Active, Passive, and Filter Integrated Power Electronics Modules - to create versatile, cost-effective, reliable, and sustainable energy systems.
He has worked on creating models to test the reliability of different materials and fabrication processes by modeling electrical performance, thermal behavior and thermo-mechanical reliability.
Ngo has had articles published in IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems and IEEE Journal for Electronics Letters.
He has won grants for power systems research from NASA and the National Science Foundation and has been awarded numerous patents.
Ngo joined the Virginia Tech faculty and became a member of the Center for Power Electronics Systems in 2006. He earned his bachelor's degree in electrical and electronics engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 1979. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees, also in electrical and electronics engineering, from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.
Before coming to Virginia Tech, Ngo worked at the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center in Schenectady, New York, and the University of Florida in Gainesville.