Minfan Fu, Assistant Professor

Minfan Fu, Assistant Professor

Tel:  (021) 20684455
Email: fumf@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Office: Room 2-202C, SIST Building
Major: EE
Website: http://www.minfanfu.icoc.cc/
Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, China

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Power Electronics: Wireless power transfer, ultra-high-frequency power conversion, applications of wide-band-gap devices, magnetic integration, modeling and control of resonant convertors, ubiquitous power IoT, AI and big data based intelligent power network


BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Minfan Fu received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 2010, 2013, and 2016. He is currently an Assistant Professor at School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China. Between 2016 and 2018, he held a postdoctoral position with the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA.

His research interests include wireless power transfer, ultra-high-frequency power conversion, applications of wide-band-gap devices, magnetic integration, modeling and control of resonant convertors, ubiquitous power IoT, AI and big data based intelligent power network. His first three IEEE journal papers on MHz WPT, which were published in 2014 and 2015, have been world widely cited 145, 131, and 110 times. Since 2010, he has a close connection with the industry partners (including Huawei, Intel, and Qualcomm) in this research domain, and the overall industrial funding is over 2.5 million RMB. At CPES, he worked with Dr. Fred C. Lee, a National Academy of Engineering member and IEEE Fellow, and extended his expertise to the field of high-frequency power electronics. He developed the next-generation GaN-based DC-DC module. Compared to the state-of-the-art products, the peak efficiency and power density have increased from 91% to 96% and from 88 W/inch3 to 130 W/inch3.

He is a senior member of IEEE and a senior member of CPSS. He holds one US patent, three Chinese patents and has published 45 papers in prestigious IEEE journals and conferences, such as IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics and IEEE Trans. Power Electronics. Currently, his total google scholar citations exceeds 760, and one of his first papers was listed by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) as top 1% highly cited papers in engineering and publication years. His conf. paper for IECON 2019 won the IES-SYPA competition (<1%). He severs as the section chair for several international conferences (such as VEH, IECON, and ECCE-Asia). Currently, he serves as a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, and IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, etc. At 2019, he is honored as the Shanghai Eastern Scholar.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. R. He, P. Zhao, M. Fu, Y. Liu, H. Wang, and J. Liang, “Decomposition and Synthesis of High-Order Compensation for Inductive Power Transfer”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Technique, early access.

  2. M. Fu, C. Fei, Y. Yang, Q. Li, and F. Lee, “A GaN-Based DC/DC Module for Railway Applications: Design Consideration and High-Frequency Digital Control”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, early access.                           

  3. J. Feng, Q. Li, Fred C. Lee, and M. Fu, “Transmitter Coils Design for Free-Positioning Omnidirectional Wireless Power Transfer System”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial informatics, vol.15, no.8, pp. 4656-4664, 2019.

  4. M. Fu, C. Fei, Y. Yang, Q. Li, and Fred C. Lee, “Optimal Design of Planar Magnetic Components for A Two-Stage GaN-Based DC/DC Converter”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.34, no.4, pp. 3329-3338, 2019.

  5. M. Fu, Z. Tang, and C. Ma, “Analysis and Optimized Design of Compensation Capacitors for A Megahertz WPT System Using Full-Bridge Rectifier”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol.15, no.1, pp. 95-104, 2019. 

  6. M. Fu, C. Zhao, J. Song, and C. Ma, “A Low-Cost Voltage Equalizer Based on Wireless Power Transfer and Voltage Multiplier”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.65, no.7, pp. 5487-5496, 2018.

  7. H. Yin, M. Fu, M. Liu, J. Song, and C. Ma, “Autonomous Power Control in A Reconfigurable 6.78 Megahertz Multiple-receiver Wireless Charging System”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.65, no.8, pp. 6177-6187, 2018.

  8. M. Fu, H. Yin, M. Liu, Y. Wang, and C. Ma, “A 6.78MHz Multiple-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer System with Constant Output Voltage and Optimum Efficiency”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.33, no.6, 5330-5340, 2018.

  9. M. Liu, M. Fu, C. Ma, “Battery Cell Equalization via Megahertz Multiple-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol.33, no.5, pp. 4135-4144, 2018.

  10. M. Fu, H. Yin, and C. Ma, “Megahertz Multiple-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer Systems with Power Flow Management and Maximum Efficiency Point Tracking”, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol.65, no.11, pp. 4285-4293, 2017. 

  11. M. Liu, M. Fu, and C. Ma, “Low-Harmonic-Contents and High-Efficiency Class E Full-Wave Current-Driven Rectifier for Megahertz Wireless Power Transfer Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 1198-1209, 2017.

  12. M. Fu, H. Yin, M. Liu, and C. Ma*, “Loading and Power Control for A High-Efficiency Class E PA Driven Megahertz WPT System”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 63, no. 11, pp. 6867-6876, 2016.

  13. M. Fu, T. Zhang, P. Luk, X. Zhu, and C. Ma, “Compensation of Cross Coupling in Multiple-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 474-482, 2016.

  14. M. Liu, M. Fu and C. Ma, “Parameter Design for A 6.78-MHz Wireless Power Transfer System Based on Analytical Derivation of Class E Current-Driven Rectifier”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 4280-4291, 2016.

  15. M. Fu, T. Zhang, C. Ma, and X. Zhu, “Efficiency and Optimal Loads Analysis for Multiple-Receiver Wireless Power Transfer Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 801–812, 2015.

  16. M. Fu, H. Yin, X. Zhu, and C. Ma, “Analysis and Tracking of Optimal Load in Wireless Power Transfer Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 30, no. 7, pp. 3952–3963, 2015. (ESI Highly Cited)

  17. M. Fu, C. Ma, and X. Zhu, “A Cascaded Boost-Buck Converter for High Efficiency Wireless Power Transfer Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1972–1980, 2014.