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Liang Jia


Liang Jia received the B.Eng. degree from Soochow University in 2008, and the M. A. Sc and Ph. D degrees from Queen’s University in 2011 and 2017, respectively. And he is now an Engineering manager and Staff Engineer at Google working on new technologies for wireless charging. Before joining Google in 2015, he was a Design Engineer with Philips Electronics North America, Rosemont, IL, since July 2011. His main responsibility is to develop new-generation high-power light-emitting diode (LED) drivers with highest performance. His research interests include high efficient power conversion wirelessly, LED lighting systems, resonant power conversion, digital control technology, next-generation voltage regulators, power semiconductor devices, and integrated circuits. He has published 25+ technical papers in IEEE TRANSACTIONS and conferences and has 9 US 2 WO patents granted, 9 US and 5 WO patents pending. Liang served as Section Chair in the Seventh Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition. Liang is an active reviewer of all the 5 top IEEE transactions in Power Electronics Area including TPEL (Power Electronics, TIE (Industrial Electronics), TII (Industrial Informatics), TIA (Industrial Applications), JESTPE (Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Power Electronics) since 2009. He is selected as reviewer of IET journal in Power Electronics since 2015. Dr. Jia is the recipient of Google Innovation Award 2018, Philips’ Spotlight Design Award 2014 and Outstanding Design Engineer 2013. He was the recipient of the National Scholarship of China in 2008, and Chinese Undergraduate Research Endowment in 2006, during his undergraduate studies.

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