The department is delighted to announce the hiring of Brandon Pierquet, who will be joining the UW EE faculty as an assistant professor this fall. Dr. Pierquet will add significant strength to the department, college, and university’s growing leadership position in the multidisciplinary and strategic area of sustainable energy.
Dr. Pierquet received his Ph.D. and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 and 2006 respectively, and his B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004, all in electrical engineering. After graduating from M.I.T. he worked for Enphase Energy as a senior design engineer, developing grid-tied power converters for distributed solar applications.
His research focuses on the design of electronic systems, with particular interest in power electronics and their control. This includes applications in smart-grids, photovoltaic systems, electric vehicles, and high-efficiency circuits.