Engineering Professor Longya Xu to win 2018 Nikola Tesla Award

An engineering professor from The Ohio State University was selected to become the first winner of the prestigious 2018 Nikola Tesla Award in the school's history.

The honor is presented annually by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Ohio State Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Professor Longya Xu is known for his “contributions to design and control of efficient electric machines for wind power generation and electrified vehicles.”

Xu’s specific research interests include power electronic converters and control of variable-speed drivers, just to name a few. He serves as Director for the Center for High Performance Power Electronics at Ohio State.

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