Professor David J. Perreault is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he leads the Power Electronics Research Group. His research interests include design, manufacturing, and control techniques for power electronic systems and components, and in their use in a wide range of applications.
Professor Perreault received the B.S. degree from Boston University, Boston, MA, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. In 1997 he joined the MIT Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems as a Postdoctoral Associate, and became a Research Scientist in the laboratory in 1999. In 2001, he joined the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, where he is presently Professor of Electrical Engineering. He also consults widely in industry, and is co-founder of Eta Devices, a startup company focusing on high-efficiency power amplifiers.
Dr. Perreault received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society, an ONR Young Investigator Award, and the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is co-author of four IEEE prize papers.