David Perreault

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

djperrea@mit.edu

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David Perreault received the B.S. degree from Boston University in 1989, and the S.M. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in 1991 and 1997, respectively.  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.  Currently, he is a Professor  of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.  He has held multiple roles within the EECS department, most recently as Associate Department Head from November 2013 – December 2016.

Dr. Perreault’s research interests include design, manufacturing, and control techniques for power electronic systems and components, and their use in a wide range of applications. He also consults in industry, and co-founded Eta Devices, inc. (acquired by Nokia in 2016) and Eta Wireless, inc., startup companies focusing on power management for high-efficiency RF power amplifiers. Dr. Perreault is a fellow of the IEEE. He has received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award, the R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award, the ONR Young Investigator Award, and the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, and is co-author of ten IEEE prize papers.

 

AWARDS

IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics First Prize Paper Award (2017)

IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition TC6 Paper Award   (2017)

Burgess (’52) & Elizabeth Jamieson Award for Excellence in Teaching  (MIT EECS) (2017)

The IEEE IAS William M. Portnoy First Prize Paper Award  (2016)

The IEEE R. David Middlebrook Award (2015)

The IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics  Second Prize Paper Award (2015)

MIT EECS Faculty Research and Innovation Fellowship  (2013)

The IEEE Power Electronics Society Prize Paper Award  (2013)

The IEEE Power Electronics Society Second Prize Paper Award  (2013)

IEEE Fellow  “for contributions to design and application of very high frequency power electronic converters” (2013)

IEEE Power Electronics Society PESC Conference Prize Paper Award  (2008)

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award  (2008)

SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award  (2005)

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award  (2004)

The Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching (MIT SOE) (2004)

The IEEE IAS William M. Portnoy Prize Paper Award   (2003)

The Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching (MIT EECS) (2003)

US Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2002)

IEEE Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award (2001)

IEEE Convergence Fellowship in Transportation Electronics  (1993)

 

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