David Perreault

Professor and Associate Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

djperrea@mit.edu

people_perreault

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 and Associate Department Head of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. 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.

AWARDS

He received the Richard M. Bass Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society, the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, and an ONR Young Investigator Award, and has received four IEEE prize paper awards.  He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award (Awarded June 2008 for the paper “Resistance Compression Networks For Radio-Frequency Power Conversion”)

IEEE Power Electronics Society PESC Conference Prize Paper Award (Awarded June 2008 for the paper “A Very High Frequency dc-dc Converter based on the Class Phi-2 Resonant Inverter”)

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 1997

Thesis on the modeling, design and control of cellular power converter systems.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 1991

Thesis on the design of software for interactive computer support of geographically-separated design teams.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude)

Boston University College of Engineering

May 1989

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Associate Professor

July 2004 – present

Assistant Professor

July 2001 – June 2004

MIT Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems

Research Scientist

Sept. 1999 – June 2001

Postdoctoral Associate

June 1997 – August 1999

Engineering Consultant

June 1989 – present

Engineering consulting in the areas of power electronics, analog and digital circuit design, and control for a range of local and international companies.

HONORS

IEEE Convergence Fellowship in Transportation Electronics (1993)

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

US Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (2002)

The Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Distinguished Teaching (May 2003, MIT Department of EECS)

The Carl Richard Soderberg Professorship of Power Engineering (MIT School of Engineering, Appointment July 2003 – June 2004)

The William M. Portnoy Prize Paper Award (Awarded 2003 by the Power Electronics Devices and Components Committee of the IEEE Industry Applications Society for the paper “Filters and Components with Inductance Cancellation”)

The Junior Bose Award for Excellence in Teaching (May 2004, MIT School of Engineering)

IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award (Awarded June 2004 for the paper “Filters with Active Tuning for Power Applications”)

The Emanuel E. Landsman Career Development Professorship of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (MIT Department of EECS, Appointment July 2004 – June 2007)

SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award (April 2005, Society of Automotive Engineers)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member of the Administrative Committee for the IEEE Power Electronics Society, Jan. 2002 – Present.

Associate Editor, IEEE Power Electronics Letters, Jan. 2003 – Present.

Guest Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics Special Issue on Integrated Power Electronics, Jan 2003 – Present

Reviewer for a variety of journals and conferences

Return to Top ▲Return to Top ▲