Dr. Praveen Jain
Professor and Canada Research Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Walter Light Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-6829
Fax: (613) 533-6615
praveen.jain [at] queensu.ca
Dr. Praveen Jain is Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics and Director of the Queen's University Centre for Energy and Power Electronics Research (ePOWER). Dr. Jain holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) and the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). He is the recipient of the 2011 William E. Newell Award in Power Electronics from IEEE. He is also a recipient of the Engineering Medal (R&D) from the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Dr. Praveen Jain holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Power Electronics at Queen’s University. His research contributions have resulted in over 375 publications, including 38 patents. He has secured over $15M in external research funding, and is active in most IEEE and major international conferences in the power electronics field. He has supervised over 75 research engineers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.
Dr. Jain has demonstrated experience in successfully transferring technology from university to industry and concept to product. His industrial experience has included work as a power electronics engineer for Canadian Aeronautics where he contributed to the design and development of high frequency power conversion equipment for the International Space Station, as an advisor for Nortel Networks, and as a consultant with Astec Advanced Power Systems, providing guidance for the research and development of advanced power technologies for telecommunications. He has also consulted with many organizations including Ballard Power, General Electric and Intel. In addition, he established two new companies, CHiL Semiconductor and SPARQ Systems, from research innovation at Queen’s University.
Energy and Power Electronics Applied Research Laboratory (ePEARL)