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Simon S. Ang

Simon S. Ang



(ELEG)-Electrical Engineering

Phone: 479-575-7683

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Simon Ang graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville with a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering. He subsequently completed the M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. Dr. Ang worked for seven years at Texas Instruments holding a variety of increasingly responsible positions including a section manager in the Advanced Power Integrated Circuit Development Center prior to joining the faculty of the University of Arkansas in 1988 as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering.   He became an Associate Professor in 1991 and a full Professor in 1995. Dr. Ang is an Associate Director of the National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission.  He has received numerous teaching awards and supervised over 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, agricultural engineering, and mechanical engineering. Dr. Ang received the Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching in 1994 and received the Insignia Award in Technology by the City and Guilds of London Institute, England in 1988 for his work on power semiconductor device development. He is the author and co-author of more than 300 journal and proceeding articles and 6 book chapters. He holds four U.S. patents. He is the author of the book "Power Switching Converters" (New York: Marcel Dekker, 1995) and the principal author of “Power-Switching Converters-Third Edition” (New York: Taylor and Francis, 2010).  Dr. Ang is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (United Kingdom), the Electrochemical Society, the City and Guilds of London Institute (United Kingdom), and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).


  • Microelectronics and Power Electronic Packaging
  • Power electronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Microelectronics and Power Electronic Packaging
  • Power electronics
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University

Most recent 10 publications:

(1)   Atanu Dutta and S. S. Ang, “Electromagnetic Interference Simulations for Wide-Bandgap Power Electronic Modules,” IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2016, pp. 757-766.

(2)   Z. Liu, H. Zhou, S. S. Ang, and J-J Zhang, “Evaluation of low-cost natrochalcite Na[Cu2{OH)(H2)(SO4)2} as an anode material for Li- and Na-ion Batteries,” Electrochemica Acta 211 pg. 619-626, 2016

(3)   H. Zhou, R. Tian, and S. S. Ang, “Improving the Cycling Stability of Na3V2(PO4)3 Nanoparticle in Aqueous Sodium Ion Batteries by Introducing Carbon Support,” Mater. Renew Sustain Energy (2016) 5:3 DOI 10.1007/s40243-016-0067-z

(4)  H. Zhang, S. S. Ang, “Thermo-mechanical Simulations for Single-sided and Double-sided Cooling Power Packages,” Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging (2016) 13, pp. 23-32.

(5)   Arun Vasudevan, Arun, S. Jung, T. Ji, S. S. Ang, “Quasi-symmetric Wheatstone Bridge Zinc Oxide Nanorod UV Detectors,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 14, no. 9, September 2014, pg. 3010-3318.

(6)   J. Lu, H, Li, S. S. Ang, “A curvature compensated high PSRR CMOS Bandgap reference,” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, volume 82, issue 3, March 2015, pages 675-682.

(7)   Corris Stewart, Andres Escobar, Jonathan Keith Hayes, Saikishore Talakokkula, Simon Ang and Juan Carlos Balda, “Realization of a Modular Indirectly Matrix Converter system Using Normally-Off SiC JFET,”  IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 2574-2583, May 2014.

(8)    X. Yang and S. S. Ang, ““A Hydrophobic/Anti-reflective Coating and a Nano Particle Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate Encapsulation for Solar Cell Packaging” Advancing Microelectronics, vol. 39, no. 6, Nov./Dec. 2012.

(9)  M. Zhang, S. S. Ang, M. Wang, and G.  Liu, “Evaluation of Solid-State electrode for the Rapid Detection of Soil Nitrate-Nitrogen,” Advanced Materials Research, vol. 422, pg. 96-101, 2012.

(10)  J. Hasan, and S. S. Ang, “A high-efficiency Digitally Controlled RGB Driver for LED pixels,”  IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 47, no. 6, pg. 2422-2429, November/ December 2011.

1/2010 – Present   &   8/1997-5/2001   High-Density Electronics Center, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Director

1/2005 - Present   National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission, University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR, Associate Director

8/1995 – Present      University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Professor of Electrical Engineering

8/1991 – 8/1995    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

8/1988 – 8/1991    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

8/1981 – 8/1988   Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX, USA Product Engineer (1981-1982 -switching converters and voltage regulators), Design Engineer (1982-1983 - power integrated circuits), Engineering Manager (1983-1988 – power integrated circuits)

(1)Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE, January 2011

(2) Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom, February 2007.

(3) Fellow, The Electrochemical Society, October 2007.

(4) Fellow, City and Guilds of London Institute, September 2007.

(5) Insignia Award in Technology (CGIA), City and Guilds of London Institute, United Kingdom.   1988.

(6) Arkansas Alumni Association Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching, 1994.