IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey & Philadelphia Joint Section Power Electronics & Industry Applications Joint Societies Chapter (CH01279)

Chair: Dr. Grant Pitel

Vice Chair: Position open

Upcoming conferences:

Past Meetings

Dr Grant Pitel spoke at the IEEE Power and Energy Conference on April 1, 2021

Enabling the Future Through Power Electronics: A Conversation with Experts (4:00 PM CDT / 21:00 UTC / 02:30(Fri.)IST)

PPPEAC Members,
 Prof. Minjie Chen at Princeton Univ. has invited a speaker from Google to talk about the challenges in high-performance high-frequency power delivery for state of the art microprocessors.  Details have been posted below. If this is your first time attending a PPPEAC event, please click  the registration link to join the group.  Hope you can make it!
Talk Title:      Power Integrity: Ensuring Robust End-to-End Power Delivery
Date:              Monday, Feb 15, 2021
Time:             4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Zoom link:

Abstract: A robust power delivery solution for high-performance microprocessors (xPUs, FPGA, ASIC etc.) requires voltage at the active junction to be within the specified range to ensure timing closure, and also requires the VR and PDN to support ever increasingly complex power management features. The source of power comes from conversion circuitry which usually transforms higher voltage to a much more granularly regulated form lower than 1V DC in most cases, and then is distributed through board, package and on-die network and decoupling all the way to the active circuits. In the past, power designers and signal/power integrity engineers have worked together to address the conversion and distribution challenges in frequencies ranging from KHz to GHz, but the methodologies used by the two groups are decoupled. In today’s high-performance computing processors, many of which are used in machine learning, artificial intelligence and cloud applications, we have seen transformations of computing architecture that result in changes in power demand signatures, and thus call for new ways of power delivery solution. To address these new challenges, a holistic approach that combines power conversion together with power integrity design becomes a must. In this presentation, we will explore the risks and opportunities in this area and share our considerations in practical designs.
Bio: Houle Gan received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2010. He is currently a Staff Hardware Engineer at Google, where he leads the power delivery solutions of Google’s custom machine-learning platforms. Before that he was with Apple and Intel. His research interests include signal/power integrity, power management techniques, and advanced packaging. He is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE AP-S best paper award of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, and has over 30 IEEE publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences.

IEEE Princeton/Philadelphia PELS Chapter:
Contact Info: Minjie Chen, or Ping Wang,

Past conferences:

The Eleventh Annual Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition:  September 29, 2019  in Baltimore, MD.  See link below:



Dr. Grant Pitel, Chair, IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey & Philadelphia Joint Section PELS/IAS Joint Societies Chapter


Prof. Georges Zissis, IAS President


R-1, R-2 and IAS Officers

Dear Dr. Pitel,

Referring to the approval announcement below, please accept my sincere congratulations on official formation of your chapter. Your chapter became the 427th IAS chapter in series worldwide.

Your Chapter is a very special one since most probably this is the first triple Joint IAS Chapter i.e. Joint Regions, Joint Sections, Joint Societies IAS Chapter. I guess, this issue was the background of the MGA update, too. They were also confusing about the geo-code, i.e. are the chapter the 189th in R-2 or the 279th in R-1. Please note your geo-code CH01279.

Please check the correctness of your chapter entry in our roster, >>>IAS Chapters by Region.