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Xin Zan awarded Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to advance research in wireless power transfer

Zan’s research on high frequency power converters for wireless power transfer has a wide range of applications

Best paper award for optimizing wireless power transfer

Prof. Al-Thaddeus Avestruz and PhD student Xin Zan were honored at the IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition for their work improving the efficiency and reliability of wireless power transfer.

Charging Ahead

Wireless charging is already taking hold. But imagine charging your home appliances or even your car without a single wire. Rackham electrical engineering student Xin Zan is working to make that—and more—a reality.

Xin Zan wins the Towner Prize for his work advancing wireless power transfer

PhD student Xin Zan is helping to free the world from cords, which could advance implantable medical devices, autonomous electric vehicles, and consumer electronics.

Undergrad Michelle Gehner engineers better ways to explore new worlds

Gehner’s academic career includes advancing power electronics and crafting new extraterrestrial vehicles for MRover. She received the IEEE Power and Energy Society Scholarship for her promising future in power and energy.

Xin Zan wins two awards for wireless power transfer research

New research into implanted medical devices and peer-to-peer charging.

Solving the “Christmas light” problem so solar panels can handle shade

Just 10 percent shade cover can drop electricity production by 50 percent. A new U-M-led project aims to change that.