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Dushan Boroyevich
Position: Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation
Office: 667 Whittemore Hall, Virginia Tech
Phone: (540) 231-4381
Dushan Boroyevich was born in 1952 in Zagreb, Croatia, in what then used to be Yugoslavia. In the same country, he earned a Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Belgrade in 1976 and an M.S. degree from the University of Novi Sad in 1982, both in electrical engineering. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in power electronics in 1986 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, also known as Virginia Tech.

From 1976 to 1982, Dr. Boroyevich was instructor at the Institute for Power and Electronic Engineering of the University of Novi Sad, helping to establish the electronics program. After three and a half years on doctoral studies at Virginia Tech with General Electric Co. Fellowship, he returned to the University of Novi Sad in 1986 as an assistant professor, where he founded the power and industrial electronics research and education programs.

In 1990, Dr. Boroyevich joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech, as associate professor, and in 1996 became associate director of Virginia Power Electronics Center that was founded by Prof. Fred Lee ten years earlier. In 1998, Fred and Dushan led the team of faculty from Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and North Carolina A&T State University to win the US National Science Foundation funding for the first national engineering research center in the area of power electronics, the Center for Power Electronics Systems (CPES). With over 20 professors and over 200 students, working in partnership with more than 80 companies, CPES became the most renowned power electronics research and education center in the world. In addition to its alumni, probably the most enduring legacy of CPES was the paradigm shift in power electronics research towards higher levels of integration and modularization.

Dr. Boroyevich is now also the CPES Director and Virginia Tech's Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation. He has led numerous research projects in the areas of multi-phase power conversion, electronic power distribution systems, modeling and control, and multi-disciplinary design optimization. He developed a comprehensive geometric approach to modeling and control of high-frequency switching power converters that is widely used in the analysis, design, and control of multi-phase ac power conversion systems. He has graduated 45 Ph.D. and 45 M.S. students, and has co-authored with them over 900 technical publications and 16 patents.

Dr. Boroyevich is an IEEE Fellow, a recipient of the IEEE William E. Newell Power Electronics Technical Field Award and of IEEE Power Electronics Society Harry A. Owen Distinguished Service Award, and a past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award by the European Power Electronics Association. He is an Honorary Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China, and a member of the Virginia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Engineering Excellence. He has received six prize paper awards, several awards for excellence in research and teaching at Virginia Tech, and in 2004, the award for Outstanding Achievements and Service to Profession by the European Power Electronics and Motion Control Council.
Dr. Boroyevich was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2014 because of his advancements in the control, modeling, and design of electronic power conversion for electric energy and transportation. In 2016, he received the Kwoh-Ting Li Chair Professor Award at the National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.

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