Khurram Afridi

Khurram Afridi

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Cornell University
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Khurram Afridi is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell
University. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from Caltech (1989), and SM
(1992) and PhD (1998) degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. His
research interests are in power electronics and energy systems incorporating power electronic
controls, with a focus on high frequency power electronics and wireless power transfer. Prior to
joining Cornell, he was an Assistant Professor and the Goh Faculty Fellow at the University of
Colorado (CU) Boulder (2014-2018), a visiting faculty at MIT's EECS Department (2009-2014),
and the Chief Operating Officer (2000-2010) and Chief Technology Officer (1997-2000) of
Techlogix. From 2004 to 2008 he led the development of LUMS School of Science and
Engineering (SSE) as Project Director. He has also worked for JPL, Lutron, Philips, and
Schlumberger. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in
Power Electronics, was the Technical Program Committee (TPC) chair for the IEEE Wireless
Power Transfer Conference (WPTC) 2015, and was the co-TPC chair for the IEEE Wireless
Power Week (WPW) 2021. He received the Carnation Merit Award from Caltech (1988), the
BMW Scientific Award from BMW AG (1999), the Werner-von-Siemens Chair for Power
Electronics from LUMS SSE (2008), the Dean’s Professional Progress Award from CU Boulder
(2015), the ECEE Department Outstanding Overall Performance Award from CU Boulder
(2016), the National Science Foundation CAREER Award from NSF (2016), and the College of
Engineering Research Excellence Award from Cornell (2021). He holds nineteen U.S. patents
and is co-author of five IEEE prize papers.