Liang Jia received the B.Eng. degree from Soochow University in 2008, and the M. A.
Sc degree from Queen’s University, in 2011. He is pursuing his part-time Ph. D degree
at Queen’s University. And he is now working on new technology for consumer
electronic devices and data center power applications at Google, since January 2015.
Before joined Google, he was a Product Design Engineer with Philips Electronics North
America, Rosemont, IL, since July 2011. His main responsibility is to develop
new-generation high-power light-emitting diode (LED) drivers with highest
performance. He released 5 Philips Xitanium(R) LED drivers in massive production
(>0.5 mil units in total per year) for NA and European markets and two of them are
the BESTsellers on the market. His research interests include high efficient power
conversion, LED lighting systems, resonant power conversion, digital control
technology, next-generation voltage regulators, power semiconductor devices, and
integrated circuits. He has published 20+ technical papers in IEEE TRANSACTIONS and
conferences and has 5 US and 5 WO patents pending. Liang served as Section Chair in
the Seventh Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition. Liang is an active
reviewer of all the 5 top IEEE transactions in Power Electronics Area including TPEL
(Power Electronics, TIE (Industrial Electronics), TII (Industrial Informatics), TIA
(Industrial Applications), JESTPE (Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on Power
Electronics) since 2009. He is selected as reviewer of IET journal in Power
Electronics since 2015. Mr. Jia is the recipient of Philips’ Spotlight Design Award
2014 and Outstanding Design Engineer 2013. He was the recipient of the National
Scholarship of China in 2008, and Chinese Undergraduate Research Endowment in 2006,
during his undergraduate studies.