Prof. Jessica Boles


Power electronic systems supply, convert, and control electrical energy, driving innovation in nearly every major industry. Our team's research spans power electronic circuit topologies, components, and control, along with systems and applications enabled by these. We are currently exploring a new class of power electronics based on piezoelectric passive components, which are positioned to enable rapid miniaturization, efficiency improvement, and cost reduction for future power electronics in a wide variety of applications. 


Jan 2024: Profs. Jessica Boles and Robert Pilawa-Podgurski launch UC Berkeley's new power and energy curriculum

July 2023: Prof. Jessica Boles selected as an IEEE PELS Ph.D. Thesis Talk (P3 Talk) Winner

May 2023: Profs. Jessica Boles and Robert Pilawa-Podgurski selected as UC Berkeley Presidential Chair Fellows

January 2023: Prof. Jessica Boles joins UC Berkeley EECS Department