Mission and Vision

Mission
The University of Arkansas Power Group is committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge and innovation in the foundational technologies and applications of power electronics from materials through systems. Our mission is to train, educate, empower, and inspire a diverse population of engineers and leaders to address global energy challenges by fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, cutting-edge research, and experiential learning. Further, we strive to achieve positive impacts in the professional field worldwide and the local economy through our leadership and expertise.​

Vision
The University of Arkansas Power Group will always strive to maintain its stature among the world’s premier institutions of expertise and research leadership in electronics, energy and information. This will be enabled through providing and maintaining world-class facilities, a committed university environment, and its outstanding faculty and staff, to provide the best education possible to students at all degree levels. We envision a strong balance of support from a diverse portfolio of sources to achieve research breakthroughs that advance an increasingly electrified world. We are committed to developing an alumni base who will profoundly impact the power and energy field through their achievements.

UA Power Group Team

Faculty & Technical Leadership

Juan Balda

Juan Balda

power systems and power electronics

Zhong Chen

Zhong Chen

devices and fabrication

Jia Di

Jia Di

asynchronous digital IC design, cybersecurity, hardware security

Jeff Dix

Jeff Dix

analog IC design, artificial neural networks

Chris Farnell

Chris Farnell

embedded systems, cybersecurity, and power electronics testing

Chris Farnell

Han Hu

electronics cooling and thermal sensing

David Huitink

David Huitink

thermal management, packaging, and reliability

David Huitink

Kevin Jin

cybersecurity

Qinghua Li

Qinghua Li

cybersecurity

Qinghua Li

Thi Hoang Ngan Le

artificial intelligence and computer vision

Alan Mantooth

Alan Mantooth

semiconductor device modeling, CAD, packaging, and power & analog IC design, cybersecurity

Roy McCann

Roy McCann

motor drives, storage, and controls

Alan Mantooth

Xiangbo Meng

next-generation high-energy battery systems

Yarui Peng

Yarui Peng

design automation tools

Photo Pending

Errol Porter

power module development

Greg Salamo

Greg Salamo

materials and devices

Xiaoqing Song

Xiaoqing Song

power electronics and power packaging

Morgan Ware

Morgan Ware

wide bandgap devices, capacitors

Photo Pending

Thomas White

semiconductor manufacturing, wide bandgap devices

Jingxian Wu

Jingxian Wu

data analytics and communications

Yue Zhao

Yue Zhao

motors, machines and drives

Business & Administration

Karin Alvarado

Karin Alvarado

Marketing, Communications, & Meetings Manager

Shannon G. Davis

Shannon G. Davis

Ph.D. CRA
Executive Project/Program Director

Lauryn Hyles

Lauryn Hyles

MUSiC & HiDEC Administration
Proposals & Procurement

Ruby McCloskey

Ruby McCloskey

Student/Staff Onboarding, Offboarding, Travel, Printing

Photo Pending

Chief of Operations

Photo Pending

Hannah Huffaker

Executive Assistant

Photo Pending

Jeff Bowles

Financial Affairs Manager

Photo Pending

Fiscal Support Manager

Photo Pending

Administrative Support Supervisor

Photo Pending

Grants & Contracts Manager

To Be Hired

Photo Pending

Proposal Administrator

To Be Hired

For information on open positions contact Jenna Stacey, jstace@uark.edu.