Hao Huang
Dr. Hao Huang, Member NAE, Fellow IEEE, Fellow SAE
Distinguished Adjunct Professor
Office Location: N308 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-4400 | Fax: 713-743-4444
Email: hhao4 [at] central.uh.edu


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 1987
MS, Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, Nanjing, China, 1982
BS, Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1977

Professional Experience: 

Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, July 2021-Present
Retired Technology Chief, GE Aviation - Electrical Power, Dayton, Ohio, May 2020 – Present
Technology Chief, GE Aviation - Electrical Power, Dayton, Ohio, 2007 – 2020
Chief Scientist, Smiths Aerospace – Electrical Power Systems, Dayton, Ohio, 2006 – 2007
Director of Engineering, Smiths Aerospace – Electrical Power Systems, Dayton, Ohio, 2001 – 2006
Vice President of Engineering of SL Industry Divisions, Montevideo, Minnesota and Oxford, California, 1993 – 2001
Director of Research, UQM Technology, Inc., Denver, Colorado, 1988 – 1993
Post Doctor Fellow, Hawaii Renewable Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1987 – 1988

Awards & Honors: 

Member of US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2021
2019 IEEE Transportation Technologies Award Sponsored by the IEEE Industry Applications, Industrial Electronics, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Microwave Theory and Techniques, Power Electronics, Power & Energy, and Vehicular Technology Societies.
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014.
Fellow, Society of Automotive and Aerospace Engineers (SAE), 2015.
2019 GE Aviation Business General Aviation & Integrated System Leadership Award for the Success of Aviation First Additive Synchronous Generator Development.
2013 GE Aviation Systems Innovation Award Selected from 3500 engineers in GE Aviation Systems of the year.
2012 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award (Technical Leadership) from Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton (ASC) representing 40 scientific, engineering, and other technical societies with a combined total membership of over 10,000 engineers.
2006 Smiths Aerospace Digital and Power System Star Award. Selected from 3500 engineers in Smiths Aerospace of the year.

Research Interests: 

Aircraft main engine starter/generators (S/G) having regenerative and sensorless commutation capabilities

Dual spool electrical power extractions from aircraft engines

Silicon Carbide (SiC) based aircraft electric power systems and subsystems

Aerospace first +/-270V DC aircraft electrical systems and subsystems

Aerospace ADDITIVE manufacturing technology-based aircraft synchronous electric generators

MW power, high voltage, high altitude electric motors for hybrid electric propulsion and electric propulsion

Electrical vehicle motor drive systems

Selected Publications: 

Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia, Joshua Mook, US10476358, “Methods (Additive 3D Printing) for Manufacturing an Electric Machine,” November 2019.

Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia, US10374486, “Method and Assembly of an Electric Machine (for High Power Hybrid Electric Propulsion),” August 2019.

Hao Huang, US10312849, “(SiC Synchronous Rectification based) Aircraft Starting and Generating System,” June 2019.

Hao Huang, US10227137, “Hybrid Power System for an Aircraft,” March 2019.

Hao Huang, “Future Electrification: Beyond the More Electric Aircraft,” IEEE ITEC Webinar, February 2018.

Zhenhua Jiang, Syed Hossain, Hao Huang, “A Distributed, Real-Time Simulation Platform for Aerospace Power System Design, Testing, and Evaluation,” 2016 IEEE NEACON, 978-1-5090-3441-3/16, June 2016.

Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia, David Karipides, US8492920, “Apparatus for Generating Power form (HVDC and low spool and high spool of) a turbine engine,” July 2013.

Hao Huang, David Karipides, Arthur Radun, US8203294, “Electric Energy Storage Integrated within or Proximate to Electrically Driven Flight Control Actuators,” June 2012.

Hao Huang, David Karipides, Mohamed Abbas, David Tsui, US7821145, “Aircraft engine starter/generator and controller,” October 2010.

Hao. Huang, Auston Schefter, Neil Garrigan, “Robust Dynamic Electrical Power Systems for Energy Optimized Aircraft GE Aviation,” SAE 2008 Power Systems Conference, 08PSC-0094, November 2008, Seattle, Oregon.

Hao Huang, Eric Walters, “Air Force Research Lab Investigation Report: Regenerative Absorption in an Electrical Starter/Generator and a Li-Ion Battery,” WBSC9020S, September 2006.

Hao Huang, Mike DeBruzzi, Tom Riso, "A Novel Stator Construction for High Power Density and High Efficiency Permanent Magnet Brushless DC Motors," 1993 SAE International Congress, March 1993, Detroit, USA.

Hao Huang, Craig Cambier, Ray. Geddes, "High Constant Power Density Wide Speed Range Permanent Magnet Motor or Electric Vehicle Applications," The 11th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, September 1992, Florence, Italy.