Michael A. de Rooij (SM’03) received the B. Eng., M. Eng. and, D. Eng. degrees from the Rand Afrikaans University (Now The University of Johannesburg), Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1992, 1994 and 1998 respectively, all in electronics and electrical engineering with major in power electronics.
He is currently Vice President of Applications Engineering at Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) headquartered in El Segundo, CA, U.S.A.
Dr. de Rooij has authored and co-authored over 50 papers at various conferences and journals and has been granted 30 US and international patents and 26 US and international pending patent applications. He is author and co-author of 6 books.
His experience covers highly resonant loosely coupled wireless power, high density DC to DC converters, GaN IC development, RF power amplifiers, solid-state high-frequency power converters and devices, utility applications of power electronics, uninterruptible power supplies, integration of power electronic converters, power electronic packaging, induction heating, photovoltaic converters, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems and gate drivers with protection features.