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Logan H

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)


Circuits, Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, PCB Design, Electricity & Magnetism


I am a PhD student at UC Berkeley focusing on power electronics design for future electric aircraft. I went to Cornell University for my undergraduate education, where I worked with a team of students to build highly efficient electric cars. I also conducted research in an analog, integrated circuit design group as well as a mixed biology and robotics lab. I am very passionate about renewable energy and am excited to pursue projects in this domain. Anything with circuits is fun for me! Outside of my research interests, I love to hike, bike, run, camp, climb, and just enjoy the outdoors. I also read a lot in my spare time and work on my own small projects like making an MP3 player or electric longboard.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Human-Powered Renewable Energy Source

Millions of people live without reliable electricity. They lack clean water, light, heat and many other luxuries we take for granted. Companies have provided small human-powered light sources which rely on pulling a cord. Our goal would be to design a similar system which stores enough elastic potential energy for useful applications such as powering electronics, cooking certain foods, or heating water.

Floating Lights

An electromagnet, which is simply a coil of wire, can be used to levitate magnets. It creates an alternating magnetic field, which will induce current in nearby coils and could thus be used to power a levitating circuit. We would design the mechanical setup and electrical circuit to create floating lights. Hopefully this could be both beautiful and practical.

Musical Gloves

Musical instruments are expensive, bulky, and inflexible. What if we could connect with music more fluidly by using an electronic glove that reacts to our gestures and allows the user to effortlessly change instrument, pitch, key, and customize musical composition to their unique preferences?

Noise-Cancelling Speakers

We are constantly bombarded by ambient noise. People, cars, heaters, music, television, etc. create so much noise pollution that it can be extremely hard to find silence. What if we could design a system with speakers that can cancel all outside noise in an entire room? The short wavelengths of sound make this a very interesting technical challenge, both in terms of electronics design and understanding of physics.

Coding skills

Matlab, Python, C

Teaching experience

I have tutored students ranging from middle school to college level in Electricity & Magnetism, Programming, and Calculus. I have also been a teaching assistant for courses in Circuit Design, Robotics Design, and Microelectronics.


Work experience

Lutron Electronics (2019 - 2019)
Electrical Design Engineer
Petersen Lab - Cornell University (2017 - 2019)
Robotics Researcher
Molnar Group - Cornell University (2017 - 2019)
Analog IC Design Reseacher
Cornell Electric Vehicles (2018 - 2019)
Team Lead, Electrical Lead


Cornell University
BS Bachelor of Science (2019)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
MS Master of Science candidate
Electrical Engineering
University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Electrical Engineering

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