Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering - Energy Systems University of Texas - Austin 2011
M.S. Electrical Engineering - Systems University of Southern California 2004
B.S. Electrical Engineering Yonsei University 2002

Dr. Seunghyun Chun received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Yonsei University in 2002. He earned his M.S. Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Southern California in 2004, and his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin (UT Austin) in August 2011, specializing in power electronics with a focus on digital control of power converters for renewable energy applications.

In the fall of 2011, Dr. Chun joined the College of Engineering at California Baptist University, following his Ph.D graduation. During his time as a graduate student at UT Austin he was a Teaching Assistant (TA) for a Digital Communication course and six year Head TA for an Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering course where he developed a new concept lab utilizing a National Instruments product called
the NI myDAQ to help beginning engineering students take their learning experience from the conventional labs to the comforts of their dorms or coffee shops.

While at UT Austin, he worked on system issues encountered when implementing an analog Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) method to a digital platform and also came up with a new Maximum Power Point Tracking algorithm called the Modified Regula Falsi Method (MRFM). He was awarded the Best Presentation award at the 2011 Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) based on
this work. He also comes from a digital communication and digital signal processing background and interned as a systems test engineer at Alereon, an Ultra-Wideband (UWB) chip design company. His current research interest is taking the two areas of expertise, power electronics and digital communications, and tackling the future smart grid implementation issues.

Dr. Chun also has a passion for missions and worship. He has helped build up numerous praise and worship teams here and abroad. He has also served as a sub leader on the YWAM Korea, Campus Worship team. He is married to Hyejin Oh and they have two children.

Courses Taught at CBU
- Circuit Theory I (EGR 231)
- Circuit Theory II (EGR 232)
- Signals and Systems (EGR 331)
- Data Acquisition, Design & Visualization (EGR 335)
- Communications (EGR 490A)
- Smart grid Technologies (EGR 490B)
- Introduction to Engineering Design (EGR 102)
- Introduction to Computer Programming C++ (EGR 121)
- Power Electronics( EGR433)

Graduate Courses
- Power Engineering(ECE 511)
- Electric Machines and Drives(ECE 565)

Power Electronics
- Digital Control of Power Converters for Renewable Energy Sources
- Digital Maximum Power Point Tracking for Photovoltaic Energy Generation
- Smart grid Technologies
- Machine Learning in Power Engineering
Wireless Communications
- OFDM Communication System
- MIMO Communication System

Teaching Assistant at UT Austin
- Introduction to Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Introduction to Digital Communications

Graduate Advisor
- Undergrad Solar Car Project at UT Austin

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology(PUST) Visiting Scholar
- Electronics Course

Seunghyun Chun, Alexis Kwasinski “Modified Regula Falsi Optimization method approach to Digital Maximum Powerpoint Tracking for Photovoltaic Application” The Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC2011), March 6-10, 2011, Fort Worth, TX U.S.A, Best Presentation Award

Seunghyun Chun, Alexis Kwasinski “Analysis of Classical Root Finding Methods Applied to Digital Maximum Power Point Tracking for Sustainable Photovoltaic Energy Generation” IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics Special Issue on Power Electronics in Sustainable Energy, 2011

Seunghyun Chun, Robert McCann, et al “Incorporating Student-owned Portable Instrumentation into an Introduction to Electrical Engineering Course” ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition June 26 - 29, 2011 Vancouver, BC, Canada

Seunghyun Chun, "Integration of Mathematics for Sustainable Energy Applications" ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition June 14 - 17, 2015 Seattle, WA, U.S.A

Mark Gordon, Seunghyun Chun, et al, "Design Course for First-Year Students in Multiple Engineering Disciplines" ASEE Zone IV Conference March 25 - 27, 2018 Boulder, Colorado U.S.A

Seth Truitt, Tmothy D. Gage, Benjamin E. Vincent, Seunghyun Chun , " Low-cost Remote Monitoring System for Small-Scale UPS Installations in Developing Countries " IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference(IEEE GHTC) October 17 -20, 2019, Seattle, Washington U.S.A

Bethel Church, Irvine, CA
- Ordained Deacon
- Junior High Sunday School Teacher
- Board member of the Missions Subcommittee
- Bethel Youth Ministry, Jr. High School Ministry Supervisor

Professor Chun is married to Hyejin Oh and are blessed with two beautiful children, Jason and Joanna. He loves traveling with his family and watching a good movie from time to time. He is passionate about musical worship at the church and has long been active in building up praise and worship teams wherever God has called him to be.

"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." Ephesians 2:10, NASB

"'In that day I will raise up the fallen booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins And rebuild it as in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by My name,' declares the LORD who does this." Amos 9: 11–12, NASB