Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, EE-PHD (2019)
  • Master of Science, Stanford University, EE-MS (2015)
  • Bachelor of Elec Engineering, Harbin Institute Of Technology, Electrical Engineering (2013)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Push-Pull Class Phi(2) RF Power Amplifier IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS Gu, L., Zulauf, G., Zhang, Z., Chakraborty, S., Rivas-Davila, J. 2020; 35 (10): 10515–31
  • Effect of Class 2 Ceramic Capacitor Variations on Switched-Capacitor and Resonant Switched-Capacitor Converters IEEE JOURNAL OF EMERGING AND SELECTED TOPICS IN POWER ELECTRONICS Xu, J., Gu, L., Rivas-Davila, J. 2020; 8 (3): 2268–75
  • High-Frequency Bidirectional Resonant Converter for High Conversion Ratio and Variable Load Operation Gu, L., Surakitbovorn, K., Zulauf, G., Chakraborty, S., Rivas-Davila, J. IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. 2020: 1983–93
  • Cascode GaN/SiC: A Wide-Bandgap Heterogenous Power Device for High-Frequency Applications IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS Xu, J., Gu, L., Ye, Z., Kargarrazi, S., Rivas-Davila, J. 2020; 35 (6): 6340–49
  • A Multiresonant Gate Driver for High-Frequency Resonant Converters IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS Gu, L., Tong, Z., Liang, W., Rivas-Davila, J. 2020; 67 (2): 1405–14
  • On the Techniques to Utilize SiC Power Devices in High- and Very High-Frequency Power Converters IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS Tong, Z., Gu, L., Ye, Z., Surakitbovorn, K., Rivas-Davila, J. 2019; 34 (12): 12181–92
  • On the Optimal Input Voltage of a Class-E Power Amplifier with GaN HEMTs at MHz Frequency Operation Surakitbovorn, K., Gu, L., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2019
  • Low Loss Gate Driving''Techniques of the Cascode GaN/SiC Power Device at High Frequencies Xu, J., Gu, L., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2019
  • Multiphase GaN Class-D Resonant Amplifier for High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Gu, L., Stedman, Q., Rasmussen, M., Pai, C., Brenner, K., Ma, B., Ergun, A., Khuri-Yakub, B., Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2019
  • Compact Fast-Switching DC and Resonant RF Drivers for a Dual-Mode Imaging and HIFU 2D CMUT Array Stedman, Q., Gu, L., Pai, C., Rasmussen, M., Brenner, K., Ma, B., Ergun, A., Davila, J., Khuri-Yakub, B., IEEE IEEE. 2019: 1951–54
  • Cascode GaN/SiC Power Device for MHz Switching Xu, J., Gu, L., Ye, Z., Kargarrazi, S., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2019: 2780–85
  • MRI Compatible DC Modulator for an Envelope Tracking Transmitter Braun, W. D., Gu, L., Scott, G., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2019
  • Gate Drive for Very Fast Resonant Conversion using SiC Switch Tong, Z., Gu, L., Surakitbovorn, K., Rivas-Davila, J. M., IEEE IEEE. 2019: 6647–54
  • A Compact 45 V-to-54 kV Modular DC-DC Converter Park, S., Gu, L., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2019
  • A Wide-Input-Range High-Efficiency Step-Down Power Factor Correction Converter Using a Variable Frequency Multiplier Technique IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER ELECTRONICS Gu, L., Liang, W., Praglin, M., Chakraborty, S., Rivas-Davila, J. 2018; 33 (11): 9399–9411
  • An Integrated RF Power Delivery and Plasma Micro-Thruster System for Nano-Satellites FRONTIERS IN PHYSICS Liang, W., Charles, C., Raymond, L., Stuchbery, A., Surakitbovorn, K., Gu, L., Boswell, R., Rivas-Davila, J. 2018; 6
  • High-Frequency Bidirectional Resonant Converter for High Conversion Ratio and Variable Load Operation Gu, L., Surakitbovorn, K., Zulauf, G., Chakraborty, S., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2018
  • Effect of Class 2 Ceramic Capacitance Variations on Switched Capacitor and Resonant Switched Capacitor Converters Xu, J., Gu, L., Hernandez, E., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2018
  • A Wide Input Range Isolated Stacked Resonant Switched-Capacitor dc-dc Converter for High Conversion Ratios Li, Y., Gu, L., Hariya, A., Ishizuka, Y., Rivas-Davila, J., Sanders, S., IEEE IEEE. 2018
  • 60 V-to-35 kV Input-Parallel Output-Series DC-DC Converter Using Multi-Level Class-DE Rectifiers Park, S., Gu, L., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2018: 2235–41
  • High-Frequency Resonant Converter with Synchronous Rectification for High Conversion Ratio and Variable Load Operation Gu, L., Surakitbovorn, K., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2018: 632–38
  • Design of Very-High-Frequency Synchronous Resonant DC-DC Converter for Variable Load Operation Gu, L., Liang, W., Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2017: 3447–54
  • A compact RF power inverter with reduced EMI for a CubeSat electrothermal micro-thruster Liang, W., Cui, X., Raymond, L., Gu, L., Charles, C., Boswell, R., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2017
  • A Multi-resonant Gate Driver for Very-High-Frequency (VHF) Resonant Converters Gu, L., Liang, W., Rivas-Davila, J., IEEE IEEE. 2017
  • Energy consumption analysis of constant voltage and constant current operations in capacitive deionization DESALINATION Qu, Y., Campbell, P. G., Gu, L., Knipe, J. M., Dzenitis, E., Santiago, J. G., Stadermann, M. 2016; 400: 18-24