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Dr. Philippe Gray



Assistant Professor

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Software Engineering


Educational Background

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2022

M.A.Sc. Electrical Engineering, University of Toronto, 2013

B.A.Sc. Engineering Science (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2010


Philippe Gray is an Assistant Professor in the area of power electronics in the Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary. He received his B.A.Sc. (Hons.) degree in engineering science, M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto in 2010, 2013 and 2022, respectively. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Gray was a Visiting Researcher at ABB Corporate Research in Västerås, Sweden. From 2014 until 2017, he was a System Design Engineer at General Electric in Stafford, UK, working on high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission schemes. From 2022 until 2023, He was a Senior Power Electronics Engineer at Lucid Motors in California, where he worked on onboard charger design.


Areas of Research

Transportation Electrification, Solid-State Transformers, Grid Integration of Power Electronics


Course number Course title Semester
ENEL 676 Distributed Energy Resources Winter 2024
ENEL 594 Undergraduate Research Thesis II Winter 2024
ENEL 592 Undergraduate Research Thesis I Fall 2023


  • CIGRE Canada Next Generation Network (NGN) CIGRE Paris Sponsorship, CIGRE. 2020
  • Hatch Graduate Scholarship for Sustainable Energy Research, Hatch Ltd. 2020
  • NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS D), NSERC. 2019
  • Best Student Paper Award, Co-recipient, CIGRE Canada Conference. 2014
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA), NSERC. 2010
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (USRA), NSERC. 2009


  • A Bidirectional Current-Fed Modular Multilevel Converter with Zero-Current Switching for Medium Voltage DC Distribution Applications. P. A. Gray, N.J.B. Hosein, X. Lan, P. Lehn. ICPE 2023-ECCE Asia. (2023)

More Information

I am currently looking to hire PhD and MSc graduate students for 2024. International applicants are more than welcome to apply. If interested, please send me an email with your CV.