Annette von Jouanne received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering with an emphasis in power systems and a minor in mathematics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering/power electronics from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1995.
While at Texas A&M University, she also worked with the Toshiba International Industrial Division and International Power Machines on joint university/industry research. In 1995, she joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, where she is currently a Professor working primarily on power electronic converters, adjustable-speed drives, hybrid electric vehicles and renewables, with a focus on Wave Energy Extraction. She is also the Director of the Motor Systems Resource Facility (MSRF), an Energy Systems Research and Testing laboratory with a 750kVA dedicated supply, comprehensive test beds up to 300hp and a 120kVA fully programmable source.
Dr. von Jouanne was the recipient of the 2000 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Young Member Award, the IEEE Industry Applications Magazine Prize Paper Award, and the National Science Foundation CAREER and GOALI Awards. She is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics and also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (1997-2001). In 2005 she received the National Eta Kappa Nu, C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Teaching Award, and Dr. von Jouanne is a Registered Professional Engineer.