Peter Cho

Currently Dr. Peter Cho is an adjunct research professor at Advanced Research Institute (ARI) at Virginia Tech (VT). His research interests at ARI VT include cyber-security, micro-grid, renewable energy, HEV/EV/unmanned systems, and electric machine design, analysis, and fabrication. Peter is also an adjunct professor at George Mason University (GMU), Fairfax, VA. His teaching topics are ‘Advanced Technology Vehicles (HEV/EV/FCV/AFV)’ and ‘Leadership in Engineering’.

Peter's professional experiences over 30 years of the US government and commercial: US Navy labs, Office of Naval Research (ONR), ONR Global, and US State Dept, GM Delco Remy (EV/HEV), E-Techno Group, Wavecrest Lab, and Society for Automotive Engineering (Professional Development Instructor) covered all in power and energy area. He retired from U.S. Navy as a civilian researcher/scientist after 26 years of service in December 2020.

Peter published over 60 technical papers and holds 29 united states patents. Last 15 years, he has managed over total $80M USD of S&T and R&D fundings as a PI, Project Director, Program Officer, and Project Manager focused on unmanned/autonomous vehicles, electric machines, controllers, power electronics for military/commercial research projects sponsored by Pentagon, DARPA (PNGV), ARPA-E, DoS, NAVSEA, SECNAV, and ONR.

He earned Ph.D. in Systems Engineering at the University of New Hampshire, 1995, and MSEE, 1987, and BSEE, 1987, at the University of Massachusetts. He also earned MBA degree at Anderson University, 2001, and Cyber-security Fundamental, Graduate Certificate Program, at Naval Postgraduate School, 2015.

Dr. Cho awarded U.S. Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award, 2013; ONRG Associate Director of the Year Award, 2008; Most Influential Navy Patent of the Year Award, 1998; selected US Dept of State Science Fellow at US Embassy in South Korea, 2015; selected NAVSEA Innovation Award, 2017.

He served the Board of Trustee at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, 1986-1987, as a Graduate Student Representative.

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