Olivier Trescases received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he worked as a concept engineer and mixed-signal IC designer at Infineon Technologies in Austria. While at Infineon, he designed application-specific ICs in BCD technologies for safety-critical automotive applications, such as electronic control units for airbag modules. Dr. Trescases joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. He conducts research on power electronics for automotive, industrial, aerospace and renewable energy applications. He is the co-inventor for six patents. Dr. Trescases has published over 60 papers in IEEE conferences and journals. He received three best-paper awards, one IEEE Vehicular Technology award as well as the 2010 Green Innovation Award from the City of Toronto. He is a member of the executive committee for the IEEE Toronto Section and has served on the technical committee of various IEEE conferences, including the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), the International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices & ICS (ISPSD), the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) and the Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC).