Bulent Sarlioglu

Assistant Professor

807 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-2703
Fax: (608) 263-3160
bulent@engr.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Hybrid/electric vehicles, wind and solar power generation, fuel cells, more electric aircraft and ships ... . We are in exciting times where there are great opportunities for research to advance many emerging technologies as related to power conversion, distribution, utilization and generation. Cutting edge research is needed in these areas for achieving lower weight and volume, lower vibration, lower acoustic and electromagnetic noise, higher reliability, higher efficiency, and feasibility, scalability and adaptability of new technological breakthroughs in these areas.

My research interests encompass analysis, modeling, simulation, and prototyping of various existing or newly conceived electrical machines, drives, and power electronic circuits to achieve better weight and volume, better efficiency and better power density. To this end, my current research involves characterization and reduction of losses in electric machines, reducing power losses in power electronic circuitries, and achieving robust control topologies for steady state and transient performance. I have special interest in adaptation of new materials, topologies, and techniques for electrical machine design and power electronics to further the research. The research results are targeted to benefit renewable energy, hybrid/electric vehicles, aerospace and naval applications.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
  • M.S. University of Missouri-Columbia, 1992
  • B.S. Istanbul Technical University, 1990

Research Interests

  • Electric machines, drives, power electronics
  • Electric actuation systems
  • Automotive, aerospace, naval and renewable energy applications
  • Complex and interdisciplinary power system architecture

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Inventor or co-inventor of 16 U.S. patent awards
  • Honeywell Aerospace Outstanding Engineer Award, 2011
  • Honeywell Aerospace Aerospace Technical Achievement Award, 2002
  • Gerald Holdridge Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998

Publications

Publications

  • C. Brown, B. Sarlioglu, \"Reducing Switching Losses in BLDC Motor Drives by Reducing Body Diode Conduction of MOSFETs,\" IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications (to appear)
  • D. Han, Y. Li, B. Sarlioglu, \"Analysis of SiC Based Power Electronic Inverters for High Speed Machines,” Proc. of Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Charlotte, North Carolina., 2015 (to appear)
  • A. Ogale, B. Sarlioglu, Y. Wang A Novel Design and Performance Characterization of a Very High Current Low Voltage DC-DC Converter for Application in Micro and Mild Hybrid Vehicles”,  Proc. of Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC),  Charlotte, North Carolina., 2015 (to appear)
  • W. Lee, Di Han, B. Sarlioglu, \"GaN-based Single Phase Brushless DC Motor Drive for High Speed Applications,\" IECON\'2014, Proc.  of the 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) Dallas, TX, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014 
  • Di Han, B. Sarlioglu, \"Understanding the Influence of Dead-time on GaN Based Synchronous Boost Converter,\"  Proc. of the 2nd IEEE Workshop on Wide Bandgap Power Devices and Applications, Knoxville, Tennessee, Oct. 13-15., 2014 
  • Di Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, B. Sarlioglu, “Comprehensive Efficiency, Weight, and Volume Comparison of SiC and Si-Based Bidirectional DC-DC Converters for Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 63, Issue 7, Pages 3001 - 3010, 2014
  • Y. Li, S. Li, Y. Yang, B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of Flux Switching Permanent Magnet Machine Design for High-Speed Applications,” Proc. of IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Pittsburgh, PA, September 14-18, 2014. 
  • J. H. Kim, W. Choi, B. Sarlioglu, “Closed-Form Solutions of Winding Parameters for Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machines,” Proc. of IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Pittsburgh, PA, September 14-18, 2014 
  • S. Li, Y. Li, W. ChoiB. Sarlioglu, “High Speed Electric Machines – Challenges and Design Considerations,” Proc. of International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), Berlin, Germany, September, 2-5, 2014. 
  • Di Han, W. Lee, J. Noppakunkajorn, B. Sarlioglu, \"Investigating the Influence of Interconnection Parasitic Inductance on the Performance of SiC Based DC-DC Converters in Hybrid Vehicles,” Proc. of 2014 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Metro Detroit, Michigan,  June 15-18, 2014. 
  • J. Noppakunkajorn, Di Han, B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of High-Speed PCB with SiC Devices by Investigating Turn-Off Overvoltage and Interconnection Inductances Influence,” Proc. of IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Dallas, March 16-20, 2014. 
  • Di Han, A. Ogale, Silong Li, B. Sarlioglu, “Efficiency Characterization and Thermal Study of GaN Based 1 kW Inverter,” Proc. of IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Dallas, March 16-20, 2014.
  • W. Choi, Silong Li, B. Sarlioglu, “Core Loss Estimation of High Speed Electric Machines: An Assessment,” Proc. of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON), Vienna, Austria, November 10-13, 2013.
  • Di Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of a SiC Three-Phase Voltage Source Inverter Under Various Current and Power Factor Operations,” Proc. of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON), Vienna, Austria, November 10-13, 2013.
  • Ju H. Kim, B. Sarlioglu, “Design of Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine for Marine Current Turbine”, Proc. of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Annual Conference (IECON), Vienna, Austria, November 10-13, 2013.
  • B. Sarlioglu, Di Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, A. Ogale, “Application Engineering of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors,” Invited Paper, Proc. of 224th Electrochemical Society Meeting, October 27-November 1, 2013.
  • Yingjie Li, Silong Li, B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of Pulsating Torque in Squirrel Cage Induction Machines by Investigating Stator Slot and Rotor Bar Dimensions for Traction Applications,” Proc. of IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Denver, CO, September 15-19, 2013.
  • C. Brown, B. Sarlioglu, “Reducing Switching Losses in BLDC Motor Drives by Reducing Body Diode Conduction of MOSFETs,” Proc. of IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Denver, CO, September 15-19, 2013.
  • B. Sarlioglu, D. Pan, G. Choi, \"A New Course on Control of Wind Power Generation Systems Using Analysis and Simulation,\" Proc. of IEEE Symposium on Power Electronics and Machines in Wind Applications (PEMWA), Denver, Colorado, July 16-18, 2012.
  • Di Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, B. Sarlioglu, \"Efficiency Comparison of SiC and Si-Based Bidirectional DC-DC Converters,\" Proc. of IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Detroit, Michigan, June 16-19, 2013.
  • B. Sarlioglu, \"Advances in AC-DC Power Conversion Topologies for More Electric Aircraft,\" Proc. of IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, June17-20, 2012.
  • P.J. Kollmeyer, W. Lamb, L.W. Juang, J.D. McFarland, T.M. Jahns, B. Sarlioglu, \"Design of an Electric Powertrain for a Ford F150 Crew Cab Truck Utilizing a Lithium Battery Pack and an Interior PM Synchronous Machine Drive,\" Proc. of IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, June 17-20, 2012. 
  • E. Ganev, B. Sarlioglu, “Improving Peak Power Capability of an Aircraft,” Proc. of SAE Power Systems Conference, Ft Worth, TX, November 2-4, 2010.
  • E. Ganev, B. Sarlioglu, “ Improving Load Regeneration of an Aircraft,” Proc. of SAE Aerotech Congress and Exhibition, Seattle, WA, November 10-12, 2009.
  • B. Sarlioglu, “A Novel Position Sensorless Control Approach for Synchronous Electrical Machines for Aerospace Applications,” Proc. of SAE Power Systems Conference, Seattle, WA, November 11-13, 2008.
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, “Advances in Active Power Converter Topologies for Power Quality Solution for More Electric Aircraft,” Proc. of SAE Power Systems Conference, New Orleans, 2006.
  • B. Sarlioglu, “A Novel Control Scheme to Increase Electrical Torque of a Drive System for Aircraft Main Engine and APU Start,” Proc. of SAE Power Systems Conference, New Orleans, LA, November, 7-9, 2006.
  • B. Sarlioglu, “Comparison of Power Quality Solutions Using Active and Passive Rectification for More Electric Aircraft,” Proc. of 25th International Congress Of Aeronautical Sciences, 3 - 8 September 2006, Hamburg, Germany.
  • B. Sarlioglu, “Power Quality Solutions Using Active and Passive Rectification for Future More Electric Aircraft,” Proc. of SAE Power Systems Conference, Reno, Nevada, November 2-4, 2004.
  • B. Sarlioglu, T.A. Lipo, \"Nonlinear Analysis and Experimental Result of Doubly-Salient PM Generator,\" Proc. of IEEE International Aegean Electrical Machine and Power Electronic Conference, Kusadasi, Turkey, June 2001.
  • B. Sarlioglu. T.A. Lipo, “Assessment of Power Generation Capability of Doubly Salient PM Generator,” Proc. of IEEE International Electric Machines and Drive Conference (IEMDC), Seattle, Washington, May 9-12, 1999.
  • J. Reeves, K. Hugo, R. Heussner, A. Hala, B. Sarlioglu, S. Bialek, and S. Courter, “Course Portfolios: A Systematic Mechanism to Document Teaching and Learning,” Proc. of Frontiers in Education Conference, Tempe, Arizona, November 4-7, 1998.
  • B. Sarlioglu, T.A. Lipo, “Nonlinear Modeling and Simulation of Single Phase Doubly Salient PM Generator,” Proc. of IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, October, 1998, pp., 9-15.
  • B. Sarlioglu, H. Wiegman, R. Lorenz, “A Course Portfolio: Teaching Modern Electrical and Electro-Mechanical Power Conversion to Undergraduate Engineering Students,” Proc. of ICEM Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2-4, 1998, Vol. 1. Pp. 657-662.
  • T.A. Lipo, Y. Li, X. Luo, B. Sarlioglu, “Doubly Salient Permanent Magnet Machines- A Progress Report,” Proc. of International Symposium on Electric Power Engineering, Stockholm Power Tech, June 18-22, 1995.
  • B. Sarlioglu, T.A. Lipo, “Comparison of Power Production Capability Between Doubly Salient Permanent Magnet and Variable Reluctance Type Generators,” Invited Paper, Proc. of International Aegean Conference on Electrical Machines and Power Electronics, Kusadasi, Turkey, June 5-7, 1995.
  • B. Sarlioglu, Y. Zhao, T.A. Lipo, “A Novel Doubly Salient Single Phase Permanent Generator,” Proc. of IEEE Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, Oct. 2-6, 1994, pp., 9-15.
 
Patents

Dr. Sarlioglu is the inventor/co-invertor of following 16 US patents. Some of these inventions were filed and awarded in some other countries additionally (not listed).
 
  • E. Ganev, B. Sarlioglu, Method and system for improving electrical load regeneration management of an aircraft, US Patent No. 8,288,885
  • K. Geck, G. Woessner, D. Benson, B. Sarlioglu, Modular, harnessless electromechanical actuation system assembly, US Patent No. 8,080,772
  • E. Ganev, B. Sarlioglu, Method and system for improving peak power capability of an aircraft, US Patent No. 7,986,057
  • B.Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Power factor control for floating frame controller for sensorless control of synchronous machines, US Patent No. 7,495,404
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for DC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,466,106
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Control technique for limiting the current of an induction machine drive system, US Patent No. 7,449,860
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for AC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,355,367
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for AC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,309,974
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for DC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,307,403  
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Enhanced floating reference frame controller for sensorless control of synchronous machines, US Patent No. 7,193,383
  • B. Sarlioglu, Electromagnetic interference filter for an autotransformer, US Patent No. 7,095,636 
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Method and system for providing single-phase excitation techniques to a start exciter in a starter/generator system, US Patent No. 6,998,726 
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Rectification system for improving power quality of electrical power systems, US Patent No. 6,995,993 
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Decoupling of cross coupling for floating reference frame controllers for sensorless control of synchronous machines, US Patent No. 6,940,251
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Electric start for a prime mover, US Patent No. 6,847,194 
  • B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Torque generation for salient-pole synchronous machine for start-up of a prime mover, US Patent No. 6,791,204

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • ECE 699 - Advanced Independent Study

  • ECE 399 - Independent Study
  • ECE 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ECE 990 - Research or Thesis
  • ECE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ECE 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
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    2557 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI 53706

    Profile Summary

    Hybrid/electric vehicles, wind and solar power generation, fuel cells, more electric aircraft and ships ... . We are in exciting times where there are great opportunities for research to advance many emerging technologies as related to power conversion, distribution, utilization and generation. Cutting edge research is needed in these areas for achieving lower weight and volume, lower vibration, lower acoustic and electromagnetic noise, higher reliability, higher efficiency, and feasibility, scalability and adaptability of new technological breakthroughs in these areas.

    My research interests encompass analysis, modeling, simulation, and prototyping of various existing or newly conceived electrical machines, drives, and power electronic circuits to achieve better weight and volume, better efficiency and better power density. To this end, my current research involves characterization and reduction of losses in electric machines, reducing power losses in power electronic circuitries, and achieving robust control topologies for steady state and transient performance. I have special interest in adaptation of new materials, topologies, and techniques for electrical machine design and power electronics to further the research. The research results are targeted to benefit renewable energy, hybrid/electric vehicles, aerospace and naval applications.


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