Bulent Sarlioglu

Assistant Professor

821 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-2703
Fax: (608) 263-3160
sarlioglu@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

  • NSF CAREER, (2016-2021)
  • NSF GOALI (2015-2018)
  • Best Paper Prize for paper presented  at  IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, Michigan, June 14-17, 2015 entitled \"Study of the Switching Performance and EMI Signature of SiC MOSFETs under the Influence of Parasitic Inductance in an Automotive DC-DC Converter\"
  • Best Presentation Recognition,  40th IEEE IECON Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas, USA, October 29-November 1, 2014, entitled, “GaN-Based Single Phase Brushless DC Motor Drive for High Speed Applications\"
  • Inventor or co-inventor of 16 U.S. patent award
  • 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 (2012-2016)

Journal Papers

  1. Y. Li, D. Bobba, and B. Sarlioglu, “Design and Performance Characterization of A Novel Low-Pole Dual-Stator Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Machine for Traction Application”, IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. XX, no. XX, pp. XX-XX, month, 2016 (to appear)
  2. Y. Li, D. Bobba, and B. Sarlioglu, “A Novel 6/4 Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Machine Designed for High-Speed Operations”, IEEE Trans. Magn. Available via early access at IEEE Xplore, DOI:10.1109/TMAG.2016.2547366, (details vol, no, pp to appear)
  3. S. Li, Y. Li, W. Choi, and B. Sarlioglu, “High Speed Electric Machines – Challenges and Design Considerations,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 2-13,  March, 2016
  4. J. H. Kim, W. Choi, and B. Sarlioglu, “Closed-form solution of axial-flux permanent- magnet machines with a traction application study,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Appl., vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 1775-1784, March/April, 2016
  5. S. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Double-ended synchronous reluctance motor drive with extended constant power speed ratio and increased power factor,\" Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 369-378, February, 2016  
  6. S. Li, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, “Rotor unbalanced magnetic force in flux switching permanent magnet machines due to static and dynamic eccentricity,” Electric Power Components and Systems, 2016, vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 336-342, February, 2016.
  7. D. Han and B. Sarlioglu, “Performance evaluation of GaN-based synchronous boost converter under various output voltage, load current, and switching frequency operations,” Journal of Power Electronics, no. 5 pp. 1489-1498, September, 2015.
  8. D. Bobba, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Harmonic analysis of low stator slot and rotor pole combination FSPM machine topology for high speed,\" IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, no. 11,  November, 2015.
  9. B. Sarlioglu and C. Morris, \"More electric aircraft–review, challenges, and opportunities for commercial transport aircraft,\" (Invited Paper), IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 54-64, June, 2015.
  10. D. Han and B. Sarlioglu, “Dead-time effect on GaN-based synchronous boost converter and analytical model for optimal dead-time selection,” IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 601–612, January, 2016.
  11. S. Li, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Partial irreversible demagnetization assessment of flux-switching permanent-magnet machines using ferrite permanent-magnet material,” IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 51, no. 7, pp., July, 2015.
  12. J. Noppakunkajorn, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Analysis of high-speed printed circuit board (PCB) with silicon carbide (SiC) devices by investigating turn-off overvoltage and interconnection inductance influence,” IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 118-125, August, 2015.
  13. S. Li, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, “Performance assessment of high-speed flux-switching permanent-magnet machine using ferrite and rare-earth permanent-magnet materials,” Electric Power Components and Systems, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 711–720, June, 2015.
  14. D. Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, and 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, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 3001-3010, September, 2014.
  15. C. Brown and B. Sarlioglu, “Reducing switching losses in brushless direct current (BLDC) motor drives by reducing body diode conduction of MOSFETs,” IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 51. no. 2, pp. 1864-1871, March-April, 2015.

 

Conference Papers

  1. J.H. Kim, D. Bobba, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Method to eliminate even harmonics in flux-switching permanent magnet machines,\" in proc. Power Energy Soc. General  Meeting (PESG), Jul, 2016. (to appear)
  2. W. Choi, W. Lee, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Reactive power compensation of grid-connected inverter in vehicle-to-grid application to mitigate balanced grid voltage sag,” in Proc. IEEE Power and Energy Soc. General Meeting (PESG), 2016. (to appear)
  3. E. Schubert, S. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, “High speed surface permanent magnet machines rotor design analysis, considerations, and challenges” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn/Detroit, June 27 to 29, 2016. (to appear)
  4. W. Lee, E. Schubert, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Electric forced induction system – benefits and challenges,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conf. and Expo (ITEC), 2016. (to appear)
  5. J.H. Kim , E. Cetin, and B. Sariloglu, \" New perspective to understand winding configurations of even and odd numbers of pole flux-switching permanent magnet machine,\" in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conf. and Expo (ITEC), 2016. (to appear)
  6. P. Castro, H. Gurleyen, and B. Sarlioglu, “Internal short-circuit modeling and analysis based on a dynamic model for interior permanent magnet synchronous machines,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conf. and Expo (ITEC), 2016.
  7. S. Li and B. Sarlioglu, “Review of toque compensation control algorithm of IPM machine considering the effects of temperature variations,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conf. and Expo (ITEC), 2016. (to appear)
  8. D. Han, C. Morris, W. Lee, and B. Sarlioglu, “Three-phase common mode inductor design and size minimization,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conf. and Expo (ITEC), 2016.
  9. W. Choi and B. Sarlioglu, “Voltage sag mitigating of grid-connected inverter in vehicle-to-grid application,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conf. and Expo (ITEC), 2016. (to appear)
  10. C. Morris, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, “Comparison and Evaluation of Common Mode EMI Filter Topologies for GaN-Based Motor Drive Systems,” in Proc. Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Long Beach, March 20 – 24, 2016.
  11. W. Choi, W. Lee, and B. Sarlioglu, “Coupling effect of grid inductance on power quality of parallel grid-connected inverter system with output LCL filter and closed-loop control,” Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics (APEC) Conference, Long Beach, 2016, pp.     
  12. D. Han, C. Morris, W. Lee, and B. Sarlioglu, “Determination of CM Choke Parameters for SiC MOSFET Motor Drive Based on Simple Measurements and Frequency Domain Modeling,” Proc. of the IEEE Applied Power Electronics (APEC) Conference, Long Beach, 2016, pp.     .
  13. W. Choi, W. Lee, C. Morris, and B. Sarlioglu, “Modeling three-phase grid-connected inverter system using complex vector in synchronous dq reference frame and analysis on the influence of tuning parameters of synchronous frame PI controller,” in Proc. Power and Energy Conf. at Illinois (PECI), 2016.
  14. W. Choi, D. Han, C. Morris,and B. Sarlioglu, “Achieving high efficiency using SiC MOSFETs and reduced output filter for grid-connected V2G inverter,”in Proc. the 41th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Yokohama, 2015, pp. 3052-3057.
  15. B. Sarlioglu, C. Morris, D. Han, and S. Li, “Benchmarking of electric and hybrid vehicle electric machines, power electronics, and batteries,” Aegean Conference Electrical Machines and Power Electronics–Optimization of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (ACEMP-OPTIM)-Electromotion Conference, Side, September 2-4, 2015. pp. 519-526.
  16. J. Kim, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu,“Novel dual-rotor single-stator axial flux-switching permanent-magnet machine with even harmonic elimination topology,” ACEMP-OPTIM-Electromotion Conference, Side, Turkey, September 2-4, 2015. pp. 506-512.
  17. J. H. Kim and B. Sarlioglu, “Effect of slot opening on fractional-slot and integer-slot axial-flux permanent-magnet machine,” in Proc.  IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Montreal, 2015, pp. 2956-2963.
  18. Y. Li, D. Bobba, and B. Sarlioglu, “Design and performance characterization of a novel low-pole dual-stator flux-switching permanent-magnet machine,” in Proc.  IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Montreal, 2015, pp. 5586-5592.
  19. Y. Li, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, “Design of high-speed machines using silicon-carbide-based inverters,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Montreal, 2015, pp. 3895-3900.
  20. W. Lee, J. Kim, W. Choi, and B. Sarlioglu, “Torque ripple minimization via pulse width modulation (PWM) control technique with GaN-based motor drive for high-speed single-phase brushless direct-current (DC) motor,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Montreal, 2015, pp. 4019-4025.
  21. D. Hanand B. Sarlioglu, \"Study of the switching performance and EMI signature of SiC MOSFETs under the influence of parasitic inductance in an automotive DC-DC converter,” in Proc. 2015 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn,  2015, pp. 1-8. Best Paper Prize.
  22. W. Choi, C. Morris, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, “Study of parallel grid-connected inverter for vehicle-to-grid applications,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, 2015, pp. 1-8.
  23. E. Aydin, Y. Li, I. Aydin, T. Aydemir, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Minimization of torque ripples of interior permanent-magnet synchronous motors by particle swarm optimization technique,” in Proc. 2015 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, 2015, pp. 1-6.
  24. S. G. Min and B. Sarlioglu, \"Design optimization of surface permanent-magnet machines with fractional-slot concentrated windings,” in Proc. 9th International Conference on Power Electronics (ECCE-Asia), Seoul, 2015, pp. 707-713.
  25. W. Lee, D. Han, C. Morris, and B. Sarlioglu, “Minimizing switching losses in a high switching frequency GaN-based synchronous buck converter with zero-voltage resonant-transition switching,” in Proc. 9th International Conference on Power Electronics (ECCE-Asia), Seoul, 2015, pp. 233-239.
  26. Y. Li, D. Bobba, and B. Sarlioglu, “A novel dual-stator flux-switching permanent-magnet machine with six-stator-slots and four-rotor-poles configuration,” in Proc. IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alène, 2015, pp 1-7.
  27. S. Li and B. Sarlioglu, “Assessment of high-speed multi-megawatt electric machines,” in Proc. IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alène, 2015, pp. 1-7.
  28. D. Bobba, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Harmonic analysis of low stator slot and rotor pole combination FSPM machine topology for high speed,\" IEEE International Conference on Magnetics (Intermag), May 9-13, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2015.2446414.
  29. A. Ogale, Y. Wang, and B. Sarlioglu, “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 the IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Charlotte, 2015. pp. 1367-1374.
  30. D. Han, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of SiC-based power electronic inverters for high-speed machines,”in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Charlotte, 2015, pp. 304-310.
  31. W. Lee, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, “GaN-based single-phase brushless DC motor drive for high-speed applications,” in Proc. the 40th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Dallas, 2014, pp. 1499-1505. Best Presentation Recognition, Prof. Bulent Sarlioglu.
  32. D. Han and B. Sarlioglu, \"Understanding the influence of dead time on a GaN-based synchronous boost converter,” in Proc. 2nd IEEE Workshop on Wide-Bandgap Power Devices and Applications, Knoxville, 2014, pp. 70-74.
  33. Y. Li, S. Li, Y. Yang, and B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of flux-switching permanent-magnet machine design for high-speed applications,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), Pittsburgh, 2014, pp. 302–309.
  34. J. H. Kim, W. Choi, and B. Sarlioglu, “Closed-form solution for winding types of axial-flux permanent-magnet (AFPM) Machines,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Expo (ECCE), Pittsburgh, 2014, pp. 5877–5884.
  35. D. Han, W. Lee, J. Noppakunkajorn, and B. Sarlioglu, “Investigating the influence of interconnection parasitic inductance on the performance of SiC-based DC-DC converters in hybrid vehicles,” in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Detroit, 2014, pp. 1-7.
  36. J. Noppakunkajorn, D. Han, and B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of high-speed PCB with SiC devices by investigating turn-off overvoltage and interconnection inductances influence,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Dallas, 2014, pp. 118-125.
  37. D. Han, A. Ogale, S. Li, Y. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, “Efficiency characterization and thermal study of GaN-based 1 kW inverter,” in Proc. IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC), Dallas, 2014, pp. 2344-2350.
  38. D. Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, and B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of a SiC three-phase voltage source inverter under various current and power factor operations,” in Proc. the 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Vienna, 2013, pp. 447-452.
  39. J. H. Kim and B. Sarlioglu, Preliminary design of axial-flux permanent-magnet machine for a marine current turbine,” in Proc. the 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Vienna, 2013, pp. 3066-3071.
  40. S. Li, Y. Li, W. Choi, and B. Sarlioglu, “High-speed electric machines–challenges and design considerations,” in Proc. International Conference on Electrical Machines (ICEM), Berlin, 2014, pp. 2549-2555.
  41. B. Sarlioglu, D. Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, and A. Ogale, “Application engineering of wide-bandgap semiconductors,” Invited Paper, 224th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Location, October 27-November 1, 2013.
  42. W. Choi, S. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, Core loss estimation of high-speed electric machines: An assessment,” in Proc. IEEE Industrial Electronics, Control, and Instrumentation Conference (IECON), Vienna, 2013, pp. 2691-2696.
  43. Y. Li, S. Li, and B. Sarlioglu, “Analysis of pulsating torque in squirrel cage induction machines by investigating stator slot and rotor bar dimensions for traction applications,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Denver,  2013, pp. 246-253.
  44. C. Brown and B. Sarlioglu, “Reducing switching losses in BLDC motor drives by reducing body diode conduction of MOSFETs,” in Proc. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo (ECCE), Denver, 2013, pp. 4286-4293.
  45. D. Han, J. Noppakunkajorn, and B. Sarlioglu, \"Efficiency comparison of SiC- and Si-based bidirectional DC-DC converters,\" in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Detroit, 2013, pp. 1-7.
  46. B. Sarlioglu, \"Advances in AC-DC power conversion topologies for more electric aircraft,\" in Proc. IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn,  2012, pp. 1-6.
  47. B. Sarlioglu, D. Pan, and G. Choi, \"A new course on control of wind power generation systems using analysis and simulation,\" Proc. IEEE Symposium on Power Electronics and Machines in Wind Applications (PEMWA), Denver, CO, July 16-18, 2012.
  48. P.J. Kollmeyer, W. Lamb, L.W. Juang, J.D. McFarland, T.M. Jahns, and 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,\" in Proc. IEEE International Transportation Electrification Conference (ITEC), Dearborn, 2012, pp. 1-8.

Patents

Patents (Pending) 

  1. B. Sarlioglu, Y. Li, \"Integrated Rotor for an Electric Machine and Compressor,\" WARF Ref: P140123US01, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. B. Sarlioglu, Y. Li, \"Dual Stator Flux Switching Permanent Magnet Machine,\" WARF Ref: P140405US01, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  3. B. Sarlioglu, J. Kim, Y. Li, \"Axial Flux Permanent Magnet Machine,\" WARF Ref: P150249US01, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Patents (Awarded)

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).

  1. E. Ganev, B. Sarlioglu, Method and system for improving electrical load regeneration management of an aircraft, US Patent No. 8,288,885
  2. K. Geck, G. Woessner, D. Benson, B. Sarlioglu, Modular, harnessless electromechanical actuation system assembly, US Patent No. 8,080,772
  3. E. Ganev, B. Sarlioglu, Method and system for improving peak power capability of an aircraft, US Patent No. 7,986,057
  4. B.Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Power factor control for floating frame controller for sensorless control of synchronous machines, US Patent No. 7,495,404
  5. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for DC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,466,106
  6. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Control technique for limiting the current of an induction machine drive system, US Patent No. 7,449,860
  7. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for AC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,355,367
  8. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for AC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,309,974
  9. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, System and method for DC power generation from a reluctance machine, US Patent No. 7,307,403  
  10. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Enhanced floating reference frame controller for sensorless control of synchronous machines, US Patent No. 7,193,383
  11. B. Sarlioglu, Electromagnetic interference filter for an autotransformer, US Patent No. 7,095,636 
  12. 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 
  13. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Rectification system for improving power quality of electrical power systems, US Patent No. 6,995,993 
  14. 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
  15. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Electric start for a prime mover, US Patent No. 6,847,194 
  16. B. Sarlioglu, C. Huggett, Torque generation for salient-pole synchronous machine for start-up of a prime mover, US Patent No. 6,791,204

 

 

Short Courses

  

Dr. Sarlioglu organizes, directs, and teaches in following short courses as part of engineering professional development program.    

Electric Vehicles and Energy Storage

  • Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Boot Camp
  • Introduction to Electrical Energy Storage Devices and Systems 

 

Power Electronics, Drives, and Control

  • Power Electronic Design Boot Camp
  • Dynamics & Control of AC Drives
  • Permanent Magnet Machines and Drives: Principles, Design and Applications  

 

Electric Machine Design

  • Permanent Magnet Machine Design Boot Camp  
  • AC Machine Design Fundamentals 
  • High Speed Machine Design and Drives

 

 Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility

  • Introduction to Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI/EMC) and Best Practices

 

Conference Tutorials

 

Dr. Sarlioglu presented following tutorials in various conferences:

  •  High Speed Flux-Switching Permanent Magnet Machine and Comparison With Other Type of PM Machines
    • IEEE, ITEC Conferene, Dearborn, Michigan, June 27-29, 2016 
  • Design and Manufacturing of PM Electrical Machines
    • IEEE ECCE Conference, Montreal, Canada, Sept 20-24, 2015
  • Overview, Challenges, and Opportunities of High Speed Electrical Machine Drives
    • IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics (ECCE-Asia), Seoul, South Korea, June 1-5, 2015. 
  • Design and Analysis of Permanent Magnet Machines including High-Speed Operation
    • IEEE International Electric Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC), Coeur d’Alène, Idaho, May 10-13, 2015.
  • Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines Including High-Speed Types
    • IEEE IECON Conference, Dallas, TX, Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2014.
  • Introduction to Practical Design of Electric Machines
    • Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Expo, Milwaukee, WI, May 14, 2014.

 

Panels

Dr. Sarlioglu organized and moderated following panels.

Application of Wide Bandgap Semiconductors to Electrification of Vehicles for Power Electronic Converters–Benefits, Opportunities, and Challenges

  • IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Detroit, MI, June 15-18, 2014.

Game-changing Technologies in Power Conversion for Electrification of Vehicles (air, sea, ground)

  • IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Detroit, MI, June 16-19, 2013. 

Aerospace Applications--More Electric Aircraft

  • IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, June 18-20, 2012.  

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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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