Alumni

Ph. D Students

  • Dr. Haoyu Wang, Highly Efficient SiC Based Onboard Chargers for Plug-in Electric Vehicles, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Maryland, Jul. 2014, (Current Position: Assistant Professor at Shanghai Tech University).
  • Dr. Zhihao Li, Market Dominant Plug-In hybrid Electric Vehicles Optimal Control for Minimum Charging Cost and V2G Regulation Service, Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, July 2012 (Currently at General Electric).
  • Dr. Peng Zeng, Design and Analysis of an Unconventional Permanent Magnet Linear Machine for Energy Harvesting, Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Dec. 2011 (Current Position: Engineer at VIA Telecom Inc.).
  • Dr. Yusuf Gurkaynak (co-advised with Prof. Ali Emadi), Neural Adaptive Control Strategy for Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Parallel Powertrain, Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Apr. 2011 (Current Position: Senior Electrical Engineer at Bright Energy Storage Technologies).
  • Dr. Omer C. Onar, Bi-directional AC/DC and DC/DC Converters for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles with Hybrid Battery/Ultra-capacitor Energy Storage Systems, Ph.D. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Jul. 2010 (Current Position: Alvin M. Weinberg Fellow, R&D Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory).

M.S. Students

  • Pedro Pena, M.S.S.E. Student, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland; Research Topic: Real-time Modeling and Simulation of Power Electronic Systems, Graduation: May 2015 (expected).
  • Serkan Dusmez, Novel Three-level Bidirectional DC/DC Converter for Hybrid Energy Storage Systems in PHEVs, Non-thesis M.S. student, Illinois Institute of Technology, Jul. 2013 (Current Position: Ph.D. Student at University of Texas at Dallas).
  • Elvir Kahrimanovic, Power Electronics Converters for Solar Plug-In Hybrid Chicago Public Buses, Non-thesis M.S. student, Illinois Institute of Technology, Dec. 2011 (Current Position: System Application Engineer at Infineon Technologies).
  • Yichao Tang, Hybrid Battery-Ultracapacitor Energy Storage systems for Next Generation Shipboard Power Systems, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Apr. 2011 (Current Position: Ph.D. Student at the University of Maryland).
  • Rambabu Surada, A Novel Approach Towards Integration of Propulsion Machine Inverter with Energy Storage Charger in Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, May 2010 (Current Position: Embedded Controls Engineer at Solectria Renewables, LLC).
  • Haojie Luan, Dynamic Modeling and Optimum Load Control of Ocean Wave Energy Harvesting Systems, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, May 2010 (Current Position: Software Development Engineer in Test at Microsoft).
  • Hao Chen, Hybrid Energy Storage Systems for Micro-Arial Vehicles and Unmanned Air Vehicles, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, May 2010 (Current Position: Ph.D. Student at Georgia Tech.).
  • Cong Zheng, Electromagnetic Energy Harvesting from Human body Motion, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Jul. 2009 (Current Position: Ph.D. Student at Virginia-Tech).
  • Yao Da, Hybrid Offshore Wind and Tidal Turbine Energy Harvesting System With Independently Controlled Rectifiers, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, May 2009 (Current Position: Electrical Engineer at Regal Beloit).
  • Zhihao Li, Battery/Ultracapacitor energy storage systems for Small Electric Vehicles, M.S. Thesis, Illinois Institute of Technology, Dec. 2008 (Current Position: Electrical Engineer at GE Global Research).

Undergraduate Students

  • Kelly Fernandez, Fall 2014, Undergraduate Research Fellow (URF), Research Topic: Power Supply Design for Data Centers, Current Position: Undergraduate student at the University of Maryland.
  • Kelly Fernandez, Spring 2014 – Summer 2014 (NSF REU in Transportation Electrification), Research Topic: Designing Onboard Chargers and Investigating the Optimum Shared Power Level for Parallel-Stage Onboard Chargers, Current Position: Undergraduate student at the University of Maryland.
  • Bruce Lee, Summer 2014, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Power Electronic Converters with Flexible Devices, Current Position: Undergraduate student at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • Michael Fralick, Summer 2014, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Interleaved SEPIC Power Factor Correction Stage for Onboard Chargers, Current Position: Undergraduate student at University of West Florida.
  • Jose Rosas, Summer 2014, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Electromagnetically Integrated Transformer Design for Power Electronic Resonant Converters, Current Position: Undergraduate student at University of Wisconsin Platteville.
  • Helion Dhrimaj, Summer 2013, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: A Neural Network Pattern Recognition and Fuzzy Logic Control as an Energy Management Approach for a Battery/Ultracapacitor Energy Storage System, Current Position: Graduate student at North Carolina State University.
  • Kouami Messeko, Summer 2013, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Gallium Nitride Semiconductor Switch Technology, Current Position: Undergraduate student at the Morgan State University.
  • Ricardo Peterson, Summer 2013, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: Comparison of Switching Performance of Si, SiC, and GaN Transistors for Power Electronic Devices, Current Position: Undergraduate student at the Northern Arizona University.
  • Joshua Wu, Summer 2013, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: A Symmetrical Bidirectional DC-DC Resonant Converter for On-Board PEV Battery Charging Applications, Current Position: Undergraduate Student at Seattle University.
  • Nariman Niknejad, Summer 2013, NSF REU in Transportation Electrification, Research Topic: A Symmetrical Bidirectional DC-DC Resonant Converter for On-Board PEV Battery Charging Applications, Current Position: Field Service Engineer at Eaton Corporation.
  • Adam Gorski, Summer 2013, Baltimore-Washington DC Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI) YES-Corps Summer Program, Research Topic: Battery Chemistries for Electric Vehicles, Current Position: Undergraduate student at the University of Maryland.
  • Oluwatoni Fuwape, Summer 2013, Baltimore-Washington DC Electric Vehicle Initiative (BEVI) YES-Corps Summer Program, Research Topic: Super-capacitor Technology for Electric Vehicles, Current Position: Undergraduate student at West Virginia University.
  • Giles Djoko, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013, NSF LSAMP Fellow, Research Topic: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle Charging Standards, Current Position: Undergraduate student at the University of Maryland.
  • Tshikuna Muanankese, Fall 2011-Spring 2012, NSF LSAMP Fellow, Research Topic: Integration of Power Electronics Interfaces for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Current Position: Control Systems Engineer at ExxonMobil.
  • Crague Cook, Summer 2011, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: DC/DC Converters for Battery Storage in Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicles.
  • Severiano Mata, Summer 2011, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Analysis of Resistive Cell Balancing Techniques for Lithium-Ion Traction Batteries.
  • Shruti Ramaswamy, Summer 2011, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: A JAVA based Framework to Study the Integration of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles within the Smart Grid, Current Position: Accenture.
  • Desiree Phillips, Summer 2011, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Li-ion Aging, Charging Techniques, and Modeling in PHEV Applications, Current Position: Ph.D. Student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
  • Luke Engvall, Summer 2011, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: A Predictive Trip-Based Method for State of Charge Maintenance in Series PHEVs to Boost Cold Weather Efficiency, Current Position: Ph.D. Student at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • James Lee, Summer 2011, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Impacts of Integrating PHEVs to the Power Grid.
  • Lena Kovaleva, Jun. 2010 – Sept. 2010, Visiting Scholar from École Nationale Supérieure D’Ingenieurs (ENSIETA), Brest cedex, France, Research Topic: Energy Storage Systems for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles.
  • Eric Bely, Jun. 2010 – Sept. 2010, Visiting Scholar from Ecole D’Ingenieurs (EICESI), Paris, France, Research Topic: DC/DC Converters and Chargers for future PHEVs.
  • Jonathan Kobayashi, Summer 2010, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: An Integrated Bi-Directional AC/DC Converter with a Universal DC/DC Converter and Battery/Ultra-Capacitor Converter for PHEVs, Current Position: Graduate Student at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Joel Cruz Colon, Summer 2010, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: A Universal Isolated Battery Charger for PHEV Applications, Current Position: Testing Engineer at Texas Instruments.
  • Dylan Erb, Summer 2009, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Bi-Directional Power Electronic Interfaces for PHEVs, Current Position: Graduate Student at MIT.
  • Ibrahim Krad, Summer 2009, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Grid Capability, Current Position: Engineer II at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
  • Jimmy Garzon, Summer 2009, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Energy Storage Systems for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Current Position: Web Development bootcamper at Startup Institute.
  • Mona Kadouh, Summer 2009, NSF REU in Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Research Topic: Power Management and Power Control in PHEVs, Current Position: Design Analysis Engineer at Boeing.
  • Maxime Topin, May 2008 – Aug. 2008, Visiting Scholar from École Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), Paris, France, Research Topic: Stand-alone Solar Power Systems.

Post Doctoral Students and Visiting Scholars

  • Huseyin A Yavasoglu, Jun. 2014 – current, Visiting Scholar from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Research Topic: Optimal Power Management of Hybrid Battery and Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Systems for Performance Electric Vehicles with Independently Controlled Propulsion Machines.
  • Dr. Chen Chen, Mar. 2012 – Mar. 2013, Visiting Scholar from Jilin University, China; Research Topic: Power Electronics Interfaces for Microrobotics.
  • Dr. Erik Schaltz, Feb. 2008 – May 2008, Visiting Scholar from Institute of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark, Research Topic: Battery/Ultracapacitor Energy Storage Devices for Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles (Current Position: Associate Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark).