Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory

With years of R&D experience in the modeling, simulation, design, and development of power electronics solutions, our team is highly experienced in a wide range of power electronic systems. Our proficiency in power electronics puts our team in a position to be a valuable resource for delivering impactful solutions for your requirements. Each member of our team is skilled and practiced in completing projects from modeling to implementation and validation. To see more lab highlights, follow us on Instagram @umd.mpel


Congratulations to Arun Sankar and high school students (Russell Edmonds, Marco Garcia and Frances Watson), who are the recipients of the Best Presentation Award for their Research Project titled “Wireless Power Transfer by Means of Inductive Coupling,” at the ESTEEM/SER- Quest Research Program.


With over 190 technical journal and conference papers, invention disclosures and patents, we present innovative solutions to complex problems. Our state of the art facilities and equipment allow us to conduct pioneering research to advance the field of power electronics. We are passionate about doing great work, with the goal of being a cornerstone of innovative academic power electronic research and development.



With years of experience working with many industries, our research team is well positioned to help you achieve your goals. Our connections drive us to deliver impactful solutions to difficult engineering problems. Due to the wealth of applications of power electronics systems our team is devoted to improving the world, as we turn to a more efficient, reliable, and cleaner energy future. We look forward to broadening our horizons and helping to make an impact wherever possible.


  • Professor Alireza Khaligh

    Prof. Alireza Khaligh is a Professor and the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the …

Alireza Khaligh is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and the Institute for Systems Research (ISR) in the University of Maryland at College Park (UMD). His major research interests include modeling, analysis, design, and control of power electronic converters for transportation electrification, renewable energies, energy harvesting, and micro-robotics. He is an author/coauthor of over 190 journal and conference papers. Dr. Khaligh is the Area Editor for “Vehicular Electronics and Systems Area” of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT), and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification. He has been an Associate Editor, Guest Editor and Guest Associate Editor for various journals and publications including IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

Dr. Khaligh is the recipient of various awards and recognitions including 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from Illinois Institute of Technology, the 2016 E. Robert Kent Junior Faculty Teaching Award from Clark School of Engineering at UMD, the 2016 Junior Faculty Outstanding Research Award from Clark School of Engineering at UMD, the 2015 Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Institute for Systems Research at UMD, 2013 George Corcoran Memorial Award from the ECE Department at UMD, three Best Vehicular Electronics Awards from IEEE Vehicular Electronics Society (VTS), and 2010 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award from Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Khaligh was the General Chair of the 2016 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Expo (APEC), Long Beach, CA, the General Chair of the 2013 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, and the Program Chair of the 2011 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC), Chicago, IL. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and also a Prominent Lecturer of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

  • Dr. Rakesh Resalayyan

    Rakesh Resalayyan is a  postdoctoral associate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, Collage park, USA. He also holds the …

  • Chanaka Singhabahu

    Chanaka received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2017. He joined the Maryland Power Electronics …

  • Yidi Shen

    Yidi Shen received the B.S. degree and M.S. degree in the department of electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 2016 and 2019. She …

  • Arafat Hasnain

    Arafat Hasnain is a 3rd year PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical …

  • Daniel Zakzewski

    Daniel Zakzewski joins the MPEL group after five years working in the defence industry, specifically performing research and development work for shipboard power systems …

  • Ayodhya Gamwari

    Ayodhya is a Ph.D. student in Maryland Power Electronics Lab. She received her B.Sc.(Hons) degree specialized in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the University …

  • Ayooluwa Ajiboye (“Ayo”)

    Ayooluwa Ajiboye (“Ayo”) joined the Maryland Power Electronics Lab in the Spring of 2021. He received his Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelors of Engineering …

  • Reza Asrar Ghaderloo

    Reza is a Ph.D student at the Electrical Engineering Department of UMD. He got his B.S and M.S from Sharif University of Technology and …

  • Samantha Falco

    Samantha joined the lab in 2021 as an undergraduate student helping with LCOE analysis. She continued this work as a masters student and also …

  • Soroush Etemad

    Soroush is a 3rd-year undergraduate student seeking a B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. He has interests in electric vehicles, …

  • Syed Aal-e-Ali

    Syed is a 4th-year computer engineering student at the University of Maryland. His interests include solar and wind power conversion systems in addition …

  • Joseph Landry

    Joseph recently completed his Electrical Engineering degree in the spring of 2022 with a concentration in Power systems and Control Systems. He will begin …


The University of Maryland is located just a few miles northeast of Washington, D.C. The MPEL is located on the second floor of the A.V. Williams Building in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department across from the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building, located on Paint Branch Drive.

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Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL)
AVW 2345, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Maryland, A. V. Williams Building
College Park, MD, 20742
+1 (301) 405-8985
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