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.

  • Shiladri Chakraborty

    Shiladri Chakraborty is a post-doctoral researcher at the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory. He received the B.E. degree from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 2008, …

  • Shenli Zou

    Shenli Zou received a B. Eng. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, in 2015, majoring in Electrical Engineering & Automation. Since 2015, he joined …

  • Apurv Kumar Yadav

    Apurv Kumar Yadav received the B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India in 2011, the M.Tech degree …

  • Akshay Singh

    Akshay joined the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory as a Ph.D. student in 2016. Prior to joining MPEL, Akshay completed his B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering …

  • Michael D’Antonio

    Michael D’Antonio (S’17) received his B. Sci. in electrical engineering with a specialization in power electronics from the University of Maryland, College Park, in …

  • Yongwan Park

    Yongwan Park received B.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Ajou University, South Korea, and State University of New York at Stony Brook with Honors, …

  • Chinmay Nanal

    Chinmay Nanal received his B.Tech degree from College of Engineering Pune in 2016. He received his Masters Degree at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities …

  • Chanaka Singhabahu

    Chanaka received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2017. He will be joining the Electrical and Computer …

  • Chayban Ghabech

    Chayban obtained his bachelor degree in electrical engineering with high distinction in 2016 from Notre Dame University-Louaize. In fall 2017, he received a graduate …

  • Casey Beyers

    Casey is an M.S student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Maryland. He received his B.S in electrical engineering …

  • Yidi Shen

    Yidi Shen received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 2012. She is working on high voltage insulation in Laboratory …

  • Arafat Hasnain

    Arafat Hasnain is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his B.Sc …

  • Ngozi Amanze

    Ngozi Amanze is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She joined the MPEL research team at the beginning of …

  • Anne Leatherman

    Anne Leatherman is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in power electronics. Before joining the MPEL …


    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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