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.


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 170 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 the Director of the Maryland Power Electronics Laboratory (MPEL) at the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and the Institute for Systems Research …

Alireza Khaligh is an Associate 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 170 journal and conference papers. Dr. Khaligh is the Area Editor for “Vehicular Electronics and Systems Area” of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (TVT). He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Transportation Electrification.

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 Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and also a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

  • Chuan Shi

    Chuan Shi received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering with distinguished honor from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China in 2013. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. …

  • Ayan Mallik

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

  • Jiangheng Lu

    Jiangheng Lu received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2014. He is currently working …

  • 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 …

  • Michael D’Antonio

    Michael is a second year Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with …

  • Zeyu Zhang

    Zeyu Zhang received his B.S degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China, in 2015. He is currently working toward Ph.D. 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 …

  • Arun Sankar

    Arun Sankar U is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. He received his B.Tech …

  • Peiwen He

    Peiwen He received a B.S. degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2010 and a M.S. degree from Illinois …


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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