Current and Past Grants (2001-to date received about 50 sponsored projects - PI in majority of them)


1.          Education gift for Electrical power system analysis and operation software ETAP, 2018-to date

2.          Universal battery supercharger, Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), 2017-2020

3.          CPS: Breakthrough: Collaborative research: Transactive control of smart railway grid, National Science Foundation, 2017-2019

4.          Control of next generation naval wide-bandgap power-electronic systems using predictive switching sequences and switching transitions, Office of Naval Research, 2017-2020

5.          A modular and flexible high-frequency-link transformer with reduced device count and zero high-side devices, Department of Energy, 2017-2018

6.          High-voltage optically-activated wide-bandgap rapid fault isolation device, National Science Foundation, 2015-2018

7.          GaN for high rep rate pulsed power, Department of Defense (Kyma Technologies flow through), 2015

8.          Differential-mode high-frequency GaN-on-Si PV microinverter, National Science Foundation, 2015-2016

9.          Wide-bandgap optical emitter turn-off (ETO) thyristor, University of Illinois, Chicago Chancellor Innovation fund, 2015-2017

10.      Optically-switched 15-kV SiC single-bias high-frequency thyristor, Advanced Research Project Agency for Energy (Silicon Power flow-through), 2013-2014

11.      Multi-scale hybrid modeling based fast component/system reliability assessment analytical tool for EAU buffered aircraft power system, Air Force, 2013

12.      A Lyapunov function based remedial action screening tool using real-time data, Department of Energy (Michigan State University flow-through), 2012-2015

13.      CPS: Synergy: Collaborative research: Boolean microgrid, National Science Foundation, 2012-2017

14.      Novel optically-activated high-voltage and single-bias wide-bandgap high-frequency thyristor for next-generation smart grid, National Science Foundation, 2012-2017

15.      Planar, low switching loss bulk InAlN/GaN based HEMTs for power conversion applications, Department of Defense, 2012

16.      Robust ENFONET: confluence of energy distribution and information networks, University of Illinois, Chicago (Area of Excellence Grant), 2012-2013

17.      Agent based distributed control framework for next generation ships, Office of Naval Research, 2011-2012

18.      GOALIE: Optically modulated switching transition and switching sequence based power electronics control for next-generation power systems, U.S. National Science Foundation, 2010-2013

19.      Universal, programmable and affordable power technologies for underwater vehicles, Naval Surface Warfare Center, 2009-2012

20.      Distributed smart control and health management framework for next generation electric ships, Intelligent Automation Inc., 2010

21.      Monolithic silicon carbide anode switched thyristor for medium voltage power conversion, Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), 2010. Project awarded but no funding received due to budget cut.

22.      Photonically-controlled SiC based device technology for power electronic applications, APEI, 2009

23.      Development of an accelerated life test for wide-bandgap (SiC) HEV/PHEV power conversion modules, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., 2009-2010

24.      Optically-controlled wide-bandgap power electronics, Office of Naval Research, 2008-2010

25.      A high performance real-time simulation system for multiscale analysis of advanced power and control networks and hardware-in-the-loop testing, Office of Naval Research, 2008-2009

26.      High power density, high efficiency, fast transient response silicon carbide (SiC)-based power supplies for the next generation radars, APEI, 2008-2009

27.      Optically-gated high-power solid-state switch (SiC-OGHSS) for pulsed-power application, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., 2008-2010

28.      Photonically-triggered SiC-GaN and superjunction based high-gain and high-voltage bipolar power transistor, U.S. National Science Foundation, 2008-2011

29.      Hybrid-modulation based high power high frequency and scalable SiC polyphase fuel cell inverter for power quality and distributed generation, U.S. National Science Foundation, 2007-2011

30.      Modular and efficient power converter with source ripple-current mitigation, California Energy Commission via US Hybrid, 2008-2009

31.      All-SiC bidirectional dc/dc converter for hybrid electric vehicle, Department of Energy via US Hybrid, 2007-2008

32.      Optically-gated high-power solid-state switch (SiC-OGHSS) for pulsed-power application, GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc., 2007-2008

33.      Optically-gated non-latched high gain power device, Office of Naval Research, 2006-2008

34.      Advanced fuel-cell energy management electronics and control for microgrid, Ceramatec Inc., 2006

35.      (ONR Young Investigator Award) Wireless distributed control of naval advanced electrical power systems (AEPS), Office of Naval Research, 2005-2009

36.      SOFC power electronics control design for solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) based vehcular auxiliary power unit (APU), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2004-2005

37.      Optically-triggered power transistor for photonic electrical power system, Vegawave Systems, 2005

38.      Decentralized nonlinear controller based SiC parallel dc-dc converter unit (DDCU), Semisouth, 2005

39.      A novel bidirectional power controller for regenerative fuel cells, Department of Energy, 2004-2005

40.      A zero current ripple, energy efficient, and reliable low cost residential and commercial zero emission direct power-conversion system, California Energy Commissions, 2004-2005

41.      An investigation to resolve the interaction between fuel cell, power conditioning system and application loads (Phase II), Department of Energy, 2004-2006

42.      Collaborative proposal on optimal-control strategies based on comprehensive modeling and system-interaction analyses for energy-efficient and reduced-emission fuel-cell-energy-conversion technologies for hybrid stationary and non-stationary applications, Environmental Protection Agency, 2004-2007

43.      Sensorless control of motor drives for fly-by-wire vehicle, MRC-Caterpillar, 2003-2004

44.      CAREER: Nonlinear analyses and robust control of interactive power networks using a unified hybrid modeling framework, National Science Foundation, 2003-2009

45.      Wireless smart electronic monitoring unit, Consumer Safety Innovations, 2002

46.      An investigation to resolve the interaction between fuel cell, power conditioning system and application loads (Phase I), Department of Energy, 2002-2003

47.      Education Grant: A laboratory proposal of electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2007

48.      Equipment Grant: Laser testbed for photonically-switched power device, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2005

49.      Education Grant: 20 field programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware platforms, Altera Inc., 2004

50.      Education Grant: 6 TMS320C6713 DSP and 1 Code Composer kits, Texas Instruments, 2004

51.      Equipment Grant, Tektronix, 2002