Some of the Past and Present Researchers and Students of LESES and Early Placements

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TBA, Postdoc

TBA, Ph.D.

TBA, Ph.D.

TBA, M.S.

Shantanu, Ph.D.

Congbo, Ph.D.

Nikhil, Ph.D.

Debanjan, Ph.D.

Moien, Ph.D.

Soumya, M.S.

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Alireza Mojab

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Ankit, Ph.D.

@ United Technologies Research Center

Alireza, Ph.D.

@ Ideal Power

Hossein, Ph.D.

@ ABB

Arash, Ph.D.

@ ABB

Siamak, Ph.D.

@ Bose

Alireza, Ph.D.

@ Enphase

Tirtha, Ph.D., Postdoc

@ Fairchild

Rongjun, Ph.D.

@ Infineon

Tahir, Ph.D.

@ UET

Kaustuva, Ph.D., Postdoc @ Philips

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Sanjaya, Ph.D.

@ Philips

Rajni Kant, Ph.D.

@ General Electric

Sandeep, Postdoc

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Abhijit, Postdoc

@ Honeywell

Akshay, PostDoc

@ National University of Singapore

Xinmei, V. Professor

@ Xian University of Technology

Eduardo, Res. Scientist

@ Eprail, ICAI

Anik, M.S.

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Harshit, M.S.

@ Tagore Tech

Tan, M.S.

@ Linear Tech

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Lavanya, M.S.

@ Caterpillar

Adnan, M.S.

@ Texas Instruments

Michael, B.S.

Marcos, B.S.

@ IBM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visiting Prof., Research Scientists, Post-Doctoral Researchers

Ph.D. Students

M.S. Students

1.          Dr. S. Sankaranarayanan, 06/01/18 08/26/19, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Focus: SiC Optical emitter turn-off thyristor, Role: Advisor

2.          Dr. J. Chen, 12/01/16 - to date, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Focus: Optical power semiconductor devices, Role: Advisor

3.          Dr. A. Kulkarni, 07/12/16 - to date, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Focus: Wide-bandgap microinverter, Role: Advisor

4.          Prof. X. Wang, 02/01/14 - 04/16/15, Visiting Professor, Research Focus: Optically switched GaN based pulsed power semiconductor devices, Role: Advisor, Current Placement: Associate Professor, Xian University of Technology

5.          Prof. E.P. da la Fuente, 07/1/13 - 07/19/14, Research Scientist and Visiting Professor, Research Focus: Smart grid in railway systems, power system transient stability analysis, Role: Advisor, Current Placement: President, Eprail

6.          Prof. M. Tahir, 07/15/14 - 09/15/14, Research Scientist, Research Focus: Event driven priority based demand control for microgrid, Role: Advisor, Current Placement: Associate Professor, UET

7.          Prof. A. El Shahat, 02/14 - 08/14, Visiting Professor, Research Focus: Microgrid modeling and analysis, Role: Advisor, Current Placement: Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern

8.          Dr. A.K. Rathore, 09/01/09 - 09/15/10, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Focus: High frequency power conversion systems for renewable energy systems, Role: Advisor, Current placement: Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

9.          Dr. K. Acharya, 01/09 - 06/09, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Focus: Sequence based control of power electronics converters, Role: Advisor, First placement: Philips

10.      Dr. T. Sarkar, 01/01/09 - 12/15/09, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Research Focus: GaAs based optically triggered power transistor for optically-activated gate control of Si/SiC power MOSFETs, Role: Advisor, First placement: R&D Fairchild

11.      Prof. S. Parui, 03/07 - 09/07, Visiting Professor, Research Focus: Nonlinear analysis of interactive power networks, Role: Advisor, Current placement: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Bengal Engineering and Science U, India

12.      Prof. F. Talukdar, 06/06 - 08/06, Visiting Professor, Research Focus: High-power high-frequency-link inverter, Role: Advisor, Current placement: Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, India

13.      S. Gupta, 08/19 - 12/22 (expected), Ph.D., Expected Dissertation Title: Loss-mitigating techniques for multi-phase differential-mode rectifier, Role: Advisor

14.      C. Bao, 08/19 - 12/22 (expected), Ph.D., Expected Dissertation Title: High-power wide-bandgap EV charger, Role: Advisor

15.      M. Mohamadi, 08/18 - 12/21 (expected), Ph.D., Expected Dissertation Title: High-frequency integrated magnetics for differential-mode EV charger, Role: Advisor

16.      N. Kumar, 08/15 - 12/20 (expected), Ph.D., Expected Dissertation Title: SiC-based universal battery supercharger for electric vehicles, Role: Advisor

17.      D. Chatterjee, 08/15 - 12/20 (expected), Ph.D., Expected Dissertation Title: Generalized control of converters using predictive switching sequences, Role: Advisor

18.      A. Gupta, 08/13 - 4/19, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: High-frequency-link power electronics interface for discrete power and data transfer, Role: Advisor, This student received the University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Award, First Placement: United Technologies Research Center

19.      A. Mojab, 01/13 - 09/18, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Design, fabrication, and characterization of high-current optically-triggered power transistors for single-bias all-optical emitter turn-off thyristors, Role: Advisor, First Placement: Ideal Power:

20.      S. Mehrnami, 08/11 - 12/14, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Universal high-frequency-link microconverter for renewable/alternative energy, Role: Advisor, This student received the 2013 IEEE PEDG Best Paper Award, First placement: Bose

21.      H. Riazmontazer, 08/11 - 09/16, Ph.D., Expected Dissertation Title: Switching transition control of insulated-gate power semiconductor devices, Role: Advisor, First Placement: ABB

22.      A. Rahnamaee, 08/10 - 01/15, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Soft-switched hybrid-modulation scheme for an isolated dc-link-capacitor-less three-phase pulsating-dc-link inverter, Role: Advisor, First placement: ABB

23.      A. Tajfar, 01/10 - 02/14, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: A unified controller for a high-frequency-link inverter, Role: Advisor, First placement: Enphase Energy

24.      Y. Ma, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Optimal spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks and utility optimization in wireless sensor networks, Role: Committee Member

25.      C. Rathod, 08/04 - 10/08, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: A multi-body system approach for the analysis of railroad vehicles using a finite element flexible track model, Role: Committee Member

26.      R. Huang, 01/04 - 06/09, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Soft-switched dc/dc converter for high-power high-frequency-link power system, Role: Advisor, This student was the co-recipient of the IEEE Future Energy Challenge Award, First placement: International Rectifier

27.      T. Muhammad, 01/04 - 08/08, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Wireless communication protocols and resource optimization for distributed control of power networks, Role: Advisor, This student received the Outstanding Paper Award for the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking, First placements: Assistant Professor, University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan and Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems, National University of Ireland

28.      K. Acharya, 01/04 - 12/08, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Global stability analyses and controller design for switching power converters in interactive power-electronics networks, Role: Advisor, This student was the co-recipient of the IEEE Future Energy Challenge Award and holds one U.S. Patent that is based on his graduate research work, First placement: Post-doctoral research associate, University of Illinois, Chicago

29.      R.K. Burra, 12/03 - 01/06, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: High performance inverter design for stationary fuel cell power system, Role: Advisor, This student was the co-recipient of the IEEE Future Energy Challenge Award, First placement: GE Corporate Research

30.      T. Sarkar, 08/03 - 12/09, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Optical-intensity-modulated gate control of power-electronic-system performance, Role: Advisor, This student received the prestigious 2007 Joseph J. Suozzi IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference Fellowship in Power Electronics, First placement: Post-doctoral research associate, University of Illinois, Chicago

31.      S.K. Pradhan, 08/03 - 02/07, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Modeling, analysis and control of effects of the electrical feedbacks on PSOFC power conditioning system, Role: Advisor, This student was the co-recipient of the IEEE Future Energy Challenge Award, First placement: Philips Research

32.      D. Rancruel, 08/01 - 08/05, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Optimization of solid-oxide fuel cell balance-of-plant system, Role: Committee Member, First placement: General Electric

33.      S. Haggag, 08/01 - 08/04, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Fault-tolerant steer by-wire control system for articulated vehicle, Role: Committee Member, First placement: Caterpillar

34.      A. Desai, 05/18-07/19, M.S., Project Title: CAD modelling based thermal analysis of a 60-kW universal battery supercharger (UBS), Role: Advisor

35.      S. Sarma, 01/18-to date, M.S., Thesis Title: Transactive control of smart railway grid, Role: Advisor

36.      N. Kumar, 01/14 - 07/15, M.S., Thesis Title: Frequency-dependent criterion for mitigating effects of transmission line terminated with linear loads, Role: Advisor, First placement: Doctoral student at UIC

37.      H. Soni, 10/13 - 07/15, M.S., Thesis Title: Modular control of differential-mode Cuk inverter, Role: Advisor, First placement: Tagore Tech

38.      N. Jin, 01/05-10/11, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Neural network-based e-adaptive dynamic programming and e-optimal control for nonlinear systems, Role: Committee Member

39.      P. Sivasubramania, 09/10 - 01/13, M.S., Thesis Title: A differential-mode current-sourced high-frequency-link photovoltaic inverter, Role: Advisor, First placement: Propelsys Technologies LLC

40.      M. Tarallo, 08/08 - 04/10, M.S., Thesis Title: Strategies for NoC Architectures, Role: Committee Member

41.      P. Jedraszczak, 01/08 - 06/09, M.S., Thesis Title: All-SiC based high-temperature PHEV converter, Role: Advisor, This student secured second place finish in the 2007 UIC Engineering Expo Design Contest, First placement: Forsythe Technology: Metra

42.      C.M. Tan, 01/05 - 01/07, M.S., Thesis Title: Design of a hybrid controller ASIC for a VRM using 90 nm CMOS process, Role: Advisor, First placement: Linear Technology

43.      O. Kovalenko, 08/04 - 08/05, M.S., Thesis Title: Adaptive critic learning techniques for automotive engine control, Role: Committee Member

44.      E. Zordan, 08/03 - 08/05, M.S., Thesis Title: Model and analysis of a MEMS micropump, Role: Committee Member

45.      R. Gomm, 08/03 - 08/06, Ph.D., Dissertation Title: Real time automated planning and control of construction equipment mechanism, Role: Committee Member

46.      W. Gaiotto, 08/02 - 01/04, M.S., Thesis Title: Bandwidth estimation and load balancing in stream control transport protocol, Role: Committee Member

47.      K. Acharya, 08/02 - 11/03, M.S., Thesis Title: System interaction analyses of SOFC power system, Role: Advisor, First placement: Doctoral student at UIC

48.      R.K. Burra, 08/02 - 11/03, M.S., Thesis Title: SOFC power conditioner, Role: Advisor, First placement: Doctoral student at UIC

49.      S.L. Kamisetty, 08/01 - 03/04, M.S., Thesis Title: Nonlinear multiphase voltage regulated module (VRM) controller, Role: Advisor, First placement: Caterpillar

50.      A. Lokhandwala, 08/01 - 01/04, M.S., Thesis Title: SOFC power conditioner, Role: Advisor, First placement: International Rectifier

51.      M. Gelmi, 08/00 - 01/02, M.S., Thesis Title: Low-power PD-SOI Circuits, Role: Committee Member