Alumni

The following is a list of some of the recent graduates of EMPE lab in a chronological order

 

Hussain Hussain received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University in 2007. Then he joined Kuwait National Petroleum Company as a design engineer. In 2012, he received his M.S. degree from Texas A&M University. . His research interests include control of multiphase machines and sensorless control of permanent magnet motors. He graduated with a  PhD degree at Texas A&M University in Spring 2017. His thesis was titled: “Linear Permanent Magnet Machines for Oil Pumping System”. He is currently an assistant professor at Kuwait University.

 

Matthew Johnson received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2011. During his time as an undergraduate student he completed multiple internships with L3-Communications, Raytheon, and Knowledge Based Systems. Incorporated. Matthew’s research interests include control systems for power electronic circuits and electric machines, power converter design, and hybrid electric vehicles. He defended his thesis on Design and Analysis of axial and Radial Flux Magnetic gears and Magnetically Geared Machines in spring 2017.

 

Abdulkadir Bostanci received both his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2006 and 2008 respectively. He graduated with the PhD from  Texas A&M University in 2017. His dissertation was titled “A System-Based Modeling and Simulation of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) Electric Power Systems and Core Loss Analysis of Synchronous Generator and Induction Moto” His research focused on harmonics effect on the core losses in machine caused by variable frequency drives. He made detailed analysis on different level of harmonics and showed their effect on the core losses. He also evaluated some experimental studies based on core losses in a synchronous generator.

 

Khaled Ali Al Jaafari was born in Al Ain, UAE and received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Petroleum Institute (PI), Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2006 and 2011. Khalid worked for two years in ZADCO as an Electrical Engineer at the upper Zakum Oil field, where he was part of the maintenance team. After that, he decided to rejoin the academia sector, and was accepted in The Petroleum Institute as a fellowship research and teaching assistant. Khaled successfully defended his dissertation titled “Stator Windings Ground Fault Detection in Synchronous Generators” on May 31st, 2016.

Dr. Jaafari is currently an assistant professor at Petroleum Institute, UAE.

 

Yongqi (Richie) Li received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Automation from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China in 2013. He joined the EMPE lab as a M.S. student in September 2014. He defended his M.S thesis titled”Real-Time Torque Ripple Minimization of Outer Rotor Switched Reluctance Motor” in March, 2016.

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Vivek M. Sundaram received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India in 2008 and his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2011. He defended his PhD dissertation titled “Reliable Multiphase Induction Motor Drives” at Texas A&M University in February 2016. His research interests include electric machines and power electronics for renewable energy applications. He is currently an Electrical Engineer at Faraday Future.

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Jae-Bum Park received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 2002 and his M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the ECL (Energy Conversion Laboratory) at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea in 2005. His M.S. thesis topic was “Single Phase Switched Reluctance Motor Optimum Design Using Response Surface Methodology and Finite Element Method.” He worked on machine design and control drives for ODD and EV applications in LG Components R&D Center, Korea.

In August 2010, he began working towards a Ph.D in electrical engineering associated with the EMPE (Electrical Machines & Power Electronics) Lab. at Texas A&M University. In March 2015, he defended his dissertation titled “Multi-Phase Fault Tolerant PMSM Drive Systems.” His research interests include machine design (such as IPM, SPM, PMa-SynRM, SRM, IM, and BF-SRM) and DSP based control drives (using TI’s F28035 and F28335). He is currently working on diesel HEV motor designs as a Senior Research Engineer on the Eco-vehicle Drive Train Engineering Design Team at Hyundai Motor Company.

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 image004 Yateendra Deshpande received his Bachelors and Masters from IIT Madras, India in 2007. After that he worked at the Advanced Engineering Group of TVS Motor Company, one of the leading two wheeler manufacturers in India. During his work at TVS, he designed and built motors for Hybrid two wheeler application, integrated starter-generator for two wheelers. In 2009 he joined EMPE lab at Texas A&M University to pursue a PhD in Motor drives. He received his PhD in December 2014 with a dissertation titled “Automated Design Optimization of Synchronous Machines: Development and Application of a Generic Fitness Evaluation Framework.” His research interests include motor design optimization, design automation, loss modeling and optimal control, sensorless control. He is currently a Hardware Engineer at Apple.

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Siavash Pakdelian received his B.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2003, and his M.S. degree from the University of Tehran in 2006, both in Electrical Power Engineering. He joined the EMPE lab in Fall 2009, when he started his Ph.D at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Texas A&M University. Throughout his Ph.D, he researched magnetic gearing systems and received his PhD in Fall 2014 with a dissertation on Trans-Rotary Magnetic Gear (TROMAG) for wave energy applications. His research interests include analysis, design, and control of electromechanical motion systems.

Dr. Pakdelian is currently an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Robert Vartanian received his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 2014. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran, in 1999 and 2001 respectively. Then he joined Electric Power Technology Development Center (MATN) as a research engineer. From Fall 2007, he started his PhD program at electrical and computer engineering department of Texas A&M University. His dissertation is on Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Machine (PMa-SynRM) Design and Performance Analysis for Fan and Pump Applications.  His research interests include advanced machine design, power electronics, DSP based electric machine control, and hybrid electric vehicles.

Dr. Vartanian currently is a power electronic engineer in Rhombus Energy Solutions, Inc. His current research interests include electric machine design and optimization, electric machine control, power electronics modeling and simulation, renewable energy conversion devices (Photovoltaic & Fuel Cell).

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Babak Farhangi received his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University in 2014. He also received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. His dissertation is on Power Conditioning for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles.  His research interests include power electronics and its applications in power systems, industrial electronics, automotive power conversion, photovoltaics, power converter design, and power conditioning of renewable energy resources.

Dr. Farhangi joined EMPE Laboratory at Texas A&M University as a Ph.D. student in 2009 where he worked on innovative vehicular power conditioners. Prior to joining EMPE laboratory, Babak had been involved in several industrial projects as an engineer and a researcher at EEtrex Company, Boulder CO, the Power System Automation Laboratory of Texas A&M University, the Industrial Electronics Laboratory of the University of Tehran, and Sarir Aftab Taban Electornic Company, Tehran, Iran, where his power electronics career started at 1999. Dr. Farhangi is currently a Senior Electrical Engineer at TruSmart Energy.

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Hamidreza Keyhani received his B.S. degree from University of Shiraz, Iran in 2001 and M.S. degree from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 2004, both in Electrical Engineering. He then worked in industry for more than seven years and designed several power electronic circuits and systems. He defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Nov 2013. His dissertation is on Fault-Tolerant Partial-Resonant High-Frequency AC-Link Converters and Their Applications.

Dr. Keyhani’s research interests include modeling, design and control of power electronic systems, such as power converters, switching power supplies, uninterruptible power supplies and also design, modeling and digital control of motor drives. Dr. Keyhani is currently a Hardware Engineer at Google.

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Mahshid Amirabadi joined EMPE lab as a Ph.D. student in January 2008. She received her M.Sc degree from University of Tehran, Iran in 2006, and the B.Sc degree from Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran in 2002, both in Electrical Engineering. She was a research engineer in Niroo Research Institute, Tehran, Iran from 2006 to 2007. In summer 2010 she was an intern in ABB US Corporate Research Center.

Her dissertation is on a new class of power converters, high frequency ac-link universal power converters, the input and output of which can be either dc, ac, single phase or multi-phase systems. She has published more than 20 papers and has a pending US patent. Her main research interests and experience include design, analysis and control of power converters, renewable energy systems, variable speed drives, hybrid electric vehicles and electrical machines.

Dr. Amirabadi is currently an assistant professor at the Northeastern University.

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Esra Ozkentli received her B.S. degree from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2008. She received her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

She has previously worked for the company AnelTech, in Turkey as a business development engineer, and has been an engineering intern in Siemens-Turkey in 2006, Schneider Electric-Turkey in 2007, and Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 2007. Her research interests or on renewable technologies especially solar energies and its applications. She represented the aforementioned company in solar energy related associations. She is currently an Electrical Engineer at Aker Solutions.

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Nicolas W. Frank received his B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2004. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2010. His Ph.D. thesis concerns magnetic gears.

He has worked for the Air Force Research Labs, United Technologies Research Center, and been a guest researcher at Aalborg University in Denmark since being in graduate school.  His interests in power electronics lie mainly with electric machine design.

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Seung Deog Choi received his B.S. degree from Chung-Ang University, South Korea in 2004, M.S. degree from Seoul National University, South Korea in 2006, respectively both in Electrical Engineering. He has earned Ph.D. degree in electric power and power electronics program at Texas A&M University – College Station in 2010 with a dissertation under the title of “Condition Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis of Variable Speed Motor Drive”. He is currently assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of The University of Akron, Ohio, USA from 2012. Previously, Dr. Choi was a power electronics R&D engineer and later project leader at Toshiba international Cooperation in Houston, Tx, U.S.A. from 2008 to 2012. He was with LG electronics as R&D engineer in Korea from 2006 to 2007. His research interest includes various renewable energy systems, high power energy system, Hybrid/Electric Vehicle, electric motor drive system, and information theory based power electronics system optimization.

 

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Jeihoon Baek received the B.S and M.Sc degree from Hong-Ik University, Korea both in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and 1998 respectively. He also obtained an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2009 where he worked on “Control of Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Generators (PMa-SynRG) with Current-Fed Drive” as his Ph.D dissertation. He is now with Korea Railroad Research Institute.

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 anil Anil Kumar Chakali received his Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) degree in electronics and communications from Karnataka Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology Karnataka), Surathkal, India in June 2001. He then worked as embedded avionics software engineer at Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab, India for five years. In August 2007, he joined Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, where he worked on “Sensorless Speed Control of Permanent Magnet-Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor” as his masters thesis, and graduated in December 2009.
Presently he is working for Zodiac Aerospace. His professional interests include embedded motor Controls and power electronics.
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Anand Balakrishnan received B.E degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India in 2006, and M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 2008, where he worked on “Soft switched high-frequency AC link converters” as his masters thesis. He is now with Intel Corporation as a Hardware Engineer.

 

 

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Salman Talebi received his B.S., and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, and Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1997 and 1999, respectively. After five years work experience with Moshanir, Nargan, and OEID Corporations as a consultant engineer and two years at Azad University of Saveh as a faculty member, he joined the doctoral program of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2004 and received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in December 2008 with a dissertation under the title of “Advanced High-Speed Flywheel Energy Storage Systems for Pulsed Power Applications”.

During his Ph.D. program, he worked at Whirlpool, Toshiba, and SynQor Corporations as an intern engineer. He is currently with Jabil as a Lead Power Electronics Design Engineer. His research interests include modeling, analysis and control of the PM machines, control system design, robust adjustable speed motor drives, DC/DC converters, power electronics and DSP applications.

 

 

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Salih Baris Ozturk (S02-M08) received the B.S. degree (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2000. He accomplished his M.Sc and Ph.D. programs of EE at Texas A&M University, in 2005 and 2008, respectively; during which he worked on “Direct Torque Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors with Non-Sinusoidal Back-EMF” as his Ph. D dissertation and on “Low-Cost Direct Torque Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors Using Hall-Effect Sensors” as his masters thesis.

During 2004, he was with the Whirlpool R&D Center, Benton Harbor, MI. In 2008, he joined the Power Electronics Group, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, CT, as a Senior Research Engineer. Since 2009, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey. His research interests include power electronics, fault diagnosis of electric machines, and digital signal processor-based advanced control of ac drives, in particular sensorless and direct torque control of permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance, permanent magnet synchronous and brushless dc motors.

 

 

 image024 Bilal Akin (S03,M’08) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, in 2000 and 2003, respectively  and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2007 with a dissertation under the title of “Low Cost Motor Drive Embedded Fault Diagnosis Systems”.
From 1999 to 2000, he was an R&D Engineer in Tubitak Bilten, Ankara, Turkey. From 2005 to 2007, he was with Toshiba Industrial Division, Houston, TX as an R&D Engineer. He worked as postdoctoral research associate from 2007 to 2008 at Texas A&M University. He is currently an assistant professor at University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests are advanced control methods in motor drives, real time fault diagnosis of industrial systems, digital power management and various DSP based industrial applications.
  Shehab Ahmed received his Bsc Alexandria University in 1999 and his Msc and PhD from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2000 and 2007 respectively. His PhD dissertation was titled  Compact Harsh Environment Energy Conversion Systems. He is currently an associate professor at Texas A&M University, Qatar.
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Sangshin Kwak (S02-M05) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronics engineering from Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea, in 1997 and 1999, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in 2005, where he worked on “Design and Analysis of Modern Three-Phase AC/AC Power Converters for AC Drives and Utility Interface” as his Ph.D dissertation. From 1999 to 2000, he worked as a research engineer at LG Electronics, Changwon, Korea. He was also with Whirlpool R&D Center, Benton Harbor, MI, in 2004. From 2005 to 2007, he worked as a senior engineer in Samsung SDI R&D Center, Yongin, Korea. Since 2007, he has been an assistant professor at Daegu University, Gyeongsan, Korea. His research interests are topology design, modeling, control, and analysis of ac/dc, dc/ac, ac/ac power converters including resonant converters for adjustable speed drives and digital display drivers as well as DSP-based power electronics control.

 

 

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Peyman Niazi received his BSc and MSc degrees in electrical engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, and K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1996 and 1999, respectively. From 1999 to 2001 he was with Niroo Research Institute (NRI), Tehran, Iran. In September 2001, he joined Advanced Electric Machines and Power Electronics Lab in Texas A&M University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 2005 where he worked on “Permanent Magnet Assisted Synchronous Reluctance Motor, Design and performance improvement” as his PhD dissertation. Currently he is with HGST, a Western Digital company. His research interests include electric motor design, power electronics and motor drives, DSP based control systems designs and servomechanism.
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Leila Parsa received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station. Her Ph.D dissertation was under the title of “Performance Improvement of Permanent Magnet AC Motors”. She is currently an associate professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests are in design, analysis and control of electromechanical energy converters and power electronics converters for various applications. Dr. Parsa is the recipient of the 2009 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, the 2007 IEEE Industry Applications Society Outstanding Young Member Award, and 2006 IEEE Industry Applications Society Transactions Paper Award.

 

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Rahul Khopkar received an M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University with a thesis under the title of “DC-DC Converter Current Source Fed Naturally Commutated Brushless DC Motor Drive” in 2003.
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Tilak Gopalarathnam received the Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology � Madras in 1996, the Masters degree from the Indian Institute of Science in 1998 and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2002, with a dissertation on “New Solutions for Improved Unipolar-Excited Brushless Motor Drive”. Following this, he worked on high power rectifiers and solid-state circuit breakers in the light rail traction industry. He then joined General Motors, where he developed inverters for hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Since 2006, he has been working in the solar PV industry in the San Francisco Bay area, on commercial and residential solar inverters as well as DC-DC converters. His professional interests are in the applications of power electronics to renewable energy and clean technology.
 Hao Lei Hao, received a B.Sc from ShangHai JiaoTong University in 1991, an M.Sc from Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science in 1998, and a Ph.D from Texas A&M University in 2002, all in Electrical Engineering. His Ph.D dissertation topic was “Permanent Magnet AC Motor High-Speed Operation using Hybrid Observers”.
From 2003 to 2006, he was with Wavecrest Labs as system Optimization engineer in Ashburn VA, where he developed PM machine drive systems for variety projects including NASA robot “Thibodeaux, Vehicle In-Wheel Systems, Cargo Scooter for Asian and Europe market, TidalForce electric bikes (M750x, M750 and M500) and All Wheel Drive System. In 2006, he joined R&D center of General Motor as a researcher in warren MI, where he is working on motor drive and power electronics system for hybrid propulsion system, chassis system and electrical power system.
He is senior member of IEEE and has published over 10 technical papers and one book. He has one patent and over 10 patent applications in the field of motor drives.
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Rami Dabbusi obtained his B.Sc from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Mineral, Saudi Arabia, in 1996 and his M.Sc from Texas A&M University in 2002, both in Electrical Engineering. He has worked on “A 3-Phase AC to AC Matrix Converter using the Venturini Method” as his masters thesis. He has been working with Saudi Aramco since 1996 with the Consulting Services Department, and is currently the Supervisor of the Electrical Equipment Unit. He also worked at Ras Tanura Refinery, construction of Khursaniyah Producing Facility, and Mechanical Services Shops, within the Saudi Aramco, as well as an intern assignment with ABB Machines in Sweden. He is an IEEE Senior Member and has co-authored four IEEE papers.

 

 

Masoud Hajiaghajani received his B.Sc from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, M.Sc from University of Tehran, Iran and Ph.D from Texas A&M University all in Electrical Engineering. His dissertation is under the title of “Fault Diagnosis of Electric Machines” and has been accomplished in December 2002. Masoud is an IEEE member and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. He has co-authored and presented several IEEE technical papers and is employed by Chevron ETC as an electrical power engineer.

 

 

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Nasser Qahtani received his B.Sc. from King Saud University, Riyadh, in 1996, and his M. Sc. from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 2002, both in Electrical Engineering. His M.Sc. thesis titled “Non-linear Analysis of Multi-phase Induction Machines for Motor Driver Applications”. Nasser joined Saudi ARAMCO/Abqaiq Plants in 1997 and he is currently holding the position of Oil Processing Maintenance Division superintendent. During the last few years, he was in charge of many technical and managerial projects and has held many managerial positions. In addition to his work activities, Nasser is interested in social sciences with more focus on human performance improvement such as excellence modeling, NLP applications in work life, coaching and self development. Nasser is an NLP practitioner who is certified by INLPTA and has obtainedan MBA degree from Strthclyde Business School, Scotland in early 2010.

 

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Shailesh P. Waikar received the B.E. degree in Electronics & Telecom from College of Engineering, Pune, India , in 1994, the M.E. degree in Electronics Design from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1997, and the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Texas A&M University, College Station, USA in 2001. His Ph.D dissertation was under the title of “A Low-Cost Low-Loss Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor Drive”. From 2001, he has joined Black & Decker Inc, Baltimore, MD, US, where he is now serving as a technical manager. Since 2007, he has also worked as a part time Faculty member in Mechanical ENgineering at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). His professional interests include Design and implementation of low cost Brushless motor controllers, Novel control schemes for electronically commutated motors, and Motor control for household appliances. Dr. Waikar is the holder of multiple US patents for application of Brushless motors in various Power tool applications.

 

 

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Tahmid Ur Rahman got his M.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University with a thesis on “Parameter estimation of vector controlled induction machine”. His undergraduate degree in the same field came from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He also holds an MBA from University of California, Davis.

Tahmid is currently working for Intel Co. in NAND Solutions Group as a technical marketing engineer. Since 2002 he has worked in multiple analog design positions in Intel NOR flash group and chipset group. His present responsibilities include product feature definition for Intel Solid State Drive, competitive analysis and collateral ownership for product positioning. He holds one patent in content addressable memory.

 

 

 Nandi Subhasis Nandi (S97-M00-SM’06) received the B.E. degree from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India, in 1985, the M.E. degree from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 1988 and the PhD degree from the Texas A&M University, College Station, USA in 2000, all in electrical engineering. His Ph.D dissertation was under the title of “Fault Analysis for Condition Monitoring of Induction Motors”. He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada where he is currently employed as an Associate Professor.
Between 1988 and 1996, he was with TVS Electronics and the Central Power Research Institute, Bangalore, India, working in the areas of power electronics and drives. Between September 2008 and August 2009, he was a contract professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea. His main research interests are power electronics and drives and analysis and design of electrical machines, with special emphasis on fault diagnosis.
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Deepak Shet received his B.E degree and M.E degree in Electronics and Power Electronics in September 1990 and August 1993 respectively, all from the Bangalore University at Bangalore, India. In June 1994 he joined the National Aerospace Labs at Bangalore, India where he was involved in development and maintenance activities in the instrumentation section. He received his M.S.E.E. degree from Texas A&M University in 1998 with “Sensorless Position Estimation in Sinusoidal Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor” as his masters thesis. He then joined Magnetek at Huntsville, Alabama where he worked on the development of fluorescent lighting ballasts. He later joined Philips Lighting in Rosemont, Illinois where he is presently working on development of lighting drivers. His technical interests include lighting drivers and controls.
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Khwaja Rahman received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1987 and 1990 respectively, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1992 and 1998 respectively, all in electrical engineering. He worked on “Design and Control of Switched Reluctance Motor for Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Application” as his Ph.D dissertation. From 1987 to 1990, he was with the Electrical Engineering Department of BUET as an Assistant Professor. In 1998 he joined the General Motors (GM) Advanced Technology Center (GMATC), Torrance, California, as a Research Engineer. Currently he is working in GM hybrid Powertrain division, Troy, MI, as a technical lead. His research interests include adjustable speed drives, power electronics converters, and electric and hybrid electric vehicle propulsion systems. He has written papers on electric machine design and analysis, machine control, and machine characterizations. He is recipient of first prize paper award from the IEEE Industry Application Society. He is co-inventor of several US patents in his area of specialization.

 

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Nabil Al-Nuaim received his B.Sc from King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals in 1992, and his M.Sc. degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, in 1996, both in Electrical Engineering. He worked on “Performance Analysis of Synchronous Machines under Dynamic Eccentricity” as his M.Sc. thesis.Nabil joined Saudi Aramco in 1992 and since then he has been holding several technical and managerial positions within the company. For example, he held several operations positions within Ras Tanura Refinery where he was the Operations Superintendent of several processing areas (Refining, NGL, Oil, Utilities operations). Furthermore, Nabil served as the manager of Domestic Sales & Logistics Department within Saudi Aramco Pipelines, Distribution & Terminals admin area. He also led two divisions within IT focusing on developing corporate engineering applications. In addition, Nabil served as Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards Coordinator representing the company in local, regional and international standardization agencies such as SASO and ISO. He also held the position of the Secretary of a corporate business committee namely the Board of Engineers. He was the Head of Engineering Knowledge & Resources Division where he led the team that developed the company knowledge sharing portal, namely Sharek. He also served as the Head of Electrical Engineering Division within Consulting services Department.

 

 

Ruhe Shi received his PhD degree from Texas A&M University, College Station in 2001. His PhD dissertation was titled  Vector Control of Five-Phase Synchronous Reluctance Machine with the Third Harmonic Current Injections for High Specific Torque. He is currently Continental Automotive Systems.

 

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Huangsheng Xu Graduated in December 2001 with PhD degree from Texas A&M University, College Station. His PhD dissertation was titled  Enhanced Rotor Field Oriented Control of Five-Phase Induction Motor with the Combined Fundamental and Third Harmonic Currents. He is currently a principal engineer at Renesas Electronics America.

 

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Rajmohan Bharadwaj received his PhD degree from Texas A&M University, College Station. His PhD dissertation was titled Adaptive State Filtering with Neural Network for Sensorless Induction Motor Speed Estimation. He is currently a Scientist Staff R&D at Honeywell Aerospace.

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M.Sc Thesis: Performance Analysis of Brushless Permanent Magnet Motor (BPM) using Load Commutated Inverter