Mahshid successfully defended her dissertation on June 14. Her dissertation is about a family of high frequency ac-link universal power converters. She has developed new topologies within this family of power converters and evaluated the applications of these topologies in wind, photovoltaic and energy storage systems. She is joining the University of Illinois at Chicago as a tenure track Assistant Professor from fall 2013. EMPE lab congratulates Dr. Mahshid Amirabadi for her successful defense and wishes her best of luck with her professional career.
Yateendra Deshpande, graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a member of EMPE lab won a Best Presentation Award in the PM Machine Drives Track at the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) IECON 2012 conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Deshpande, along with his adviser Prof. Hamid Toliyat and Xiaoyan Wang from Texas Instruments, won the award for their paper, “Standstill Position Estimation of SPMSM — Robustness to Manufacturing Tolerances.” In their paper the researchers present a calibration method to overcome phase unbalance and eccentricity effects in zero-speed position estimation of surface-mount permanent magnet synchronous motors
Dr. Hamid Toliyat, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M University, has been selected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer.
The Distinguished Lecturer Program provides a means for IEEE Chapters and other organizations to identify and arrange lectures by the world’s renowned authorities on IEEE VTS topics. To be elected to the Distinguished Lecturer Program, the nominated candidates must demonstrate excellence in a field of specialty of interest to IEEE VTS. more