PhD Students

Mesaad AlBader received his B.S in Electrical Engineering from Kuwait University in 2008. Then he joined Kuwait Oil Company as Electrical Maintenance Engineer from 2008 till 2012. In 2014 he received his MS from Texas A&M University. His thesis title was advance three phase power factor correction schemes for utility interface of power electronic systems. Then he worked as a lecturer in Kuwait College of Technological Studies for three years. He join the EMPE lab on 2018 to pursue his PhD degree. His research interests include design, analysis, and condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of electric machinery and power electronic systems.

image003Matthew Gardner received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in May 2014. He joined the lab as a PhD student in June 2014. His research interests include design and control of magnetic gears and magnetically geared machines.



AjayMoryaAjay Kumar Morya received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the NIT Warangal, India in 2011 and his M.S. degree from IIT Bombay, India in 2013. His M.S. thesis title was Modulation and control of cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter for grid integration of large scale photovoltaic power plants. After his M.S., he worked for Robert Bosch, India for a year.Since Fall 2014 he is working on his PhD at Texas A&M University. His research interests include SiC converters for Electric Drives, Applications of wide bandgap devices, EMC issues in power converters, electric and hybrid vehicles and power                                                               electronics for renewable energy applications

Farid Naghavi received the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. He joined EMPE lab in May 2016. His Research interests are Power Electronics, Motor Drives and Electric Vehicles. He was a design engineer intern at SynQor, Inc. in summer 2017.



AmirNegahdariAmir Negahdari received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2014. He joined the EMPE lab on fall 2014 where he obtained his Master’s degree in May 2017 and is currently continuing as a PhD candidate. His research interests and projects are mainly about analysis, design, optimization, drive and condition monitoring of electric machines and power electronics converters.