Professor of electrical engineering with over twenty-five years of experience as a teacher, researcher and consultant in the area of power electronics.   Leads academic research in electric power quality and power conditioning with significant expertise in renewable energy generation and related technologies.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Concordia University 
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Osmania University 

Career Highlights

  • Leads research projects in power electronics and power conditioning, including power quality enhancement for interconnected renewables, advanced switching power supply designs for portable power systems and modular fuel-cell systems, design of high temperature power conversion systems with wide band-gap semiconductor devices, and smart grid IoT devices positioned on the edge of the electricity network
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Author of well over one hundred conference papers, more than eighty journal papers, and seven book chapters
  • Named inventor on four issued U.S. patents, including one for a novel method and apparatus for improved voltage ride-through during sags and short-term power interruptions

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as a technical expert in various litigations relating to power electronics, including power management of analog-/mixed-signals, dimmable/non-dimmable compact fluorescent lamp ballasts, LED lighting, AC/DC adapters, power factor correction, solar and wind powered generators, PWM adjustable speed drive systems, fuel cell systems, battery powered UPS systems and automobiles, and aircraft and shipboard power systems
  • Deposed in a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas patent litigation case relating to electronic ballast control
  • Testified as an expert in an ITC investigation relating to a patented technology used in dimmable compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
  • Testifying expert in a U.S. District Court patent infringement action regarding to Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) technologies